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Black Conservatives Stand Up To the Liberal Media
Accuracy In Media ^ | Aug. 7, 2010 | Don Irvine

Posted on 08/11/2010 11:19:50 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

Black conservatives holding a press conference in Washington, D.C. this week to show their support of the Tea Party Movement were challenged by members of the liberal media who still cling to the belief that the movement is racist.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackconservatives; liberalmedia; lloydmarcus; teaparty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GizNwzKo3n8&feature=player_embedded
1 posted on 08/11/2010 11:19:51 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

Great! They should be able to readily defeat the challenged “minds” of our vaunted MSM.

Go, black conservatives!!


2 posted on 08/11/2010 11:22:48 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

(d-US Rep Steve) Cohen: Don’t blame Democrats’ losses on race (US 9th Tenn)(RACE CARD ALERT)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2568742/posts

His opponent is a black, conservative, self made businesswoman.


3 posted on 08/11/2010 11:26:16 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: COUNTrecount

We black Tea Partiers are out there, and it looks like we’re starting to get a lot of attention.

It’s a much-needed development, in my opinion because it informs everyone that not all blacks are still enslaved on the Democrat mind control plantation.

Some of us can actually think for ourselves.


4 posted on 08/11/2010 11:32:09 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Some of us can actually think for ourselves.

That's the real 'minority group', regardless of race.

5 posted on 08/11/2010 11:37:30 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Windflier

I have nothing but the highest respect for black conservatives. You are truly the last victims of institutional racism and to have the courage to stand up to it is probably more than I could muster in myself.


6 posted on 08/11/2010 11:43:12 AM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


7 posted on 08/11/2010 11:45:13 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Windflier

From a fellow Texan — THANKS for all you do!!!


8 posted on 08/11/2010 11:48:33 AM PDT by Texaspeptoman (Even cannibals get fed-up with people sometimes...!)
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To: COUNTrecount

I hope someone has a mic when some lib journo lets loose with a condescending remark.


9 posted on 08/11/2010 11:51:04 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: UCANSEE2
" Some of us can actually think for ourselves."

That's the real 'minority group', regardless of race.

Dead on assessment there.

10 posted on 08/11/2010 11:54:37 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Black conservatives get absolutely no coverage!...I wonder if the British Press would pick up the slack? We could then post them on FR......


11 posted on 08/11/2010 12:02:33 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Da Coyote

I hope someone asks them how they feel about “Reverend” Sharpton being paraded out by the liberal media every time they have question about a ‘black issue’


12 posted on 08/11/2010 12:03:46 PM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: Windflier

I love your tag line bro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 08/11/2010 12:04:31 PM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: Windflier

Salute to black conservatives.
Step off the plantation and into a truly large tent.


14 posted on 08/11/2010 12:06:00 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: henkster
I have nothing but the highest respect for black conservatives. You are truly the last victims of institutional racism and to have the courage to stand up to it is probably more than I could muster in myself.

Trust me, if you were faced with being ostracized by your natural constituency because of your most deeply held convictions, you'd find the courage to face up to it, too.

A lot of courage simply comes from one's basic cultural orientation. My racial background is secondary to my American identity, as it should be for everyone who calls themselves an American. America was premised and founded on the concept that Americans owe their primary allegiance to THIS country, not to their racial origins, or ties to their ancestral homelands.

This is sometimes the hardest concept for me to get across to other blacks. There's nothing wrong with having pride in your family's ancient origins, but that should be a distant second to one's American identity.

I suppose that I'm lucky to have been raised with the proper cultural orientation to begin with. It made it much easier for me to escape the liberal Democrat plantation.

I appreciate the compliment.

15 posted on 08/11/2010 12:06:18 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Texaspeptoman
From a fellow Texan — THANKS for all you do!!!

You're welcome, fellow patriot!

16 posted on 08/11/2010 12:08:24 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

From a fellow ‘minority’ per se, I thank you too. Identity politics are corrosive.


17 posted on 08/11/2010 12:21:44 PM PDT by BenKenobi (We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. -Silent Cal)
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To: IronJack
Salute to black conservatives.

Thank you.

Someday, I hope to look back at the current monolithic black support of the Democrat party as a distant memory.

18 posted on 08/11/2010 12:24:00 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: BenKenobi
From a fellow ‘minority’ per se, I thank you too. Identity politics are corrosive.

