1. When America is governed by conservatives, it uses the language of good and evil, language regarded by the left as "Manichean"; and even worse, religious. And, in fact, it is: the Judeo-Christian traditions label actions as good or evil, due to morality and/or self-control; the Left sees the results as due to material inequality, i.e., violent crime due to poverty. 2. A distinguishing characteristic of Liberals and Leftists is an aversion to recognizing or acknowledging evil and its permutations, the proclivity to appease evil and ignore the sad facts of life. Childish, it is a form of wishful thinking. 3. An example is the greatest, fairest, and most legitimate political ad ever used, and the convulsive tempest of the Liberal reaction: the Willie Horton ad. 4. To this day, academics, i.e., Liberals, use it as an example of how race is used in an ugly way in American politics. a. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the same one that OKd gay marriage, ruled that prison furloughs had to be extended to first-degree murderers. This, due to Governor Michael Dukakis eliminating the death penalty. b. Furloughs: outside visits to prepare convicts who would be released back into the community. Certainly not those with a life sentence. c. Wait .dont Liberals say that life in prison without the possibility of parole is just as good as capital punishment? Anyway . d. Even the Massachusetts legislature realized the ruling was insane and passed a law prohibiting the furloughs. But, with the support of the usual suspects, the ACLU, the Democrat Governor Dukakis vetoed the bill. Off goes a savage murderer, Willie Horton. e. Horton was in prison because he robbed Joseph Fournier, a 17-year-old gas station attendant, and then fatally stabbed him 19 times after he had cooperated by handing over all of the money in the cash register. His body was dumped in a trash can. Fournier died from blood loss . But Willie Horton did not care if you gave it to him or not. As he would demonstrate at least twice, giving him what he asked for would not make any difference. He did it for pleasure Michael Dukakis opened up the prison doors in Massachusetts he went to Maryland and broke into a home and tied a man to a joist in the basement, slashed his chest and stomach with a knife, then beat and raped his fiancee while she screamed and screamed and screamed. Willie Horton was a killer, a rapist, a torturer, a kidnapper, a brute. Article: The killer and the candidate: how Willie Horton and George Bush rewrote... | AccessMyLibrary - Promoting library advocacy 5. Having no defense to blunt the truth of events, what could Liberals so? .Of course! Democrats screamed racism. Well, one may claim such, except that the Bush commercial never mentioned race, or even showed Willie Horton. Here it is: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmwhdDv8VrM]1988 George Bush Sr. "Revolving Door" Attack Ad Campaign - YouTube[/ame] On the other hand .Bush supporters produced this commercial . the National Security PAC, not directly by the Bush/Quayle campaign. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io9KMSSEZ0Y&feature=related]Willie Horton 1988 Attack Ad - YouTube[/ame] But when Bush supporters ran an anti-Dukakis TV commercial playing on fears of black criminals, it took three weeks for the campaign to disapprove. George Bush and Willie Horton - NYTimes.com 6. When Cliff Barnes and Angela Miller, the couple that Horton attacked, recovered, they flew to Boston to request a meeting with Democrat Dukakis, hoping for an apology, perhaps some explanation. Democrat Dukakis refused to admit that furloughing remorseless murderers was a mistake and hid from the couple. He issued a statement reaffirming his strong support for furloughing first-degree murderers. a. Yet the Horton ad had gone down in Liberal history as the most beastly, monstrous act of racist demagoguery in campaign history. Thats the take-away from the incident. But....that's what Liberals do when the insanity of their views is exposed..... It's important to know the facts. And vote accordingly.