Instead of smugly pleading with blacks not to riot, maybe Democrats could have a word with their white liberal friends.

  These counterfeit victims are so full of their own self-righteousness, they believe they can do anything, lie shamelessly, commit wanton violence, steal from their neighbors, and claim they were acting out of some bizarre sense of self-defense.

  Liberals claim they are victims—victims of pregnancy, victims of the Republican Attack Machine, victims of foreign words meaning “monkey,” victims of Americans angry they have revealed secret coun-terterrorist programs, victims of “AmeriKKKa's imperialism,” victims of redwood assassins, victims of apocryphal right-wing violence. They're not victims—they are guilty.




  1 Adam Lisberg, “New Lung or WTC Cop Dies,” Daily News (New York), January 16, 2007.

  2 “Statement of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on President's Meeting Today with Ceasar Borja Jr.,” States News Service, February 1, 2007.

  3 Ibid.

  4 Sewell Chan and Al Baker, “Weeks After a Death, Twists in Some 9/11 Details,” New York Times, February 13, 2007.

  5 Ibid.

  6 Ibid.

  7 Motoko Rich, “Gang Memoir, Turning Page, Is Pure Fiction,” New York Times, March 4, 2008.

  8 David Mehegan, “Author Admits Making Up Memoir of Surviving Holocaust,” Boston Globe, February 29, 2008.

  9 Luke Crisell, “Luke Crisell Tries to Track Down the Real JT LeRoy,” The Observer, March 6, 2005.

  10 Ed Siegel, “Unpleasantville in Books, Plays, and Songs: America Is Getting Creepier—And More Interesting,” Boston Globe, August 26, 2001.

  11 See, e.g., Jason Horowitz, “Obama's Pocketbook Speech,” The Observer, May 3, 2008.

  12 Jonah Weiner, “Alicia Keys: Unlocked,” Blender, March 19, 2008. Available at:

  13 Edward Wong, “Long Island Case Sheds Light on Animal-Mutilation,” New York Times, January 25, 2000.

  14 Ibid.

  15 Marc Santora, “Columbia Professor in Noose Case Is Fired on Plagiarism Charges,” New York Times, June 24, 2008.

  16 Robert Stacy McCain, “Expulsion Call Follows GW Hoax on Posters,” Washington Times, October 11, 2007; Robert Stacy McCain, “‘Fight Fire with Fire,’ ” Washington Times, October 18, 2007; Editorial: “Nobles and Knaves,” Washington Times, October 20, 2007; Eric Roper, “GW Students Get Probation for Posters,” GW Hatchet, November 15, 2007.

  17 Douglas J. Guth, “Wooster Vandals Hold Forum to ‘Begin the Healing,’ ” Cleveland Jewish News, January 11, 2005; Joe P. Tone, “Woosteria!,” Cleveland Scene, January 26, 2005.

  18 Stuart Silverstein and Peter Y. Hong, “Vandalism Unifies Linked but Distinct Colleges in the Battle Against Hatred,” Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2004.

  19 “Former Claremont Professor Who Faked Vandalism Gets Year in Jail,” Associated Press, December 15, 2004.

  20 “Top Five Outrages on College Campuses: Collegiate Network Awards Sixth Annual ‘Pollys,’ ” Human Events Online, May 11, 2003.

  21 Ruma Banerji, “Ole Miss Vandals Put on Probation,” Commercial Appeal (Memphis), January 17, 2003.

  22 “Hate-Crime Hoaxes Unsettle Campuses,” Chronicle of Higher Education, January 8, 1999; Naomi Schaefer, “Lies Our Students Tell Us: A False Assault Accusation at UMass Amherst Is Part of a Trend,” Weekly Standard, January 31,2000.

  23 “Elizabeth Edwards: ‘Can't Make John Black’ or a ‘Woman,’ ”, August 8, 2007. Available at:

  24 Jacob Weisberg, “If Obama Loses Racism Is the Only Reason McCain Might Beat Him,” Slate, August 23, 2008. Available at:

  25 Robert Lipsyte, “Mantle and America: Allies in Vulnerability,” New York Times, June 11, 1995.

  26 Mark Landler, “Philip Morris Revels in Rare ABC News Apology for Report on Nicotine,” New York Times, August 28, 1995.

