Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee, Wisconsin blasted Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s support for Voter ID, drug testing for welfare recipients, as well as his opposition to minimum wage hikes as proof that Walker is hurting black people.
Rep. Moore then played the race card, claiming that Walker’s polices are “tightening the noose, literally, around African-Americans.” Just Vice President Joe Biden told African-Americans that Mitt Romney was “going to put y’all back in chains”, Moore’s race-baiting rhetoric was a desperate smear against an egalitarian and respectable Republican governor.
|Congresswoman Gwen Moore|
The truth is that Moore’s liberal adherence to those failed Democratic points, and even the advance of those failed policies, hurt all Americans, particularly minorities. Minimum wage hikes have forced out entry level workers while closing down businesses and forcing up prices. Voter ID laws do not discriminate against African-Americans, but ensure the integrity of every man’s vote. An African-American lawmaker in Rhode Island, Raymond Hall, advanced Voter ID in that most Democratic state in the union, and black religious leaders in Southern California as well as throughout the country support Voter ID. As for drug testing for welfare recipients, Moore should consider that mostly white people are on welfare. For her to assume that African-Americans are disproportionately affected in itself exposes how much of a “stereotypical politician” (and racist?) she is.
Moore has battled Walker on many fronts, including her opposition to his Act 10 reforms, and lost. She lost this fight too, and should apologize for her abusive, offensive comments.