A black Tea Party patriot opposed to Barack Obama

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Mercor, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Why I am a black Tea Party patriot opposed to Barack Obama

    I've seen lives ruined by the welfare dependency backed by this Democratic president. We need the dignity of self-reliance

    Obama was marketed as a "new" kind of politician.

    Hogwash! Black America has suffered the devastating consequences of numerous Obamas, mostly whites ones, for many years.

    Here is my personal story.

    A urine smell permeated the stairwell. In the darkness due to smashed light bulbs, the sound of broken wine bottles underfoot echoed off the concrete walls. I was nine years old. With the elevators out of service half the time due to vandalism, I was forced many times to take the scary trek into the shadow of death up the stairwell to our sixth-floor apartment in the projects of east Baltimore.

    This was a far cry from the brand spanking new building we had moved into just two years earlier. I remember our excitement when my parents, three younger siblings and I moved in our apartment. It was a dream come true – moving from our leaky-roofed ghetto into a place where everything, including the appliances, were new.

    We were one of the first in the 11-story, all black residents building. While a few people kept their apartments lovely, most seemed committed to destroying the building.
    Lloyd Marcus as a child Lloyd Marcus as a child growing up in Baltimore

    All I kept hearing was that everything was the "white man's fault". Even at the age of nine, I sarcastically thought to myself, "how can we stop these evil white people from sneaking in here at night peeing in the stairwell, leaving broken wine bottles, smashing the light bulbs and attacking people?"

    So, my early experience living in the government project taught me that some folks simply have a ghetto mindset. I also witnessed the trap of government welfare. And why were so many around me angry and violent – despite getting free housing, food and healthcare?

    It was the late 50s when my dad was one of the first blacks to break the colour barrier into the Baltimore fire department. The sight of him in his crisp blue firefighter's uniform made everyone proud, though none more than me. With dad's new job, the government raised our rent to $72 per month. I remember my dad saying, "Seventy-two dollars! They must be crazy. We're movin'!"

    We moved to a suburban black community. I truly believe I would not be who I am today had we stayed in the projects.

    Several of my cousins stayed enslaved to the system and the bigotry of low expectations. Because true self-esteem comes from personal achievement, they possessed very little. They lived angry and bitter lives, consumed with serial impregnating, out-of-wedlock births and substance abuse. An outrageously high number died prematurely.

    So, when I hear politicians, such as Barack Obama, pandering to the so-called poor of America, it turns my stomach. I've witnessed the deterioration of the human spirit, wasted lives and suffering that happens when government becomes "daddy".

    • Lloyd Marcus, who is riding with the Tea Party Express, will be blogging the midterms election campaign. Follow all the Guardian's midterms coverage and Inside the Tea Party special reports

  2. RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Very nice, thanks for sharing.

    I heard Star Parker interviewed on the radio a few days ago and she was fabulous. Her story was very familiar to the one here and she is speaking out in the same way Lloyd is.

    It's so refreshing to listen to people that are so passionate about their principles and can see right through all the BS.
  4. Black Republicans offer hope after Barack Obama's failures on race
    The Obama presidency has not led to a post-racial America, says Toby Harnden, but black Republicans in Congress could help break down barriers
    By Toby Harnden
    Published: 9:00PM BST 09 Oct 2010

    Campaigning a few miles from Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired in 1861, Tim Scott described last week how he was born into poverty and a broken home, much like Barack Obama.

    "My dad was gone by the time I was seven," the black candidate for the House of Representatives told a mixed group of students at Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston. "I was flunking out of high school. I failed geography, civics, Spanish and English. When you fail Spanish and English, you are not bilingual, you are bi-ignorant."

    But the conclusions that Scott, 45, drew were very different from those of Obama. When he was 15, a man who ran a Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant taught him "that there was a way to think my way out of the worst conditions". Scott went on to became a small businessman and a proud "conservative Republican".

