" Blind Tribalism" and Huckabee
Southern Man Don't Need Her Around Anyhow
The Arkansas Times cites fondly the screed of Alabama native Diane McWhirter, who moved to New York City. She decries the "reason-blind tribalism" of her home state for their tough laws on illegal immigration. They write...
It's about her shame over the "reason-blind tribalism" in her home state of Alabama. Following decades of disgrace in treatment of black people, Alabama now brings itself equal dishonor in treatment of immigrants, particularly Latinos.You have got to be kidding me. There is no comparison to the treatment of blacks who were brought here against their will and made slaves and forced to the back of the bus by law and illegal immigrants, Latino or otherwise, who force their way into our society in violation of our laws and who still get better treatment than many nations give their own citizens. It is my view that most Alabama citizens of African descent who are being crowded out of the job market by these illegals would share that assessment.
Ms. McWhirter, if you have to be ashamed of some place you have lived, why not make it your current home of New York City? Your city is the home of Wall Street and the big banks, which are a financial parasite latched onto the buttocks of our once prosperous nation. Those of us in the heartland are expected to bail out the inhabitants of your city, so that they can continue to award themselves million dollar bonuses for wrecking the economy. If there is anyplace in America where one ought to be ashamed of the culture, it's New York city with its insufferable arrogance and outrageous sense of entitlement. Were it not for the working folks in Alabama and the rest of the U.S. taking on the liabilities from the bad bets of the millionaire banksters in your city, it would look like Detroit about now.
The ArkTimes also speaks fondly of Mike Huckabee (though they did not do so when he was here)...
The former Arkansas Republican governor spoke eloquently on the evil of racial segregration. He advocated school consolidation and tax increases to pay for it. He presided over an unprecedented expansion of welfare in the form of medical coverage for children. He held his arms open to scholarship help for immigrant children without established citizenship.No, he could not. Because it became obvious over time that he was a pro-life liberal. We are about to have a fiscal crisis in Arkansas because we cannot afford to pay for all of his "unprecedented expansion of welfare in the form of medical coverage for children." In the end, he was just another big-government republican who misled conservatives into helping him get to the top. He then turned on them and engaged in the same unsustainable policies that got us into this mess.
Could Mike Huckabee win a Republican primary in today's Republican Party?
I'll take the honest God-fearing folks of Alabama over the jaded, arrogant, welfare-recipient "Masters of the Financial Universe" any day. And I'd probably take most of them for Governor over another Huckabee term as well.