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  • Sowell: Republicans and Blacks

    03/24/2014 1:17:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 25, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Recently former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice to those who have long been urging the Republican Party to reach out to black voters. Not only is that long overdue, what is also long overdue is putting some time ó and, above all, some serious thought ó into how to go about doing it. Too many Republicans seem to think that the way to "reach out" is to offer blacks and other minorities what the Democrats are offering them. Some have even suggested that the channels to use are organizations like the NAACP and black "leaders" like Jesse...
  • Black GOP hopes for banner 2014

    03/15/2014 6:12:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies ^ | 2/9/14 | Charles D Ellison
    ....While GOP enthusiasm mounts for a retake of the Senate, the Republican National Committee is spicing up its Black minority outreach operations. Not that thereís any expectation of a sudden groundswell of grassroots support for the GOP from African Americans ó in fact, most observers laugh that off as fiction. But, Republican strategists hope that this Congressional midterm cycle could give Black voters something to think about, or maybe pause long enough to take a broader look at the political landscape. ďThe response to the RNCís initiative to engage Black voters and share our positive message has been phenomenal,Ē said...
  • 14 Year old PG County Republican Surprises Democrat Door Knocker

    03/11/2014 7:11:10 PM PDT · by Towsoncrs · 43 replies
    Fourteen year old Leonard Robinson, III, a GOP precinct canvass leader, recently surprised a Democratic Party door knocker in Prince Georgeís County. Leonard tells the story:
  • MLK a Republican? Or Just a Dream?

    03/05/2014 8:03:05 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    PJTV ^ | 3/4/14
    Democrats insist that MLK wasn't a Republican. They want to claim, and take credit for, his dream, but not the blame for destroying that dream.
  • Oh No! Another Black Conservative Republican Running For Office

    02/24/2014 5:52:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 23, 2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    In the tradition of Sarah Palin, black tea party leader Katrina Pierson is a beautiful God, family, country and Constitution loving conservative Republican. Fearless and outspoken, Piersonís inspiring life story nukes the Democratsí mythical Republican War on Women. Sad that I even have to go there, Piersonís skin-color derails the Democratsí deplorable narrative that Republican equals racist.
  • Black history has become a commodity traded by Republicans and corporations

    Since 1976, when it was officially recognized, it has become a tool used by black activists to shame businesses, schools and politicians into showing blacks they "care". And companies seem only too happy to oblige, even though I doubt if any of them really care about black history at all. As February rolls around, we see corporations from McDonald's to Northrup Grumman advertizing Black History Month. The ads usually begin with "we salute" or "we celebrate", but they simply don't want to be called racist for not acknowledging it. It's hypocritical for businesses to honor Black History Month when the...
  • Articles Of Impeachment Filed By Black Republicans

    09/11/2013 6:30:36 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 45 replies
    youtube ^ | Sep 11, 2013 | National Black Republican Association
    The National Black Republican Association filed Articles of Impeachment with Congress against President Barack Obama for his gross violations of our constitution and dereliction of duty as our commander-in-chief
  • [VA] Lt. Governor hopeful E.W. Jackson wows local Republicans

    08/16/2013 6:49:57 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    The Virginia Gazette ^ | August 15, 2013 | Steve Vaughan
    He called Obama, along with Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, "people who are telling black kids what they can't do." "The one thing I at least hoped for from the president ó and I didn't have much hope for him ó was that he'd bring us together," Jackson said. "But he has divided us." Although he's only the second African-American to seek the lieutenant governor's office and the fourth to run for any of the state's three top offices in modern times, Jackson would reject that identification. "I don't see myself as African-American, I'm an American," he said to cheers...

    08/13/2013 4:10:12 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 56 replies
    WATCHDOGWIRE Ė FLORIDA ^ | August 13, 2013 | Dr. Richard Swier
    The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) based in Sarasota, FL, headed by Chairman Frances Rice, filed Articles of Impeachment against President Barack Obama with the following language: We, black American citizens, in order to free ourselves and our fellow citizens from governmental tyranny, do herewith submit these Articles of Impeachment to Congress for the removal of President Barack H. Obama, aka, Barry Soetoro, from office for his attack on liberty and commission of egregious acts of despotism that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors. On July 4, 1776, the founders of our nation declared their independence from governmental tyranny and reaffirmed...
  • Who's Afraid of Black Republicans?

