Video: “Become a Black Republican”

posted at 9:27 pm on June 11, 2007 by Allahpundit

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That was insulting… but it was so f__ing funny.

Christoph on June 11, 2007 at 9:31 PM

That’s offensive.

Spirit of 1776 on June 11, 2007 at 9:32 PM

Wow…probably one of the most insulting things I’ve seen, which would be okay if it wasn’t also entirely devoid of humor…

Insulting sans humor = blech.

StoutRepublican on June 11, 2007 at 9:33 PM

It was insulting, but it’s also true. Black republicans are rare and therefore quite welcome. Everyone loves to demonstrate inclusion. The truly funny (or puzzling) thing is that the Democratic party really does take blacks for granted.

thedecider on June 11, 2007 at 9:35 PM

All that guy has to do is spend two years in the Senate and he can run for president as the new messiah.

mesablue on June 11, 2007 at 9:36 PM

That vid, spun the other direction, would land us on the front page of every newspaper around the world. Spun this way, chuckle chuckle wink wink. It was disgusting.

Limerick on June 11, 2007 at 9:39 PM

This wasn’t a nutroot production. The message.com site states:

This Just In, a joint venture between Time Warner divisions AOL and HBO

Valiant on June 11, 2007 at 9:42 PM

No racism on the left side of the aisle, nope.

infidel4life on June 11, 2007 at 9:43 PM

Untrue, and therefore unfunny. I think maybe a little projection was going on here…

Jaibones on June 11, 2007 at 9:45 PM

“a joint venture between Time Warner divisions AOL and HBO”

Wow, that’s amazing. Horrible judgment.

The video was unacceptable of course… but can you imagine insulting people who make the decision you don’t agree with as your method of keeping them in line?

Try these on for size…

Real estate agent: You don’t want that house. Only an idiot would want 2.5 bathrooms. Too much work.

Car salesman: What? You want it in green? That’s the color of snot!

Computer salesman: Don’t be a tightwad. Only a moron wants a dual core processor. You want quad core, trust me.

Yet that’s the approach taken here. Well done, AOL and HBO et al!

Christoph on June 11, 2007 at 9:48 PM

Excellent!

Bradky on June 11, 2007 at 9:50 PM

Unbelievable. Of course, the right is the side that creates all the divisiveness that plagues our nation.

TexasDan on June 11, 2007 at 9:51 PM

That’s so bad it’s funny. Aww isnt the black person cute for thinking he can think for himself, let’s all point and laugh.

I’m shocked they didnt straight out say he was being too white, although it was implied.

Dash on June 11, 2007 at 9:55 PM

I think they edited out the part of “liberals” calling him an Uncle Tom an a house negro.

dougless on June 11, 2007 at 10:03 PM

The funniest thing was Condi Rice, supergenius and concert pianist who started university at 15, and was president Bush’s national security adviser, among very many things, as woefully unqualified or something. Made me howl. She’s such an idiot. The people who produced this video are SO smart.

Christoph on June 11, 2007 at 10:11 PM

I still don’t understand how democrats continue to get 90% of the black vote. It’s the most oxymoronic relationship I have ever seen.

SouthernGent on June 11, 2007 at 10:14 PM

Clearly a racist, bigoted, humorless contribution from a leftist-libral-Democrat friendly contributor.

Why am I not surprised?

Because the left-liberal-Democrat contingent do engage in racism, bigotry, condescension, and arrogance, enough to go around 1 million times, and because their entire history is one of racism, bigotry, and arrogance.

With the mainstream news media as claques for this type of thinking, they do have the bully pulpit and their lies, distortions, racism, bigotry, and arrogance is amplified, while it is also painted as “good.”

Yes, when it comes to creating and disseminating this type of tripe, the inmates are running the asylum.

William

William2006 on June 11, 2007 at 10:14 PM

Bradky on June 11, 2007 at 9:50 PM

Dropped on your head as an infant.

infidel4life on June 11, 2007 at 10:16 PM

infidel4life on June 11, 2007 at 10:16 PM

Get a sense of humor. I bet if Saturday Night Live took a swipe at Dems you’d think it is a great hoot.

