Black conservatives, what does that really mean? Blacks with values and morals, who get married and attend churches, with non-Rev. Wright like pastors v. Blacks who are shiftless and lazy welfare recipients who sit on their obese butts watching Springer and Judge Judy...Mmmm
Note that Michael Steele, is a frequent guest on "Hannity and Colmes," and vies with Juan Williams for the "go-to negro" spokesperson spot on FOX. Edward Brooke is the man who Barbara Walters recently revealed she had an affair with back in the 70s. I guess that's why the call him a "moderate Republican"; he has"moderate" family values.
Lastly, even though he has made no declaration of being a "black conservative," Tavis Smiley is the go-to bitter and angry black man who still can't believe that Missy Hillary was robbed by that uppity no-account "Who got the required number of delegates to make him the nominee." Yes, Tavis actually said that. On a show with Senator Webb from Virginia, he made a point of not calling Barack the nominee but pointing out that he's only the nominee because he got the "requisite delegates." And wasn't that the same thing John McCain and George Bush and anyone else running and won did?
Tavis get over it. You're not getting that Ambassadorship to Guam (he's still unaware it's a commonwealth) that Missy Hillary promised.
J.C. Watts, a former Oklahoma congressman who once was part of the GOP House leadership, said he's thinking of voting for Obama. Watts said he's still a Republican, but he criticizes his party for neglecting the black community. Black Republicans, he said, have to concede that while they might not agree with Democrats on issues, at least that party reaches out to them.
"And Obama highlights that even more," Watts said, adding that he expects Obama to take on issues such as poverty and urban policy. "Republicans often seem indifferent to those things."
Black conservative talk show host Armstrong Williams has never voted for a Democrat for president. That could change this year with Barack Obama as the Democratic Party's nominee.
"I don't necessarily like his policies. I don't like much that he advocates. But for the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it," Williams said. "I can honestly say I have no idea who I'm going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that's incredible."
Just as Obama has touched black Democratic voters, he has engendered conflicting emotions among black Republicans. They revel over the possibility of a black president but wrestle with the thought that the Illinois senator doesn't sit beside them ideologically.
"Among black conservatives," Williams said, "they tell me privately, it would be very hard to vote against him in November."