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COMMENTARY BY Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University.


African-Americans are one of the most solidly Democratic voting blocs, with 88 percent voting for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. (Photo: Christopher Fitzgerald/Chris Fitzgerald /CandidatePhotos/Newscom)

This is a complete text of what was printed in The Daily Signal. The link directly below leads to that commentary.

Ask any black person which political party has been black people’s political ally. With near unanimity, blacks would answer the Democratic Party.

Asked which political party has been hostile to blacks, they’d say the Republican Party with similar unanimity.

For better answers, check out Prager University’s five-minute clip, “The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party,” by Carol Swain, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University.

Since its founding in the late 1820s, the Democratic Party has defended slavery, started the Civil War, and opposed Reconstruction. The Democratic Party imposed segregation. Its members engaged in the lynchings of blacks and opposed the civil rights acts of the 1950s and ’60s.

During Reconstruction, hundreds of black men were elected to Southern state legislatures as Republicans, and 22 black Republicans served in the U.S. Congress by 1900.

The Democratic Party did not elect a black man to Congress until 1935.

President Woodrow Wilson was a progressive Democrat and an avowed racist who shared many views with the Ku Klux Klan.

He resegregated the federal civil service. He screened the racist film “The Birth of a Nation,” originally titled “The Clansman,” at the White House—it was the very first movie ever played at the White House.

What was the party of Orval Faubus, the Arkansas governor who blocked the desegregation of Little Rock schools and defied the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision?

What was the party of Theophilus Eugene Connor, known as Bull Connor, who, as city commissioner, set vicious dogs, fire hoses, and billy clubs on black civil rights demonstrators in Birmingham, Alabama?

Connor said: “You can never whip these birds if you don’t keep you and them separate. I found that out in Birmingham. You’ve got to keep your white and black separate.”

If you answered that Faubus and Connor were Democrats, go to the head of the class.

By the way, it was Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower who sent troops to ensure that black students could attend Little Rock’s Central High School.

What was the political party of Alabama Gov. George Wallace, who, during the 1960s civil rights movement, declared that he stood for “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever” and blocked black students from entering the University of Alabama?

A few years later, the only serious congressional opposition to the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 came from Democrats.

Eighty percent of Republicans in the House of Representatives supported the bill. Less than 70 percent of Democrats did.

Democratic senators, led by ex-Klansman Robert Byrd’s 14-hour filibuster, kept the bill tied up for 75 days, until Republicans mustered enough votes to break the filibuster.

Labor unions have always been allied with the Democratic Party and have a history of racism. Most of today’s black leaders give unquestioned support to labor unions and their policies that harm black workers, but yesteryear’s black leaders saw things differently.

Frederick Douglass, in his 1874 essay “The Folly, Tyranny, and Wickedness of Labor Unions,” argued that unions were not friends of blacks. W.E.B. Du Bois called unions “the greatest enemy of the black working man.”

Booker T. Washington also opposed unions because of their adverse impact on blacks.

Today, Democrats use diplomacy to hoodwink blacks. They tell blacks to be against those—such as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos—who are for school vouchers that enable black parents to get their children out of rotten schools run by Democrats at the National Education Association.

Democrats are using black congressmen to go after Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who is a high-profile conservative, champion of law and order, and supporter of President Donald Trump. They view Clarke as a threat to Democratic Party interests.

Indeed, if Democrats lost just 25 percent of the black vote, they would be in deep political trouble.

By the way, none of what I’ve said should be taken as an argument that blacks should rush to become Republicans.

I’d like to see the black community acting the way most Japanese and Chinese communities do—not getting into a tizzy over which political party is in power.

hypocrisy meterSo there was Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren sitting at a table criticizing Trump’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. They call it Trumpcare, and if you listen to them and the rest of the Democrats, Trumpcare will kill, yes kill, millions of Americans.

The realities of Obamacare are far different from what the Democrats purport and would have you believe. That will be presented in an upcoming blog publication here. So let it suffice to say for now, and you can believe or not believe it, that except for those who got Obamacare free through Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, or given stipends to pay for it, Obamacare cost most American families who pay for their own insurance a small fortune and it put many people out of work, most of those people minimum wage earners who were laid off due to the twenty-nine hour rule. And that’s not to mention the tax we’ve all been paying on medical supplies.

Chutzpah. Chutzpah to pretend that Obamacare did anything other than attempt to control every facet of Americans’ lives and redistribute hard-working, tax-paying Americans’ money.


