GOP Bennetts remarks on blacks, crime stir outrage
- I will not even comment at this time as I am just outraged! How can
anyone who has been in the eye of the media and public events be so
tone deaf? Or was he hoping to take some heat of of Tom Delay and
take "one for the ethicless team?"
America needs to clean up the dirty mess that Bush brought to
Washington and send the whole bunch back for more de-tox. I am so
perplexed how this ilk can even open their mouths about Democrats
after such a week as they have had!
Read the following....
Addressing a caller's suggestion that the "lost revenue from the
people who have been aborted in the last 30 years" would be enough to
preserve Social Security's solvency, radio host and former Reagan
administration Secretary of Education Bill Bennett dismissed
such "far-reaching, extensive extrapolations" by declaring that
if "you wanted to reduce crime ... if that were your sole purpose,
you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate
would go down." Bennett conceded that aborting all African-American
babies "would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible
thing to do," then added again, "but the crime rate would go down."
Bennett's remark was apparently inspired by the claim that legalized
abortion has reduced crime rates, which was posited in the book
Freakonomics (William Morrow, May 2005) by Steven D. Levitt and
Stephen J. Dubner. But Levitt and Dubner argued that aborted fetuses
would have been more likely to grow up poor and in single-parent or
teenage-parent households and therefore more likely to commit crimes;
they did not put forth Bennett's race-based argument.
GOP Bennett's remarks on blacks, crime stir outrage
- Are we supposed to be shocked/surprised? I wonder why Trent Lott is so
popular in the South. I mean... haven't we gotten used to these kind
of stuff after 40 years of racist legacy of the Republican Party long ago?
I wonder why people are so mad when the Republicans start showing
their true selves.
- It didn't surprise me a bit. BTW, Bennet claims to
have dated Janis Joplin when he was grad student at
the University of Texas @ Austin in the sixties. Upon
hearing this about 15 years ago, I gave up alcohol and
all psychotropic agents in an effort to remain alert
at all times. The world had suddenly become a far more
unpredictable place than I had ever imagined.
--- Ram Lau <ramlau@...> wrote:
Are we supposed to be shocked/surprised? I wonder why
Trent Lott is so
popular in the South. I mean... haven't we gotten used
to these kind
of stuff after 40 years of racist legacy of the
Republican Party long ago?
I wonder why people are so mad when the Republicans
their true selves.
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