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Election of black conservatives signals 'awakening'
OneNewsNow ^ | 11/04/2010 | Chris Woodward and Russ Jones

Posted on 11/04/2010 12:24:23 PM PDT by CitizenM

With South Carolina's victory of the first 'Deep South' black Republican to Congress since Reconstruction, one conservative thinks it's evident that the tea party is not racist.

Ron Miller, a conservative author, columnist, veteran and tea party member, says Tim Scott's election to Congress is "an impressive victory."

"I think it's a great testimony to Americans' ability to evaluate people by the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin..."

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In winning the election, Scott beat out....the son of late Senator Strom Thurmond and the son of former South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell.

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"...they've demonstrated their ability, not just with Tim Scott's election, but with Nikki Haley's election as the first female and Indian-American governor of that state, that they're perfectly capable of voting based on the issues..."

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Allen West, a retired Army officer and an Iraq War veteran, won his race for the House and will be representing Florida's 22nd District.

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"I think that [the elections of] Allen West and Tim Scott are the beginning of an awakening...

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"But I believe that that awakening is now starting to happen in the black precincts across this country, and I think we're going to see a shift away from the Democrat [sic] Party, which has ill-served the black community for decades now."

While the nation made history two years ago by electing Barack Obama as the first black president, Jackson believes much of that support was misguided.

I think we were making history for the wrong reasons because we were electing someone [largely] based on emotion, based on wanting to try to move the country forward racially -- as opposed to based on the principles of the man...

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"I think that the black community is just tired of that [message]...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012midterms; allenwest; blackrepublicans; blacks; democrats; diversity; elections; indianamericans; nikkihaley; racist; realignment; sc2010; teaparty; timscott

1 posted on 11/04/2010 12:24:27 PM PDT by CitizenM
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To: CitizenM

In a sane world, there would be congratulations all over the media. But because these elected officials are Republican, the media chooses to make them invisible.

They disprove the media myth that Republicans are all racist.


2 posted on 11/04/2010 12:26:44 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: CitizenM

Middle class working black families might finally have someone on thier side to help us all with the fight on over taxation.


3 posted on 11/04/2010 12:28:05 PM PDT by IC Ken
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To: CitizenM

Middle class working black families might finally have someone on thier side to help us all with the fight on over taxation.


4 posted on 11/04/2010 12:28:15 PM PDT by IC Ken
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

I care nothing for “diversity”. Give me merit every time.


5 posted on 11/04/2010 12:29:53 PM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: donna

I suspect that the combined IQ of these three is HIGHER than the combined IQ of the Black Caucus...speaking of the CBC, I want these three to join..because as members they will then be entitled to see all the financials, to know where the $$ comes from, and where it goes..and BTW..they can hand out some deserving scholarships..


6 posted on 11/04/2010 12:32:17 PM PDT by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: CitizenM

I heard Tim Scott speak at a Tea Party rally in Georgetown, SC last April, prior to the primary. I knew then he was the real deal conservative. It’s ironic he won the seat held from 1941 to 1970 by Mendel Rivers, an ardent segregationist and Democrat.


7 posted on 11/04/2010 12:38:00 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: CitizenM

I really like the idea of black conservatives. You should be able to get 1) Conservatives and 2) Blacks (at least a few of them).

Find conservative black famous athletes.


8 posted on 11/04/2010 12:39:30 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: ken5050
speaking of the CBC, I want these three to join

I bet they are turned down. Wasn't J. C. Watts denied membership?

9 posted on 11/04/2010 12:40:03 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (Nov. 2, 2010, Circle the Date)
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To: CitizenM

Even though it would never happen (hell he would refuse to run) I still think Thomas Sowell should be president. Our country would be much less of a mess with him running the show.


10 posted on 11/04/2010 12:43:38 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: Palmetto Patriot
IIRC, Watts didn't join. There was a black Republican rep from CT..can't remember his name..who was a member..if the Dems refuse to let these 3 join..it will backfire on them..

BTW..there's another issue or import with the Dem CBC members..with all the Dems that lost and/or retired...the CBC is now the major block vote in the Dem caucus..and there will be lots of the members becoming "ranking members" ..I can't wait to see Maxine Waters go ballistic when she gets gavelled down..

11 posted on 11/04/2010 12:45:02 PM PDT by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
speaking of the CBC, I want these three to join

I bet they are turned down. Wasn't J. C. Watts denied membership?

While I'm a bit hazy on the details, I believe that they pretty much had to let him join - they wouldn't, however, let him attend their meetings.

