Liberal columnist calls out the ‘secret war on black Republicans’

posted at 12:01 pm on July 11, 2014 by Noah Rothman

While it is not a unique observation, but The Root and Daily Beast columnist Keli Goff’s column on this disturbing trend is important.

In her column published on Friday, “The Secret War on Black Republicans,” Goff writes and reports on how African-Americans are shamed and intimidated if they come out as Republicans. Often times, they endure far worse treatment from their fellow African-Americans if they run for public office as a Republican.

Citing one recent example in which Florida Republican congressional candidate Gloreatha Scurry-Smith’s face on a campaign billboard was painted white by a vandal, Goff noted how hurtful that experience was for the candidate and her family. She also remarked on how that episode went largely unnoticed by the national media.

“As a black conservative often times you are thought of as an Uncle Tom or perhaps a traitor to your own race,” Smith told Goff.

The Daily Beast columnist also observed that, outside of conservative media outlets, the incident was given little attention. “By comparison,” Goff noted, “a Nebraska parade float that featured an outhouse marked “Obama Presidential Library” drew international press attention last week due to its perceived racial connotations.”

Former Republican National Committee Chairman and Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele shared similar tales of racial abuse with Goff. He noted that his campaign literature was also defaced, that he was called an Uncle Tom, and had Oreo cookies thrown at him during a 2002 debate.

“And there seems to be this attitude they can get away with it and in a large number of ways they do. Because the press does not go after such attitudes the way they would if, for example, a conservative were seen holding a poster of Barack Obama in a disparaging caricature.”

Goff’s indictment continued when she noted that Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MD) was never pilloried or required to apologize to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas when he called him an Uncle Tom. The columnist noted that Thompson’s defense, that he could use that language because he, too, is an African-American, seemed to have put that controversy to bed.

It is an interesting piece, thoroughly reported, and worth the read. Goff is no conservative, and she will find readers who would otherwise tune out a conservative voice discussing this poisonous condition. Her honest reporting in this matter may go a long way toward creating a dialogue around the perception that African-Americans will be mocked and harassed if they express who they truly are.


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That’s a secret? Did NSA know? Never heard of it? F’ing joke……….

VegasRick on July 11, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Translation:

More blacks are waking up to the fact that the Demos and the Left have tossed them under the bus.

formwiz on July 11, 2014 at 12:08 PM

“Secret”

Heh.

ROCnPhilly on July 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM

African Americans are the most racist of the races. And that, my friends, is the truth. Black Americans, on the other hand, seem to see things with a much more inclusive attitude.

bimmcorp on July 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Her honest reporting in this matter may go a long way toward creating a dialogue around the perception that African-Americans will be mocked and harassed if they express who they truly are.

Nope.

underpants on July 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Good for her. Unfortuneately, she’ll just get pilloried by her fellow liberal travelers.

Bitter Clinger on July 11, 2014 at 12:10 PM

ALL, from the left to the right, who’re for usurping the US laws, OUT, OUT, OUT in November.

Blacks and other legal minorities, vote against all who’re for amnesty. They will directly destroy you and your children. Period.

Wake up already. These are your modern day masters, the ones who take you for granted. Don’t be so stupid. They think only of their fat pocket.

Rise up against them and finally free yourselves.

The entire system is rigged, for dough only, at your and your kids’ expense.

The US is broke and has no dough for the world’s welfare. The US’ own kids live in squaller and have NO opportunities, at the benefit of the third world, sustained with the middle classes’ taxes.

They enrich themselves and make you poor and poorer, while obama and the DC beasts really hate you, the middle class and the legal poor.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 12:10 PM

It’s only a secret because the liberal media is in collusion.

malclave on July 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM

…may go a long way toward creating a dialogue…

After the dialogue comes the committee, then the study group, then the demagoguery and 10 years later La Raza have made the black voting bloc irrelevant and Obama will be giving $500,000 speeches (inflation, you know) lamenting how his successor could have handled things so badly after he handed them the keys to the kingdom.

Fenris on July 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Because Goff brought attention to the issue, Goff will be next to feel the pain. If not, her piece will be buried.

Vera71 on July 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM

outhouse marked “Obama Presidential Library” drew international press attention last week due to its perceived racial connotations.”

I don’t get it. What do outhouses have to do with being black? If anything, isn’t that an attack on whites – you know, the kind with no roads and are bitter clingers?

