August 1, 2015

THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRET...:

The Opportunity Debate Heats Up (WSJ, July 31, 2015)

In early July former Texas Governor Rick Perry delivered a strong speech in Washington, bluntly asserting that Republican policies would produce better results for black Americans than what Democrats long in political control of big U.S. cities have produced. On Friday attendees at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale heard Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton speak. They were not singing from the same hymnal.

The former Florida Governor said that the decades-long War on Poverty effort, which has spent trillions of dollars, "while well intentioned, has been a losing one." He talked about his theme of a "right to rise" in America, which he said requires a much faster rate of economic growth and greater opportunity for all income groups. Mr. Bush also pushed school choice and charter schools, pointing to the gains in educational achievement when he was Governor. Mr. Perry pointed to similar performance in Texas.


...is that it's not important that the nominee win more of the black vote; because simply courting it will tend to repress black turnout and make white women view him as moderate enough for them to be comfortable.

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