Earlier this week, civil rights attorney and long-time Democrat Leo Terrell announced he was switching sides and will be proudly voting for President Trump in November. Excerpt:
As the Democratic Party gets ready to hold its national convention, I’d like to explain why I’ve left the Democratic party and will proudly cast my vote for President Donald Trump. First let me say, I did not leave the Democrats, they left me. The party of the Civil Rights movement, the party of JFK and “Ask not what your country can do for you” has abandoned all its principles and handed the reins over to extremists.
Let’s start at the top with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden. On May 22, in an interview with Charlamagne tha God, Biden told him, “I tell you if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black.” In case you don’t know, I AM Black, and I did not know that the color of my skin also came with a mandate that I vote for the old White guy who’s been in politics for 47 years (without a discernible record of accomplishments on behalf of Black people.)
I didn’t know that Black Americans were expected to form a monolithic voting bloc, one in which we bow down to the almighty Democrats, and do whatever they say. Again, I ask, what has Biden done for Black America? It’s not just Biden — or his dubious choice for vice president — that has me casting a Republican ballot.
What has happened to the Democratic party? I don’t even recognize it anymore — not since they allowed all policy decisions to be made by extremists within the Black Lives Matter and Antifa movements. Thanks, but I’ll take a hard pass on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. dressing up in a kente cloth and taking a knee.
First of all, I’d like to say two things to Leo Terrell:
- Good for you – you’ve recognized what an unmitigated train wreck the Democrats have become in the last few years.
- Don’t get your hopes up too high – the GOP has disappointed plenty of people over the last few decades as well, but of the major parties, they’re only bad and not worse.
While I could launch into quite a soliloquy as to how Team Statist Big is worse than Team Statist Medium, and my own preferences for Team Leave Us The Fuck Alone, this is nevertheless a welcome story, and hopefully an indicator of a larger awakening. Especially, if we are going to insist (stupidly) on such labels, in the “black community.”
Mr. Terrell aptly points out the state of so many of our major cities, in which live many of our minority communities; he also correctly points out who has run these cities for decades, as we noted only Tuesday.
Spread the word, Mr. Terrell. It’s only a small step in the right direction, but that’s leagues better than a step in the wrong direction.