By any and all objective measurements, the Obama presidency has been an abject failure for Blacks:Â double digit unemployment, declining home ownership, shrinking net worth, decreasing college enrollment, especially at Black colleges, and non-existent government contracting opportunities for Black businesses just to name a few.
The homosexual community is masterful at PR.Â When you donâ€™t have public support for your position, many times a good PR campaign can usually do the trick.Â As I have written many times in previous columns, Republicans are horrible when it comes to PR and communications, even when they are right on the issue.
Blacks are totally disillusioned with Obama and the Democratic Party. Blacks are begging the Republican Party to give them a reason to vote Republican in the next election. Philosophically the Republican Party is in synch with the Black community on issues like family values, traditional marriage, lower taxes, education, and entrepreneurship.
Last week I couldnâ€™t help but watch with sadness the National Urban Leagueâ€™s annual â€śState of Black Americaâ€ť report being released at a press conference.Â This was their 39th annual report.Â According to their press release, â€śit has become the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics (including employment, income and housing), education, health, social justice and civic engagement. Each edition of the State of Black America contains thoughtful commentary and insightful analysis from leading figures and thought leaders in politics, the corporate arena, NGOs, academia and popular culture.
As usual, most of the media and most Americans have reacted so emotionally to this incident that no one is having a rational conversation about what happened.Â The coverage by the media and the discussions by Americans have been overly simplistic and lacking of context.
How can anyone, Democratic or Republican, justify voting to confirm someone who said on the record that she supports illegal activity? But, of course Republicans will cave in and vote for her simply because she is Black and they donâ€™t want to be labeled as a racist.
Though Priebus didnâ€™t know it, members of his staff had unilaterally decided that they no longer needed me and organized the event without me or my input. Just looking at the names of this yearâ€™s awardees, you can tell that I had nothing to do with it: Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Congressman Will Hurd (R-Texas), and Congressman Mia Love (R-Utah). They are good and honorable people whose election to Congress as Black Republicans were historic â€“ but not trailblazing.
Listening to Obama, you would have thought that America, especially Blacks, had full employment. But according to the Labor Department, the national unemployment rate is 5.6 percent and 10.4 percent for Blacks â€“ nothing to brag about in either case.
Liberals, whether in Europe or 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, have a worldview on immigration that makes absolutely no sense. And that was before todayâ€™s terrorism. These liberals believe that the world has a â€śconstitutional rightâ€ť to be in their countries, whether they came legally or not. Remember, in liberalism, â€śintentâ€ť always supersedes action.
I think Scalise could have survived the fact that he attended this racist gathering simply by being honest about the fact that he attended and it was a huge mistake. He could have asserted that his body of work in public office has proven that his views are not consistent with what the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO) represent.