  27 Elizabeth Kolbert, “NBC News Chief Stepping Down Amid Troubles,” New York Times, March 3, 1993.

  28 “CNN Retracts Tailwind Coverage,”, July 2, 1998. Available at:

  29 Michael Calderone, “Gov. Rendell: Fox Is ‘Most Objective’ Cable Network,’ ” Politico, March 31, 2008. Available at: calderone/0308/Gov_Rendell_Fox_is_most_objective_cable_network.html.

  30 Clinton interview, Politico, February 11, 2008.

  31 Gwen Ifill, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama (Random House, 2009).

  32 Washington Post–ABC News Poll,, Available at:

  33 CNN Election Center: “Republican National Convention Day Four, 8:00 pm hour,” September 4, 2008.

  34 Eric Pfeiffer, “House GOP Tries to Force Fairness Vote,” Washington Times, October 17, 2007.

  35 Amy Keller, “Policing Internet Politics?,” Roll Call, February 14, 2005.

  36 Jim Rutenberg and Bill Carter, “CBS Says Producer Violated Policy by Putting Source in Touch with Kerry Aide,” New York Times, September 22, 2004.

  37 Jane Sutton, “Florida Voting Laws Under Fire Again,” Houston Chronicle, October 6, 2006.

  38 Andrew M. Seder, “Secret Service Says ‘Kill Him’ Allegation Unfounded,” Times Leader, October 17, 2008. Available at:

  39 Branchflower Report to the Alaskan Legislative Council, October 1, 2008, Volume 1 at 39 & 71.

  40 Serge F. Kovaleski, “Alaska Inquiry Concludes Palin Abused Powers,” New York Times, October 11, 2008.

  41 Douglass K. Daniel, “Analysis: Palin's Words Carry Racial Tinge,” Associated Press, October 5, 2008.

  42 Jason Horowitz, “Black Congressmen Declare Racism in Palin's Rhetoric,” New York Observer, October 7, 2008.

  43 Jake Tapper, “Obama Flack Accidentally Sends Out Pre-Debate Talking Points,” ABC News, October 15, 2008. Available at:

  44 Available at:

  45 Editorial: “Martin Luther King Jr.'s America,” New York Times, January 18, 1999.

  46 Carl Cameron, “Gephardt Admits Mistake on Race Issues in ’70s,”, January 11, 2004. Available at:,2933,108068,00.html.

  47 Editorial: “Watered-Down Racism Resolution,” New York Times, March 23, 1999.

  48 Francis X. Clines, “A ‘Dreadful Day’ Unfolds On and Off House Floor,” New York Times, December 19, 1998.

  49 Editorial: “Scraping the Bottom,” New York Times, October 6, 2008.

  50 Gail Collins, “Clearing the Ayers,” New York Times, October 9, 2008.

  51 Allan Turner, “Museum on a Mission to Save Local Gay History,” Houston Chronicle, August 24, 2004.

  52 Shirish Date, “Some Democratic Delegates Peeved by Flier Promoting Diversity,” Associated Press, August 22, 1996.

  53 James Moore, “Smear Artist,” Salon, Aug 28, 2004. Available at:

  54 Hardball, MSNBC, August 28, 2007.

  55 Jonathan Alter, “Last Stop on the ‘V’-Train,” Newsweek, September 10, 2007.

  56 William Robbins, “Nebraska Inquiry Is Given File on Sex Abuse of Foster Children,” New York Times, December 25, 1988.

  57 William Robbins, “Omaha Grand Jury Sees Hoax in Lurid Tales,” New York Times, July 29, 1990.

  58 Associated Press, “Omaha Tales of Sexual Abuse Ruled False,” New York Times, September 27, 1990.

  59 “Theya culpe” coined by Jim Downey.

  60 John Winthrop, “A Modell of Christian Charity,” Colle
ctions of the Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, 1838), 3rd series 7:31–48). Available at:

  61 Kevin Combest, “Why Conservatives Give More to Charity,” Human Events Online, November 29, 2006. Available at:


  1 Marilyn Gardner, “In the Pursuit of Prosperity, We Have ‘Maxed Out,’ ” Christian Science Monitor, April 3, 2007.

  2 Mike Wereschagin, “Winter Heating Costs Will Raise Your Temperature,” Pittsburgh Tribune Review, September 10, 2005.

  3 Greg Kratz, “Variable Work Schedules Turn Personal Lives into Challenges,” Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City), October 17, 2004.

