The Black Republican
I will never understand it!
One of the greatest contradictions in our society is that of the Black Republican. One who claims the party of racial division as the party of right? I have never been able to understand the motivation behind such support.
“We support the Republican Party because Lincoln freed the slaves.”
Did I miss something in the translation or does this sound as idiotic to you as it does to me? Then there is the claim that they vote republican because republicans share their values.
What are these values?
“You should be seen but not heard unless the political climate desperately calls for it.”
Every black member of the republican party should honestly ask themselves the following; would Clarence Thomas be a supreme court justice had he not been following Thurgood Marshall? Would Michael Steele be on the national scene had the Republican Party not needed a face of color in an attempt to remake its image after suffering devistating loses in the 2008 elections? Then there is Collin Powel, a man who worked his way through the Republican Party only to see it for what it now is “Lost”.
The Republican Party of today is rife with racism and it seems only a small minority of blacks are incapable of seeing this. We have just gone through a year of hearing republicans give homage to the greatness of Ronald Reagan, a man who perfected the art of exploiting white anger as a method of solidifying his party. While the Black Republican of today likes to pay respects to Abraham Lincoln, the rest of Black society walks with eyes wide open in remembrance of Barry Goldwater, Trent Lott, Richard Nixon, and George Bush. What is it in their DNA that makes it impossible for them to acknowledge the war on blacks waged by Reagan during his time as Governor of California? How can you sit with a straight face and pretend that Reagan did not attempt to reverse a long standing policy of the government not granting tax exempt status to segregated schools or his undying support of Bob Jones University.
When a Black republican attempts to woo you with glorious stories of Lincoln and reconstruction, don’t let them off the hook without having them explain the recent history of the party. What they won’t mention is that after the Democratic Party signed ‘The Civil Rights Act” into law, most racist democrats left the party of Blue for the party of Red. This list included such notables as Jesse Helms, George Wallace, Strom Thurmond, (and yes) Ronald Reagan the poster boy for the new Republican Party; each belonging to the racist democratic party switched alliances after Kennedy introduced civil rights legislation. The entire philosophy of conservatism was birthed out of the shift in the party during the civil rights movement. The change in the political landscape shifted the U.S. political coloring chart as the south changed from blue to red and the north from red to blue. As a result the Republican party of Lincoln was no more.
So I ask the all important question? Why would a black person support the Republican Party?
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