Skip to comments.Blacks hearing a new gospel from GOP
Posted on 03/08/2005 10:48:50 AM PST by FlyLow
Republican efforts to court black voters, helped along by black church leaders, "should be cause for alarm" among Democrats.
That's not me talking. That's Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, Al Gore's campaign manager in 2000, writing in the Feb. 28 issue of Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper.
Brazile, a Louisiana Catholic and the first black woman to manage a major presidential campaign, offers a message to her fellow Dems: Don't get caught nappin' while your competition is standing at your supporters' doorstappin'!
Black voters have turned away from the party of Abe Lincoln since Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. But these are new times. Black turnout for President Bush grew to 11 percent nationally last November from 8 percent in 2000 and to 16 and 13 percent, respectively, in Ohio and Florida, among other key 2004 battleground states.
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The Republican Party has always believed you judge people by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.
Democrats were the party that favored whites until the 1960's. Since that time they favored blacks. They have always judged by skin color, it is just that they switched colors in the 1960's.
See Washed Away By the Preference Cascade? for an interesting take on the Preference Cascade. Does it apply here? Also send Tolik a note and ask for inclusion on the Nailed It! and Moral Clarity ping lists.
And, even THEN more republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than did democrats.
"THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED, LUKE 4:18 NASB
To be sure, the key factor in creating this openning is the increased dominance of the Democratic party by white secularists who do not even bother to hide their contempt for Christianity.
Over the past 20 years the GOP has tried to create black leaders and failed. Thomas Sowell, Roy Innis, Clarence Pendleton, Armstrong Williams, Joe Clark, and now Jesse Bond.
I am not altogether familiar with the other names you mentioned, except that they are activists. Thomas Sowell, however, is not a failure or a creation of the GOP. You can read HIS STORY in his book A Personal Odyssey.
One good thing that happens when Rush Limbaugh takes some time off is that Walter Williams is a guest host, and he almost always has Thomas Sowell as a "call in guest" for an hour...Sowell is a great writer, thinker and economist.
"Quick! Run away. Massa sleepin' let's get goin' 'fore he wakes up."
I've only ever heard Sowell on Rush's show (with Williams guest-hosting) two or three times. Sowell is very good, but he has something or another against being on radio/TV.
Once I caught him on C-Span, and Brian Lamb asked him about it, as a way of justifying to the audience why Sowell hadn't been on before. Sowell's reply was that if the choice was between talking and writing he'd rather write.
(I actually was able to e-mail in something I wanted Sowell to comment on during that C-Span show, and Lamb actually read it on-air - but Professor Sowell didn't choose to pick up on it).
I will believe it when I see it.
Well .. it was FDR, I believe, who saw that the Civil Rights legislation would inure the blacks to the democrats and he played it to the hilt. The fact that it was REPUBLICANS who helped to vote that legislation into being has been hidden from blacks for years .. and the other fact which was hidden was that it was DEMOCRATS who were blocking the legislation - people like Gore, Byrd, etc.
The repubs are not singing a new gospel to the blacks - we're saying the same thing we've always said. I believe the internet has opened up the flow of truth to where a lot more blacks (especially affluent ones) began finding out the truth for themselves.
And .. the fact that several of the very high profile positions within the President's CABINET are black - well it has to be a real eye opener to some black people. I don't recall - in 8 years - there being a black in Clinton's cabinet.
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