Will’s Take: Left Has ‘a Kind of Tourette’s Syndrome’ in Constantly Blaming Race

by NRO Staff

Eric Holder’s suggestion earlier this week that he and President Obama receive more criticism due to their race is just the latest example of the “intellectual poverty” among Democrats, according to George Will.

“Liberalism has a kind of Tourette’s syndrome these days — it’s just constantly saying the word ‘racism’ and ‘racist,’” he said on Fox News Sunday.

With Democrats facing the unpopularity of Obamacare, a troubled foreign-policy, and an “unprecedentedly bad” economic recovery, the party had started to employ this strategy in to top-gear ahead of the fall midterms. In fact, earlier in the day, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Steve Israel (D., N.Y.) told CNN that a “significant extent” of Republicans were “animated by racism.”

But Will expects the public will see through Democrats’ strategy. “It’s so inappropriate — the constant invocation of this — that it is, I think, becoming a national mirth,” he said.

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