We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
As the Republican Party hosts more and more black candidates, blacks continue to vote overwhelmingly Democratic. Why aren't blacks voting somewhere closer to 50-50 like the general population?
From a piece by Shadroui at Intell. Cons:
There are core issues around which whites and blacks can and should rally: economic empowerment, local empowerment, states rights, cultural renovation, school choice, the sanctity of unborn life, etc.
Fifty years later, conservatives and Republicans are still trying to convince African-Americans that these causes are not code words for racial attitudes held half a century ago, that many Americans sincerely believe that the path to empowerment now longer lies in Washington, D.C. or Jesse Jackson, that our nation, already tested by so many issues domestic and foreign, still offers opportunities that will benefit their children if they do the hard work of preparation.