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Trying to fix “stupid”

by Earl P. Holt III

The Chairman of the Republican National Committee recently announced plans for the RNC to spend millions of dollars and endless man-hours on “Minority Outreach” programs into black and Hispanic neighborhoods, in order to recruit this vast, untapped source of “Republican” enthusiasm.

Other than profoundly endanger many canvassers by sending potential victims into increasingly dangerous “hoods” and barrios, this ridiculous program will achieve nothing beyond perpetuating the RNC’s established practice of squandering and misspending funds donated in good faith by its party faithful. I do not make this allegation flippantly, as I will explain, below:When I lived in St. Louis, I occasionally observed a wealthy black couple who often attended Republican functions. When inevitably asked why they were Republicans, the wife candidly responded: “Because the lines are shorter.

Likewise, someone once quipped that all a black has to do is deliver a pizza to Republican headquarters in most counties and they’ll groom him for public office. The current RNC leadership seem particularly susceptible to what are often opportunistic and mercenary blacks feigning allegiance to GOP principles in order to benefit themselves in some manner.This is not to suggest that there aren’t some genuinely honorable and principled blacks who have found a home in the GOP: The difference is that the latter didn’t have to be actively recruited by the RNC for some sort of “team photo,” and managed to find their own way into the party because they were attracted by its message and philosophy, not its embellishments.

I suspect those who must be recruited (and presumably seduced by whatever benefits the RNC offers,) will feign loyalty only so long as the benefits continue, while voting for “Democrats” all the while. (They’ll spot those RNC recruiters coming from miles away…)

Colin Powell would appear to be a good example of a black man with little or no allegiance to Republican Principles who, nonetheless, is usually the first in line to accept whatever favors the GOP is willing to bestow. Although a public supporter of the Bolshevik-in-Chief in 2008 and 2012, a great many Republican “leaders” and RNC-types actually wanted to draft this phony hypocrite for a spot on the national ticket in several recent election cycles.

Another symptom of this phenomenon was evident when a black, former Alabama Congressman named Arthur Davis — who served eight years as a “Democrat” in the House and then ran as a “Democrat” for Governor — was invited to speak at the Republican National Convention in 2012. You read that correctly: A liberal black “Democrat” was permitted to speak at our Convention.

This should have created a storm of protest and been recognized as an affront to every loyal Republican — like Joe Arpaio or Phyllis Schlafly, to name just two — who have literally fought on the front-lines of America’s culture wars for many years, and for whom there have been few perks or adequate recognition.Instead, they were preempted by a “Democrat” with an American Conservative Union Lifetime Rating of 22%, and whose last year in Congress earned him a 7% rating. (That’s correct: He was getting significantly more leftist and partisan toward the endof his Congressional career…)Considering the composition of its more recent “Democrat” Caucuses, an ACU Congressional Rating of 7% would appear to place Arthur Davis somewhere between “Bolshevik” and “Taliban.” What kind of moral and intellectual pygmies would select someone like this to address the Republican faithful, and what did they have to pay him in the way of an “Honorarium?”

Unfortunately, when it comes to race, the idiots who staff the RNC seem to be as naive and foolish as the liberals they claim to disdain. Nevertheless, they fall for the same scams and lies as the latter, and these are legion. One in particular, which has cost Republican contributors tens of millions of dollars over the years, is the RNC’s earlier version of its minority outreach effort to a so-called “black Republican” constituency.

This has always been a pipe-dream and an utter failure: Blacks voted over 99% for Barack Hussein Obama in 2008, and nearly repeated that level of support for Obama in 2012.

Lower estimates are in error, and fail to consider that many of those ostensible “black” votes for Republican candidates actually represent the votes of whites living in so-called “All-Black” Wards and Precincts. Many of these are people who were simply too stubborn to engage in “white-flight” when their neighborhoods began to change, and have now lost most of the equity in their homes. Nonetheless, the latter are miscounted as “black” Republicans whenever they happen to vote in a national election.

This fact — scrupulously ignored by the RNC — has never deterred it from boasting of marginal gains in the black vote, despite what are obviously tens of millions of dollars squandered in the name of “outreach.”

As a former St. Louis Election Judge and Election Observer, on many occasions I personally witnessed this phenomenon of whites living in what are presumed to be “all-black” areas.

That’s because I routinely volunteered for polling places in areas where Republicans dare not tread, in order to combat the growing problem of voter fraud. Meanwhile, the imbeciles at the RNC drew large salaries, sat in safe and opulent boardrooms, gave each other impressive awards, and threw lavish fraternity parties for large donors. They haven’t got a clue…

This is why, despite hundreds of RNC solicitations by mail, e-mail and telephone each year, my wife and I refuse to contribute to the RNC. Instead, as we politely explain to hundreds of RNC telephone solicitors each year, we prefer to contribute directly to conservative Republican candidates, ONLY, because we do not trust the RNC to spend our money as wisely as we would.

Moreover, if it occurs to us to mention it, we also indicate our preference for Tea Party-endorsed candidates, to whom we have been quite generous the last few election cycles.

If like-minded individuals feel the same way we do, this may be the most effective means of reforming the Republican Party: That is, deny contributions to a leadership which has failed to earn our respect or our trust, and appears wholly unable to overcome its own stupidity.