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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I would call it electoral pragmatism. Conservative values are much more in line with Hispanic values and we can win Hispanic votes without pandering. It seems there’s little anybody can do about that 400 year old chip on many blacks’ shoulders.
I would just like to offer one suggestion to Karl Rove:
We would do a whole lot more for Republicans, but simply being more accepting of conservative women.
(blasted typo) :D
Oh, very good...although many more Freepers support it, and only a few of the sour pusses seem to resent it - which makes zero sense to me.
Karl Rove and conservative women don’t mix well, and not on conservative women’s part.
Show me one example Karl Rove is accepting of a conservative woman.
yes, true conservative women like Palin, etc, instead of the beltway Dana Perino types....
The thing about Dana Perino that I noticed from watching her on Fox News is how servile to RINOs such as Roveshe is and how much she carries their water for them. She does not have a good understanding of the current situation in America and is therefore, perhaps inadvertently, being a handmaiden to American decline.
We decided a long time ago, after trying and trying to get Blacks to come into the party, that it was hopeless and we did not need them to win. They won’t budge from the Dem party and they persecute any Blacks who do. Dems love it when we fail to get the Dem. Blacks to come over because they can say...”see, it’s racist whitey.” Forget Blaks.
We need to divide Hispanics from the gangsta/criminal/underclass black racist thing liberals highlight to a Christian middle class ideal and vision - more like is of their cultures at home.
Hispanics did not come here to live with criminals and corruption and the poverty of liberalism’s broken families and ghettos. We should say so and be the party to move them up and out. We should make Hispanics a Republican stronghold in the cities in competition with urban blacks. We need to demonize Marxism which liberals call “socialism” or “progressivism.” That should be easy given the history of the ideology in practice. We should push a small business building economic effort for Hispanics.
Education is a real problem for all American children. Hispanics need better education and higher success rates and could be sold on vouchers so their kids can go to Christian schools. Most Hispanics reject liberal racism - hatred of whites. Culturally, the Christian ones are not too into hatred, are not into crime and are not into city life - ghettos. They don’t want their girls acting like pole dancing sluts, voting with their “lady parts.” Culturally, they believe in dignity and honor.
We need to be the Hispanic and white party base and let the Black racism do it’s thing with the radicals. We should isolate the democrat’s drop out, gansta/pole dancing slut thing and demonize it as a dead end street in life. I know plenty of Hispanic immigrants in Texas who are more “white” than whitey as far as family values and their dreams of opportunity and rising out of poverty. They need a voice and avenue to move into an alliance with American-Americans who care about families, freedom and opportunity. We need to push hispanic small business efforts. Hispanics will be the ones to carry America forward if we get in there and help.
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.