When it comes to race, Democrats have selective memory loss. Case in point, where are all the hosannas for South Carolina Senator Tim Scott and nationally syndicated talk show host Larry Elder? Both men have announced their candidacy for President in 2024, both men are black. Their unforgiveable sin? They are both republicans. It seems unnecessary to remind people that the Republican Party was formed as an anti-slavery party but evidently some people (mostly democrats) need a little refresher course in history.
From Wikipedia: In 1854, the Republican Party emerged to combat the expansion of slavery into American territories after the passing of the Kansas–Nebraska Act. The Party began as a coalition of anti-slavery Conscience Whigs such as Zachariah Chandler and Free Soilers such as Salmon P. Chase. The first anti-Nebraska local meeting where "Republican" was suggested as a name for a new anti-slavery party was held in a Ripon, Wisconsin schoolhouse on March 20, 1854.
In addition to Scott and Elder, 37-year-old Vivek Ramaswamy has also tossed his hat into the ring. He is a self-made multi-millionaire of Indian descent who, if elected, vows to dismantle the Federal Department of Education.
One would think democrats, ever laser-focused on race, would be giddy over the prospect of multiple people of color taking part in the presidential sweepstakes. Where is the “diversity” and the “equity” talk with which we are bombarded ad nauseum from liberals and their media cheerleaders? Instead, we hear from the likes of Whoopi Goldberg that Tim Scott has “Clarence Thomas Syndrome”: “"If you’re running for president….you have to represent us as a nation and then say, ‘And as a Black man this is also how I feel,’ but you can’t pretend that it’s not there, that it’s not an issue for the people you’re running – for the party you’re running for. They are, in part, the problem," opined Goldberg. Maybe the reason Scott has not mentioned his race is because it is NOT an issue. We are not living in the Jim Crow south in the mid-20th Century, it is 2023 and black and brown people are not denied access to employment, schools, the restaurants of their choice, or the highest office in the land.
Race has been used by so-called progressives to keep black people on the Democratic Party plantation. But finally, it appears many blacks, especially black men, are beginning to see the light. The percentage of black men voting Democrat has slipped in every national election since 2012. Rolling Stone reports: This slight red-ward move among Black male voters held steady in 2016 but grew to 18 percent in 2020.”
The reason Clarence Thomas, Tim Scott, Larry Elder and countless other black men and women have reached the pinnacle of success is because they have applied themselves and utilized the talents God has given them. Their success is the result of hard work and dedication.
But don’t expect democrats to cease their attacks on any black who dares seek public office as a republican. Hershel Walker, who recently came up short in his bid for a Senate seat in Georgia was labeled “a buffoon” for the G.O.P. The late civil rights activist Malcolm X. said black people’s biggest enemy is the white liberal: “The white liberals, who have been posing as our friends, have failed us. The white liberal is the worst enemy to America and the worst enemy to the black man.”
“White liberals are those who have perfected the art of selling themselves to the black man as our ‘friend’ to get our sympathy, our allegiance and our minds. The white liberal attempts to use us politically against white conservatives, so that anything the black man does is never for his own good, never for his advancement, never for his own progress, he’s only a pawn in the hands of the white liberal.”
The Democrat Party knows that without 90 percent black support it cannot win a presidential election. Even with that level of support it sometimes comes in second best. Let us hope the G.O.P.’s platform supporting constitutional freedoms, life and economic opportunity continues to resonate among people of color in 2024 and beyond.