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Monday, November 8, 2010

To a More Colorful Republican Party



Fresh on the heels of observing that gays are gravitating to the Right, Rob Schwarzwalder writes that...

"The Republican Party is no longer near-monochromatic. For strictly political reasons alone, this is good news for the GOP. By about 2040, whites will be outnumbered by the aggregate number of African-, Latino- and Asian-Americans.

For Democrats, this demographic shift once would have been welcome political news, since minorities – especially African-Americans – were considered among their most reliable voters.

No longer: This week, roughly twice as many blacks voted Republican as in 2008. Latino Republican voters also increased, albeit more modestly. Slowly but with deliberate intentionality, the Grand Old Party is succeeding in breaking the hold of the Democratic Left on persons of color."


Schwarzwalder goes on to quote African-American scholar Shelby Steele who explained why certain inroads were not made sooner by the GOP into minority communities, quote, "Precisely because Republicans cannot easily pander to black grievance, they have no need to value blacks only for their sense of grievance. Unlike Democrats, they can celebrate what is positive and constructive in minority life without losing power." In other words, why vote for the other guys when the democrat party promises such goodies and handouts to minority communities that they unfortunately became dependent upon and in the end created a dysfunctional system of interdependence between the two. To minority communities for handouts and the democrat party for their votes. It didn't hurt the democrat cause that liberals would then paint such conservative principles as self-reliance and personal accountability as cold-hearted whenever the subject of getting people off of welfare rolls came up.

It is intersting to note that two African-Americans that are fast climbing the ladder of success in this country are being largely ignored by the black political establishment in this country. I refer to Representatives-elect Allen West (R-FL) and Tim Scott (above, R-SC). Why do I get the feeling that the Congressional Black Caucus won't be waiting for them in DC with gift baskets upon their arrival? Because they don't fit the mold of the "blame everybody else and seek out federal dollars that will be misspent in their communities" that have been sent to Washington in the past. Why upset the apple cart? During the campaign, those affiliated with the Tea Party movemet in the US were inaccurately portrayed as racists. However on Friday, Allen West explained that such mischaracterizations rang hollow stating, "So I think that the -- the liberal progressives saw the strength of the grass-roots movement that we call the Tea Party which stands for 'taxed enough already' and they tried to turn against it..And the number one thing that you always try to do to silence an opponent in the United States of America is to call someone a racist..And we see that that did not work whatsoever..Well, I think the most important thing with our race is that we ran on honor, integrity and character,".


Star Parker expounds upon the race hustling of the NAACP in this last campaign, explaining...

"We have arrived in post-racial America but establishment blacks – lodged in the political left – refuse to accept it and are doing all they can to get black citizens to refuse to accept it.

The sobering reality is that the black political establishment doesn’t want Dr. King’s dream. They don’t want an America where people are judged by the content of their character. They want an America that is Democrat and left wing and this is what they promote today under the banner of civil rights.

The campaign by the NAACP and leading black journalists – all liberals – to paint the Tea Party movement, the push back against government growth and intrusiveness over the last two years, as motivated by racism is shameful.

Shortly before the elections, the NAACP produced a tome called “Tea Party Nationalism,” alleging racist connections to the Tea Party movement.

The day before the elections, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson wrote a column suggesting that the Tea Party movement was a well funded racist pushback against President Obama which started the day of his inauguration.

Tim Scott and Allen West, our new black Republican congressmen, are both aggressive and unapologetic voices for everything the Tea Party movement stands for."


Also mentioned in Parker's article is that there were a total of 14 black Republicans running for congress in the last election. That such a tsunami may continue and that people of color may now realize the benefits of conservatism and end the reliance upon government largess for their existance.

27 comments:

Whateverman said...

Why do I get the feeling that the Congressional Black Caucus won't be waiting for them in DC with gift baskets upon their arrival? Because they don't fit the mold of the "blame everybody else and seek out federal dollars that will be misspent in their communities"

You've got a real talent for quoting people I have common ground with and then making yourself look like an idiot. Really, do you honestly think the text above accurately describes the vast majority of politically active black voters? Do you? If you do, you might just be a racist prick.

