Great news from the people's republic of California - Vergara v. California decision

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From The Ancient and Noble order of the Gormogons:

Vergara v. California: The Opening Salvo in Democrats’ Looming Civil War
Yeah, ‘Puter knows House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA7) lost his primary, but that’s not the most important political development from yesterday, and not by a long shot.

Less noticed but more important is Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu’s decision in Vergara v. California. With this case, we may be witnessing the inexplicably strong Democrat coalition beginning to unravel.

In Vergara, nine poor and minority students challenged five California statues alleging the statutes violated the equal protection clause of the California state constitution.  So far, it’s no big deal, right? California hippies sue schools all the time. But this time, it’s different.  The five statutes challenged govern teacher tenure, teacher dismissal proceedings, and teacher seniority based retention (last in, first out).

Judge Treu ultimately struck down each of the five challenged statutes as unconstitutional under application of strict scrutiny standard.  That is, the statutes interfered with the students’ right to an equal opportunity to achieve a quality education and were not necessary to achieve a compelling state interest.

In short, poor minority students smacked a screaming line drive right into the teachers unions’ nards.  There’s no walking this one off for the unions.  They didn’t just lose.  They got utterly and completely destroyed, Dresden style.

And that brings ‘Puter to his point. In Vergara, we see two core Democrat constituencies duking it out in a very public forum. Teachers unions launder funnel tax dollars involuntarily paid by teachers as union dues into Democrat campaign chests. Poor and minority voters form a substantial portion of Democrat voting base.  These two blocs have been united in fealty to Democrats for years, but poor minority folks finally got tired of going to separate but unequal schools, thanks in no small part to the teachers unions, and sued them.

Heh - can't have happened to a nicer bunch of people. 'Puter goes on with these cheery words:

The Democrat party isn’t a party of ideas, it’s a party of grievances.  Each member of the coalition agrees to support other members’ grievances so long as the other members return the favor. We’re now seeing Democrats’ core constituencies realize other constituencies are actively opposed to their interests.  Once the different Democrat groups realize this, there will be a mad scramble to grab power and money in a vain attempt to protect their own.

The Vergara case may be the opening salvo in a long Democrat civil war, one that is far more threatening to the Democrats’ long term survival than the Republicans’ current Establishment-Tea Party struggle ever was.

A house divided against itself cannot stand, and the Democrats are clearly divided.  It’s just a matter of time before the Democrats’ house implodes.


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