So as I sat here playing “Count The Black People” as I watched the RNC, it hit me: There aren’t many Black Republicans. At last count, I think I saw maybe 12 of them in attendance. Why is that? Could it be that Black Republicans are on the “down low” and hiding it from the rest of us? Abraham Lincoln, who had almost the same identical political resume as Barack Obama before becoming president, freed the slaves. For that alone, you’d think there would be more Black Republicans. However, we know the truth to be different.

We also know that it took years for Blacks to gain the right to vote, and we also know the struggle for equality. Could it be that Blacks have been rooting for the wrong team? What do you think? Could it be that the Democratic party has held Black people back? Or could it be that Blacks have held themselves back by supporting the Democrats? Sure I know that there have been more Democratic black appointees in gov’t than there are Republican. But just think about it: The Republicans have been running this country far longer than the Democrats have. That being said, are Blacks foolish for supporting the Democratic party?

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Are the Democrats, or have the Democrats “used” Blacks as a bargaining chip without any regard when it comes to winning votes? I’m just thinking out loud about some stuff here and maybe you can help me answer some questions. Of course you don’t have to be black to have an answer; honestly I’d like to hear opinions from all who reads this. Other than blacks themselves, who’s responsible for holding blacks back politically? Like I said, I’m watching the RNC, and I’m trying to count the black people. And I honestly don’t see an outreach for black votes from the GOP. Could it be that they don’t need them? Maybe they don’t. If you remember a few years ago, George Bush conveniently skipped speaking at ths NAACP National Conference.

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I know I’ve asked many questions. And I’m sure there are many more that I can ask or could be asked. But, I see alot of rich white people who happen to be republicans, and I see alot of black people who are poor. And lets be honest, don’t we all wanna be rich? But then again, very few Black people are comfortable as being labeled “uppity negroes” or “elitists” as white folks call them these days. Nor are they accepting of being labeled “Uncle Toms” if they’re sucessful and vote republican. So tell me: Would Blacks be better off if we were to support the republican party the way we’ve unanimously supported the democrats in recent histor? What if Barack Obama was a republican? Would your opinions be different?

What say you?