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IBNN NEWS will post a 10-part series that will explain why the Republican Party of America and local state offices continue to attack a Black president versus putting something on the table. I, (Don Allen) as a Black man cannot support the rhetoric of the Minnesota GOP and their low-hanging fruit theory that “If you get professional minorities involved in the Republican Party of Minnesota, the rest of the tribes will follow.” Secondly, If the Minnesota GOP thinks that passing out flyers in the Black community that say, “Martin Luther King was a Republican,” will help them with the minority vote, think again – the minority vote could of helped (maybe) Tom Emmer and Norm Coleman but that another story (coming soon). Please, let me know where you’ll be passing out these flyers so I can assist you in calling 911!
by Donald W.R. Allen, II – Editor in Chief/IBNN NEWS and Black Politics in Minneapolis
Saint Paul, MN (IBNN NEWS/Stupid Politricks/August 8, 2011)…You’d think with the United States headed to astronomical numbers like 50% Unemployment, 90% stock market collapse and 100% inflation, the Republican Party of America (or GOP), would use the qualitative and quantitative information to set real talking points for real people while developing a plan for engagement and a change in brand for the Republican Party. But we all know, that’s not a concern for the White led political party who for over 50 years has decided that people of color aren’t worth the skin they inhabit.
The Republican Party of America, more specifically, the Minnesota GOP is stuck in a generational-legacy time warp which creates fear and ignorance with a compound systemic failure to understand that voters come in all shapes, sizes, races and colors.
Then there’s the Constitution of the United States. If the Republican Party is so stuck on the constitution, maybe they should read it. Although when the Constitution of the United States was written, Black folks were property; in 2011 the “meaning” should still apply.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
A perfect Union; Justice for all; Tranquility; Liberty and Posterity are the key words in the Constitution of the United States. I didn’t notice anything where White Republicans were exclusive to the constitution – did you?
I also bet when Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence document in 1776, with the 55 delegates in a meeting that convened on May 25, 1787, in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall he and the delegates would have never thought it would be used with the Constitution to create a hostile angry political atmosphere. It probably never crossed their collective minds there would ever be a Black president of these United States.
To show a prime example of how clueless and ignorance has destroyed the Republican brand; Elected Republicans bypass valid talking points rather than to use an ever growing list of disparities that include the current economic recession, gas prices, jobs, education and contract compliance, that Americans from all walks of life are losing ground on with no clear rescue in sight. “If” the Republican Party of America (and the MN GOP), had someone smart enough to develop a message that would be solution oriented focused on current event that now have the American public looking for answers, the GOP could gain ground pretty quick.
With the list of disparities mentioned in the previous sentence, the MN GOP could gain ground by address these issues publicly at town hall meetings and forums – just like the DFL elected officials do. The important piece to remember, neither the Republicans nor Democrats are dealing with Minnesota issues, god forbid they hold a forum about the S & P. It’s just not going to happen.
But now, let’s look at the national picture of elected Republican ignorance…
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn sent an apology to the White House last Monday concerning a comment he made Friday during an interview with a Denver radio station. He called President Obama a “Tar Baby.” Rep. Doug Lamborn was responding to comments on KHOW-AM Friday about whom voters would hold responsible for debt ceiling actions. Lamborn stated that he thought they would blame the President, adding; “Now I don’t want to even have to be associated with him. It is like touching a tar baby and you get it – you’re stuck, and you’re part of the problem now.”
Lamborn used a racial analogy versus plenty of other choices in the thesaurus to give an example of adhesiveness.
In all fairness, there’s not much difference in the Republicans or the Democrats. The Democrats just found a way to be intentional about opening up “parts” of their tents. On the other hand, the Republicans are still stuck in 1940 Mississippi with everything they do as it pertains to “including” people of color that can make a difference.
I wish you the best “Coleman-Emmer” year in 2012! (Hint)