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Tea Party Could Put Record Number of Black Conservatives in Office
New American ^ | Oct 29, 2010 | Raven Clabough

Posted on 10/30/2010 8:47:59 PM PDT by Islander7

Despite allegations of racism in Tea Party organizations, the Republican Party, and conservative groups, 2010 has witnessed more black Republican activism than ever before. Thirty-seven African Americans in 16 states have been in contention for seats in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives this year.

Fox News reports, “The Republican Party is hoping to put a record number of African Americans in Congress after Tuesday’s election; despite the fact the first black president is highly unpopular within the party.”

Of course, the effort has not been without some difficulty.

According to Onnidan Online, “Black conservatives are used to having to defend their values, but they now are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white ‘Tea Party’ movement — and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of America’s first black president.”

One such black conservative is Timothy F. Johnson of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group of black conservatives who support the free market and limited government. “I’ve been told I hate myself. Black Republicans find themselves always having to prove who they are. Because the assumption is the Republican Party is for whites and the Democratic Party is for blacks.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackconservatives; blacks; conservatives; election; gop; race; timscott
Angela McGlown, a black congressional candidate from Mississippi who lost the Republican primary to Alan Nunnelee, contends that her involvement in the Tea Party movement is “not about a black or white issue. It’s not even about Republican or Democrat, from my standpoint. All of us are taxed too much.”
1 posted on 10/30/2010 8:48:03 PM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

If Dems can’t play the race card, what will they do?


2 posted on 10/30/2010 8:51:26 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Islander7

IMHO, Larry Elder would have had a much easier time defeating Boxer than Fiorina had John Cornyn and the NRSC not kicked him to the curb.


3 posted on 10/30/2010 8:52:08 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Islander7

The Tea Party represents all people who care about America and our futures.


4 posted on 10/30/2010 8:52:17 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Islander7

i read this story a couple of weeks ago- in the UK Telegraph...

not one member of the criminal liberal media in this nation has told the story of the 3 dozen+ black Republicans, who are backed by the Tea Party, on the ballot in two days....


5 posted on 10/30/2010 8:53:42 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: TigerClaws

They’ll play the Uncle Tom card.


6 posted on 10/30/2010 8:55:04 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: Islander7
Tea Party Could Put Record Number of Black Conservatives in Office
The well deserved liberal, progressive and commie heads will explode on Tue Nov. 2
7 posted on 10/30/2010 8:57:03 PM PDT by lewislynn ( It's not going to be who wins a seat, rather it will be who loses a seat that will save America)
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To: Islander7

Indeed!

I see black people as American, not “Black”.

It’s not race. I’m post racial.


8 posted on 10/30/2010 8:57:38 PM PDT by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a conservative stance.)
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To: Islander7
Because the assumption is the Republican Party is for whites and the Democratic Party is for blacks.”

Ask Gov. Patterson and Rep. Meek about this.

9 posted on 10/30/2010 8:58:15 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Democrat Party is shovel ready)
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To: Islander7
“The Republican Party is hoping to put a record number of African Americans in Congress after Tuesday’s election; despite the fact the first black president is highly unpopular within the party.”

This is awesome news. We need to find excellent minority candidates everywhere we can, encourage them to run, and make a special effort to really support them.

We can not lose all minority voting groups forever and expect to be able to win governing majorities.

10 posted on 10/30/2010 8:59:02 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Islander7

Something that is not much talked about is these Black Republicans don’t come from Black-dominated areas. Most—if not all—current members of all Democrat Congressional Black caucus come from Black-dominated areas.


11 posted on 10/30/2010 9:02:16 PM PDT by paudio (The big difference between 2010 and 1994 is me - Barrack Hussein 0bama)
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To: Islander7

Dem establishment doesn’t want blacks in office. They need to go work for Sharpton as far as they are concerned.


12 posted on 10/30/2010 9:03:26 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Islander7

Can you imagine how racist we would be is that happened? Even more racist than we are now. I didn’t think that was possible.


13 posted on 10/30/2010 9:07:23 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder ("No longer can we make no mistake for too long". Barack d****it 0bama, 2009, 2010, 2011.)
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To: Islander7
K. Carl Smith, president of the Conservative Messenger, explained of the coalition, “We want to reignite America’s passion for liberty and create an atmosphere for political dialogue where conservative candidates can engage in conversation about the issues without being accused of racism or called Uncle Toms.” He adds, “It’s finally time for our nation to get past racial barriers in politics, and with Operation Black Storm we intend to send a message to Washington that — above all — Americans of all backgrounds, colors, and decent faiths want their God-given right for SELF-RULE.”

