Skip to comments.Thomas Sowell to Newsmax: GOP Outreach to Blacks ‘Most Unpromising’
Posted on 03/23/2013 10:13:40 AM PDT by jazusamo
Economist and conservative author Thomas Sowell tells Newsmax TV that Republicans have a decades-long record of reaching out to the black vote in the most unpromising way possible.
And based on the partys strategy moving forward, he says, not much has changed.
Im baffled by so many things that the Republican Party does nationally, Sowell tells Newsmax on Friday in an exclusive interview.
Sowell, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, tells Newsmax the GOPs current plan to woo minorities is the same misguided strategy employed decades ago by former President Ronald Reagan.
When [Reagan] set out to win the black vote, he went to the Urban League, Sowell said. He was going to these black establishments as his entrée into the black public, as if the establishment owned the rest of the black people.
Now, Sowell says, in plans unveiled recently by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, theyre talking about going to the NAACP, which is the next thing to a fully-owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party and thats how theyre going to try to reach blacks.
All theyre doing is increasing the sense that those are the blacks who matter and that they are the entryway for the rest of the black people, he says.
Sowell, 82, whose new book is Intellectuals and Race, notes how Priebus discussed reaching out to African Americans in Detroit to woo them to the GOP. You seriously think thats where youre going to find Republican voters or blacks who are conservative?
Sowell says while Republicans are wavering and moaning and gnashing our teeth about the failures of national GOP candidates, Republicans out in the Midwest and in other parts of the country have won a majority of the governors chairs.
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Oh, Perino is classic RINO, very much an insider mindset with zero understanding of reality outside the halls of power. It is also very interesting to me that you put things in context of “the situation in America,” because everything political in my book is analyzed in context of the bigger war going on in America - which is the government class versus the rest of us.
Good to see FReepers like yourself.
The list of published authors is growing on FR.
Thanks - I know some Freepers thru private reply that are very successful in all kinds of businesses and ventures, and I think it's all great. I'm amazed by some of the naysayers around here. But thanks for your words...
82...man, how I wish Dr. Sowell was 42.
Hilarious — and, sadly, all too true.
Great idea. I just wish there were more than maybe 6 Republican that think that way.