ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith took a long, hard look at the state of affairs in the black community today and concluded that Democrats are taking advantage of them because they “know they’ve got you under their thumb.”
Smith was giving a speech at the Impact Symposium at Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee, and stunned liberals everywhere when he explained that he has a dream – “that for one election… every black person in America vote Republican.”
Young Conservatives has a rough transcript:
“What I dream is that for one election, just one, every black person in America vote Republican,” he said.
“Because from what I’ve read, and I’m open to correction, but from what I’ve read, Barry Goldwater is going against Lyndon B. Johnson. He’s your Republican candidate. He is completely against the Civil Rights Movement. Lyndon B. Johnson was in favor of it. What happens is, he wins office, Barry Goldwater loses office, but there was a senate, a Republican senate, that pushed the votes to the president’s desk. It was the Democrats who were against Civil Rights legislation. So because President Lyndon B. Johnson was a Democrat, black America assumed the Democrats were for it.”
According to the clip, recorded and first published by Breitbart, Smith clarified further that black people voting for the Republican Party would be a great way to get both parties to pay attention to the racial demographic’s needs:
Black folks in America are telling one party, “We don’t give a damn about you.” They’re telling the other party, “You’ve got our vote.” Therefore, you have labeled yourself “disenfranchised” because one party knows they’ve got you under their thumb. The other party knows they’ll never get you and nobody comes to address your interest.
During his impassioned monologue, Smith likened blacks voting for Republicans to customers “shopping around,” essentially asking shops to “cater to them” so that they will do business.
“We don’t do that with politics,” he lamented, “and then we blame white America for our disenfranchisement.”
Smith didn’t stop there, saying he’s “sick and tired of black folks talking about” racism. He explained that we know where the black community stands on racism, but it’s time to “gather a bunch of white folks in a white neighborhood” and try to understand how they feel about race relations in America.
Take a listen to his incredible speech below…
What do you make of Stephen A. Smith’s passionate commentary on race in America? Is it time that the black community start considering Republican solutions to the country’s problems? Tell us your thoughts…