Time to Be Heard: Glenn Beck's black conservative summit Part 1
In the first segment, Glenn Beck and Fox Business reporter and commentator Charles Payne toured the neighborhood where Charles grew up. The segment was enlightening about what Charles had to endore simply for doing the right thing. This is what bugged my about Charles and some of the black so called conservatives though. They admitted voting for Barack Obama. Now that I think about it, it was a good thing I wasn't in attendance. People know that a sniff out a hypocrites a mile away. Black so called conservatives who pulled the lever for Barack Obama and are now criticizing him lack a lot of credibility to even call themselves conservatives. I don't believe I've ever ripped on black conservatives since I created this blog over five years ago. I need to correct myself, I did rip on Michael Steele frequently and still do. As an American of African descent, it never dawned on me for one nanosecond to even consider voting for Barack Obama, and here's why that is. Barack Obama came onto the national scene at the Democrat National Convention in 2004. The only thing that separated Obama from other hard left liberals was the color of his skin. As the election drew near, more and more details on the upbringing and radical associations of Obama came to light. These black conservatives as well as I knew this. They can't say that they went into the voting booth not knowing who Barack Obama truly was and what his intentions as president was going to be if he won. So when these same black conservatives criticize Obama, I have to give a sarcastic stare. I knew how Obama was going to govern, because I knew about his background and ideological views. I wasn't going to be two faced by voting for Barack Obama and then criticise him on how he's governing. I didn't check my conservatism outside of the voting booth on November 4th. I got asked a question a few weeks after the election here in Baltimore. I was asked by a black male who knows I'm a conservative whether I voted for Obama or McCain. I told him I voted for McCain. He asked me "where was my pride"? Being the sarcastic analytical wise ass that I'm, I turned the question around on him. I asked him who did he vote for in the U.S Senate race between Michael Steele and Ben Cardin. He told me Ben Cardin. So I asked him "where was his pride in not voting for a black man to become the first U.S Senator from our state of Maryland"? I didn't care so much about the pride issue, I just turned it on him to show how much of a hypocrite he was. I voted for Michael Steele, because his politics were way more in line with mines then Cardin. In other words, I voted for the "man" not his "skin". If Obama destroys our country by signing in some of the most radical legislation to be taken up in congress in decades if not ever, I can look myself in the mirror as a paleo-conservative and say that "I didn't check my principals at the door and voted for him to make it happen".