You Heard It Here First


3/12/2013

But, you’ll frequently hear about it first at National Review Online. It’s just that I beat them to the punch this time. You can read what I wrote here.

Michael Walsh saw the same article I saw regarding the city of Detroit and its now-convicted Democrat criminal former mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick. He wrote about it in his inimitable, take-no-prisoners, pull-no-punches style.

He wrote about it, and you can click here to read it. I strongly recommend it.

Here’s a telling passage:

And there you have it — Detroit as the perfect exemplar of liberal thought and policy in action. But even in the Land of No Consequences, there are consequences, and in Detroit’s case, they are dire. Photographs alone cannot convey the extent of the wreckage and spiritual desolation. Motown’s the perfect dead end of the leftist dream — and now that they’ve perfected it, whipsaw and all, it’s coming to a country near you. Here’s the Times’ kicker:

“Detroit is a microcosm of what’s going on in America, except America can still print money and borrow,” Mr. Boyle said.

We’ll see how long that lasts. Meanwhile, what’s happened in Detroit is a national disgrace, and in a properly functioning two-party system, the GOP would hang it around the Democrats’ neck, beat them to the ground with it, and never let up until the public begins to grasp the magnitude of the calamity, [emphasis added] and what it portends for a nation hurtling down the same path.

Walsh’s passage is worth repeating: “in a properly functioning two-party system, the GOP would hang it (the Detroit catastrophe) around the Democrats’ neck, beat them to the ground with it, and never let up until the public begins to grasp the magnitude of the calamity”

Yep.

We need more — a lot more — like Michael Walsh, exhorting the Republican Party to grow a spine and fight the American left with real ammunition. We don’t have to stoop to their level. They lie, slander, libel, cheat, calumny, defame, disparage, backstab, misrepresent, con, defraud, bamboozle, shout down, double deal, fast talk, hoodwink, bribe, steal, and, as we see in Detroit, engage in corruption on a colossal, stupendous scale.

We don’t have to do any of that. The simple truth is damning enough. We need to use it.

— xPraetorius

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