Allen B. West

Vandals paint whiteface on black conservative’s campaign sign: Where’s the outrage?

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The Party that began the Ku Klux Klan cannot move ahead from its despicable past. The Party that began the horrific practice of lynchings still harbors its animus and hatred towards blacks. The Party that has always sought to denigrate, demean, and destroy blacks has only become more chameleon-like but remains the same animal. That Party is the Democrat Party and its duplicitous hypocrisy and angst is now focused on one type of blacks: those who are conservative and Republican.

Here in Florida where I reside, where there have only been two black Republican Members of Congress, Josiah T. Walls and yours truly, it appears the liberal progressives of the Democrat Party have reared their ugly heads yet again.

As reported by the National Review, “A Florida Republican congressional candidate’s campaign sign was vandalized with whiteface paint last week in a district with overwhelmingly Democratic voter registration. The attack follows a string of bias incidents against black Republicans.”

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“Glo Smith, who reports that she has also had a number of signs stolen, tells National Review Online she became aware of the racist defacement of an eight-foot-by-four-foot sign Tuesday. The sign was situated on private property in view of Interstate 10 in Jacksonville.”

I know Glo Smith and her story is one of individual triumph and success, which should be celebrated. However, in the real War on Women — especially conservative black women — she is to be degraded and disrespected by the so-called “champions of civil rights.”

Do you think there will be any coverage of this by the mainstream media? Will John Lewis, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, or Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) stand up and condemn this action?

Nah, I ain’t holding my breath. Especially after the 2012 election cycle when a TV commercial was done depicting me with a gold tooth, punching white women — nothing was said. And you may recall the “birthing tubes” cartoon of Condoleeza Rice and the white face caricature of Michael Steele. See, when you swim against the current of black dogma, in the minds of progressive blacks and white progressive socialists, you get what you deserve.

The vandal sprayed white paint over the face of Smith, very carefully in order to keep her eyes untouched. The National Review notes that “Smith is challenging long-sitting Democratic Congresswoman Corinne Brown (who is also black) in Florida’s Fifth Congressional District, a serpentine product of post-2010 redistricting where Democratic registration is above 60 percent. This year two Republicans are vying to end Brown’s 21-year House career. Smith, a former staffer for Governor Rick Scott whose full name is Gloreatha Scurry-Smith, will face fellow Republican Thuy Lowe in a late-August primary.”

“We expect signs to be tampered with or stolen,” Smith says, “but not to this extent.” Her Republican opponent, Thuy Lowe, who was born in Vietnam, acknowledged that her own signs have been vandalized in previous campaigns and speculated that Corinne Brown loyalists may have been behind the attacks, adding, “Glo is well-respected in the conservative community.”

Interestingly, Corrine Brown’s office declined a request for comment.

The National Review says, “this incident follows a recent pattern of racist attacks by both liberal media and anonymous thugs against black Republican candidates, officials and office holders. In March, Ebony Magazine senior editor Jamilah Lemieux assailed Republican National Committee deputy press secretary Raffi Williams as “a white dude telling me how to do this Black thing.” In May, Bloomberg journalist Francis Wilkinson slammed South Carolina Senator Tim Scott as an “affirmative action” tool of right-wing extremists.”

I hope justice will be served and the perpetrators found. And if this does indeed lead back to the Democrat Party, it’s just another indicator of how narrow their definition of tolerance truly is.

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