By Patricia Wilson-Smith
There is an incredible dichotomy at work in the Republican Party these days.
Mitt Romney’s campaign has gone out and hired political strategist, and famed black female Conservative Tara Wall to head up its outreach efforts, in particular outreach to African American voters, in an attempt to…do something. Let’s save what for later.
It wouldn’t be particularly illuminating at this juncture to point out that the Republican Party and their “trickle-down-economics-‘til-we-die-fool” policies haven’t been exactly, well, good for the average black American. As deregulated financial institutions and barely taxed mega corporations gathered up their profits during the Bush years and shipped them off shore (that would be to the Cayman Islands I guess for Mr. Romney), our economy bled jobs in apocalyptic proportions, and the resulting financial carnage hit African Americans harder than any other ethnic group in the country.
But then – it always does.