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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Get Over It

I committed no crimes against humanity.  I owned no one.  I put no one in chains.  I never used a whip on a human being in my entire life.

I know no one who did.

So I'll be damned if I'll feel sorry for some breathtakingly well-paid columnist in New York City because someone I don't know owned and abused someone he doesn't know.

It's over, dude.  Deal with it.

Or, as James Taranto puts it:
One cannot go backward. White supremacy is as good as dead, and white guilt is dying along with guilty whites of older generations. Both these developments constitute progress toward racial equality. The election of a black president was the most compelling dramatization this country has seen of the death of white supremacy. In our view, it is also hastening the demise of white guilt.

That is why we characterized Gingrich's standing ovation as the 21st century's second most compelling dramatization of racial progress. Here again is what Gingrich said to provoke the applause: "I believe every American of every background has been endowed by their Creator with the right to pursue happiness, and if that makes liberals unhappy, I'm going to continue to find ways to help poor people learn how to get a job, learn how to get a better job, and learn someday to own the job."

If a politician had said those words in 1964 (minus the swipe at "liberals," which wouldn't have made sense back then), his statement would have constituted a rejection of white supremacy. Today it is a rejection of white guilt. The words are as true today as they would have been then.

Some of those who stood and cheered last week surely had ancestors who believed in white supremacy and would have bristled (or worse) at the suggestion that "every American of every background" is equal. By enthusiastically applauding instead, they gave the lie to the liberal left's genetic fallacy.
It's worth noting - again - the fact that liberals in this country thought well of white America when it voted Barack Obama into the highest office in the land. Now that Obama has proven himself to be a failure, and many Americans (white and black) have soured on the man, we're seen as being white again.

However stupid that may sound, it really, in the end, doesn't matter. We ain't going back. We have moved beyond race. They don't like it but it's a fact.

Liberals in this country are going to have to join us - some day - here in the 21st century.

Showdown

It's good government vs. the unions.  And the outcome is in doubt.

But, as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will tell you, it's a fight that needs to be fought:
Big Labor's Wisconsin Vendetta
Walker's reforms are saving money, which unions cannot forgive.
Wall Street Journal

They swore revenge for his offenses, and last week Wisconsin Democrats delivered what they say are a million signatures for the recall of Republican Governor Scott Walker. If they do make the ballot and cause a recall vote as early as this spring, they'll have to campaign against reforms that have already saved taxpayers tens of millions of dollars and rescued the state from a budget crisis. Game on.

Since last summer, unions have fired every weapon in their arsenal at Mr. Walker and state senators who voted for his collective-bargaining reforms for government workers. Union members must now contribute a very reasonable 5.8% of salary toward pensions and 12.6% toward health insurance, and unions must collect dues from members, rather than having it done by the government. In their pique, Big Labor waged and lost a bitter fight over the election of a state Supreme Court Justice and spent millions trying to recall Republican state senators.

Those efforts mostly failed and the GOP retained its majority, but the unions feel about Mr. Walker the way Cato the Elder felt about Carthage: Walker delenda est, Scott Walker must be destroyed. Last year state senator Spencer Coggs called Mr. Walker's plan "legalized slavery" while others predicted disaster for school districts and public services.

It's not turning out that way: The Apocalypse has not arrived for services, and Mr. Walker was able to balance the state budget without new taxes or looming deficits.

Some of the most significant results have come in local school districts, where school boards and governments have been able to use the public-union reforms to reduce budget shortfalls. In districts like Wauwatosa, Racine, LaCrosse and Eau Claire, the changes in health and pension contributions prevented layoffs that were expected to be widespread and in some cases allowed the boards not to fire a single teacher. [link]
Scott Walker represents good government. Something about which union bosses couldn't care less. They want their cash. The people be damned. Here's to Mr. Walker for looking out for the little guy.

Democrat Moron:

"Newt is the face of the politics of resentment and racism and angry white male rage ..."

Someone's angry all right.  And it ain't Newt.

This gal needs to take her meds.

Tim Kaine Tied At The Hip To Obama

I get the impression, as I watch the Senate race here in Virginia play out, that former Governor Tim Kaine really doesn't care all that much about the gig.  Obama asked him to run, so he's running.  If he loses ... oh well.

Until he loses, though, he has a lot of explaining to do.  To us.  About his buddy in the White House.  Who is inflicting such harm on our country.  The one Tim Kaine is "an unabashed supporter" of.

Here, in a video released by his opponent, George Allen, is what Mr. Kaine unabashedly supports:





The damage being done couldn't be worse.  Yet Tim Kaine is loyal, not to us, but ... to Barack Obama.

Come November ...

Headline of the Day

"Palin to Christie: Don’t get your panties in a wad over Gingrich’s victory in South Carolina."

* There's some imagery that would give one nightmares.  Chris Christie in panties ...