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Tea Party Truth about Black Voters

Written By Jeff Siegel

Posted June 5, 2013

Sometimes the truth hurts.

Last month, at a Dallas Country GOP event, Tea Party leader Ken Emanuelson said that the Republican party doesn’t want black people to vote if they are going to vote 9-to-1 for Democrats.

blackvotersAnd he’s right, with a clarifier.

Emanuelson posted a follow-up to those words on Facebook writing. . .

“What I meant, and should have said, is that it is not, in my personal opinion, in the interests of the Republican Party to spend its own time and energy working to generally increase the number of Democratic voters at the polls, and at this point in time, nine of every ten African American voters cast their votes for the Democratic Party,”

I agree. The Republican party should not wast time and energy trying to court those that are unlikely to vote for a Republican candidate. That’s not to say black voters wouldn’t vote Republican. In fact, if Republicans (generally speaking) spent less time backing bullshit wars and getting all fired up over social issues, they could probably attract a lot more voters – of all races – by focusing on the things that once made Republicans a force: Limited government, free market capitalism and the rejection of the welfare state.

Not only do these things appeal to conservatives, but they also appeal to lower-income minority groups, as limited government, free market capitalism and the rejection of the welfare state are catalysts for individual wealth and prosperity.

So kudos to Ken Emanuelson for speaking the truth. It’s a rare commodity these days, and something that needs to be injected back into the national conversation.

You can listen to the audio of the comments here. . .