Tuesday, February 5, 2013

No Republicans

Jamie Foxx with daughter Corrine at the 2013 NAACP Image Awards

This past Friday (2/1/2013) NBC provided coverage of the 44th NAACP Image Awards from The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.  Jamie Foxx (pictured above) received the award for Entertainer of the Year.

The program was presented in prime time to a national audience.  It was a star-studded event with appearances by Halle Berry and Don Cheadle.  Gladys Knight performed “The Way We Were” for the In Memoriam segment.

A local woman, Vice Admiral Michelle Howard (who attended high school in Aurora, Colorado), received the Chairman’s Award for her service and accomplishments in the United States Navy.

Why does this celebration make it to a blog on anti-Republican culture?  It’s because everyone in attendance was a Democrat!

Well, maybe that’s an overstatement.  A more precise statement would be that 95% (+/- 5%) of the guests are affiliated with the Democratic Party.

And that’s remarkable.  An event that celebrates the accomplishments of people associated with the Democratic Party and is attended by people associated with the Democratic Party and is broadcast to a national audience in prime time is not characterized as “political in nature.”  How did our popular media miss that?

Maybe it’s because a national event where Republicans are unwelcome is considered “right and natural.”

Remember back to May of 2012 in the city of Philadelphia.  Is the NAACP simply another “inclusive” American institution where Republicans are not welcome?

The Democratic Party is dedicated to the ideals of ending poverty, ending the scourge of war, and ending personal animosity between identity groups.  It is an inclusive idealism, with one major exception:

There can be no Republicans.

UPDATE 2/22/2013:
Atlanta Black Star reports on gossip associated with Jamie Foxx's remarks in his acceptance speech, where he indicated that people with dark skin tone are "the most talented people in the world."  The concern is that if a white actor made similar comments, it would "probably be the end of his or her career."

The issue, of course, is not racism but political affiliation.  If Alec Baldwin made remarks associating skin tone with ability, his comments would be legitimized.  It's a culture thing...

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