Dick Batchelor, president, Dick Batchelor Management Group
Last week: RACE-BAITING: In 1863, George Wallace, as a candidate for president, gave an ominous racist proclamation: “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” Then came the Civil Rights Act followed by the Voting Rights Act. Today, we hear remnants of race-baiting. Instead of disclaiming and condemning the Proud Boys during the first debate with Vice President Biden, the president told them to “stand by.” Mr. President, just say: I don’t support the Proud Boys, white supremacists or any of their violent protests. Biden did condemn these George Wallace “wannabes.” You didn’t. It’s not 1963. It’s a new era and your voice needs to be heard.
Looking ahead: BARRETT’S VIEWS, NOT CREDENTIALS: Some advice for the Senate Democrats going forward with the Supreme Court nominee: Admit that Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a Notre Dame graduate, is well-credentialed. However, focus on her positions on Roe