Sunday, February 19, 2012

Marquette’s Rev. Bryan N. Massingale: Still the Race Hustler

Via The Provincial Emails:

Forty “religious leaders” (read: leftist professors and a few clerical activists) recently released a statement attacking Republican candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum for “Divisive Rhetoric Around Race and Poverty.”

What are these two quoted as saying? The statement claims:
Rick Santorum attracted scrutiny for telling Iowa voters he doesn’t want “to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money.”
Then it asserts:
Mr. Gingrich has frequently attacked President Obama as a “food stamp president” and claimed that African Americans are content to collect welfare benefits rather than pursue employment.
But what did Santorum actually say?
“I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.”
As for Gingrich, the manifesto provides no citation for his statement, but the following is typical of what he has been saying:
You don’t get out of 9.2% unemployment, you don’t get out of — today it was announced [that] the largest number of Americans [are] on food stamps in history. I’ve said now for six months, this is the most effective food stamp President in history. That sounds like it is an attack, it’s just a statement of fact. It’s just that his administration kills jobs. They are driving Americans onto food stamps. Most Americans would rather have a paycheck.
Among the other clerical types signing the statement is Marquette’s Rev. Bryan N. Massingale, a fellow who has a history of playing the race card to promote a leftist political agenda.

Massingale also routinely trashes Catholic teaching on sexuality.

If the manifesto is particularly egregious for distorting the statements of Gingrich and Santorum, it is morally irresponsible for refusing to deal with a simple reality: dependency is far too common in the U.S. today, and it’s particularly common in the black community.

For example, in 2009, 25.1% of persons living in black households were receiving food stamps, while only 6.9% of persons in white (non-Hispanic) households got food stamps. Indeed, a bit over half of all blacks (50.9% to be exact) lived in a household getting some means-tested assistance, as opposed to only 20.5% of non-Hispanic whites.(See Table 543 here.)

The numbers, for both blacks and whites, have increased since.

The simple fact is that liberals don’t much mind dependency, since a population dependent on government will vote for the party of government — the Democrats. The people who signed the statement attacking the two Republican candidates don’t particularly mind having a large dependent population. Gingrich and Santorum do.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Prof. McAdams:

Contradicting the basic mission of your blog, your viewpoints can hardly be considered independent on any level. Consider this post. You start with:

"Forty “religious leaders” (read: leftist professors and a few clerical activists) recently released a statement attacking Republican candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum"

Yet, in a previous post trumpeting a statement by 16 "climate scientists" (read: big oil funded consultants with practically no experience in climate science) on the bogus claims of global warming, you readily embrace their claims. In fact, you go on to refer to climate scientists as "faculty members", after all, which presumably means that academic scientists are somehow less able than scientists in national labs or industry. This, of course, is very far from the truth. Check out how many of the Nobel prizes in the sciences have gone to scientists in academia vs. government or industry. Of course, I forgot momentarily that the Nobel prizes are a leftist propaganda tool designed to bring down the free world.

Since you speak so clearly for the far right (read: independent, critical thinkers who have no underlying agenda) , let me ask you a very basic question. What, despite the fact that it was championed by Al Gore, do you have against climate science?

9:46 PM  

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