Enough With The Plantations…

says Robert George, in a thoughtful, bipartisan rant:

He smacks Hillary, but adds: “[C]onservatives don’t get a free pass on this. I don’t know who started it — though this was an early entry — but too many on the right have adopted the “plantation” language as a favorite trope in trying to dislodge minority (particularly African American) allegiance to the Democratic Party. It matters little whether those comments have come from black conservatives or white conservatives (or Latino conservatives), it is inherently insulting and counterproductive to the very principle that the writer is advocating. It’s very difficult to convince someone of the validity of your argument by suggesting that continuing to vote for the other party is evidence of a slave-like mentality. …. In short, suggesting that blacks have a plantation mentality for continuing to support Democrats — and then expecting them to support Republicans — makes about as much sense as trying to convince a Republican to switch parties becaused the GOP are Nazis.”

Enough With The Plantations…