We recently treated the world to the embarrassment of some wildly successful black people complaining about diversity in the industry that made them rich. If nothing else, this proves the race card’s ability to reinvent itself. It’s still viable if played correctly and no longer respects the boundaries between wealth and poverty that used to define discrimination.
When I crossed paths with Dodd-Frank’s conflict minerals compliance rule I found new disrespect for how little Washington understands about business in general and manufacturing in particular. The Democratic Republic of Congo is a long way away, but the people responsible for Dodd-Frank suddenly seemed even more distant.
A pack of cowardly hypocrites just sold out their hero president, betrayed their agenda, lied to the American people, and it all happened in one day over a trade bill. We probably shouldn’t expect anything better from Democratic Party members who have to look to the future and answer to their union and special interest overlords as election season nears.
He probably didn’t realize it when he said it, but Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan’s widely circulated remark about what Illinois government should do for residents “who need the government to be helpful to them.”1,2 will go down in state history for summing up the very worst thing about what his decades in office have accomplished.
In the talk a lot, but do little fantasyland of Washington the course of events can easily be changed by political opportunities that have nothing to do with the job at hand. As the National Defense Authorization Act was shepherded through the House last week, the application of the feared anti-immigrant label changed a debate that had absolutely nothing to do with immigrants and everything to do with perpetuating a Democratic lie.
When it comes to destroying America, conservatives tend to think that no one can top Obama. Now we have to wonder whether our demise will be hastened by simpleminded progressive recklessness or a hapless Republican majority. What happened to our first line of defense against Democratic idiocy?