Saturday, August 20, 2005
Sure African Americans for Democracy grew out of the Howard Dean campaign, but we're ready to whup that Democrat Ass whenever necessary.
Why? Because we're loyal to the people, that's why we're here.
We ain't tryin' to ride donkeys, we're trying to put our collective Black foot up that Democrat Ass.
Now, I feel that it isn't necessary to go into examples of Black Republicans lovin' that elephant- just too cliche.
But I'll just give one example of an entrenced Black Dem who pissed me off and almost helped push me to the Republican Party (that is, until I got to the College Repubs meeting and they started acting like stereotypical Republicans).
I was at a political forum at Howard University once upon a time, and there were representatives for the Repubs, Dems, Greens, and the SEIU (don't ask me why SEIU was there, I don't know).
All the reps were Black males, and the brother representing the Dems was going on and on like a Teddy Ruxpin about how the Democratic Party is the party for Black folk- always has been, always will be (I guess we'll just scratch the first one hundred fifty years or so, including party starter head slave-owner in charge Thomas Jefferson).
Anyway, upon question and answer time I asked the brother why, if the Democratic Party loves Black folk so much, why didn't Bill Clinton sign an executive order banning racial profiling? The same question was actually posed by Bill Bradley to Al Gore during the 2000 primaries.
So the Dem brother goes into how racial profiling is a hate crime and how the Repubs stonewalled the Dems from passing hate crimes legislation.
An answer which, of course, had absolutely nothing to do with my question.
Unfortunately I couldn't ask a follow-up question, so I couldn't take the brother to task on why he had just:
1) danced around my question like Michael Jackson
2) insulted my intelligence by giving such a pointless answer
But he's still my brother. You know why? Cuz the only thing that mattered on the slave ship, at the slave auction, or breathing, was whether or not you're an African in America.
And who knows, massa could've bred our ancestors together at one point.
So whether you love to kiss ass or polish ivory, just remember that we the people have never experienced unalienable rights.