ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith: Every Black Person Should Vote Republican For One Election

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  1. Revmitchell

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    ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith has offered an opinion that’s sure to cause some controversy.
    Again.
    While giving a speech at the Impact Symposium at Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee, Smith said,
    “What I dream is that for one election, just one, every black person in America vote Republican,” he said. “Because from what I’ve read, and I’m open to correction, but from what I’ve read, Barry Goldwater is going against Lyndon B. Johnson. He’s your Republican candidate. He is completely against the Civil Rights Movement. Lyndon B. Johnson was in favor of it. What happens is, he wins office, Barry Goldwater loses office, but there was a senate, a Republican senate, that pushed the votes to the president’s desk. It was the Democrats who were against Civil Rights legislation. So because President Lyndon B. Johnson was a Democrat, black America assumed the Democrats were for it.”
    True, but with a caveat.
    To be fair to Goldwater, he wasn’t against the Civil Rights Movement. After all,Goldwater was a founding member of the Arizona chapter of the NAACP. He helped integrate the Phoenix public school system. Goldwater also voted in favor of previous civil rights bills in 1957 and 1960. What he was against was “federal regulatory” in the areas of public accommodations and fair employment that was part of the civil rights bill of 1964.
    But back to Stephen A. He went on to say that if blacks did vote for the GOP would force both parties to make black concerns seriously.
    “Black folks in America are telling one party, ‘We don’t give a damn about you.’ They’re telling the other party ‘You’ve got our vote.’ Therefore, you have labeled yourself ‘disenfranchised’ because one party knows they’ve got you under their thumb. The other party knows they’ll never get you and nobody comes to address your interest.”
    Amen and amen.
    During his impassioned monologue, Smith likened blacks voting for Republicans to customers “shopping around,” essentially asking shops to “cater to them” so that they will do business.
    “We don’t do that with politics,” he lamented, “and then we blame white America for our disenfranchisement.”
    Hello. And look how well that’s worked out…
    I couldn’t agree more with Stephen A. Smith. Blacks have socially and politically marginalized themselves as a result of their unquestioning loyalty to the Democrat party.

    Read more at http://www.youngcons.com/espns-step...ublican-for-one-election/#WLspLiHskoOvJdZs.99
     
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    He has a point. And one would think that they disasterous conditions the first black POTUS is going to leave this country in, would make them want to do this, but they are hardheaded.
     
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    I have pointed out several times that there would have been no Civil Rights legislation had it not been for the Republicans!
     
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    I guess the first two posters think that Blacks will feel better in a party with guys like them. :laugh:

    Hilarious.

    What they should do is like the GOP was telling everyone to do a few years back. Go register in droves as Republicans.

    You'll get some of the really bad Repubs out in your local races and you get to nominate Donald Trump for President and then vote for whomever you want in the General election.
     
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    Everyone is entitled to air their opinion regardless of how brilliant or dumb it may be.
     
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    But you have failed to note how the GOP has changed to a racist party starting with the beginning of their Southern Policy. Times change Old, and the GOP has certainly done a 180 degree turn.

    Not only are they now the party of misery and death for the poor, the sick, those injured on the job, for women, etc. They are now well on their way to being the party of perpetual war.
     
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    So Republicans are just roaming the streets in packs looking for injured blacks and poor women so they can further beat and humiliate them, huh?
     
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    As you well know, they are much more subtle than that. They do it with immoral laws and regulations.
     
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    You have posters of Harry Reid and Al Gore on your wall, don't you?
     
  10. just-want-peace

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    Using logic with crabby is akin to describing a gorgeous sun-set to a "blind from birth" person; it might make you feel good but the effect on the other is zilch.

    Pity, as it seems that he has a reasonable amount of intelligence, but is sorely lacking in the wisdom dept.
     
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    Indeed. You demonstrate the latter almost daily.
     
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    Right :laugh:
     
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    And everyone on this BB knows just how true that is. Best thing you have ever posted in my opinion!
     
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    Times change but democrats are still the racists they were when they formed the KKK.

    The democrats in the Senate are proving you are wrong, Crabby. Republicans want to do something to stop trafficking. The democrats are blocking the bill because they want to continue the unfettered slaughter of unborn children! Baal rules the democrat party!
     
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    Are you saying the law against trafficking humans is immoral? Sounds like it!

    Baal rules the democrat party!
     
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    :applause::applause::applause::applause:
     
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    Can you fix that silly font?
     
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    Every Black AND White person should vote Libertarian.
     
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    That font has been blessed by Mr. Crabtownboy, resident purveyor of the truth?? about the democrat party which is ruled by Baal. If it is good enough for Mr. Crabtownboy it should be sufficient for all!
     
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    Can it be sufficient for all and smaller? :laugh:
     

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