RNC Chairman Michael Steele said the GOP has not given Blacks a reason to vote republican.
As a black conservative republican, I ask, what is the GOP suppose to
do; serve soul food at republican events? In other words, I reject
the concept of dividing Americans into victimized groups and
pandering to them. Besides, the democrats are masters of insulting
the intelligence of Americans by playing the old and tattered victim,
race and class envy cards. The GOP does not need to go down the same
shameful disgusting road.
Brother Steele, how about the GOP showing a little respect for the American people by standing
up for conservative values and principles. If you do this, they will
come. Right minded Americans of all stripes will join our cause.
So how do you, Chairman Steele, think the GOP should attract more blacks? Do we adopt
“liberal lite” policies? Do republicans prove they are “down
with the brothers” by embracing a lighter version of the lie
promoted by the race exploiting democrats by saying racism is still
somewhat of a problem for blacks in America today?
Chairman Steele, you said, "The Republican Party had a hand in forming the NAACP, and
yet we have mistreated that relationship.” What the heck are
you talking about? When President Obama addressed the NAACP and said
racism is still a problem for blacks in America, the audience cheered
as if at a baseball game and someone on their team hit a home run.
They loved the affirmation of their victim status.
The once great NAACP has deteriorated into a negative for black America. The organization sold
it's soul for a seat of power at the liberal democrat party table
betraying blacks by keeping them thinking like victims so they will
continue voting monolithically democrat. Why on earth should the
republicans pander to this organization of disgusting race
I am so done with “identity politics”. We are all Americans. Why can't politicians
simply relate to us as such rather than dividing us into victimized
groups which they promise special concessions.
Remember how Superman stood for truth, justice and the American Way? Oh for a political
party with the courage and values of the man who disguised himself as
mild mannered reporter Clark Kent; no special concessions for any
group, but truth, justice and the American Way for all.
As a high profile black member of the Tea Party Movement, reporters are constantly asking me
why isn't the movement doing more to attract minorities. I say the
movement is doing exactly what it should be doing, standing up for
conservative principles and values. Over time, this will attract all
right thinking Americans.
Entitlement minded losers will be repulsed by our message, but that is OK. We are seeking to
attract the kind of Americans who have made America great; folks who
still believe in American Exceptional-ism; who still see America as a
shining city on a hill.
After traveling across America on three Tea Party Express tours, I am seeing more and more
blacks at the rallies. I have begun interviewing them. They are
mostly entrepreneurs or ex-military who have witnessed the negative
consequences of socialism abroad. These blacks also display an air of
pride, dignity and self confidence which comes from personal
achievement; blacks cast from the same mold as former Secretary of
State Condolezza Rice and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas,
the kind of blacks hated by the NAACP.
Obama has appointed Al Sharpton as his “go to guy” in getting his message to the black
community. This is more “identity politics”. Does this also imply
we blacks are too stupid to understand Obama and need Sharpton to
Admittedly there are issues which are devastating the black community; high number of out
of wedlock births, epidemic school dropout rates and 50% of black
babies are aborted (blackgenocide.org). But these problems should not
be dealt with from the standard democrat, “white folks don't care
or it's whitey's fault or let's throw more money at it” point of
view. The mess in the black community is proof of the utter failure
of democrat enforced liberalism and not holding people accountable.
Blacks must be challenged to take responsibility for their lives. For crying out loud, this is
America. A high school education is free. There is no reason other
than a moral and parental breakdown for blacks not to graduate high
Chairman Steele, my bottom line is the GOP does not need to pander to race, sex or any other
nonsense to win votes. Just stand up for what is right for all
Americans. While I am not suggesting you adorn yourself in a leotard,
red briefs and a cape, standing up for conservatism could make you
Lloyd Marcus (black) Unhyphenated American