This ain’t black versus white my n-gga we off that, Please tell Bill O Reilly to fall back, Tell Rush Limbaugh to get off my balls, Its 2010 not 1864 (somebody get me Affion Crockett). Apparently Jay was right but only half right. It’s no longer black versus white; it’s now black versus black!! Or at least that’s the message we get when we listen to GOP pundit Ann Coulter. While defending Hermain Cain on air with Sean Hannity, Coulter said this:
“Our blacks are so much better than their blacks. To become a black Republican, you don’t just roll into it. You’re not going with the flow…and that’s why we have very impressive blacks in the Republican party.”
Now I don’t like to jump to conclusions and I understand that people’s words can get twisted or misquoted, so I watched the segment on the Hannity show before racing to judgement. After watching her segment in its entirety, I think Ann Coulter may have been high during this segment, but that doesn’t excuse the foolishness coming out of her mouth. Really “Our blacks” Ann? So now you are insinuating ownership? Maybe I’m just being sensitive, but this just doesn’t pass the sniff test. If history has taught us anything it is that jsut because two things go together, it doesn’t mean they are causual. For instance, IF black republicans were more financially stable than their democrated counterparts, it has nothing to do with how they vote! Also, because there are so many more black democrats than black republicans, the numbers are easily skewed to favor republican party. Considering there are very few black republicans and even fewer poor black republicans, any summation of black “better off-ness” by the republican party will be inaccurate due to sample size.
And this comment is really not about numbers or wealth. This comment is an expose on how people like Ann Coulter feel black people in this country. We are a commodity to be valued during campaign season and forgotten about once officials get elected. I’m not letting dem’s off the hook either. We often have politicians visit our churches and community centers during key election cycles, never to be seen until they are up for re-election. Most of the people we see in our communities are democrats!! Politicians in general are slick talkers without much action to back up their claims. And black people and poor people have been falling for the oke-doke for far too long. It’s time that we stop allowing our votes and our voices to be taken for granted. This year let’s not get “Good Wifed.” This election season, fight your urge to blow off the debates and feel like you don’t have a say. Fight the urge to simply vote because our forefathers marched and died for the right. I encourage you to remember this comment “our blacks are better than their blacks”. If you don’t want this to be a new reality, vote and voice your opinion. Don’t make this a dem vs GOP thing, make this a what have you done for my community lately thing. And as always don’t ask for anything you are not willing to do yourself!
But her comment got me to thinking….was she right? Are black republicans better off than black democrats? And if so why?