The Black Conservative Town Hall 2013

FOX’s Sean Hannity Show hosted a Black Conservative Town hall and since then this video has spread like wild fire. It brought up issues many people liberal and conservative alike could relate to. Blacks began to find that there are not wide divisions between their conservative counterparts and themselves. This could be a great start for Blacks as we need to come together and start healing and talking to form the new Underground Railroad. Seeing that we really have more in common than differences will start to break down the walls of division and help us to start to focus on the true enemy that keeps us from moving forward.
This is a great video that needs to be shared in its entirety. Many people want to know about the elusive Black Conservative. Well here is a segment of us in a town hall answering questions and talking about issues and matters near and dear to our hearts.
I am sure if people listen to this with an open mind they will find some pieces where they can agree and find common bonds. The differences, well as I always say; We shall have to agree to disagree. However this video is very interesting and is great food for discussion.
Peace Family,

For All The Noise, Where Is The Tea Party In The GOP Race For The Nomination?

The New Face of the Tea Party is Newt Gingrich? WTF????

Let me get my Elmer Fudd on for a sec…shhhhhhh, be vewy vewy quiet. I’m hunting tea partiers…

Where are all of you??? For three years you tea partiers took to the streets and carried signs with talk of taking back your country from career politicians. You were SOOOOO loud and active that you had a fraud like Herman Cain actually run for the nomination (or sale books) when his a** was as phony as a $999 bill. He was the tea party candidate!!!!!

No wait…Michelle Bachman was/is the tea party candidate right? She’s the real conservative right?

Where are all the tea partiers now that Newt Gingrich is the torchbearer for the republican party?

I’ll tell you where the tea party is…they are bought and paid for like any other interest group. You see…you tea party grunts and true believers were used like newspaper to line the bottom of the bird cage. It was never about changing the system, it was a gimic and a ploy to regain power. It’s worked and you are the latest example of a group that was used for the benefit of the landscape painters.

You don’t like this truth do you? All the posts on The Drum…all the comments on The Drum defending and arguing for the light the tea party offered. Where is it now?

The establishment of the republican party has used you for what it designed your purpose to be…scare up the vote for an establishment candidate. They knew then and now that they never were going to allow a so-called tea party candidate win the nomination.

Give me a m_______g break!!!! Newt f_______g Gingrich is running away with the GOP nomination??? This crook and serial playboy! This man has been the king of pocketing government money with his consulting schemes on K Street. Yet, the tea party faithful and all those other republicans will support him.

No honor I say in that. What say you true believers in the so-called tea party?

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Glenn Beck Gets The Fox Out Of There, Leaving Conservative Entertainment Network

Glenn Beck will no longer be at Fox News’ call

Phil Rosenthal, Chicago Tribune 

When the chalk dust settles at Fox News Channel, Glenn Beck will be gone and advertisers, perhaps, will come back.

Other factors may be made the scapegoats, but it’s the age-old conspiracy between commerce and television that’s truly to blame for Wednesday’s announcement that Beck will “transition off of his daily program,” the third-most popular show in cable news, by the end of the year.

Popularity doesn’t always translate to profitability, and the “Glenn Beck” program was becoming a better business proposition for Beck than for FNC.

It wasn’t just that ratings for the first quarter of 2011 showed Beck’s show had lost close to a third of its audience compared with the same stretch a year ago, when his viewership peaked at 2.78 million. Among advertiser-prized viewers ages 25 to 54, he was down almost 40 percent, and advertisers increasingly were shunning him in any case.

“There was an advertising push-back, and he said some things that made them uncomfortable,” said Brad Adgate, an industry analyst for Horizon Media. “That made it difficult to get premium ad rates, and you had more inventory to sell than what you should for the kind of audience he had.”

Not knowing what Beck might say next on live TV may well have been part of the lure for viewers, who flocked to his program in numbers CNN, HLN, MSNBC and CNBC combined couldn’t match in his time slot. But that uncertainty had just the opposite effect on would-be sponsors and his Fox News bosses.

So the incendiary host who just last summer led the much-publicized “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial — attended by anywhere from 87,000 to 500,000, depending on whose estimate you believed — was judged more trouble than he was worth.

Fox News will partner with Beck’s production company, Mercury Radio Arts, in developing and producing various potential TV projects for FNC as well as other platforms, including Fox News’ digital properties, and it will head into next year’s political primary season without one of its top draws.

Similarly, MSNBC will enter the presidential campaign cycle without its own provocative top draw, Keith Olbermann, who hopes his fans follow him to Current TV. And CBS presumably will go into the election year without its current lead anchor, Katie Couric, who is expected to test the marketability of her own brand with a syndicated daytime effort.

“Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody’s standards,” Roger Ailes, Fox News’ chairman and chief executive, said in the announcement. “I look forward to continuing to work with him.”

