Tag: republican party

The question black conservatives always avoid

The question black conservatives always avoid

| November 21, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Like everyone else, I am processing the November election results.  I will write more about that later, but there was a radio exchange that I heard the night prior to the election that really got me thinking. On my way home from Baltimore, where I had been doing some […]

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Time for black Democrats to switch

Time for black Democrats to switch

| November 20, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive. So, I am going to propose something our national African American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It’s time for us to switch. No, not to the Republican […]

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Midterm election lies and consequences

Midterm election lies and consequences

| November 19, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a crisis many attributed to the managerial incompetence of President Obama for not preventing the disease’s appearance […]

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The GOP and black voters: The Republican Party could win African-American support with some issues.

The GOP and black voters: The Republican Party could win African-American support with some issues.

| May 21, 2014

The following is an interesting commentary on how the Republican Party can attract more black voters. What’s interesting is that so many opinion pieces on this topic ignore that fact that most black folks used to be Republicans prior to the Roosevelt years, were Republicans, especially faced with the segregationist stance of so many southern […]

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Weapons ban at Republican convention hypocrisy litmus test

Weapons ban at Republican convention hypocrisy litmus test

| May 20, 2014

We wonder how this weapons prohibition is going to play with a significant part of the Republican Party base that seems to ignore party decisions that have led to the Patriot Act and erosion of personal freedoms for Americans, vast support for corporate welfare and other policies that have proved a detriment to working class […]

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Republicans financing mainstream candidates over Tea Party darlings

Republicans financing mainstream candidates over Tea Party darlings

| May 9, 2014

We love a political dilemma. The Republican Party has enjoyed significant success on the backs of the Tea Party. On the other hand, there have been Tea Party candidates, who have expressed such extreme views that they have cost the mainstream Republican Party election victories or in the least refused to compromise once in office […]

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