On one side of the river, a man stands isolated from the herd. Some believe that he is arrogant and woefully unyielding of credit to others for their past labors in establishing and promoting the “Black Republican Trailblazer Awards”. None will even question his sincere efforts or his intellectual property rights. However, he's not a team player. He has often said in public that the only way that the GOP will recognize a Black Republican is if they are a Socialist - Democrat. He has questioned the lack of a black agenda by Black Republicans that seem naked although they proclaim imperial robes as they stumble behind President Donald Trump hoping that they can convince him that they have direct access to Chicago gang members. He has wondered aloud how the best can be considered for governmental posts and none of them happen to be Black. He has often questioned why such great Black Republicans like Kay Cole James, former Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management under George W. Bush, and Frederick D. McClure, Chief Executive of the Bush Library Foundation, are not called upon more for advice and counsel amongst public policy mavericks. He idolizes them so, admiring their sacrifice for God and country.
Yeah, Ken, But!!!! You don't know how condescending and arrogant he is. He makes comments like this:
"It wasn’t until I created the “Black Republican Trailblazer Awards” five years ago that anything meaningful was ever done under the Republican label to acknowledge Black History Month. Now the party is even trying to steal that from Black folks by way of a lawsuit; which most of you are aware of."
Yeah, he's a cocky somebody now, isn't he? However, how many Trailblazer Awards were there before this little man stepped forward? Or here's a better question: How many years did it take before the people he admired choose the comforts of power, wealth, and influence of the Party and walked away from him? The challenged founder of the “Black Republican Trailblazer Awards” perseveres even as the man on the opposing riverbank influences Black Republicans to avoid him like the plague and stay with the team. What could the founder possibly do for you? Simply, what can a Black Republican that seeks to honor Black Republicans that have been overlooked and forgotten possibly do for you? Ms. Imanginary Name, please bring me a checkbook and let's see what it takes to divide and conquer.
But Ken, we have an Outreach Center in Detroit.
OK. Back to the essay.
During the Thursday, February 2, 2017, RNC African American Leaders Update Call, GOP leaders joyfully spoke of their plans for Black History Month. Kay Coles James, a woman who was to be honored this year by that arrogant little guy on the other side of the river but declined so that her infamous Gloucester Institute in Gloucester, VA would act as host of the Republican Party's “Black Republican Trailblazer Awards”, is taking a leadership role. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel will be called on to deliver words of encouragement. While at Holly Knolls, those Blacks attending will be responsible for preparing a "Black Agenda" to present to President Trump. I suppose Chicago gang leader delegates will be invited as well. It seems so well planned and inclusive of Republicans of note and power.
When will this take place?
February 24 - 26, 2017.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm! Why is that Renaissance Weekend Date so important?
It is important because most Republicans--black, white, brown or yellow--will be at the National Harbor in Prince George's County, MD for the Conservative Political Action Conference. Yes, CPAC 2017! Their dates are February 22 - 25, 2017. Whom will be attending CPAC? Here's a brief list: President Trump; Vice President Mike Pence; Mike Flynn; Stephen Bannon; Dr. Ben Carson; former Senator Jeff Sessions; former GOP Chairman Reince Preibus; Mike Pompeo; K. T. McFarland; Ryan Zinke; Scott Pruitt; Tom Price and Rick Perry. So Renaissance Weekend is important to the GOP? By the way, it's only two hours and forty minutes away from National Harbor. Might be longer at rush hour. Start early when you choose Renaissance Weekend over CPAC 2017. Tweet me. Let me know how that works out.
There is room for you both on this mighty river.
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