Bradky on June 11, 2007 at 10:20 PM

The irony, is that they are correct. The dems. home and birthplace of the KKK, the dems. in control of every major city school district for decades and look what they produce. Look how they educate the blacks…now aint the blacks lucky.

right2bright on June 11, 2007 at 10:22 PM

So, according to liberals, blacks are sub-moronic ne’erdowells that can’t make it unless somebody adopts them as a mascot?

We already knew that. Democrats have been like that since they supported slavery. Haven’t changed a bit since then.

Misha I on June 11, 2007 at 10:24 PM

Limerick on June 11, 2007 at 9:39 PM

yup, ain’t that the truth.

rslancer14 on June 11, 2007 at 10:24 PM

Someone needs to send these fools a copy of Emancipation, Revelation, Revolution

The Ugly American on June 11, 2007 at 10:25 PM

Bradky on June 11, 2007 at 10:20 PM

You regard that as humor?

I reiterate my 10:16 post.

infidel4life on June 11, 2007 at 10:33 PM

I’m a white Republican, I thought it was funny, but I don’t know if black people will or not. Republicans don’t take ourselves nearly as seriously as Democrats, so if you want to come into the big tent, you got to learn to lighten up and laugh even at yourself a little. Democrats never laugh at themselves, they are far too self-righteous and indignant about everything, that is their trademark. Republicans don’t claim to be infallible.

Maxx on June 11, 2007 at 10:39 PM

That’s right you wayward Darkies, get your ass back on the plantation!

Unfrickinbelievable.

Tony737 on June 11, 2007 at 10:42 PM

I rate “DIE”.

It wasn’t very funny.

WisCon on June 11, 2007 at 10:45 PM

Charming.

baldilocks on June 11, 2007 at 10:53 PM

Condi Rice is stupid? She may be in the thrall of a liberal staff, but I don’t think that a concert pianist who entered college at 15 and earned her degree in 4 years, phi beta kapa, is an under-achiever. So why say so?

pat on June 11, 2007 at 10:55 PM

The way the basketball was used as a metaphor for authentic blackness was kinda funny. The excessively pushy way that the viewer is belabored with the false premise that there is some conflict between melanin and conservative beliefs, the false premise that the Republican party of course bears primary culpability for the awful treatment of blacks in the early-mid 20th century, the false premise that blacks who have risen to positions of prominence and power on the Republican side are stupid and incompetent, these were not funny, but aggressively offensive.

Heavy-handed comedy looks in this case like a convenient shield for things one is not willing to say to people’s faces. Let’s see whoever’s behind this whip Thomas Sowell at a battle of wits, or in a debate on any topic whatsoever. It should be easy, right? He’s just a conservative black man, and therefore deserves no respect at all…if you’re a lefty who substitutes blind, unthinking prejudices in place of what’s in front of your eyes.

For me the worst thing about this is the paternalism, the attitude of “how dare a member of a Designated Victim Group behave like something other than a victim!” News flash for the lefties: many people who believe in the possibility of success for themselves and others are Republicans. Republicans celebrate the fact that many blacks are a part of that group. Democrats do not.

Splunge on June 11, 2007 at 11:00 PM

It was insulting, but it’s also true.

thedecider on June 11, 2007 at 9:35 PM

Really? All of the black Republicans I know–myself, my immediate family and a few others–did quite well in school. And some of us actually engage in and are quite good at “black” activities, such as round-ball.

We even love and associate with :::intake of breath::: other (not-Republican) black people!

Oh, the humanity!

baldilocks on June 11, 2007 at 11:01 PM

Really..the decider, how rude of you!

Rightwingsparkle on June 11, 2007 at 11:11 PM

At the end of the video, something falls out of the sky in front of the building. Anybody want to guess what it was?

Back on-topic, it was not funny at all. Pretty silly, IYAM.

tdau1997 on June 11, 2007 at 11:21 PM

Racist and lame. You can learn a lot from the way liberals treat members of any minority group that they think of as theirs (almost as if they were, I don’t know, property or something) that dare to leave the plantation. Free to be anything you want as long as it’s a liberal Democrat isn’t much of a choice.