Sanders and Warren were saying that President Trump was appeasing the wishes of the Koch Brothers and the rich corporations and that despite the fact that Trumpcare will kill millions of Americans, the Republicans were more worried about carrying out the wishes of the rich Koch Brothers and other billionaire-corporations than taking care of Americans.

Why is this Chutzpah? First, Chutzpah is too nice a word. Hypocrisy is a better word. Even more important, it is just another step in the Democrat hoodwinking of the American public, or just another of the false presentations  they have been giving us for the last sixty years, yes, that’s right, sixty years, and even a few more before that.

As they were on TV  saying this about the Republicans and the Koch Brothers (I don’t know if it was prerecorded or not) the run-off election in Georgia was taking place. It is the single most expensive election of its kind with the Democrat candidate, Ossoff, who is not even from the district in which the election is for and who only might move there if he wins, having scored more than 20 million dollars. Ossoff owns a film-making company that has received large contributions from organizations funded by none other than George Soros. Soros is quietly behind the scenes funding many of the Democrat initiatives, Ossoff’s included. Ossoff’s company also gets a lot of money from Al Jazeera.

So herein is the hypocrisy, or the Chutzpah. For Warren and Sanders to say anything about the Koch Brothers and the Republicans is nothing more than the pot calling the kettle black. Or it is hypocrisy on a grand scale. It is part and parcel of the Democratic playbook, a playbook designed to hoodwink the American public and one that is more destructive to American society than anything the Republicans could do, even on their best day, which they haven’t seen in a long time.

So this is just another facet of the turnaround. The Democrats would have you believe they are working for you and have your backs. The truth is they are masters of the sound bite and are desperately hoping they have dumbed-down our education system enough so the majority of the public is not interested in or capable of looking at the realities behind their sound bites.

While I don’t generally like to use the first person, I do implore you. Don’t believe me. Look behind everything. Look at who has done what, who is funded by whom, what the real costs of Obamacare are and what is actually happening to Obamacare as this is being written. Dig deep and look at it all.

upside-down-house-extPersonally, I’ve never understood how things get so turned around and how some people become masters of the turnaround while others are ever the victims of it. To me it’s an enigmatic phenomenon. I think it involves the ability to lie and stand by your lies no matter what. It also involves being able to speak loudly, deflect scrutiny and never admit culpability in anything. It also involves a big sense of self-righteousness and the assumption of having the moral high ground.

Maybe it’s kind of like s/he who screams the loudest and the longest gets stuff turned around the way s/he wants it. Then the rest of us are perpetrators, ever the culprits.

All together, the Republicans have a bad name. This was true before Trump, and Trump, no matter what you think of him, is categorized by it. They, the Republicans, are against the little people, against the minorities and only for big business, Wall Street and those big shots.

That’s what the Democrats would have us believe. They say it every chance they get. But the facts don’t bear that out. The facts show that Democrats get an overwhelming majority of minority votes, but their policies have overwhelmingly failed the minority community. Democrats have singlehandedly run the inner cities for more than half a century. In those inner-city communities, education is failing, unemployment far exceeds the national rate, crime rates far exceed the national average, drug abuse and poverty abound.

So what have the Democrats done? Really, they’ve done just about nothing but exploit the minority community by stealing what they can from it including its vote, and they’ve done this by consistently branding Republicans as racists, sexists and homophobes and blaming them for their own failure.

Spoken about here lots of times, the war on poverty illustrates the point. Begun in the 1960s  by Lyndon Johnson, the Democratic president, and continually supported by Democrats like Teddy Kennedy (remember Chappaquiddick?), twenty three trillion dollars later the poverty rate in America has not significantly changed. Yet if any Republicans suggest we revert to workfare to reduce the welfare rolls, they are branded racist. Ironically, Bill Clinton did this during his presidency with great success. Great success means welfare rolls were reduced, unemployment was reduced, more people worked and rose from poverty to the middle class. They did this with dignity and established independence.

Even the suggestion by Republicans that able-bodied people work is met by Democratic derision. Similarly, while economic studies show that raising the minimum wage, as the Democrats are pushing, will increase unemployment in the very community they allegedly want to help, when Republicans cite this fact and oppose the idea, they are branded as racists: the turnaround.

And on and on. If the Republicans fight to enforce immigration laws and end sanctuary cities, they are, you guessed it, racists. If they don’t want to fund Planned Parenthood they are sexist. The turnaround! Since when was it a bad thing to enforce our laws or speak your conscience in America? And that’s being kind to Planned Parenthood.

