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I should start by saying that the Washington Post’s Richard Cohen may wind up being one of the more dangerous people in the country, at least if you happen to be Donald Trump or a member of the Senate GOP majority. Why? Because he’s running around preaching common sense to the Democrats and if we’re not careful, they may start listening. In a column this week, he’s sounding the alarm over something I was just pointing out earlier today. The Democratic candidates for the 2020 nomination (along with many of their overly enthusiastic colleagues in Congress) are loudly and proudly embracing a bunch of ideas that enjoy a bipartisan lack of support among the voting public.
The bevy of Democrats running for president seems determined to test my silent vow never to vote Republican, especially for President Trump. The truth is that I cannot imagine that happening, but I can imagine entering the voting booth with about a colonoscopy level of enthusiasm. Please, can we get this over with?
Moment - Party - Busing - School - Desegregation
At the moment, the party is squabbling over what is called forced busing to achieve school desegregation. It seems the party has forgotten that, with the possible exception of the Civil War draft, no program has been more hated by working-class Democrats — more whites than blacks, but plenty of blacks as well.
Cohen starts off with busing, which he correctly identifies as one of the biggest electoral losers you could name. He describes the move by Kamala Harris to revive this issue has having been greeted on Fox News “with the delirium usually reserved for striking oil in one’s own backyard.” But busing wasn’t the only thing on Cohen’s mind.
Democrats - Reparations - Slavery - Author
From there he points out that Democrats are lining up behind reparations for slavery. The author describes this as “a...
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