The Dillard Doctrine

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Our Own Worst Enemy

Lastly, as an African American conservative who wants to see his party do a better job of reaching out to blacks and minority communities, I feel that this is a major setback. From my perspective, it’s a lot harder for me-or any other black conservative/Republican-to knock on doors to spread our message AND preserve our personal credibility and that of the party. These are the type of stunts that make people want to tune out the Republican Party, regardless of whether our message can benefit them or not. The reality for the GOP is that if we continue to poke fun or “satirize” the very people we need to win elections, then we have to accept that –ideology and beliefs aside-they will continue to abandon us at the voting booth.

I wrote the above in 2008, after an inappropriate attempt at “satire.

Almost two years later, we still haven’t learned the lesson. How many times are we going to keep doing this to ourselves?




Written by Coby Dillard

October 19, 2010 at 9:29 am

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  1. “How many times are we going to keep doing this to ourselves?”

    As long as it takes for blacks in America to realize that this Republican party does not want you. They said it to your face, left it on a voice mail, put it in a ditty, posted videos on youtube, carried signs and made sure you saw them all over tv. Said it in English and Spanish. . . .

    It seems that some still don’t get the message.

    Start another Party D. You would get more respect.


    October 25, 2010 at 2:15 pm

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