Wait. I get it. CRITICISM is racist. Except when it’s not (take note teabaggers, gun nuts, wingers, Christians…)

MistyLane on July 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Any group that would vote 90+ for one side is braindead and obviously racist. The donkeys have black voters chained to the Democrat plantation.

sauldalinsky on July 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

A few years back (ok,20 or so) I was walking past a protest in Compton. I had to intercede when an unhinged anti-anti-black Republican protestor who was profanely berating a young girl, suddenly began to push up against her…pushing her towards and into the street and oncoming traffic. I jumped in the middle to push him back and away – quickly assisted other bystanders along with several non-unhinged pro-anti-black Republican protestors.
And it wasn’t until after that I even knew what the protest/crowd was even about. I along with several pro-anti-black Republicans and anti-anti-Republican folks who’d been involved communed about what an a&&hole the guy was.

rogerb on July 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

I don’t identify as liberal, I identify as progressive-marxist.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Why play the race card?

libfreeordie on May 4, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM

And the border fiasco is making their problem in depending on the Dems more obvious with each passing day. It is THEY who are taking the brunt of the ill effects of unlimited/uncontrolled immigration. Let’s pray enough blacks wake up in time to understand this and act on it.

jclittlep on July 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Here’s what the black Democrat Glo Smith is running against had to say:

“To be talking about signs is ludicrous to me. And whatever happened was unfortunate, but I do not personally believe in campaigning months in advance.”

So, according to Corrine Brown, it’s the Republican’s fault for campaigning too early. Nothing to do with the racist Democrat that had to put her back in her place. Not at all.

joekenha on July 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Maybe black conservatives should embrace the “Uncle Tom” label and use it, as the black gangstas have with the N word.
The basic truth is that in that particular book, Uncle Tom was actually the one character with real compassion, integrity, and humility.
Seems to me he’s the one more people, especially blacks, should strive to emulate.

dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM

It is an interesting piece, thoroughly reported, and worth the read. Goff is no conservative, and she will find readers who would otherwise tune out a conservative voice discussing this poisonous condition. Her honest reporting in this matter may go a long way toward creating a dialogue around the perception that African-Americans will be mocked and harassed if they express who they truly are.

Wow dude….someone is writing while on a Colorado high. Must be good stuff.

cthemfly on July 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM

It’s not just in politics either. I was managing a restaurant in Clarkston, well north of Detroit, when we hired a black kitchen manager. He moved his family up from Detroit and was really happy at the thought of his kids going to good schools and living in a safe neighborhood. After a few weeks he looked depressed. So I started talking with him about what was wrong and he told me all his friends and family that were still living in Detroit now hated him for “selling out” and wouldn’t even talk to him. It was pretty sad.

Flange on July 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM

rogerb on July 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

LOL!
Took me a minute, but I got it…..

dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Play it, often, and forward it to all you know.

obama and his goons hate you.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2014 at 12:21 PM

You know those stories about Lilly white news outlets? Well they are Lilly white because black people might you know write something not Soros approved.

Theworldisnotenough on July 11, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Democratic Party has destroyed the black family

gxbhkt on July 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

rogerb on July 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Heh!!!

Bitter Clinger on July 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Everybody knows it’s not racism if you’re a Democrat.

Laura Castellano on July 11, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Sad thing is they’re just now noticing it.

Zaggs on July 11, 2014 at 12:23 PM

White BLACK liberals really do ruin everything.

libfreeordie on September 7, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Resist We Much on July 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

rogerb on July 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

verbie’s ears gotta be a burnin’ right about now….

bimmcorp on July 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Noah – if you’re going to keep using the term “African-American” instead of “black”, then you can no longer use “white” either – the proper term is “European-American”.

dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Pretty clear that Ogabe is the most incompetent president in the lifetime of anyone currently alive. Yet when you poll the plantation dwellers:

African-Americans give him an 84 percent approval rating.

The “African-American” support of their buffoon leader is the most clear example of racism in our era.

sauldalinsky on July 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM

verbie’s ears gotta be a burnin’ right about now….

bimmcorp on July 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

He will be here shortly with stupid retort.

VegasRick on July 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM

“African” Americans are lazy, shiftless agitators, unable to fend for themselves in a competitive, free society. They are the scourge of America.

Black Americans are…well..Americans…and there is a HUGE difference between the two.

bimmcorp on July 11, 2014 at 12:32 PM

rogerb on July 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

LOLZ!!! ; )

Bmore on July 11, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Secret?

o_O

ShainS on July 11, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Noah – if you’re going to keep using the term “African-American” instead of “black”, then you can no longer use “white” either – the proper term is “European-American”.

dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 12:26 PM

But what if I’m a white guy from South Africa?

