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Apr 12, 201603:18 PMBlaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Race for the White House turns to race

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Among Democrats!

Sorry for being late today. We are, as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says, “running on C.P. time.”

Speaking of New York, our liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances are blaming Bill Clinton instead of George W. Bush. Progress, one guesses, if it weren’t so backwards.

Bill was confronted by the racist hate group Black Lives Matter late last week at a campaign event for the Missus.

“I don’t know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them out onto the street to murder other African-American children,” Clinton said. “Maybe you thought they were good citizens ... You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter. Tell the truth. You are defending the people who cause young people to go out and take guns.”

Cue the tut-tutting of the liberal-progressive-socialist news media. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, doppelganger for Obamacare’s pajama boy, speculated that Bill was hurting Hillary’s campaign. That he was out of step. (MSNBC poll: “Is Bill Clinton becoming a liability among black voters?” Two-thirds of its liberal audience said yes.)

“I cheered on protesters who interrupted Bill Clinton and exposed how ugly, racist, and narcissistic he really is,” writes the 2012 National Lesbian and Gay Journalist of the Year.

The progressive catechism — taught right here in Madison and practiced on the county board and city council — teaches that too many black men are incarcerated, but not that too many are committing crime.

Bill Clinton’s 1994 crime bill “sent incarceration to record levels and ravaged poor communities, taking a particularly devastating toll on African-Americans that political leaders are only now working to reverse,” according to The New York Times. Note: it was incarceration that ravaged poor communities, not crime. Although crime truly was at an all-time high back then.

The incidence of violent crime peaked when the 1994 crime bill was being debated but declined significantly after its passage: from 758/100,000 in 1991 to 388/100,000 in 2012. After all, the bad guys are locked up where they can only hurt each other.

Do black lives really matter?

But the serious crime rate, especially shootings, is increasing again. Why? Because, in most big cities, the police are backing down — it’s the Ferguson Effect, a victory for anti-policing activists like Black Lives Matter. And Hillary and Bernie, who called out the name of Milwaukee’s Dontre Hamilton but not 5-year-old Laylah Petersen, who was shot to death the same year sitting on her grandfather’s lap by gang members who targeted the wrong house.

At the Milwaukee debate in February, Bernie Sanders excoriated “over-policing in African-American neighborhoods” due to “institutional racism,” and called police “an occupying force.” Hillary blamed “systemic racism.” The two Democratic candidates for the nation’s highest land are not outliers.

It is not happenstance that arrests in NYC have dropped by 54% after two NYPD officers were murdered on Dec. 20 … as officers felt “betrayed” by the mayor and feared for their own safety, Business Insider reports.


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Apr 12, 2016 03:26 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

That's rich. Blaska quoting Ray Lewis, of all people, about black-on-black violence.

Apr 13, 2016 08:22 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Is Ray Lewis not speaking the truth?

Apr 13, 2016 08:36 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Well, Anon @ 8:22, considering Lewis' strong connection to a 2000 double homicide of two black men in Atlanta, I guess he is an expert on the subject. Just because Lewis is correct that black-on-black violence in our inner cities is a serious problem, doesn't make the fact that Blaska is choosing to quote him any less ironic.

Apr 13, 2016 08:54 am
 Posted by  AnonyBob

Shootings are up. More guns? Is that the problem, or is it your solution? Tell me about your well regulated militia.

Apr 13, 2016 11:43 am
 Posted by  madisonexpat


Did you hear a dog whistle during the HILLARIOUS! comedy skit between Her Deservedness and Bill Blasio?
Is "colored people time"..... wait for it....

Apr 13, 2016 06:39 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Blaska - Did I miss your reporting of another home-invasion attempted rape by Madison's most cherished asset, the young black male?

Clearly Kareem Abdul Caire's all black, taxpayer funded school would have stopped this from happening.

Keep your powder dry, Madison . . . you might actually need it!

- "Citizen Dave's Remington 700"

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Raised on a farm near Sun Prairie, David Blaska is a recovering liberal who spent 18 years in daily newspapers, including 12 at The Capital Times in Madison as a reporter and editor. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as acting press secretary in 1998 and is a veteran and survivor of 19 years in state government. He served 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. From December 2007 to November 2011 he wrote the consistently popular "Blaska's Blog" for Isthmus online's "The Daily Page" until, he says, the intolerant liberals ran him off. He blogs from Madison.

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