Platko is no longer a â€śchildâ€ť and as a 69-year-old elected official of a town with over 50% minorities living in it, she may want to look up the definition of the word nigger and stop using it. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, 1976 edition, â€śnigger is Offensive Slang. A black or member of any dark-skinned people.â€ť
I canâ€™t decide if the Republican National Committeeâ€™s (RNC) minority outreach effort is more like watching a sitcom or a soap opera dubbed â€śThe Young and the Foolish.â€ť In another twist to the organizationâ€™s Growth & Opportunity Project, to attract more voters of color to the GOP, the RNC hired former realtor Amani L. Council to the newly appointed position of Director of African American Communications.
Agitated by the vitriol hurled at Carson, one of the worldâ€™s preeminent pediatric neurosurgeon, I thought it was timely to remind everyone Carson, though a new face to the movement, certainly isnâ€™t the only black conservative to be assailed by the left. Daily black Janes and Joes are verbally abused for choosing to call themselves Republican or conservative.
Since the beginning of time, before marriage was formally recognized by state laws, it has been defined between a man and a woman not just for kicks but because people of the opposite sex have coupled off to procreate, as a means to continuing society. It takes a man and woman to biologically create a baby, so naturally society began to recognize marriage between a man and a woman to encourage stable families and cultures.
Evidently, it takes four months and 100 pages for the RNC to figure out why the party lost the 2012 presidential election and how to fix it. Most of conservatives could tell you in three paragraphs. Those 100-pageÂ Growth & Opportunity ProjectÂ tome was billed by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus as a â€śbold, raw, realâ€ť autopsy of the state of the GOP. Bold in what? Itâ€™s length? Raw in itâ€™s stupidity? Real in its predictability?
As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, whatâ€™s new about CPAC this year is its rich diversity, not whoâ€™s not attending. A young black woman, Chelsy Smith of Cincinnati, told me she that she had noticed a lot more black conservatives attending CPAC, and that â€śIt makes you feel like itâ€™s okay to be a Republican.â€ť
The Obamas think theyâ€™re celebrities instead of public servants. They appear on late night talk shows, shaking their booty andÂ crooning slow jamsÂ with Jimmy Fallon, luxuriating in fundraisers with Hollywoodâ€™s elite, golfing with Tiger and of course presenting Oscars. By the looks of it, President Obama and the First Lady seem to enjoy mingling with celebrities more than doing the jobs theyâ€™re supposed to.
President Obama is good at spending money and very adroit at blaming Republicans for the many failures of his presidency. Â Four years under his belt and another four to go and Obama continues the blame game with gusto. NowÂ ObamaÂ is topping his own standard of hypocrisy and blaming the $1.2 trillion sequester on Republicans when the idea was Obamaâ€™s in 2011.
An increasing number of blacks appear to finally be getting angry with Obama. Itâ€™s just too bad it took four years and voting for Obama a second time for blacks to realize the president doesnâ€™t care about their interests.
Is the Republican National Committee just â€śstupidâ€ť as Gov. Bobby Jindhal (R-LA) implied last week, or just hell bent on business as usual, ignoring the minority vote tilâ€™ the next century? Either way, the same people who insisted Mitt Romney be anointed the GOP 2012 presidential nominee are the same people now in charge of the partyâ€™s image makeover and recruiting voters of â€ścolorâ€ť to the party: Yes, middle aged and old white men.