Monday, June 30, 2008

A Note To My Readers About The November Elections

It has long been my opinion that the Democrats have encouraged the creation of ghettos, not on the urban landscape, but on the political spectrum. Elementary political wisdom would dictate that a minority would withhold its support until one party or the other has made a fitting bid for their loyalty. To their detriment, African Americans and Jews have largely maintained a loyalty to the Democrats that resembles nothing so much as the tenacious loyalty of an abused wife.
Here in New York, the city has experienced an economic rebirth, not from government handouts but from sound economic policy. The plummeting crime rate, facilitated by sensible policing dispelled the heavy cloud of fear that was frightening prospective employers and investors from setting up shop in the Big Apple. This drop in crime has disproportionately saved the lives of African Americans and Hispanics.
There are African Americans and Jews who think out of the box. Orthodox Jews are leading an Exodus from the lockstep ranks of Democratic voters. There are Jews who look back not to the New Deal but to a boat full of Jewish refugees on the St Louis being sent back to Nazi Germany.
There are Jews who remember with gratitude the support of Richard Nixon during the Yom Kippur War There are African Americans too, who look back to the party of Lincoln, to the Republican judges of the south who led the judicial dismantling of segregation.
The politically slanted view of history that is being taught today does not do justice to the nuanced hues of our political spectrum.I am reaching the uncomfortable conclusion that the Democrats are relying on fear and polarisation to lock blocs of voters into their camp. In return, they need do little but spend a bit of taxpayers money to keep the masses happy.
Our country deserves far better. I believe as Barack Obama stated that our we must get beyond race. If I thought he believed this, I could entertain thoughts of voting for him. I do not unfortunately believe he represents any change from the bloc mentality of the Democratic Party.
I am reprinting a thoughtful editorial from an African American Republican Website. I am linking to the article and to the general site as well as adding them to my website favourites list. I hope my readers visit this fascinating website

An Open Letter To Obama From Black Republicans (reprinted from

At a fundraiser in Jacksonville, Florida, Senator Barack Obama displayed his hypocrisy when he played the race card against Republicans, while whining that he expects Republicans to play the race card against him. This dishonest tactic is straight out of the Democratic Party's race-baiting political playbook.
Since Obama wants the American people to believe he is disgusted by racism, we call upon Obama to condemn his fellow Democrats for their Jim Crow-style racist attacks against black Republicans because we do not adhere to the Democratic Party's liberal agenda.
More specifically, we ask Obama to condemn Democrat Senator Joe Biden who boasted proudly on FOX News that his qualification to be president was enhanced because his home state of Delaware held blacks in human bondage. "You don't know my state," Biden crowed, "my state was a slave state. " Imagine the media firestorm that would have ensued if a Republican had uttered such an outrageously racist comment.
We request that Obama denounce Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy who called black Republican judicial nominees, including Justice Janice Rogers Brown, "Neanderthals."
We ask Obama to condemn Democrat Senator Harry Reid who appeared on Meet the Press and attacked black Republican Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, demeaning the justice as an incompetent Negro, incapable of writing good English. "Slap at Thomas stinks of racism," was the headline of the New York Daily News' December 7, 2004 editorial.
We request that Obama denounce the Democrats who threw Oreo cookies (black on the outside and white on the inside) onto the stage during an appearance of Maryland's former Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele when he was seeking a seat in Congress.
We ask Obama to condemn the Democrat bloggers who posted a doctored photo of Michael Steel on the Internet, depicting him as a "Simple Sambo" with a Jim Crow-era "black face," nappy hair and thick red lips.
We request that Obama denounce the two members of the Democratic Senatorial Committee (DSCC) who resigned in September 2005 after admitting they illegally obtained Michael Steele's credit report in a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, a federal offense. The two culprits were Katie Barge, the DSCC's research director who pled guilty to a misdemeanor, and her deputy, Lauren Weiner.
We ask Obama to condemn the Democrat talk show hosts and cartoonists who denigrated Dr. Condoleezza Rice after she was nominated to be the first black woman secretary of state. Democrat Pat Oliphant drew Dr. Rice as a big-lipped, buck-toothed squawking parrot, smearing her as an empty-headed stooge. Democrat Jeff Danzinger depicted Dr. Rice as a stereotyped "mammy," barefoot and ignorant. Democrat Ted Rall referred to Dr. Rice as President Bush's "House [N-word]". Democrat John Sylvester characterized Dr. Rice on his radio talk show as a stupid, servile black woman, calling her an "Aunt Jemima".
We request that Obama denounce Democrat Senator Robert Byrd, a former "Keagle" in the Ku Klux Klan, who led other Democrats, including Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer, in a filibuster of Dr. Rice's confirmation when she appeared before the Senate for her confirmation hearing.
We ask Obama to apologize for writing a letter in support of former Klansman Democrat Senator Robert Byrd, considering the following facts about Byrd.
- In 2001, Byrd was forced to apologize for using the N-word on television.
- Byrd pushed to have the Senate's main office building named after Democrat Senator Richard Russell, Byrd's mentor and leading opponent of anti-lynching legislation.
- Byrd, along with Democrat Senators Sam Ervin and Albert Gore, Sr., was a chief opponent of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and filibustered against the bill for 14 straight hours before the final vote.
- Byrd, along with other racist Democrats, smeared Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1960's. This racist attack on Dr. King was ongoing when Democrat President John F. Kennedy had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a communist in order to undermine Dr. King. The relentless disparagement of Dr. King by Democrats led to his being physically assaulted and ultimately to his tragic death. In March of 1968, while referring to Dr. King's leaving Memphis, Tennessee after riots broke out where a teenager was killed, Byrd called Dr. King a "trouble-maker" who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited. A few weeks later, Dr. King returned to Memphis and was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
We request that Obama apologize to all black Americans for the Democratic Party's 200-year history of racism against all black Americans as exposed in the books "Unfounded Loyalty" by Rev. Wayne Perryman and "A Short History of Reconstruction" by Dr. Eric Foner.
We ask Obama to embrace the 2006 report by the Commission appointed by North Carolina's governor which uncovered facts that prompted the Democratic Party of North Carolina to pass a unanimous resolution apologizing for the Democratic Party's role in the bloody 1898 Wilmington Race Riots where dozens of black Americans were massacred. That apology is on the Internet at: In a letter to the North Carolina Democratic Party, Lt. Governor Richard H. Moore wrote: "We can no longer ignore the fact that many of us grew up being taught a much sanitized – and inaccurate – history…. The truth is ugly."
If Obama refuses to condemn the Democrats for their racist past and current race-baiting against black Republicans, then what right does Obama have to preemptively accuse Republicans of using racism against him?
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