The Turnaround is a sinister technique. It stifles and suppresses new ideas and alternative solutions and it all too often maintains a status quo which needs to be changed.

We used to say “the pot calling the kettle black,” which is a good start at examining the Democratic mastery of The Turnaround. We should not only follow the money (a previous blog entry here), but we should look at who’s calling who what.

In Shakespeare the truth often comes from the clowns, the jesters and the blind.  Even if you feel that way about a candidate, it doesn’t mean s/he doesn’t speak truth at times.

Maybe The Turnaround is suppressing the truth and not reflecting it.

American flagThe shooting yesterday was tragic. Make no mistake about it. But it is a true metaphor for where we have come to in our society. It should be a wake-up call, but as our past performance indicates, more than likely it won’t be.

As it is wont to do, the media has already run with the event. The blame game started almost immediately and the media quickly assumed its current role of aiding and abetting their political favorites in assuaging their consciences and casting aspersions on their opponents. Isn’t that what got us here, to this shooting, in the first place?

Meanwhile, as Steve Scalise fights for his life, our illustrious leaders do what they always do which is talk BS. They speak in platitudes and make symbolic statements and gestures. They play, not a baseball game, but the jockey-for-position game. They fight, not to serve the American people but to be first to appear as if they really care about the American people and the country. Their past performances, pick a side, right or left, show that to them appearance is everything and they are engaged in not working for the American people but in putting forward the appearance that they are.


Some reality exists behind the façade. First, their reality is not our reality. Not too long ago in the scope of history the United States was formed as a government for the people and by the people. Intrinsically, that meant the people were supposed to run the government for the benefit of the people. With the advent of career politicians, those whose lifelong job is being politicians, the government of the United States shifted. Our leaders forgot about serving the people and began the quest to stay employed. Or, like the paramount premise of evolution, they took on the notion that staying employed was their first priority and a matter of survival of the fittest. It’s called Social Darwinism. Social Darwinism is the greatest corrupter of our institutions, our governments throughout the world, and yes, of humankind, for man is by nature selfish and greedy.

Another reality behind the façade our leaders are putting on for us at this moment is that they have never before been so far apart in their fight for control that they were willing to usurp the power of very government they are supposed to serve. Never before has one party colluded with the media to destroy a duly-elected president. History, if not overcome by revisionist history, will write this chapter. It is one thing to not support a president’s policies, or his party’s policies. But it is quite another thing to assume that your own party has moral superiority and the will of the people when the will of the people, like it or not, elected a different candidate. Or, obstructionism is one thing. Attempting to bring down a duly-elected administration is quite another. Factually, impeachment of the new President was being talked about prior to his inauguration.

Symbolically, our leaders talk about the importance of unity, the importance of coming together now and playing this baseball game tonight to show the American people how strong we (they) are and how much they care about our government and its moving forward together. Behind the scenes, our politburo leaders are discussing the same old same old which is how to keep themselves safe and keep themselves in office. It’s shameful and it makes one as queasy as Comey.

This shooting is tragic. All our hearts and best wishes for a full and swift recovery go out to Steve Scalise and the others injured. Nothing more important can be said than that. But make no mistake about it. The shooting event itself is metaphoric for where we have come to in our society and the response to it is metaphoric for the true nature of our leaders and their lack of real concern for the best government,  society and country in the world.

kabuki 1So Comey went  before Congress again. And again we got Kabuki Theater. His latest performance, like all the previous appearances, confirms that we, the American people are being duped. We are being duped, and worse, we are being played for suckers.

Then came Clapper and Sally Yates. Now there’s two true bastions of unbiased honesty. More Kabuki Theater!

We have reached a dangerous time in America. There are real external threats like Iran, North Korea and Russia. We are in the midst of a religious war being conducted by Radical Islamist Extremists. If they have their way, they will control us all. They will obliterate Jews, Catholics and Christians and enslave moderate Muslims whose most grave error is not standing up to the radical few who would force them to do that to which they do not ascribe.

But much worse than all of the external threats is that our leaders no longer give us truth. Instead, they present us with Kabuki Theater, a show, folks, and nothing more. The left blames Trump for everything, stooping to unheard of personal lows in its rhetoric. The right is derelict in its duties. It had seven years to write a health care bill and did nothing. It can’t get its own act together and continually proves personal interests supersede the interests of the people it   represents.