12 posted on 11/04/2010 12:45:31 PM PDT by Bob
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To: truthfreedom

Shannon Sharpe. It’s part of the reason he’s not in the NFL Hall of Fame. It’s a travesty.


13 posted on 11/04/2010 12:45:53 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I believe he was.


14 posted on 11/04/2010 12:46:15 PM PDT by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: ken5050

The CBC is a racist organization, and doles out AA-based grants.

There is indeed some merit to placing honest observers in there, but we could also do with denouncing it.


15 posted on 11/04/2010 12:46:57 PM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: CitizenM
Allen West was on Doc Savage's show last night. He won in a district that is 92% White. He was not elected in Harlem or inner city Detroit, he was not elected by black people that suddenly "get it".

He said that he didn't sell himself as a black American but as an American.

Blacks make up 12% of the population and they will continue to vote for the rats. I seriously doubt if there is a "great awakening" in this voting block.

16 posted on 11/04/2010 12:48:16 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: donna

Diversity has proven to be VERY expensive.

Merit, on the other hand, has proven to be VERY cost effective.


17 posted on 11/04/2010 12:54:04 PM PDT by i_dont_chat ("The Jihadists are coming!" "The Jihadists are coming!")
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To: Hoffer Rand

Yup, he’s famous enough. Run against Kohl? Was Shannon Sharpe a Packer? I think he was. These football players often wait too long after retirement. I’d want to see players running for Senate when they’re stars. No campaigning, they’re playing football. If they win, it might be a bummer for their team, but, hey, they’re senators.

Where would they run from? Where they went to High School, where they’re playing professionally at the time.


18 posted on 11/04/2010 12:54:26 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: CitizenM

Allen West for President!

TT


19 posted on 11/04/2010 12:58:41 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: CitizenM

I am proud to say that our new Congressman is a solid, unapologetic Conservative.

And he happens to be black.

Can’t wait to see if the CBC will welcome him and Col. West (R-FL) into their little group when they show up in DC.


20 posted on 11/04/2010 1:01:40 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Stay focused and determined. Our destination is NOVEMBER!!)
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To: Russ

Georgetown is Michelle’s hometown.


21 posted on 11/04/2010 1:02:45 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: truthfreedom

J.C. Watts


22 posted on 11/04/2010 1:03:47 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (Nov. 2, 2010, Circle the Date)
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To: truthfreedom
Was Shannon Sharpe a Packer?

You're thinking of his brother, Sterling Sharpe. Shannon played for the Denver Broncos for most of his career, with 2 years with the Ravens in the middle, then back to the Broncos before he retired. He said some scathing things about 0bambi during the 2008 election cycle, right before the first year he was eligible for the Hall of Fame. I don't think the media has any intention of letting that slide.

23 posted on 11/04/2010 1:11:16 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: TexasTransplant

The more conservative blacks the better. The survival of the urban plantation created by Democrats depends on the permanent servitude of a captive people. In the 19th century we called this slavery.


24 posted on 11/04/2010 1:11:43 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Hoffer Rand

Oh, so then he’d run in Colorado?


25 posted on 11/04/2010 1:29:25 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

I think his home is in Georgia. But, don’t quote me on that.


26 posted on 11/04/2010 1:34:44 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: CitizenM

Note to media:

I don’t give a rats behind what the color of the candidate is, just as long as he is a conservative, not a Marxist/Communist like “The Oblivious One”!


27 posted on 11/04/2010 1:44:21 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: CitizenM

I have been critical of the notion of a Black “conservative” before, and since both Scott and West were elected by Whites I still stand on that position. I would love to be wrong, but I just don’t see any Black conservatives.


28 posted on 11/04/2010 1:48:44 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: CitizenM

Florida Lt governor as well, Jennifer Carroll?


29 posted on 11/04/2010 1:50:47 PM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: truthfreedom

I would prefer blacks who became athletic through the military and serving. Not thug athletes.


30 posted on 11/04/2010 2:05:18 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

But others prefer thug athletes. As long as the thug athlete is acceptably conservative. NO MORE RINOS.

I don’t care about anybody’s background as long as they vote right.

Thug athletes will appeal to Democrats. That’s how we get votes beyond Conservatives.


31 posted on 11/04/2010 2:11:53 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: jmaroneps37

Have there been tests of black conservatives going up against white liberals in Urban areas of the Northeast or West Coast?

Are there any Conservative Rappers?


32 posted on 11/04/2010 2:14:16 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: donna

Amen!


33 posted on 11/04/2010 2:26:56 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: truthfreedom

Lets not cater to the lowest common denominator. We wouldn’t want such people who are enamourd of thug athletes anyway.


