Saturday, June 2, 2012

Kevin D. Williamson:
Democrats who argue that the best policies for black Americans are those that are soft on crime and generous with welfare are engaged in much the same sort of cynical racial calculation President [Lyndon] Johnson was practicing when he informed skeptical southern governors that his plan for the Great Society was “to have them ni**ers voting Democratic for the next two hundred years.” Johnson’s crude racism is, happily, largely a relic of the past, but his strategy endures.
(No asterisks in original.)