I am so happy to hear that the blinders are finally coming off for those who think the Democrats are the only party that cares. The Dems only want to enslave all Americans to their rule and I will joyfully vote for anyone, regardless of race, who defends the rights we all have as Americans. The freedoms we have are precious and our rights are endowed to us by our creator, no one should be permitted to take them from us.

14 posted on 10/30/2010 9:07:37 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: Islander7

Does anybody know if J C Watts was permitted to be a member of the Congressional Black Caucus? He may not have sought membership; I understand that.


15 posted on 10/30/2010 9:18:48 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: boatbums

Personally, I am looking forward to Col. West down in Florida...


16 posted on 10/30/2010 9:19:10 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

IMHO, Larry Elder would have had a much easier time defeating Boxer than Fiorina had John Cornyn and the NRSC not kicked him to the curb.
‘’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’

Amen! but thats politics. Coulda, woulda, shoulda. Same could be said about the witch and the Castle for different reasons


17 posted on 10/30/2010 9:20:59 PM PDT by photodawg
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To: TigerClaws
"If Dems can’t play the race card, what will they do?"

Oh they will continue to play the race card with a vengeance. They have names for blacks that don't toe the line and become Republican or Conservative. It's quite deliberate and cynical to prevent others from escaping the Democrat plantation.

18 posted on 10/30/2010 9:23:46 PM PDT by sjmjax
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To: TigerClaws

They will send their poverty pimps like Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Sharpton to denigrate them as Oreos and Uncle Toms.


19 posted on 10/30/2010 9:29:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Islander7

I like Angela.
But she forgot something: “THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH!!”


20 posted on 10/30/2010 9:32:02 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Islander7
The new republican majority may have more blacks than the entire audience of Jon Stewart's Reprehensible Sanctimony rally.
21 posted on 10/30/2010 9:41:08 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: Islander7

Btt


22 posted on 10/30/2010 9:48:19 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Islander7

There are currently 42 members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Does anyone know if any of them will not be re-elected? Is it possible that the new conservatives might out-number them? :-)


23 posted on 10/30/2010 9:53:27 PM PDT by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan. Pray the Rosary)
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To: MSSC6644

Bill Marcy (R) is running neck and neck with Bennie Thompson in MS-02.

Hopefully, Thompson will go down. This district is rarely polled.


24 posted on 10/30/2010 10:02:38 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: MSSC6644

It looks like the only one that might be in trouble is Sanford Bishop of GA...I’d be surprised if the GOP elected 41 black conservatives....what’s their record (at any one time)? 2, 3, 4? (J.C. Watts, Gary Franks, rumors about Bob Barr having Negro blood, maybe one other?)


25 posted on 10/30/2010 10:03:03 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Islander7
Who cares about their race, gender, whatever. I just want to see a record number of conservatives put in office. Make that conservatives with backbone, willing to stand up to hussein obama and thwart him at every turn until we can throw his big-government fascist/socialist backside out on the street.
26 posted on 10/30/2010 10:09:27 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Washington DC, the downsizng begins Nov 2...)
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To: ThunderSleeps
Who cares about their race, gender, whatever.

We conservatives have been branded every sort of file label in the book for a generation. None of those labels are true, but to convince the opposition, there must be irrefutable proof.

Race / gender is not an issue for anyone on these boards, but it is for the democrats. Shoving their words down their throats is a delicious proposition for many of us.

Welcome to Free Republic.

27 posted on 10/30/2010 10:16:32 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Rembrandt

JC Watts was denied membership in the Black Caucus, if I remember correctly. By the way, I got a robocall from him today for Mary Fallin, GOP candidate for OK governor.


28 posted on 10/30/2010 10:41:28 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: Islander7
Fox News reports, “The Republican Party is hoping to put a record number of African Americans in Congress after Tuesday’s election; despite the fact the first black president is highly unpopular within the party.

Why would there be any relation between the fact that a black President is unpopular in the GOP, and the fact that the GOP is running several black Americans as candidates this election cycle?

Could it be that maybe Republicans aren't racist?

I sure don't appreciate the presumption of prejudice which that sentence implies...

