During a speech at Vanderbilt University, sports radio and television host Stephen A. Smith delivered sound advice to the black community.
Smith told the audience that in one election, every black voter should vote for Republicans.
He went on to explain his rationale: The consistent and overwhelming black support for the Democratic Party has significantly diminished the black community’s political voice.
Since Democrats take the black vote for granted and Republicans supposedly don’t try to address black issues and concerns, black Americans are in a political no man’s land.
Simply put, the black community would benefit from both political parties competing for their votes.
Breitbart reported on Smith’s speech.
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.
Smith also added, “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.”
An audio of Smith’s remarks follows:
Cross-posted at DeneenBorelli.com