Tea Party extremists and Dan Backer’s Stop This Insanity nonprofit have decided that they are losing at the polls, so they finally figure out that they need the minority vote and launched Restore The Dream 2014. This effort is an attempt to show that the Tea Party cares about minority black voters, especially since President Obama recently said that without the black vote democrats might lose the midterm elections. So in walks Dan Backer and Ken Blackwell of Groundswell fame along with a host of other right wingers like Star Parker to reach out to minority voters. You can read more about Dan Backer here. The question I have is where were they last year, and why only did they recently decide to try and cash in attract the minority black vote two weeks before midterm elections are held?

Gee, two weeks is all the caring they appear to have. It is almost as if to say they better scrape that minority vote up while they can. As for caring about them my guess is that as soon as they are done with those voters they will abandon the entire cause. Let’s not forget that it was the black vote that had the Tea Party challenger thrown out during the Thad Cochran versus Chris McDaniel runoff in Mississippi. That same minority vote cost the Tea Party dearly in that election. And as we have seen after that vote the Tea Party went around blaming black voters for their loss to Thad Cochran. But now for some reason they think that two weeks before midterms they can suddenly attract those very voters for other races.

 

Restore The Dream 2014 has on its board Dr. Martin Luther King’s niece as a figure head, which is supposed to rope in the uneducated who wouldn’t know that she only supports Tea Party causes. The rest of the group is comprised of Freedom Works and the usual suspects aligned with Tea Party extremists.

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It is apparently too little too late for Tea Party Extremists to come to the minority table asking for help, especially since they were not treated very well in Mississippi. And to come to the table two weeks prior to the election asking for help seems more than too little too late. It is nothing but shameful pandering to a base they never understood nor ever cared for.

 

  • Sr Camacho

    Wow, why all the anger?
    As a minority myself, I’ve always found it amazing that so many minorities are unaware of the history of the Democrat Party.
    The Confederate States of America, were made up of Democrat run states, and defeated and ALL slaves freed by Republicans.
    The Black Codes were put in place by Democrat governors in the south when they reclaimed power after Reconstruction.
    The Jim Crow Laws that are so touted as being “brought back” by Republicans were also put in place by Democrats.
    These were all overturned by Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Voting Rights Act of 1965, both introduced and voted in by Republicans and fought against by Democrats.
    All of this is common knowledge in our history books, (which might be why there is such a push to overhaul our schools)
    I consider myself an Independent, because although I am conservative in my own life, I’m very liberal in my interactions with others, and don’t believe anyone has the right to impose their beliefs on others.
    I’m not sure if my post will make it past the initial editing process, as it appears this site has a particular political agenda.
    I do hope that just because some might disagree, their opinions are still considered as viable.
    I think it’s way past time for minorities to be able to live their lives and voice their opinions as WE see fit, and not be “controlled” by the beliefs and actions of others.
    As a great Man once said,
    “I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state
    sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be
    transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.”

    • Ratcraft

      How dare you try and leave the plantation. Democrats will tell you the parties “switched”.

  • cacodoxy

    I am not a minority but I know many people who are. This does not always just happen with one party either, sometimes it happens a great deal more than that. And isn’t too late better than never?

  • Independent Voter

    Such an angry lot, these tolerant and diverse leftists. So full of hate, they spew lies at every opportunity, fearing the truth. They are being exposed for the tyrants they truly are, accusing others of what they themselves do. Right out of the Communist Manifesto, and the Alinsky play book.

  • ShaneBarber

    The author of this garbage doesn’t have enough conviction about the voracity of his pathetically juvenile rants to put his real name on them. The democrats have decimated the black family over the last 60 years…intentionally…and yet they still claim to be the ones who “care” about the black community. If it weren’t so sad, and so true, it would be laughable. I sincerely hope that Alveda is wildly successful in her efforts to educate and enlighten the people whom the democrats have sought to dumb down and oppress for decades! I have the highest respect for her, her father, and her uncle, and she is doing the Lords work! She and her movement have my full, unabashed support…morally, and financially. Shame on the author of this article. God Bless Alveda King!

  • the_Pilgrim

    Ironic that this “author” chose Marcus Crassus as his personification, since Crassus was a swindler, cheat, liar, land-grabber and slave owner/trainer/seller. Crassus was also a mass murderer and oppressor of freedom. So do tell all about how evil the Republicans are and how heroic are the Democrats. Like the actual Crassus, your words fall on deaf ears among the brave and free.