    Barring a cataclysmic upset, Scott will be elected to Congress on November 2nd. There, he will be a ferocious opponent of Obama, to whom he gives a withering "failing grade" for his presidency.

    "Obamacare's an atrocity around the necks of average Americans," he told me. "His intentions might be good but he's leading us towards the brink of bankruptcy. Right now, the American people are simply saying they've had enough."

    Scott will be the first black Republican congressman from the Deep South in more than a century. Republicans hope to elect at least two other black candidates to Congress next month. Allen West, in Florida, and Ryan Frazier in Colorado, both with distinguished military records, are in very close races against Democrats.

    There are currently 42 black members of Congress, all of them Democrats. Republicans haven't had a black congressman since J.C. Watts stood down in 2003. Ironically, opposition to the policies of the first black President on a whole range of economic and social issues are a key motivating factor for this new wave of black conservatives.
    Rather than ushering in a post-racial era, Obama's election to the White House appears to have intensified racial divisions in America. This is not, as the Left asserts, because Right-wing opponents are full of white-hooded bigots who refuse to accept a black man as President. Obama's own strange myopia on race has played a big part.

    Timothy Johnson, co-founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group that helps promote black Republican candidates, told me that that Obama was not scrutinised properly in the 2008 election because of his race.

    "The election wasn't so much about what Obama brought to the table," said. "People voted for him because they wanted to feel good about themselves, that they weren't racist."

    Johnson even argued, Mr Obama had set back the cause of race relations by playing down the white side of his heritage. "His mother was white, his father was a person of colour but every time there's a racial issue he plays the race card just the same as everyone else."
    That's a tough charge to make, but Johnson has a point. When a white policeman arrested a black Harvard professor last year, Obama didn't wait to hear the facts before accusing the cop of acting "stupidly".

    In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Obama gave a coded version of the standard liberal smear of the anti-tax Tea Party movement as being racist, referring its "darker" elements that "are troubled by what I represent as the president".

    It's little wonder that a recent Rasmussen survey found that just 36 percent of voters now believe relations between blacks and whites are getting better, compared to 62 percent in July last year.
    Scott, an avowed Tea Party supporter, dismisses the accusation that the movement is racist, saying: "this whole race issue is a diversion away from the real basic platform of the Tea Party".

    For far too long, Republicans have ceded black votes to the Democrats and failed to recruit candidates like Scott to winnable congressional seats.

    If Scott is the only black Republican on Capitol Hill in 2011, he will be all too easily marginalised and treated as a curiosity. That would be a shame because he has some interesting views on cutting the deficit and shrinking government.

    "I've been black for a long time," Scott says wearily whenever he is asked about race. He wants to be judged on his character and policies rather than the colour of his skin. At Fort Dorchester, encouragingly enough, not one pupil asked Scott about race or why a black man would be a Republican.

    Obama made history by winning the White House. But it will take the likes of Scott to break down the racial barriers in America that the first black president has been content to leave in place.
  5. Democrats have nothing to worry about and will keep 90 + % of the black vote .

    Democrats are better for blacks and latinos then republicans imo
  6. I think the party the most promotes the opportunities for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness would be best for blacks and latinos.

    Which one that is remains to be seen.
  7. What do the democrats offer blacks and latinos?
  8. Reverend Jesse Jackson says there's no such thing as a black racist because blacks do not have the power.

    Pay attention what leftists like phenomena are doing to black Republicans, and you'll see the real racists.[​IMG]
  9. We can start with health care.What groups lacked heath care the most ? ...Blacks, latinos and the poor

    While republicans were fighting for tort reform and offered nothing to those who lacked health care,90 + % of blacks and latinos in america will soon have health care because of democrats

    For latinos democrats support them far more then republicans do. Since Republicans now know that latinos will be solid democratic voters in the future they are now racially profiling them and want to change the constitution so that latinos born here aren't citizens

    The list gos on and on.If I were black or latino I would never consider voting republican
  10. Lucrum


    Race card?
    Exclusion from political correctness?
    #10     Oct 10, 2010