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To Appeal to Black Voters, GOP Must Run Gauntlet of Racism Accusations

jclemons Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 1:13 AM
I feel this article makes a few valid points. It doesn't, however adequately discuss values that matter to members of racial minorities and the extent to which these values are reflected in an active conservative community. To what degree does the Republican party squarely address the "beefs" that a black voter would sincerely voice? It obviously isn't useful for white guys and gals to snipe at one another as to who is or is not racist, or snort at the rationales behind labels and accusations. The negativity of the late campaign may be masking a rise of mature critical thinking. Less heat...more light! Isn't that what leadership is?

If the GOP wants to win more black votes, it will need to get a lot more "racist."

The scare quotes are necessary because I don't think the Republican Party is racist now (and, historically, the GOP has a lot less to answer for than the Democratic Party does).

But that hasn't stopped a lot of people from slandering Republicans as racist for one reason or another.

Right now, many in Washington -- particularly the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus -- insist that Republican attacks on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice are racist and, yawn, sexist. The basis...