Democrats have a race problem.
The party is obsessed with identity politics.
And one top Democrat’s racist proposal just blew up in her face.
State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal from Missouri made national headlines last year when she called for Donald Trump’s assassination.
She’s in the news again for all the wrong reasons.
Chappelle-Nadal made waves with her latest hair brained scheme: reparations for Black Americans because of slavery.
“A black Missouri state senator who said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated is now calling for reparations for blacks because of slavery.
During the debate over a tax bill on April 17, Democrat Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (University City) took to the Senate floor at the state capital in Jefferson City to demandthat the state pass a reparations policy. Chappelle-Nadal also criticized members of her own party for not joining in her effort, the Kansas City Star reported.
Chappelle-Nadal insisted that Democrats like Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) are “no different” than Republicans who generally oppose reparations for slavery.
“Neither one of them give a heck about the black community, only the votes,” Chappelle-Nadal said during her comments on the floor of the Senate.
Chappelle-Nadal was motivated by emails and phone calls from constituents on the issue, saying, “When I’m getting a single mother of three children calling me trying to find a place to live because they don’t have a place to live, that’s what’s on my mind today and every single day.”
The senator also insisted that black Missourians—including her own ancestors—don’t get enough for their past work, saying, “In Boone County, Missouri, in Callaway County, Missouri—what my family contributed to making the state what it is today is incredible, and my family deserves way more than what it is getting today.”
No alive in America is guilty of the country’s original sin of slavery.
And today’s society is the freest and most prosperous in human history.
But this racist idea could come back to bite the Democrats.
Missouri has a competitive Senate election with a vulnerable Democrat incumbent.
If Republicans in Missouri are outraged by the Democrats’ anti-white rhetoric, they could flock to polls and deal Chuck Schumer a crippling blow in his bid to seize the mantle of Majority Leader.
Identity politics cost the Democrats in 2016 and it could sink them again in 2018.