Once again the Republican party is being advised to repackage or even “adjust” their message in order to enhance their share of the minority vote. The statistics are stunning but the advice being provided by liberals and media is disingenuous. The real question that needs to be asked is why minority conservatives scare the heck out of them.
This year’s Republican Convention highlighted several impressive black and Latino conservatives with very compelling stories. Marco Rubio and Susana Martinez are just two who will become future leaders of the conservative movement. The accomplishments of these exceptional individuals is not applauded by liberals or the press but muted and demeaned by the implication that they are merely “tokens.”
The Congressional Black Caucus is not for blacks just as the National Organization for Women is not for women unless they are liberal blacks and liberal women. Conservative blacks are left out in the cold as they are to be discouraged. They are ferociously attacked as “Uncle Tom” and castigated in vicious ways in order to shut them up, discredit their positions and discourage others from leaving the liberal plantation of ideas. Just ask Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, Tim Scott, Mia Love, Nikki Haley, Allen West, or Condoleezza Rice to name a few.
Republicans admire these minorities not only for their accomplishments, perseverance and strength of character, but for the additional courage they show by serving themselves up as punching bags to those who not only don’t share their views but are threatened by them. They present a challenge for the liberal establishment by showing that minorities can break free from this group-think and should be independent thinkers representing a range of ideologies, not just packaged as one size fits all.