Tag: Republicans

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Opinion

The Heart of the Black Conservative (Yes, we have one)

Within the Republican Party, there is what I call this mystery of the Black conservative. Let me explain. Over the years, I have had this conversation with people from the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Ollie North, Mike Huckabee and Haley Barbour, etc. They would argue that there was this growing trend of “conservatism” within the Black community. I told them all categorically that this was bull.

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National

Comics look to Obama, Democrats for humor

President Barack Obama talks with Jay Leno during a commercial break during the taping of his appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) by David Bauder AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama, the joke’s on you. A study of gags by late-night comics during the first half of the year found an abrupt change from 2012. Now Obama and Democrats are providing the lion’s share of punchlines.

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National

Conservative Black Chick: Trayvon’s mom ‘manufacturing race war,’ ‘Didn’t care about him’

Following Sybrina Fulton‘s powerful and emotional plea Friday to the National Urban League, conservative Black token du jour, Crystal Wright, who has coined the moniker, Conservative Black Chick[1], took to Twitter and attacked the grieving mother as being opportunistic and dishonest. Wright cruelly accused Fulton of “manufacturing a race war” and suggests that she “move on” or “get on with writing her book.” Move on from her murdered child? Mimicking the crass, troll tactics of some of her GOP brethren, Wright agreed — and retweeted — followers who claimed that Sybrina Fulton “didn’t care about Trayvon till she copyrighted his name and made trash cans of money.” Wright, who takes pride in being a “triple minority,” — Black, female and Republican — was a regular commentator on HLN during the George Zimmerman trial, obviously selected to be the lone Black voice who would support the former neighborhood watch captain’s version of events — re: lies — and place 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on tr …

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Young GOP leaders see need for substantive changes

In this photo taken June 18, 2011, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Republicans hoping to reach beyond the party’s White, aging core must do more than retool campaign strategy and tactics, say young GOP leaders pressing elected officials to offer concrete policies to counter Democratic initiatives. “It’s very easy to just say no, and there are times where it’s appropriate to say no,” said Jason Weingartner of New York, the newly elected chairman of the Young Republican National Federation. “But there are times where you need to lead and present ideas on the issues of the day.”