Speaking of throwing people off the bus…

David Codrea links to someone who does just that. He has quite the visceral reaction to it too, which I share, but still I thought I’d elaborate.

While it may be true that many blacks and Hispanics vote for politicians who don’t support individual liberty, I still don’t think it’s smart to unilaterally dismiss those groups. It only serves the enemy to do that; it makes us look even more like the racist reactionaries we’re so often unjustly painted as, and it results in fewer people on our side. I might have said it before, but finding a poor black man like Otis McDonald to be the face of gun rights advocates in Chicago was a stroke of genius because it showed that the cause was not just the domain of old white guys. And just how chickenshit is it to say that enlisting minorities is only going to lead to the end of gun rights? I’m guessing that dipshit cop’s not willing to use that fourth box, indeed, that he’d probably be one of the people going door-to-door rounding up the guns. And it strikes me that he’d probably even relish taking them from people like Otis McDonald. So who’s really the sellout here?

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One Response to “Speaking of throwing people off the bus…”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Borepatch (173.48.134.243)
    I was young back when the Democrats didn’t despise the poor and work to keep them down. I was a Democrat back then.

    Was.
    April 30, 2010, 9:57:51 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    Sabra (24.28.142.54)
    Yeah, Borepatch, I’ve heard more than one former Democrat bemoan the fact that the party left them behind. I was a Democrat in high school because I’ve always been for the little guy–which is to say, I was a Democrat just long enough to see through the rhetoric and realize they support only the collective. Actual, classical Liberals are fine men; too bad they’ve been run from the party & replaced wholesale with Progressives.

    As to the dimwit in question…Again, no sense of history there. While it may well be true that the shooting sports are overwhelmingly the purview of white folks, that’s in large part because of historical actions taken to prevent them (blacks especially) from owning weapons at all. What that has grown into is a lot of criminals with guns and a lot of law-abiding folks who have somehow gotten the notion that gun = bad guy. Not only does having a poor black man as the public face of Chicago’s gun ban benefit Second Amendment Advocates, it is my deep desire that it benefits poor black people even more. We need to rewrite the “only criminals have guns meme” for these people, not just for our benefit, but for theirs.
    May 1, 2010, 9:28:20 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    BobG (71.35.218.42)
    Damn, that asshole is a nasty piece of work, isn’t he? Wonder if he keeps a sheet and white hood in the back of the closet.
    May 1, 2010, 12:28:57 PM CDT

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