Today’s Quiz: who said the following?
“For too long, we Republicans have been content to lose the black vote because we found we didn’t need it to win, but when we gave up trying to win the support of African-Americans, we lost our moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln, as the party of equal opportunity for all.”
a) Theodore Roosevelt
b) Dwight Eisenhower
c) Richard Nixon
d) George H W Bush.
e) John McCain
Nope. The correct answer is Texas Governor Rick Perry. If a non-Mensa member such as Perry can have such thought-provoking, from-the-heart insight, maybe there is hope for the Republican party.
In the face of Donald Trump’s overt racism, and the lackluster patronizing by all other Republican candidates, it is refreshing to see a real, legitimate candidate attempt to address this issue.
Think of it… the voice of reason and logic in the GOP: Rick Perry. I would have lost a lot of money on that bet.
The message from the rest of the myriad GOP candidates, ‘more tax breaks for the outlandishly wealthy,’ may not be the direct path to the hearts and minds of black America.
Sorry Rick, yours is a voice in the wilderness. Pragmatism and rational thought are great in the general election, but only extremist dogma flies in the primaries, which are dominated by the higher percentage of wing-nut voters.
Start talking wacky (Obama hates America!), or expect to be eliminated early in the primaries.