The Martyr: Willie Horton  

TTigerAtty 63M
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6/13/2006 5:35 am

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6/13/2006 9:56 am

The Martyr: Willie Horton

Chapter 3 of Ann Coulter's new book begins as follows:

The martyrdom of Willie Horton will go down in history as the beginning of the Democrat's official rejection of democracy. In 1988, the Democratic presidential candidate was Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, card-carying member of the ACLU. He was running against Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush. Most people knew the election was over at the very beginning of the first presidential debate, when 6'2" Bush shook hands with Dukakis, who claims to be 5'8" (i.e., around 5'3" ). Any remaining doubts were resolved during the second presidential debate, when CNN's Bernie Shaw asked Dukakis, an avid opponent of the death penalty, if he thought he would change his mind about the death penalty if his wife was and murdered.

DUKAKIS [bloodless, technocratic voice]: No, I don't, Bernard. And I think you know that I've opposed the death penalty during all of my life. I don't see any evidence that it's a deterrent, and I think there are better and more effective ways to deal with violent crime. We've done so in my own state. And it's one of the reasons why we have the biggest drop in crime of any industrial state ...
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But when the inevitable happened and Dukakis did lose the election, Democrats went to work creating a myth that the Bush campaign had won the election with a racist ad campaign about a black criminal named Willie Horton. Apart from what this suggests liberals think of the American people, since that election, without fail, liberals have refused to accept the results of any election that doesn't go their way. Democrats attribute their consistent inability to get a majority of Americans to vote for them to the machinations of evil, conspiratorial forces, such as the Supreme Court or the Diebold corporation - all beginning with the myth of the racist Willie Horton ad.

Liberals have an unparalleled capacity to create a myth when the truth will destroy them. The Willie Horton ad provoked hysteria from the Democrats because Horton's release exposed their obsessive fetish with releasing violent criminals. Horton is like Horst Wessel, the semi-retired stormtrooper whose death in a bar fight with Communists was glorified in a song that became the official Nazi Party anthem. In liberal mythology, Horton is a martyr, but instead of scheduling his own blood, he spilled other people's blood. Today the only way you will hear about Horton is as an example of how race is used in an ugly way in American politics. That's the only apparent relevance of Willie Horton.

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TTigerAtty 63M

6/13/2006 9:56 am

MzHuny ... As conservative as I am, I find myself vacillating back and forth on the death penalty. Many of the most heinous murderers deserve it, I suppose. I just wanna make sure that we have absolute proof and conclusive evidence when we condemn a person to death. For sure, I am for stiffer penalties and fines on other crimes. For convicted murderers, the minimum penalty should be life in prison with no possibility of parole or pardon.

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