Why The Right Is Still Flogging The New Black Panthers

Conservatives in the media cling determinedly to the ridiculous notion that President Obama and the Justice Department dropped voter intimidation charges against the fringe New Black Panther Party because of a racially-motivated policy that refuses to hold African Americans to the same legal standards as whites. And there’s a reason for that, beyond simple dishonesty and ignorance — there’s electoral gold in them ‘thar racial hills.

The National Journal‘s Ron Brownstein writes today about a new analysis of “previously unpublished exit-poll data” from the 2010 midterms, and finds that “white voters’ rejection of Democrats in November’s elections was daunting and even historic.” According to Brownst