Thursday, November 4, 2010

Black Conservatives Are Jumping The Democratic Party For The Republican Party

Election of black conservatives signals 'awakening'
Posed by Chris Woodward and Russ Jones -
Tim Scott (R-South Carolina)With South Carolina's victory of the first 'Deep South' black Republican to Congress since Reconstruction, one conservative thinks it's evident that the tea party is not racist.

Ron Miller, a conservative author, columnist, veteran and tea party member, says Tim Scott's election to Congress is "an impressive victory."

"I think it's a great testimony to Americans' ability to evaluate people by the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin," he suggests.

In winning the election, Scott beat out two white candidates in the Republican primary, including the son of late Senator Strom Thurmond and the son of former South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell.

Ron Miller (columnist, commentator)"You would think that if there was going to be any state where race would be an issue [it] would be South Carolina. But they've demonstrated their ability, not just with Tim Scott's election, but with Nikki Haley's election as the first female and Indian-American governor of that state, that they're perfectly capable of voting based on the issues," the conservative columnist notes.

He decides the endorsements Scott and Haley both received from the tea party should reject claims that the grassroots movement is racist. Miller also predicts more black conservatives will get involved in the political process in the future.

"We had the largest number of black conservatives run for Congress this year than in any other, and we're going to have two black conservatives in Congress for the first time since 1996," Miller points out. "So we have a beachhead -- to use a military term -- and we want to start using that, not only to show everyone that the black community doesn't think or act alike, [but also] to give black conservatives the courage to speak out and let themselves be heard."

He concludes those are logical goals because no community thinks or acts alike.

Bishop E.W. Jackson (STAND)Making history for the right reason
Tim Scott was not the only black conservative who emerged victorious on Tuesday. Allen West, a retired Army officer and an Iraq War veteran, won his race for the House and will be representing Florida's 22nd District. Bishop E.W. Jackson, Sr., president of Staying True to America's National Destiny (STAND), points out it is the first time since 1996 that two conservative black Republicans have served in Congress. (Listen to audio report)

"I think that [the elections of] Allen West and Tim Scott are the beginning of an awakening that is already happening all across the country," says Jackson. "But I believe that that awakening is now starting to happen in the black precincts across this country, and I think we're going to see a shift away from the Democrat [sic] Party, which has ill-served the black community for decades now."

Cong. Allen West (R-Florida)While the nation made history two years ago by electing Barack Obama as the first black president, Jackson believes much of that support was misguided.

"I think we were making history for the wrong reasons because we were electing someone [largely] based on emotion, based on wanting to try to move the country forward racially -- as opposed to based on the principles of the man," he observes. "And I think that this year's election is repudiation not of the man, but of his principle and of his policies -- and I think that's a very, very healthy thing."

In addition, Jackson contends the election of Scott and West demonstrates a shift moving away from government dependence. "I think that the black community is just tired of that [message] -- particularly younger black people realize that that's a message that simply does not ring true anymore," he concludes.


  1. There is a exiduse of the black community to the conservative minded Republican Party. I'm so proud of the people that have been put into office thanks to the Tea Party. The more I look at the new Republican Party the more i'm starting to like them. These men are great Republicans with black conservative backrounds that are more common then most liberals know. There were a lot of people that voted for Republicans in split tickets for the first time. This was just the first step in bringing the pengelum back to a more conservative governance.

  2. wow, an exodus. Lmao. This exodus won't be like the last time two African American republicans were in office will it?

    Its nice to see that Republicans are attempting to leave their recent racist past behind them and move on. I will be impressed when it doesn't take 7 years between African American republicans elected to the house, and when you start electing the type of numbers that the Democrats have been the past few elections.

    But congrats to all elected.

  3. Joe Speaking of Congress What party tried to get african american canadate in Florida to drop out of race for a white canadate?

    Numbers/Types doers sound a bit racist also. Types of what? Numbers of what?

  4. Joe it is the Democratic Party that treat black as a handycap, thus holding them down right where you want them. A Democrat I know said the reason why the Democratic Party does what it does is so they have someone to shine their shoes and wash their cars. And by looking at the plight of the black community since the Democrats have taken over I'd say the Democratic plan is working well. Just look at all the big cities run by Progressive Democrats,Detroit,LA,Chicago... But the Democrats will blame it all on the color of skin instead of their Progressive politics. This is just the begining Joe. 2012 will be even easier since the Republican Party is in charge of changing around the districts to better suet the Republican Party for a change.

  5. Al, trying to get a candidate out of the way to let another with a better shot happens all the time. Just because one of thousands was African American doesn't make it racist.

    and don't even get stupid, type of numbers refers to an amount of something, not a race or anything else you suggest. I was refering to the fact that the Democrats had 42 winning candidates the past elections and more than the 30 for the past 3 or 4 elections. The republicans had none. Wow, none.

  6. Chris, your right the Democratic party is holding African Americans down and wants them to shine shoes. How could i doubt you? Its so obvious from the way they elect and run African Americans to the current president that Dems really hate them.

    How laughable can you be? Your theories are a joke.

    And i am sure that many of the districts that were predominantly black and afforded the Democrats better odds will be moved till the minorities will be just that. What will you say when that happens? What will you believe the Republicans are doing when they take large chunks of those areas and move them so they are just a small section of a larger white majority?

    Will you deny the Racist aspect of it?

  7. Joe Your 10:39 post I have my team of decoders working on it while I pull the battery out of my SMOKE detector!?

    The numbers your quoting for Demoncrats wins mean what? Keeping track of canadates by race Is What? I think you'd have to show Polish Germans French or Spainish but just blacks does seem ODD by your methodology!


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