How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Don

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Don, by David Cole.

Leftists will always call conservatives racist; it’s part of their standard operational playbook. But the members of the [Republican] propriety police believe that if conservatives watch their words and stop appealing to “angry white males,” the left will back off and play fair. This is a ridiculous worldview …

Affirmative action used to be a winning issue for the GOP … , and it still could be. According to a 2013 Gallup poll, 67% of U.S. adults in total, and 75% of white adults, reject using race as a factor in college admissions even if it means fewer minorities are admitted. …

However, if the presidential election does indeed become a referendum on Scalia’s replacement, this would be the year for Republicans to put affirmative action squarely on the table and hammer it hard. But no, we have been ordered to be “cautious,” even as the left is allowed unlimited zeal in pushing racial quotas and preferential treatment ….

Too many people on the right are sick and tired of being policed on the issue of race, by the mainstream media, by SJWs in every corner of society, and by the brand protectors in their own party.

Even if Trump doesn’t win the nomination, the horses have already bolted the barn. Three years ago … the “let’s take the gloves off on race” wing of the GOP base could easily be cowed and quieted. That couldn’t happen today. For better or worse, the unapologetic racial boundary-testers are a vocal faction now, and the party will have to begin regularly throwing them a bone or two.