Michael Steele shows how to stop a commonly used liberal race baiting tactic cold.
Steele was right on target. Liberals can talk all day and night about how 90% of blacks vote Democrat. To me it sounds very childish. It's like saying nah, nah, nah, nah, nah we have more colored people in our party then you do. That was actually how Wolf Blitzer tried to frame it. Michael brilliantly stated that the Democratic Party did nothing to earn the loyalty of blacks and other racial groups. Steele echoed what I've been saying since day one of this blog. The only thing of value that the Democratic Party has given blacks is "lip service". Sometimes I wonder what would the leadership of the Democratic Party do if they didn't have the "Republican bogeyman" around in order to target black "fear" against. Wolf like most liberals wanted to talk about the "quantity" of black support towards the Democrat Party, but he couldn't give any examples to Michael on why Democrats deserve 90% support. Michael brought up the fact that blacks live in concentrated poverty within the inner cities, and those cities have been run solely by Democrats for decades. Democrats have run the same public school system in which many blacks students either dropout or are pushed through the system in order to pad their "academic statistics". Liberal Democrats think it's actually normal for 90% of a racial group to belong to the Democrat Party. I believe it's a waste of political capital. No racial group should be overweight in one political party. The black overweight in the Democrat Party is the reason why Democrats can give "lip service" to blacks. They know they have their votes locked up. The old saying goes "why buy the cow, when you can get the milk for free"? I can't remember the last time Democrats on the local, state or national level said what they are going to do in order to help empower blacks lift them out of poverty? Democrat politicians realized they don't have to actually "work for the votes of blacks", they just "EXPECT IT" instead. This is the main reason why blacks who aren't Democrats are called "traitors" by black Democrats and even white Democrats. As the income per capita within the inner cities continue to sink further and further, what is the Democratic response? As unemployment among blacks out pace that of other racial groups, what is the Democrat response? As drug addiction and crime continue to plaque the black community on a percentage basis, what is the Democratic response? I don't even want to see 90% of blacks become Republicans. Their loyality should be to themselves and not to a party. The loyalty to the Democratic Party by many blacks reminds me so much of the movie "The Wiz". They danced with joy and believed in the all mighty Oz, they just never noticed Richard Pryor beyond the curtain. Everything that looks like gold always isn't.