CurtZHP on July 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM

I don’t identify as liberal, I identify as progressive-marxist brain-dead retard.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 2:17 PM

FIFY

txdoc on July 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Read the article on The Daily Beast and the horrible comments in their comment section confirmed what I had basically known. Liberals are by far the most racist intolerant people in America. Props to Kelli Goff for calling them out.

tom2789 on July 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM

There’s an old Adage…..Misery Loves Company,

THIS more than anything describes the Left. Anyone who wants
to improves their lot in Life, and be happy, has to be intimidated.

ToddPA on July 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM

But what if I’m a white guy from South Africa?

CurtZHP on July 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM

You’re a Euro-African-American then.

Flange on July 11, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an avid abolitionist who never visited the South. She was never a witness to the conditions faced by black Americans living in slavery.

Yet here we are, 160 years after the book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was published, allowing the left to manipulate a narrative that demeans black Americans of independent mind and spirit.

In terms of individuals who was a source of inspiration to black Americans, Frederick Douglass is a better example.

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 12:39 PM

But what if I’m a white guy from South Africa?

CurtZHP on July 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Well then, if you’re actually from Africa, and have legally become an American, then I guess YOU can use the term African-American – if you still hold dual citizenship – otherwise, you’re now just an “American”.

That’s the problem with these PC lefties – always trying to categorize everyone in some way, usually by skin color – but then try to be PC and cover it up by using geographic regions or continents or nationalities for the category name instead of the actual skin color…..

dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 12:43 PM

The huge influx of Latin American illegals is going to turn a lot of blacks against the Democrats unless they believe the Republicans are to blame for it.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 12:44 PM

You are either a South African or an American. Take your pick.

bimmcorp on July 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM

The basic truth is that in that particular book, Uncle Tom was actually the one character with real compassion, integrity, and humilit

Most of the people throwing that name around don’t even know who the character is. They can’t or don’t read.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Noah – if you’re going to keep using the term “African-American” instead of “black”, then you can no longer use “white” either – the proper term is “European-American”.

dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 12:26 PM

More like “Non-African/Hispanic American”.

“Privilegist” is easier to type.

ROCnPhilly on July 11, 2014 at 12:48 PM

You’re a Euro-African-American then.

Flange on July 11, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Ahhh – well that works too.
It can get awefully complicated. Because of my ancestry, technically speaking, I should be referred to as a European-North American-American (Scottish, Welsh, English, French-Canadian, American Indian).
So I’ll be offended if people don’t use that term and call me white instead.

One of my sons has a girlfriend who is a mix of Japanese, Italian, and Mexican – so I guess that makes her Asian-European-North American American…. or maybe Asian-European-Hispanic American?

There has to be an easier way to do this…..

dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 12:49 PM

“Privilegist” is easier to type.

ROCnPhilly on July 11, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Aha! – Privileged-American – of course….

dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Aha! – Privileged-American – of course….

dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 12:53 PM

I like it.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 12:56 PM

There has to be an easier way to do this…..

dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 12:49 PM

There is, of course. As you have already stated yourself…

bimmcorp on July 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM

A secret only to those living in an echo chamber.

To the rest of us it is obvious and abhorrent what the Left does to blacks who are not liberal to leftist. It is all about the agenda, they don’t give squat about treating people as humans.

ajacksonian on July 11, 2014 at 12:58 PM

This stuff only matters to Democrats who like to herd people into groups, pit them against each other and exploit them.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 12:59 PM

This stuff only matters to Democrats who like to herd people into groups, pit them against each other and exploit them.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Maybe we could come up with some kind system to define everyone according to their proper place in society – we’ll call a “caste system” perhaps – as in “your lot in life has been caste”….
I hear they have something like that in India that works quite well……

dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 1:02 PM

I hear they have something like that in India that works quite well……

dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 1:02 PM

For the upper castes, anyway.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 1:05 PM

is a mix of Japanese, Italian, and Mexican – so I guess that makes her Asian-European-North American American
dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Eurasianpanic-American?

Flange on July 11, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Well, on that note – time to go.
Off to the golf course for this Privileged-American.

