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July 29, 2006

The Black Vote, Hmmmm.....

In the Convolution Department, I have long wondered why the bulk of "the black vote" seems eternally bequeathed to the political party that has been black Americans' {no, I won't be PC and use the term "African Americans", because despite the left's attempts to create ethnic divides and feel-good solidarity with Kunta Kinte, black Americans are Americans, period. Not only those who were born here, but the ones who immigrated in recent years and of their own free will, from Africa}. I have friends from Senegal and Borkina Faso who now consider themselves "Americans, period" who apparently don't see any need in being "African Americans" like millions of black Americans do who have never been within thousands of miles of Africa . "African" Americans, like "Asian" Americans and "Mexican" Americans, bearing ethnic titles that distinguish them from "other" Americans is calculated to make them "different". You have to make somebody officially "different" in order to single them out as targets of "bigotry".

Wait! Something's wrong here!

The same Democrats who have rendered it illegal to ask any questions of job applicants that might be used to discriminate against them via age, race, gender, religious preference or political point of view, to the point of not even inquiring on a job application the years someone attended a school, college, whatever because it could be used to calculate age, suddenly champion the cause of defining just which "kinds" {flavors, brands?} of Americans they are by affixing a label to them. Ain't that grand! Luckily this is the left we're talking about here -- had Republicans first advanced this idea, we would have been immediately assailed as "racists!" The fine folks over there on the left could never be called that, because they are.... they are.... over there on the left, where racism has somehow been established as impossible to exist.

Just ask Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton, or any opportunistic white Democrat that arse creeps the black community for votes. They'll tell you. "Nope, no racism on our side of the aisle. Want racism, go across there to the Republicans. We're the Democrats here (heavenly music in background, perhaps the Hallelujah Chorus), we don't know the meaning of the word 'racist', except that it only applies to Republicans."

This is, as any informed American (informed, as one who has long ago abandoned the mainstream media as a credible source of news, sought out and found more accurate alternative sources of information) can tell you, a crock filled with the scrapings from the bottoms of numerous ill-guided shoes.

To white Democrats, black Americans are little more than pieces of meat that vote and are susceptible to an eternal con job. If you actually examine the benefits blacks enjoy when they help elect white Democrats, you'll find that there are none -- in the 50 years or so that the left has enjoyed the "support" of the black community, they haven't gotten much of a return. The only blacks that have gotten ahead have been those who busted their touchases to do so, same as before the white Democrats took them under their dubious wing.

A fellow Republican blogger and friend who has run for state office here in North Carolina has told me of a conversation he had with a black man during a campaign, in which the black man praised his candidacy and his platform, but said he would still vote Democrat, because "I'm black."

This is ludicrous.

A column by Jeff Jacoby is as definitive as you can get as to why.

Of course the Republican Party's record on race is not without its blemishes. For example, at a 100th birthday party for Strom Thurmond in 2002, Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi praised the former Dixiecrat's segregationist 1948 campaign for president. Republicans were scandalized and forced Lott to resign as Senate majority leader.

Democrats, by contrast, have never moved to purge Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, a former Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan who wrote in 1947 that he would never agree to fight "with a Negro by my side" and would "rather . . . die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels." Byrd filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and is the only senator to have voted against both of the black justices named to the Supreme Court — the liberal Thurgood Marshall and the conservative Clarence Thomas. While Byrd has said his racism is a thing of the past, that didn't stop him from using the N-word twice in an interview on national TV in 2001. Remarkably, none of this has harmed Byrd's standing within the Democratic Party, nor the party's standing among black voters.

To Truncate a bit,

After all, it was the Democratic Party that vehemently defended slavery, the Democratic Party that supported the Dred Scott decision, and the Democratic Party that opposed the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution. It was Democrats who founded the Ku Klux Klan, Democrats who repeatedly blocked anti-lynching bills, and Democrats who enacted Jim Crow segregation across the South.

Everyone knows that it was a 19th-century Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, who issued the Emancipation Proclamation. But how many know that it was a 20th-century Democratic president, Woodrow Wilson, who segregated the federal government, appointed unabashed racists to his Cabinet, and endorsed "The Birth of a Nation," D.W. Griffith's celluloid celebration of the Klan?

Speaking for myself, as a Jewish white guy from Queens, N.Y., who has been around the block a few times, I see absolutely no difference between the status of blacks as human beings and the status of whites as same. As a matter of fact, the most formidable opponent I ever had when I was playing chess at my best was a black man from San Jose, and all the black folks I know who have thrown off the idiotic "oppressed by white Republicans, can't achieve without Democrats" syndrome and taken their lives away from the left and into their own hands are now doing extremely well in life. They are living the American lifestyle without "help" from the left.

It's sad to see so many blacks forming their opinions via the propaganda they get from the liberal mainstream media and as a result, continuing to deny themselves the positive representation they would receive from right thinking America.

I won't even go into all the so-called "Blaxploitation" films of the early 1970s released by liberal Hollywood that influenced black youth to believe drug dealers and pimps were "cool" (personally, I'm partial to Pam Grier, ahem, no pimping or drug dealing there), or into the Rap music/videos of today that glorify "gangstas", "bling bling" bought with drug profits and womens' pumping up their derriers with silicone.

The left is forever making asses and dumbjohns out of our largest minority, and said minority simply follows along as though they were a lot less intelligent than they truly are.


Long and short? The bigotry actually resides on the left.

Read Jacoby's as usual on-point column in its entirety here.

Posted by Seth at July 29, 2006 10:08 PM