Friday, May 21, 2010

Interesting on Elena Kagan and the So-Called "Left"

So, I just read this article from David Sirota where he writes: 

"We know Kagan was among the Clinton administration advisers urging the president to support a serious abortion restriction and to avoid reducing racist disparities in criminal sentencing. We know that as Harvard Law School dean, Kagan 'hired 29 tenured or tenure-track faculty members [and] did not hire a single black, Latino, or American Indian—not one, not even a token,' reports Duke University’s Guy-Uriel Charles. And we know that in her solicitor general confirmation hearings, Kagan stated her radical belief that the government can hold terrorism suspects without trial.

"Again, if this were a Republican nominee’s record, 'The Left’s' pro-choice and civil rights groups would be frantically mounting opposition—or at least raising concerns. But this is a Democratic nominee, so they’ve fallen in line. Planned Parenthood celebrated Kagan’s 'dedication,' the NAACP trumpeted her 'commitment to diversity' and the liberal Alliance for Justice said it 'applauds' her nomination."

What he is describing is both accurate and despicable.  It brings to mind a very important truth articulated by Bob Avakian:

"If you try to make the Democrats be what they are not and never will be, you will end up being more like what the Democrats actually are."

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posted by Sunsara Taylor at 4:07 PM


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