Wednesday, April 29, 2015

You own Baltimore, Democrats

I've said before that if you want to understand Obama's motivation, look through the prism of his vanity.  If it strokes his ego, he's there.  So when Baltimore exploded, well it was time for Obama to testify to his own terrificness by saying that he wanted to spend more on the city if it wasn't for those darn Republicans.

Michelle Malkin puts this excuse for more social spending in context.  The "if we only spent more!" nonsense works just as well in security policy, also.  It's the Democrats' go-to strategy as we stand poised to double the national debt in the last six years.  Sure let's throw some more stimulus at Baltimore:
Last week, economists from the St. Louis Federal Reserve surveyed more than 6,700 education stimulus recipients and concluded that for every $1 million of stimulus grants to a district, a measly 1.5 jobs were created.
Kevin Williamson lays bare the dysfunction that is Baltimore...and Detroit...and Philly.  You get it: "Riot-plagued Baltimore is a catastrophe entirely of the Democratic Party's own making"
Yes, Baltimore seems to have some police problems. But let us be clear about whose fecklessness and dishonesty we are talking about here: No Republican, and certainly no conservative, has left so much as a thumbprint on the public institutions of Baltimore in a generation. Baltimore’s police department is, like Detroit’s economy and Atlanta’s schools, the product of the progressive wing of the Democratic party enabled in no small part by black identity politics. This is entirely a left-wing project, and a Democratic-party project.
There's a blog I used to like called, bluntly, "The Conspiracy to Keep you Poor and Stupid."  This is the policy of Baltimore where kids are condemned to rotten schools and grow up to a rotten economy with no jobs.  The public officials are entrenched and corrupt, yet they keep getting voted into office.  This is your bed, and now you can riot in it.


DR said...

Freedom's untidy. And free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things. They’re also free to live their lives and do wonderful things. And that’s what’s going to happen here.

While no one condones looting, on the other hand one can understand the pent-up feelings that may result from decades of repression and people who have had members of their family killed by that regime, for them to be taking their feelings out on that regime. And I don’t think there’s anyone in any of those pictures who wouldn’t accept it as part of the price of getting from a repressed regime to freedom.

Anonymous said...

There's another way for these free people to express their pent-up feelings against the repressive regime that has controlled their lives uninterruptedly for decades.

They can vote differently in the ballot box.

DR said...

Amen! Let's hope that Baltimore is smart enough to elect Republican mayors for the next 20 years in a row, which will allow a different political philosophy to leave "a thumbprint on the public institutions" for the next "generation," and end this "left-wing project and Democratic-party project." Only then can Baltimore achieve the same kind of policing, free of "fecklessness and dishonesty," that New York City once had for 20 years under its Republican mayors Bloomberg and Guiliani.

2010: NYPD Paid Nearly $1 Billion To Settle Lawsuits:

2014: New York has essentially eliminated stop-and-frisk — and crime is still down:

Pissy Riot said...

Besides NYC, Kevin Williamson's stupid column ("This is what Democrats do... keep voting for the same thing, keep getting the same thing") also falls apart if you read it while in Miami, which has had major brutality problems under a series of Republican mayors.

Or in San Diego, which has had four Democratic administrations and four Republican administrations during the past 30 years. Or in Los Angeles, which has also been split.

Or in Jacksonville, where the GOP retook the city's mayoralty for the first time in a century, then held it for 18 years while overseeing enough corruption and cocaine distribution within its police department to get the FBI involved.

And the same goes for cities with Democratic leadership. In Williamson's own excitable language, "would any sentient adult American be shocked to learn that" police malfeasance is widespread, more than a century old, and virtually impervious to two-party election results?

It's pretty funny reading growling denunciations of Democratic fecklessness from a writer whose stunted perspective is so desperately in need of feck. Childish, awful stuff.