This Democrat sounds like
a ‘conservative agitator’
Progressives on the Dane County Board of Supervisors want to ban the opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. The Madison WI school board succumbs to the F-bombers to defund police. The school board president, high priestess of the cult of victimhood, won’t ban smartphones in class. Democrats likely will nominate for U.S. Senate (the lesser) Mandela Barnes, who said burning Kenosha is “over-policed.” The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin bans a 42-ton rock from the Madison campus when the inanimate object is accused of racism. The NY Times champions men who win women’s swim meets. Joe Biden made a point of nominating a black woman for supreme court who can’t define “woman.”
It is better to be lucky than good, fellow Republicans!
When Democrats denounce the culture wars it means they are losing. Culture matters; it is the foundation stone of civil life. “Culture is what we are; civilization is what we have.” (More here.) Democrats may be un-wokening. We turn again to a guy who who would be called “a conservative agitator,” had he been a write-in school board candidate in Madison WI. You have the floor, Ruy Teixiera:
Democrats are bleeding voters, particularly working class voters of all races. There are lots of reasons for this and I’ve written about some of them. One important through line here is what we might call the common sense problem. As in, Democrats seem to have abandoned it in many areas.
Teixiera outlines what Elizabeth Beyer of the Wisconsin State Journal would call “Republican talking points” except that Teixiera is a Democrat trying to reform his party:
- Equality of opportunity is a fundamental American principle; equality of outcome is not.
- America is not perfect but it is good to be patriotic and proud of the country.
- Discrimination and racism are bad but they are not the cause of all disparities in American society.
- No one is completely without bias but calling all white people racists who benefit from white privilege and American society a white supremacist society is not right or fair.
- Racial achievement gaps are bad and we should seek to close them. However, they are not due just to racism and standards of high achievement should be maintained for people of all races.
- Police misconduct and brutality against people of any race is wrong and we need to reform police conduct and recruitment. More and better policing is needed for public safety and that cannot be provided by “defunding the police”.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Or, you could just turn Republican.
But but what about Vos and Gableman? (save RL some time).
I don’t agree with all of your un-common sense examples but your main point is correct. National Dems especially seem to have no clue the tide has turned against them due to all the silliness.
I still think it will be Lasry not Barnes. Marquette poll shows Barnes ahead 23% to 13% but a whopping 48% undecided! When that lady from big bang theory drops out Lasry will pick up more and the more Barnes campaigns the more people will realize he has no accomplishments other than his skin color.
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It is skin color, followed by gender (or whatever one prefers to identify themselves as) that are the prime qualities for candidates being chosen by Democrats. Accomplishments? To Dems those are just white privilege talking points. Kamala Harris proves this. So does Mr. Barnes.
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Couldn’t help noticing a telling detail in the photo of the ravished Miss Forward, namely the two orange safety cones that someone–presumably the Capitol Police–thought to place on either side of her. I couldn’t come up with a more accurate pictorial representation of the puny (as in all-but-absent) response by law enforcement (and their political masters) to the criminal mayhem that occurred in Madison after the George Floyd incident.
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Some other PIX, irony included, interspersed here… https://youtu.be/gkFa2d54QO0
“Democrats may be un-wokening.”
Oh, were that only the case; the Wokerati Industrial Complex has an unfathomable amount of emotional, existential, & psychological energy, momentum, & capital invested in this dip$#!ttery.
To wit: Glenn Harlan Reynolds (The Higher Education Bubble) fleshes it out a tad–“Even as the once-mighty University of California system slashes programs and raises tuition, it has created a new systemwide ‘vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion.’
“This is on top of the already enormous University of California diversity machine, which, as Heather Mac Donald notes, ‘includes (but likely isn’t limited to):
*the Chancellor’s Diversity Office,
*the associate vice chancellor for faculty equity,
*the assistant vice chancellor for diversity,
*the faculty equity advisors,
*the graduate diversity coordinators,
*the staff diversity liaison,
*the undergraduate student diversity liaison,
*the graduate student diversity liaison,
*the chief diversity officer,
*the director of development for diversity initiatives,
*the Office of Academic Diversity and Equal Opportunity,
*the Committee on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues,
*the Committee on the Status of Women,
*the Campus Council on Climate, Culture and Inclusion,
*the Diversity Council,
*the directors of the Cross-Cultural Center,
*the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, and,
* the Women’s Center.”
“While the UC system loses top cancer researchers to Rice University, it is creating new chaired professorships in, you guessed it, diversity studies.
“Likewise, in North Carolina, UNC-Wilmington is combining the physics and geology departments to save money while diverting more funding to campus diversity offices.”
Reynolds’ book came out in June 2012, its research accumulated during several years prior. Ask yourselves: Has it gotten better, stayed the same, or gotten worse?
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They are just carrying out their own orders: “Diversity is EVERYONE’s sacred duty” and “The Work is never done”.
Same reason Madison area has 2,000 nonprofits but the problems keep getting worse every year. Many of these duplicative organizations are flush with cash, nice offices, flashy technology, and big salaries. Where are the actual results and will even 1 of them every succeed in their mission to put themselves out of business and if not, why not?
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“Where are the actual results and will even 1 of them every succeed in their mission to put themselves out of business and if not, why not?”
What are you, some kind of RAYcist…?
spot on. And as DB pointed out … it’s a liberal thing:
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