Saturday, September 17, 2011

Why the GOP Fails to Reach the Black Community

Now I'm a democrat but I believe our system works best for us citizens when people actually have choices. The lack of GOP candidates or interest in black communities has lead to many elected democrats ( of which I am one ) not being held as accountable as they should be. How can you hold one accountable when there is no competition? That's why I find this article by Duane Lester interesting. Read more below. George Cook Author of the Kindle book Let's Talk Honestly: One Black Man's Thoughts $1.50

Why the GOP Fails to Reach the Black Community by Duane Lester

In 2008, 96 percent of black voters pulled the lever for Barack Obama. His current approval rating in the black community shows a possible, albeit slim, vulnerability — one that Florida Congressman Allen West is ready to exploit.

On a recent episode of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, West said Democrats have had black voters sequestered on a modern day plantation, and they are upset because “they have been disregarded, disrespected and their concerns are not cared about.”

West claims to be “the modern day Harriet Tubman to kind of lead people on the Underground Railroad away from that plantation….” The problem is, as West notes, the Republican Party’s outreach “has not done very well in reaching out.”

To some black conservatives, that’s an understatement of epic proportions.

Read more here Why the GOP Fails to Reach the Black Community

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