by Nadra Enzi, Contributing Writer
Grassroots conservatives and Frederick Douglass Republicans (FDRs) are the hope for real unity among traditionalists whose skin is Black and White, respectively.
Race relations under Obama are as bad as they were in my Jim Crow-lite youth- which is truly bad! His election (s) drove the Right crazy, particularly Establishmentpublicans at the helm of the RNC, US House, state committees, county committees, PACs, pundits, networks, social media, etc. They doubled down on profound ideological differences so soundly that conservative icons like Jack Kemp questioned their motives.
I’m not a liberal and didn’t vote for the president in either election cycle. My self-esteem isn’t dependent on his presence in the White House, so I’m NOT one of his diehard followers. It disgusts me how he parlayed the American Black experience and bi-racial heritage into a chisel used to chip away hard-won progress and foundational values. Thankfully, grassroots conservatives and FDRs work overtime to unite people with shared principles – not shared pigmentation.
Unlike Establishmentpublicans, whose fratboy smugness dismisses Black people unless seen on Fox News, grassroots conservatives and FDRs consistently engage traditionalists in places far removed from television cameras.
The state of race and the Right is unstable, like a stick of dynamite. We can’t continue allowing clueless Establishmentpublicans to light a fuse better left unlit!
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Hood Conservative. http://www.capblackishere.blogspot.com