February 8, 2006

WHO'S DONE MORE FOR BLACKS THAN HE HAS?

With Tribute To King, Bush Reaches Out: NAACP Chief Praises President for Appearance (Michael A. Fletcher, February 8, 2006, Washington Post)

"President Bush was where he should have been," said Bruce S. Gordon, the new president of the NAACP. "Coretta Scott King is a very important figure in black American history and American history. I thought it was appropriate for the president to be there to honor her." [...]

While he often points out that his No Child Left Behind education law and housing policies have contributed to improved test scores among black students and record levels of black homeownership, those achievements did not seem to resonate with black Americans, according to polls and political experts.


Too bad they don't want results, just a flak-catcher.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 8, 2006 10:48 AM
Comments

I've seen two DVDs (one by a Christian Company, and another with Wayne Perryman) that highlight the AWFUL history of the Democratic Party re: Blacks.

BTW, Perryman is the Seattle preacher who is actually suing the Dem. Party for reparations (courts have forced the Dems to respond).

Here is why I mention them. Blacks have good reason to be suspicious of Republicans, but they have much more reason to hate the Dems. (the DVDs are powerful) I believe one way to get through may be to craft an "apology" for the "Southern Strategy." Bush is the perfect spokesman.

Such an "apology," placed in a DVD with edits from the above mentioned DVDs, would be a powerful bit of propaganda. The next thing to do is get it into the black community through the churches.

Any thoughts?

Posted by: Bruno at February 8, 2006 11:06 AM

Yes, apologize for whom and for what?

Posted by: Genecis at February 8, 2006 11:29 AM

Gen,

Look up "Southern Strategy". The Republicans purposefully shifted to an "under the radar" anti-black strategy after they helped Johnson sign Civil Rights legislation.

Johnson is said to have remarked "Well, I just cost us the South" after he signed the 1964 law.

The Republicans saw the opportunity and ran with it, borrowing all the slimy language born out of Dixiecrat racism ("State's Rights" etc)

It was no accident that Ronald Reagan opened his Southern campaign from the "Capital" of the Confederacy.

Now that it worked, it is time to repudiate it.

Posted by: Bruno at February 8, 2006 11:48 AM

No.

This is not possible. The internal Dane-geld of the racial spoils system is the bilateral deal-breaker.

The un-American abomination know as "Affirmative Action is on a collision course with history, no less than is baby-murder.

Conservatives cannot accept it, certainly not accept it in perpetuity, and the overlooker class of persons of African and mixed African descent rely upon it for their status.

Both immigration and the simple passage of time spell the end of the racial spoils system.

Why shouldn't the conservative side just pay the Dane-geld and buy the "diversity" arguement? Because that would be deal-breaker of another kind. It would create a fissure, possibly a fatal fissure in our existing voter coalition.

Posted by: Lou Gots at February 8, 2006 12:29 PM

Which is why we should just pay reparations and end AA.

Posted by: oj at February 8, 2006 12:32 PM

Bush's attendance in Mrs. King's funeral was more than politics. Mrs. King called him to congratulate him after his election in 2000.

Posted by: ic at February 8, 2006 1:52 PM

OJ,

AA was reparations. They've been paid many times over, by the Northerners who gave their lives in the Civil War all the way through the Whites who didn't get jobs through the AA scheme.

You should go on-line and read the suit against the Democrat Party. Here is an actual entity that bears almost ALL of the Responsibility for the plight of blacks.

http://www.reparationscentral.com/lawsuits4.html

I'm not holding much faith in the suit succeeding, but it is a far better case than the Liberal version of reparations.

Posted by: Bruno at February 8, 2006 2:19 PM

OJ,

AA was reparations. They've been paid many times over, by the Northerners who gave their lives in the Civil War all the way through the Whites who didn't get jobs through the AA scheme.

You should go on-line and read the suit against the Democrat Party. Here is an actual entity that bears almost ALL of the Responsibility for the plight of blacks.

http://www.reparationscentral.com/lawsuits4.html

I'm not holding much faith in the suit succeeding, but it is a far better case than the Liberal version of reparations.

Posted by: Bruno at February 8, 2006 2:19 PM

Reparations are no less an abomination, there being no way to compute them which does not mire us in the filth of racial classification.

To whom are such "reparations" to be paid, and from whom is such payment to be exacted?

There are no answers to these questions which do not make a mockery of every principle we value.

In the call for "reparations" I see the racist supposition that persons of African and mixed African descent are so hopelessly retarded as to be incapable of competing with their fellow-citizens of every ethnicity.

Face the elephant. If the racist mostrosity is false, as I believe it is, blast it from our consciousness, and move on. If it be true, accept it, and move on.

Posted by: Lou Gots at February 8, 2006 2:37 PM

Paying reparations is the simplest solution - all the money would end up back in the hands of business owners in less than a years time anyway. I'm all for reparations but only if the deal means an end to AA forever. It would be great for the economy - esp. the auto, housing, and retail industries.

Posted by: Shelton at February 8, 2006 2:41 PM

reparations will certainly improve race relations, yup.

Posted by: toe at February 8, 2006 3:45 PM

Reparations are just an easy way to kill AA. Put it in Savings Accounts with limits and it's SS Reform in disguise.

Posted by: oj at February 8, 2006 5:16 PM

Yup, yup, yup. Reparations is the answer. Has everyone gone nuts?

Even if it were a good idea, which it isn't, everyone in the country will be able to produce an ancester who qualifies.

End AA because it's counterproductive and hurts those it purports to help the most.

One has nothing to do with the other.

Posted by: erp at February 8, 2006 6:59 PM

Have you all seen the Dave Chappel skit on reparations? One of the funniest skits I've ever watched.

You can see it here

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at February 8, 2006 7:17 PM

erp:

Even better if everyone qualifies--that gets rid of SS entirely.

Posted by: oj at February 8, 2006 7:41 PM

Yeah, everyone qualifies to git, but only the chosen few like us guys will pay the bill. We need to stop fiddling and tweakng -- let everything shake out.

Posted by: erp at February 8, 2006 10:53 PM
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