It’s high time that African Americans break free of the pervasive liberal propaganda that brainwashed them into thinking the party of Abraham Lincoln is anti-black, say several prominent black conservatives.
“I was always a conservative because those are the values that I was taught, but I thought I was a Democrat because I was black and I had to be,” said Andre Harper, author of Political Emancipation: Observations of a Black Man Who Rejected Liberal Indoctrination. “I said I would never be a Republican because I bought into the notion that Republicans hated blacks and were the party of slavery.”
The black community is inherently conservative, Harper believes. “Hip-hop clearly is the most capitalistic entertainment genre. Nothing about the left says ‘I am going to put $80,000 worth of jewelry in my mouth.’ That’s capitalism.”
Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele believes Republicans have done a poor job fighting back against Democrats’ never-ending slurs.
“If I called you a racist every day for 30 days, and you said nothing, how would you defeat that propaganda?” Steele asked rhetorically. “The fact is we know it is not true for the GOP but who has been the advocate to push back on that?”
The Democratic Party has been aligned against black Americans for more than a century and a half. Every single piece of civil rights legislation for blacks in Americans history is the result of Republican activism, including the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, and all of the Reconstruction and Civil Rights Acts.
The Democratic Party championed slavery, segregation, and tried to obstruct every single civil rights law, and created the Ku Klux Klan as a terrorist organization to attack blacks and Republicans voters.
But despite the GOP’s history of defending the rights of blacks, today fewer than 10% of African Americans consider themselves to be Republican.
This puzzles Rep. Allen West. “The Democrat Party is the party of the four S’s, secession, segregation, slavery, socialism, none have done well for the black community,” he said. “Yet they have been able to market themselves as the champions of ‘civil rights’ and things of that nature.”
West, the first black Republican congressman from Florida since Reconstruction and the only Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus, claims the CBC has promoted a culture of victimization. He said he joined the caucus to shake up its “monolithic” ideology.
Nowadays Democrats and their historic allies in the Ku Klux Klan may no longer lynch blacks, but they continue to verbally assault blacks who dare to dissent from the Democratic Party. Black Republicans routinely endure vicious taunts and insults like “traitor,” “Uncle Tom,” or “Oreo cookie.”
“People are led to believe that this lynching was done by a bunch of ‘rednecks’ running around in white sheets, because ‘that’s the American way,’” said Alfonzo Rachel, host of Zonation on PJTV, “but it wasn’t the American way. It was the Democrat way.”
Politically correct Democrat media mouthpieces who would otherwise tread very carefully when criticizing people of color delight in savaging blacks who deviate from leftist orthodoxy.
“Any time I see a person of color or a female in the Republican Party, the conservative movement, I wonder how they could be trying to curry favor with the oppressors, is it Stockholm syndrome or does somebody pay them,” said actress Janeane Garofalo.
“It’s so funny, because the Tea Baggers, the one thing they hate is being called racist, the other thing that they hate is black people,” said late night comedian Bill Maher.
West rejects this kind of vitriolic nonsense. “You can’t call the Tea Party or the Republican Party racist when I am sitting here,” West said.
“Liberals have created a 21st century plantation, and they’ve put overseers in charge to keep people on that plantation,” said West. “Those of us who have escaped off of that plantation are a serious threat because if conservatives take 5 percent of the black vote, Democrats would be in perpetual electoral jeopardy.”
“Look at communities where people complain about high rates of unemployment, incarceration, crime, where the high school dropout rates are high, the cities are dirty, people are in a state of discontent, people are living on welfare and living in projects,” said Rachel. “All these different places are run by Democrats.”
New York’s 16th congressional district in the Bronx, which the Cook Partisan Voting Index ranks as the most Democratic district nationwide, has consistently elected Democrats since 1949. It is the poorest of the nation’s 435 congressional districts, with 40 percent of its residents living below the poverty line, according to Census data.
New Jersey’s 1st district in Camden is 48% black and is one of the top five most dangerous cities in the country, according to the 2011 annual CQ Press rankings. Camden has elected Democrats consistently since 1975.
California’s 9th district in Oakland is also one of the most dangerous cities in America. It has had Democratic congressional representation since 1963 and by the end of the 1970s violent crimes such as assault, rape and murder occurred up to five times more in Oakland than the U.S. average.
Blacks don’t give Republicans a chance there, they hate Republicans, Rachel said. So they don’t have Republicans to blame for this: it’s all the Democrat Party.
The NAACP and Democrats recently lashed out at Republican lawmakers for pushing for new voter-identification laws that they claim will “disenfranchise” black voters. Rep. Barbara Lee (D.-Calif.) said such laws are meant to change election outcomes by “turning the clock back to the days of Jim Crow.”
“Anybody that believes this is voter suppression is saying that black people are too stupid to get IDs like everybody else,” said Harper. “On election day the SEIU, ACORN, Project Vote nearly kidnap black folks, march them to polls, and give them a sample ballot.
“African Americans have to whisper when they are conservative and a Republican.” said Star Parker, founder of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education. “They are convinced there are only a few, similar to what happened when we had slavery in this country, very few attempted to run away because of the harsh treatment of the one that did.”
“Conservatives believe that any child born in the America is given a ladder of equal opportunity to climb based upon their own drive,” said West. “There are times when you are going to slip off that ladder and you should have a safety net there to bounce back up and continue to climb—liberals believe in a hammock so that you can just swing away.”
“Democrats have run and imposed policies that have been ruinous to your community for decades,” said Steele, “Give us four years to implement a different strategy—it can’t be worse than what’s been going on.”