November 17, 2005
Political earthquake in Orlando
They're starting to realize that they can leave the plantation.
The chairman of the Orlando branch of the NAACP has joined the GOP, generating political shockwaves locally as well as nationally.
"I've thought about this for two years," Derrick Wallace, head of Orange County's NAACP told the Orlando Sentinel Tuesday, just a few hours after returning from the elections office where he enrolled as a Republican. "This is not a decision I made yesterday."
His decision sent shock waves through Central Florida's political establishment - Orlando is located smack in the middle of the so-called I-4 corridor, the hotly contested area considered key to winning statewide elections. Along with the grwoing Latino voting bloc in that region, African-Americans can play the part of a vital swing vote.
Memo to the Donktards: You may want to stop down a moment from all your crowing about Scooter Libby and last Tuesday's elections and take notice of this. I'm here to tell you that Mr. Wallace's defection is but the first of many, once they come to the same conclusion - that, as a party, you haven't done squat for the black community.
"It's purely a business decision. Ninety percent of those I do business with are Republicans," he said. "Opportunities that have come to my firm have been brought by Republicans."
It's because the GOP is the party of opportunity, sir. Most of the time, anyway - when we're not pandering to the liberals in a half-assed attempt to get them to like us.
We have the ideas; we have the vision; all the Left has is its abject hatred of us. Just look at your average election - we're usually talking about issues; the Demoscum are usually talking about us.
He explained that this line of thought referred to the NAACP as well. Behind many of the power desks in Orlando sit Republicans and he told the Sentinel he wants his organization to be part of the local power structure, and does not want people to immediately identify NAACP concerns as being the same as those of liberal Democrats. "I want this branch to be respected," he said.
And I have no doubt but that it will be, sir.
At least, by us. I think you can pretty much expect the Demoscum to give you the Michael Steele treatment.
Welcome to the party of the adults, Mr. Wallace.
Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant at November 17, 2005 06:22 PM
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did the city of orlando have a earthquake just like 2 days ago i seen it on the news and didnt belive it at first if there was a earthquake in orlando then why didnt port orange feel the shaking was it a misunderstanding was it a political disaster is the world ending now ? omg it is help!!!!!
Posted by: ashlie at September 11, 2006 08:39 AM