Star Parker recently wrote an excellent column at the Washington Examiner, Obama showing blacks how Big Government failed them. Please read the entire column, but here is an excerpt that caught my eye.
He’s not delivering for anyone. Blacks are hurting more because they were already in worse shape when Obama got elected. Bad policies hurt the weakest the most.
And it happens that the bad policies that have always failed are the big government liberalism that has defined modern black politics.
With further thought, blacks might realize it’s this same flawed idea–that growing government and electing black politicians would make blacks better off–that explains why blacks have remained disproportionately “hurtin.”
Take the Congressional Black Caucus itself. The average poverty rate in Black Caucus districts is almost 50 percent higher than the national average. Yet, these black politicians have 100 percent re-election rates.
I realize for their entire career these black politicians have scared the voters in their districts how everything is going to get a lot worse if they are not reelected. Their argument? The GOP only cares about protecting rich people, and the GOP will throw granny over the cliff. Will they ever overcome being afraid of the GOP? I believe it is possible when we have people like Star Parker on our side. We need more in the GOP who will not be afraid of challenging shakedown artists like Maxine Waters and Charlie Rangell. We let them get away with all of these scare tactics instead of pointing out how much greater the poverty rate is for their constituents than it is for the national average. The GOP candidates need to take this message and go on offense; we must do much more than just defending against the meme that the GOP only cares about the “rich” people.