During an appearance on CNN’s “Parker Spitzer,” radio personality Stephen A. Smith expressed his concern that “the Democratic Party has taken the black vote for granted for quite some time.”
We don’t sit back and say, “You know what, I’m not going to just give my vote to the Democratic Party.” I want to stand by as an individual, with individual opinions. I want to see what you’re offering if you’re the Republican Party. I want to see what you’re offering if you’re the Democratic Party, and I want to gauge what’s in my best interest. The black community has not done that for decades. Since the days of Barry Goldwater, for crying out loud. Or Lyndon B. Johnson.
At the same time, who in God’s name told us all that the Republicans are evil and the Democrats are angels? Excuse me. The last time I checked they’re all on Capitol Hill.
Smith is from Hollis, Queens. It would indeed be a merry Christmas and happy new year if black folks played hard to get and demanded competition for their vote.