Skip to comments.President makes overtures to blacks
Posted on 07/22/2003 10:46:34 PM PDT by JohnHuang2Edited on 07/12/2004 4:05:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
President Bush's upcoming meeting with the Urban League, coupled with his snubbing of more-militant black groups, mirrors his outreach to moderate Palestinians while ignoring Yasser Arafat.
In both cases, Mr. Bush hopes to turn nearly hopeless relationships into constructive dialogues with groups not known for their fondness of conservatives.
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So by extension, am I wasting my time trying to spread the message?
So you write off every and anyone who might be thinking of leaving the Plantation? That makes sense?
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It's only a waste of time if the Conservatives let the left continue to preach the gospel of "poor black souls, lost without the gummint handout, the affirmative action, the guiding hand of the Democratic white massah."
The average black person is no more or less capable of making an informed decision than anyone else...they just need the WHOLE story in order to make that decision.
I really think that the Republicans are becoming more appealing to our black citizens. With people like J.C. Watts, Michael King, Alan Keyes, Ken Hamblin and others, I think many people are now understanding that the democrats aren't doing blacks (or other minorities) any favors.
I think we should continue to support the black conservatives. They are the only ones really pushing for equal opportunity. All the democrats are doing is propagating racism.
I look forward to the day when people are people and not identified by the color of their skin. I think conservatives have this goal in mind.
It's just you. Donna Brazile couldn't be reasonable, even on Judgement Day.
Is it just me, or does Donna Brazile sound not too drunk in this article?
I, for one, strongly disagree... It'll take time to reinforce the message that our party is not one of hate, taking medicine from older people, dragging people through the streets... Decades of lib lies are not going to be rectified right away, it takes lots of time and effort. We need to think long-term, and we need to include Afr-Americans and Hispanics in our ranks, or we'll become the dinosaur party.
I've said if before and I'll say it again, education, harping on the facts, blasting the lib lies... We need to do this again and again until the message starts to get out there.
Some of those guns come from our own side. It's sad, but now completely expected.
Cooler than a fan.
Yeah, but it's pretty damn sad when some of the guns that are supposed to be helping us are instead pointing at our backs.
Talk about fighting battles on multiple fronts!
Count me as a "whitey" who's on your side. We have no right to gripe about the scant share of the black vote we earn, if we don't take proactive steps to share our message.
Write them off. Today. It is a waste of time and political capital to ever think that they will leave the plantation. And, why should we waste said time and capital on only 8% of the vote, anyway?
I've got to play devil's advocate here... The Jewish vote is about 2% of the population, and they vote over 60% "socialist" (your terminology), about 24% Republican. To put it in comparible terms (to African American terms), it translates to the same exact number of votes. To make it even more controversial, most of the Jewish votes are concentrated in some of the most non-contested states (NY, Cali, NJ) that go Democrat anyway, and Florida which is pivotal... Black votes are much more scattered throughout the country, and many states could flip by a 1% margin (see the 2000 vote)... Given the fact that in absolute terms, we receive the same exact number of votes from both of these voting groups, would you ever advocate not caring about the Jewish vote, and writing that off? Every voting constituency counts, as long as we don't go off the deep end and lean left to gather votes.
Although, please answer the question: why is GWB courting that vote?
It's the margins... There are several states that could potentially be tos-ups, especially when you factor in the democratic "cheat" factor... I genuinely believe that a great deal of the population has been conned by 50 years of liberal brainwashing- that they're the only party that cares about the minorities and the common man, while the reality is that they want the minorities to be embolden to them, relying on them for government gifts. I truly want the Republican party to become dominant for decades. The best way to do that is to continue to educate, pound the message over and over, that the Republican party cares about the average person... Over time, several members of the democratic party will switch over... Think about it... In a few years, the hispanic and African American votes will surpass the white vote... If we don't reach out to try and obtain their support, even if it's babysteps, our future looks bleak. While I would never espouse changing our platform wholesale, I'd have no problem continuing to reach out to communites that are not typically considered Republican. Consider the future demographics.
Blacks have always been conservative. Black families used to look after each other kids and report them to their parents when they goofed off. Blacks have always prided themselves with family reunions, picnics, and other gatherings.
Blacks need to learn the hard way that the Rats are playing them for fools.