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Michael Steele to blacks: You don’t have a reason to vote for Republicans, do you?

I have given Steele a great deal of slack.  He inherited a party machine that was rusty and outdated, drunk with power and prestige.  He had quite a rehabilitation job to do.

But dude, enough is enough already.  Check this out:

Why should an African-American vote Republican?

“You really don’t have a reason to, to be honest — we haven’t done a very good job of really giving you one. True? True,” Republican National Chairman Michael Steele told 200 DePaul University students Tuesday night.

Steele — a former Maryland lieutenant governor and seminarian serving as the first African-American head of the Republican Party — offered a frank assessment of the American political system.

Mr. Steele, with all due respect, you’re a moron.  As the head of the GOP, it is your job to sell people on the party, not to repel them.  While it may sound like a “frank assessment”, it is nothing less than idiocy.  If Steele doesn’t think the GOP has done a good job of convincing blacks to vote Republican, then how about letting me try?

Faith: Studies show that blacks attend church services more regularly than any ethnic group in America.  Tell me, which party has done more to undermine religion, remove God from the public consciousness, and has an overall more hostile view of Christianity than Democrats?  The Bible says that if you are ashamed of Jesus, He will be ashamed of you on Judgment Day.  Democrats says that the Christian faith of blacks is no more or less important than any other faith or lack thereof.  In other words, Democrats trivialize most blacks’ faith.

Abortion: Just over one-third of all aborted babies are black.  Margaret Sanger would be proud.  Polls show that blacks are more pro-life than whites are.  That’s one position the GOP could trumpet to the black community.

Welfare: This harmful program has almost single-handedly decimated black families across America.  The Civil War was fought in part to end slavery, yet the creation of welfare clandestinely reinstituted it.  The way that welfare works undermines marriage (i.e. “you get married, you don’t qualify for welfare or as much welfare money”) and encourages parents to download more kids they couldn’t otherwise afford.  This, in turn, leads to an astronomically high out-of-wedlock birthrate in the black community, estimated to be 70%.  For those of you on the left, that’s a bad thing!

Educational choice: Whether vouchers or whatever, the fact is that virtually all parents (irrespective of ethnic background) want the best for their kids, and that goes doubly for their education.  Survey after survey shows that black parents, especially from poverty-stricken areas, would rather send their kids to private schools or better performing public schools than the ones to which their kids are doomed.  The best way to escape the ghetto is to get a top-notch education, yet the Democrats (including black Democrats who ignore their constituents on this issue) fight it tooth and nail.  A poorly educated constituency who have given up on dreams make good Democrats, and education is a big obstacle to the left of maintaining that stranglehold.

Taken for granted: Let’s face it, over 90% of blacks are Democrats.  What incentive does the left have to improve the lives of blacks when they know they’ve got the whole voting bloc in their back pocket?  Let’s use an analogy.  Let’s say that you love Italian food, and there’s only one Italian restaurant in your city.  The food is average, the service sucks, and the prices are high.  A competing restaurant moves in around the corner, offering similar menu items, and they start draining customers off of the first restaurant.  The first restaurant now realizes the possibility that your business can no longer be taken for granted, so they either sink (i.e. keep the same bad food and service, and lose customers) or they swim (i.e. improve their food, service, and prices).  You now have choices, and you will no longer be taken for granted.

Insanity: It’s defined as doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.  If the aforementioned problems are still there, about 40 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and during this entire time frame, blacks have continuously voted for Democrats, does this not qualify as insanity?  Most in the ghettos, inner cities, and poor rural areas do not see their lives as having been improved…yet they keep voting for the same people who have not helped to improve their lots in life?  If you continue to do what you’ve always done, you’ll continue to go where you’ve always gone.  Charles Barkley had once considered running for governor of Alabama as a Republican, and his mother was amazed, until he used this reasoning (and I’m paraphrasing): Ma, I see the same guys playing checkers every day in the park, and they’ve been there for 30+ years.  What have Democrats done for them to have given them better opportunities?

