GOP and blacks should connect on school choice and immigration

I’m often asked how the GOP and conservatives can win more of the black vote. I respond by stating that it can no longer be about the empty rhetoric of “outreach” or “big tent.” It must be about policy inclusiveness and making the continual connection.

Right now, there’s a great opportunity for the GOP and blacks to connect on several fronts: school choice, restoration of the family, and illegal immigration. In the case of the latter, when you look at the horrific employment situation in the black community, why would the progressive socialists of the Democrat party — i.e. President Obama — want to make a major initiative of bringing in millions of more unskilled, low-educated workers into the American workforce? Why? Because the black community is taken for granted by Democrats.

Consider the fact that Al Sharpton has come out in support of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio shutting down charter schools for minority, primarily black kids in Harlem.

Hence why Dr. Walter Williams’ recent op-ed on the failure of “black politicians” is timely. He writes in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “People in the media and academia are mostly leftists hellbent on growing government and controlling our lives. Black people, their politicians and civil rights organizations have become unwitting accomplices. The leftist pretense of concern for the well-being of black people confers upon them an aura of moral superiority and, as such, gives more credibility to their calls for increasing government control over our lives.”

Williams is spot on accurate in categorizing the Left as giving off the “pretense of concern.” Their goals is actually rooted in a despicable ploy to relegate the black community into a modern type of servitude, one that supports white power and creates a new type of 21st century economic plantation. It is the same Democrat party of the old plantation except there are new “overseers” — as a matter of fact, the liberal progressives were so shrewd they got the “first black president” to be the chief overseer. Barack Obama enabled the Democrats to establish a new era of progressive socialism in America. His emergence rallied a voting electorate, the black community, to vote in record numbers and served the progressive end state of strengthening their urban plantations. Obama along with the Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, and National Urban League have truly become the gatekeepers, inside the gates, to prevent the black community from seeking their own “manifest destiny” and rising above the welfare nanny-state of economic dependency.

As Dr. Williams states, “Ordinary black people have been sold on the importance of electing blacks to high public office. For several decades, blacks have held significant political power, in the form of being mayors and dominant forces on city councils in major cities such as Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, Memphis, Tenn., Atlanta, Baltimore, New Orleans, Oakland, Calif., Newark, N.J., and Cincinnati. In these cities, blacks have held administrative offices such as school superintendent, school principal and chief of police. Plus, there’s the precedent-setting fact of there being 44 black members of Congress and a black president.”

But as Dr. Williams asks, “What has this political power meant for the significant socio-economic problems faced by a large segment of the black community?”

Consider these data points:

> The average white seventh- or eighth grader scores way above the average black 12th grader in more academic subjects
> Roughly 7,000 to 9,000 black are murdered each year, 94 percent of the time by another black person

> Only 35 percent of black children grow up in two-parent households

Dr. Williams, a professor of Economics at George Mason University draws this key concluding point, “The black family has fallen victim to the vision fostered by some intellectuals that, in the words of a sociology professor in the 1960s, “it has yet to be shown that the absence of a father was directly responsible for any of the supposed deficiencies of broken homes.” The real issue to these intellectuals “is not the lack of male presence but the lack of male income.” That suggests fathers can be replaced by a welfare check. The weakened black family gives rise to problems such has high crime, predation and other forms of antisocial behavior.”

So, in all of this, what has this faux black political leadership done? Not a damn thing. You want to talk about how conservatives win? Remind the black community of their conservative roots. Develop the policies that restore the inner cities and break down the new progressive socialist plantation. I would have rather seen CPAC feature some conservative black candidates running at the State level and in some inner city Congressional districts. I spoke to several at CPAC and they should not be relegated to walking the halls looking for attention — been there done that — they should be the ones featured. Then and only then will conservatives gain the confidence and trust which is so very lacking in the black community — and we cannot afford to have more major cities turn into Detroit. But if Mayor de Blasio has his way, New York City may follow.

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Bill Jones
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the Republicans need to hire a PR Director to teach them how to connect with people – good ideas and no connection to sell their ideas to the public and especially different groups of people – one message for everyone does not work – Republicans are clueless in regards to communication – my opinion

Grumpy
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Got that right

Doug
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The problem with CPAC, Colonel, is that it is essentially a fraud. Al Cardenas appears to be nothing more than an open borders plant from La Raza now running the American Conservative Union, founders of CPAC. As Ann Coulter commented on this week, the majority of featured speakers were pro-amnesty shills for the Chamber of Commerce and establishment Republicans. To do as you say, promote an agenda that improves the black community, they would have to abandon the open borders platform for the very reasons you state, why bring millions more unskilled workers into this country when elements of our… Read more »
Dwight E Howell
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Some members of the GOP do see the problem but many are just as bought as the socialist party.

feline fan
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It made me sick to see DeBlasio go after the charter schools although it was perfectly predictable. Though poor people did not understand the progressive dynamics involved, they were undone by their assumption that DeBlasio was on their side with his rhetoric about the plantation. Little did they know that HE is the new massah. I pray Cuomo does the right thing and stops this anti-education program. These are the very kids who need a hand up the most. I understand your frustration with CPac and hope somehow some of them read your article. They need your help to reach… Read more »
Grumpy
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Not disagreeing with you said.. but Conservatives are going to face a couple problems explaining the invasion– er immigration thing.. It’s absurd that millions of invaders are working, but Americans aren’t First, the only thing most American’s see is the leadership of both parties telling them the immigration system is broken..We know the only broken about it is the people in DC trying cover their butts after years of not enforcing their own laws… but it’s gonna be tough to get that message to to the public in general and low information voters especially Second, we’ve raised a couple generations… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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What ? Unskilled, uneducated illegals are taking jobs away from Amer blacks? That’s saids a lot about blk people if they think dishwashing. is below them. Since illegals want to work, then trade one for one . Blacks will be better movitated if you leave them in a 3 rd world [email protected] whole for a while.

disisdadrum
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The only word that matters in your post is illegal. No need for trading one for one. Time (way past time) to round em up and send em packing. Need I say more?

