There is NO more important issue in American politics and the Conservative movement than for the Republican establishment and the public at large to get behind black Conservative candidates. There were over 32 black Conservative candidates running for Congress—the most since Reconstruction. Talk about a chance to provide a history lesson. From 1865-1876—the period known as Reconstruction—there were over 1500 blacks elected to public office.
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Let’s just call 2010 what it is: The Year of the Black Conservative. It’s time that the Republican establishment understands the importance of what is happening, lest they leave fodder for the Left. The Left provides a glimpse of their strategy in this NY Time’s article:
But Democrats and other political experts express skepticism about black Republicans’ chances in November. “In 1994 and 2000, there were 24 black G.O.P. nominees,” said Donna Brazile, a Democratic political strategist who ran Al Gore’s presidential campaign and who is black. “And you didn’t see many of them win their elections.”
There was one black Conservative (sort of) winner, and he had to be the loneliest man on Capitol Hill. For years, the lone ranger of black Conservatives (well, sort of) was JC Watts (R-OK). Talk about a man without a country.
The Congressional Black (Democrat) Caucus wanted no part of Watts, because even pseudo black Conservatives were not allowed in the Congressional Black Socialist Caucus. The Republicans offered no real solace, as they did little to provide JC cover.
In 1994 and again in 2000 the Republicans had 24 opportunities to get additional blacks in Congress, and they failed every time. It was only Watts’ notoriety as an Oklahoma football star that encouraged the Republicans to get behind him. However, since Watts’ exit from politics, there has not been a single black Conservative elected to Congress, not that the Republicans are doing that well with white candidates either.
As Brazille suggests, if the Republicans can’t get a suitable contingent of black Conservatives elected, particularly given their pedigrees, then perhaps the Republicans should be judged harshly on their irresponsibility.
Steele had all the black Conservative candidates to DC a few months back only to report that the RNC was broke. Very few are getting serious Republican support, in a time where Republicans should be yelling, “It’s Reconstruction again up in this biotch!”
Woodrow Wilson, FDR, LBJ and a host of other racist Democrat icons should be rolling over in their graves at the prospect of so many black Conservatives getting elected. However, they are laughing at the incompetence of Republicans to seize the moment. Carpe diem, damnit!
In the Democrats’ zeal to erase their heinous past on race relations, they elected the real token, when they elected Barack “Articulate and Clean” Obama—obviously Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Shirley Chisolm were dirty!
Democrats jumped at the chance to prove how tolerant and non-racial they were, as they voted for “the black dude.”
Credentials and character be damned, this dude is BLACK…and if we cheat, he can actually WIN! – anon Democrat
It wasn’t enough that Democrats have 42 black Congressmen who proved their point. No it wasn’t, and here’s the reason why. The characters who make up the Congressional Black Caucus, black Democrats all—are “the great unwashed” and an embarrassment to white Democrats…you know, the Democrats who actually run shtuff. Gasp! The CBC’s handlers know that they need these black intimidators and extortionists from time to time, so they must continue to care for and feed them.
The Republicans on the other hand actually have competent blacks running, people like Star Parker (CA), Bill Randall (NC), Tim Scott (SC) and many others. Many are not running against black Democrat candidates in gerrymandered districts. For those who are, the Era of Obama has put ALL Democrat districts in play.
So, though the quantity of black Conservative candidates running today may appear hopeful, the issue is no longer how many black Conservative candidates run, but how many win!
Here’s the wrap:
It’s time the Republicans re-establish themselves as the party of Civil Rights. This is a time to teach, reminding America of the Republicans history of Civil Rights, and showcase that record. People should know that in 1870, the first black elected to either chamber of Congress was Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels (R-MS). Shortly thereafter the first black elected to the House was Joseph Rainey (R-SC). The first black governor occurred during Reconstruction, and his name was P. B. S. Pinchback, a Republican from Louisiana.
Move over Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin, the first black nominee for Vice President of the United States was Frederick Douglass who ran under the Equal Rights Party during Reconstruction.
As Reconstruction ended, it was Democrats who implemented Jim Crow laws and other preventative measures that would slow the political and economic progress of blacks for generations. That Democrat oppression continues today! They do NOT want to see black Conservatives peeing in the punch bowl.
America has the opportunity to really put racism to bed, and provide Liberals with a true history lesson, and use this most unique time in America’s history to set the record straight. I say to America…STEP THE HELL UP!
That’s my rant!
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