It's easy to see why conservatives/republicans are attracting the African-American sector. The increased prosperity of the black community helps, as does the relentless Jesus loves Republicans! propaganda. It's certainly not because a tiny minority of that black community has stopped 'blaming everybody else' or seeking money to be misused in their communities.

Seriously, JD, this was a dick move on your part.

JD Curtis said...

do you honestly think the text above accurately describes the vast majority of politically active black voters?

Yes. Now point out to me the preponderence of organic, American black organizations that are advocating self-reliance, personal responsibility and arent asking the government to sOlve the ills of the black community and I'll concede the point.

In support of my earlier assertion, I would cite today's Washington Examiner article by Gregory Kane, quote...

"Juan Williams, the former NPR news analyst who got the boot for letting slip a politically incorrect feeling about Muslims, was and is a regular commentator on Fox News. Contrary to what Williams-bashing liberals think, the man is also a liberal. (One of the things causing those disjointed deviated liberal septums is Williams' 2006 book "Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America -- and What We Can Do About It". In the book, Williams pulled the cover off black America's race-hustling misleaders, nailed the reparations movement for being the useless gesture it was, and dared to suggest that a preponderance of single-parent homes in black America just might be a serious problem.)

That Kane, Williams and others are recognizing the fact that the black community is being used as an unwitting pawn in political campaigns only serves to buttress my argument.

If you do, you might just be a racist prick

Only one entry into this thread and already Allen West's above description that "the number one thing that you always try to do to silence an opponent in the United States of America is to call someone a racist" is proven true. Bravo.

I wouldn't go around calling people racists unless I had something a little more substantive to hang my hat on lippershitz.

Whateverman said...

Wow, you're actually not trying to hide your bigotry. Color me honestly surprised:

do you honestly think the text above accurately describes the vast majority of politically active black voters?

Yes. Now point out to me the preponderence of organic, American black organizations that are advocating self-reliance, personal responsibility and arent asking the government to sOlve the ills of the black community and I'll concede the point.

Bzzzzt! That was YOUR assertion, and the burden of proof is yours. Also, you tried to set up an unreasonable standard of proof; it's unreasonable to require anyone to demonstrate that the majority of tens or hundreds of millions of people are ANYTHING. In reality, all that's required to refute your bigoted assertion is to show a significant number of black voters & leaders reject your mischaracterization. A lack of black political parties which specifically advocate personal responsibility is not evidence that black voters don't like personal responsibility; if you think otherwise, then clearly, the Republican Tea Party is racist, for it does not specifically advocate racial equality.

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Whateverman said...

That Kane, Williams and others are recognizing the fact that the black community is being used as an unwitting pawn in political campaigns only serves to buttress my argument.
That ANY community is being used for any political purpose isn't evidence of anything other than politics. Period. You find people who seem to buttress (but not make) your argument for you, and I can find some who seem to contradict it. All you've done is provide 3 names of people who agree with you, but that's not evidence that black voters dislike the notion of personal responsibility.

The fact that you'd assert otherwise is bigotry, or perhaps intellectual dishonesty. Only you know for sure.

I wouldn't go around calling people racists unless I had something a little more substantive to hang my hat on lippershitz.
Bzzzzt. It's plenty substantive. You've characterized an entire race of people based on your limited and ignorant opinion - if that's not the DEFINITION of racism, nothing is.

And, before you dive too deeply into that feeling of persecution you enjoy, keep in mind that being a racist doesn't mean your argument is wrong. It means simply that you're a bigot. In the meantime, you've failed utterly to substantiate your argument beyond "these half-dozen people sort of agree with me. But only sort of".

On the other hand, I HAVE shown that black vpters value personal responsibility. they may not have political parties which crow that value from the rooftops, but that's not evidence in your favor, either.