ReubenJCogburn on June 11, 2007 at 11:26 PM

One more thing: my mom and step-dad were Republicans before being a black Republican was “cool.” Their first votes for a Republican presidential candidate? Bush the Elder in ’92. They haven’t voted for a Democrat since.

As for me, my first vote for a Republican presidential candidate was in the California’s open primary in 2000 when I was still a registered Democrat: for McCain (yeah, yeah).

I purposely remained a registered Democrat when I voted for GWB in the 2000 general presidential election and haven’t voted for a Democrat since I cast my ballot for McCain. (The years between 1991 and 2000–my thirties–encompassed my transformation. The tome that set my transformation off? Shelby Steele’s The Content Of Our Character – A New Vision Of Race In America. It just made so much sense.)

baldilocks on June 11, 2007 at 11:28 PM

in the California’s open primary in 2000

in California’s open primary of 2000

So much for my education. :-)

baldilocks on June 11, 2007 at 11:34 PM

baldilocks on June 11, 2007 at 11:01 PM

Wow! Back off baldilocks. You totally took my quote way out of context in your hyper-sensitive response. Apparently you didn’t read the entire comment – which you should. Just sayin’…

thedecider on June 11, 2007 at 11:42 PM

That vid, spun the other direction, would land us on the front page of every newspaper around the world. Spun this way, chuckle chuckle wink wink. It was disgusting.

Limerick on June 11, 2007 at 9:39 PM

QFT.

fusionaddict on June 11, 2007 at 11:43 PM

Rightwingsparkle on June 11, 2007 at 11:11 PM

Yeah, no kidding. Talking about how the Dems take blacks for granted. How dare I…

thedecider on June 11, 2007 at 11:44 PM

I could see this being extremely funny if shown to white liberals.

They need a better announcer, though.

frankj on June 11, 2007 at 11:46 PM

Ya gots to be the right kind of colored folk to be a democrat. No Oreos or uncle toms round here.

It’s sickening how the dems reject any person of color that doesn’t buy into the victim mentality.

csdeven on June 11, 2007 at 11:56 PM

I still don’t understand how democrats continue to get 90% of the black vote. It’s the most oxymoronic relationship I have ever seen.

SouthernGent on June 11, 2007 at 10:14 PM

Because when it comes to reaching out to minorities, republicans just suck.

Around election time, you will find democrats reaching out to the urban/poorer regions of the nation, often in places many would consider too dangerous to walk in, let alone talk about politics.

This often cements the perception that the GOP doesn’t care about blacks (because they’re supposedly racist) securing votes for another decade.

Speaking as a black republican, most of the GOP do not address the main concerns of the black population, who were enraged at the failings of Katrina, and are daily getting infuriated that no one is attempting to stop the Darfur genocides in Africa.

I think if the GOP seriously began tackling these issues, they would easily be able to pick up a large chunk of the black population. Until then, the Dems will continue to count on them as a base, and GOP will continue to be “the white man’s party.”

Darnell Clayton on June 12, 2007 at 12:16 AM

Actually, I’d be willing to bet that black republicans got lower grades than black democrats. That’s because they took real classes and didn’t waste their time on black and feminist “critical theory.” And making fun of nerds went out with the Netscape IPO.

pedestrian on June 12, 2007 at 12:21 AM

The message being: blacks are pretty stupid.

(Or they’re playing authenticating basketball.)

This, from their political “friends”.

What do blacks think of such a portrait?

And what kind of actor would play such a shuck ‘n jive stereotype?

For The Democratic Electronic Meta-Plantation.

And those who stray from its grasp will be labelled (ironicallly, with no sense of irony) as…

Plantation blacks“.

profitsbeard on June 12, 2007 at 12:29 AM

baldilocks, I’m pretty sure you took the decider’s baldilocks, “but it’s also true,” out of context.

I believe what he meant to say is it’s true Republicans are welcoming to black Republicans for many reasons including, frankly, we need more of them.

90% of any group voting for any movement (but ours) ain’t healthy!

