Of course, most local coverage is essentially sports coverage — who is up, who is down. Or it’s just about who is white or black or gay or unmarried. Nothing about ideas or policies. These are the same people who never exposed any corruption in DC until Tim Day and other private citizens brought it to light. Who have never looked at who donates hundreds of thousands to all our incumbents from Eleanor Holmes Norton down, and whether it correlates with committees they sit on and votes they take.
The presumption is that Rand or Ron Paul are the sum total of libertarian voices, and that the libertarian twittersphere and blogosphere that Waldman and other stalinoids are ignorant of doesn’t exist. Sean Malone took him to task.
But then, according to Diane West’s new book on communist infiltration of the federal government, that may not be new.
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But sometimes the leftovers and proglodytes hurl their charges of racism from somewhat less segregated homesteads, at least in a snapshot sense. Neighborhoods that are temporarily integrated because the non-black well paid agents of Big Government are still displacing the black working class. As the federal government, and liberal billionaires and multimillionaires like George Soros and the lobbyist Podesta brothers, import mainly white technocrats and lawyers with 6 and even 7 figure salaries into DC, waves of gentrification displace the original working class African American population. Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner, Karen Finney and other Democrat pols and flaks live in gleaming lofts built on what used to be black neighborhoods.
And joining them is Matthew Yglesias. He recently bought a lovely new million dollar condo, which provoked some discussion about how well it pays to promote the leftover agenda. This week he’s being paid to say Rand Paul is a white supremacist, because Rand Paul might just think there is a way to address bigotry in a multicultural society other than the Democrat Party’s failed model of a drug war, failed segregated public schools, the sacred cow of the Civil Rights Act, and selling poor black and brown kids to the educrat cartels to get donations for Democratic candidates. Ironically, Yglesias home is erected on the grave of DC’s black majority, now down to 49% and shrinking – his home is the former location of Damali African Wear.
Wonder if he’s seen Poltergeist?
(A side note: Yglesias did actually participate in a panel recently on how government regulation drives up the cost of housing for poor and moderate income people. And he should be concerned about how government programs increase poverty and social ills – he’s been mugged once so far when walking home from visiting some poorer, libertarian, journalists who live in a less gentrified neighborhood.)