Lisa De Pasquale

In her new book Bamboozled: How Americans Are Being Exploited By the Lies of the Liberal Agenda Angela McGlowan is brutally honest about the problems faced by the black community, as well as their relation with both conservatives and liberals. Predictably, the radical left’s response to Bamboozled has been personal attacks that would make Don Imus blush. Fortunately, McGlowan isn’t one to shy away from a fight. As Fox News Political Analyst Juan Willians said, “Angela McGlowan’s voice is sharp, her insights penetrating, and she cuts her opponents to the bone.” I recently spoke with McGlowan about why conservatives have the solutions for urban America, the personal attacks on her and her husband, and the important advice she has for young women.

How did growing up in the South affect your outlook on race relations and the leaders who have abandoned black communities?

Growing up in Mississippi, a state that historically was a place of racial injustice, inequality and oppression; gave me the unique opportunity to experience first hand the evolution of the civil rights movement through the eyes of my parents, grandparents and the black elders of our community. From the death of Emmett Till, to the horrible stories of the lynchings and the water hoses; they painted the true picture of the movement to equality. I was told of the stories of Dr. King’s struggle, who spoke of a dream that one day this nation would be an oasis of freedom and justice where we will not be judged by the color of our skin but by the content of our character.

Unfortunately today, the civil rights movement has tragically turned into a civil rights industry, where some profit off the oppression of others. The Liberal Victim Hood Vendors: Rev. Jackson, Al Sharpton, Julian Bond and Louis Farrakhan (mind you Jackson, Sharpton and Bond were part of Dr. King’s movement) have now created a movement of the blame game, race-baiting; smear and fear campaigns to assist in the expansion of today’s liberal agenda. These liberal policies have been a wrecking ball aimed at women and people of color. These policies have, in turn, given us welfare dependency, skyrocketing out of wedlock poverty, poor inner-city schools, and a platform for an increase in crime. These types of race-baiting and victim hood campaigns have not helped race relations at all, but actually have created a greater divide in America.

Frederick Douglass wrote, “Those whipped easiest are whipped oftenest.” In Bamboozled, you write that groups that have traditionally voted for Democrats – women, Latinos and blacks – are “leaving the plantation” that has taken advantage of them for so many decades. Rather than stay home on Election Day, why should they start voting Republican?


Lisa De Pasquale

Lisa De Pasquale is is a writer in Alexandria, VA. Miss De Pasquale was previously the director of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where she oversaw all aspects of the conference from June 2006 to April 2011. Prior to CPAC, she was the program director of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. In 2010, she was named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns & Elections magazine in their annual list of top political leaders under 35. She has written articles for Townhall.com and Townhall Magazine, Human Events, The Daily Caller, Washingtonian, the St. Augustine Record, The Washington Times, The Houston Chronicle, and the Tallahassee Democrat. Originally from Florida, Miss De Pasquale received a B.A. from Flagler College in St. Augustine.

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