Hmmm, I’m suddenly feeling very presidential for some reason…

dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 1:06 PM

For the upper castes, anyway.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 1:05 PM

You betcha.
I’m sure those levels will be reserved for the political royalty in our system.

dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 1:07 PM

A few years back (ok,20 or so) I was walking past a protest in Compton. I had to intercede when an unhinged anti-anti-black Republican protestor who was profanely berating a young girl, suddenly began to push up against her…pushing her towards and into the street and oncoming traffic. I jumped in the middle to push him back and away – quickly assisted other bystanders along with several non-unhinged pro-anti-black Republican protestors.
And it wasn’t until after that I even knew what the protest/crowd was even about. I along with several pro-anti-black Republicans and anti-anti-Republican folks who’d been involved communed about what an a&&hole the guy was.

rogerb on July 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

I can think of a thousand reasons[why the pro-anti-black Republican is cray cray].
Maybe it was raised by anti-anti-black Republican zealots and it’s rebelling. Maybe it was raised by pro-anti-black Republicans zealots who never taught it how to make a reasoned argument calmly.
Maybe it was a victim of Citizens United assault when it was young – or something else happened that makes this a very charged issue for it emotionally.
Maybe it has mental health issues and is off or unable to afford its meds.
Maybe it’s just intensely unhappy and depressed and this manifests itself in unkind and emotional behavior towards blacks.
Who knows?
But one shouldn’t seek or take pleasure in it.
What are the anti-anti-black Republican folks’ reasons/excuses for their behavior?

This all offers absolute nothing to/for/about this issue of leftist racism.

NotCoach on July 11, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Citing one recent example in which Florida Republican congressional candidate Gloreatha Scurry-Smith’s face on a campaign billboard was painted white by a vandal, Goff noted how hurtful that experience was for the candidate and her family.

Honestly, if someone black-faced my image I wouldn’t be hurt. Being called a traitor to my race would mean absolutely nothing to me. Especially since I wouldn’t identify with the racists saying such things. Racial tribalism needs to end if we’re ever going to kill this beast.

NotCoach on July 11, 2014 at 1:13 PM

By the way, I’m not really from South Africa. That was a hypothetical.

I’m from New Jersey.

CurtZHP on July 11, 2014 at 1:14 PM

By the way, I’m not really from South Africa. That was a hypothetical.

I’m from New Jersey.

CurtZHP on July 11, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Too late, you already outed yourself as an African-American.

NotCoach on July 11, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Goff is a nitwit, but she is yummy.

Black Republicans would be wise to emphasize that they are following the lead of Frederick Douglass.

On another note, I saw yummy Stacey Dash on a panel this week, and she is coming out with a book titled Not Black Enough.

BuckeyeSam on July 11, 2014 at 1:20 PM

rogerb on July 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Deja vu all over again.

AesopFan on July 11, 2014 at 1:22 PM

“As a black conservative often times you are thought of as an Uncle Tom or perhaps a traitor to your own race,” Smith told Goff.

Black conservatives need to never concede to this premise. Telling people their skin color determines what they’re allowed to think is no different than telling them it determines what water fountain they can use. This idea that a race is something deserving of loyalty, (you know, the whole founding principle of the Klan) is something that needs to be thrown in liberals faces every time they are dumb enough to utter the words “race traitor.”

CapnObvious on July 11, 2014 at 1:32 PM

African Americans are the most racist of the races. And that, my friends, is the truth.

bimmcorp on July 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Have to respectfully disagree that they are the most racist; I grew up in the 1960s in the same state O’bama claims to have been born in, followed by 3 years of urban living in New York City, and the worst racism I ever encountered came from Asians, and in Hawai’i also from the native Hawaiians. It hadn’t gotten any better when I went back to the Islands a decade ago, either.

In fact, even the looney Leftists at the Southern Poverty Law Center admitted 5 years ago that the 50th State still has major problems with racism.

SPLC: Hawaii Suffering From Racial Prejudice

‘A Hateful Place’

A violent incident with racial overtones in 2007 near Pearl Harbor prompted a good deal of soul searching about race in Hawaii. A Native Hawaiian man and his teenage son brutally pummeled and kicked a Caucasian soldier and his wife near Pearl Harbor after the soldier’s SUV struck the other man’s parked car. The son shouted “f***aole” while attacking the soldier. The husband and wife suffered broken noses, facial fractures and concussions. A prosecutor said the assault was a road-rage incident, not a hate crime. But it generated much debate on newspaper websites and blogs about the use of the word haole and whether whites are the targets of racism in Hawaii.

“It is a hateful place to live if you are white,” wrote a woman on one Hawaii website’s comments section. A Hawaii native who is white wrote, “Racism exists in Hawaii. My whole life I’ve never really felt welcome here.” A sailor stationed at Pearl Harbor added that “this island is the most racist place I have ever been in my life.”

Del Dolemonte on July 11, 2014 at 1:39 PM

“a Nebraska parade float that featured an outhouse marked “Obama Presidential Library” drew international press attention last week due to its perceived racial connotations.”

