Time For Blacks To Take Over The Democratic Party…

Democrats are all star­ry-eyed at the prospect that at the bare min­i­mum, come next year Nancy Pelosi will yank the gav­el from the puny hands of Paul Ryan a man who has demon­strat­ed he stands for noth­ing and will capit­u­late to any­thing.
Paul Ryan the man who could­n’t sup­port Trump before he could, a man who has now drawn an alt-right oppo­nent in the per­son of Paul Nehlen for his con­gres­sion­al seat in his home state of Wisconsin, a man who does­n’t know if he wants to stand and fight or run and hide from the chal­lenge.

But this arti­cle is not about a weak Republican Speaker of the House it is about a weak Democratic Party which has man­aged to turn off most of its white work­ing class, union­ized work­ers dri­ving them into the arms of the likes of Steve Bannon and Donald Trump.
Is race a part of this dynam­ic?
You bet!

But lets us nev­er for­get that many of these very same vot­ers in places like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio vot­ed twice for Barack Obama choos­ing him first over Hillary Clinton in the pri­maries, over war hero John McCain and in 2012 over Mitt Romney.
All three are white, Obama is black.

I was con­vinced that Barack Obama was going to be the first Black President, but I became dou­bly sure when I heard two elder­ly white women talk­ing in hushed tones in the cere­al aisle of my neigh­bor­hood super­mar­ket ” I don’t trust that Hillary, I’m vot­ing for that nice [fellow]Obama”.
The oth­er chimed in “me too.”

Barack Obama is now a twice-elect­ed ex-pres­i­dent with high approval rat­ings, what is not exact­ly clear is what has become of the Democratic par­ty?
Or the bet­ter ques­tion is, what is the Democratic par­ty?
Even as a polit­i­cal junkie I strug­gle to iden­ti­fy the Democratic par­ty, what is it where is it, is the Democratic Party Nancy Pelosi a woman even some in her own cau­cus says should step aside because she is a light­ning rod?
Is it, Tom Perez the head of the DNC, or is it Charles Schumer the New York senior sen­a­tor from Brooklyn?

The Republican par­ty is a tight­ly woven intri­cate machine that cul­ti­vates its vot­ers from the grass­roots, it has scores and scores of grass­roots orga­ni­za­tions and groups which are active­ly engaged in cul­ti­vat­ing and nur­tur­ing new swaths of vot­ers at all lev­els.
There is no dis­cern­able coun­ter­bal­ance on the Democratic side.

The fact of the mat­ter is that Black vot­ers are the most loy­al vot­ers in the Democratic par­ty. As one writer recent­ly wrote, Black peo­ple vote the Democratic par­ty into office so that they can nom­i­nate white peo­ple for posi­tions of pow­er.
That state­ment though true does­n’t begin to sum­marise the extent to which blacks the pow­er behind a fick­le and weak Democratic par­ty are being ignored by their par­ty of choice.

Black women, in par­tic­u­lar, con­tin­ue to work won­ders by turn­ing out in phe­nom­e­nal num­bers to elect their can­di­dates of choice as they did in Alabama not because they were nec­es­sar­i­ly in love with Democrat Doug Jones but out of Revulsion for a big­ot­ed alleged pedophile in Roy Moore.
It’s now time for the Democratic par­ty, what­ev­er that is, to ele­vate Blacks to their right­ful posi­tion of pow­er with­in the par­ty or face a pos­si­ble exo­dus of blacks from the par­ty.
A mass exo­dus of blacks from the Democratic par­ty would mean the end of the par­ty, con­sid­er­ing that it has no grass­roots orga­ni­za­tions active­ly cul­ti­vat­ing new vot­ers.

Black vot­ers should not wait for par­ty boss­es they must now demand that the demo­c­ra­t­ic par­ty hear their voic­es and give them the respect they deserve or launch a takeover of the Republican par­ty. Racist whites in the Republican par­ty who don’t like it can run back to the Democratic par­ty as they did to the Republican par­ty after the sign­ing of the civ­il rights act.
Hey, it’s pos­si­ble, the tea par­ty [Patriots] did it, why not?