Sunday, April 26, 2009

Maybe he thinks like that, but I don't.

Admit it, you knew this was coming, the conflation of states' rights and smaller, less intrusive federal government with the Jim Crow South...

“The remarks (of Gov. Rick Perry -- ed.) played well with very conservative Republicans who vote in GOP presidential primaries and caucuses,” said professor of politics Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. “The country as a whole, though, had a very different reaction.
“This was a throwback to the Old South, a South that was out of the mainstream and viewed as something of an embarrassment. You think of people like George Wallace when you think of the claim of states’ rights. I don’t think that’s the image that modern Texas wants,” Sabato said.

Maybe you think like that, Larry, but I sure as hell don't. Sweet bleedin' Barnabus, these people are absolutely shameless. I daresay anyone whose critical thinking skills are in such sad shape that they think states' rights means being able to oppress certain groups of people with impunity should be demanding their money back they paid for their education, because they were obviously ripped off. Yeah...when Rick Perry's standing in front of the schoolhouse door not letting anyone in, then maybe Mr. Sabato might be on to something. If that level of critical thinking is what American college graduates are finishing their education with, then, quite simply, We. Are. Doomed.