Even though marketers didn’t want to go near Beck, who earlier this year apologized for equating radical Islam with reform Judaism, Fox News benefited from Beck’s prime-time-size audience numbers in a late-afternoon time slot, which provided a strong lead-in to Bret Baier’s newscast.

But ratings were largely unaffected when former Judge Andrew Napolitano filled in for Beck earlier last month. Another likely to be considered for Beck’s slot would be Megyn Kelly.

Beck, who suggested that President Barack Obama was racist, was a magnet for criticism. He sometimes alienated Democrats and Republicans alike. Ailes told the Daily Beast in November that he had told the host to be mindful of his tone. “I’ve said to him: ‘Where the hell are you going to get your audience if you keep this up?'” Ailes told the website.

Yet Beck’s most devoutly loyal hard-core following doesn’t just buy what he has to say on TV and on his nationally syndicated radio show, heard locally on WIND-AM 560. His fans purchase his books, pay up to $9.95 a month for special content on his website and shell out $95 for tickets to personal appearances, such as his scheduled tour stop April 14 at the Chicago Theatre.

Not having the daily TV exposure could undercut Beck. A New York Times story last month floated the idea of Beck launching his own cable channel to leverage his popularity, a la Chicago-based syndicated talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, who has partnered with Discovery Communications on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. OWN, however, has struggled to find its footing in its first few months.

Beck, in a statement, said that “America owes a lot” to Ailes and Fox News and that he “cannot repay Roger for the lessons” he has learned since joining FNC in 2009. “I look forward to starting this new phase of our partnership,” he said.

Joel Cheatwood, the former WMAQ-Ch. 5 news director who helped raise Beck’s TV profile first at HLN and then FNC, is leaving his Fox News senior vice president of development post later this month to work for Beck full time, as expected. Cheatwood’s duties will include managing the partnership with News Corp.-owned FNC.

“Joel is a good friend and one of the most talented and creative executives in the business,” Ailes said in the announcement. “Over the past four years I have consistently valued his input and advice and that will not stop as we work with him in his new role.”

Cheatwood is remembered in Chicago as the Channel 5 news boss on whose watch in the 1990s a series of affronts occurred — including using trash-TV host Jerry Springer as a commentator — that precipitated the loss of both the station’s lead anchors, many viewers and a good deal of revenue.

“Maybe (Beck) feels he’s going on to bigger and better things,” Adgate said.

Then, half-joking, Adgate offered his own suggestion: “He should go on Current TV and do a kind of ‘Crossfire’ with Keith Olbermann.”

Expect the apocalypse sooner.

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My Eye Is On Congressman Elect Col. Allen West (R)

Peep this article from Black American Web… I like what this brother is saying, how he is saying it and who he is saying it to. I’m one that always likes to get up in someone’s face and it appears Mr. West doesn’t ride in nobody’s backseat. Check out how the Republican bosses put him back in his seat… these Tea Party candidates will get indoctrinated into the Conservative Cartel soon enough. I cannot wait to see this movie.
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Tea Partier West: Congress’ Schedule Too Short
Date: Friday, December 17, 2010, 6:25 am
By: Frederick Cosby, Special to
Republican leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives who think they can smooth some of the rough edges of Tea Party-backed members who were elected last month and teach them the traditional ways of Washington may think twice after reading a letter Congressman-elect Allen West sent to House Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor.

In an action that could either score points or earn scorn, West (R-Fla.), one of two black Republicans elected to the House, complained to the soon-to-be number-two Republican in the House that next year’s congressional work schedule, to paraphrase New Yorker Jimmy McMillan, is just too damn short.

“I believe this schedule does not sufficiently reflect the concerns of the American people as expressed on November 2nd,” West wrote to Cantor, who crafted the schedule. “Even though the schedule contains 123 days and 32 weeks of session which is consistent with first sessions in previous Congresses, I believe the citizens of this nation, as demonstrated by their action at the ballot box this year, do not want a Congress that is consistent – even in terms of scheduling – with the past.”

West continued: “The schedule, as proposed, means the House of Representatives will not meet the mark of 90 days in session until September of 2011, just a matter of days before the end of the Fiscal Year. The American people expect the Congress to do a thorough review of our nation’s spending priorities, and I believe the number of days in session do not provide an adequate amount of time for such oversight.”

Cantor wasn’t impressed by West’s insights, and his office delivered a mild rhetorical spanking to the House freshman-elect. Brad Dayspring, a Cantor spokesman, told CNN Thursday that “more days in Washington has historically resulted in bigger government, greater waste and more spending – not more production.”

“What’s important is who’s in charge and the process put in place, not the number of days in session,” Dayspring told CNN.