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Seriously.

JD Curtis said...

You've characterized an entire race of people based on your limited and ignorant opinion

Before we go any further, Where did I charactize "an entire race"?

Insofar as your accusation of bigotry, how many blacks did you pass last Saturday night with? For the record, I was the only white in attendence at a gathering of between 25-30 adults celebrating the civil marraige of a cousin on my wife's side of the family.

Read the above very closely and let it sink in before characterizing me (or anyone else for that matter) as a bigot.

Whateverman said...

Mr Curtis asked the following: Before we go any further, Where did I charactize "an entire race"?

My response is his quote: Why do I get the feeling that the Congressional Black Caucus won't be waiting for them in DC with gift baskets upon their arrival? Because they don't fit the mold of the "blame everybody else and seek out federal dollars that will be misspent in their communities" that have been sent to Washington in the past.

The implication is clear and unambiguous. Black people want candidates who "blame everybody else and seek out federal dollars that will be misspent in their communities".

Bigotry is possible even if you danced with each and every person in that ceremony. Your words here are what justifies the accusation.

JD Curtis said...

"Why do I get the feeling that the Congressional Black Caucus won't be waiting for them in DC with gift baskets upon their arrival? Because they don't fit the mold of the "blame everybody else and seek out federal dollars that will be misspent in their communities" that have been sent to Washington in the past" JD Curtis

But I must admit that your method of argumentation has me a bit perplexed WM. You see, your acusation against me was that I have "characterized an entire race of people". What you have quoted above is a criticism of the Congressional Black Caucus which currently has about 42 members (all of which are democrats and the last republican was JC Watts who retired 5 years ago) and is but a tiny subset of blacks within the black community. It isn't a characterization of blacks in general.

You wouldn't mind either clarifying your earlier remarks or showing me where I'm wrong, would you?

Jquip said...

The implication is clear and unambiguous. Black people want candidates who "blame everybody else and seek out federal dollars that will be misspent in their communities".

How does one go from the "Congressional Black Caucus" to "Black people" unless one is confused on the difference between the two?

If we call the Ku Klux Klan a professional White Caucus do we then substitute "all white people" for this one organization?

Seems a little... prejudicial, doesn't it?

Whateverman said...

Jquip asked me the following: How does one go from the "Congressional Black Caucus" to "Black people" unless one is confused on the difference between the two?
The caucus puts forth candidates it believes represent the views of its constituents. Suggesting that it only puts forth people who "blame everybody else and seek out federal dollars that will be misspent in their communities" says that this is what African American voters want.

JD Curtis said...

The caucus puts forth candidates it believes represent the views of its constituents

And exactly where did you get this information? According to the CBC's own website, the putting forth of candidates is decided NOT on their extensive agenda. Link

WM, please note that this is the 2nd attempt at asking you to you explain how my reference to the (currently 42 members of the) CBC meant that I was characterizing the entire black race.

Please clear up this matter so we can continue the discussion.

Whateverman said...

JD, please. The job of a caucus is to put forth electable candidates, and that electability is targeted. Regardless of what is listed on an agenda, that's what they do

The Black Caucus puts forth candidates it believes will be viewed favorably by black people - and if you think otherwise, well, I don't really know what to say.

I have answered your question three times, JD. Three times. You characterize black people negatively by claiming the Black Caucus only wants people out for money and who seek to blame other people for the problems in the black community. That's the last time I'm going to explain this. You can choose to ignore it if you wish, but claiming I haven't provided it is a lie.

Something you presumably believe damns you to Hell.

Froggie said...

The KKK is not formed to represent the white race.
It represents bigots and white supremecists.

The Black caucus is formed to represent....guess what? Black people.

I've noticed and mentioned before JD that you always try to be coy and cagey in your bigotry, but this time you let you slip show a bit too much to wiggle out of it.

JD Curtis said...

