Category Archives: Race Relations

Howard Dean Has Some Racial Issues Of His Own

I hearken back to early last year when DNC Chair Dr. Dean again invoked the race card when he said that republicans don’t have diversity among them unless they include the wait staff.  He was speaking to the Congressional Black Caucus.  Repulsive as that was, it was ignored by the media.  Here’s another one that will be similarly ignored.  Do the dems have a ‘Michael Steele Problem?’

From Michelle Malkin’s blog:

Well, isn’t this rich? Howard Dean is scolding the Maryland state Democratic Party for being too..white:

Dean says Maryland democrats need more color (black) on the top of their tickets to be successful in ’08.  He still doesn’t get that color is not the issue as much as issues are the issue.  Michael Steele got the endorsements of some prominent black (democrat) leaders not because of his color, certainly not because of his party, but because of his message.

RNC Needs A New Chair, A Steele One

Ken Mehlman says he’s had enough fun for 6 years and is leaving as RNC chair for the private sector. Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, Maria Cino, a former RNC official and now Deputy Secretary of  Transportation, and Mary Matalin, former communications director for VP Cheney are three names supposedly under consideration.

I would be surprised to see Michael Steele take the job as head of the Republican National Committee.  Not because I don’t think he would be a good one, but because he probably has ambitions higher than that.  Prior to this election, I would have said Michael who? It was his campaign that introduced him to me and most of the rest of the country.  I was impressed, and after he said that he identified more with the party of Lincoln than the party of Bush, I liked him even more. I don’t mean to take away from Bush with that comment.  Rather, like Bush, I see Michael Steele as someone with a vision for a better future. Paul at Power Line thinks that taking that position could hurt his electability in Maryland.  That might be the case in Maryland.  But I think that Steele is ready for a larger stage.  Libertas at HipHopRepublican seems pumped to see Steele as the RNC chair. I know I’d like to see it happen.

Steele would, if he took the position, be making history in more ways than one.  The other is that his vision may be just what the doctor ordered to help the Republican Party get on the right track, get the majority back, and make this country better than where we are today.

Mary Matalin is another excellent choice.  And like Steele, a good communicator.  According to the resumes however, it looks like Maria Cino would be the one.

Whoever becomes the RNC chairman, they better make embracing conservatism their guiding light. We have learned that a compassionate conservative isn’t conservative.  A compassionate conservative is one who embraces entitlement programs regardless of the cost, and not based on need, but rather on age.  (the prescription drug program) Economically speaking, the only difference between a compassionate conservative and a liberal is that the liberal wants to spend even more.

Going Down In French

Until being caught ‘on the take’ in Saddam’s oil-for-food program, there didn’t seem to be any media coverage of the goings-on in French society. My perception was that things must be fine in France. Fine wine and french fries. It was all good. Since then, however, the French have been seen as double-crossers by myself and others who show their displeasure by not buying their wine, and french fries became freedom fries. In real life, there are consequences for one’s actions and France is no exception.

How they react to a well-deserved shunning is, well, rather French. The French press declares Halloween dead, as “a cultural reaction linked to the rise of anti-Americanism.” A shop owner said “Our Halloween sales have been falling by half every year since 2002.” Their media sees this as some sort of victory for France. OK, I see it as somewhat of a loss for French kids to have some fun one day a year.

Halloween losing favor in France is small potatoes compared to what’s happening in their streets and ghettos. They are in the process of losing their identity and sovereignty to people who want France and don’t want to be French. There is a reluctance in Europe and the UK to admit what is really going on, and it’s all about ‘immigration’ and migration. It’s not simply “youths” challenging authority, they are challenging France. And they’re not just youths, they are the radical Islamists, Muslims, who have an affinity for burning buses, attacking police and other symbols of French society.

France has bigger problems than Halloween and freedom fries. Their cradle-to-grave socialist government has forced them to open their borders to people who don’t want to assimilate, but rather dominate. From here it seems like they haven’t a prayer or the political will to stop it.

FLASH, Student Success Is Income Independent

This north Philadelphia school was among the lowest performing in the city, qualifying for the No Child Left Behind program, three years in a row, beginning 2002.  Now, they are among the best, winning a national award for their success.  They don’t accept the soft bigotry of low expectations from their students nowadays.  Their secret?  “It’s all about challenging people to move to the next level,” Principal Barbara Adderly said.

An Unintended Consequence, Base Might Stay Home

Some have said, and democrats hope, that conservatives who have had it with Bush will stay home on election day.  Ostensibly to punish Bush.  I don’t buy into that theory.  Conservatives are smarter than that and won’t commit political suicide.  I think we learned a lesson from the 1992 election.  Democrats, on the other hand, just may have a stay-at-home problem of their own making that is taking on a racial component.

Democrat strategists and the New York Times talk about disillusionment of Black voters being up.  A disillusionment of hearing year after year that an election lost isn’t an election lost, but rather an election stolen and manipulated.  Their talking point worked so well, it seems, that they have convinced this voting block, apparently, that their vote doesn’t matter.  

That’s a serious consequence for two reasons.  First is that a voting block can be manipulated to the point of believing our voting system is rigged, and second that a political party would seriously campaign on the stolen election sour grapes campaign instead of conceding a loss, no matter how close it was.  But that’s where we are today.

ref: James Taranto, Opinion Journal; Democrats Fear Disillusionment in Black Voters, New York Times; Democrats work to woo black voters, Buffalo News

Homeschooling Up In Black Families

Homeschooling, school vouchers, accountability, all are ways to combat ‘the soft bigotry of low expectations’ when it comes to educating our children to become successful and productive members of society.  That goal isn’t a race thing, its a human thing.   The demographics of ‘the educated’ can, however, be described in racial and ethnic terms, but only at the risk of being counterproductive.  There is evidence now that homeschooling among Black families is on the rise, the results of which can only be good for the kids, the families, and society.

What matters is what counts, and what counts is our children, not brick and mortar schools, not teachers unions, not bureaucrats.

ref: A new homeschooling movement led by Black families.

Democrats Are Color-Blind On One Thing, Liberalism

The shift to the left in the political spectrum that the democrat party has achieved in the last year, has caused them to leave their legacy-base behind.  As a result, Sen. Joe Lieberman is now running as an independent for his own three-term seat because today’s democrat party has shunned him.  What with his 90% voting record in sync with his party.  About the only thing I can think of that democrats are color-blind in with respect to race is their quest for the liberal mantra.  Now Blacks aren’t liberal enough.  And this, from a constituency that votes 92% democrat. 

Aside from the arrogance of this party in, by everyone’s estimation, taking Black voters for granted, now they are tightening control and telling Blacks that they aren’t liberal enough?  

This repulsive thought aside, all I can say to Black voters is, the republican party welcomes you.   Politics aside, your vote is not decided by party affiliation.   The Florida panhandle is a good example.  The legacy democrats down here are more conservative than their party leadership and vote with less emphasis on the D than on the issues.   It’s not so much that there aren’t democrats down here that the party talks about writing off the south.  It’s that a lot of democrats down here will vote for a republican or a republican policy.  They were left behind long before Joe Lieberman.

Muslim Silence Breeds Bias

Just a wild guess, but maybe if they got out in front of this issue by constantly denouncing any and all the terrorists attacks, instead of being mute, things might different. If profiling bothers you, get used to it. Expect it. If the terrorists matched a profile of a fat old white guy, I’d expect to be scrutinized more too. The silence coming from Mosques in our neighborhoods can too easily be misunderstood.
Poll: Muslims Face Bias in United States [NewsMax.com]