    07/23/2013 1:09:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    BET ^ | 07/23/2013 | Joyce Jones
    Filmmaker Kevin Williams' documentary explores the relationship between African-Americans and the GOP.Fear of a Black Republican is the brainchild of Kevin Williams, a white Republican who has spent his life in Trenton, New Jersey. It was precipitated by an encounter with a county party chairman who scoffed at the idea that trying to get African-American votes in the majority-Black city would yield any success. The response made him wonder whether the Republican Party truly wanted to expand the base. Williams and his wife financed the film, which explores the party's history with African-Americans. Williams interviewed Republican leaders, including former Republican...
  • E.W. Jackson All Wrong for Virginia GOP

    05/29/2013 9:22:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/29/2013 | Crystal Wright
    Any conservative, who thinks E.W. Jackson winning Virginia's 2013 Republican Lieutenant Governor nomination is a good thing, needs to have his or her head examined. A former marine, lawyer and minister, Jackson has made incendiary remarks in the past about gays, blacks and Democrats and yet refuses to retract anything he has said. This ďfirebrandĒ wonít help the Republican ticket of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for Governor and Mark Obenshain for Attorney General in a state that has become more purple than red and in which the race for governor remains rancorous and tight. Jackson referred to gays and...
  • The Red and the Black - Seeking black votes could be the GOPís secret weapon.

    03/25/2013 8:46:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 58 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 25, 2013 | Deroy Murdock
    South Carolina senator Tim Scott speaks at CPAC, March 14, 2013. ‚ÄėWhat have the Democrats done for you lately?‚ÄĚRepublicans should start asking black Americans that question ‚ÄĒ early and often. Doing so could become the GOP‚Äôs secret weapon.As Republicans regroup after presidential and Senate campaigns that they should have won easily last November, they should seek votes among the 41 million black Americans whom Democrats take for granted, and Republicans lately have written off. Here‚Äôs why engaging black voters could revitalize the GOP.Republicans need not win the black vote, or even a third of it. Securing 15 percent of the...
  • Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll Resigns

    03/13/2013 6:59:42 AM PDT · by Guido2012 · 26 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | 3/13/13 | Tony Caruso
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lieutenant Gov. Jennifer Carroll has turned in her resignation to Gov. Rick Scott. The governor's office confirmed Carroll submitted her resignation Tuesday. Scott will hold a presser on the resignation this afternoon. Carroll was the first female elected as lieutenant governor in Florida and the first African-American elected statewide.
  • New York Times op-ed: Tim Scottís just a token for the GOP

    12/19/2012 7:37:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2012 | AllahPundit
    Jim Treacher's right. Publishing this bilge is really just the Time's way of calling him a cornball brother.Of the offense of Disagreeing With The Left While Black, Tim Scott stands guilty as charged: But this ¬ďfirst black¬Ē rhetoric tends to interpret African-American political successes ¬ó including that of President Obama ¬ó as part of a morality play that dramatizes ¬ďhow far we have come.¬Ē It obscures the fact that modern black Republicans have been more tokens than signs of progress ...Even if the Republicans managed to distance themselves from the thinly veiled racism of the Tea Party adherents who have...
  • South Carolina governor expected to name Rep. Scott as DeMint's successor

    12/17/2012 7:34:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | December 17, 2012
    <p>Columbia, S.C. Ė South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to name Rep. Tim Scott as the replacement for outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint, Fox News has learned.</p> <p>Haley is slated to announce her decision at noon on Monday at the Statehouse. Scott was elected to Congress in the 2010 Republican wave. Haley's selection would make him the first black U.S. senator from South Carolina.</p>
  • Breaking: Nikki Haley to pick Tim Scott to replace DeMint in Senate

