A Couple of Idle Thoughts

…triggered by a Wall Street Journal article about Michelle Obama’s expected commentary at the Democratic Party Convention.

Democrats have drafted a platform that makes race a key issue, calling for a “societal transformation to make it clear that black lives matter” and saying racial income and wealth gaps “are the result of policies that discriminate against people of color.”

But not all lives, as the Black Lives Matter movement has made clear.

Never mind that those discriminatory policies—minimum wage law positions, for instance—target people of color in particular and that they’re universally and long-standing Democrat policies.

Never mind, either, that the welfare cliff that traps people of color, along with all of America’s poor, in poverty and government dependence are the result of long-standing Democrat policies.

Never mind, either, that the Democratic Party still can’t say “blacks” or “black Americans,” much less “Americans who happen to be black or brown;” they continue to hide behind arch euphemisms.

Mrs Obama could also nod to the subject of gender. Mrs Clinton in her 2008 concession speech called capturing the White House the highest “glass ceiling” for women, but she also said that thanks to the number of primary voters who had backed her, the ceiling had “about 18 million cracks in it.”

And, eight years later, Clinton has, not no record, but an active record of failure and deceit.  All she’s got to favorably recommend her is her gender card.

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