Friday, September 7, 2012
Jonah Goldberg was writing about how the Democrats see race when that is not really the issue. He took the example of the Republicans saying that Obama uses the Chicago way of politics. Two Democrats have said that this remark is racist. I agree with Jonah it isn't racist. Where I disagree with Jonah is that it is a statement that implies corruption. The "Chicago Politics" comment harkens back to the machine politics of a past generation which doesn't exist anymore than saying that Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney are disciplines of the Chicago School of economics. Which may be true if you look at their policies. But, I fail to see an equivalent for the corrupt politics charge against Obama. Is the President and his minions working to suppress the vote to get elected? Appears to be Republicans. Is the President working to create pro Democrat voting districts to deliver a majority in Congress? Again it would appear to be the Republicans. Is the President using stimulus to create loyal workers? Yes, but in States led by Republicans they are turning the money down. No the President is a shadow of the political bosses of old, but the Republicans are looking very much the part and they are looking like Chicago School of Economics disciples as well.