    12/17/2012 7:39:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/17/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Welcome, my friends, to the least surprising political news of the week. Nikki Haley will appoint Rep. Tim Scott to replace Senator Jim DeMint in the US Senate, making Scott the upper chamber's only African-American member, and give him a boost in the 2014 special election for the rest of DeMint's term: Multiple media sources are reporting that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will indeed name Rep. Tim Scott to be the next senator from South Carolina.Scott will serve for two years, and then presumably run in a special election in 2014. If reelected, he would serve an additional two...
  • Tim Scott's bio raises Senate appeal

    12/07/2012 12:35:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/07/2012 | Kate Nocera and Seung Min Kim
    Rep. Tim Scott already brought a remarkable personal story to his first term in the House: a conservative black Republican, raised poor in the corner of South Carolina where the Civil War started. But if the buzz in Washington and South Carolina is right, Scott might soon be the first African-American senator from the South since Reconstruction if Gov. Nikki Haley decides to appoint him to the seat vacated by Sen. Jim DeMint, who abruptly resigned Thursday to take a job running The Heritage Foundation. It seems to be a logical fit: DeMint and Scott are close, personally and ideologically,...
  • Meet Tim Scott, The Man Conservatives Want To Replace Jim DeMint (Nikki Haley can appoint him)

    12/06/2012 10:58:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/06/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Tim Scott, a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, is quickly becoming the favorite to replace South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, who announced his resignation from Congress Thursday morning. CNN's Peter Hamby first reported that DeMint ó who leaves to head up the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank ó wants Scott to be his replacement. It's a choice that makes sense to conservatives as South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley prepares to make an appointment. Whomever Haley appoints will hold the seat until a special election is held in 2014 to pick a permanent replacement to fill DeMint's seat. There...
  • Republicans for Change - Davis, Scott, West, Love

    08/29/2012 3:05:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 28, 2012 | Fred Barnes
    ďThere seems to be a movement on the local and state level,Ē Scott said, of black Democrats who want ďto align with their valuesĒ rather than with their history as Democrats. ďWeíll continue to see that shift.Ē Artur Davis, a former Democratic congressman from Alabama, has been a Republican for only a few months. But his speech tonight at the Republican convention is important because he reflects a major theme of Mitt Romneyís campaign against President Obama and another theme promoted by the GOP. The Romney theme is that itís okay to have changed your mind about Obama. Davis, an...
  • J.C. Watts mulls bid for RNC chair

    12/03/2012 1:57:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    After the shocking loss in the November election, Republicans are once again considering whether to change leadership at the top. Reince Priebus wants a second term as RNC chair and still has considerable support for another go, but apparently some committee members have begun recruiting alternative candidates, among them former Congressman J.C. Watts. Watts tells Politico that he's not sure he'll run, but he's interested: Watts, an African-American conservative who served in the House from 1994-2002, said the GOP defeat on Election Day demonstrates that Republicans need to broaden their appeal to minority voters, and cannot continue on their current...
  • The Monolithic Black Vote -- and My Republican Dad

    11/15/2012 6:00:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 15, 2012 | Larry Elder
    In 13 wards in Philadelphia, reports the Inquirer, President Barack Obama received 99 percent of the vote! A local Democratic ward leader outlined the strategy: "In this election, you had to point out to people what was at stake. And in many cases, they felt that the Romney doctrine was not going to favor the working man." Obama appears to have held on to most of his percentage of the black vote from 2008 -- even though the black unemployment rate in October reached 14.3 percent. Emmanuel Cleaver, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, admitted: "If (former President) Bill...
  • Stacey Dash supports Mitt Romney, gets racial backlash on Twitter: Not all blacks must be Democrats

