Laura Ingraham touched on it recently in an interview with Carly Fiorina, where Ingraham called 2010 “The Year of the Woman” for Republicans. I can’t totally agree with Ingraham on this, because I think this election is much more than the year of the woman. We are in the midst of a Republican Renaissance.
Along with the many Republican women running all around the country in congressional and gubernatorial races, there are 14 remaining black Republicans running for the House (one more if you include the Virgin Islands). There exists the potential to get more black Republicans elected to Congress since Reconstruction.
There are also nine Latinos House candidates, with the strong likelihood of getting at least four of them elected. The one Latino Senate candidate, Marco Rubio is all but assured election to the Senate. Finally, there are two Asians running on the Republican ticket.
In New Mexico, Susana Martinez, the first Hispanic woman to win a major party gubernatorial nomination, is ahead in her race. In Nevada, Brian Sandoval, a former U.S. District Court judge, leads in that state’s gubernatorial race.
Republicans in recent years bolstered their minority ranks by electing Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal as the first Indian-American governor in 2007, and in 2008 New Orleans’ Anh “Joseph” Cao as the first Vietnamese-American member of Congress.
It must perplex the Democrats that in the post-racial, “all things being equal society” both women and minorities are finding their safe landing zone in the Republican Party!
What should be most disturbing to Democrats is that black Conservative candidates are for the most part not running in gerrymandered districts with heavy black populations. The same is not true for the Democrats, as 37 of the 39 members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are running in majority black districts.
Despite this very racist trend in the Democrat Party, don’t expect the state-run media to hold Democrats to task. They have been corralling black people into “black neighborhoods,” then assigning black Democrat politicians to control black people.
The obvious message by Democrats is they will allow black “leaders” to hold dominion over other black people in black neighborhoods, but these black politicians shouldn’t even think about venturing out to white neighborhoods. This is true of most Latino Democrats as well. If you are a minority, the Democrats expect you to know your place!
And black Democrats certainly do know their place.
The Congressional Black Caucus is actually campaigning against Allen West, the black candidate in Florida. They are actually campaigning for his opponent…a white man! Where is the NAACP to denounce the CBC for not supporting a decorated black military man and great American patriot?
It appears that Colonel Allen West has the right color, but the wrong political party affiliation in order to get either the Congressional Black Caucus to endorse him or the NAACP to cry “racism” against the CBC, all of whom are members of the NAACP!
And don’t expect La Raza to support any of the Republican Latino candidates.
Not getting the full support of the GOP across the board may disappoint a few of these minority and women Conservative candidates; however they are not dismayed. They support the history of the Republican Party, and know that it will be they who put the GOP back on the path to Constitutional Conservatism.
This Republican Renaissance is a throwback to politics the way the Founding Fathers intended it. Most of these Conservative candidates have entered politics for the first time in their lives, and are not institutional politicians. Institutional politicians call their seats by name, e.g. Ted Kennedy’s seat, Joe Biden’s old seat, Barack Obama’s senate seat. These candidates know that these are the people’s seats.
This group of black Conservatives have also rejected the party “machine,” opting instead for the support of the grass roots—the people. They don’t owe the Republican Party any favors, nor do they owe any lobbyists or big money PACS. They are free to legislate without prejudice.
Here’s the wrap:
The Left can attempt to set the narrative that the Republican Party is not supporting these black Congressional candidates due to racism. Well that’s not the case. The Republican Party didn’t support a lot of candidates, including whites. It’s mostly just stupid politics by the Republicans, many of whom are just part of the machine. Shame on the Republican Party for not recognizing the importance of electing this new brand of politician, particularly those who could put the Left on their heels.
However there is a much bigger shame by the Left for their very real racist policies of using minority Democrat politicians to keep their assigned minority neighborhoods in check.
Americans understand that the Left is using racism for their nefarious needs, which is simply to make Americans more dependent on government. This is why so many blacks, Latinos, Asians, and women are entering politics…as Republicans.
The Republican Renaissance will usher in a new era: Emancipation II – This time Republicans will free everybody!
That’s my rant!
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