Nobody has ever accused Maxine Waters, the California Democrat in the House of Representatives of being a Brainiac. In fact, some of the things that come from her mouth are downright funny. They are things that most of us learned in first or second grade, but somehow she still gets wrong. So, when it comes to politics, you’d think that someone that has reached the national level, I mean, the pinnacle of her profession…would at least have the sense to know what they are talking about, right?
Maxine is at it again…showing up on a radio morning show to espouse that she’s interested in starting an “All Black Political Party”. Now, I don’t assuage her doing that. If she wants to, that’s fine. I mean, there have been probably a lot dumber ideas in politics than that, but if she wants to either maintain her current status as a member of the House of Representatives, or elevate herself to Senator, or dare I say it, President of the United States, than somehow I think she’s barking up the wrong tree.
Let me explain. First of all, you have to understand that somewhere between 12.3% and 12.9% of the population is considered black or if you want to be PC about it, “African American” (though very few of them were actually born in Africa). Now, in order to win a political race of national importance, you need at least 50% + 1, which basically means you need at least a majority (or a plurality if more than two candidates are running). Maxine is from the Los Angeles area that encompasses Englewood, Lawndale, and Torrance (kind of near Marina del Rey and Hermosa Beach if you know the area). It’s 46% Hispanic, 23% black, 15.1% white, and 12.6% Asian. So, an “All Black party”, would garner her about 23% of the vote.
There are places in the country that probably would be a majority…like inner city Detroit, and that’s fine, but on the whole, an All Black Party is a terrible idea for someone running for office. Beyond the fact that you probably wouldn’t get elected in most places in the country, it’s extremely racist. What would happen if someone decided (and they’d probably have to be a Republican, right snowflakes?) to form an “All White Party”? Do you think there would be any backlash to that? Do you think that person would be called “racist”? So if that was the case, why shouldn’t Maxine Waters be called racist? It’s a fair question. And no, I don’t subscribe to the Jesse Jackson theory that blacks can never be called racist. That’s crap. Most folks of color are proud of their heritage, and that’s great. They should be. But we are One Nation Under God, as the pledge of allegiance says. We should act like it. And Maxine Waters is no exception…except she probably isn’t quite as smart as the next person!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!