by Trey Coleman
It’s not far fetched to say that the Republican party is out of touch with the African-American voter. The party has alienated the black vote so much that blacks vote democratic at a disproportionate number. The demographics in the US are changing and the Republican party can no longer depend on the white vote to win the presidency. The party has to begin a courtship of the black vote. I believe that the core values of the Republican party appeals to blacks. Before I’m accused of being a traitor or Sambo, allow me to explain my position.
First, the Republican party must effectively communicate our core values which are God, family, a strong community, and education. Secondly, tone down the rhetoric and adverse speech. Third, the speeches have to be of inclusion of minorities rather than excluding. It’s a fact that most blacks strongly believe that the Republican party is racist and listening to some of the rhetoric, I can understand the apprehension. At the same time, I’m open-minded enough to see past it. Theodore Johnson, Naval Officer and White House Fellows alum stated that it is not our ideas and goals that are wrong, it is our expression and execution. We believe we have the best solutions to all of our country’s challenges, but we need you. Without your voice, our approach will always be tone deaf.
According to Blackdemographics.com, since 1977, African-Americans have voted 85-95% Democratic. Mitt Romney garnered more African-American votes in 2012 than Mccain in 2008, but he didn’t do enough. In my opinion, he should have been knocking on doors in the battle ground states, allowing people to get to know him.
The past two elections proved that people want change. The poor and disenfranchised have been crying out for help for years. The Democrats have campaigned on this, but are blacks truly getting the help they need? The Republicans want everyone employed because if you’re working, you’re supporting your family and building a strong community. When your productive, crime is going down, taxes is going down and your spending money which benefit the economy.
Lastly, the party must vote on a immigration bill and stop labeling Hispanics and Mexicans when they come to this country as illegal immigrants. They come for a better quality of life and are looking to support their families.
My name is Trey Coleman. I’m blogging to give some insight on politics, music and entertainment. I’m a Republican. I believe in a capitalistic society and the separation of church and state. Check out my website Treystruth.com and follow me on twitter at Treys Truth.