Gary Bauer / Mar. 1, 2016

South Carolina Results

As was widely predicted, Hillary Clinton won Saturday’s Democrat primary in South Carolina. What no one predicted was the lopsided result: Clinton 74%, Sanders 26%. Clinton’s victory was impressive. She carried every single county. According to exit polls, she won every major demographic except one: Millennials or voters under 30. And she crushed Sanders with black voters: 86% to 14%. If there was a weakness with Clinton’s win, it would be turnout: Democrat turnout was way down — off by 16% compared to 2008. In contrast, GOP primary turnout set a record.

As was widely predicted, Hillary Clinton won Saturday’s Democrat primary in South Carolina. What no one predicted was the lopsided result: Clinton 74%, Sanders 26%.

Clinton’s victory was impressive. She carried every single county. According to exit polls, she won every major demographic except one: Millennials or voters under 30. And she crushed Sanders with black voters: 86% to 14%.

If there was a weakness with Clinton’s win, it would be turnout: Democrat turnout was way down — off by 16% compared to 2008. In contrast, GOP primary turnout set a record.

A column [Sunday] at the Huffington Post noted that South Carolina’s turnout figures “are not an anomaly. They’re consistent with other primaries to date… In this era, lousy primary turnout spells big trouble for the general election.”

Officer Down

Over the weekend, the nation lost one of its finest. Officer Ashley Guindon of the Prince William County Police Department, here in the Virginia suburbs of our nation’s capital, was gunned down while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

She was just 28 years old, and it was her first day on patrol. Two other officers were wounded in the shooting.

Guindon served in the Marine Corps Reserves. According to the Washington Post, she “was assigned to a unit at Bolling Air Force Base involved with sending home the remains of fallen Marines.” Officer Guindon dealt with death on the battlefield and was dedicated to making our homeland a safer place.

As the anti-police rhetoric grows on the left, from the White House to to the Black Lives Matter movement, these tragedies are becoming all too common. “Blue” lives matter too. All lives matter.

Racism At MSNBC

Far-left talk show host Melissa Harris-Perry has a specialty — race baiting. She sees racism everywhere. For example, did you know the term “hard worker” was racist? It is according to Harris-Perry.

She mocked Kieran Romney, Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandson. And, believe it or not, she even did a racial critique of Star Wars. Evidently, Harris-Perry was really bothered by the fact that Darth Vader was an evil villain dressed in all black, but when he turned good at the end, he was white.

In short, Harris-Perry is a walking example of racism on the left. Her bosses at MSNBC didn’t object when she claimed to see racism in the adoption of a black baby by a white family. But when she sent an email suggesting her liberal bosses at MSNBC were racists, they showed her the door.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder bemoaned her firing, tweeting, “She brought to television voices/perspectives too often unheard/ignored.” For once I applaud the executives at MSNBC. Harris-Perry’s bizarre rantings should be unheard and ignored.

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