Here’s the objectionable quote by Palin, from her new book:
“But from what I’ve read, family life at the time of the founding was a lot like family life for Americans today: full of challenges, sure, but also full of simple pleasures.”
So now I’ll accuse David Frum of racism, for not mentioning Indians in his criticism of Palin for not mentioning blacks. Ha! Take that, Genetic Lottery Boy!
Actually, Frum’s criticism of Palin is truly amusing. He writes:
For the 1 in 6 Americans who were held as slaves in 1790 – often unable to marry legally, and always liable to be sold and separated from spouses or children – family life was quite a lot different at the time of the founding than it is today.
Many voluntarily live on a multi-generational, nationwide Democrat welfare plantation, don’t even bother trying to escape, or do so by poorly thought out, unrealistic means, i.e., career choices that demand either musical or athletic superstardom — both of which are unrealistic goals (but which are tactily approved of and encouraged by well-off white people — the ones who buy the rap records, and follow professional sports too passionately for their own good.)
So actually, family life for many blacks is only slightly different now than it was in 1790.
Except it’s largely their own doing.