Attracting Blacks and Latinos to the GOP? When Karl Rove Can Dunk a Basketball Without a Ladder!

It ain't gonna happen with the current state of the Grand Old Party. Blacks and Latinos and other self respecting minorities are going to do what they did, run in terror to the Democrats. And quiet as it's kept, that's no real salvation either.

The truth of the matter is that both of the major political parties in America, Suck. They suck big ones, big time. All the time. But as bad as the Democratic Party is, the GOP is like following a guy named Jim Jones to paradise and then having good ole Jim force you to drink kool aid laced with cyanide.

That's just dumb. No thinking person of color does that unless somebody is also holding a gun to their head.

And nothing pisses me off more than for some clueless white person or stupid negro to tell me that Blacks should be Republicans because the GOP is the Party of Lincoln, and “you know, he did free the slaves.”

Well whoopie fuckin' deal.

Let's buy a vowel, shall we. The Republican Party of Lincoln is NOT the Republican Party of today. Hell, the Republican Party of today is not even the GOP of the 20th Century. The current GOP must have secretly beamed down from some alien planet that is invisibly circling our sun, or passing through our universe, because these so called Republicans have absolutely no human or recognizable conservative attributes, what so ever.

I learned about conservative Republicans from my own family. Most of the elder generation, some of whom were freed slaves, were also Republicans-Lincoln Republicans. However, by the time I became old enough to vote, some six decades ago, only a colored fool, would even talk about being in the GOP. We dark, but we ain't crazy. Aligning with the GOP is like a slave running with the KKK, thinking he's a member instead of entertainment at the picnic, and that was 40 years ago. The GOP has devolved even more and is a shrunken skull of what it once was.

I learned that Black Republicans looked and acted like General Colin Powell, or Senator Ed Brooke, or Activist and writer, Raynard Jackson, Dr. Martin Luther King or my grandfather, James Chenault Senior. Even Condoleeza Rice was a Lincoln type Republican until she started worshiping at the throne of the Tea Party. The formerly respectable conservative Dr. Rice has gone all the way crazy and I find that sad because she really could help her party by being the conservative beacon that she used to be, prior to her stints with Dubya and company.

These people were people of honor, without a bigoted bone in their bodies. They have love for everybody. They just take different paths to problems that need solving. Some people approach from the left, some from the right, but the goal is the same and the problem gets solved for the benefit of all.

Conservative vs Liberal. It's not a war. It's not a competition. It's a different way of looking at the world. Conservative vs Liberal is merely a difference of opinion. Nothing more.

This is not happening today. The people who call themselves conservatives today are not conservatives in the old sense of the word. They are bigots, racists or white supremacists in expensive Brooks Brothers suits, claiming to be Patriots and real Americans, demanding total access to and control of a world not of their making. They stole this bitch from the Indians, and Latinos, and Black people built em a country on it, for goodness sake. Let's get real.

Rush Limbaugh, the defacto chairman of the Republican Party is a clown. The words coming out of his mouth are toxic and meant to divide. Said Rush:
let me remind you of something. Let me take you back to the Republican convention.....
We had Suzanne Martinez, female Hispanic governor, New Mexico. We had Condoleezza Rice, African-American, former secretary of state. ... We had a parade of minoritieswho have become successful Americans. And they all had a common story: up from nothing, hard work, their parents sacrificed for them.....They told those stories with great pride. Those stories evoked tears. It didn’t work (in attracting voters).”
Well, duh! First off, these people are exceptional in their accomplishments, but not unusual or rare within the people of color universe and that is what Rush and his Ditto-heads miss or don't understand.

The problem with the current Republican Party is its stance on life in general. In order to fit in, one would have to be white, preferably male, Christian-Mormon Christian is apparently okay, now, and believe that life begins as soon as the magic sperm swimmer meets with a viable egg inside a woman's body during intercourse or rape or incest.

Many people of color are not Christian. Half of us aren't even male. And the main point is that the present beliefs of the modern day Republican Party are so outside the realm of reality as to be ludicrous. So ludicrous that the aforementioned Conservatives that I talked about could not be members of this GOP. My granddad is turning over in his grave. General Powell voted for the Democrat. Only Dr. Rice has turned to the dark side among this group.

It is important to note that all aforementioned still consider themselves conservatives, just not like this.

To be sure, there are some rays of hope, the David Stockmans of the world, Meghan McCain, heck even her mother, Cindy. John McCain has gone off the deep end. There is no more hope for him. But there are some who see what is going on, and I truly hope they become strong enough to rescue the party away from the bigots, racists, white supremacists and separatists who have taken over.

The way to signal change, is to simply change:

  1. Dump the Republican Party Platform of the past 20 years.
  2. Expel the extremists...Grover Norquist, Karl Rove, The Koch Brothers, etc
  3. Silence the nut fringe.... Rush, Laura, Ann, Dickie,
  4. Invite the real conservatives back to the table
  5. Understand that People of Color are just like you

It's like Meghan McCain twitted out on Wednesday:

I don’t need to do any soul-searching about what the GOP is doing wrong . #evolve,” “Keep calling people like me RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) and see how many elections we keep winning,”

That would be a very good starting place. If that is not acceptable, then the alternative was offered up the Cincinnati Tea Party, based in Lebanon Ohio and calling itself Cincinnati because nobody has ever heard of Lebanon Ohio, or the bigotry toward Blacks that has resided there for my entire lifetime:

"Today the takers clearly outnumber the makers. Government has grown to take over this country instead of a government of the people. Reasons for this loss of our freedom can be found in all national, statewide and local candidate and tax issues," ….... We will be a socialist nation within months. However, a revolution is rising and all those elected officials that are blind to what they have done to this country should be encouraged to become enlightened, should be encouraged to step down and should not be reelected.”

This is like getting your ass-stomped...... you're laying on the ground bloody and beaten to a pulp with somebody's boot on your chest holding a gun to your head and you still sellin' wolf tickets.

Suicide absolute suicide.

Why not evolve and live to fight another day.

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