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Affirmative Action Is Raaaaacism

Posted on | February 26, 2012 | 17 Comments

by Smitty

That’s a drum we cannot over-flog:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 24% of Likely U.S. Voters favor applying affirmative action policies to college admissions.

Putting government in charge of raaaaacism management, in the form of Affirmative Action, or some other falsehood, just distorts the economy and destroys civic virtue.

We need to vote Obama out, clueful SCOTUS justices in, and then gradually bulldoze the last century of diabolical rulings. And that’s my moderate stance on the issue.

via Althouse

Update: via Drudge, how did we miss #OccupyResoluteDesk playing the raaaaace card straight up?

I know Kevin Jackson and Alfonzo Rachel will be jumping all over that. With cleats.

Update: linked at Sentry Journal.


17 Responses to “Affirmative Action Is Raaaaacism”

  1. Bob Belvedere
    February 26th, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    We’ve only got a few years left, I fear, to do this before we have to go all Lexington and Concord.

  2. Mark Goluskin
    February 26th, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    Thank you for reminding us that there are 5 a’s in raaaaacism! But what I really like is the term Raaaaacism Management! That is classic. If I use it on my blog, you get all the credit!

  3. JackieO
    February 26th, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    This is one of those “no-brainers” that Republicans refuse to tackle.  Imagine our black President defending racial preferences because Americans are inherently racist?

    If the Supreme Court doesn’t strike this nonsense down with the upcoming case, the GOP should push for a federal law outlawing ALL racial preferences.  You would see 75% of America rallying behind the Republican Party.

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 26th, 2012 @ 8:16 pm
  5. Adjoran
    February 26th, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    There is a very good chance the Court will overturn the existing ruling allowing racial preferences.  It was a 5-4 case with only Madame Justice O’Connor’s convoluted logic  providing the margin.  She has since been replaced by the far more sensible Alito, and Kagan has to recuse because she worked on the case as SG earlier.

  6. Quartermaster
    February 26th, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

    It was Michelle Malkin that taught us to properly spell Raaaaacism.

  7. Quartermaster
    February 26th, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

    I like sexism myself. But, then, I just prefer women. It’s a guy thing I guess.

  8. smitty
    February 26th, 2012 @ 9:41 pm
  9. Dana
    February 26th, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

     Justice Kagan’s recusal is meaningless; it all boils down to Justice Kennedy.  If he votes with the other sensible Justices, Affirmative Action is struck down 5-3; if he goes mushy and votes with the liberals, it’s a 4-4 tie, which leaves the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which upholds Affirmative Action, in place.

    Justice Kennedy voted with the sensible side in te two University of Michigan cases, but that doesn’t mean he will this time, not of he has the deciding vote.  And the current case could easily be decided on narrower grounds than overturning Affirmative Action; that’s the kind of muddle of the road (no, that wasn’t a typo) Justice kennedy likes to take.

  10. Dana
    February 26th, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

     This is a case for the October 2012 session; it will not be decided before the election.

  11. Adjoran
    February 26th, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

     True enough on Kennedy’s history, except that one thing he holds inviolate is his own opinion.  He is loathe to change his mind.

    Also, he was embarrassed and offended by Obama’s classless insults at the SOTU, and has not likely forgotten.  Justices aren’t supposed to consider such things, but if they only considered the Constitution we would hardly be in the mess we are now.  They are human.  Maybe that can work to the country’s favor for once.

  12. Adjoran
    February 26th, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

     The first use was on the old Apolyton forums – a real free-for-all, mostly weird kids, lots of liberals, but also conservatives and libertarians, sometimes as trolls  – back in 2002.

    The first statement “there are 5 A’s in raaaaacism” was from a comment on an article in the UK Spectator by commenter “Lady Astor’s son-in-law” on July 30, 2009 – curiously enough, just over a month before Stacy first used it.

    BTW,  Lady Astor’s real-life son-in-law is in fact David Cameron.

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  14. Quartermaster
    February 27th, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    Adjoran, below, may be correct. I don’t know. I saw it in a Malkin Article back in 2006 or 2007. She didn’t explicitly state it, however.

  15. Bob Belvedere
    February 27th, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Dana: What king are you using as a symbol?

  16. Bob Belvedere
    February 27th, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    The Justices are human, but Kennedy is known to be petty. 

  17. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 28th, 2012 @ 3:25 am