Christoph on June 12, 2007 at 12:32 AM

sorry, I meant decider’s “comment” not decider’s baldilocks, whatever the hell that would mean.

Christoph on June 12, 2007 at 12:33 AM

As a half-Black Republican I agree with Darnell. More and more I feel like I’m a Republican in spite of the lack of effort the Party puts into some of the issues I care about. Darfur is a big one, which I thinkis tied in with the GWOT.

Hearing terms like “halfrican” from certain pundits doesn’t help either.

The video is disgusting, but here in NYC I get this sort of thing all the time. I once had to tell kids who worked in a program I administered that their teacher, who told them the confederates would have freed the slaves sooner if not for warmongering Lincoln, was full of crap. When they aske why the teacher would make up a lie I had to tell them the truth. White libs thing all minorities are stupid.

For me it’s the Blacks who involved themselves in the production that deserve the most ire though.

Rob Taylor on June 12, 2007 at 12:43 AM

Christoph on June 12, 2007 at 12:33 AM

You got it. Of course we need more black conservatives. There are many, but not enough who vote Republican. The conservative party preaches the wrong message to blacks and treats them like trophies when they get one – hence the ironic “comedy” in the video above. Other than Dr. Thomas Sowell, what black conservatives can you ever quote? They are rare because the Democratic party has convinced black voters that only they are out for their causes. The Republican party has not reached out to black voters in a way that convinces them conservatives really are looking out for their best interests too. Just in a different way they find appealing.

thedecider on June 12, 2007 at 12:43 AM

Wow! Back off baldilocks. You totally took my quote way out of context in your hyper-sensitive response. Apparently you didn’t read the entire comment – which you should. Just sayin’…

thedecider on June 11, 2007 at 11:42 PM

No “hyper-sensitivity” indicated here. Just wanted to point out an error regarding veracity for posterity’s sake. And I did read and note the rest. No worries. And no need for me to “back off” since “I ain’t mad atcha,” to cite an appropriate phrase.

baldilocks on June 12, 2007 at 12:47 AM

Historically there are many reasons for blacks to be Reublicans. Lincoln was just the start.

Mojave Mark on June 12, 2007 at 12:57 AM

baldilocks on June 12, 2007 at 12:47 AM

what “error”? I didn’t see such a thing. I’m happy your family has seen such success. That’s a great thing. I’ve seen a lot of adversity experienced by many for reasons out of their control. However, being black and conservative makes you rare. This is not simply something I’ve noted, but a well-documented fact. Most blacks vote democratic, and for liberal causes. I’m glad you and your family are among the reasonable, and logical when it comes to political matters. However, I think both parties take black voters for granted, for different reasons.

thedecider on June 12, 2007 at 1:09 AM

I think the message is pretty clear.

Stay on the plantation… be a good… boy.

Brought to you by the party of Slavery(D), Jim Crow(D) and the KKK.

DANEgerus on June 12, 2007 at 1:14 AM

Okay. Let me explain myself further. The thing about the decider’s comment was that it was an oversight–that is, something which he/she might have not noticed about the video from his/her perspective, but one which contradicted my reality: that most black Republicans are *not* a part of the segment of black Americans who don’t well in primary, secondary and/or higher education.

That’s what irritated me most about the vid and that’s all I wanted to point out.

The decider, singling out your comment wasn’t about you personally, but about the thing you didn’t notice and about that which I wanted to put forth from one black Republican’s perspective. That’s why I didn’t insult you; something that’s usually not my way anyway.

I’d rather just cite contradictory evidence, which is what I did in the comment in question.

baldilocks on June 12, 2007 at 1:29 AM

don’tDang: one word that’s wrong: do

baldilocks on June 12, 2007 at 1:30 AM

baldilocks on June 11, 2007 at 11:01 PM
Wow! Back off baldilocks. You totally took my quote way out of context in your hyper-sensitive response. Apparently you didn’t read the entire comment – which you should. Just sayin’…

thedecider on June 11, 2007 at 11:42 PM

Perhaps it was poor sentence construction but “…it’s also true.” That period at the end there indicates a complete thought. While following sentences mitigate that, I think you need to “back off” if you expect people not to take what you write the way it is written.

