RNC Panders To Blacks With Kwanzaa Statement

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The Republican Party has faced legitimate criticism in recent years for its inability to rise above the left’s personal attacks. While the conservative movement has fact and reason on its side, many on the right remain bogged down by false allegations of racism and bigotry.

As a result, too many party leaders find themselves pandering to special interest groups when they should be focused on fighting for policies that will benefit all Americans. In a move some feel fits that bill, the Republican National Convention Thursday issued a statement commemorating the cultural significance of Kwanzaa.

Although the “holiday,” which has existed for less than 50 years, was established as an exclusionary celebration open only to blacks, the RNC affords it significance equal to that of Christmas and Hanukkah.

A search of archived press releases at GOP.com shows the RNC did not commemorate Kwanzaa in 2012; however, the weeklong celebration is prominently featured on the site this year.

“I want to extend my best wishes to all who are celebrating Kwanzaa,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wrote in the statement. “For families coming together to mark the occasion, I hope it is a joyous time of celebration  with loved ones – and a time of meaningful reflection ahead of the New Year.”

While the relatively brief statement is harmless in and of itself, such proclamations highlight the problem Republicans have in reaching minority voters. Instead of proclaiming the virtues of fiscal and social conservatism, GOP leaders often try to outdo Democrats in the arena of meaningless rhetoric.

The black community overwhelmingly votes for Democrats; and no Kwanzaa greeting is going to reverse that course.

RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day proclaimed the celebration a “wonderful opportunity for all of us to honor the importance of family and community, and it reminds us of the great diversity in America.”

American diversity has been a key to this great nation’s unparalleled success; however, we collectively thrive when joining one another in a common goal. When cultural differences are elevated above the common experience of being an American, we all invariably suffer.

Merely paying lip service to Kwanzaa while failing to engage blacks in a meaningful explanation of conservatism will only sustain the stranglehold Democrats currently have on that community.

–B. Christopher Agee

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  1. Republicans pay lip service to American conservatives by telling us you are going to give Obama everything he wants and "not a penny more". Isn't that lip service?

  2. "Kwanza" is not a holiday and never will be. Those old rhinos are dumb and will never get any new ideas —- unlike the Tea Party which always have new ideas.

  3. Blacks celebrate Christmas. The RNC is not pandering to blacks, but militant leftists. (See Ann Coulter's recent column about Kwanzaa.) Priebus must go!

  4. Yeah, the RNC ought to celebrate Atheism and Satanism, too. ALL is just fine. I'm okay and you're okay!

  5. Had it with the idiotic RNC; I just changed my Voter ID Card from Republican to NO PARTY AFFILIATION.

    They have gotten almost as bad as the Demons.

  6. Edwardkoziol says:

    The once proud republican party has become the wimpy party or better yet the pussy party..This party has lost their balls and Priebus should be thrown out along with John"Caddy" Boner and the old bird McConnell. Kwanzaa is a made up holiday for the jigaboos some retard colored guy made it up and now these gutless republicans are celebrating it.Our current Sand Monkey president is bringing down America and so are most of these half ass so called republicans.I have changed to independent.

    • While I agree with you on throwing out "Boner", and McConnell…I'd also add "Songbird" McCain and "Puppet" Graham!!
      Just some constructive criticism….I am Multi-Racial and married to a Beautiful African-American Lady, who is a Conservative (we're both Constitutional Conservatives), and your "colorful rhetoric" like jigaboos and sand monkey are pointed towards the Low Information Voters…it tends to turn to send the wrong message to people like myself and my wife, even though we know it's not pointed at us.

      • Edwardkoziol says:

        Your right I should specify the group I refer too.I'm a big fan of Dr. Ben Carson watched his movie several times,I think Col Allen West should have been the first colored president or Condi Rice.I've donated to Herman Caines campaign and I read Thomas Sowell & Walter Williams all the time.These people are Americans not African Americans.I'm sorry if you thought that I just dislike colored people but people like Sharpton ,Jackson(he should have brought up his son better),Watters and a few others we could do without they're bigger racists then I'll ever be.

  7. Kwanzaa was started in 1966 by a CERTIFIED psychopath, Ron Maulana Karenga (of course, taking some dorky African name. His real name is Ron N. Everett). He did FOUR YEARS in prison for the torture of a woman whom he placed a plugged-in soldering gun in her mouth. Kwanzaa is just Commie made-up anti-white, anti-Christian nonsense for the low-information voter, that's all. Research it, if you don't believe it.

  8. Why did my comment just get censored?

  9. GOP Chair Priebus must be the stupidest Republican on the face of the earth to jump into this made up word and all of the BS to go with it… Maybe this is why the GOP is slowly becoming the Democratic Light Party….
    Wake up people there is no Kwanzaa, because this is a completely made up word and has no significance to anything what so ever, read the history of this movement…….. and then grow up!

  10. ask any black and he will tell you it was a zulu thing from 100's years ago. they don't have a clue

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