  4 Leta Hong Fincher, “US Poverty,” Voice of America News, September 7, 2004.

  5 “U.S.: Women's Poverty Deepens amid Slow 2003 Recovery,” IPS-Inter Press Service, September 3, 2004.

  6 Joann Fitzpatrick, “Homeless Shelter in Stoughton,” Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA), August 6, 2001.

  7 Sheila R. Zedlewski, “Building a Better Safety Net for the New New Orleans,” The Urban Institute, February 2006. Available at: percent22+percent22hit+hardestpercent22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=11&gl=us&lr=lang_en&client=firefox-a.

  8 Yves Colon, “Immigration Fees Going Up Next Week,” Miami Herald, October 6, 1998.

  9 Liz Spayd, “Day-Care Needs Unmet, Report Says,” Washington Post, October 14, 1993.

  10 Engendering the Energy and Climate Change Agenda, United Nations Economic and Social Council, May 1–12, 2006. Available here:

  11 Diane Weaver Dunne, “When Children Abuse Their Parents,” Hartford Courant (Connecticut), May 4, 1998.

  12 Michele L. Norris, “Big Markets Gone; Southeast Food Costs Soar,” Los Angeles Times, August 5, 1985.

  13 Andrew DeMillo, “Democrats Look to Connect with Female Voters,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock), July 29, 2004.

  14 Ori Nir, “New Welfare Plan Said to Deal Blow to Single Mothers,” The Forward, April 25, 2003.

  15 The Brookings Institution, “Assessing the Impact of Welfare Reform on Single Mothers, Part 2,” March 22, 2004, Table 2. Demographic Characteristics of Single Mothers, 1980–2002 (data from the Census Bureau's Annual Social and Economic Study).

  16 S. McLanahan and G. Sandefur, Growing Up with a Single Parent: What Hurts, What Helps (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994).

  17 Linda Bird Francke, “Growing Up Divorced,” p. 11.

  18 Mary Parke, “Are Married Parents Really Better for Children?,” Center for Law and Social Policy, May 2003. Available at:

  19 Jason DeParle, “Raising Kevion,” New York Times, August 22, 2004.

  20 Ibid.

  21 Statement of Charles Murray, House Ways and Means Committee, Human Resources, Hearing on Welfare Reform, July 29, 1994.

  22 Richard E. Redding, “It's Really About Sex: Same-Sex Marriage, Lesbigay Parenting, and the Psychology of Disgust,” Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, January 1, 2008 (citing David T. Lykken, “Parental Licensure,” American Psychologist, 56: 885, 887 [2001], and citing C. C. Harper and S. S. McLanahan, “Father Absence and Youth Incarceration,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, August 1998).

  23 Wade Horn, “Why There Is No Substitute for Parents,” Imprimis 26, no. 6 (June 1997), p. 2.

  24 Chuck Colson, How Shall We Live (Tyndale House Publishers, 2004) p. 323.

  25 David T. Lykken, “Reconstructing Fathers,” American Psychologist 55: 681,681 (2000), quoted in Redding, “It's Really About Sex.”

  26 Horn, “Why There Is No Substitute for Parents,” Imprimis 26, no. 6 (June 1997), p. 2.

  27 Redding, “It's Really About Sex.”

  28 Horn, “Why There Is No Substitute for Parents.”

  29 David Blankenhorn, Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem (New York: Harper Perennial, 1996), p. 31.

  30 Bob Ray Sanders, “Hey, Y'a, Let's Fill the Hall (of Fame),” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 28, 2007; Mona Charen, “More Good News Than Bad?” Washington Times, March 16, 2001 (citing Bill Bennett, The Index of Leading Cultural Indicators: American Society at the End of the Twentieth Century [New York: Broadway Books, 1994]).

  31 Chuck Eddy, “The Daddy Shady Show,” Village Voice, December 31, 2002.

  32 In 1990, there were a total of 34,670 parents with children under eighteen years old. Of those, 24,570 were married, compared with 8,779 who were unmarried, most of whom—86 percent—were single mothers. U.S. Census, Table FM-2. All Parent/Child Situations, by Type, Race, and Hispanic Origin of Householder or Reference Person: 1970 to Present (2003). Available at:

  33 Steve Schifferes, “Is the UK a Model Welfare?” BBC News, August 4, 2005. Available at:

  34 Martin Newland, “Why England Is Rotting,” Maclean's, June 11, 2007.

  35 Isabel V. Sawhill, Statement to the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, Hearing, June 29, 1999. Available at:

  36 David Popenoe, “The Future of Marriage in America,” Rutgers University, The National Marriage Project, 2007. Available at: (quoted in Emily Yoffe “… And Baby Makes Two,” Slate magazine, March 20, 2008).

