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I understand the concern that Mr. Raynard Jackson who is a long time Republican friend wrote in his “Washington Post” and “Freedom’s Journal” comments on what John Sununu said in reference to Colin Powell and Obama. Unfortunately his musings overlook the unfortunate stereotypical remarks that the Democrats led by Obama have made to blacks — to be quiet, put on their shoes and work for him despite his receiving 96% of the black vote while not giving up one seat on the Supreme Court for a black female forgetting we refused to give up our seats when our fate was being segregated; the closing of the minority outreach regional offices of the Small Business Administration so vital to the economic development of minority communities; the decrease in funding down from that of G. W. Bush for Historically Black Colleges and Universities; “Obamacare” legislation which will be funded not just on the back of Medicare recipients but will squeeze minority health practitioners who care for these and the poor; and so much more. Have you forgotten the dialect of Obama’s VP Joe Biden offensively saying folks were going to “Put Us In Chains”? How about Rev. Lowery who gave the concluding prayer of the Obama Inaugural now recently condemning all white people? Where are the democrats in holding back this racism gone wild or making their folks accountable.

I’ve put up with a lot of foolishness in my party but I’d call it ignorance more than racism and I have not hesitated to call folks on it. John Sununu for all his braggadocio is an interesting and memorable character bringing to the nation, roots of a Havana Cuban born native, who shares in a Hispanic heritage with Mitt Romney whose father was born in Mexico. When I came to the RNC, Sununu was the most welcoming of folks to me as a new National Committeewoman from North Carolina and the contemporaries listed by Mr. Jackson including G. H. W. Bush utilized his talents at every turn. He also had a behind the scenes hand in much legislation that positively affected blacks in higher education. Given the standards Mr. Jackson set, Colin Powell should have apologized for his remarks about the lack of competence for Sarah Palin as vice president, especially given the fact that as Governor of Alaska she presided over a state that is one-third the area of the continental USA, managed a budget, was the commander of that state’s National Guard and had a wealth of experiences that trumped then Senator Obama’s lack of legislation as well as base in community activism. Even the Congressional Black Caucus can’t point to a significant record of achievement for the Obama Administration with their constituents, but they “have his back” because he is black. No such cover would be provided for any white Republican politician. Obama has notoriously blamed so much on George W. Bush when he followed many of the same policies put in place to get bin Laden or expand his stimulus request. The hidden agenda in the room for this election is obviously about race which the democrats with a media buy in are using to shield the Obama Administration from any criticism of his policies, drifting support from Israel, seeming lack of willingness to defend our Libyan Embassy from a terrorist assault and many other negatives. Obama visited NY and NJ and they now have gas lines worse than in the 70’s, people are without food and power outages abound. It is clear that leadership has to be more than a photo op. I’ve stood up to the nuts in the Republican party and the racist where encountered and am often amused that the Jacksons of the world get a chance to spout off publicly about the faults of the party while those of us who put it in another perspective are often uncovered by the media, unsolicited for opinions based on being inside the tent and unfooled by those who sit by the door peeping in but unable to effect the change we need. I voted for Romney without apology for he improved the educational lot of minorities in Massachusetts; his gubernatorial administration was diverse; for those with a different focus, his religion makes us examine our biases; he supports marriage between one man and one woman; he made his money legally and has withstood an unrelenting attack on his use of capitalism which is what this nation is supposed to be about; he stands for freedom of speech and doesn't control me or what many of those around him say and he is unwilling to give up, give in, apologize or bow to others in defense of this nation. Now do you think the “Washington Post” will print this or Ed Schultz will call, for my party hasn’t abandoned me. I take it to them everyday when I think we’re wrong and I am unafraid to talk about all the good things we do right as my book Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Solutions for What Ails Us,  demonstrates for those who bother to read and can stand the truth!

Upon receiving her medical degree, Fisher participated in a residency at the University of Rochester in family medicine. In addition, she worked for two Fortune 500 companies, including medical director for Amoco in Chicago before retiring in 2000. Dr. Fisher is also the North Carolina Republican National Committeewoman and the only such black female on the committee. She is the author of "Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Solutions for What Ails Us, Book 1" available through bookstores or on line through Amazon.com and will be on Kindle before the New Year.
  • J.Hill

    Thank you for another perspective.

  • disqustbp

    Amen, Dr. Fisher. I hope he gives us all a break. I know what I’m about
    to say may seem curt but I have lost interest in writers of the ilk of
    Mr. Jackson. I only share his articles to point out the folly of one
    losing his/her way by giving sway to demagoguery over principle. Raynard
    has forfeited any credibility, as far as I’m concerned. Anyone wishing
    to call themselves a Republican yet voted for the most Liberal Senator
    in the history of the United States of America, and still wants the
    respect of being considered a Constitutionally-literate pundit, of
    sorts, has not good sense… political or otherwise. Once upon a time he
    was a decent writer, and every so often it looks as if he’s going to
    say something of value but doesn’t. I don’t know what anyone is paying
    him to write much of his most recent malarkey but it doesn’t seem like
    his best stuff… unless perhaps it’s to be compared to letters to a
    small-town newspaper editor to complain about his name not being
    mentioned for bringing “vanilla bean” vanilla (or in Raynard’s case
    double-chocolate chocolate with moose droppings err… tracks) to the
    church’s ice cream social to raise money for a stairlift. I often
    wonder if he’s trying to get Mr. Romney to notice him and give him a job
    to shut him up or Mr. Obama in order to keep him clowning.

  • disqustbp

    Amen, Dr. Fisher. I hope he gives us all a break. I know what I’m about to say may seem curt but I have lost interest in writers of the ilk of Mr. Jackson. I only share his articles to point out the folly of one losing his/her way by giving sway to demagoguery over principle. Raynard has forfeited any credibility, as far as I’m concerned. Anyone wishing to call themselves a Republican yet voted for the most Liberal Senator in the history of the United States of America, and still wants the respect of being considered a Constitutionally-literate pundit, of sorts, has not good sense… political or otherwise. Once upon a time he was a decent writer, and every so often it looks as if he’s going to say something of value but doesn’t. I don’t know what anyone is paying him to write much of his most recent malarkey but it doesn’t seem like his best stuff… unless perhaps it’s to be compared to letters to a small-town newspaper editor to complain about his name not being mentioned for bringing “vanilla bean” vanilla (or in Raynard’s case double-chocolate chocolate with moose droppings err… tracks) to the church’s ice cream social to raise money for a stairlift. I often wonder if he’s trying to get Mr. Romney to notice him and give him a job to shut him up or Mr. Obama in order to keep him clowning.

  • pat

    Good stuff right there!

  • Sue

    Thank you so much for your article. It is wonderful to hear someone truely stand up for this Country. I would say this magazine it 100% fair and balanced, we don’t get very much of that any longer. God bless you.

 

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