Written by Allen West
I’m often asked how the GOP and conservatives can win more of the black vote. I respond by stating that it can no longer be about the empty rhetoric of “outreach” or “big tent.” It must be about policy inclusiveness and making the continual connection.
Right now, there’s a great opportunity for the GOP and blacks to connect on several fronts: school choice, restoration of the family, and illegal immigration. In the case of the latter, when you look at the horrific employment situation in the black community, why would the progressive socialists of the Democrat party — i.e. President Obama — want to make a major initiative of bringing in millions of more unskilled, low-educated workers into the American workforce? Why? Because the black community is taken for granted by Democrats.
Consider the fact that Al Sharpton has come out in support of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio shutting down charter schools for minority, primarily black kids in Harlem.
Hence why Dr. Walter Williams’ recent op-ed on the failure of “black politicians” is timely. He writes in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “People in the media and academia are mostly leftists hellbent on growing government and controlling our lives. Black people, their politicians and civil rights organizations have become unwitting accomplices. The leftist pretense of concern for the well-being of black people confers upon them an aura of moral superiority and, as such, gives more credibility to their calls for increasing government control over our lives.”
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— Allen West (@AllenWest) March 8, 2014