Alabama’s on the fast track backward (I’ve been somewhat following this account through another blog site, Pam’s House Blend) — seems Patricia Todd, a woman who recently won a primary there for state legislature, won’t be permitted to proceed because of alleged campaign irregularities. Irregularities that actually may not be illegal under Alabama law, and that haven’t even been enforced since 1988.
Oh — she’s not just a woman; she’s also a Lesbian.
But here’s where it gets really, really weird. Todd doesn’t think the oucome was challenged because of her gender orientation; she thinks it’s about ethnicity:
Todd said she believes the challenge has nothing to do with the fact she is gay, but is about the fact that she is white and won in a majority black district.
“Of course if I was black I don’t think they would have contested the election,” Todd said. She blamed the contest on Joe Reed, longtime chairman of the black Democratic caucus, who wrote a letter before the election urging black leaders to support [Democratic challenger] Hendricks because of her race and stressing the need for keeping the seat in black hands.
Can this possibly get more painful? We’ll see, I suppose.
In other “Fast Track to the Past” news, black schoolchildren in Shreveport, LA were told … brace yourself for this because it’s stunning beyond rational modern comprehension … told to leave their seats at the front of a bus and move to the back to make room for white kids.
I swear I am not making this up.
Some of the more onerous excuses actually come from the article comments, at least one post all but raising the false specter of “reverse discrimination”, but there’s official backpedaling aplenty to be seen as well.
The school district is frantically disavowing responsibility, saying that bus seating assignments are up to the bus drivers. (The article’s subhead helpfully explains that “students [are] not allowed to sit in others’ laps, stand” — though of course that has nothing to do with the core issue, which is, at best, mishanding of a situation due to outright pig ignorance.)
At the rate we’re going, the GOP will have us all comfortably back in 1955 by the November elections.
Just remember: We get the government — and the society — that we deserve.
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