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

Rick 2811 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 9:00 AM
Republicans already reach out to black voters, as they do to all American voters. It's just not that a sufficient number of black voters, beyond the obvious ones we see and know, have yet joined us. Perhaps, maybe they will after the current second go around further worsens America...perhaps seeing Sen. Cruz from Texas and others come to fame will encourage minorities to join the original minority party of Republicans. I had hoped by now, having lived the terrible results from 1965 on, that more minorities would have seen the realism, the facts about status, and joined the Republican party. The question remains: how far down the economic ladder do minorities get before they realize their plight with Democrats ?

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...