TBinSTL on June 12, 2007 at 1:33 AM

The decider,

Sorry if I took it the wrong way. I felt that saying it was true meant that the part about blacks not having to be smart, just THERE, in the Republican party was true. Or about those in higher positions just getting there because of their race (and the ones on TV).

But obviously you didn’t mean it that way.

Rightwingsparkle on June 12, 2007 at 1:39 AM

As a half-Black Republican I agree with Darnell. More and more I feel like I’m a Republican in spite of the lack of effort the Party puts into some of the issues I care about. Darfur is a big one, which I thinkis tied in with the GWOT.

Rob,
I think the problem you see is the Republicans try not look at things according to color but by what would be best for everyone. School vouchers benefit everyone stuck in failing schools. Lower taxes give everyone a chance to do better for themselves. It happens sometimes, but I honestly think Republicans, or I should rightly say, true conservatives, try not to pander and forward ideals best for everyone.

We just need to learn how to present them better and counter the liberals race-baiting/dividing!

Just my opinion!

SSG Fuzzy on June 12, 2007 at 2:36 AM

For goodness. Sakes. Give the. Guy a break.

It’s a period. I’m sure he meant to include. His thought after the .

Christoph on June 12, 2007 at 2:50 AM

For goodness. Sakes. Give the. Guy a break.

If you mean me, he got one from the beginning. Sorry if that wasn’t apparent.

baldilocks on June 12, 2007 at 2:54 AM

I hate it when someone thinks I’m angrier than I actually am.

baldilocks on June 12, 2007 at 2:54 AM

Must be a “black” thing. ;-)

baldilocks on June 12, 2007 at 2:55 AM

Typical…

But calling out Condi? Wait! I get it now. Condi is “of color”, which means that she’s kinda “slow”. Well, it’s good to have her on board, anyway. I guess I’ve always just assumed that she was white, like me. Well bless her little heart–poor, sweet thing…

Now if only she wasn’t a woman. Pffft…

Gunny2112 on June 12, 2007 at 3:21 AM

I never thought you were angry, baldilocks. You said that long time ago. I meant TBinSTL.

But anyway, gee, it was a joke. But hey, maybe you didn’t get it because you’re black?

;-)

Christoph on June 12, 2007 at 3:48 AM

They are rare because the Democratic party has convinced black voters that only they are out for their causes.

thedecider on June 12, 2007 at 12:43 AM

This argument is stupid and part of the reason why I think Republicans don’t have more minorities in their ranks. The idea that black people vote Democratic not because they’ve looked at the issues and analyzed them, but that they’re so easily conned by the Democrats into voting for a party that doesn’t work in their interests. Every black person I know chose their political affiliation willfully, not because they were tricked by one party or the other.

The video was lampooning Republicans in more ways than what people are pointing out. When Republicans main argument to get blacks to join their side is “we’re the party of Lincoln,” expect to be ridiculed.

Nonfactor on June 12, 2007 at 5:17 AM

Splunge on June 11, 2007 at 11:00 PM

My thoughts exactly. Let any liberal, regardless of education, experience, gender, race, age, etc. face Dr. Sowell or Prof. Williams in a debate about ANY political issue. The result is a certainty; pure, unadulterated ownage.

Freelancer on June 12, 2007 at 6:56 AM

Nonfactor on June 12, 2007 at 5:17 AM

What should have been a humorous thread has brought out the “best” in the party that “knows what is best for the black community.” I’m just waiting to see how they will treat Colin Powell if he decides to back the Dems. Hypocrisy will likely go into afterburners as they toss him under the bus. Then in the next election we’ll hear the “Doggone it why don’t they appreciate what we have done for them”
A study of hate groups would likely show that most of their members trend Republican — not because the majority of republicans are haters but because the majority can’t stop with the snark as evidenced in this thread and give those groups the ammo they need to choose their party.

infidel4life on June 11, 2007 at 10:33 PM

“More dire need of a Lewinsky than any white man in history.”

