Skip to comments.Black Republicans: We're Growing Every Day
Posted on 09/01/2004 10:24:15 AM PDT by buzzyboop
While Democrats like to call the GOP the grand old party of white men, a packed reception for black Republicans at the Republican National Convention told a different story.
"I think that the Democrats want us to come to the table to eat the crumbs, but Republicans want us to come and eat at the banquet," said Geraldine Sam of Lamarque, Texas, who is one of 20 black Republicans in the Texas delegation this year.
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Absolutely, we want to make the pie bigger, not cut more slices out of a small one.
I just saw a "Move America Forward" add on foxnews. They used some old school footage from Beirut '83. Not sure what was being said, sound is down listening to Rush, I know they're pro-defense. Anybody else catch it??
I was damn impressed by the Maryland's Lt. Gov. Steele speech (caught it on C-span-Fox is unwatchable lately). I would put it above Rudy's and below Arnold's.
If you are a black man (like one should have to qualify that) and want to get ahead in ths world then you should vote republican. The pro-business, pro-family and tough on crime agenda we have is what works. The liberal platform of welfare, anti-wealth, apologizing for criminal behavior and lack of accountability is what keeps someone down. And, the myths about racism don't hold here either. A white man's condescending beliefs that you need to be treated special just to make it in life is the worse form of racism in existance today.
Want to empower a group? Make them responsible for their actions, even the playing field and provide an environment where hard work and determination pay off.
Republicans freed the slaves; Democrats went to war to stop 'em.
Republicans founded the NRA; Democrats passed the first gun control laws in the South to *prohibit* Blacks from owning firearms.
Jim Crow laws; all passed by Democrats.
Bull Conner, George Wallace, and the highway patrolmen who beat Blacks on the Edmund Petus Bridge in Alabama: all Democrats.
Republicans introduced and passed in the House and Senate the 1965 Civil Rights Act; Democrats filibustered against it.
Republicans appointed Clarence Thomas as a Supreme Court Justice; Democrats waged war against him.
Republicans appointed Powell, Powell, Paige, and Rice to top-level federal positions; Democrats can't even put two Blacks onto Senator Kerry's campaign staff (even Donna Brazille is left out in the cold in favor of lily-White shrum).
Democrats let lily-White Pelosi steal Black Harold ford's House Minority Leadership role.
Democrats let lily-White MacAuliffe steal Maynard Jackson's DNC leadership role.
Republicans favor faith-based charities; Democrats oppose them.
Republicans favor private scholarships for inner city minority youths; Democrats oppose them.
Blacks and Republicans are overwhelmingly pro-life; Democrats are officially pro-abortion.
As far as I can tell, the lone "issue" on which most Blacks and Republicans disagree is on Affirmative Action.
Frankly, that one point of contention is not enough to keep Blacks from choosing to become Republicans if we Republicans do a better job of selling our other positive issues.
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"I was damn impressed by the Maryland's Lt. Gov. Steele speech (caught it on C-span-Fox is unwatchable lately). I would put it above Rudy's and below Arnold's.'
He is also our best hope for beating either Mikulski or Sarbanes for the U.S. Senate in the future.
I live in the DC Metro area (on the Virginia side), and as I was walking down to the Metro station the other day, the was black woman with a Bush-Cheney t-shirt on. I was excited to see her, and I chatted with her about Rudy and McCain's speech. She's a brave soul!
As long as we don't change the recipe in the pie just to make it more palatable.
God Bless em and Welcome. May they go forth and multiple like compound interest!
Slavery was but a side issue in the War of Northern Aggression. The South was much more concerned about the erosion of states' rights and their ability to choose their own path.
I agree. Once Blacks and Hispanic realize that the Dems do not stand for their values and actually love to see them continue to struggle they will come in huge numbers to the republicans. The democrats keep their power by confusing minorities that they are being put down by "da man" and therefore must vote demoncrat to get changes. But nothing ever changes becuase if it did then the dems wouldnt have anything to run on. If Blacks and Hispanics want real change with better schools, less taxes, overall more freedom and self worth they will start to vote conservative. I wish conservatives would do a better job of presenting this.
Lets not digress, please...especially that far. Talk about a tangent!
5 Legislative Days Left Until The AWB Expires
It's been a while but there were some rumblings that Ken Blackwell might run for Governor of Ohio after Taft. What an improvement that would be!
The day of the monolithic bloc is coming to an end. The Democrats have a segregated party, they are made up two parts. Those black Republicans are part of one party.
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