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linda @lulubelle 4 years, 7 months ago

The left continually attacks black conservatives, I’m sure they will demonize this senator as well.

         
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J Craig @conservj 4 years, 7 months ago

Agreed, but I feel this will be another case where they look uninformed. I am sure many probably don’t know or won’t care to look at his conservative voting record or that he was once a Republican before. All they will see is this current switch and most probably attack.

         
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Two Cents @twocents 4 years, 7 months ago

First of all, I think it is a very brave move to switch parties, so kudos to Senator Elbert Guillory.

The left does a great job of defending, and I would say sometimes even wrongfully defending, all African Americans that agree with them. However, they viciously attack African Americans that do not agree with them. I believe this Senator Guillory will be viciously attacked. I do not think he should be attacked. He is very brave to stand for what he believes. I think that African Americans are expected to always support Barack Obama because he is black, which is ridiculous. Shouldn’t we judge a man by the content of his character, rather than skin color. The current President is not doing anything to help the African American community. He simply uses them for their votes. African American unemployment is rising steadily under Obama and its time that they stand up and demand what they were promised. A better education and JOBS. Just because someone is black doesn’t mean they are helping the African American community.

         
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James L. Riggs @jlriggs57aol-com 4 years, 7 months ago

I was going to through in my two cents worth but two cents already said what I was going to say. Nicely done. Great minds.

         
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notHillary @nothillary 4 years, 7 months ago

The left sorely underestimates the power of the Black Conservative movement.

         
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James L. Riggs @jlriggs57aol-com 4 years, 7 months ago

notHillary, I hope you’re right.

         
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Isabelle Granter @issabell 4 years, 7 months ago

I think that liberals will criticize somebody who doesn’t agree with them in the same way and for the same reasons that conservatives will criticize somebody who doesn’t agree with them.

what effect does his race have?

any senator that switches will face about the same level of scrutiny.

a Republican senator that turns Democrat isn’t going to be greeted with a basket of roses from the GOP, either… regardless of ethnicity

         
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linda @lulubelle 4 years, 7 months ago

Liberal historically criticize a black conservative more than an “ordinary” conservative, but equally as much as a “high profile” conservative. I find it amusing that a group that claims to be the more tolerant is actually the worst a categorizing individuals

         
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Isabelle Granter @issabell 4 years, 7 months ago

I don’t know, I think all of you have done a pretty decent job of categorizing people here.

lets say an African American man is a Democrat — are you going to say its because of Obama?
I would like to think it is because he identifies with the liberal cause after looking at the issues, like a normal Democrat — not because he is “expected” to support one side or the other.

I don’t understand why race should matter to either side. The real factors here are economic background and location, and race often correlates with them, but doesn’t really have anything to do with whether or not somebody should be a Democrat or a Republican.

         

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