“Republicans and Democrats have used accounting gimmicks and competing government analyses to deceive the public into believing 2+2=6. If our leaders cannot agree on the numbers, if ‘facts’ are fictional, how can they possibly have a substantive debate on solutions?”
– J. C. Watts
We MUST Understand the importance and necessity of ‘Supporting those who support US’. With the same token We MUST also be careful of those who perpetrate to support us, but will switch sides at the drop of a dime. It is because of reasons such as this, that the Black community often goes neglected.
For too long, elected officials have played this “switcheroo-game” with the Black community and then expect us to get amnesia once they have been elected. There have been many occasions in which a candidate starts out as a Democrat in local elections. Then once they decide to climb the ladder a little bit, they flip to Republican.
In all honesty, they really don’t have an allegiance to any party or even the people they claim to represent. Instead, they use whatever affiliation has the most pull at the time to win their seat. Well, I say, ‘Hell No, Time-Out for this foolishness!’ And these Dumb A** Democrats need to recognize the game.
We MUST Understand, you can’t blame a politician for “politicking” because that is what they are going to do. So, to those Dumb A** Democrats, who can’t see pass these outdated games, ‘Wake Up!’ Because they are not going to change the game, so maybe you should.
These days, I care not to associate myself with any party. I choose to support candidates who have a track record of upholding their promises and commitments. When someone asks for my support, I ask them to tell me what they have done for my community and my people. If a person has not put in any real time and effort working for the Black community and asks for support – chances are they got something up their sleeve.
I can think of many elected officials who have played this game. Rick Perry is a prime example of what I am saying. He was first elected to the state House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1984. After five years he switched to the Republican Party in 1989. A year later, he ran for Agriculture Commissioner, and won. Many others have been guilty of doing the same and we are witnessing it now in real-time.
So, at the end of the day, all I am saying is, it does not matter what party a person chooses to affiliate themselves with or belong to. The main principle we should be concerned with and focused on is, which party or elected official has goals’, objectives and the most appropriate agenda to address the needs of our community. Therefore, I will end with the words of Rutherford B. Hayes. “He serves his party best who serves the country best.”
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