We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Why were Dems so rude and hostile at the King funeral? Here's one reason: more and more black Republican candidates. Dems feel that they need to try to scare their people back to the plantation, so they are pumping victimization, instead of opportunity, as hard as they can. It's a negative message, and it won't work in 2006.
How can you keep selling victimhood when the country is full of black Republican candidates? Despite the Democratic-produced stereotype of poor, single-mother, victimized blacks, American has a rapidly-growing population of middle class, church-going, solid and ambitious black families. Why would they stick with a political party which demeans them and uses them? They won't.
Lynn Swann is just one of many. This guy can run. And will win. Aspiring blacks and hispanics are part of the future of the Republican Party - if it will stand for its principles...which it has not been doing recently, for lack of a good orator.
This great photo yesterday - not from the funeral.