During the 2004 election, President George W. Bush increased his share of the black vote. He did so in part by questioning black voters’ support for Democrats at Democrat strongholds such as the Urban League’s annual convention, where he quoted Charlie Gaines:
Blacks are gagging on the donkey but not yet ready to swallow the elephant.
A new video produced by Rebel Pundit and titled, “Chicago Activists Unchained, Destroy Black Leadership,” reminds me of President Bush’s terrific Gagging on the Donkey speech.
In the potent new video, Chicago activists Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold “Noonie” Ward, explain that Black Americans are in an “abusive relationship with black leadership.”
The money quote is Paul McKinley’s description of the abusive relationship:
“They always talk about black on black crime, and when you hear the words black on black crime, the first thing you think of is a black man robbing you or breaking in your house, and that is a black on black crime. But lets take it one step further. There’s a black on black crime down in city hall, there’s a black on black crime down in all the state capitols in America, where all the black folks are voting against our interests.”
According to Rebel Pundit, even though McKinley, Watson, Carter and Ward are recognized as leaders among the community, local mainstream media refuses to give them a platform. Perhaps that has less to do with fact that they have all served time in prison and more to do with them questioning the injustice caused by the oppressive Liberal/Progressive Democrat agenda.
During his 2004 speech at the Urban League’s annual convention, President Bush also questioned black voters’ support for Democrats:
- Does the Democrat party take African American voters for granted?
- Is it a good thing for the African American community to be represented mainly by one political party?
- How is it possible to gain political leverage if the party is never forced to compete?
- Have the traditional solutions of the Democrat party truly served the African American community?
- Does blocking the faith-based initiative help neighborhoods where the only social service provider could be a church?
- Does the status quo in education really, really help the children of this country?
- Has class warfare or higher taxes ever created decent jobs in the inner city?
- Are you satisfied with the same answers on crime, excuses for drugs and blindness to the problem of the family?
The transcript of President Bush’s address to the Urban League is available here. Ten years later, I still recommend you read the entire speech.
You can learn more about the Democrat Party’s history of past oppression and present exploitation of black voters by reading Angela McGowan’s book, “Bamboozled: How Americans are being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda.”