Bradky on June 12, 2007 at 7:18 AM

Wow, they actually put John McWhorter as a “dumb black republican”

Long story short, but John McWhorter has been a critic of the black reparations movement for several years and has written several books on the subject. His basic stance is that African Americans shouldn’t need government support because they should be treated as equals and have the ability to not require a crutch for today’s society.

And this video adds him and trying to portray him as a moron.

MarkyX on June 12, 2007 at 7:28 AM

Hmmm… what to think?

I suppose that this falls under the category of “if you demonize the opposition, nobody of their right mind would want to join.”

There are traces of humor in the segment, but there are also very patronizing elements there as well. Herding people into a box to avoid a label may be clever, but it is also a bit thick.

I guess the other side doesn’t believe in free will, independent thinking, or tolerance of opposing viewpoints.

itzWicks on June 12, 2007 at 7:30 AM

Darnell Clayton on June 12, 2007 at 12:16 AM

It appears to me that a lot of AA’s see themselves as a monolithic group whose issues are mostly focused on skin color. I reject this mentality as do most conservatives. So how are conservatives supposed to reach people who feel that way when their message is 180 degrees diametrically opposed to that? Katrina had nothing to do with skin color. Katrina was a failure of the mayor of NO and the governor of LA. How do you reach people who are so committed to the victim mentality that they refuse to see truth on their own? The truth is there. Conservatives do not hide their goals.

What are conservatives supposed to say to reach black Americans? Do you see how stupid that question is? Why black Americans? Why not just Americans?

csdeven on June 12, 2007 at 8:09 AM

Amatuerish.

Malpaso on June 12, 2007 at 9:37 AM

Must be a “black” thing. ;-)

baldilocks on June 12, 2007 at 2:55 AM

I have a friend who likes to do that, pretend like he’s an angry black man.

When he first came to work here (where I spend most of my time at Hot Air), he was the only black person at the company. The first weekly meeting we had with him, he took the opportunity to make us alll uncomfortable.

At the end of the meeting, during the question part, he raised his hand and complained about being the only person in the company who didn’t get the meeting email, asking if it was because he was black.

There was an uncomfortable silence before he started laughing.

He’s a great intelligent guy, but he’s no Republican unfortunately.

I will say this about the video though. I think it is true that black Republicans are sometimes taken more seriously just for being a Republican.

baldilocks, clearly your parents raised you Right even if you went Left for a short time, but black people overwhelmingly vote Democrat, so much so that black Republicans are repeatedly subjected to racist remarks. So the fact that black Republicans remain Republicans in spite of all of that is note worthy, and it makes me pay attention. Obviously the ones who stay with this party have a good reason for doing so.

Esthier on June 12, 2007 at 9:58 AM

Really offensive and I know a number of Black Republicans who went to West Point, Notre Dame & MIT. I thought it was disgusting and to Brad in KY, I wouldn’t think it was funny if it wound up on SNL. I am not surprised though that you thought it was “Excellent!”.
The people I know who are Republican and Black say the same thing about the how the Dims keep them down on the plantation so to speak. In one of my grad school classes there was a black Navy pilot and he and another guy were discussing afirmative action and he said he wished it would go away because he often felt that many people who worked around him and those who didn’t get into flight school felt the only reason he was there was because they needed X number of minority people there.
The Dims are the reason all the problems happened in NOLA as CS Deven so eloquently explained above. However, I expect nothing from the resident liberal trolls around here so I’m not disappointed in their statements.

Catie96706 on June 12, 2007 at 10:02 AM

What should have been a humorous thread

What is funny about that video? Really, you seem to be the only one that found it funny.

Esthier on June 12, 2007 at 10:20 AM

A study of hate groups would likely show that most of their members trend Republican

Oh, and I didn’t want to let this one slip by.

“Would likely show”? That’s brilliant. Basically, you don’t know and are just making your guess based on your own personal objections to Republicans.

The thing is, I don’t doubt that the party has racists in it. But I seen first hand the racism evident in main stream Democrat politics. It’s not labelled as racism, because it’s usually things like blackfacing a black man, calling minority Republicans by their various food names (orea, coconut, bannana, etc…), and somehow that’s OK in society.

