To: Behind the Blue Wall
Don't be disappointed if you meet a brick wall. "Hear me now; believe me later" should be your mantra. He has definitely internalized the Kool Aid. Also, a different generation did experience some shocking discriminatory events. I am 67 and remember some things with real shame (I am white) on our summer vacation trips to South Carolina in the 50s-60s. Old attitudes die hard.
It's amazing to me how the Democrats have managed to steal credit for being the "friend of the minorities" when it was the Republican party who consistently made all the first moves and had to ram them through. Both parties should be accountable to all citizens; and all citizens should be able to vote as they see their unique set of interests reflected in one party or the other from time to time. Unfortunately, many see their political party as a religion.
posted on 12/08/2012 9:49:01 PM PST
by Albion Wilde
(Government can't redistribute talent, willpower, or intelligence, except through dictatorship.)
To: Albion Wilde
>p>It's amazing to me how the Democrats have managed to steal credit for being the "friend of the minorities" when it was the Republican party who consistently made all the first moves and had to ram them through.
Yeah, that was certainly a very smooth trick. I think a lot of that goes back to the way in which the fight for equal rights under the law quickly morphed into a fight for special rights under the law. Ironically, once again Republicans were for equal rights, and the Democrats for special rights, except now the racial beneficiaries of the special rights switched places.
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