Black Republicans Drunk on the Kool-Aid

This one disappoints me a lot.  A USA Today article points to the fact that some black Republicans are considering a vote for Obama.  I guess I could understand someone like Colin Powell, who is a nominal Republican, doing that.  But J.C. Watts?  Give me a break!

J.C. Watts, a former Oklahoma congressman who once was part of the Republican House leadership, said he is thinking of voting for Obama. Watts said he is still a Republican, but he criticizes his party for neglecting the black community. Black Republicans, he said, have to concede that while they might not agree with Democrats on issues, at least that party reaches out to them.

“And Obama highlights that even more,” Watts said, adding that he expects Obama to take on issues such as poverty and urban policy. “Republicans often seem indifferent to those things.”

Well, then go to it, J.C.  This one hurts me the most.  The former Oklahoma congressman and OU football star has always been a favorite of mine.  He is a Christian minister, a strong conservative and an eloquent voice of reason.  I always pictured him as a Senator, VP candidate or even presidential material.  But he is apparently ready to let skin color determine his vote.  JC Watts is a social and economic conservative whose views are diametrically opposed to Barack Obama’s Marxist leanings.

And there are others apparently.  Commentator Armstrong Williams seems to be in the same boat as Watts – willing to perhaps sacrifice principle in order to elect someone with the same skin color as himself.

Black conservative talk show host Armstrong Williams has never voted for a Democrat for president. That could change this year with Barack Obama as the Democratic Party’s nominee.

“I don’t necessarily like his policies; I don’t like much that he advocates, but for the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it,” Williams said. “I can honestly say I have no idea who I’m going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that’s incredible.”

This is amazing and disgusting.  I really can’t get over Watts because he was a hero to me.  Obama is deadly.  His election would be a disaster.  And yet people are willing to fall into the Messianic cult created by the MSM to vote for him – simply because he is black.  I guess that bodes well for Obama.

At least there are still black Republicans like Michael Steele, the former Lt. Governor of Marayland, to give some real perspective on the matter.

Michael Steele, the Republican former lieutenant governor of Maryland who lost a Senate race there in 2006, said he is proud of Obama as a black man, but that “come November, I will do everything in my power to defeat him.” Electing Obama, he said, would not automatically solve the woes of the black community.

“I think people who try to put this sort of messianic mantle on Barack’s nomination are a little bit misguided,” he said.

Amen brother.  At least we know get a clearer view of where the priorities lie for some of these guys.  I have blue eyes.  So I guess I will vote for the candidate who has blue eyes in all elections regardless of their ideology. 

That’s bullshit.

Shame on you J.C.  I really thought you were smarter than that.  Like millions of others, you have fallen victim to the farce that is Obama.  You drank the kool-aid, and you worship at the altar that has been erected by the MSM.  But even worse, you have placed race above your own ideals.  That leads me to question how committed you were to your own ideals in the first place.  Your statements lead me to believe that the answer is – not very much.  Too bad.  Lots of folks like me looked up to you.



8 thoughts on “Black Republicans Drunk on the Kool-Aid

  1. If Condi Rice indicated such, I’m giving up!

    But yes, this has been such a media foisting.

    I was reading an article this morning on the Iraq war. It characterizes the new realized success as:

    “Violence LULLS in Iraq”

    The word “lull” in and of itself throws out a negative connotation. Like “lazy” or “slow.”

    The article went on to ask if we can expect this throughout.

    No celebratory tones about our brave men and women that we credit for this success, no “hey guys! we’re this much closer to bringing our guys home!”

    Just that violence “lulls” in Iraq.

    The media has indeed – though – adequately described Obama’s economic policies.

    For example, he wants to remove the cap entirely on Social Security. He wants to double the capital gains tax. He wants basically for the rich to pay for the “poor.”

    Total income redistribution. Total communism at its best.

  2. Steve,

    Shame on you J.C. I really thought you were smarter than that. Like millions of others, you have fallen victim to the farce that is Obama.

    I actually know a little of J.C. Watts from college before he was a Congressman. I hate to be the bearer of bad news to Conservatives but J.C. was and is a media fixture and was never “one of us.” He jumped on the bandwagon back in ’93 when it was cool to do so and never did anything to be distinguished frankly.

    J.C. is not terribly bright but he was a good quarterback. However, for 90% of blacks, race trumps anything else of substance and J.C. is in that group. Trust me on this one and I can’t say much more without possibly identifying myself.

    As far as I am concerned, blacks like Clarence Thomas, Jesse Peterson, Thomas Sowell, and Walter Williams are a much rarer breed that many of us would like to believe.

    And as for me personally, I believe the Republicans have pandered long enough only to have spitballs blown back. I’d say good riddance…

    If that makes me racist for pointing out the obvious, I’ll wear the badge with honor.

  3. I disagree with you, Tex, in that I think JC is a very bright, innovative guy. I will however admit that I now wonder what his motives are and were.

    I also agree with you about the pandering by Republicans. Based on my reading of the article, Watts feels that we haven’t pandered enough. That really annoys me given the fact that, ideologically, the black community is such a natural GOP/conservative constituency. What are we supposed to do?

    At least folks like Clarence Thomas, Michael Steele and Walter Williams are true to their conservative roots and refuse to let race determine their politics.

  4. I disagree with you, Tex, in that I think JC is a very bright, innovative guy. I will however admit that I now wonder what his motives are and were.

    Being that I personally know J.C., he represented me, and I sat in a classroom with him, I feel I’ve got you at a disadvantage on this one.

    Being that I haven’t a clue to what J.C. has achieved for us besides get himself elected as now an obviously moderate Republican, what has he done of substance?

  5. Watts has been critical of the Republican party’s 2008 presidential candidates because they “don’t show up” for black voters:

    “ Republicans want to say we reach out. But what we do instead is 60 days before an election, we’ll spend some money on black radio and TV or buy an ad in Ebony and Jet, and that’s our outreach. People read through that.

    On a footnote and assuming this is truth which I believe is a completely false statement, how would that differ from the Dimocratic party?

    The double standards in this country continue to astound me. And the incessant whining and continual generational victimization is really starting to wear thin.

    As one of those white, evil conservatives, I can guarantee you I am not alone in my opinion. Things are really beginning to change…

  6. If it makes you feel any better (and trust me, it will), look up the Vision speech by LTC Allen West on YouTube (he’s running for congress in Florida right now).

    LTC West is a Hero – an amazing hero.

  7. “Shame on you J.C. I really thought you were smarter than that. ”

    Didn’t Martin Luther King dream of the day when people would be judged on the content of their character?

    Voting for someone because his skin matches yours or she has a veejayjay just like you is the kind of stuff that makes MLK turn over in his grave.

  8. “Republicans often seem indifferent to those things. (poverty and urban policy)”

    J.C. Watts

    Perhaps Republicans have realized long ago the the proliferation of socialism doesn’t work, it never did work, and it won’t work. Since when does refusing to abide the failed status quo equate to indifference?

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