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  • Before Northam, Democrats Didn’t Just Dress Up as Klansmen

    02/11/2019 1:25:53 PM PST · by detective · 35 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 3, 2019 | Daniel J. Flynn
    When Virginia Governor Ralph Northam endorsed fourth-trimester abortions last week, nobody called for his resignation. His decision 35 years ago to masquerade, either in blackface or as a Klansman — which malefaction against taste Northam engaged in seems unclear — offends modern sensibilities to such a degree that his party, his predecessor, and nearly every presidential wannabe says he should step down. This says something more about us than him. Democrats did not always exhibit a zero-tolerance policy toward dressing up in white sheets. They once, at least in some parts of the country, demanded it from candidates. In 1924,...
  • Trump and His Apologists (Wall Street Journal Editorial)

    07/20/2015 9:23:55 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 180 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Editorial
    The summer Trump polling spurt has nonetheless been instructive in exposing a growing problem on the political right. All too many conservatives, including some magazine editors, have been willing to overlook his hucksterism as he’s risen in the polls. They pretend that he deserves respect because he’s giving voice to some deep disquiet or anger in the American electorate. But America has rarely lacked for demagogues willing to exploit public discontents. William Jennings Bryan won three Democratic presidential nominations running against eastern elites. In 1948 Henry Wallace ran as a Soviet sympathizer while Strom Thurmond won 39 electoral votes running...
  • Democrats in 2014: The Party of John Edwards

    01/04/2014 3:00:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 2, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    In his inaugural address Wednesday, incoming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to establish an intellectual pedigree for his focus on economic inequality. He invoked Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Al Smith, Frances Perkins, Fiorello La Guardia, Jacob Riis, David Dinkins, Mario Cuomo, and Harry Belafonte. It reminded me of when Democrats, eager to prove their national-security bona fides, tell audiences they hail from the party of Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy. As if there wasn’t some other Democrat after Kennedy who dabbled at war and peace, some guy from Texas. De Blasio’s speech was a bit...
  • Walt Disney’s Fascinating Political Journey (From Naive Socialist to Staunch Conservative)

    05/27/2013 8:00:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/27/2013 | CHRIS QUEEN
    Walt & Lillian Disney with Richard Nixon and his family at Disneyland, 1959 We tend to think of Hollywood as a bastion of leftism, and rightly so. Books like Ron Radosh’s Red Star Over Hollywood demonstrate the deep-seated left-wing dominance of the entertainment industry. Even with the leftism prevalent in Hollywood’s Golden Age, many unabashed conservatives found success without compromising their principles, including one of the most creative minds in the business — Walt Disney.Several biographers and writers that I’ve read have tried to declare that Walt Disney was apolitical, but I find this conclusion not to be true....
  • Bryan's "Cross of Gold" Speech

    03/22/2010 2:10:27 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 5 replies · 484+ views
    William Jennings Bryan ^ | July 9, 1896 | William Jennings Bryan
    Bryan’s “Cross of Gold” Speech: Mesmerizing the Masses The most famous speech in American political history was delivered by William Jennings Bryan on July 9, 1896, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The issue was whether to endorse the free coinage of silver at a ratio of silver to gold of 16 to 1. (This inflationary measure would have increased the amount of money in circulation and aided cash-poor and debt-burdened farmers.) After speeches on the subject by several U.S. Senators, Bryan rose to speak. The thirty-six-year-old former Congressman from Nebraska aspired to be the Democratic nominee for president,...
  • A Godly Hero: William Jennings Bryan

    07/05/2006 6:58:07 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 102 replies · 1,488+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 7/3/2006 | Chuck Colson
    At the turn of the century, a prominent Christian led a movement to transform American culture. He stood up for the weak and downtrodden. He pointed out the connection between Darwinism and the nastier parts of American life. And, for his trouble, he was labeled a “fanatic” and a “demagogue.” The “turn of the century” I’m referring to is the year 1900, and the Christian is William Jennings Bryan. Bryan, whom the Christian Science Monitor called “a forgotten hero,” is the subject of a new biography titled A Godly Hero. Its author, Georgetown professor Michael Kazin, wrote the book “to...
  • The Nation-State Is Finished

    02/28/2004 6:34:36 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 200 replies · 1,099+ views
    thenewamerican.com ^ | February 23, 2004 | William F. Jasper
    "The Nation-State Is Finished" by William F. Jasper Robert Bartley, a closet one-worlder at the WSJ, used his newspaper’s "conservative" clout to seduce American business leaders into sacrificing U.S. sovereignty for trade. ‘‘What in blazes can President Bush be thinking?" That has been the general response — on talk radio and in media surveys, Internet postings and letters-to-the-editor — of many current and former Bush supporters angered and confused by the president’s immigration proposals. These folks would not have been surprised by the president’s outrageous announcement on January 7 or his remarks the following week at the Summit of the...