What do you do when you’re a Democrat trying to attract the votes of rural whites and keep progressives and other Democrats excited and ready to vote at the same time? You hope your buddies on MSNBC don’t ask problematic questions. Apparently they didn’t get the memo so state Senator Jason Carter had to try to straddle the fence:
During an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” state Sen. Jason Carter, a Democrat, said people have the right to sport the Sons of Confederate Veterans-backed license plate, which features an image of the Confederate flag. He also said he would rather have people focus their attention on the role that Georgia and its leaders played in the civil rights movement.
Carter went on to say he didn’t know the Governor could do anything to block the offending license plates.
Will this help Carter with rural white voters who not too long ago sent Democrats to the Governor’s Mansion? No doubt these folks, and these folks, and these folks, will be upset with Carter’s comments.