The media usually takes two positions on black people running as conservatives. The first is to ignore them, the second is to mock them. In Colorado, the press is ignoring these men.
From Allen West’s site:
Three black man on verge of making history; liberals SILENT
Right now something historic is happening in Colorado – the rise of conservative black Republicans. Yet few other than those carefully paying attention are aware that the Republican Party is literally making U.S. history in the Centennial State because both local and national media have placed the story on black out. (Pun intended.)
The liberal-leaning or so-called “main stream” news media is fascinating. They rail, “Republicans have no black people”, then when some of us black folks emerge, reach out to and/or try to work with the Republican Party they ignore or under-report it thus keeping their own narrative alive. Could it be those same voices really don’t want to acknowledge black Republicans exist because they’re more invested in keeping a lie alive than in reporting truth and facts?
The Denver Post is the largest newspaper in our state. I was elected to my current position as state GOP Vice Chairman in March of 2015. A black-American elected in a landslide by a 98 percent white constituency. Not once in the year-and-a half I’ve held this office has the Post contacted me for a story, sought me for a quote, placed my picture in their pages or so much as bothered to ask a question. I’m the sitting party Vice Chair and as far as the Post is concerned, I don’t exist.
Casper Stockham is a black-American and the Republican nominee to represent Colorado’s 1st congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He’s not a maybe or a wannabe, he is ON the November ballot and has been campaigning for over a year! To date the Post has featured but one hashtag on Mr. Stockham in its quite robust online presence and given him one mention in its daily pages – that mention was in the midst of an article about his opponent, a 20-year incumbent Democrat.
Here is a young man right in their backyard running on a major party ticket seeking to represent the paper’s home city. Yet the Denver Post sees no importance in informing its readership about their own congressional race? Not when there’s a black Republican involved.
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Liberals hate the idea of black people being Republicans.
It destroys their narrative.
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