Skip to comments.The Kamala Harris Busing Myth
Posted on 07/01/2019 2:25:00 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: I have learned since the Democrat debate last week that theres a lot of people that dont know what busing was, and its, in part, because the Democrats are trying to create a false illusion or a false premise about what busing was. Leading the effort to create a new narrative about it is Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris did not grow up poor. She did not grow up bused to a better school district because where she had to grow up was horrible. Shes the daughter of two PhDs, folks. She is not a child born on the wrong side of the light-rail tracks.
Shes not a child of poverty by any stretch of the imagination. Shes doing what a lot of Democrats do from Obama to others, Hillary. They inject themselves into a Hallmark era of the past that they have nothing in common with. Obama knew anything about the civil rights era. He wasnt old enough. He wasnt there. He doesnt have slave blood, as their lingo says. So he had to go to Selma and put on the black lingo accent giving his speech and he had to come up with some thing about his dad being inspired and motivated by what happened at Selma.
Its a required pilgrimage. Hes got nothing more in common Selma than somebody not yet born has with Selma. Kamala Harris, her story about busing What she and the Democrats are trying to make people think busing was It was not giving parents the opportunity to put their kids on buses in search of better schools. Thats what they want you to think it was. They want you token that the policy of busing was an opportunity to get your kid into a better school than where you were living or growing up. Thats not what it was, folks.
I mean, it wasnt even close to that. What busing was, was mandating that students be taken from the neighborhoods their parents had chosen to live in and the schools that their parents had chosen to send them to and busing them 45 minutes to an hour across town to a school of predominantly the other race for the purposes of integration forced integration, for the purposes of showing that if we did this, that people could end up loving one another. You know who resented it more than anybody?
Blacks. African-Americans resented it more than anybody, and not because they were segregationists. They didnt like the whole premise, that something was wrong with their schools with them in them, and that their schools could only be made better if a bunch of buses of white kids came over. It offended them. Nobody was in favor of it. Nobody liked it. It was typical. It was typical Washington elite thinkers and bureaucrats trying to social engineer love and acceptance and integration by demanding that peoples kids be picked up and taken way out of the neighborhood to a place they didnt know and didnt want to go, to be shoved in with a bunch of people they didnt know.
Cause the great social engineers thought that this would mean that a new era of harmony and race relations could rise up out of this dust. But it didnt work on either side. Parents didnt want their kids having to get up an hour earlier than normal to catch a bus in the dark to go to a part of town they chose not to live in. And then the people there were essentially being told that their school district wasnt any good because they were in it, and so they needed people from other parts of town to make their school better.
That ticked them off.
The issue was whether kids should be taken from their own neighborhood schools away from their friends, away from the teachers that they knew put on buses, and driven all across town just to meet quotas. And you know who designed the quotas? The usual suspects of the Washington establishment: Federal judges, federal bureaucrats came up with numbers, quotas, as solutions. Kamala Harris wants you to think that she had to be bused, that her parents had to send her on a bus to a different school because she didnt have a good school growing up.
Thats not what it was.
Nobody had a choice in busing!
Thats what ticked everybody off. And it didnt work, it didnt come close to working, and it got thrown out and disbanded. It took much longer than it should have to be illustrated as an abject bomb. Now, the Democrats want to bring this back up again? Let them. Because their number one constituency group, the African-American constituency group is who hated it. Everybody hated it. It sounded wonderful when it was proposed, until you found out that it was school district and your kids that were gonna get picked up and bused an hour away just to meet some quota.
But it was not as Ms. Harris wants you to think.
It was not parents having a choice in poverty-stricken neighborhoods to finally send their kids to a good school. In many cases, kids were taken out of good schools. In most cases, they were taken out of good schools and they were bused over to schools that were not as good. And they had chosen these neighborhoods to live in, as you know, because they wanted the school. And then here comes Uncle Sam packing up their kids and packing em off to a place that they chose not to live. Well, thats not fair, Rush! But you dont fix that by forcing people on other people. You think the left would have learned that basic premise. But theyll never give that up because thats the sole reason for their power, folks.
