Monday, March 30, 2015

Robert George ― Black votes matter: Will GOP ever figure that out?

The black conservative blogger and New York Post editorial writer opines about Republican politics as it relates to the Black vote.

Robert A George is an editorial writer for the New York Post and a conservative/libertarian blogger and pundit. He was born in Trinidad and lived in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States. A graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, George worked for the Republican National Committee and, following the 1994 midterm elections, Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich.

B"oisterous ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith provided a valuable service last week when he challenged fellow blacks to think about voting Republican once in a while.

But it would sure help if Republicans themselves made a better effort to understand core African-American values — particularly when it comes to the Voting Rights and the Civil Rights acts.

Speaking before a Vanderbilt University audience, Smith declared provocatively, “What I dream is that for one election, just one, every black person in America [would] vote Republican.”

He continued, “Black folks in America are telling one party, ‘We don’t give a damn about you.’ They’re telling the other party, ‘You’ve got our vote.’ Therefore, you have labeled yourself disenfranchised because one party knows they’ve got you under their thumb, the other party knows they’ll never get you and nobody comes to address your interest[s].”"

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