Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Black America’s blind support for the Democratic Party has begun to erode as the Democrats have begun to panic. For 50 years, the Democratic Party has used fear, racism, and empty promises to control Black America. They promised a main course meal, but only delivered appetizers. However, many in Black Americans now realize they have been used. They are becoming independent thinkers and are now considering the Republican Party. Republican Tim Scott has become the first black U.S. Senator elected from the South since Reconstruction. He is also the lone black senator amongst 100 senators.
Democrats fear black Republicans and have done everything to defeat them in the past, including Lt. Col. Allen West in 2012. Democrats undermined Mai Love’s congressional win was because she is black. Other black Republicans had Oreo cookies thrown at them, claiming they were black on the outside and white on the inside.
Democrats have always used racism to control the Black America. In the 1860s, Republican President, Abraham Lincoln fought with the Southern Democrats to prevent slave states from dividing the Union. Many Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War in 1868. Several prominent Democrats were KKK members including President Harry Truman; Hugo Black, who was appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Supreme Court; and the Democrat Majority Leader, Robert Byrd, who was not only a KKK member; but a Grand Kleagle, a recruiter for the KKK.
In the 1960s Martin Luther King, also a Republican continued the fight against the Democrats, ultimately sacrificing his life for his dream of equality. It was Republicans and a black Republican by the name of A. Phillip Randolph, who organized King’s March on Washington in 1963, which was opposed by Democrat President John F. Kennedy.
Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson, who as a senator, fought against the Civil Rights Act in 1957, was known as a racist. Eventually Johnson pushed for — and signed — the Civil Rights Act.
For the next 50 years, Democrats believed they “own” Black America as long as Black America was poor and dependent on the federal government, which is modern day “slavery”. Many in Black America were not aware of this racism and voted blindly for years on the assumption that the Democrat Party was friendly to them. Now, with the election wins of Congresswoman Mia Love and Senator Tim Scott, Black America is waking up and many are beginning to leave the Democrat Plantation.
President of the South San Joaquin Republicans