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Black Conservatives Posted on 03-05-2008

NeoSoulBrotha
Rosedale, MD
Just to break from the usual Obama / Clinton discussions... Do you think there is room or potential for the development of Black conservatives, or a strong Black Republican candidate? There is arguably a portion of the African-American community which would be very receptive to traditional values, personal responsibility, and investment in small business and private enterprise. Although the war in Iraq and other political missteps have eroded confidence in the ****, could the Republicans make inroads in recruiting Black support, and if so, what would it take? In the past, there have been strong **** candidates at the local/state level, with varying degrees of success (Lynn Swann, J.C. Watts, Alan Keyes, Michael Steele etc.). Any thoughts?
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Phylicia215 replied on 03-05-2008 09:33PM [Reply]
Well since most of these conservatives are old, white men I dont think right now there could be a strong black Republican canidate. I think the reason why we have Obama with all of his sucess in the Democratic field is because the Democrats believe in diversity among race, gender, age, etc. The **** not so much.
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BisonBoy from norfolk, VA replied on 03-06-2008 07:03AM [Reply]

Well maybe clarence thomas (most conservative black to serve as supreme court justice) has a nephew or somethin that may be intrested in takin up tha offer....
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SuperFly replied on 03-06-2008 10:36AM [Reply]
With the exception of Colin Powell, Black Conservatives in their right minds wouldn't settle for for many of the Black Conservative leaders that are well known in the U.S. J.C. Watts may be the only other person that could create the revolution that is apparently needed in order to vote a Black candidate into a conservative spot in the first place. The rest of the leaders that we have, like Alan Keyes, just don't make any damn sense. I mean seriously. If you hear Keyes speak on stuff, he sounds like a damn loon. He can't even keep his own daughter under control (honestly, I don't think his daughter can keep herself under control...). We get candidates like that when black folks for for somebody because they're black, and not because they're the best candidate. Like I said before, barring Colin Powell, J.C. Watts may be the only VIABLE Black Conservative that could become a candidate that people would vote for. Look at his background. The s**t sparkles and angels come out and sing when you look at it. Holy crap... a BLACK quarterback at a Big Eight Conference school. Two Orange Bowl and two Big Eight Championships. Went into the Canadian Football League... became a church youth pastor as well as an associate minister. The Republicans in his district actually approached HIM to run, for his district's spot. Hell they even think this **** might be on the ticket with John McCain when he gets the nomination (don't get me started on that ****).
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mthomas from Milwaukee, WI replied on 03-07-2008 02:20PM [Reply]

While I do have traditional values, the biggest turn-off for me with conservatives in general is their sickening bigotry. There's no love in their messages. Some are extremely dogmatic and don't care whom they offend. Also, I don't see much compassion.
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BisonBoy from norfolk, VA replied on 03-08-2008 01:15PM [Reply]

mthomas wrote:
While I do have traditional values, the biggest turn-off for me with conservatives in general is their sickening bigotry. There's no love in their messages. Some are extremely dogmatic and don't care whom they offend. Also, I don't see much compassion.
And thier interpretation of the feasibility of our constitution almost directly contradicts its ingenius composition.... "Why would we make a document to rule through the change of times, and not expect it to change...." -Supreme Court Justice Bison
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replied on 03-09-2008 04:25PM [Reply]
SuperFly wrote:
With the exception of Colin Powell, Black Conservatives in their right minds wouldn't settle for for many of the Black Conservative leaders that are well known in the U.S. J.C. Watts may be the only other person that could create the revolution that is apparently needed in order to vote a Black candidate into a conservative spot in the first place. The rest of the leaders that we have, like Alan Keyes, just don't make any damn sense. I mean seriously. If you hear Keyes speak on stuff, he sounds like a damn loon. He can't even keep his own daughter under control (honestly, I don't think his daughter can keep herself under control...). We get candidates like that when black folks for for somebody because they're black, and not because they're the best candidate. Like I said before, barring Colin Powell, J.C. Watts may be the only VIABLE Black Conservative that could become a candidate that people would vote for. Look at his background. The s**t sparkles and angels come out and sing when you look at it. Holy crap... a BLACK quarterback at a Big Eight Conference school. Two Orange Bowl and two Big Eight Championships. Went into the Canadian Football League... became a church youth pastor as well as an associate minister. The Republicans in his district actually approached HIM to run, for his district's spot. Hell they even think this **** might be on the ticket with John McCain when he gets the nomination (don't get me started on that ****).
****...that almost sounds like a Mr. Clean or Orbit chewing gum commercial.
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