    10/09/2012 1:05:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 10/09/2012 | Crystal Wright is a contributor to The Root DC & the editor of "Conservative Black ChickĒ
    <p>Before she endorsed Republican candidate Mitt Romney for president, actress Stacey Dash forgot to read the ďblack memoĒ that states all blacks must vote Democrat ó or else!</p> <p>ďVote for Romney. The only choice for your future. @mittromney @teamromney #mittromney #VOTE #voteromneyĒ</p>
  • Black Actress Dash canít back Romney but Obama can own Hollywood

    10/09/2012 12:46:49 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 13 replies ^ | October 9, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    African American actress Stacy Dash has formally endorsed Mitt Romney for President. The actress tweeted that Americans should ďVote for Romney. The only choice for your future.Ē This simple statement set off an angry firestorm of complaints on the Internet. Liberals denounced her for not being ďblack enough,Ē hurled vile insults at her and some even recommended that she kill herself.
  • Actress Stacey Dash Endorses Romney, Liberals Fling Racist Insults

    10/08/2012 7:45:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Matthew Sheffield
    In his speech to the Republican National Convention earlier this year, actor Clint Eastwood told the assembled crowd that there are more conservatives and moderates in Hollywood than they might think. Such people ‚Äúplay closer to the vest. They do not go around hot dogging it,‚ÄĚ Eastwood said. Unfortunately, actress Stacey Dash is finding out the hard way what happens to those celebrities who are willing to think for themselves: they get attacked by the very people who claim to preach ‚Äútolerance‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúpeace.‚ÄĚ (Note: This blog post is ‚Äúnot safe for work‚ÄĚ and certainly not for children.) The self-proclaimed...
  • Twitter Explodes After Black Actress Endorses Romney as the ĎOnly Choice for Your Futureí

    10/08/2012 12:22:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/08/2012 | Erica Ritz
    Actress Stacey Dash, who has starred in everything from the 90‚Ä≤s hit Clueless to CSI, prompted a firestorm on Twitter after publicly endorsing Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and then standing by her opinion. ¬ďVote for Romney. The only choice for your future. @mittromney @teamromney #mittromney #VOTE #voteromney,¬Ē Dash wrote on her official Twitter page, accompanied by a photo of herself with an American flag. Not long after, presumed Obama supporters began insulting Dash for her opinion, saying she isn¬ít ¬ďblack¬Ē enough, several even asking if the actress would just ¬ďkill herself.¬Ē One man wrote: ¬ďThis hurts but you a Romney...
  • Youíre Not Down With Brother Obama? 15 Black Celebs Who Have Republican Tendencies

    09/14/2012 8:25:44 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies ^ | September 12, 2012 | Blair Bedford
    As the next Presidential election draws nigh in November, the two most popular candidates, Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney have been paving the campaign trail. With election year comes slander, controversy and your occasional celebrity political rants. Politics met entertainment with the latest celebrity rant, coming from Nicki Minaj, in which she rapped in vote of Republican Mitt Romney. This was a shock to fans and celebrity bloggers everywhere, but Nicki is not the only popular African-American face that has shown favor to the GOP. Here is a list of some African-American celebrities who have supported...
  • Something is happening among Blacks voters: little reported polls show surprising Romney support

    08/30/2012 7:26:03 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 35 replies ^ | August 30, 2012 | Emma Karlin, staff writer
    Something is happening among Black voters and if the Democrats arenít scared they ought to be. ďthree separate polls from three different states showing Obama with African American support in the 70s. Ö [plus] in last springís Arkansas Democrat presidential primary raises doubts about the actual level of support he has among African Americans. Obama won the Arkansas primary by 58/42 but when the votes of the 29 ďsignificantlyĒ Black counties were tabulated his lead shrunk by 8 points. In ten counties with Black populations between 19% and 41% Obama actually lost 38/62! Not all of this can be dismissed...
  • Former Obama ally to headline Roanoke County (VA) GOP dinner, Sat. 8/18

