Glaciers at the NYT: The Democrats' War on Women and Blacks
When I grew up, I thought the Democratic Party was the great friend of minorities and women. The party wanted a world of equality, I thought. Most people I knew believed that too.
Sorry, I was an idiot.
Here's our contemporary world as it actually exists: Ayaan Hirsi Ali -- a woman who has had a clitoridectomy and has had literally hundreds of death threats, maybe thousands, risking her life daily fighting the horrible mistreatment of her sex under Islamic Sharia -- has her honorary degree withheld by Brandeis University while Hillary Clinton -- the putative Democratic Party nominee (still, I guess) for president -- takes multimillion dollar donations from Saudi Arabia, where women aren't even allowed to drive.
Something is wrong with that picture. Now how about this?
Barack Obama, the first black president, comes into office and black unemployment actually increases while, for the first time in years, relations between the races in our country are reported in a recent poll to be worse by both blacks and whites.
Something's wrong with that picture too. Did Americans suddenly become more racist or is it something else -- that something being the policies of the Democratic Party, encouraging division and then living off those same divisions like a parasitic animal?
The Republican Party is unimpressive, to be sure, but the Democratic Party is indeed an animal feeding on our nation and making it weaker and weaker. The way that party approaches women and blacks is quite remarkably similar -- treat them as a unified interest group and then exploit them. How insulting, how deeply reactionary. If I were a woman or a black I would be disgusted. Obviously, not enough are -- yet.