Some of you know that my posts often appear on another blog, hiphoprepublican.com, along with a lot of very promising black Republicans. Congressman Trey Radel, who was just arrested for cocaine possession, posted a piece there a few weeks ago. It’s interesting to look at it in retrospect. Here’s an excerpt offered without comment:
“My love of hip hop never ceased and included the aforementioned Chuck D of Public Enemy. Chuck said it best, “our freedom of speech is freedom or death.” This is a message we can all get behind, Republican or Democrat. I find a conservative message in “Fight the Power” because I believe when government expands it becomes a political tool meant to oppress. We see it when Chuck D addresses oppression and the Civil Rights movement or references the Black Panthers. We see it when NWA, or even old-school artists like Paris, address harassment from law enforcement. Targeting and oppression is happening today, from the IRS going after political groups to the government spying on journalists and everyday American citizens.”
Link to the full article:
The GOP’s minority outreach program is like the gift that keeps on giving. The Michigan GOP decided to open an office in Detroit to make inroads into this long-time Democratic haven. The outreach center will be called the “African American Engagement Office.” I bullshait you not.
To top it off the GOP has tapped Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to headline the official opening of the office. Yes, the Tea Party darling that has spoken out against the Civil Rights Act, hired a neo-confederate campaign manager, and condescendingly lectured African-American students on the civil rights movement.
I thought it was an onion skit till I found out it was true.
“Targeting and oppression is happening today, from the IRS going after political groups to the government spying on journalists and everyday American citizens.”
To the incarceration rate of blacks far exceeding that of white guys like Radel for the same offense.
” I find a conservative message in “Fight the Power” because I believe when government expands it becomes a political tool meant to oppress.”
I nearly pi$$ myself laughing at this one. He must of been high as a kite when he wrote that one. The conservative message has been about oppression, its the conservative message they were fighting against.
Okay, went to this HipHop site (never heard of it before) and read this guy’s garbage. It’s pretty sad and the hypocrisy hurts your eyes. Also found out he’s a T-Party clown which speaks volumes about the site IMO. http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/19/3765335/tea-party-rep-trey-radel-busted.html
They post my stuff too, one of the few places in the Republican blogosphere that would. It actually makes them one of the broadest forums out there on the right.
This is the same guy that wanted folks on food stamps tested for drugs.
The hypocrisy is strong with the teabaggers/wingnuts.
I am shocked! Just shocked, I say!