Bigotry: While this is a trait that the left reflexively attributes to the right, it is nothing more than projection.  Republicans refuse to hyphenate Americans, and they don’t think that because someone is black, they are inferior or predisposed to failure.  The left does.  If you want to see how the left really thinks of blacks and other minorities, listen to their rhetoric when a black becomes educated, thinks for himself, and (gasp!) believes in merit over hand-outs…in short, when a black becomes conservative.  The contempt is dripping from their spittle-covered cakeholes.  I mean, military veterans are about 65% Republican, but you don’t usually hear contempt for the remaining 35% coming from the right, do you?  No, the contempt for those who stray from the plantation comes from the left.  Apparently, they don’t think too highly of blacks who can do for themselves, maybe because that disrupts their own subconscious views that blacks are inferior?

In other words, Republicans will do a lot for the black community.  We will honor the shared Christian faith we have, not trivialize it.  We will not condone slaughtering black babies.  We will reform welfare to assist, not to subsist.  We will not see the community through the prism of skin-color or hyphenations, but rather through a colorblind and unjaundiced pair of eyes.  We will not take anyone’s political support for granted, but will instead work to “earn your business”.  We are commited to giving everyone the best educational choices, regardless of where someone lives or grows up.  We do not think someone is predisposed to ignorance or inferiority.

I could go on, but I think you get the point.  There are plenty of reasons for black Americans to take a look at the Republican Party, and if the party’s chairman can’t think of any, then put me or any other Republican who does see reasons to vote GOP in his place.

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April 22, 2010 - Posted by | bigotry, Michael Steele

8 Comments »

  1. An outstanding post!
    As far as Steele I’ve wondered on several previous occasions if maybe he was a plant for the dems. He has tried the race card before and now he’s doing it again. Could it be because some conservative wants to challenge his credentials as RNC? And if so then I’m afraid the old Republicans will yield to the PC pressure.
    Again, an outstanding post!

    Comment by tnjack | April 22, 2010

  2. Thanks!

    Comment by crushliberalism | April 22, 2010

  3. Your commentary is brilliant! Even if this were true (at least Michael Steele seems to believe it) these are not things the Chairman of the RNC simply does not say in public. Period. As you said, you sell the party, you don’t repel people.

    Secondly, my immediate reaction after reading Michael Steele’s comment was to ask: “Even if you think that’s true, what reasons have the Democrats given to justify votes from blacks?” I could rant on and on about how Democratic policies are detrimental to blacks (and everyone else, for that matter) but I do not need to repeat what you already said.

    My hunch is that Michael Steele is falling for the enchantment of popularity. His comments will perhaps attract more favorable media attention, and he might even receive more cocktail party invitations. He is a black Republican, and there is real social pressure out there to establish credentials of legitimacy. One who succumbs to it feels guilty that they are a “traitor to the race” or something similar to that. The pressure is real and someone like Steele must deal with it. He must come to terms with what he believes and what is right and get over the pressure to conform to other people’s agenda.

    I think I’m to get Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, and Larry Elder together, and we’re going to get with Michael Steele in a room, and we’ll straighten him out! That’s what he needs!

    Comment by George | April 22, 2010

  4. Dude, if you can get Sowell, Williams, and Elder together, that would be absolutely AWESOME! 😀

    I don’t disagree with your gut feeling about Steele. It does explain a lot. And I would love to see someone explain what the Dems have done FOR, instead of TO, black Americans.

    Comment by crushliberalism | April 23, 2010

  5. Awesome post Crush!
    Never been a big fan of Steele.

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | April 23, 2010

  6. Hey hey, ho ho, Mickey Steele has got to go!

    (Whoa…..I hope that doesn’t make me sound like a Lib.)

    George, invite Condy Rice to the party too. She has been out of the public eye too long.

    Comment by Lee | April 23, 2010

  7. Yikes! I wrote my comment quickly and just noticed a couple grammatical errors…anyway, I don’t think anyone will be able to explain what Dems have done FOR–and not TO–black Americans…I’m not sure one can point to a single example.

    Comment by George | April 23, 2010

  8. I nominate Jonathan for RNC chair!

    Great post! The logic you’ve expressed needs to be more widely disseminated, and the RNC really needs to pull their craniums from their posteriors if they hope to win in November.

    The saying goes, “if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” The GOP hasn’t made inroads with black Americans because they continue to play defense, as dictated by Democrats. Republicans need to make a concerted effort to communicate a pragmatic, fact-based argument like yours.

    BTW, Alfonzo Rachel should be added to the top-of-mind power team of Sowell, Williams and Elder. If you haven’t heard him speak, check him out!

    Comment by Full Metal Patriot | April 26, 2010


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