Make no mistake about it. Follow the money. It is all about money. The lefties fund certain organizations and programs. The righties do too, but their organizations and programs are different ones. With the advent of super pacs and lobbyists, the flow of money and the amounts are more hidden than ever. The amounts are up there in the fortunes, millions, billions. Ask yourself: how much money did Hillary get and spend for her campaign? How much did the Dems raise and where did they get it from? Who are they beholden to? You could ask the same about many of the Republicans in Congress and the Senate. Who are they beholden to? Where did they get their money from?

Then, like the proverbial onion, the layer over all the things that are really going on is the play our leaders continually put on for us. Kabuki Theater. They are all postured and made up and costumed. They go on and on, preaching to us about truth and justice and equality. And we are…being duped.

One of the important lessons in teaching rhetoric is the distinction between observation and inference, which boils down to differentiating between fact and opinion. My computer CPU is running at 59°C. That is a fact based upon the program running that lists the CPU temps. My computer is running hot is an opinion. The fact is undeniable, real, observable. The opinion, the inference in this case, is a judgment, subjective and not a fact.

The Kabuki Theater is dangerous. That’s an opinion, by the way. It is dangerous because it purports to be real but is not and it masks the truth. For example, all that talk about how good and wonderful Obamacare was, way back when it was first passed, was Kabuki Theater. If Obamacare was so wonderful for us all, why did Congress pass itself the exemption from it (at the very last minute and in the dark of night)?

The point is our leaders have found their way to the stage but they have lost their way to the truth. In losing their way to the truth, they have lost the ability to lead us and to govern us. We are looking at a modern day Clash of the Titans, where the gods of our Senate and Congress are engaged in a power war wreaking destruction upon us, the American People, with total disregard for our safety and well-being, which is the sole reason for which government exists.

Kabuki Theater.

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more-truthWell, we can kiss truth goodbye. When you can’t believe the FBI Director and the former Director of National Intelligence was found to have lied under oath… Or maybe we should look at Susan Rice, you know Benghazi video lie, or Hillary herself, who lied to the parents of the deceased while telling her own daughter the truth… Oh the loss of the truth in America is clearly demonstrable and ever-apparent.

I know. The left-leaners will say Trump, Flynn, Manaforte and a whole host of righties lie. But doesn’t that just underscore the point?

Loss of the truth gets worse. It gets downright disgusting. Not only can we not trust politicians, but we are witnessing the complete breakdown of the free and independent Press, and this is more dangerous than any lying politician. The facts are clear. Eighty percent of all news stories regarding President Trump have been negative. It’s unheard of. The media has an anti-Trump agenda and is using its powers to attempt to destroy him. When the free, independent press gets biased, it’s no better than Putin controlling his press in Russia. So, in effect, the Democrats claiming (and still with not one shred of evidence) Trump is connected to Putin who is so bad are actually themselves doing what Putin does–controlling the press and media and now working overtime to destroy Fox News to make it a fait accompli.

This is un-American and the Democrats are moving America into very dangerous waters. They claim to talk for the American people. They profess to know what Americans want and need. At best, they can only speak for the half of the population that didn’t vote for Trump. Their premise and their claim is false to begin with.

Justice got kissed away on that tarmac. If there were any doubt remaining about Obama’s lack-of-justice department, any doubt remaining about the lack of integrity and outright bias, any doubt remaining about its political agenda, that doubt died on that tarmac. The biased media never truly explored the actual connection between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch. It never took the time to explore the lack-of-justice department’s attempts to stymie FBI investigation. And James Clapper, DNI, who lied under oath, lied for…Obama, he was a team member rather than a truth teller. Justice? Where? Justice? When? Justice? Anthony Weiner ended up with all Hillary’s classified emails. Where’s justice? Now, Hillary, whose Clinton Foundation is kind of defunct, has begun a new money-collecting scheme to fund the opposition to President Trump. Justice? The Democrats ridicule the very notion of justice, just as they ridicule the very notion of truth. Justice? Calling for impeachment even before inauguration—justice?

The greatest threats to America are no longer external. Russia, China, Iran and North Korea are all external threats and real ones too. ISIS, Islamic Extremist Terrorism, is also an external threat out there and a real one. In fact we are in the midst of a modern-day religious war. Cyber Terrorism is a threat out there. Global warming is not a threat out there, and it is not our greatest threat, as only the money-reaping few like Al Gore would have you believe. It is a concern that needs to be dealt with but kept in its proper place and explored in a truly scientific and unbiased manner.

