Good job Middleton Police, Dane County Sheriff’s department and all the first responders for saving lives by responding quickly, going in early to an active shooter situation, and dropping the shooter.
Good guys with guns saved lives.
Next time you hear the canard that Republicans are only for the rich, remind them of this:
Who are the prime beneficiaries of surging incomes at the top? Simple answer: predominately high-income Democratic professionals in technology, finance and law who now outnumber Republicans in presidential voting in the top income brackets.
That was noted political scientist Thomas B. Edsall in the New York Times.
Which bodes ill for the socialist redistributionists who parade the Democrat(ic) party fashion runway these days. Remember the next time Comrade Nichols, et al. diss Leah Vukmir or Bryan Steil in the coming elections. They are pushing the socialist agenda.
The Comrade’s magazine, The Nation, damns the foundational document of this bright and shining hill called the U.S.A.:
The roots of an anti-redistribution, market-protecting Constitution are older than today’s conservative legal movement.
God Bless America! The Nation magazine essay uses the word “redistribution” (or variants thereof) six times.
Someone tell our Comrade that not even liberal Democrats are not on board with socialism once they hit the voting booth. Not when it socializes their stock portfolio. Take schools, for instance.
New York City mayor DeBlasio wants to make the identity politics numbers work. He’s got eight gifted student magnet schools in the Big Apple and, of course, quotas.
The prestigious gifted high schools offer 5,000 admissions yet, this year just 172 black students and 298 Latino students received offers. In a city where two out of every three eighth-graders in our public schools are Latino or black.
De Blasio would replace the entry tests to diminish potential and favor identity instead. De Blasio is pole-axed that Asian students make up 16% of public school enrollment but 62% of the students in the eight elite high schools. Whites are 15% of total enrollment, but 24% of the students in these schools. Like the Madison school board: Got To Make the Numbers Work!
Edsall writes that “many of the white and Asian parents in reliably liberal New York (or suburban Washington D.C.’s Montgomery County) are not prepared to compromise the education of their own children, as they see it, in support of a social goal, no matter how laudable.”
Nor are well-to-do Democratic homeowners from the West Coast to Westchester County willing to risk a decline in property values by opening their communities to affordable housing.
The “my gain is your loss” problems of the Democratic Party are further complicated by research showing that as inequality has grown, support for liberal redistribution policies has declined.
In other words, conservatism wins. Edsall, again:
When inequality rises, both the rich and the poor respond by asking for less government,” the political scientists Nathan Kelly and Peter Enns wrote in their 2010 paper, “Inequality and the Dynamics of Public Opinion: the self-reinforcing link between economic inequality and mass preferences.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Now throw schoolhouse crime into the mix and see how liberal your voters are in the sanctity of the voting booth.