Clear Up The Confusion about Black Republicans
Filed under: Bob Parks
I’m confused as to why any African American would be a Republican in this day and age.
— Robin Wright-Jones, (D) Missouri State Representative
With all due respect to Representative Wright-Jones, I can’t understand why more blacks haven’t jumped the Democrat ship.
Granted, with decades of vilification, I can understand why people decide to avoid the public ridicule one would be exposed to as a black Republican. While many, including former Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry, mistakenly believe (for example) President Lincoln was a Democrat, the belief that Democrats are the real friends of blacks are built on many false premises and deliberate revisionist history.
I don’t personally seek to see all blacks become Republicans tomorrow, as I don’t think it in anyone’s best interest to “own” an entire electorate. When politicians don’t have to work to keep their seats and improve the conditions in their districts, the people suffer.
In heavily Democrat districts, black people are suffering. Some of it is self-inflicted and some is definitely due to the intentional neglect of politicians who seek to keep that suffering intact, purely for the purpose of getting reelected. If politicians actually had to improve conditions or lose their jobs, things could and would be different. That just so happens in most other areas that are “politically competitive”.
I am confused as to why any African American would be a Democrat in this day and age as blacks are church-going people. Hollywood liberal Democrats, who routinely donate big bucks to candidates blacks vote for, consistently produce programming that insult the very church blacks worship in.
I am confused as to why any African American would be a Democrat in this day and age as most want school vouchers to rescue their children from failing inner city schools. However, the Congressional (Mend it, don’t end it) Black Caucus always shoots that down on the way to the bank to deposit their teacher union campaign contribution checks. By the way, not one of the CBC send their own children to a public school, as they’re not good enough for their kids. Just ours.
I am confused as to why any African American would be a Democrat in this day and age as they proudly tout their allegiance to an organization like Planned Parenthood that was founded to essentially exterminate blacks (the “unfit”). Approximately 1,300 black babies are aborted every day in the United States, and Democrats who predominantly support the practice are embraced in the black community where the majority of PP “clinics” are located by design.
I am confused as to why any African American would be a Democrat in this day and age when they seek “immigration reform” (amnesty) for the very illegals who are pushing (breeding) blacks out of our neighborhoods, deflating the earning power of blacks in those communities, and are actively targeting blacks with violence for the expressed purpose of terrorizing them into leaving.
And I am confused as to why any African American would be a Democrat in this day and age when black elected Democrats consistently sell-out their own people so they can sit at the seat of power, while failing to deliver the economic reforms necessary to lift blacks out of inner city poverty.
We all know how razor thin close the last few presidential elections have been. If instead of blacks voting 90-95% for Democrats they voted 70%, those elections would swing to the Republicans. That’s the dirty little secret. That’s why Democrats preach victimhood to blacks: to keep them depressed and voting Democrat.
And as one would think politicians like Representative Wright-Jones would be looking after the best interest of her constituents, the fact she’s keeping her own people down purely for power is more than confusing.
It should be criminal.