Someone recently said (and I am paraphrasing here) that we black folks shouldn't be the dumb-o-cratic party hoes; and quite honestly, I agree with him and everyone who thinks the way that he does. ( I think it was this brotha)
If black people who blog or are regulars on the Internet need further proof that the so called progressives don't care about them, I hope they go to the blog roll here for all the proof they will need. I like Oliver Willis, but if it wasn't for my man, the white folks in the dumb-o-cratic party wouldn't even know that we exist. I mean really. How the fuck can you explain the dearth of blogs of color on this dumb-o-cratic site when there is damn near 100 blogs of color in the Afrospear alone? Hell, if you look at my blog roll, you will see over 200 blogs being run by people of color.
Now don't get it twisted, until the repub-lie-cans change their evil Fascist ways and dump some of their leaders at the top, they ain't seeing my black ass in their big tent either. But I can't rule out a vote for them every now and then. I would vote for a repub-lie-can if I thought it would benefit my family or my people. And there are some local repub-lie-can politicians who would get my vote faster than some of of these poverty pimps that the dems like to trot out from time to time.
The moral of this story is this: don't get locked into one party or the other just because of their name. Think for yourself and formulate your own political beliefs based on your studies, your convictions, and your experiences . I just happen to consider myself a world citizen, with a secular, libertarian, progressive streak. So that pretty much takes me out of the repub-lie- can camp. But I am not a dumb-o-crat either. Because the one thing I hate even more than a holy rolling racist, is a hypocrite.