Democrats were not looking out for the best interest of the Black Community
By Denise Edwards
For many years, my husband, renowned radio commentator Ron Edwards, host of The Edwards Notebook and I have spoken out loudly and audibly that the Democrats were not looking out for the best interest of the Black Community.
When Barack Obama ran for office in 2008, it was the beginning of the end of many relationships, both in my family, and amongst my friends. One of my cousins told me directly that she would never let anyone know that we were blood related because neither I (nor my husband) had voted for Obama.
I was considered a traitor for not supporting “the man.” When I would present the plausible reason for not supporting socialism, I would get weak responses like “but he is black and he has swag.”
Wow, as a State Senator, he voted twice to give no medical support to any baby that survived an abortion. Let them die on the tray was the end result of that vote. When I would share this, it was dismissed for ideas such as “it doesn’t, matter it is our time.”
Apparently life becomes irrelevant when it is “our time.” I met a woman one day during that election season from a neighboring country and she wanted to know why Americans were so enthralled with Obama. She said it seemed odd the worship-like response that he was receiving.
I told her it felt like a spell had been cast upon the nation; a veil to blind them from the truth of his real agenda. Well, I guess the drug is wearing off. Nothing kills a buzz like a cold dose of reality. The honeymoon is over and now the results of this consummated union has settled in on the Black Community.
The “man with swag” has walked right past the black community with not so much as a backward glance. He stated in a recent press dinner when asked about his bucket list now that he was near the end of his term, what did he want to accomplish and he says with resolution that he only had a list that rhymed with bucket list and he listed various items that go on the list.
I think the black community can now awaken from her stupor and begin to look in another direction. I was encouraged to read the article on Pastor Corey Brooks from Chicago, as reported by Penny Star.
Corey Brooks, pastor of New Beginnings Church on the infamous south side of Chicago, wants Republican presidential candidates to speak to his congregation, because being black doesn’t mean you have to be a member of the Democrat Party – which he says has failed to help his community.
I am glad that a sense of reasoning is taking shape.
I think it is time for the dialogue to begin again and for the black community to embrace the platform of the Republican party which has long held up the traditional values that once meant so much to many; black and white.
It is high time for everyone to step back and take a closer look at the choices that have been made in this country and the end results.
I think Pastor Brooks is extending an invitation that should be sent out from many communities across the country.
We are going to have to establish a two-way line of communication that is not scripted by the liberal media. I am also convinced that the greater answer for the Black Community lies within the frame work of our founding principles. We must revisit the terms and conditions that made America great.
Despite all of the attempts to rewrite history, and to stamp the hand of God out of the records of our development, you cannot achieve the fulfillment of a healthy and wholesome country outside the bonds of his word. Obama has served our country, and he has fulfilled his agenda and the dictates of the ones that lead his heart.
Now that we have tasted most of the finished product, the nausea has kicked in, and no amount of ginger ale can quench this stomach pain. We as a nation have been served a crock of deceptive stew.
The stench of those leftovers has wafted into the nostrils of the “swag” voters and they can’t believe they ate the whole thing.
I encourage the Republican candidates to deliberately choose to go into the Democratic strongholds and have honest dialogues.
Don’t put on the black face and the “ebonic-style” dialect that one of the current democratic candidates has used to try and connect with the black populace.
Women Defending America would be happy to connect with any republican candidate that wants to speak to the people in the Metro Detroit area and help them get their message across in a way that builds healing and brings solution.
This is our invitation from WDA call us Carly, Call us Ben, Call us Donald… Let us know that you understand and we would be happy to assist in presenting your message to a group of people that want to listen to your plans for America.
Denise Edwards is the National Communications Director for Women Defending America contact her here.