29 posted on 10/30/2010 10:48:27 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: BigEdLB
Personally, I am looking forward to Col. West down in Florida...

Is Lt. Col. Allen West going to win? I haven't seen any polls...

30 posted on 10/30/2010 10:51:06 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: MSSC6644

Yes, there will be Congressional Black Caucus members defeated.
No, the Black Republicans won’t come anywhere near outnumbering them.
Currently Black Democrats outnumber Black Republicans 42-0.
Look for it to be about 40-4 after the election.
And I’m optimitistic: 4 Black Republicans is ground-shaking.
However, in 2012, look for Black Republicans to outnumber Black Democrats in the Senate, 1-0. Go Micheal Williams (R-TX).
And maybe we could even get Larry Elder to knock off Diane Feinstein.


31 posted on 10/30/2010 11:08:48 PM PDT by dangus
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To: sargon
I sure don't appreciate the presumption of prejudice which that sentence implies imparts...

The real bigots have always been the 'liberals'.

32 posted on 10/31/2010 1:05:06 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

She’s been very gracious...and is a very beautiful woman.

She’ll be around for a long time.

It’s so much fun to watch the shoe being put on the other foot.


33 posted on 10/31/2010 1:12:20 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: convertedtoreason
"It’s not race. I’m post racial."

I have been that way for decades. However, when the black race-baiters push their racist agenda, I tend to get a little biased. Only natural. I would be the same way if the Italians, Greeks, Irish, Scottish (my heritage) did the same thing. I would be biased. Sue me.

34 posted on 10/31/2010 2:58:58 AM PDT by A Navy Vet ( An Oath Is Forever.)
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To: Islander7

bloody tea party racists! Oh...wait!


35 posted on 10/31/2010 3:10:15 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Islander7
find themselves always having to prove who they are.

This statement really, really bothers me and as an American I find it offensive. Offensive that another American, this day in age, would have to feel the need to "prove" who they are. What the hell do the have to "prove?"

They are successful people in America? They have morals? They have a strategy to lead? Just what exactly do they have to "prove?" You see these are the things with which I discriminate and choose my elected officials.

If you are thinking they have to "prove" they are "black" well then...that is racist. "Prove" they identify with the "black" experience? Ugh...they did and then they chose to rise above it. They chose to not be held down or held back by the policies that have been abused to create your preciously held "black experience."

There is nothing romantic or beautiful in what you are demanding they "prove" to you. The beauty and romance is found in they took their welfare, rose colored glasses off and realized the obstacles in front of them were illusions painted on the lenses by those who seek to control you.

They have nothing to "prove" to you, it is you that needs to "prove it to yourself." Your demand that a candidate "prove his/her blackness" is a false, discriminatory, and racist premise.

36 posted on 10/31/2010 3:54:41 AM PDT by EBH (the first step in a long journey...that finally begins on November 2nd, 2010.)
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To: sargon

Sunshine State News Poll, 10/21, West 47, Klein 44...from Real Clear Politics.


37 posted on 10/31/2010 5:50:37 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: MSSC6644
Star Parker is a bit of a long shot, but she is in the district just west of me, and Levin interviewed her last week. Smart lady.
38 posted on 10/31/2010 5:54:38 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Islander7
Timothy F. Johnson of the Frederick Douglass Foundation:

“I’ve been told I hate myself. Black Republicans find themselves always having to prove who they are. Because the assumption is the Republican Party is for whites.

Mr Johnson, tell your accusers "you know what happens when you assume" Demand THEY prove it.

You have plenty of ammunition to the contrary including the democrats of the KKK, George Wallace, Robt Byrd etc etc etc.

The slavers were RATs period.

39 posted on 10/31/2010 6:02:11 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: Islander7
Were it not for Kay Bailey Liarson (another sore-loser Republican) sequentially breaking her adamant vows to resign her Senate seat when she decided to run for Governor, we would also likely have a new black Republican Senator from Texas: Michael Williams. (He was endorsed by Jim Demint.)

If that b-word runs for another term, I'll crawl over broken glass to vote against her in the primary.

40 posted on 10/31/2010 6:27:10 AM PDT by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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To: God luvs America

One more ‘safe’ seat in jeopardy.

9th Congressional District race growing tighter
Bergmann a tougher fight than Cohen anticipated

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2618152/posts

Charlotte is Tea Party backed, cohen is an obama clone only white.


41 posted on 10/31/2010 9:49:48 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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