Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Don’t blame Republicans…..Baltimore is another exhibit that Democrats are not helping black people

The Democrats are up to their old tricks…..blaming everything on racism and the GOP.
Unfortunately for them, the truth does not support their latest explanations, as John Nolte explained today:
“Contrary to the emotional blackmail some leftists are attempting to peddle, Baltimore is not America’s problem or shame. That failed city is solely and completely a Democrat problem. Like many failed cities, Detroit comes to mind, and every city besieged recently by rioting, Democrats and their union pals have had carte blanche to inflict their ideas and policies on Baltimore since 1967, the last time there was a Republican Mayor.
In 2012, after four years of his own failed policies, President Obama won a whopping87.4% of the Baltimore City vote. Democrats run the city of Baltimore, the unions, the schools, and, yes, the police force. Since 1969, there have only been only been two Republican governors of the State of Maryland.”
The story of Baltimore is the failure of Democrat policies.   It’s time to hold the Democrats responsible and accountable for the despair in Baltimore.
There is no “hope and change” in Baltimore.    The “change we've been waiting for” never got to Baltimore.
Finally, President Obama approved a $ 787 billion stimulus in 2009.    Did any of those dollars go to help the city of Baltimore?
It’s time for honest talk rather than the same canard about racism!

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Hillary Clinton pandering to the left by going against President Clinton’s policies?

Candidate Hillary Clinton addressed the crisis in Baltimore.   She spoke in generalities but her comments confirm that she’s really scared of a left wing challenge.

It sounded like Hillary Clinton was attacking her husband’s policies from the 1990s.   This is from The Washington Post:
“Tough-on-crime policies that emphasized arrests and convictions for relatively minor offenses have failed the country, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday, leading to overcrowded prisons and too many black men “missing” from their families and communities.
“We need to restore balance to our criminal justice system,” Clinton told an audience at Columbia University in New York.
Calling for an “end to the era of mass incarceration,” Clinton endorsed body cameras for police nationwide to record interactions between officers and potential suspects.
Making her most specific policy proposals since launching her campaign earlier this month, Clinton said it’s time for a nationwide overhaul of what she called misguided and failed policing and prison strategies.
In effect, she was saying that policies put in place when her husband Bill Clinton was president have not worked.
Clinton did not mention her husband or identify exactly which laws and sentencing policies she thought had gone wrong.
But many of those policies grew out of the crackdown on drug crimes and other nonviolent offenses that took place before and during Bill Clinton’s presidency 20 years ago.”
So is this Clinton running against Clinton?   Or is it a case of Clinton not knowing what her husband signed into law?  
My guess is that this is Hillary Clinton pandering to the left.  She is scared to death of a challenge from the left.  
As usual, Hillary Clinton did not take questions from the media.   I guess that she has concluded that “questions from the press” is for the GOP candidates.

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My Memories of a Different Baltimore

(My new American Thinker post)

In the mid-1970s, I went to college in the Baltimore area. I saw the incredible renaissance of Baltimore, from the Inner Harbor to the baseball stadium.

It was a remarkable story made possible by responsible politicians like the late Mayor William Schaeffer, businessmen who put their money where their mouth is, and lots of citizens who came together for the common good.

Last summer, I went back to Baltimore to attend a family wedding. We walked around the downtown area and it was great. We attended a July 4th fireworks show by the water and it was a delight to see people walking around the new Baltimore.

This is why it was so sad to watch the events in Baltimore over the last couple of days.

It was pathetic to watch the mayor say: “I wanted to give space to those who wished to destroy...”!

Are you kidding me? Her words were the green light to criminals and red light to police over matched by mobs throwing stones. I agree with Richard Manning:
When the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect the people and property of a community know that their elected boss believes that the lawbreakers are justified in creating mayhem, it destroys the resolve to provide that security.  
When the people know that the police have been told to stand down anarchy is sure to follow. Then the law-abiding will lock their doors and imprison themselves while the lawless run free. And when tourists or those who live outside a city feel that it is unsafe to enjoy the entertainment provided in that town, they stay away.
The net effect of this lawlessness is that minority-owned businesses will think twice about investing in the city. Tourists will reconsider their visit to the historic sites of Baltimore. And sadly, the criminals will get away with it, specially when charlatans like Al Sharpton drop in for their victim show.

Again, this is sad.

It's time for President Obama to come out and assure the Baltimore multi-racial police force that he's got their back!   

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The Democrats in 2016 with Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor

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