Wednesday, February 08, 2017
(2/08/2017 10:00:00 AM) - Al
Obama was for school choice before he was against it.
A wise man once said it's easy to change your mind when you don't really believe in anything.
PREDICTION: In 5, or 20, or 50 years, school choice will be proven to be a huge success, especially in urban areas with a large percentage of minority students. Today, they are stuck in underperforming schools because the unions insist that bad schools going out of business is a bad thing...even though that's a best case scenario. And you know what? The Dems will insist they are the champions of school choice, because those evil Republicans were against it.
You don't believe me do you? Think I'm being foolish, don't you? Let's hearken back to the 1960's for a minute. History tells us that Dems pushed through legislation to ensure blacks had the same voting rights as whites. Those evil rich white Republicans, racists I tell you, fought it tooth and nail. But eventually, common sense won, and to this day, blacks support the Democrat party with over 90% of their votes.
Except...that's not what happened.
The voting rights bill was passed in the U.S. Senate by a 77-19 vote (Democrats 47-16, Republicans 30-2) on May 26, 1965. After debating the bill for more than a month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill by a vote of 333-85 (Democrats 221-61, Republicans 112-24) on July 9. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law on August 6.--History.com
Note: Yes, I know the Senate vote does not add up properly. So, because that irritates me, I looked it up. Harry Byrd, a lifelong Democrat, is listed as "unknown" for some reason on the official vote.
So, 17 of the 19 votes against it were Dems. You know, that party of inclusion that also fought for slavery. Al Gore Sr. was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and voted against the Civil Rights Act, though he did take his sheet off long enough to vote "yea" on this. Maybe all those cross burnings is what started this climate change problem whose only fix is taking more money from the successful, which is also the only solution to every problem that exists on the planet.
Hence, I digress.
Of course, insisting the public school system is not broken means that this is a brilliant use of taxpayer money. Seriously, take a few minutes and try, just try and defend such stupidity. Well, maybe we should just throw more money at it...that's gotten stellar results so far.
2/08/2017 10:00:00 AM