Lots of conservatives love to create memes in honor of abolitionist Frederick Douglass in that ongoing attempt to push back against the liberal narrative that all Republicans are racist. Funny, looking back, Frederick Douglass was never given official party leader status.
Why was that?
What shall we do with the Negro? I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are wormeaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! I am not for tying or fastening them on the tree in any way, except by nature’s plan, and if they will not stay there, let them fall. And if the Negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone!
— Frederick Douglass
Okay, given the times it probably would’ve put an even bigger bullseye on the back of his head, but even today black conservatives are little more than showpieces to prove racial inclusion within the Republican Party.
There are many blacks today, experienced and scarred by the left, who are more than qualified to be “leaders”, that is, if they believe black people need to be led; a sentiment of internal debate to this day.
Sadly, some white conservatives are still bent on elevating those THEY deem worthy to lead us, without even the courtesy of asking.
Black Females with ZERO Conservative Credibility
The conservative movement leadership seemingly drooled over Stacey Dash all because she appeared in a bathing suit. She had zero background in conservatism or Republican politics at all but that didn’t seem to matter. All it took was one Tweet and she became a “leader”.
Because she was black and relatively young, the door was swung wide open despite the fact she would ultimately allow herself to be a joke on national television… as a Republican.
Then there was Joy Villa who told hundreds of thousands of gullible supporters she voted for Donald Trump even though she was a Bernie Sanders supporter who clearly had disdain for both of the two viable 2016 presidential candidates on Election Day.
As she was going nowhere in her questionable “career”, Joy knew all it took to get the attention of shallow, clueless conservatives.
Conservative women were (and are still to this day) seal-clapping “the dress” and conservative men gushed on her “hotness”. With the irresponsible elevation by Fox News and so-called conservative “leaders”, she made it deep into the Trump inner circle.
This appears to be how Fox News issues retractions when they actively promote frauds on their audience who fall down hard.
One would think with the hundreds of thousands of dollars Fox News alone puts into “researchers”, they’d be competent and not set up the conservative movement with publicity-seeking leeches. It’s also sad that the Trump Administration relies on those who’re supposed to be vetting as the wrong people are slithering in and leaving their stink on his staff and family.
One would also think they’d learn their lesson after being burnt twice.
Now, we have a woman who’s just enjoyed her one-year anniversary as a conservative being given center stage to single-handedly free Democrat slaves from the plantation, and she never had any use for conservatives until she could access their money.
The ONLY reason most even know Candace Owens exists is because her latest boss, Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA, had a little bit of a public relations issue when several of his young employees posted racist Tweets. In an effort to prove he wasn’t a racist and keep those nonprofit donations coming in, he hired a black face and sicced her loose on social media, reciting with authority things that have been already been said by many much wiser and lost much for saying them.
Here’s only some of what her white conservative admirers DON’T KNOW, as again they were too lazy to vet, accepted her as credible only because she’s all over Fox News, and will ignore her past once presented to avoid admitting they were duped… again.
When Candace Owens implodes, and she will, conservatives who embraced her will later act like they never knew her or feign ignorance as to her nefarious and anti-Republican musings.
How many conservatives have fought against the notion of the Constitution being this “living document” that can changed to accommodate today’s social debauchery, yet Candace Owens was one of those frame of reference-challenged millennials who believed it must evolve because she said so. Also, Owens didn’t think much of candidate Donald Trump, but as he can now do great things for her, the tune has been conveniently changed.
But none of this matters because, again, condescending white conservatives are too arrogant to admit to the fact they’ve been conned.
Candace Owens is in way over her big head on this one and if black conservatives had access to the technology of today years ago, they’d probably be the first to tell you that it will take more than a few hundred thousand followers and hashtags to lure multitudes of blacks off the social program Democrat-dependency LBJ deployed decades ago.
We’ll just be their “friends” when it’s okay to be seen with or serve them.