  37 Popenoe, “The Future of Marriage in America;” “The Frayed Knot—Marriage in America,” The Economist, May 26, 2007.

  38 Colson, How Shall We Live.

  39 Barry H. Waldman and Steven P. Perlman, “Homeless Children with Disabilities,” The Exceptional Parent, June 1, 2008 (American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry: Developmental Medicine and Dentistry Reviews & Reports).

  40 DeParle, “Raising Kevion.”

  41 Sawhill, Statement to the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources Hearing.

  42 DeParle, “Raising Kevion.”

  43 Theodore Dalrymple, “The Knife Went In,” City Journal, Autumn 1994.

  44 Theodore Dalrymple, “Tough Love,” City Journal, Winter 1999.

  45 Celia W Dugger, “On the Edge of Survival: Single Mothers on Welfare,” New York Times, July 6, 1992.

  46 Ibid.

  47 Editorial: “Dan Quayle's Fictitious World,” New York Times, May 22, 1992.

  48 “The Frayed Knot.”

  49 “Waiting for What?,” In These Times, July 2006.

  50 Kathleen Kingsbury, “Pregnancy Boom at Gloucester High,” Time, June 18, 2008. The mayor later tried to deny the story, but that just led to the Time reporter going on TV and attesting to her many sources that there was indeed a “pact.” See “So-Called Pregnancy Pact in Gloucester Being Questioned,” The Today Show, NBC News, June 24, 2008.

  51 “The Frayed Knot.”

  52 See, e.g., House Ways and Means Committee, Nonmarital Births to Adults and Teenagers and Federal Strategies to Reduce Nonmarital Pregnancies, Appendix M. Available at: AppendixM.pdf.

  53 Patrick F. Fagan and William H. G. Fitzgerald, “Why Serious Welfare Reform Must Include Serious Adoption Reform,” Heritage Foundation Reports, July 27, 1995. See also Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway Voluntary Relinquishment for Adoption Numbers and Trends, 2005. Available at: (“Less than 1 percent of children born to never-married women were placed for adoption from 1989 to 1995”).

  54 Children's Bureau, Administration for Chil
dren and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway Voluntary Relinquishment for Adoption Numbers and Trends, 2005. Available at:

  55 A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway Voluntary Relinquishment for Adoption Numbers and Trends, 2005. Available at:

  56 Cheryl Wetzstein, “Verdict on Teens Adopted at Birth: The Kids Are Alright,” Insight on the News, August 8, 1994.

  57 Tamar Lewin, “Adopted Youths Are Normal in Self-Esteem, Study Finds,” New York Times, June 23, 1994.

  58 Ibid.

  59 Rebbetzin Faige, “New Study Identifies Strengths of Adoptive Famlies,” Foundation for Large Families (Study by Peter L. Benson, Anu R. Sharma, and Eugene C. Roehlkepartain). Available at:

  60 Lewin, “Adopted Youths Are Normal in Self-Esteem.”

  61 Jeff Katz, “Finally the Law Puts These Kids’ Interests First,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 28, 1997.

  62 See, e.g., Stephanie Cox Wright, “All of God's Children Are Wonderful Creations, Neither Unwanted nor Disposable,” Asheville Citizen-Times, October 1, 2004.

  63 Andrew Hacker, “ ‘In Trouble’ in Black and White,” New York Times, March 29, 1992 (reviewing Rickie Solinger, Wake Up Little Susie: Single Pregnancy and Race Before Roe v. Wade [1992]).

  64 Bernard Weinraub, “The Talk of Hollywood: After Months of Political Attack, the ‘Cultural Elite’ Fires Back,” New York Times, September 1, 1992.

  65 Editorial: “Dan Quayle's Fictitious World.”

  66 Henry David Rosso, “Angry Exchange over Family Values Between Jackson and Robertson,” United Press International, June 11, 1992.

  67 Text of speech delivered at the Democratic National Convention by Jesse Jackson, Associated Press, July 14, 1992.

  68 David Reinhard, “No Room at Democratic Inn for Unborn,” The Oregonian (Portland), July 21, 1992.

  69 Editorial: “The Democrats’ Conscience,” Boston Globe, July 16, 1992.

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