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McAllister Featured in Sunday Article in The Philadelphia Tribune

In Articles on May 26, 2013 at 12:24 pm
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Ellison: “Does the GOP really want its Black Republicans to succeed?”
McAllister: “Without political activism that includes more relationships with Black America where they are right now instead of preaching sessions that hark back to 1863 or the mid-20th century, the clear answer is two-fold: yes…and no…”

PHILADELPHIA (May 26, 2013) –  Lenny McAllister, the “Working Man’s Conservative”, Republican strategist and pundit, and former congressional candidate (Illinois-2nd), was quoted in the Sunday edition of The Philadelphia Tribune by Sirius-XM Radio host and Tribune Washington correspondent Charles D. Ellison as part of an article on Black outreach and effectiveness within the Republican Party.

The full interview (unedited) can be found below:

Charles D. Ellison: “Is there a trend of GOP only picking Black GOP candidates that have heavy religious views? And, in this case and others, why does it seem as if the Black GOP candidates that are most times picked by the party during primaries/conventions are the least competitive?

“Does the GOP really want its Black Republicans to succeed?”

Lenny McAllister: “Everything seems to be swinging further to the right when it comes to Republican and conservative candidates: right-wing positions on Roe v. Wade, on foreign policy, on domestic matters, and on legislative approach. It would only be consistent that the types of candidates that the engaged portions of the Republican voting base support are those that lean in this direction in all capacities, including religious activism.

“Sadly, at this point, being a moderate Republican is akin to being a political Benedict Arnold. Being a Black Republican that supports policies such as Affirmative Action – those that reflect the growing disparities between Blacks and other Americans and seek to address it accordingly to optimize America’s talents in all communities – is seen as being un-American and race-baiting. Any Black man or woman that has a pulse on the destruction and hopelessness within urban America, yet believes that the continued approach of disengagement, chastisement, and philosophical theology is the way to get more Blacks to vote conservative, are accessories to political murder. They cement into place the very liberal policies that they believe hamper Black people throughout America with their shallowness or callousness. Not all are like this, but some argue that many of them are. Without political activism that includes more relationships with Black America where they are right now instead of preaching sessions that hark back to 1863 or the mid-20th century, the clear answer is two-fold: yes, the GOP wants its African-American candidates to succeed – those that reflect the current right-wing swing and continued divisiveness and detachment within our nation, but no: the GOP does not want its Black candidates – those that articulate the need for change within the Republican Party, the legislative bodies of the nation, and the racial and socioeconomic imbalance within our society – to succeed.”

 

The interview and story are found in the print version of The Philadelphia Tribune on Sunday later in the week.

McAllister will be a featured panelist in the Rose Dialogue Series debate, “Gun Control or Out of Control?” on June 5 in New York City. The series is hosted by the Riverdale Y in the Bronx.

 

Lenny will appear opposite Michael Skolnik, GlobalGrind.com administrator and political director for hip hop mogul Russell Simmons. The discussion will be led by Fox News Contributor Sally Kohn.

Tickets for this exciting night of dialogue are $18.  Reservations can be made at www.RiverdaleY.org

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LISTEN: McAllister Debates “Tea Party’s Core Racism” on Marc Steiner Show

In Audio on May 23, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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“If the Tea Party’s mission is, at its core, racist in nature, why would the Tea Party get behind an Indian-American woman for governor in 2010 against white men or a Cuban-American candidate for US Senate in 2010 against a 2-term, white Republican governor? Incidents of racism within this movement does not mean that the basic tenet of this movement is racism, not when looking at all of its activism over the past few years.”

CHICAGO / BALTIMORE (May 21, 2013) – (Courtesy WEAA Baltimore)  A debate over the IRS and Tea Party scandal with columnist and political analyst Edward Wyckoff Williams and political analyst Lenny McAllister, who calls himself the “Working Man’s Conservative.”

 

  • Hosted by Marc Steiner

 

Listen to this debate segment on “The Marc Steiner Show” by clicking HERE  or by clicking on the picture above.

WATCH: McAllister Talks Washington Political Scandals on Sun News Network

In Video on May 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm
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McAllister talks again with Sun News Network’s Brian Dunston to discuss the round of scandals facing the White House over the past 2 weeks.

TORONTO (May 19, 2013) – (Courtesy Sun News Network) Republican Strategist Lenny McAllister joins Brian Dunstan to discuss the latest scandals plaguing the Obama administration.

 

  • Hosted by Brian Dunston

 

Click HERE to watch the segment on the Sun News Network website or click on the picture above.