Damn straight.

The only identity that has any real meaning is our identity as Americans. Even party affiliation is of a much lower order of importance. If a person doesn't fully support our nation's Founding Principles and constructs, I can't really call them an American.

19 posted on 08/11/2010 12:27:30 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

“My racial background is secondary to my American identity”

Amen Brother! True Americans could give a hoot about what color your skin is! All we care about is that you support FREEDOM and LIBERTY and have a sense of PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!


20 posted on 08/11/2010 12:28:44 PM PDT by Circle_Hook
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To: Circle_Hook
True Americans could give a hoot about what color your skin is! All we care about is that you support FREEDOM and LIBERTY and have a sense of PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!

Right on. THAT is the path to individual and collective freedom.

Race identification is a devious trap, promoted by those whose sole aim is to divide and conquer the American people. It's suicidal to fall for it.

21 posted on 08/11/2010 2:07:03 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
I hope to look back at the current monolithic black support of the Democrat party as a distant memory.

That might be a good Free Republic activism project, to start a Conservative Minority Caucus that would demonstrate to the media and the rest of status-quo liberals that more and more blacks are leaving the plantation, and that not all hispanics blindly follow the neo-socialist doctrines of the New World Order. I know Jesse Lee Peterson of B.O.N.D. is a staunch conservative, as are Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain and others. There are plenty of good examples. They just need a groundswell of popular support to make this group into a force for TRUE advancement, not "business as usual." And conservatives need to get better at reaching out to the hispanic community too, to demonstrate that the values of conservatism are much more closely aligned with their own than are those of the amoral, parasite Left.

22 posted on 08/11/2010 3:23:44 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: IronJack; Windflier
I know Jesse Lee Peterson of B.O.N.D. is a staunch conservative, as are Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain and others.

Others? Here's a start:

Akindele Akinemi, Donald Allen, Terry Anderson, Mary Baker, LaShawn Barber, Charlotte Bergmann, Michelle D. Bernard, Ken Blackwell, Deneen Borelli, Edward William Brooke III, Jerry Brooks, Janice Rogers Brown, Rev. C. L. Bryant, Herman Cain, Ward Connerly, Cedra Crenshaw, Lurita Doan, Rev. Lainie Dowell, Kenneth Durden, Leette Eaton-White, Helena Edwards, Larry Elder, Charles Evers, Rev. Michel J. Faulkner, Ryan Frazier, Lisa Fritsch, Day Gardner, Dr. Elaina George, James Golden - aka Bo Sneardley, R. Dozier Gray, Andre Harper, Isaac Hayes, Jimmie L. Hollis, Amy Holmes, Rich Holt, Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr., Harry R. Jackson, Jr., Kevin Jackson, D.K. Jamaal, Alex-St. James, Ambassador Alan Keyes, Dr. Alveda King, Don King, Peter Kirsanow, Yaphet Kotto, Vanessa Jean Louis, Karl Malone, Lloyd Marcus, Darryn “Dutch” Martin, Kevin Martin, Robin Martin, Mychal Massie, Emery McClendon, Angela McGlowan, Greg Merle, Christopher Metzler, Janks Morton, Anita MonCrief, Deroy Murdock, Nadia Naffe, Sophia Nelson, Selena Owens, William Owens Jr., Star Parker, Vernon Parker, Bob Parks, Charles Payne, Rev. Wayne Perryman, Jesse Lee Peterson, Joseph C. Phillips, Alonzo Rachel, Condaleeza Rice, Francis Rice, Reihan Salam, Jericho Saliz, Ak’bar A. Shabazz, Sonja Schmidt, Donald E. Scroggins, Tim Scott, Thomas Sowell, Michael Steele, Shelby Steele, Marie Stroughter, Carol Swain, Lynn Swann, Clarence Thomas, Robert Traynham, Sheryl Underwood, Kim Wade, Tara Wall, Ellis Washington, David Webb, Lt. Colonel Allen West, Ruth Bryant White, Walter Williams, Dr. Anne Wortham

Windflier, is your name here? May I add it? :-)

23 posted on 08/11/2010 5:10:18 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: fullchroma

Sounds like the nucleus of a powerful movement. If a group like this could get together and present a counter to the Jessuh’s, Rev’n Al’s, and Calypso Looeys, while it wouldn’t change the media’s minds, it might show honest, decent blacks and hispanics that there are alternatives to the Three Rev’s Road Show.


