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Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Where are the black Republicans?

Apparently, all black people walk, talk, eat, pray alike and fit squarely in the Democrat black box, basking in the glow of liberalism. There’s also, apparently a “black issues manual,” that all blacks must adhere to.

Unlike whites and Hispanics, blacks claim another phenomenon-- black ambassadors sometimes loosely called “our leaders,” who speak on behalf of all black and their issues.


Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial, in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. (Cliff Owen - AP)
Think Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Cornel West, etc.

Of course, many of us don’t call these clowns our leaders even though the liberal media trots them out over and over as the voices of black people. We don’t need ambassadors to tell us what to think and how to vote. If this wasn’t enough monolithic brainwashing to make you sick, gird your loins.

I chose to be a Republican because I believe in opportunity, educational freedom (school choice, vouchers, charter schools), economic growth and small government.

If you believe as I do, you will be called awful names by black Democrats. You will likely be hunted down by the “black police” to determine if you’re “black enough” and subjected to relentless name-calling and mocking such as “you just want to be white” or “how can you be a Republican.”

My response: “How can you be a Democrat?”

What’s curious is no other race, gives more than 90 percent of their vote to one party. In exchange for this block vote, Democrats, including President Obama, our first black president, take the black vote for granted each election cycle because they don’t have to work for it.

Since I began my blog, most of the hateful email and tweets I receive come from black liberals. I find this ironic since the Democrat party touts itself as the party of tolerance and as DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz recently said it is “the natural home to minorities.” Some tolerance!

To give you a taste of the kind of vulgar, distasteful and racist comments I receive, I thought I would share with you some unsavory tweets hurled at me while I joined BET’s Ed Gordon Tuesday night as the only black Republican woman providing analysis of President Obama’s State of the Union speech.

Cedric the Entertainer, as he refers to himself, didn’t like my commentary that Obama’s speech was more Obama blaming Bush, Republicans and everything under the sun for his failed policies. So, he called me a, “Dumb (expletive).”

A series of more vulgar tweets were made by his followers.

In America, no matter what your race, you have the freedom to believe in any religion or support any political party you choose. What’s really pathetic about these racist attacks is instead of responding with a counter viewpoint, people like Cedric and others respond with ignorance.

Crystal Wright is the editor of the political site, www.conservativeblackchick.com

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