    08/16/2012 7:06:30 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    A former Democratic congressman who supported President Barack Obamaís 2008 election is becoming a popular figure in the Republican Party, and heís coming to the Roanoke Valley this weekend. Former Alabama congressman Artur Davis is scheduled to speak at the inaugural Roanoke Republican Victory Dinner Saturday night at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood. The dinner is a fundraiser for the Roanoke County Republican Committee. Davis served four terms in Congress and made a failed bid for Alabamaís Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2010. He gained national attention by seconding Obamaís nomination at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and served as a co-chairman...
  • Former Obama campaign co-chair [Artur Davis] to stump for Romney

    08/15/2012 1:49:14 PM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies ^ | 8/15/12 | Paul Steinhauser
    former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday. A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia. Davis, who is black, may be best known for seconding Obama's nomination at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, when he served as an Obama campaign co-chairman. Davis said he had hoped Obama's presidency would make a huge dent in race relations, as well as move the Democratic Party further to the center. In 2010,...
  • Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney

    08/15/2012 10:53:59 AM PDT · by revivaljoe · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | Paul Steinhauser
    (CNN) - A former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday. A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia.
  • Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney

    Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney Posted by CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser (CNN) - A former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday. A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia.
  • Seven Mississippi democrats turn republican (Obama inspires party switches)

    05/31/2012 4:41:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    WLOX Channel 13 ^ | May 30, 2012
    Seven former democrats are now with the ranks of the republican party after making their formal switch Wednesday. Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said since democrats took control of the White House, more than 50 state and local democrats have moved to the GOP. Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner is one of those making the party change. Waggoner said he feels the Democratic party has fallen out of line with the country's moral standards. "This is enough. We've gone too far. We've gone down the road of moral decay too far. It's time to stop it. It's time to...
  • Why Davis Is Leaving the Democrats

    05/30/2012 5:49:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Commentary ^ | 05.30.2012 | Seth Mandel
    @SethAMandelYesterday, Alana noted the latest fallout from Cory Booker's critique of the Obama administration on "Meet the Press" and the subsequent, utterly ridiculous "hostage" video he recorded after the Obama campaign reminded him that independent thinking is strongly discouraged in the Democratic Party. Booker's communications director, Anne Torres, resigned, citing ¬ďdifferent views on how communications should be run.¬ĒIt wasn't clear whether Torres objected more to Booker's defense of capitalism or the cringeworthy apology video‚Äďwhich would have been embarrassing for any communications shop to have on its record‚Äďor whether this was merely the last straw in a simmering dispute (possibly about...
  • Former Dem Rep. Artur Davis switches to GOP

    05/29/2012 9:43:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/29/12 10:31 PM ET | Cameron Joseph
    Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama is officially leaving the party for the GOP, he announced Tuesday. "Wearing a Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its possibilities,Ē Davis wrote on his website after lamenting that "this is not Bill Clintonís Democratic Party". Ö Davis has been rumored as a possible GOP congressional candidate in Northern Virginia, and in the statement he doesn't rule out the possibility, although his long statement indicates if he runs it could be for either the House or the statehouse and would be in 2014 or afterwards. The one-time...
  • Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis now a Republican

    05/29/2012 9:44:27 PM PDT · by bigbob · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/29/12 | Neil Munro
    Former Alabama Democratic Rep. Artur Davis has turned in his Democratic Party card as he prepares to register for the GOP in Virginia. The switch was rumored for some time following his departure from Democratic politics in 2010. Davis left political circles after his unsuccessful run for governor in Alabama. He lost in the 2010 primaries, and generating hostility from some fellow Democrats who disliked his effort to avoid identity politics. The winning Democrat was trounced by the Republican candidate in the general election. ďIf I were to run [for office], it would be as a Republican Ö [because] wearing...
  • Utahís Love looking to be first black Republican woman in House

    04/23/2012 7:44:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 23 Apr 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    Sooner or later, a black Republican woman was bound to run for Congress. Itís just that nobody expected her to hail from Utah. Mia Love won the GOP nomination for the 4th Congressional District race Saturday at the Utah Republican Convention, scoring a major upset after wowing the crowd with a roof-raising speech at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. The daughter of Haitian immigrants, Mrs. Love took 70.4 percent of the delegate vote, well in excess of the 60 percent required to avoid a primary runoff under Utahís unique rules. She defeated former state legislator Carl Wimmer, who...
  • Love would 'take apart' Congressional Black Caucus if elected in Utah's 4th District

