Take a look at the latest impassioned speech by the great Joseph C. Phillips as he encapsulates the precepts of Black Conservatism. I must say that after hearing his speech, I do feel a certain kinship with Phillips due to the conservative principles that I, too, have espoused for more than a decade. We were fortunate enough to have interviewed Mr. Phillips a few weeks ago and we are scheduling a second interview with him for "round two" before the end of the summer. In addition, if all things go according to plan, Phillips may also be instrumental in helping us obtain an interview with the inimitable Joe Clark. And then there's Jon Voight:
First off, no one can deny that Voight is a phenomenal actor, but he also serves as an example of why the Republican party is loosing its footing with the current pulse of the country. One can call me an Obamacan but I think it's unconscionable to call the sitting president a failure after experiencing two terms of true failure and incompetence from the previous POTUS. This stems from a conversation I had with Mr. Starks earlier today when he first alerted me of the Voight speech. I understand that we belong to the party of the opposition but I am also a believer in what Mr. Phillips noted in his speech regarding conservatives needing to come to progressive debates with reasoned arguments instead of pompous vitriol. President Obama hasn't even been in office for 8 months and yet he is being framed as inept without consideration that perhaps the neo-spoils paradigm that the Bush regime promulgated for 8 years helped to put the nation in its present downward economic spiral. But we try to be about specificity here at Afronerd, so check out this excerpt from the NY Daily News:
Actor Jon Voight, the master of ceremonies at the GOP event, set the tone of the evening with a number of sharp jabs at the president.
"We are becoming a weak nation," said Voight, calling Obama a "false prophet." Republicans need to find their way back to power to free the nation from "this Obama oppression," he said.
Both Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, who followed Voight, seemed pleasantly surprised.
“I’m still just reveling that someone from Hollywood made a speech like that. I hope you’re going to be able to find work after this,” said McConnell. “I really enjoyed that.”
Senator John Cornyn of Texas told Bloomberg News that the speech was "refreshing."
The Obama administration didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment by Bloomberg News.
A spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Ryan Rudominer, said the comments by Gingrich and other Republican speakers at the dinner showed they "would rather bank on failure than work with Democrats."
But when you have commentators like Bill O'Reilly speaking in a coherent manner as it pertains to President Obama (while interviewing Voight), you know the times truly are a changin':
And for the remainder of the Daily News piece, click on the link below:
Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin and Jon Voight -- yes, Jon Voight -- go after Pres. Obama