Dems face ethnic Family Feud

Dems face ethnic Family Feud

family feudOne thing I’ve predicted for years is that once Democrats reached supermajority status, fierce intra-party battles would surface. I regerenced the “Solid South,” meaning the total dominance Democrats had in the U.S. South from the end of Reconstruction through the 1960s. With Republicans back then hardly existing, Democrats split among themselves, such as segregationists like Gov. Lester Maddox vs. New South governors like Jimmy Carter, both in Georgia.

That’s now happening in California — although not along the same fault lines, of course. Steven Greenhut writes:

“Yet the fading of Republican power has not led to an era of Kumbaya. In fact, the state Capitol recently has been plagued by some of the ugliest and most divisive political battles in years as Democrats fight one another over ethnic-related issues. A new bill that recently passed a Senate committee is likely to keep the hostilities boiling.

The flashpoint was in March, after Asian-American legislators backed away from their previous support of SCA 5, a constitutional amendment that would have asked voters to repeal Proposition 209. That was the 1996 statewide initiative that banned racial and ethnic quotas in the state university systems and other public facilities.

Asian-American voters feared that their kids would face discriminationin university admissions if the new measure passed — and they put pressure on their legislators to back off. But some of SCA 5’s supporters, who remain intent on reviving the issue, were livid at how it all played out.”

Read the rest here.

I also think that Gov. Jerry Brown currently is the only one who can keep a lid on a massive feud inside the California Democratic Party. He’s an elder statesman now, respected by everybody in the party. He knows everybody and everything. He knows all the buttons to push to keep things going and everybody happy.

But this is his last election. And he’ll be a lame duck after the November election.

Then watch the sparks fly in this Family Feud.

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  1. Leotis Ahmad Jones
    Leotis Ahmad Jones 4 May, 2014, 06:40

    We don t need no freeloaders in any party. Know this dude, his teacher pension is $15000 more than new teacher salary.WTF. He talks about his modest $60000 pension. Schools suck, it is his fault. He should get a check and a beating every month.

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  2. Bill Gore
    Bill Gore 4 May, 2014, 08:03

    Since the ’70’s the wing of the national establishmen known as the ‘Democratic Party’ has done an outstanding job of branding itself with identity politics and fostering the growth of a culture of resentment and entitlement.

    At the street-level political theatre this means that voters have been conditioned to NOT think at all about issues, but merely to react to their feelings about a candidate who has the same skin tone or the same genitalia.

    E.g., “she’s a woman, I’m a woman, I will vote for her” or “he’s black, I’m black, I will vote for him.”

    Well, now it seems this ’70’s love child is all grown up and it is quite a beast.

    As a tool for social control, however, identity politics is very effective, as it is a complete ‘divide and conquer’ strategy. An atomized society is a weak society, ready for the loving ministrations of the social engineers….

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  3. Donkey
    Donkey 4 May, 2014, 10:05

    Brown is a clown, as are most things government. 🙂

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