Progressive Success Part Two

In spite of King Barry’s statements to the contrary, credit for the smashing success (See what I did there?) of the current situation in the City of Baltimore, Republicans can’t take any credit for the city’s response to the death of Freddie Gray.

Lest y’all think that I’m getting to big for my pundit britches, check out this post by Kevin D. Williamson at National Review.  Here’s a little taste of what Mr. Williamson posits regarding Progressive solutions:

American cities are by and large Democratic-party monopolies, monopolies generally dominated by the so-called progressive wing of the party. The results have been catastrophic, and not only in poor black cities such as Baltimore and Detroit. Money can paper over some of the defects of progressivism in rich, white cities such as Portland and San Francisco, but those are pretty awful places to be non-white and non-rich, too: Blacks make up barely 9 percent of the population in San Francisco, but they represent 40 percent of those arrested for murder, and they are arrested for drug offenses at ten times their share of the population. Criminals make their own choices, sure, but you want to take a look at the racial disparity in educational outcomes and tell me that those low-income nine-year-olds in Wisconsin just need to buck up and bootstrap it?

It is worth following the link above to read all of Mr. Williamson’s post.  Now y’all can see that this view of the destructive nature of Progressive dogma isn’t just some wild conspiracy theory cooked up by us toothless, toenail-biting rednecks down here in Alabama.

Most of the readers of this page tend towards Conservative/libertarian/Constitutionalist beliefs, but not all.  Those of you out there who like to call yourselves “Progressives”:  Does this still seem right to you?  Stay tuned.  Marty and I have a LOT more to say about Progressives in the coming days and weeks.