RUSH: Back to the phones we go, patiently waiting, people in Pittsburgh. This is Patty. Great to have you. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Mr. Limbaugh. Thank you so much for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: I know you moved on from the busing issue. I didnt watch the debate, but listening to you, I got Kamala Harris Her comments on busing, they just made me sick to my stomach. Im a product of that. And if she came from an affluent family, she wasnt bused because I didnt come from an affluent family. I was bused. I dont know if youre familiar with Pittsburgh. We have a Port Authority system. They gave me bus tickets. I had to take a PAT bus into town and then a bus to the school that was on the other side of town.
RUSH: What year we talking about here, Patty?
CALLER: Um It started in 73.
RUSH: I was there.
CALLER: Yep! So it was horrible. But the people that grew up around me that came from families that had the means, they just put them into private schools, and it had longtime effects on me. By the time I got to college, alls I had learned to do was survive and be alone. So I had to quit college and
RUSH: Okay. Well, you say I was right about busing and you were part of it. What ? You were bused to a school way away from where you lived, right?
CALLER: Absolutely. I had to take Port Authority bus to transfer from downtown Pittsburgh up to Carrick. And then when they had built another school, after I had sort of assimilated out there, they moved me to a school on the other side of town, which (sigh) It was just
RUSH: You had no choice in the matter. You had to do this, was the point.
CALLER: Had no choice in the matter.
RUSH: And you had to do it because you were a racist and you had to be integrated with people who were not your race so that you wouldnt be a racist anymore. This was the reasoning behind it all. And then the people at the school you were being bused to, they were effectively being told that their school wasnt any good because there werent enough really good people there. I mean, it was an utter disaster. But this is what we get with the brilliant, elite, sophisticated thinking. And heres Kamala Harris.
Heres a tweet: I support busing. Listen, the schools of America are as segregated if not more segregated today than when I was in school. We need to put every effort, including busing, into play to desegregate the schools. The federal government has a role and a responsibility. So, I hope the Republicans are keeping track of all this stuff for ads later on during the campaign whether she gets the nomination or not. This is what I mean. She wasnt bused in this way. Her parents were PhDs. This is inserting herself into a circumstance that she really wasnt, in an attempt to try to relate to people whose votes she needs.
Back in those days, whites were largely opposed to busing. And there was not consensus in the black community that busing was beneficial.
Busing failed because people voted with their feet. Significant numbers of whites either moved out of the school districts which had busing, or put their children in private schools. The end result was that there weren’t enough white students left in some schools to produce meaningful integration.
Is she planning to bus kids to mexico?
Off topic, but, it looks like little Kamala already had that bitch face look as a little girl. Was that really the best picture they had for her “I was that little girl” campaign?
I’d call it the Kamala Harris school busing LIE.
What Rush Limbaugh describes is what I remember bussing to be, that they were taking white kids from better neighborhoods and bussing them into less afluent neighborhoods. I thought Kamala Harris was lying when she said she was bussed. Knowing what I know of kids who were bussed, I would bet on it. She is just another democrat making up a lie to make her look good and others look bad.
The pic was selected for exactly that effect. Couldn’t show one happy in the school yard. Doesn’t fit the narrative.
These people are calculating and devious. But you that.
To paraphrase George Costanza:
It’s not a Lie if Democrat Voters believe it.
According to her Wikipedia biography, though, her parents thought that the all-black school she was attending was fine, and only decided to get involved in the lawsuit (Linda Brown wasn't the only child involved) because they wanted to help the cause of integration.
Ironically, busing turned into a system of sending kids to distant schools instead of letting them go to the neighborhood school.
Good observation, Dilbert!
Lucky Bitch I had to walk to school
They’re still “busing” here in San Diego, Dilbert!
Mission Bay High School gets bus loads from Logan Heights everyday. We’re told that without those busloads, Mission Bay would have to close, because we don’t have the local population to fill the classrooms ...
Thanks for info. I haven’t kept up with busing in San Diego. I heard Patrick Henry has many kids attending who live south of 8. But I also thought that the busing in San Diego was voluntary, as opposed to by court order.
So did I, but my schools were not far from the houses we lived in when I grew up. Also the population of my hometown was only 3000. So that helped
It sure looks like it. She probably was a little bitch when she grew up.
She looks mean and mad even at that young age!
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