The National Black Republican Association has demanded that President Obama apologize to them for the Democrat Party’s long, sordid history of racism. Quoting author Michael Scheuer, they call the Democrat Party “the party of the four S’s: Slavery, Secession, Segregation, and now Socialism,” and they want President Obama to issue that apology ASAP.
Ann Miller of Examiner.com notes, “The NBRA is not asking this of our government, our country, American citizens, nor the Republican Party. They are asking it solely from the Democrat Party”.
The black Republicans put the blame for America’s racial problems right square on the shoulders of the Democrat Party. They believe the Democrat Party socialist policies actually harm blacks instead of helping them, and serve to further racial tensions through victim-mongering. Further, they ask Democrats to stop ‘issuing unwarranted apologies on behalf of America, while simultaneously using racial politics for partisan political gain.’”
“The Democratic Party Owes Blacks an Apology” by Chairman Frances Rice, explains their reasoning.The detailed analysis makes several points, including:
- The Democratic Party actively fought civil rights from the Civil War through the 1960s. The major laws of the civil rights era were championed by Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed with greater support from congressional Republicans than congressional Democrats.
- The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was himself a Republican. Democrat Senator Robert Byrd called Dr. King a “trouble-maker” who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited. (Local note: St. Louis civil rights leader Homer G. Phillips and the first three African American aldermen were all Republicans.)
- Democratic economic policies, including the New Deal, have been harmful to blacks by fostering dependence on government in general and the Democratic Party in particular. “Democrats have been running black communities for the past 40+ years and turned those communities into economic and social wastelands with their failed socialist policies. The despicable election-year strategy of the Democrats is to keep blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats.”
- President Obama’s policies have accelerated black governmental dependence. The report charges that Obama put a poison pill in the Stimulus Bill that kills welfare reform, so that tax dollars can no longer be used to help the poor become self-sufficient through job training and child care assistance. “Instead welfare will, once again, become a government handout that keeps poor blacks mired in generational poverty. Welfare has destroyed the black family, and Uncle Sam has replaced the father in black urban homes.” After Obama worked to end the school choice opportunity scholarship program in the District of Columbia that helps poor blacks get a better education, he produced a budget that eliminates the $85 million designated for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Obama should make the apology. He’s so experienced at apologizing.
Hat tip: Dana Loesch on Twitter. Also linked under Headlines on her web site.