Tuesday, March 3, 2015

What Happened?

What do Clarence Thomas, Mia Love, Tim Scott and Ben Carson have in common? Probably a lot of things, but I will only mention a few. They are all Black, they are Republicans and Democrats do not like them. Republicans like them a lot and Republicans appreciate and respect these individuals. This pretty much shouts that Republicans are no more racist than the rest of the country.

Were you aware that from 1870 to 1935 all Black people elected to Congress were Republicans? From then until 1997 all Black people elected to Congress were Democrats. What Happened?

Franklin Delano Roosevelt happened. In response to the great depression using Executive Orders and Congressional laws, FDR enacted policies that suppressed business and growth until World War II. By this time there were enough people on the dole that Democrats were assured of a majority for the next thirty years.

What were the Republicans doing? The Republicans were split. The Conservative Republicans wanted none of this – they preferred a growing economy, while the liberal Republicans wanted to accept the policies and try to make them more efficient. As we can see in our government today, the “making liberal policies more efficient” plan did not work.

The political result was that the Democrats got the Presidency for the next seven of nine terms during the period from 1937 to 1963, while at the same time Conservatives controlled Congress.

The Conservative Republicans of 1933 were right. Roosevelt policies killed growth in the country until after he died. Mostly no one cared, since Roosevelt policies had everyone in poverty and he was giving them a government lifeline to survive.

Does this not mirror what President Obama is doing? While killing growth he is putting more people on the dole, so they vote for Democrats the next thirty years. Again the Republicans are split. We have a few Conservatives that are trying to hold the country together and help it prosper and we have liberal Republicans like John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and John McCain trying to find ways to make liberal policies more efficient.

Obama is wooing the Hispanic vote to the Democrats by giving free stuff again. It worked last time and it will probably work this time. As long as we keep electing liberal Republicans who want to keep their job more than they want to do what is right for the country, we will never solve our problems.

So what happened? The Democrats found a way to drag the Black people to their party and they seem to be successful keeping them there with the same policies. Why do Democrats hate Black Republicans? Because of another thing Clarence Thomas, Mia Love, Tim Scott and Ben Carson have in common. They have a message to other Black people that they can do better than take the pittance the Democrats offer them. Why do you think Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican? I contend it was because he knew the Democrat message and intent was oppressive.

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