    01/16/2012 8:58:06 AM PST · by Baynative · 36 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Jan 5, 2012 | Dennis Romboy
    If elected in November, Love would be the first black Republican woman in Congress and Utah's first black representative. She said she would join the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C., should she win. "Yes, yes. I would join the Congressional Black Caucus and try to take that thing apart from the inside out," she said.
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • Herman Cain says, ĎI donít want anybody else to label meí

    05/18/2011 10:22:42 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 13 replies
    Iowa Independent ^ | 5/18/11 | Lynda Waddington
    CEDAR RAPIDS ó Although it was difficult to turn on the television or pick up a newspaper in the lead-up to the 2008 presidential contest without reading a story about how a woman or a black man was going to fare in Iowaís first-in-the-nation caucuses, Herman Cain says that particular ďnoveltyĒ has passed. ďI think President Barack Obama does get some credit for being the first African American running for president,Ē Cain told The Iowa Independent Tuesday night at a Linn County GOP chili cook-off. ďItís not talked about as much this time because the novelty of happening to be...
  • EW Jackson announces for Republican nomination for US Senate in VA (Black Bishop & Lawyer)

    04/20/2011 11:46:53 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies · 1+ views
    E.W. Jackson's Campaign Kick-Off! Dear Friend, Americans are calling for a new era of leadership, and two weeks ago I announced my intention to answer that call by stepping forward to serve Virginia as its next United States Senator. The history of my family in Virginia dates back to around 1778, the period of the Revolutionary War. Only in American can an heir of former slaves become a candidate for the United States Senate. All of our ancestors suffered to give us this freedom we enjoy, and now that freedom is threatened by oppressive debt, confiscatory taxation and job killing...
  • Blacks and Republicans (Thomas Sowell)

    03/15/2011 11:09:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 15, 2011 | Thomas Sowell
    San Francisco's irrepressible former mayor, Willie Brown, was walking along one of the city's streets when he happened to run into another former city official that he knew, James McCray. McCray's greeting to him was "You're 10." "What are you talking about?" Willie Brown asked. McCray replied: "I just walked from Civic Center to Third Street and you're only the 10th black person I've seen." That is hardly surprising. The black population of San Francisco is less than half of what it was in 1970, and it fell another 19 percent in the past decade. A few years ago,...
  • The Next Black President?

    02/15/2011 2:55:52 AM PST · by Scanian · 64 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 15, 2011 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    When Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States, even those who opposed his liberal policies secretly had a fleeting moment of patriotic pride. America had elected our first African-American president. Finally, our nation had overcome the injustices of the past and "the dawn of a new day" had arrived where most Americans were no longer judging or being judged based on skin color. Regrettably, the feeling of national dignity was short lived. As it turned out, Barack Obama's goal was to get "others to think [more] highly" of Barack Obama than the nation whose citizens he...
  • Conservative talk-radio host touts underdog bid for White House

    12/29/2010 4:54:57 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies · 7+ views
    The Hill ^ | Tuesday, December 28, 2010 | Shane D'Aprile
    Herman Cain's presidential rumblings haven't garnered much national attention, but that isn't because he lacks popularity among grassroots conservatives or because he's shunned visits to early-voting states. The conservative talk-radio host is a bonafide Tea Party rock star who's a regular at their events and serves as a commentator on Fox News. By his count, Cain has visited Iowa six times in the past year and has supporters making calls to key activists in the state. He's also made three trips to New Hampshire, one to South Carolina, four to Texas and two to Florida. In an interview, the one-time...
  • Two black Democrats switch party