I wonder if it took place in Plattsmouth, NE? I’ll have to check into it.

tommer74 on July 11, 2014 at 1:40 PM

democrats don’t care. If they can kill a baby in the womb with a wink, wink, why should they care about blacks etc. All the years of throwing money at a problem has gotten what? Now the brain trusts in Chicago want money to help quell the shootings. It is because of the foolish programs of the emotional left that we have this problem. It is generational fools and good luck changing it now.

crosshugger on July 11, 2014 at 2:02 PM

But what if I’m a white guy from South Africa?

CurtZHP on July 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM

LOL! There’s a South African guy that runs a lawn mower repair shop nearby, and the first time I went in there to buy a part, I commented on his accent. He said he was from South Africa, and then laughed, “I’m an African-American!”

Ward Cleaver on July 11, 2014 at 2:26 PM

In truth, conservatives have more in common with blacks than do liberals.

People who vote and participate in our society are family oriented. They are church-goers. They want to have good jobs and take home most of what they earn. They want their kids to go to good schools and they are overwhelmingly in support of charter school programs.

They want the streets safe. They want the same opportunity as the next guy. I want to be treated just like him, and he wants to be treated just like me. Conservatives are naturally optimistic. So are our black brothers and sisters who want and expect better for their kids, and are willing to work for it.

My next door neighbors are a fine example of the above. They’re middle-class Americans, just like me. The man I shared foxholes with is the same way. We’re all Americans, and all Americans can be shown the truth. Once all Americans see the truth, almost all Americans agree with each other.

Conservative Mischief on July 11, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Ms Goff to be labeled a “house negro” or “Uncle Tomasina” in 3…2…1.

I R A Darth Aggie on July 11, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Seems to me he’s the one more people, especially blacks, should strive to emulate.
dentarthurdent on July 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM

This. I’ve been saying it for years. Being called “Uncle Tom” should be a badge of honor and proudly worn. The book and the story of UT is what pushed America into saying enough is enough. But of course the Whigs were quick to try and hush the abolitionists, much like those now trying to hush the TEA & Impeach crowds–”now’s not the hill to fight for” they say.

AH_C on July 11, 2014 at 3:38 PM

“These Negroes, they‘re getting pretty uppity these days and that‘s a problem for us since they‘ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we‘ve got to do something about this, we‘ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference…I will have these ni@@ers voting Democrat for the next 200 years.”

The ‘Secret War on Blacks’ began immediately after Civil Rights were passed. LBJ was the ‘Architech of Economic Slavery’, devising the cornerstone of all DNC tactics to grow / stay in power. Democrats have been brainwashed to beliece the best they can hope for is to live off the scraps from the Democrats’ table. Democrats remain in power in large part by keeping blacks un-educated, un-successful, and poor, dependent on tax payer-funded govt ‘freebies’. Since the day LBJ said these words until now there have been no major increase in the status of blacks in America, as there is no benefit for Democrat to attempt to help their plight, to help the become independent and not needing Democrats’ social program ‘crack’. A dependent, despondent, poor, uneducated people will rely on hand-outs. And should any blacks think for themselves, become successful, and actually ‘escape’ the DNC’s ‘economic slavery’, Democrats must tear them down, insult them, and personally attack/destroy them lest blacks take notice and follow them. Obama praised LBJ a month ago, calling him blacks’ hero. His doing so, to me, is a betrayal of his own race, as he is attempting to perpetruate that system of economic slavery for votes to keep Democrats relevant/powerful.

easyt65 on July 11, 2014 at 3:48 PM

comments section on the daily beast is starting to implode, TEA PARTY racists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

burserker on July 11, 2014 at 3:55 PM

The Left feels justified in this behavior because the left has largely convinced itself that the GOP is a hotbed of racism and conservative policies are rooted in racism, etc. It’s absurd, but it’s absolutely true.

And once you accept the premise that the GOP deliberately pursues policies that are racist and consciously wants to hurt minorities, it is a logical conclusion that any black Republicans are race traitors.

hamiltmc on July 11, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Obama praised LBJ a month ago, calling him blacks’ hero. His doing so, to me, is a betrayal of his own race, as he is attempting to perpetruate that system of economic slavery for votes to keep Democrats relevant/powerful.

easyt65 on July 11, 2014 at 3:48 PM

.
Dead-nuts-right-on.

listens2glenn on July 11, 2014 at 8:01 PM

While it is not a unique observation, but The Root and Daily Beast columnist Keli Goff’s column on this disturbing trend is important.

It’s hard to get into the article when the first sentence is a syntactic wreck.

Ricard on July 11, 2014 at 11:06 PM