President Obama got 93 percent of the black vote in 2012. ESPN host Stephen A Smith, said “What I dream is that for one election, just one, every black person in America vote Republican.” He was speaking Tuesday afternoon at the Impact Symposium at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He elaborated:
From what I’ve read, Barry Goldwater is going against Lyndon B. Johnson. He’s your Republican candidate; he is completely against the civil rights movement. Lyndon B. Johnson was in favor of it — civil rights legislation. What happens is, he wins office, Barry Goldwater loses office, but there was a Senate, a Republican Senate, that pushed the votes to the president’s desk. It was the Democrats who were against civil rights legislation — the southern Dixiecrats. So because President Lyndon B. Johnson was a Democrat, black America assumed the Democrats were for it.
Smith’s monologue cites why Republicans are able to use famous Progressives like Lincoln on their resume’. The Southern Dixie strategy was a last-ditch effort by a party who had swapped platforms to deceive black Americans from the South into voting Republican.
The two parties have always been split into progressive versus regressive, with regressives comprising the Republican Party of today.
Black folks in America are telling one party, ‘We don’t give a damn about you.’ They’re telling the other party, ‘You’ve got our vote.’ Therefore, you have labeled yourself ‘disenfranchised’ because one party knows they’ve got you under their thumb. The other party knows they’ll never get you and nobody comes to address your interest.
Or it could be that one party is composed of primarily white people who are either privileged and don’t care about anything but their wallets or bigoted minions following along because they’re allowed to hate openly in their politics.
Listen to Stephen A. Smith thinks all blacks should vote Republican for one election.
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