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The GOP Needs Return of Radical Republicans to Win War on Poverty

In Articles on January 21, 2014 at 7:08 pm
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“We Radical Republicans of today must understand that our conservatism must impact more than a 401K plan, a marriage hall, and a uterus…”

NEW YORK CITY / PITTSBURGH  (MLK DAY -2014) –  “If we Republicans are to help America win the War on Poverty in the 21st century, it may be wise to look back to those that fought for change in the 19th century.

The Republican Party needs a strong dose of the spirit of our Radical Republicans past in order to lead millions of Americans out of the depths of this recession and the clutches of generational poverty. Just as the Civil War forever broke a social more within America that found the stench of slavery tolerable in any regard, the Great Recession has prompted a permanent elevation of civic standards, political leadership, and legislative vision that is prudent for fulfilling the essence of MLK’s dream.

Republican proposals such as the ones given by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) on the Senate floor must go further than providing access to lower taxes or school choice vouchers. Although financial investment in impoverished communities is necessary, it will take more than the similar ideas we have heard from Republicans and Democrats recently.

We Radical Republicans of today must understand that our conservatism must impact more than a 401K plan, a marriage hall, and a uterus. Today’s call to to fulfill a dream on this Day of Service must entail aligning our principles with a courage to bring about society-improving change in ways that are consistent with our party’s history while perhaps outside of our current comfort zone.”
Read more of Lenny McAllister’s “The GOP Needs Return of Radical Republicans to Win War on Poverty”, published by Global Grind for MLK Day, by clicking the picture or the hyperlinks attached.

 

 

LISTEN: McAllister Talks with “Black Tea” Filmmakers, Radio Host Kim Brown

In Audio on March 25, 2013 at 1:34 pm
The Kim Brown Show with Lenny (March 2013) (edit)

“I also spoke with Lenny McAllister, a black Republican and former Congressional candidate for the GOP nomination in Illinois’ 2nd district, ” said radio host Kim Brown. “Lenny exposes several problems conservatives have with making inroads with communities of color…(c)heck out his fantastic explanation…”

CHICAGO, IL (March 21, 2013) –  (Courtesy The Kim Brown Show/Voice of Russia)

Coming off the heels of the Black at CPAC bruhaha, this week’s guests on The Kim Brown Show were the filmmakers present at last Friday’s ‘Trump the Race Card’ panel.  Kevin Dotson is the director and executive producer of the forthcoming documentary, ‘Black Tea’, which is about African-Americans in the Tea Party.  He, along with producer Katy Jordan, were shooting b-roll for their film and they captured each exchange, including the audience’s reactions to Terry and myself.  Its worth noting that I do not know Katy and Kevin’s political leanings, so please do not count them as ‘conservatives’ whom I’m (host Kim Brown) chatting with.

“I also spoke with Lenny McAllister, a black Republican and former Congressional candidate for the GOP nomination in Illinois’ 2nd district.  Lenny exposes several problems conservatives have with making inroads with communities of color.  Lenny also suggests that other black conservatives stop referring to black Democrats/liberals as being on the Democratic ‘plantation’.  Check out his fantastic explanation.”

Listen to Lenny McAllister chat with Kim Brown and the “Black Tea” filmmakers during this interview on “The Kim Brown Show.”  Click HERE to listen to the segment or click on the picture above.

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