Very good show Funk. In most cases Hannity hits the right buttons, speaks the truth, and represents the pulse of most Conservatives, such as myself. Dr. Carson hit the nail on the head with several of his comments, but non more accurately than when he spoke of the inconsistency of the left and how they say they want tolerance, and yet they are the most intolerant group on the planet. When it comes to Conservative blacks and whites I wonder often which is worse to be called a bigot if you are white, or an uncle tom if you are black. Both are horrible in my opinion, but the left throws those words around like we use salt and pepper down south...which happens to be black and white. Carson also is more optimistic than I am when he says that maybe after the left get through calling Conservatives names, then perhaps they will actually listen to their message. That is a nice thought, but with politics being what it is, I know that's not going to happen. When it comes to race issues, the truth is that the left doesn't want to end the division, because if they did, what would these "activist" do. It's a sad commentary, but the reality is that black Conservatives will never be accepted by the vast majority of the mainstream accepted black leaders, because just as Carson said they think for themselves, and are not lock-step with these "leaders." Pretty said, but not surprising. In my opinion the test of someone really being open-minded and tolerant is in how willing that person is to listen to an opposing view and not call some one a name, or start hollering and ranting and raving. Unfortunately this is the direction that most of the left usually take when debating, because they have a difficulty defending their views on substance and facts. Many also like to through in emotion because their facts usually don't add up. Once again, another sad commentary.
1.JM, you proclaim to be a liberal with an open mind and in general I agree with you; however how will you find out if you have preconceived misrepresentations of some conservative that aren’t if you don’t hear them out because you don’t like Sean Hannity? Dr. Benjamin Carson and Deneen Borelli are two of the prominent conservatives in the audience. I agree with them wholeheartedly and their values and principles are an extension of mine.
2.Again, I think you are leaving out some very important information about the ”Southern Strategy” and it has always been Democrats opposing the civil rights act as they also did in 1957 when Dwight Eisenhower was President. Al Gore’s daddy and fellow liberal racist Democrats filibustered the bill. My favorite Democrat of all times JFK even voted against it in 1957. So it would have been political suicide for LBJ and the Democrats if he hadn’t signed the bill after being passed by a majority of the minority party in Congress, sir!
President Lyndon Johnson was not a civil rights advocate
In his 4,500-word State of the Union Address delivered on January 4, 1965, Johnson mentioned scores of topics for federal action, but only thirty five words were devoted to civil rights. He did not mention one word about voting rights. Information about Johnson’s anemic civil rights policy positions can be found in the “Public Papers of the President, Lyndon B. Johnson,” 1965, vol. 1, p.1-9.
Johnson did not predict a racist exodus to the Republican Party - In their campaign to unfairly paint the Republican Party today as racists, Democrats point to Johnson’s prediction that there would be an exodus from the Democratic Party because of Johnson’s support of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Omitted from the Democrats’ rewritten history is what Johnson actually meant by his prediction. Johnson’s statement was not made out of a concern that racist Democrats would suddenly join the Republican Party that was fighting for the civil rights of blacks. Johnson feared that the racist Democrats would again form a third party, such as the short-lived States Rights Democratic Party. In fact, Alabama’s Democrat Governor George C. Wallace in 1968 started the American Independent Party that attracted other racist candidates, including Democrat Governor Lester Maddox.
1.Behind closed doors, Johnson said: “These Negroes, they’re getting uppity these days. That’s a problem for us, since they got something now they never had before. The political pull to back up their upityness. Now, we’ve got to do something about this. We’ve got to give them a little something. Just enough to quiet them down, but not enough to make a difference. If we don’t move at all, their allies will line up against us. And there’ll be no way to stop them. It’ll be Reconstruction all over again.”
2.So JM, because of Republicans I’m a free man able to speak my mind and make decisions for myself in my “Pursuit of Happiness”
To learn the true history you can’t rely on the establishment government, for how can they stay in power if the truth may be told. The information that I’m giving you is from the NBRA.
And here is the debunking about the lies of the southern strategy.
And the myth about southern white racist Democrats transforming into Republicans. These are the lies that are regurgitated over and over again until uniformed blacks actually believe it and are kept on the Democrat Plantation.
Funk, progressives/libs don't want to hear the truth. It is said by them that Conservatives want to keep the old establishment going, when in truth, its the policies of the left that keep the economic shackles on not just the low income blacks, but all low income people. Its crippling. I have stopped arguing. I am tired.I was watching that Hannity show and it was great. It showed there was still hope and that not everyone is brainwashed. Good post.
Thanks for your support, real life experiences and insight lholmes, Black American Conservatives II with Tea Party members next.