Jun
15
2014

The New Republic pretends that Scott Walker is racist and fringe about Voter ID.

Ann Althouse reviewed what promises to be a hacktastic The New Republic obedient hit-piece against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.  The TNR article promised revelations of a “toxic strain of racial politics” running through Governor Walker’s career, only Ann couldn’t find any of it:

I can’t link to the article, but I can read it on my iPad. It’s titled — creepily — “The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker.” Sub-head: “A Journey Through the Poisonous World That Produced a Republican Star.” It’s written by Alec MacGillis.

AND: I have now read the long article, and the closest thing to anything racial coming directly from Scott Walker is his support over the years for voter ID laws.

Ah, yes.  Those racially pernicious Voter ID laws that the Left so loves to hate.  Let’s review how those laws are received in the real world, shall we?

We see this over and over and over again. Support of voter ID laws does not make one racist, unless you’re prepared to call a majority of minority voters racist about themselves. Voter ID is, in fact, a perfectly mainstream and popular position.  It is the people who oppose Voter ID who are the fringe.  Which apparently includes the folks at The New Republic. Or perhaps TNR doesn’t believe in this pernicious nonsense any more than I do: they just know that their core readership loves to intellectually masturbate over the idea of helpless, child-like minorities being roughly treated by brutal, domineering Republicans.

Hey, I am being polite: I included the word ‘intellectually.’ I’m not entirely certain that doing so is justified by the available evidence.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

3 Comments

  • acat says:

    The racist card is overdrawn, and yet they just keep tryin’ to use it….
    .
    Mew

  • Nancylee says:

    It’s like a child having a temper tantrum. Mom and Dad wise up and stop reacting to it, so the kid tries harder and the tantrums escalate for a time.

    If Mom and Dad hold fast and refuse to cave in, eventually the kid gives up and tries something else. Those fool parents who give up too soon have a problem the rest of the time the kid lives at home. Sonny rules the roost, and eventually graduates to the adult world, where he tries the same thing to get his way. Sometimes it works, but eventually he runs into somebody who doesn’t give a hoot about his emotional turmoil, and all kinds of bad stuff happens as he escalates the tantrum.

    Race baiters have discovered that their tantrum works, but they have played the card much too heavily, and some of us have gotten to the point where we don’t care anymore. Watch the tantrums escalate from here. Spoiled brats don’t give up easily.

  • Spegen says:

    They are just throwing crap on the wall and see what sticks phase

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