The Republican Party has fielded more than 30 African-American candidates this year, renewing a historic alliance.
In June, a Charleston businessman named Tim Scott won the Republican nomination for South Carolina’s First Congressional District, defeating Paul Thurmond, the son of state political legend Strom Thurmond, with nearly 70 percent of the primary vote.
And Tim Scott is black.
Even more surprising, Mr. Scott’s platform is a repudiation of Barack Obama’s agenda. He promises to support a repeal of the health-care law, simplify the tax code, and cut federal spending. Overall, the GOP has fielded more than 30 African-American candidates for federal office, including Ryan Frazier in Colorado’s Seventh Congressional District and Vernon Parker in Arizona’s Third Congressional District.
well, i definitely spend MY time reading ‘the christian science monitor’ for my news.
just a quick FYI for the right: being racist doesn’t always mean you don’t like black people. it may refer to another race. you like black people? i’m so proud of you. welcome to a mature society. please leave your mexican and muslim prejudices at the door.
black republicans are like jews for jesus. they don’t make sense. how one minority could be a republican right now is astonishing to me, considering the kinds of rights the right is attempting to take away from other minorities. from women, from mexicans, from muslims, from the gay community, from the poor, from the sick, from the old. if they think they are being supported in any legitimate way other than running on the ‘see? we’re not racist! we elect black people!’ ticket, they are sorely mistaken.