The real threat to America is internal. It is the persistent and determined undermining of the American Way, of the core premise of our democracy, which is free elections. The Democrats are putting America in true jeopardy and peril, not by their opposition to health care, to budget, to appointments, to anything President Trump does even before he proposes it, but by attempting to destroy his presidency simply because Hillary Clinton, their candidate, did not get elected.

What’s next for Democrats? Destruction of truth and justice is pretty much done. Is destruction of the American Way next? It would seem they will settle for nothing less.

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no solutions

The playbook did not exist prior to election night. The Democrats never imagined, in their wildest imaginings, that they could lose. Hillary and Barack leading them, they were beyond any dream-team ever, interstellar, out of this world. Actually, what they were was beyond conceit, narcissism and hubris. Why, Hillary should have won simply because she’s a woman, just like Barack won because he is black. Yes, twice, in fact, and with 65% of those irredeemable, deplorable, racist whites voting for him.

So considering that they could not conceive of losing, they were at a loss for how to handle the election results. That night was quite interesting, truth be told. The procuring of two ballrooms for the win by the heir-apparent turned into one semi-dark room with people in tears. The music stopped, the lights dimmed, one celebrity peeked in, turned around and left. The networks held off as long as they could. The old refrain that Trump had no road to 270 suddenly turned to Hillary had no road to 270. And in the end, she didn’t have the road. Trump was a better developer than they gave him credit for.

Well, a bit more than eight weeks passed. The Despicable Dems Losing Playbook was being written.

It started with  some rioters, the same ones who were paid to go to Trump rallies and start stuff, the same ones who are professional rioters, who go from city to city to create chaos and perpetrate the false racism narrative. It then went to college campuses where the students cried, claimed Trump is not their president and they are afraid.

The riots didn’t gain much steam although they did a lot of property damage. The poor, crying students and libs didn’t get much of a rise, so the Dems’ next play the was what’s-her-name, that’s right she’s so memorable…Jill Stein calling for a recount in three states. Jill Stein had no hope of achieving anything except collecting money, which she did, for her ailing finances. That didn’t go over well, didn’t achieve anything, didn’t gain any traction and fizzled out. She took the money and disappeared.

Then came the first of several Hollywood-should-be-ashamed-of tapes, videos that are comical, but which show how out of touch those people are. These are still ridiculed and laughed at. Oh Madonna! Oh Ashley Judd, you nasty woman!

So, Obama was called in to take the big steps. First was to call foul with the cyber attack alleged to Russia. That one went  for weeks and involved all the intelligence agencies. No demonstrative proof was presented, or none that we  little people could see. Obama neglected to say that he knew about Russia’s cyber actions fifteen months beforehand and decided not to do anything about it. That’s when he believed Hillary was a shoo-in and he didn’t want to upset that apple cart. He feigned dismay at tampering with an election, yet he did the same with Netanyahu’s re-election, attempting to cause Netanyahu to lose. This ploy continued with much fanfare, but when all involved admitted that no ballot boxes were tampered with or affected and that no votes were changed, it pretty much fizzled out too. We were left with cyber attacks, which is a real issue.

Between the above and the Dems next big Obama-heralded step was the fake news story attempting to slander Donald Trump and a major cable station carrying the story. This was an intelligence-leaked story, showing the true politicization of our intelligence agencies. Russia should learn from this that apparently they can be bought.

Next, Obama pressed further since his original step didn’t do what he had hoped. Highly pushed for by the Clinton people, Obama brought an investigation against Jim Comey. Oh, not just him (wink, wink), but his in-the-bag lack-of-justice department led by the totally dishonorable Loretta Lynch who, oh my God! is not subject to the IG investigation. Surprise! Surprise!

Concurrently, two Congressmen set precedents. Corey Booker, himself scandal-ridden, testified against Jeff Sessions (on racial issues), the first senator to ever testify against a cabinet appointee at their confirmation hearing. Then John Lewis stated that he does not consider the President-Elect a legitimate president, that he was elected by a conspiracy with the Russians. You go boy!

The Despicable Dems Losing Playbook: emotional attacks and scare tactics,  arbitrary recounts, assertions of Russian interference (though no actual effect on the election results is found), intelligence leaks and investigations and finally the declaration of the illegitimacy of the election by a Congressman.

This was unprecedented. Hillary herself said that not accepting the election results was   Anti-American. Of course she said this while her paid operatives were directing and participating in the non-acceptance tactics. It reflects a Democrat breakdown, insane election-loss denial, and a thorough misunderstanding by the Democrats of the true pulse of America and what Americans want and perhaps need. God help us all for what they are doing to our Democratic system.

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