Tuesday, March 10, 2015

When Minorities Fight Over Dem Spoils

Here's a charming prospect. African Americans are pissed off at Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) for endorsing Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) for the Senate seat of young Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) who is retiring in 2016. Steve Phillips says that Reid is racist for endorsing a white Democrat for the job.

And in California, the Dem establishment is running Kamala Harris (D), the state Attorney General. She's apparently part African American and part Asian, although from her photo on Wikipedia you'd be forgiven for thinking that she's just a well-born liberal with all the advantages that gets you. But the Hispanics want to run former LA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. They reckon it's their turn.

It makes you wonder how long our ruling-class white liberals are going to continue to rule the Democratic Party. It all dovetails, as they say. For half a century white liberals have been telling us that racism is pervasive and so we need quotas, or affirmative action, or diversity, disparate impact, or something in order to correct racism or institutional racism or glass ceilings, or microaggression, or something, and that means that moderate or conservative Americans, black or white, need not apply.

But now the liberals' top students are applying the logic of liberal race politics to upper-class liberals themselves. And really, what took so long? Liberal race politics is just a high-falutin' form of good old machine politics, of the kind that the Democratic Party has successfully run ever since the first Irish fire captain rose to political power in the mid 19th century.  First the Irish did it, then the Jews did it, then the Italians did it. And now the blacks and the Latinos are doing it. You have to be carefully taught, as they sang in South Pacific. Only in those days high-born songsters like Oscar Hammerstein II were hymning against bigotry and hate, as they thought.

Although I've always thought that the idea that you have to be "carefully taught" to hate is the most amazing nonsense ever. Taught to hate? Come on liberals. You have to be carefully taught not to hate!

When the Latinos and the African Americans have elbowed the white liberals out of the Party of Race, what then? Will liberals start watching Fox News? Will they start to read The Wall Street Journal? Will they start to listen to Rush Limbaugh?  Will they start to swear by Austrian economics?  Will they suddenly discover the virtues of limited government? Will they suddenly turn against the idea of a "living" constitution?

And will they even start to vote Republican? Well, maybe. But I for one think that actually coming out of the closet and admitting to voting Republican is beyond the compass of today's liberal ruling class. It's a class thing, you know. No liberal can imagine herself voting with the party of the bitter clingers. And racists, sexists, and homophobes -- and cis-gendered micro-aggressors.

I mean, darling. Have you seen what those people wear?

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