Philanthropussy
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Makes not sense. Reps want to fire up blacks by telling them illegals will take their jobs. That’s not working very well. Blacks love their new personal assts. illegals are invisible and will work anything just to have $$ to send home. Jealous black love to dump on them.

disisdadrum
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Makes plenty of sense (unless you live in some bizzarro world). Everyone needs to be fired up as illegals ARE (not will) taking their jobs plus living off the taxpayer dime. Plenty of illegals are not invisible, they are right out in the open in plain sight and flaunting their actions. The ones that are invisible need to be forced out into the open, rounded up along with visible and deported. They send $$ home as you put it so to have more illegals coming into this country. Based on your command of the English language, perhaps you are an… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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I hope you like 20$ lb of grapes and tomatoes . And the Econ in small Agro communities will suffer from illegals dollars not sent in town. Also illegals do pay sales taxes. Must follow Amer labor laws with blacks.

disisdadrum
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Rather have $20lb grapes / tomatoes(which ain’t gonna happen in the first place) than 11 million illegals sucking the life out of us. Most of the grapes I buy come from Chile so, if illegals are picking those, it won’t effect my prices any. Same goes for tomatoes as most come from Mexico. Also, you’ll be happy to know, both the grapes / tomatoes are certified organic. Now, tell me how illegals in states that have no sales tax are paying sales taxes??

Philanthropussy
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They buy things, food, staples, things for kids . Think a little

disisdadrum
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“They buy things, food, staples, things for kids .”
Fail to see your point, doesn’t explain how they are paying sales tax. What they are buying pales in comparison to the taxpayer supplied freebies they are getting.

I said nothing about paying for Chilean grapes at $20.

Philanthropussy
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I doubt Latinos get all the bennies the reps tell you . As I remember you need an address to get bennies so if you are living illegally you don’t want ICE to find you.
On the other hand the Cuban boat people who make it to the states give enormous amount of aid. Food stamps, living assistance, free college for kids. Tell Marco Rubio to get rid of that, but why but the hand .

disisdadrum
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“I doubt Latinos get all the bennies the reps tell you .” I doubt you know what you’re talking about. I don’t need the reps or anyone else (including yourself) to tell me anything on this subject. I go by what I see and experience. This is NOT strictly Latinos either, illegal means illegal no matter who it is. Some of these folk even have more than one EBT card. “As I remember you need an address to get bennies so if you are living illegally you don’t want ICE to find you.” As I remember, you can use another… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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Yes, you are right. I meant to say blacks. If you can scan the system, that’s enterprising . It’s sad our gov doesn’t have enught people to catch fraud. Secondly Cuban boat people get bennies thanks to the reps bec old Cubans tend to vote rep and want to help anyone living the island . The reps have spent so much engery vilifying black bec it’s easy. Blks cause crone , such off the system . Abd the best part is they have preg blacks line West, Carson, keys abd the Burger King guy saying the sane thing to .… Read more »
Reba
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How about the Republicans following the Laws on the books? How about closing our
borders until we have a handle on the illegal’s and jobs in “Our Country”? How about sending all the Illegal’s home and the ones that already have a Green Card can stay and get in line. Set up a different system for farmers and monitor the ones that work on farms. How about taking care of the ones that have been waiting years to become
citizens? Anything else, the Elected Officials can go home.

The_Patriot
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COL West, James Madison wrote: “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives”.
I have said this before, I will continue to say it. AL Sharpton Jessie Jackson bho, holder, they all want a Black Community of ignorant people. It is easier to control them. Easier to get them to vote for the “Black Politicians” and their programs, that’s what common core will ensure.

Reba
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Yes, bring the people down and we will have the people where we want. Jobs are not available, benefits barely help people make it and the way the program in ran, does not encourage the people to move up. Bring the Middle Class down and we will have the people where we want. Legalize POT, not just for Medical, but open it up to all and then we will have the people where we want. Take away the people Health Care and we will have the people where we want. Pass new Gun Laws and we will have the people… Read more »
The_Patriot
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You can ask all my friends I never shut up and there are very few who even have clout enough to lower my voice.

You are spot on of course as you usually are.

Reba
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You make me laugh!
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr: Computer Problems

The_Patriot
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I’m glad, we always need a laugh in times life these. It’s good for our health

MotherBatherick
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LTC West, I remember the one word we should have for our fellow Constitutional Republicans…”BAY-O-NET!!!!”

bp294
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I couldn’t agree more with Mr. West’s depiction of illegal immigration’s impact on the black community. But revving up the black community to challenge the Democrat’s idea of “immigration reform” won’t be easy. Peeling off enough of the black electorate on this single issue, in the near- to middle-term, seems pretty quixotic. There’s enough blame to go around. Conservatives have come to the issue of immigration’s impact on black underemployment pretty late in the game — the same argument could have been made as far back as the 1986 immigration-reform bill or even earlier — and their latching onto the… Read more »
lokiswife
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The big questions for everyone are “Are you doing better than you were five years ago? Are your kids doing better than they were five years ago? Do you feel safer than you did five years ago? Do you feel that you have more opportunity than you did five years ago?” Make them think….and ask themselves some tough questions…