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Sunday, November 29, 2015





As the 2016 Presidential election approaches it appears GOP party leaders don't really want BLACK people under their umbrella.
Deliberately choosing not to reach out to BLACK Voters in 2016 will cost the GOP the White House.

Thus the million dollar questions remains, why don't GOP leaders want to attract BLACK voters to support Republican candidates??

~ BLACK Republicans Lament State Of The GOP

RAYNARD JACKSON is proud to have launched a super PAC to help bring more black people into the Republican Party, but he spent most of the group's inaugural event criticizing the GOP.

"I'm really tired of Republicans telling me they can't find blacks," he said at a National Press Club lunch Tuesday. At the same time, he said, candidates get offended when he asks "where the black folks are on these presidential campaigns." At the last presidential debate in Milwaukee, Jackson said several presidential candidates told him privately, "'We can't find black folk.' "

"I said, 'Where'd you find Biffy and Buffy?' " he joked.

Jackson's complaints went beyond the presidential campaigns to Capitol Hill and Fox News. In meetings with lawmakers, he said, he's often saddled with black staffers who don't actually work on the subject at hand.

The black Republicans on Fox, he said, "are entertainers, they have no political experience. ... you’ve got Fox providing a minstrel show for black Republicans."

Instead, he said, both Fox News and Republican politicians should be listening to the people like the group he'd gathered Tuesday — black executives, small-business owners and public officials.

Allegra McCullough, who served in the Small Business Administration under George W. Bush, said that Democratic Hill staffers had called her for advice, even though she's a Republican; Republicans never had.

"[Republicans] need to understand that all black people don’t think the same," she said in a panel discussion at the event. "If you truly support small businesses and in particular minority businesses, you will never lose a race ... I don’t know why they haven’t figured this out yet."

Michael Graham, a communications executive for the magazine Heart & Soul, said Donald Trump was hurting the party.

"When you start talk about building a wall around Mexico … that tells me who you are," he said. The problem, he said, is that presidential candidates don't have "people of color ... in your ear, saying, 'Man, you can't say that.' "

The event's special guest was Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, a rare African American Republican elected official who won office last year with Gov. Larry Hogan (R). Rutherford said that when he was campaigning, black voters would be interested but scared to vote GOP because Democrats had played on their fears of a return to segregation.

"I'll send you to the plantation," he said he joked to one such voter. "Maybe you'll have steady work. What are you afraid of?"

It was Hogan's Republican administration, Rutherford said, that closed a troubled jail in Baltimore and eliminated ID fees for homeless people. Democrat Martin O'Malley, on the other hand, should be held responsible for at least some of the challenges facing that city.

"I'll be partisan – the former governor, who was the mayor, implemented a version of police aggressiveness within the city" that contributed to unrest this year, Rutherford said.

"In one year, then-Mayor O'Malley locked up 100,000 people, 17 percent of the population was locked up within one year … and many of them were locked up without charge," he added. "They were doing street sweeps."

O'Malley was heavily criticized after rioting in Baltimore this year for his policing tactics when he was mayor of the city 15 years ago.

But most of that criticism came from the left, not the right.

Post Sources: Washington Post, NY Times, Dropbox, YouTube

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