From Addicting Info:
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) declared himself to be a fan of controversial social scientist Charles Murray’s books at a forum Thursday in Washington.
Bush lauded Murray’s books on two separate occasions during an interview with National Review editor Rich Lowry, at a forum sponsored by the conservative magazine.
Lowry asked Bush, “… is there any policy or anything public officials can do to help turn back what has been a rising tide of family breakdown crossing decades now?”
“Absolutely, there is,” Bush, a likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate, said. “It’s not exactly the core. My views on this were shaped a lot on this by Charles Murray’s book, except I was reading the book and I was waiting for the last chapter with the really cool solutions — didn’t quite get there.”
Later in the interview, Lowry asked Bush what he likes to read. Again, he cited Murray.
“I like Charles Murray books to be honest with you, which means I’m a total nerd I guess,” Bush said.
You know, Republicans just go ballistic when you say their party has a racism problem. Painting with too broad a brush stroke, using a few bad apples to judge too many people, whatever. They think it's in very bad taste to go there. But then they turn around and do this crap, again and again.
Charles Murray, Jeb Bush's professed intellectual guru, who asserted in his 1990s conservative classic "The Bell Curve" that IQ testing proves blacks are genetically inferior to whites, is a straight up racist. IQ tests tell us nothing about genetics, and are problematic, anyway, with doing what they're ostensibly supposed to do. Anybody who knows anything about cognitive psychology knows this. Murray, the "conservative intellectual," very likely knew he couldn't honestly come to such a conclusion when he made his racist assertion, so, in addition to being a racist, he's also a damned liar.
This is, apparently, a writer who has strongly influenced the Republican 2016 frontrunner's thinking about black people and public policy. And Jeb's proud of it.
This kind of thing is precisely why liberals can't resist talking about the GOP's racism problem. It's almost as though we're being dared.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
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Posted by Ron at 7:16 PM