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Stacey Abrams Claims Race Is Playing a Role as Beto O’Rourke Gets More Air Time

She's making dubious comparisons even as she eyes 2020

I believe someone “hit the switch” and told the mainstream networks to start bringing on Stacey Abrams (shown above center) so the public can learn as much about her and her views as possible.

Why else would a losing candidate from Georgia begin to offer so much advice for what’s happening in the world?

Abrams, a Democrat, lost her 2018 fight for the gubernatorial seat in Georgia — and she hasn’t completely conceded the loss.

A couple of weeks ago, she claimed 2020 is still on the table for her in a possible run for the White House.

I can’t believe she’s thinking about that — but to each his own.

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell took on the profile of her network by using race warfare when speaking about the differences between Beto O’Rourke (above left), Stacey Abrams, and Andrew Gillum (above right).

If you’ve read my articles, you know by now that Democrats love creating history wherever they can.

They have done it with John F. Kennedy (youngest elected president), Jimmy Carter (1st southerner elected to the White House since the Civil War), Bill Clinton and Al Gore (first presidential ticket in which the youth was served and won) — and then Barack Obama (the first mixed-race president).

“Why Beto O’Rourke and not Andrew Gillum, and not Stacey Abrams, as the darling of the media?” Mitchell asked.

And Abrams, instead of punting on the issue, took the bait.

Here is why her answer was idiotic.

O’Rourke was running for the Senate — while Gillum (Florida) and Abrams (Georgia) were running for the role of governor in their respective states.

A Senate race always gets national coverage over a state race.

It’s always been that way.

Let me also remind Abrams that she and Gillum held the national spotlight right before and after the 2018 midterms as the first possible black governors if they won. Then each of them challenged the results of their elections.

And for Abrams to claim there was racism was, well, idiotic.

“I don’t think that success is zero sum, so I don’t want to disparage or take away from the reaction and the legitimate response people had to his campaign, but I do want to call the question. There is no difference — there is no distinction with a difference between what he accomplished and what Andrew [Gillum] and I accomplished,” she said.

“I would challenge people to consider why we were not lifted up in the same way.”

“I think race plays a part. I think region plays a part. I also think phenotype plays a part. My responsibility is to investigate running for president because I want people to understand I may not look like the typical candidate, but that does not diminish my responsibility to run for the job. That would be true for Andrew if he was interested.”

Abrams didn’t have to go there, but she did — and now she looks like a race-baiting candidate.

Let me also add that O’Rourke has jumped into the 2020 race for president.

Related: Beto’s Making a Bid for 2020

Why should anyone care what Abrams or Gillum has to say if they aren’t jumping in also?

MSNBC played the race game — and Abrams fell for it.

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF from 1987-1995; he saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. The father of three, he's the host of "The Wayne Dupree Show."