What conservatives need to know is, insulting ninety percent of Black voters by telling them they’re slaves may garner applause at GOP dominated rallies, summits, and meetings, but it does little to convince Blacks to vote GOP. As a matter of fact, it repels us. Conservatives should also understand that contrasting Black Democrats with slaves is not only disparaging and racist, it is historically inaccurate and irrational. They argue that Black folks trade their loyalty and votes with Democrats in exchange for government handouts like welfare, food stamps, subsidies, and healthcare, which allows them to stay home and enjoy a laissez-faire life of irresponsibility. All they need to do is sit comfortably in their subsidized homes making babies and waiting for the government check, right? Wrong. That sounds nothing like slavery and hardly represents the statistics that define Black people. Someone needs to remind the GOP that the majority of people receiving so called entitlements of every kind from the government aren’t Black folks, they’re white, many of them Republican.
Not only is their depiction of Black people as lazy, good for nothing folks looking for a handout insulting, their grasp of history is absolutely pathetic. The slavery of our ancestors hardly consisted of lazy Black folks chilling at home while massa took care of them. Who does the GOP think worked those cotton and tobacco fields that made America’s southern states the economic engine of the nation? Comparing the conservative stereotype of Black people wanting the government to provide them with free food, housing, and healthcare while they do nothing all day in exchange for votes, with the cruel, inhumane institution of slavery, is a screwy, deranged, infuriating juxtaposition and an affront to both the current generation of voters and our ancestors whose lives were stolen by the horrible American crucible of slavery.