Tuesday, January 03, 2006
To me, it's just another reminder of how the Democrats take the black vote for granted because black "leadership" of the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton seem to be able to convince most black Americans that the social welfare/dependency programs they promote are good for the black community.
I say, "horseshit!" Those guys (Jackson, Sharpton) want blacks to keep suckin' at the government teat because they want to control them, thereby making the Jacksons and Sharptons of the world more politically potent. In my opinion, what the black community needs is to make individual blacks more politically potent, and that means they have to put their votes in play. They won't ever achieve their political goals by consistently voting for one party.
As things stand now, the Democratic party takes the black vote for granted and doesn't champion programs that could lead to real progress such as school vouchers, and the Republicans write the black vote off because it has been demonstrated that no matter what the Republicans do, blacks still vote Democratic. To achieve their goals, I think blacks need to put the Democrats on notice that they can't rely on a monolithic black vote unless they do more than pay lip service and offer cosmetic solutions to the community's problems, and they need to let Republicans know that blacks will support Republican candidates who promise to work for real solutions, and then deliver when elected.
It seems to me that there are more and more people like Ted Hayes standing up and speaking out, and that's good. The world will be a brighter place when the tipping point is reached and black people start voting their real interests instead of what demagogues tell them their interests should be.