 

Watch more of Lenny’s previous appearances

McAllister to Debate Gun Control Live in The Bronx June 5

In Articles on May 15, 2013 at 11:15 am
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“…the issue of gun violence in our communities is not a matter of gun control – it is a matter concerning the lack of widespread economic vitality. Once we successfully address (that)…our neighborhoods will become (more stable and) stronger…”

NEW YORK (May 15, 2013) – “Primarily, the issue of gun violence in our communities is not a matter of gun control – it is a matter concerning the lack of widespread economic vitality. Once we successfully address the economic death that lingers in our communities, our families will become more stable, our schools will become better funded and more capable, and our neighborhoods will become stronger – all forcing the allure of gun violence and the subsequent loss of life to lessen its grip on our youth and tragic impact on our lives.”

 

Lenny McAllister, the “Working Man’s Conservative”, Republican strategist and pundit, and former congressional candidate (Illinois-2nd) will be a featured panelist in the Rose Dialogue Series debate, “Gun Control or Out of Control?” on June 5 in New York City. The series is hosted by the Riverdale Y in the Bronx.

McAllister will appear opposite Michael Skolnik, GlobalGrind.com administrator and political director for hip hop mogul Russell Simmons. The discussion will be led by Fox News Contributor Sally Kohn.

Tickets for this exciting night of dialogue are $18.  Reservations can be made at www.RiverdaleY.org or clicking the picture above.

 

Catch Lenny McAllister and others in this trailer for the much-anticipated documentary, “Black Tea: The New Civil Right”(www.blackteadocumentary.com), by clicking the link HERE

Watch more of Lenny’s previous appearances

LISTEN: The McAllister Minute (May 15 – 21, 2013)

In Audio, The McAllister Minute on May 15, 2013 at 10:07 am
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“…The core purpose of the Tea Party Movement is smaller government for the sake of liberty and prosperity for all Americans. However, somewhere along the unraveling of political events…the conservative movement lost its way and often became symbolic for…extremism…Lost in the mix of all this was a simple but profound message: A government by the people that has power to intimidate the people through unmitigated power is indeed a dangerous government…”

“That crazy movement called the Tea Party got a little dose of sanity – and credibility – this week.

“And what about critics of the Tea Party Movement and their rhetoric of oppressive big government? Well, it seems that they got a bitter dose of reality.

“The core purpose of the Tea Party Movement is smaller government for the sake of liberty and prosperity for all Americans. However, somewhere along the unraveling of political events since the election of President Obama, the conservative movement lost its way and often became symbolic for racism, political nastiness, and partisan extremism. Lost in the mix of all this was a simple but profound message:

“A government by the people that has power to override the will of the people is indeed a dangerous government.

“The conservative movement was extremely critical of Obamacare…(it) opposed unconstitutional czars and 100% taxation to address unprecedented financial bailouts and bonuses…(it) questioned changing stories about overseas terrorist attacks and domestic near-misses.

“People complained, saying this gave government way too much power, even if the intention appeared, on the surface, admirable. The same argument was made at the local level over soda pop limits… and transvaginal exam(s)…

“A government by the people that has power to bully the people – even for its intended “own good” – is indeed a dangerous government.

“At what point will more Americans understand the ramifications of a government that deems itself capable of dictating to you what to buy, how much of it you can buy, and what it can do to your body in the most intimate of life moments?”

Hear Lenny McAllister’s latest version of “The McAllister Minute” as found on over 400 stations of the American Urban Radio Network  starting today by clicking the picture above or clicking HERE.

WATCH: Lenny McAllister Talks Obama, Guns, and Immigration on Sun News Network (Canada)

In Video on May 7, 2013 at 10:00 am
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Will President Obama be able to push through legislation on guns and immigration reform before the 2014 mid-term cycle kicks in? Brian Dunston and Lenny McAllister discuss this as the president’s foreign trip wraps up on Sun News Network.

 

TORONTO (May 5, 2013) – (Courtesy Sun News Network) Republican Strategist Lenny McAllister joins Brian Dunstan to discuss gun control and immigration reform.

 

  • Hosted by Brian Dunston

 

Click HERE to watch the segment on the Sun News Network website or click on the picture above.

 

Watch more of Lenny’s previous appearances

PREVIEW: “Black Tea: The New Civil Right” Trailer

In Video on May 2, 2013 at 5:09 pm
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“The Tea Party Movement is supposed to be a movement about hope…flexibility (of small government solutions)…grassroots (leadership)…a resolution…”

 

NEW YORK / WASHINGTON (May 2, 2013) – (Courtesy Kevin Dotson / Katy Jordan) “The Tea Party Movement is supposed to be a movement about hope…flexibility (of small government solutions)…grassroots (leadership)…a resolution…”

 

Coming in the fall of 2013, “Black Tea: The New Civil Right” (www.blackteadocumentary.com) chronicles the perspectives and journeys of Black conservatives during the uprising of the Tea Party Movement since 2009.

 

Catch Lenny McAllister and others in this trailer for the much-anticipated documentary by clicking the picture above or clicking the link HERE

 

Watch more of Lenny’s previous appearances