Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wascally Republican Racists

One of the fundamental beliefs of today's liberals is that they are for civil rights and Republicans are racists. The proof is that Barry Goldwater voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and that the South voted for Goldwater in 1964.

(In fact Goldwater was a libertarian who had desegregated the Arizona National Guard and voted against the Civil Rights Act because he felt it was too intrusive.)

And then there was Richard Nixon's supposed "Southern strategy" to pick up white Southern racist votes in 1972.

Recently there have been three items in the liberal media, all featuring photos of Gov. George Wallace standing in the schoolhouse door, that assume this meme.

But Ed Driscoll has taken one look and decided to invoke Ian Fleming and Goldfinger.

And there's a telling boner on MSNBC's part in this hate-fest. Its chiron tags Wallace as an (R). In fact Gov. George Wallace (D-Alabama) was a lifelong Democrat.

But once the Civil Rights Act passed and blacks began to vote in Alabama, Wallace got religion and bid for the votes of African Americans and appointed blacks to his cabinet. A true politician.

Liberals need to paint Republicans as racists, because their policies have betrayed the spirit of civil rights. They have turned equal rights into a racial spoils system and injected race relations with the poison of cultural Marxism and identity politics. According to fashionable liberal psychology, the way your deal with that is "projection," projecting your own faults on your political opponents.

In reality, Republicans are embarrassed by race. We'd love to have blacks voting Republican but we know it ain't gonna happen as long as Democrats manage to whip them with the fear that Republicans want to return blacks to the days of Jim Crow. Anyway, the result of affirmative action is that overwhelming numbers of blacks work for the government. They ain't gonna be voting for the party of limited government any time soon.

Republicans have never bid for the votes of Democrats. What happens is that individual Democrats find themselves echoing one-time Democrat Ronald Reagan: I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party left me. And they find themselves voting Republican.

But there is a germ of truth in the liberal accusations on Wascally Wepublican Wacism. It is that the victims of liberal race politics are predominantly lower-middle class and working class whites. It is their jobs in government and elsewhere that have been targeted by affirmative action. And the same applies to university admissions.

I don't know how racist the lower class whites are, but if I were one, I'd be pretty angry with the Democratic Party that once loved me as a working stiff and now sneers at me as a racist redneck.

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