Blacks not supposed to be Conservatives

Posted: 8th April 2010 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in General Politics

According to Breitbart, black people that support or are a part of the Tea Party movement are taking a great deal of heat, especially from their fellow African-Americans.

“I’ve been told I hate myself. I’ve been called an Uncle Tom. I’ve been told I’m a spook at the door,” said Timothy F. Johnson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group of black conservatives who support free market principles and limited government.

“Black Republicans find themselves always having to prove who they are. Because the assumption is the Republican Party is for whites and the Democratic Party is for blacks,” he said.

In addition, Clifton Bazar, a freelance photographer and conservative blogger said

“You have to be honest and true to yourself. What am I supposed to do, vote Democratic just to be popular? Just to fit in?” asked Clifton Bazar, a 45-year-old New Jersey freelance photographer and conservative blogger.

David Webb, an organizer of New York City’s Tea Party 365 said “I’ve gotten the statement, ‘How can you not support the brother?’”

To me this story is pretty hilarious.  Tea Party groups are accused of being racist, but whites and blacks who insist that all black people must think the same way or else be ostracized are supposedly members of a so-called open-minded, enlightened liberal group.

If a person were to make an outlandish statement such as “all black people dress the same” or “all black people talk the same,” they would be accused of stereotyping and being racist.  But apparently, suggesting that black people are expected to all think alike is somehow socially acceptable.

Also, there’s this cool little story-

Among the 37 black Republicans running for U.S. House and Senate seats in November is Charles Lollar of Maryland’s 5th District.

A tea party supporter running against House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Lollar says he’s finding support in unexpected places.

The 38-year-old U.S. Marine Corps reservist recently walked into a bar in southern Maryland decorated with a Confederate flag. It gave his wife Rosha pause.

“I said, ‘You know what, honey? Many, many of our Southern citizens came together under that flag for the purpose of keeping their family and their state together,’” Lollar recalled. “The flag is not what you’re to fear. It’s the stupidity behind the flag that is a problem. I don’t think we’ll find that in here. Let’s go ahead in.”

Once inside, they were treated to a pig roast, a motorcycle rally—and presented with $5,000 in contributions for his campaign.

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