Rush County Republican chair John McCane and former Democrat chair Dick Malcom host “It’s Politics!” Monday nights on WKWH radio out of Rushville, Indiana. They graciously invited me on the show on August 16.
John McCane is quite the man about town. He’s one of those fellows who seems to know everyone. He’s assertive, but very friendly about it.
Unlike some of the national Democrats, particularly their spiritual leader Michael Moore, this local Democrat was reasonable and balanced as a human being. He exhibited no signs of foaming at the mouth in rabid hatred of the president. In short, he seemed like the nice, friendly Hoosier he no doubt is.
Mr. Malcom also had the most interesting piece of counterargument in the program, defending unconstitutional federal governmental involvement in education. Dick Malcom argued that the federal government was justified in getting involved with education because of Jim Crow. Southerners simply were not going to educate black folk, so Uncle Sam HAD to step in. That apparently justifies the continuing existence of the Department of Education, even with no constitutional authority.
I’m still not buying it, but that was a little bit different argument than what I’d heard before, at least.Powered by Sidelines