The Political Consequences of Bigotry

A race-based campaign that flirts with black nationalism and and racial preferences has negative consequences:

My Way News – Clinton wins Puerto Rico primary but Obama gains delegates
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton won a lopsided, but largely symbolic victory Sunday in Puerto Rico’s presidential primary, the final act in a weekend of tumult that brought Barack Obama tantalizingly close to the Democratic presidential nomination.

The former first lady was gaining more than 60 percent of the vote in early returns, and a pre-election poll suggested she could wind up with nearly two-thirds support.

Too little and too late to deny Obama the Democratic nomination.

Perhaps enough to reverse the damage to the GOP caused by the know-nothing faction, and (hopefully) to give the Presidency to John McCain this november.

More Donations to Burma than China

While China has been displaying a level of unprecedented openness and concern for human rights, Burma is allowing her citizens to die of disease and neglect in the shadows. So why has Burma (which diverts aid to its military) been a bigger recipient of international aid than China? Historyguy has more:

HG’s WORLD: Update: A Tale of Two Countries

The contributions to date for Burma, $147,772,066 and China, $187,808,221 seem to be out of sync, with the amount pledged to Burma close to the amount pledged to China. Perhaps a reflection of the needs of a country further down the resource chain from China. The unsettling thing is the question of how much of that $147 million will go to line the pockets of the ruling junta members?

If you think about it for a bit, the answer won’t surprise you.

The Political Benefits of Bigotry

One way that Barack Obama’s synching of the Democratic nomination helps Republicans is that it gives control of the Democratic Party in ’08 to a rather ugly collection of know-nothings. Republican know-nothings seriously hurt the party’s in-roads with Mexicans and latinos, as they publicly and effectively attacked George Bush and John McCain for their comprehensive immigration reform program. It now looks like Barack Obama’s supporters on the left will steal some of that thunder. While Obama offers lukewarm support for comprehensive immigration reform, his advocacy of laws & regulations that discrimination against asians, his opposition to free trade with Asian countries, and Hillary’s (as opposed to Obama’s) high profile work with the Indian American Congress threaten to alienate him from yet another racial group. (Having already written on how white folks green runs a world in need and belonging to a racist church for two decades, he has long since alienated himself from most whites.)

And now, Obama supporters like Jeffrey indicate that hostility toward immigration folkways may be widespread on the left:

At least Barack, unlike a certain Piyush what’s-his-face, can promote himself without having to adopt an Angle sounding nickname for the sole purpose of not scaring his base away.

What a perfect combination of ignorance, bigotry, and multiculturalism.

I really don’t want Obama and his supporters to introduce more hate to this campaign: they have already done enough. But if they (and their supporters) continue in this direction, it will be good for the GOP.