Originally posted by Kevin41:
Freedom of thought is okay as long as it fits in with the reality one faces. If one affiliates themselves with someone who has been and is clearly still detrimental to them, then they are confused, not unique. I always ask black conservatives and republicans to explain things in terms of policy outcomes and to look at the legislative histories of those they want to be affiliated with and to make sure that those people are truly thinking in their best self-interest. I have yet to hear a black republican or conservative offer an alternative to affirmative action in light of the rampant discrimination and unfair practices they see on the news daily. JC Watts left because he did not get any input into the party decision making process. hell, they do not even have delegates of color in their national convention, let alone policy makers
So what makes you think that the independent thinkers in this forum aren't talking about the reality that they face. I gather from your response that anybody who doesn't carry the party line as dictated by our esteemed leaders they are confused. I know that I live in a different part of the country but what rampant discrimination and unfair practices do you see on a daily basis. For sure this country has some serious issues to deal with but every day on the daily news, I must be watching the wrong channels. As for policy, what is it about lower taxes, school choice, welfare reform and a host of other conservative ideas that democrats seem to fear.