Skip to comments.RNC Chair to Speak to Black Journalists
Posted on 06/17/2014 7:49:43 AM PDT by lbryce
Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, will speak at the National Association of Black Journalists 39th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Boston, July 30 to August 2. "I appreciate President Butler's invitation to address NABJ membership and look forward to discussing our ongoing efforts to engage black voters, expand the dialogue in communities across the country and inform the very journalists who help shape the views of a very important constituency, said Priebus. He wont be the only party chairman in attendance. Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will also speak, as well as New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet.
Read it at National Association of Black Journalists
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I am willing to hold my breath, but I'll probably faint at around 2 minutes, and then I'll start breathing again involuntarily. You'll have to work fast, Mr. P.
Ready? Go! . . .
There are large groups that conservatives and/or the GOP will have a hard time making any headway in, but that doesn’t mean that we have to stop trying. Is Reince going to convince one member of an organization of “Black Journalists”, who put their skin color as their primary world view?
Of course not. But repeated, consistent outreach plays with the low-information voters in the middle, and shows that the caricature of the “racist right-winger” isn’t true, and blunts the scare tactic used by the left to drive voters to them, or at least away from our side.
I applaud this effort. We can’t continue to concede 98% of the black vote. We need to be honest and frank and not promise the moon. Jack Kemp’s ideas about enterprise zones in the inner city should be resurrected. Blacks are an integral part of our national fabric and must be courted by conservatives. Rand Paul was right in addressing the NAACP. We must market our ideas of smaller gov’t, free enterprise, profit motive, and family values to this constituency.
I hope he tells them how the Democrats push for welfare and social programs have kept Blacks as susstandard citizens, living in poor conditions, and leading to a life of crime and drugs as they’re only way out. The New Deal and Great Society and 40 years of Democrat welfare have set minorities way back. Republicans fight for job-training and better lives.
More like ...."Well, we can do a whole lot more for your people than the Democrats can because we are nicer people and much more efficient at wealth distribution because we understand white people better and how to get you more of their stuff and you people are being treated horribly here in racist America and we are going to stop that and we are really sorry for oppressing you and Trayvon was a crying shame and we need to spend much more on schools and inner city youth ..... "
Thanks, Rance. Don't forget gay marriage. I am sure this will raise the Republican share of the black vote to at least 0.35%
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