I. Just How Bad Do You Have To Be For The KKK to repudiate you?
This from the Ku Klux Klan, LLC website:
NOTE: The Ku Klux Klan, LLC. has not or EVER will have ANY connection with The "Westboro Baptist Church". We absolutely repudiate their activities.
The Ku Klux Klan, LLC.
. . . . you really have to be off the chart nuts for the KKK to issue a press release disclaiming any relation . . . and, I might add, Westboro Baptist Church is led by Fred Phelps, a lifelong Democrat.
(H/T Rocket Surgery)
II. More Crazy Nancy-isms
Crazy Nancy Pelosi, who told us a few weeks ago that we had to pass Obamacare in order to find out what's in it, has decided there's no need for anyone looking too closely now that its been passed:
It’s like the back of the refrigerator. You see all these wires and the rest. All you need to know is, you open the door. The light goes on.
Bryan Preston, memorialized at Instapundit, believes that Pelosi's analogy falls far short:
Sticking with the refrigerator analogy, here’s something that I think gets us a lot closer to reality than anything Pelosi is likely to say. You’re lured to buy a refrigerator, only to find out that once you add up all the hidden costs the price is probably 30 times what was advertised, and the thing ends up taking over your entire house and bankrupting you and your whole neighborhood. You call somebody to come fix it, and the IRS shows up.
III. From the "live by identity politics, die by identity politics file.
There is blatant racism going on . . . and the race card is flying - all within the Democratic Party.
While Democratic strategists back Case because they think he has a better shot at winning, "Case is roundly loathed by the Hawaii party establishment" for a few reasons. First, in 2006 he challenged Sen. Daniel Akaka in the Democratic primary. Second, he's white. The Asian American Action Fund is attacking the DCCC for quietly siding with Case:
“It is unseemly for party officials to step into a special election with more than one Democrat, particularly in a district where 58 percent of the population is Asian Pacific American," says the Asian American Action Fund executive director Gautam Dutta in a statement, provided to POLITICO, that's likely to be the first shot in a campaign to resist DCCC's efforts.
"Imagine the disgruntled reaction were the DCCC to step into a contested special election in a predominantly African-American or Latino district," Dutta pointedly added.
Yes, well, as Democrats regularly remind us, any action that a minority group doesn't like is per se racism, regardless of the motives.
IV. Democratcy In Action
In California, the state's Democratic party is stacking the deck in favor of Barbara Boxer against primary challenger Micky Kaus. They have decided to only allow Boxer to speak at the state's Democratic Party Convention. No need for the electorate to make an informed decision when the party heads have made their pick. Why bother with a primary?