Do you not want to build this party? or remain status quo

Posted: January 10, 2012 by Terrence J. Boulden in Uncategorized

I’ve been discouraged lately by the lack of enthusiasm that the blogosphere has had for welcoming the growing population of black Republicans into the fold. I have heard for many years, and have said many times myself, that our party is a big tent party. I believe we’ve got the best opportunity we’ve had in decades to recruit more people like myself into our party. Yet it seems that the only thing that generates responses out here in the blogs is conflict. If I post a video or a blog post about the growing minority movement in the GOP I get no responses. But if I attack a fellow Republican, I can generate 50-60 comments. Why are we more interested in seeing cat fights than building our party?
I want to capitalize on the movement that my fellow African-Americans are putting together to strengthen our party, but I can’t do it alone. It’s time we prove to the Democrats that minorities are not their slaves and they don’t own our lives or this country.
This is the time to show the country real change – that the Republican Party is the party of the future, not just the party of old rich white dudes. It’s time to remind everyone what we stand for – life, liberty, and the freedom to pursue the American dream.

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Comments
  1. Shaun Kenney says:

    Great post — and being a part of the party of free minds, free markets, and a free society we are bound to sharpen our sticks against one another’s ideas. Every Republican has got to out-Republican the person next to him, it seems….

    When that’s a healthy exchange of ideas, that’s precisely what we want. Emphasis on healthy.

    Of course, conservatives and evangelicals and Catholics and national security types and libertarians and objectivists and pro-lifers and fiscal conservatives and social conservatives and Tea Partiers all have to understand that there’s a great deal more out there that unites us rather than divides us.

    A focus on what divides us are the very factions that the Democratic Party thrives upon: culture, race, ethnicity, background, class, religion, you name it. They need factions… because without factions, they die.

    Republicans require conscience. Good consciences should be the voices that lead our party. Ill formed consciences should regulate themselves to the back bench until they’re ready to lead coalitions of dissimilar but like-minded allies… and they should be brought along until they are ready to lead.

    I gotta love a blog that brings up questions such as these to start. Great post — keep it up!

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