A White Mississippi Reader Questions The Search For A Great Black Republican Hope

Re: Patrick Cleburne's blog post NeoCons: Condi Rice For VP - No White Men Need Apply

From: An Anonymous (Because Still Employed) Mississippian [Email him]

There is a bizarre pathology common to many conservatives that I do not share and struggle to understand: The longing for a Great Black Republican Hope.

The pattern is always the same. The Establishment elevates a black Republican to undeserved national prominence. Conservative Americans, thinking that the GBRH has arrived, start clamoring for the black Republican to hold ever higher office. The black Republican is inevitably exposed as an incompetent and eventually betrays his conservative supporters.

Condoleezza Rice is a prominent example in a list that includes Colin Powell, J.C. Watts, Michael Steele, Herman Cain, and Allen West.

Rice holds no discernibly conservative positions. In 2011, Condoleezza Rice was asked what she saw as the biggest failing of the George W. Bush presidency. Her answer was not the disastrous and illegal Iraq war, not the massive expansions of the federal government through No Child Left Behind and the Prescription Drug Benefit, not the passage of TARP. Condoleezza Rice thought the worst thing the Bush administration did was—fail to pass a law granting amnesty to illegal aliens. [Condoleezza Rice: 'Gadhafi was rather creepy', The Charlotte Observer, October 23, 2011]

Rice is not even pro-life.

The only reason Rice is considered a viable option for Vice President is because she is black and the longing for the GBRH is so strong.

There will never be a GBRH to save us because the interests and loyalties of black Americans are different from ours. The same is true of the Great Hispanic Republican Hopes like Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Susana Martinez.

They will always betray us because they are not us.