It’s Black History Month, and what better way to start it on Fox News than by having a black conservative trash Democrats? The curvy couch crew of “Fox and Friends” was joined on February 1, by Crystal Wright, who runs the blog “Conservative Black Chick.” The conversation was about black voters, and how Wright thinks that out of the Republican candidates, only Donald Trump seems to be making a pitch for the their votes.
After Wright explains her support for Trump, host Anna Kooiman brings up Trump’s attempt to win the endorsement of black evangelical pastors back in November, and how that didn’t end well. Then she mentions that Trump, like many liberals, has spoken out about the lack of racial diversity in Oscar nominations. But then she brings the conversation to the subject of black support for the Democratic party, and loudly blows the dog whistle. Kooiman says,
On the other side of the aisle, let’s talk Democrats. And you have a theory that they are essentially buying the African-American vote. What do you mean?
Wright takes the opening, and dives right in. She responds,
I think it’s so sad when it comes to the black vote. Blacks have shown a slavish support for the Democrat party for over 50 years. And part of me wonders if the Republican party should even bother asking for the black vote because black Americans seem to like being political dummies. There’s — we’re the only race that has voted lock, stock, and barrel for the same party for over 50 years.
Just what does Wright think that the GOP has done for black Americans, other than say things about them like current House Speaker Paul Ryan said in 2014?
We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work.
Wright is young, so she may have missed the political realignment that occurred following the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which was pushed by a Democratic president and passed by a Democratic congress with help from some northeastern and midwestern Republicans. That law saw southern conservative Democrats bolt from the party, and it is conservative southerners who now wield most of the power in the GOP. Call it “slavish” devotion if you wish, but those black voters who Wright thinks are “political dummies” understand that it is in their best interest to vote for Democrats. All the GOP seems to want to do for black Americans is stop them from voting at all.
Here’s the video of Wright’s comments, via Fox News:
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