Dis­pel the myths

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - Marvin L. Hoo­vis

Mi­nori­ties pro­vided Barack Obama his mar­gin of vic­tory. The hand wring­ing and ut­ter de­spair by some very mod­er­ate Republicans when made aware of this find­ing, is grossly mis­placed. Republicans have nom­i­nated many mi­nor­ity in­di­vid­u­als for fed­eral and state of­fices, leg­isla­tive and other po­si­tions. These in­di­vid­u­als have been vi­ciously at­tacked by the Con­gres­sional Black Cau­cus, the His­panic Con­gres­sional Cau­cus, the NAACP and many other groups. Why, be­cause they were Republicans and con­ser­va­tive . Those who were elected have per­formed well and yet have been tar­geted for de­feat by these groups.

Democrats have made many prom­ises but un­der their lead­er­ship blacks and His­pan­ics earn less, are un­der-un­em­ployed, drop out of school and are in­car­cer­ated. The mi­nor­ity groups have not ben­e­fited and still they sup­port the Democrats. Some black pas­tors are speak­ing out and pro­vid­ing real facts on these is­sues. It is not an easy task, but Republicans can fo­cus on ed­u­cat­ing these groups with the facts and point out how they have poli­cies to grow jobs, in­crease in­come, re­duce costs of food, util­i­ties and fu­els and en­act a tax code re­form that can re­sult in more rev­enue to make So­cial Se­cu­rity and Medi­care sol­vent and cover other es­sen­tial needs, in­clud­ing our mil­i­tary.

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