The job of a caucus is to put forth electable candidates, and that electability is targeted. Regardless of what is listed on an agenda, that's what they do

According to whom? (2nd attempt)

I have answered your question three times, JD. Three times

No you haven't, as I will make abundantly clear.

You characterize black people negatively by claiming the Black Caucus only wants people out for money and who seek to blame other people for the problems in the black community

Several problems here.

1. Through your own admission I claim the Black Caucus has problems, not, in your own words, "an entire race of people". AGAIN, where did I characterize an entire race of people?

2. The criticism I leveled against the CBC pertains to it's current leadership. Being that youre savvy and up on current events, then I'm sure that youre aware that Representative-elect Allen West (who has now come up several times in the discussion) has announced "I plan on joining (The CBC), I'm not gonna ask for permission or whatever, I'm gonna find out when they meet and I will be a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and I think I meet all of the criteria and it's so important that we break down this 'monolithic voice' that continues to talk about victimization and dependency in the black community,". Is Allen West now to be considered a "racist prick" according to your own criteria?

Given that your accusation includes my characterization of "an entire race" and not solely current membership in the CBC, then I wil ask that you either..

A. Answer my question concerning where I "characterized an entire race of people" without changing the topic to the Congressional Black Caucus,

B. Retract your statement, or

C. Go away

One point that seems to have completely flown over your head from my 12:54 entry is that I would NEVER post anything to offend my wife's side of the family Einstein. Especially since they check in from time to time on this site to see what the discussion is about. That would just be marital suicide.

Whateverman said...

You're too dense, whether willfully or not, to continue this conversation. There will be no retraction. You're a bigot.

Whateverman said...

One point that seems to have completely flown over your head from my 12:54 entry is that I would NEVER post anything to offend my wife's side of the family Einstein

Bigots are rarely aware of their own prejudice.

Einstein.

JD Curtis said...

I'm going to leave your entire empty tirade up there as a monument to your own stupidity Whateverman. For somebody who clearly cannot discern between criticism of one group of 42 people and then mistakenly apply it to an entire race really sets the bar to new heights of outright cluelessness never before attained on this blog Copernicus. I applaud you. Just remember, keep calling people bigots without backing it up long enough and it will make it true, genius.

Take your ball and go play elsewhere little boy. Youre not welcome here and all future comments will be deleted. Adios pendejo!.

Jquip said...

Shame this went to heck in the meantime.

Froggie: The Black caucus is formed to represent....guess what? Black people.

I'll simply give this quote from the wiki page -- Quite simply, Rep. Cohen will have to accept what the rest of the country will have to accept – there has been an unofficial Congressional White Caucus for over 200 years, and now it's our turn to say who can join 'the club.' He does not, and cannot, meet the membership criteria, unless he can change his skin color. Primarily, we are concerned with the needs and concerns of the black population, and we will not allow white America to infringe on those objectives.

Seems the same as the Klan to me. Perhaps you can square the circle?

Doktor Benway said...

JD... Where do you live? I have some people who would like to meet you.

Whateverman said...
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JD Curtis said...

Sorry DB. I don't swing that way.

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Theological Discourse said...

Jd, there's an awesome book out there called "Its ok to leave the plantation," written by mason weaver a black author who talks about the dependency of the poor on the democratic party and the other way around. He talks about his journey from the liberal democratic party to the conservative party. Definitly a great read. Also, your blog is very informative, you're doing a great job, don't mind the ignorant haters, they troll a lot of blogs.

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JD Curtis said...

Thank you for you comment TD,

It's unfortunate that certain troll-like commenters cannot take a hint and deposit their unique gems of wisdom elsewhere on the net.

It's especially troubling to see that on a thread that celebrates the ongoing diversification of a political party that someone could mangle facts and logic in a way and thus accuse the one who posted it of racism and bigotry.

JD Curtis said...

Jackie Mason, a/k/a "The Ultimate Jew", weighs in on this topic in a more succinct way than I ever could. Link

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