I’ve always said that that there really is no such thing as a Reasonable Republican anymore. When it comes to modern American conservatism, the most respectable people in the world spout the same nonsense that the wingnuts do. This is what John Cochrane said last week about the African American community:
America has a real problem on the lower income end, epitomized by Charles Murray’s “Fishtown.” A segment of America is stuck in widespread single motherhood, leading to terrible early-child experiences, awful education, substance abuse, and criminality. 70% of male black high school dropouts will end up in prison, hence essentially unemployable and poor marriage prospects. Less than half are even looking for legal work.
This is what Ted Nugent said yesterday about the African American community:
Based on crime stats in Ferguson and elsewhere, it would be a safe bet to assume the two thugs the police are looking for are black males between the age of 15 and 25.
It would also be a safe bet the two thugs being searched for were raised by a single parent, have criminal records, are high school dropouts, don’t have jobs and are very likely to be members of a gang.
Basically, they are both based on the same aristocratic idea that the rich are deserving and the poor are not. The rich are just better. And just as always in this country, that largely depends upon carefully crafted racism, now most often pitched by Charles Murray.