This video right here is full of racism, yet you find it funny. Imagine that.

Oh, and your snark about Colin Powell and the hypocrisy made me originally think you were talking about Democrats. It’s pure hilarity to me now to realize you weren’t. As a black Republican, Powell’s put up with as much oreo and Uncle Tom crap as any. The idea that somehow as a Democrat he’ll suddenly be acceptable is the true hypocrisy here.

Esthier on June 12, 2007 at 10:28 AM

What are conservatives supposed to say to reach black Americans? Do you see how stupid that question is? Why black Americans? Why not just Americans?

csdeven on June 12, 2007 at 8:09 AM

This is a legitimate concern. Pro-lifers clearly want a president who cares about their issues. It was a big deal this past Pro-life march when the President didn’t show up.

And yeah, black people also have issues that matter to them, issues that cause them to vote for the other party.

It doesn’t have to be pandering if Republicans make an effort to reach out to them in their own neighborhoods as was suggested.

Look, there’s always going to be something that voters identity themselves as in addition to being Americans. Some might say they’re a Christian American, others a pro-gun American. We’ve seen on these threads here that there are several issues that would disqualify a candidate among voters. It’s no different for people who identitfy with the color of their skin-American.

Esthier on June 12, 2007 at 10:36 AM

I’d say that there is still alot of political ignorance as far as blacks are concerned. Blacks vote left because the community supports and teaches it. Parents, teachers, pastors, etc.

Even before a youngster knows the meaning of Democrat and Republican, they know they are supposed to be a dem.

flipflopper on June 12, 2007 at 10:38 AM

all satire contains an element of strawman. progressives’ “satire” is effigy.

jummy on June 12, 2007 at 11:09 AM

let’s not forget the democrat base.

i was having a conversation at the bar with a member of the democrat base in bridgeport chicago. it was eye-opening. this old guy is talking to me about his kids. suddenly he comes out with,

you know, the plumbers are smart. they got my kid learning triginometry. that’s how you keep these n***rs out.

he went on about this at length.

but be prepared for the dem primary. somehow obama’s loss will be pinned on “a culture of hate” or some such nonsense for which the republicans are responsible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3mw49mk_x0

jummy on June 12, 2007 at 11:16 AM

A study of hate groups would likely show that most of their members trend Republican…

Bradky* on June 12, 2007 at 7:18 AM

*Just read “How to Win Arguments By Making Shit Up”

John from WuzzaDem on June 12, 2007 at 12:35 PM

I’d say that there is still alot of political ignorance as far as blacks are concerned. Blacks vote left because the community supports and teaches it. Parents, teachers, pastors, etc.

Even before a youngster knows the meaning of Democrat and Republican, they know they are supposed to be a dem.

flipflopper on June 12, 2007 at 10:38 AM

I think that’s a load of BS and smacks of a high-minded stereotype. Again, statements like this is why more minorities don’t support conservatives. I don’t know how you guys can’t see that.

Nonfactor on June 12, 2007 at 1:15 PM

What would make this commercial a classic would be photoshopping ROBERT BYRD into the TV footage of Southern Blacks being hosed.

No real footage available of former KKK Officer and branch establisher DEMOCRAT SENATOR ROBERT BYRD who would have been an ACTIVE MEMBER of the KLU KLUX KLAN at the time those news reels were filmed?

The Republicans have always been just rank amateurs next to the card-carrying, segregationist, literacy-test-demanding Democrats.

naliaka on June 12, 2007 at 1:22 PM

I think that’s a load of BS and smacks of a high-minded stereotype. Again, statements like this is why more minorities don’t support conservatives. I don’t know how you guys can’t see that.

Nonfactor on June 12, 2007 at 1:15 PM

What, and racist videos like these are why they support liberals?

Give me a break. I’m not saying that the comment you’re referring to isn’t bs and arrogant, but you’re willfully naive if you think the same thing isn’t happening on the other side.

Esthier on June 12, 2007 at 2:03 PM