"In the words of Johnny Cochran, if there is no spit, you must acquit," quipped Kevin Jackson (left), author of The Big Black Lie, referring to spurious charges that Tea Partiers had spat upon Rep, John Lewis during a demonstration in front of the Capitol last March. Jackson and other conservative black leaders sparred with hostile reporters yesterday at the National Press Club.
"In short, Black Conservatives are political eunuchs," writes a clueless and condescending James Lee in the comments of Dave Weigel's report on yesterday's Tea Party Express National Press Club event featuring a stellar line-up of authentic black Tea Party voices. These "articulate and bright and clean" fellow Americans had come together to speak out against the specious accusations of racism being hurled at us of late by the NAACP and other members of the racial-grievance community. But James Lee in the comments saw right through their act:
Black Conservatives have no significant constituency that they represent. They are called upon to provide cover for White Conservatives who enjoy attacking African Americans and other minorities.
That is their only function. Most African Americans don't know who these Black Conservatives are and what they represent.
They have no influence in the Conservative movement either — except to be trotted out to rebutt charges of racism. Otherwise what unique perspective or what added value do they represent?
"I don't see it that way at all," we commented, countering the grievance-community narrative:
Like the Mama Grizzlies and Sistah Grizzlies — that's what I call myself — these courageous black Tea Partiers aren't taking orders from proselytizers of the politically correct grievance community. They've read and taken to heart the Declaration and the Constitution and are determined not to let the we-know-what's-best-for-you crowd turn the lights out on the Shining City. I invite you to listen to two of them that I have come to know via the internet, Cedra Crenshaw, who's fighting the Chicago Machine and winning and Herman Cain, whose words "Stay inspired: We the people are still in charge" are an inspiration.
"We're the ones who don't have chains on our brains, and they hate us for it," declared a spirited AlfonZo Rachel of PJTV (click here for one of his mesmerizing rants) at yesterday's Press Club event, but the usual suspects weren't listening. Shouting over the voices of the speakers they were supposed to be "covering," they heard only what they wanted to hear. Black conservatives? Oxymoronic.
Update: Michelle Malkin "Buzzworthy" link!
Update II: Trendiing Memeorandum topic.