    12/11/2010 1:57:10 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | Dec. 11, 2010 | Ben Smith
    The exodus of white Democrats to the GOP in southern state legislatures this year is the last chapter of a very old story about realignment, one that -- in this homogenous media age -- has finally come to the most local levels of politics. This, in Georgia, is something different -- and striking to insider because one of the switchers, Ashley Bell, is a former president of the College Democrats seen not that long ago as a Democratic rising star: Two African-American Democrats on Thursday announced that they were joining the Republican Party. Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell and former...
  • Updated: Two black Democrats bolt party for GOP

    12/11/2010 8:31:01 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 69 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 9, 2010 | Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Two African-American Democrats on Thursday announced that they were joining the Republican Party. Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell and former state executive committee member Andre Walker said the Democratic Party had grown too liberal and they are finding a new home with the Republicans.
  • Black Republican: Black Caucus preaches victimization and dependency [Allen West (R-Fla.)

    11/20/2010 6:14:18 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Black Republican: Black Caucus preaches victimization and dependency By Gautham Nagesh - 11/20/10 05:23 PM ET Congressman-elect Allen West (R-Fla.), who said he plans to become the only black Republican in the Congressional Black Caucus, accused the organization of failing the black community by promoting dependence on government welfare programs. "The Congressional Black Caucus cannot continue to be a monolithic voice that promotes these liberal social welfare policies and programs that are failing in the Black community, that are preaching victimization and dependency, that's not the way that we should go," West said on Fox News Friday. "And those are...
  • Election of black conservatives signals 'awakening'

    11/04/2010 12:24:23 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 48 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11/04/2010 | Chris Woodward and Russ Jones
    With South Carolina's victory of the first 'Deep South' black Republican to Congress since Reconstruction, one conservative thinks it's evident that the tea party is not racist. Ron Miller, a conservative author, columnist, veteran and tea party member, says Tim Scott's election to Congress is "an impressive victory." "I think it's a great testimony to Americans' ability to evaluate people by the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin..." ----snip. In winning the election, Scott beat out....the son of late Senator Strom Thurmond and the son of former South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell. ----snip"...they've demonstrated their...
  • Minorities ride GOP wave to groundbreaking wins (Latina, Blacks lead a notable list of winners)

    11/03/2010 11:07:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | 11/03/2010 | Jesse Washington
    The Republican wave produced groundbreaking results for minority candidates, from Latina and Indian-American governors to a pair of black congressmen from the Deep South. In New Mexico, Susana Martinez was elected as the nation's first female Hispanic governor. Nikki Haley, whose parents were born in India, will be the first woman governor in South Carolina, and Brian Sandoval became Nevada's first Hispanic governor. Insurance company owner Tim Scott will be the first black Republican congressman from South Carolina since Reconstruction, after easily winning in his conservative district. Scott, a 45-year-old state representative, earned a primary victory over the son of...
  • New Senate Will Have No African-Americans (Nevermind the 14 black Republicans who ran for the House)

    11/03/2010 5:52:46 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 2, 2010 11:20 PM | Brian Montopoli
    There is one African-American in the current Senate: Illinois Sen. Roland Burris, who was appointed to fill out the rest of Barack Obama's term after he was elected president... All three African-American candidates are projected to lose their races: Florida's Kendrick Meek to Marco Rubio, Georgia's Michael Thurmond to Johnny Isakson and South Carolina's Alvin Greene to Jim DeMint. (All three are Democrats.)... African-Americans are better represented in the House, where there are currently 41 black members.
  • Racist Tea Party? GOP Welcomes Diverse Cast of Newcomers

    11/03/2010 8:24:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 3, 2010 | Guy Benson
    After the 2006 midterm elections, many in the chattering class declared the GOP had been reduced to a ďregional partyĒ Ė white, male, and Southern. Since President Obamaís election in 2008, the Leftist mainstream media has worked diligently to paint much of the opposition to his policies as the bigoted and deranged spasms of a marginalized, racist conservative base. The tea party movement represented ďracism, straight upĒ according to political philosopher Janeane Garofalo. Maureen Dowd, Frank Rich, Eugene Robinson, and Bob Herbert practically took turns writing weekly columns slandering conservatives using flagrant race baiting, including an embarrassing election-day screed from...