Cantor, when he unveiled the schedule last week, noted that the number of weeks the House will be in session represented an 11 percent drop, which would result in less travel for lawmakers and produce potential savings in the budget allocated to members to run their district and Washington offices.

He said the schedule would allow House members to better plan their days and “increase efficiency and productivity” in getting bills to the House floor.

But West, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, stuck to his guns about the schedule, despite Cantor’s scolding response.

“The American people are going to really be looking for us to make some things happen in that first 90 to 120 days,” he told CNN. “And that’s how they’re going to judge us.”

West didn’t limit his critique of how the Republican leadership is handling things even before officially gets the House Speaker’s gavel. He expressed his displeasure with a House GOP retreat – a getaway outside of Washington – that’s scheduled in the early days of the new Congress.

“There’s a retreat that starts on the 7th, which is … you know, really a nice family time to go to Williamsburg (Virginia),” West told CNN. “But I don’t think that that is something that the constituents of the 22nd district wanted me to come up there and do. Because there’s a lot of people that can’t have taxpayer-funded vacations – a lot of people down here that have not had the opportunity to have vacations.”

West said he’s not attending the retreat – it’s not in his DNA. 

“Having come from the military,” he told CNN, “there’s something about the word ‘retreat’ that I just don’t like.”

Tea Party Protesters Call Congressmen “N****r, F****t”.

Straight from the Huffington Post:

Abusive, derogatory and even racist behavior directed at House Democrats by Tea Party protesters on Saturday left several lawmakers in shock.

Preceding the president’s speech to a gathering of House Democrats, thousands of protesters descended around the Capitol to protest the passage of health care reform. The gathering quickly turned into abusive heckling, as members of Congress passing through Longworth House office building were subjected to epithets and even mild physical abuse.

A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told reporters that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) had been spat on by a protestor. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a hero of the civil rights movement, was called a ‘ni–er.’ And Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was called a “faggot,” as protestors shouted at him with deliberately lisp-y screams. Frank, approached in the halls after the president’s speech, shrugged off the incident.

But Clyburn was downright incredulous, saying he had not witnessed such treatment since he was leading civil rights protests in South Carolina in the 1960s.

“It was absolutely shocking to me,” Clyburn said, in response to a question from the Huffington Post. “Last Monday, this past Monday, I stayed home to meet on the campus of Claflin University where fifty years ago as of last Monday… I led the first demonstrations in South Carolina, the sit ins… And quite frankly I heard some things today I have not heard since that day. I heard people saying things that I have not heard since March 15, 1960 when I was marching to try and get off the back of the bus.”

“It doesn’t make me nervous as all,” the congressman said, when asked how the mob-like atmosphere made him feel. “In fact, as I said to one heckler, I am the hardest person in the world to intimidate, so they better go somewhere else.”

Asked if he wanted an apology from the group of Republican lawmakers who had addressed the crowd and, in many ways, played on their worst fears of health care legislation, the Democratic Party, and the president, Clyburn replied:

“A lot of us have been saying for a long time that much of this, much of this is not about health care a all. And I think a lot of those people today demonstrated that this is not about health care… it is about trying to extend a basic fundamental right to people who are less powerful.”

The Sellout Of The Tea Party Has Begun

I saw this clip posted on Mr. James T. Harris’ site yesterday and had to comment. Harris’ worshipers – from the Holy House of Harris – are already bragging about spending $19.99 to get a copy. His sect is ready to break out their home made “Hussein” sweaters and the stormtroopers are ready for another Tea Party season. His congregation is new to everything surrounding a movement… here’s the knowledge I dropped on them.

The Pimpin’ of the Tea Party has begun. Look how quick some of you have jumped on a movie trailer and have been tantalized by 1:49 of visual effects.

Look before you leap… your movement is being commercialized. Once that happens, movements get watered down… the merchandise and other goods with catchy Tea Party slogans…

If I was a Tea Party diehard I wouldn’t be excited about this.

You see, the majority class of America has never had to have a so-called movement so this stuff is new for them. Case in point, they are calling on the so-called founding fathers to direct their movement. They desire to take this country back to 1776 and live like the so-called founding fathers… They are blind and naive.

The rich, wealthy power brokers are ‘Pimpin” them like Bishop Don Magic Juan did his tricks. Black People know whenever a movement becomes commercialized or infiltrated it is no longer the same movement. The power brokers are making millions off of these so-called Tea Party activists… millions! It is just beginning and they will soon wake up to see that all their passion was for naught.

The President and Congress aren’t running America… foreign governments, international businesses and elite White Men have carved up America. We are all chess pieces being manipulated in this game…

Harris’ disciples and the other Tea Party loyalist will not listen… Americans all want to believe in something and that is our flaw and how we are so easily manipulated by the “landscape painters” of this global society.

Sorry Tea Party believers… somebody has to tell the truth.