34 posted on 11/04/2010 2:46:05 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: truthfreedom

Lets not cater to the lowest common denominator. We wouldn’t want such people who are enamourd of thug athletes anyway.


35 posted on 11/04/2010 2:47:12 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

Yes we would. Voters are voters. As long as the candidate is right on the issues, we’re going to have to find voters where we can.

That’s the new calculation.

Fully conservative, so that every conservative is excited enough to vote for the candidate. Plus, find voters elsewhere. If it’s a thug athlete, or a rapper, fine. Find out - what do the people like that are not conservative? Give them one of those, but fully conservative.
What race are they? What do they do? What religion are they?

Give them a Conservative Coal Miner in West Virginia.
Are there any blocks of votes, nationalities, in a state or a district that typically vote Democrat. We give them a conservative version of what they are.

Can we find a guy in a Union to be a Conservative Republican?

Any of these things. What Dems are, but voting fully Conservative. Let Democrats be the party of Lawyers.


36 posted on 11/04/2010 3:14:41 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

“Let Democrats be the party of Lawyers.”

And entertainers, hippies, eviroterrorists, and other terrorist misc. As for the others, you have a good idea about miners, waitresses, truckers, people who are grassroots. We need ot encourage people to stop not trying because they dont’ have wads of money.


37 posted on 11/04/2010 3:18:48 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

Let’s not give them entertainers. Reagan was an actor.
Many entertainers are liberals, yes, but we should find popular entertainers. You want a distracting US Senate race? Mel Gibson vs Dianne Feinstein.


38 posted on 11/04/2010 3:24:28 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

There’s a Hispanic guy from Texas who toured with the TEA Party Express.


39 posted on 11/04/2010 3:36:44 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: SC_Pete

I don’t give a whit about Race, Religion, what kind of Car he drives or if he had pre-marital sex ... That MAN inspires me!

He is a Leader and he is a Damned Good One!

Let the Dummies worry about skin color

TT


40 posted on 11/04/2010 4:06:48 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: SC_Pete

I wasn’t aware of that. But it’s still a beautiful town...


41 posted on 11/04/2010 4:22:09 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Russ

true that


42 posted on 11/04/2010 4:34:24 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

In time minorities who don’t already know and who are not racists/tribalists will catch on to the Left’s race hate political game. We need to teach new comers about freedom and wealth creation and the failures of socialsm/fascism/marxism in every venue we can.


43 posted on 11/04/2010 4:38:15 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: TexasTransplant

It starts to break down a reliable voting block for the DemonRats. Just as Sara! helped bring more women over. Blacks need to get the conservative message—so, whatever it takes is good for the country.


44 posted on 11/04/2010 4:38:20 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: ken5050

Gary Franks was the member from CT. Black Dem Congressman Bill Clay, Sr. blasted him as a “foot shufflin’, head scratchin’, Amos n’Andy Negro.” That’s the kind of treatment Black Republicans get for leaving the plantation.


45 posted on 11/05/2010 2:04:14 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: jmaroneps37

Enlighten yourself:

http://www.bookerrising.net/


46 posted on 11/05/2010 3:08:28 PM PDT by Jenny217
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To: Jenny217; jmaroneps37

http://www.nbra.info/index.cfm

Another great site on the subject. There are a lot of black conservatives out there. God Bless them!


47 posted on 11/08/2010 8:30:50 AM PST by warsaw44
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To: CitizenM

When I was in the Philippines, I was quite surprised to see their elementary schools teaching about some great self-made men in American History. Among them ... George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and .... ( I was quite surprised to see this man’s name )... Booker T. Washington!

Do our schools ever teach the story of Booker T. Washington anymore? Just wonder...


48 posted on 11/09/2010 8:17:06 AM PST by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus
Interesting question. There were many blacks who became successful througout our American history, and who were accomplished in their professions or the military. It seems, however, all today's students learn about are the ones who were/are connected with the civil rights movement. And, even among those, it seems the ones revered and imitated the most are the antagonists, rather than the peacemakers, or those who possessed admirable traits and could serve as true heroes or examples.

MLK seems to be the only one who has been held up with esteem who was not so much of an angry, bitter reactionary as he was more of an idealist and uniter. I think he truly cared about his people, more than he cared about fame and becoming rich by playing the "race" card. I don't feel he ued the people of the black race in an attempt to just gain power and control over them. I would have loved to have had a discussion with him. I think of him as an honorable man who struggled to fix things right and lead by a good example.

49 posted on 11/09/2010 3:37:28 PM PST by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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