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Friday, September 30, 2005

Time to Rant!

Allow me to rant for a moment. I usually try not to do that. I usually try to establish a calm, analytical tone in my writing. But today, allow me to rant.

I’m sick and tired of the superior, holier-than-thou attitude of the leaders of the Democrat Party.

Latest case in point: On Wednesday, former Education Secretary William Bennett made a careless and inappropriate comment on his radio show “Morning in America.” In condemning the idea that increased abortion is one way to reduce crime, Bennett, who is pro-life, said, "But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.” Bennett then continued by saying that to do so would be "an impossible, ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down.”

His point was that abortion should not be used to cure other social ills. In that respect, he is entirely correct. His wording was, as I have already said, careless and inappropriate.

But what really enrages me is the response to Bennett’s comment.

FOXNews reports today that Senate minority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he was "appalled by Mr. Bennett's remarks" and called on him "to issue an immediate apology not only to African Americans but to the nation."

In the same report, Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., is quoted as saying, "At the very time our country yearns for national unity in the wake of hurricane Katrina, these comments reflect a spirit of hate and division."

Give me a break!

Where was Representative Emanuel’s call for national unity when Jessie Jackson complained that blacks were caught in the suffering in New Orleans yet “locked out of the leadership” by President Bush, while completely ignoring the fact that U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, who is black, was the head of the military task force overseeing operations in the hurricane area?

Where was Senator Reid’s call for an immediate apology when Rep. Charles Rangel, D-NY, said, "George Bush is our Bull Connor”?

Where was any Democrat when Kanye West exclaimed on live television, "George Bush doesn't care about black people"?

Where was any Democrat when Louis Farrakhan suggested that the New Orleans levee “may have been blown up to destroy the black part of town and keep the white part dry.”

The Democrats were not heard from. They were perfectly content to allow all these comments reflecting "a spirit of hate and division" to go unchallenged. The utter, open hypocrisy of some of these people is overwhelming. I'm sick of it!

4 Comments:

Blogger Gunny said...

Bryan, Bryan, it's OK for blacks to be racist against whites. You know, it's just all that pent-up frustration from the Jim Crow days.

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5:29 PM  
Blogger Bryan Alexander said...

Yeah, I know. I'm sorry. I've had my rant, and I feel better now. Just had to let out a little pent-up frustration of my own.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Malott said...

There was a time in this country when the most outrageous element of this story would be... something as hideous as abortion was being allowed, or even discussed on the radio for that matter.

Bennett could have said that the abortion of all the babies of the poor would lower the crime rate. This would have passed muster with the Left because it is one of the practical reasons why they champion the procedure. But you can't mix blacks into the equation because then you're getting uncomfortably close to discussing ambitious designs of Margaret Sanger.

I think Bennett handled it correctly. You start apologizing when others take your comments out of context and you surrender your ability to discuss any controversial topic.

Bryan, take two Xanax and blog me in the morning.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Bryan Alexander said...

You start apologizing when others take your comments out of context and you surrender your ability to discuss any controversial topic.

Great point Chris.

11:14 PM  

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