Today a video came via email sent out by a strong willed Republican. This video shows a black man, Senator Elbert Guillory from Louisiana. Senator Guillory is telling us why he joined the Republican Party. He tells us of Lincoln being a Republican and how the Republicans supported Eisenhower in the 1950s when he pushed through some civil rights issues; against the wishes of those “Jim Crow” Democrats of the 1950s.
This video creates confusion in my simple mind.
First question is why does this man talk about things Republicans did 60 to 150 years ago?
Why does he not explain how the Republicans deserted the blacks in 1965 when Democratic President Lyndon Johnson pushed through civil rights legislation and voting rights legislation that were as important to many as the emancipation proclamation?
Why does he not speak of how the “Democrats” that fought with Eisenhower in the 50s soon became Republicans?
Second question is who is this message addressed to?
This may be the key question, surely this message would not gain any support in the tea party. Is he attempting to woo black voters?
Does the provider of this message think anyone will believe it with all the voter suppression efforts going on in Republican controlled states?
Just too confusing for me, help me if you can.
Here is a link to the video. Check it out and let me know what you think.