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The Suicide of Identity Politics

This is the slow-motion suicide of identity politics. When everything is about race or sex it loses its power because it becomes impossible to identify. The Squad cannot even disagree with its own party and leaders without attributing differences to racism. Pelosi tried to minimize the power of these few House Democrats yet was unable to pass a meaningful anti-Semitic resolution against the support these few actors garnered. Yet they had little trouble passing a resolution condemning Trump’s ‘racist’ comment.

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Identity Politics is Racist

Identity politics only works when another identity is excluded. It only exists in opposition.  Identity politics is racist.

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Handicapping the Mid Term

On the other hand, the Democrats have a few serious liabilities.  Nancy Pelosi will be the face of a Democratic victory in every local campaign. She is more toxic than Hillary. The revulsion to Nancy Pelosi was the driver of their stunning midterm loss in 2010.  Pelosi seriously limits their chance of success; the greatest fear of the GOP is that she will resign and not be in play to become Speaker of the House.

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Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist

The sign on the Statue of Liberty does not ask for your Nobel Prize winners, your valedictorians and your Mensa members.  The state of Georgia was a penal colony. So was Australia.  In Israel the Ethiopians, airlifted in Operation Solomon, became stellar Israelis.  What made the United States, Australia and Israel the successful nations they became was not an immigration meritocracy, but the development of a system where those from the worst conditions in the world could rise so far above it that they created the greatest nations on earth.

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Racism and Freedom

Shelby Steele at the WSJ-
“When you don’t know how to go forward, you never just sit there; you go backward into what you know, into what is familiar and comfortable and, most of all, exonerating. You rebuild in your own mind the oppression that is fading from the world. “

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The Racial Hammer

From The Wall Street Journal, Why the Left Can’t Let Go of Racism by Shelby Steele Such people—and the American left generally—have a hunger for racism that is almost craven. The writer Walker Percy once wrote of the “sweetness at the…

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Racial Fatigue

From The Wall Street Journal, Why the Left Can’t Let Go of Racism by Shelby Steele So today there is sweetness at the news of racism because it sets off the hunt for innocence and power. Racism and bigotry generally are the…

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Delusions Delay Solutions

The recount fiasco of Jill Stein, the fake news, the electoral college, the alternate right, James Comey, WikiLeaks, and now Russian hacking are all to blame for Hillary’s loss.  The integrity of the voters is also in question: racist, deplorable,…

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Racist Backlash

From Jonah Goldberg at National Review, Liberals should think twice before blaming the 2016 election on racism. Activists today are clear-cutting vast swathes of civil society to make room for reason-free zones where feelings outrank facts — they call them…

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Thoughts on the Electoral College

The Electoral College was carefully designed to fulfill a similar purpose of the constitution, to apply a break on majoritarian tyranny.  The framers understood that democracy and demagogue had the same root. To the greatly disappointed Democrats who lament the…

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The Unity of Vice

Kevin Williamson in The National Review, The Irredeemables Hillary Clinton and the politics of leftist condescension The progressive mind believes in the unity of vice, the flip side of the Socratic unity of virtue, the belief that all good characteristics are…

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A Nose for Prejudice

Kevin Williamson in The National Review, The Irredeemables Hillary Clinton and the politics of leftist condescension Actual, indisputable racism has become so rare that we have had to invent exotic new versions of it, such as “white privilege” and expressions…

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The Racist Minimum Wage

The excellent and telling graph above is from Mark Perry’s Carpe Diem.  The incredible jump correlates very strongly  with higher minimum wages that took place in several large urban areas.

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Racism Without Racists

from Nicholas Kristof in the New York Time, When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 6 Why do we discriminate? The big factor isn’t overt racism. Rather, it seems to be unconscious bias among whites who believe in equality but…

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Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist

The Oscars tonight, hosted by Chris Rock,  will be boycotted by some for racial reasons.  What institution is more left leaning than Hollywood? Perhaps that answer is MSNBC where one Melissa Harris Perry is accusing her employer of racial condescension…

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The Myth of Northern Innocence

Guess what, racism is not limited to the South.  This incredible discovery is noted by Thomas J. Sugrue in The Washington Post in It’s not Dixie’s fault: excerpts: These crude regional stereotypes ignore the deep roots such social ills have…

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Racial Hypocrisy

From AEI Jonah Goldberg highlights the left’s incredible hypocrisy on race in Liberals are playing a racial shell game: So: We live in a world where Bobby Jindal is a fake Indian, but it’s racist to say an older white…

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Reality of Police Threat

from 15 Statistics That Destroy Liberal Narratives by John Hawkins in Townhall: In ’92, the general sense was that New York was rotting from the inside. Now, crime feels like the exception rather than the rule. The city is the…

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Increased Black Voter Participation

From Jeff Jacoby at The Boston Globe, White racism has all but disappeared from US politics excerpt: Black turnout has been rising everywhere, even in states dominated by Republicans. Jason Riley, author of the new book Please Stop Helping Us, observes…

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Getting Beyond Race

In The National Review Kevin Williamson writes With Landrieu’s Loss, the End of an Epoch Excerpts: Naturally, this will be seized upon as an opportunity to proclaim the grapes sour: The Democrats, being intellectually dishonest, cling to the myth that…

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