Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Quickies: The Race Card Has Been Supplanted By The Offense Card

     The following brief speech, made by Delegate Nick Freitas on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates, has drawn a lot of attention:

     It’s a fine bit of rhetoric to be sure, every word of it well grounded in the facts, and I applaud it heartily – but the most striking thing about it was the reaction of the Democrats in the Assembly: they walked out.

     Here’s a tweet of one Democrat’s reaction:

     Del Joseph Lindsey, D-Norfolk, says Freitas's speech may be the most offensive thing he's heard in his time in the House.

     "I have seen many of my colleagues emotionally shaken and bothered by either a lack of concern for facts. Or just simply playing to the cameras."

     Delegate Lindsey will soon learn – if he hasn’t already – that claiming to be “offended” no longer causes all of us in the Right to abase ourselves and beg forgiveness. The Democrats have offended us far too often and too deeply.

1 comment:

Wanda Sherratt said...

When the Democrats walked out, couldn't they have immediately called a vote on something? My brain immediately recalled something I learned in high school many decades ago: in 1950, the Soviets boycotted the UN Security Council in protest over the status of Nationalist China, and while they were gone, a vote was taken to punish North Korea for invading the south. They could have vetoed that resolution, but they weren't there, so it went ahead and thus began the Korean War.