The Republican Party Has Been Good To Blacks

I recently posted an article entitled Calling a Spade A Spade. In that article I focused on the Maryland Senate contest between Ben Cardin and Michael Steele and I pointed out the racist rantings of a Cardin staffer as written in her blog. The article was posted at Blogcritics and I have gotten quite a few comments. Instead of focusing on the issue, some of the commenters called me a racist and even imagined things that were not there. I chose a book for the Amazon ad and I was accused of being a racist because there were black donkeys on the cover (the donkeys were not black and the book was not racist). Fortunately, some of the left wing bloggers questioned the comment refuting the claims of the person who chose to ignore the content of the post.

The anger expressed by the commenters is typical any time someone accuses them of racism. They are never hesitant to tag a Conservative as a racist regardless of the actual incident. In my article I mentioned the plantation remark made by Hillary as well as her gas station comment. Both of them could be viewed as racist but they were dismissed when they occurred and they were dismissed by a commenter who said they were insensitive but mild compared to what Senator Burns from Montana said (and then the writer describes the racist remarks) as if one incidence of racism is worse than another. The commenter is saying that it is OK to be a racist as long as you are not too racist.

He derides me for calling the Democratic party racists because of three incidents. The post was about a blogger working for Cardin and not a historical trek through Democratic racism. But, if three incidents are not enough to make a connection, let us try for a few more. Robert Byrd of West Virginia was a member of the KKK. Jesse Jackson made the Hymietown comment (yes, blacks can be racists as well), Robert Kennedy authorized the secret wire taps on Martin Luther King Jr (where was the outrage) and Lyndon Johnson referred to King as “that nigger preacher”, John Kennedy and Al Gore Sr voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act, Bill Clinton failed to comply with a court order to force West Coast shipping to stop discriminating against blacks who were forced to work in jobs described as “nigger jobs”, and Clinton sent 20,000 troops to help white people in Bosnia but none to help the blacks in Rwanda. The Democrats fought for slavery while Republicans ended it and all the Civil Rights legislation passed has been the work of Republicans while the Democrats opposed it. This includes affirmative action, which was established under Executive Order by Richard Nixon. Whether one agrees with some of the policies (I do not agree with affirmative action) it is clear that the Republicans have been on the side of equality while the Democrats have the history of racism.

Those are more than three incidents which the commenter indicates do not show a pattern (a claim he made while using one instance of a Republican (Burns) to make a point). Racism is terrible regardless of who is involved. The fact is though, no one can point out the racism that exists in the Democratic party without being demonized as a racist. I made this statement; “For the life of me I can not understand why blacks and Jews continue to vote for Democrats.” I stick by that statement despite the fact that is led to me being labeled as a racist by someone who claims I believe blacks are too stupid to know who to vote for. If I am a racist for that, what would we call the members of the National Black Republican Association?

It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S’s: Slavery, Secession, Segregation and now Socialism.
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In order to break the Democrats’ stranglehold on the black vote and free black Americans from the Democrat Party’s economic plantation, we must shed the light of truth on the Democrats. We must demonstrate that the Democrat Party policies of socialism and dependency on government handouts offer the pathway to poverty, while Republican Party principles of hard work, personal responsibility, getting a good education and ownership of homes and small businesses offer the pathway to prosperity.

People who believe that Democrats can not be racists are deluding themselves. The reaction to Hurricane Katrina put all the blame on President Bush and Kanye West said that George Bush hates black people. Two Democrats were in charge of the area affected, Blanco as Governor and Nagin as Mayor. They are the ones who let the people of New Orleans down. More white people (as a percentage of population) died than blacks but all we heard about was how Bush was responsible for the deaths of poor black people. Perhaps we need to point fingers at the racist Democrats who allowed all those folks to die, for if we are willing to call Bush a racist for it then we need to be willing to call those who were really responsible the same thing.

The original post was about Michael Steele who is a good and decent man. He has strong values and is not an inside the beltway lifer. He will do a great job for all Marylanders and yet his one fault, according to the Democrats, is that he is a black man who is Conservative. He sold out is how one black caller to a local radio program put it just before he said that no self respecting black person was a Republican or Conservative. He actually said that real blacks are Democrats and that only Democrats can take care of the needs of the black community. It is that very mentality that has kept blacks subservient to the Democratic Party for decades and until it is changed, they will continue to be taken for granted and have a higher percentage of people living in poverty. They will continue to have people who are so use to the government doing everything for them that, like those affected by Katrina, they will stand around in high water looking for help rather than helping themselves.

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