Monday, December 29, 2014

And Politics is Crime

In an article entitled "Crime as Politics", Victor Davis Hanson examines the politicization of crime and its use by Obama and his corrupt minions as an electorial strategy.  As always with Hanson, it's a deep, thoughtful, and insightful effort, and a must-read.  In this excerpt, Hanson refers to the "conversation" on race that liberals are always screaming the country needs, but in reality don't want to have:
Yet to have such a discussion, not to mention their remedies, would put the Al Sharptons and others out of business. Moreover, the entire Obama electoral strategy was to galvanize the black community to register, turn out at the polls, and vote in monolithic fashion for Obama, as the emblematic black candidate. Because there was no margin of error in such calculus (given that racial chauvinism turns off one voter for every voter it attracts), if the cases of Skip Gates, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and the Eric Garner were not politicized, others would have to be invented to create the needed outrage and solidarity that translates into political clout.
Yes indeed. [ht: instapundit.com]