24 posted on 08/11/2010 6:07:57 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: fullchroma
Windflier, is your name here? May I add it?

Well...no, my name's not there, but I certainly stand firmly with those august conservatives. I'm Ronnie Bell of Texas.

Thank you for thinking so highly of me. Much appreciated.

25 posted on 08/11/2010 6:19:19 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: fullchroma

What about JC Wstts? Shouldn’t he be there too?


26 posted on 08/11/2010 6:24:47 PM PDT by CTOCS (I live in my own little world. But, it's okay. They know me there....)
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To: CTOCS

That should be Watts (but you knew that!)


27 posted on 08/11/2010 6:26:12 PM PDT by CTOCS (I live in my own little world. But, it's okay. They know me there....)
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To: IronJack
...start a Conservative Minority Caucus that would demonstrate to the media and the rest of status-quo liberals that more and more blacks are leaving the plantation, and that not all hispanics blindly follow the neo-socialist doctrines of the New World Order.

Folks at my local Tea Party have been nudging me for quite some time to take a more activist role in taking the conservative message to the black community.

It's a tall order for someone with four kids and a teetering business to contemplate. I sometimes feel that if I go for it, I'll have to "go all in", in order to be effective. I don't really know what that would mean for my family, though. Currently, I'm humping my butt every day just to keep a roof over their heads. It's a big decision, that can't be half-assed, if I'm going to do it right.

I don't know. Perhaps I'll pull in some sponsorship of some kind that will make it possible for me.

28 posted on 08/11/2010 6:30:16 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: CTOCS

J.C. Watts was on my list but he went wobbly when Obama ran for President. I’ll put him back on if you can provide a link to confirm that he’s solid!

(There are many “maybe’s” that aren’t listed.)


29 posted on 08/11/2010 7:09:01 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: Windflier

You’re added and thank you!


30 posted on 08/11/2010 7:09:53 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: Windflier
I sometimes feel that if I go for it, I'll have to "go all in", in order to be effective.

I know what you mean but I think the beauty and power of the spontaneous and truly grass-roots Tea Party movement is that regular people are doing small things and having a BIG impact.

It's enough and it's effective to simply do what little you can. We're not alone. We are many. E Pluribus Unum!

31 posted on 08/11/2010 7:17:55 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: IronJack
Sounds like the nucleus of a powerful movement.

I think so, too. These wonderful, inspiring men and women are a potent statement against those who try to stereotype conservatism. I just love them all (and as an atypical conservative, I identify with them very much and find camaraderie among them.)

32 posted on 08/11/2010 7:25:09 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: fullchroma
...the beauty and power of the spontaneous and truly grass-roots Tea Party movement is that regular people are doing small things and having a BIG impact.

It's enough and it's effective to simply do what little you can. We're not alone.

That is a poetic and powerful way to say that we are all much bigger than we sometimes imagine.

Thank you. I'll keep those thoughts up front, while I consider how best to contribute to the cause.

33 posted on 08/11/2010 7:28:22 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier; fullchroma

I agree with fullchroma that you do what you can. Your family and responsibilities have to come first (another sentiment that distinguishes conservatives from liberals). But ideas — especially strong, passionate ideas backed by a sense of righteousness and determination — tend to translate into realities. Maybe the time isn’t right for you to command an army yet, but maybe is IS right for you to form a band of like minds who can become more powerful than the sum of the parts.

Explore. Challenge. And keep us posted.


34 posted on 08/12/2010 5:25:31 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: IronJack
Maybe the time isn’t right for you to command an army yet, but maybe is IS right for you to form a band of like minds who can become more powerful than the sum of the parts.

Hmmm....maybe some sort of black Tea Partier's alliance. Dunno. It's a thought, but creating any race-based alliance goes against the grain for me. I guess that's a personal issue, but it's what's kept me from joining any of the many black conservative/Republican groups that already exist.

It's something I've got to get my wits around. How can I help other blacks find their way home to conservatism without it being about race? I haven't quite figured out how to do that.

If I get up in front of a bunch of black people and start talking about conservative principles, I don't want them to see a black man. I just want them to see an American. The concepts and ideals are paramount - not the skin color of the messenger.

Like I said, I've got something of a personal integrity button on it.

35 posted on 08/12/2010 12:03:13 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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