Jon E. Garrett
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November 14, 2012

Conservatives are the new what?

Larry Klayman

Well it looks like blacks and conservatives have finally found some common ground. After President Obama received 93 percent of the African-American vote in his recent successful reelection bid, Republicans have struggled with how to broaden the party’s appeal to minorities (Obama also won the Hispanic (71) and Asian (73) vote).
While, several notable Republicans and conservative talking heads have suggested it is time to change the party’s stance on immigration reform and GOP rising star and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” and make a concerted effort to reach a broader swath of voters with an inclusive economic message that pre-empts efforts to caricature the GOP as the party of the rich in an interview with – former Justice Department prosecutor and Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman suggested in a recent article that blacks and conservatives of the GOP variety have more in common than not.

“With no racial slur intended, but only to employ the same lingo used sarcastically by many of Obama’s supporters to describe their past plight, if we do nothing and simply look to future elections to restore the nation, we will soon become the “new niggers,” relegated to the back of the bus – as the bus speeds away to quickly fall over the fiscal, social and moral cliff. African-Americans were right when they said this years ago, and we’re now right to feel the same way today.”

So, Klayman thinks that conservatives are on the way to being the “new niggers,” well I guess that explains the high turnout in the black community for Obama. I think most African-Americans can agree that we had enough of being the old ones. Joining a new pack just doesn’t seem prudent.

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