GOP Uses Convention Spotlight to Embrace Diversity

Laura Bischoff, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 28, 2012

When television news cameras broadcast sweeping shots of delegates at the Republican National Convention, viewers will see a sea of red, white and blue apparel—and white faces.

As the hurricane-delayed convention gets rolling Tuesday the GOP will present a multi-hued face onstage. Texas Senate candidate Ted Cruz, who is Latino, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who is of Indian descent, and Utah Congressional candidate Mia Love, who is black, all will speak Tuesday night.

But the 4,411 delegates and alternates watching them in the Tampa Bay Times Forum will be nearly all white, and polls show President Barack Obama—the nation’s first mixed-race president—with significant advantages among minority voters.

Leading Republicans acknowledge picking up more minority votes is crucial to the party’s long-term survival, as the nation becomes less white. {snip}


This year, 46 Republican delegates are African-American, or about 2 percent of the total, according to the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. That is up from 36 in 2008, which was the lowest number in 40 years, but far less than the 167 black delegates in 2004, which was the highest since 1912, said David Bositis, senior political analyst for the Joint Center.

The Joint Center does not track Latino or other minority delegates, but the Republican convention is likely to have more Hispanic delegates than African-Americans, he said.

Bositis found that 26 percent of the 4,000-plus delegates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention are African-American. He estimates that at least 40 percent of the Democratic delegates will be from minority groups.


[Sen. Marco] Rubio, who will introduce Romney on Thursday night, is one of several minority Republican stars in Florida. The state’s lieutenant governor, Jennifer Carroll, is a black native of the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Cuban-Americans such as Rubio and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have long been a force in the state GOP.


[Editor’s Note: Evidently MSNBC ignored speeches by non-whites at the GOP convention.]

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  • Church_of_Jed

    But MSNBC shows only white speakers,

    so that you will be so horrified to be associated with the racist Romney-Ryan ticket that you will for Obama and and give him his madate to criminalize White privilege.

    • MekongDelta69

      You can only vote twice if you’re an illegal alien.
      (Just keeping you up to date with NoBama’s election laws.)

      • Three times if your a dead illegal alien.

        • Five times if you are a dog, cat, fish, or Mickey Mouse.

  • MSNBC did the RNC a favor by censoring the non-whites, yet nobody but most people reading my words are smart enough to understand why.  It doesn’t matter anyway, it’s not as if MSNBC has an actual audience beyond the whacked out nutcases who will vote Democrat anyway.

  • B

    The days of the cable “news” channels attempting to hide their bias and agenda are long gone. This is true for both sides. Fair and balanced does not exist.

  • Chimp Master Rules

    I read “1984” and thought it was good fiction . . .

    MSNBC read “1984” and said “now there’s a game plan for Thought Control!”

    I’d like to say that the coloreds aren’t dumb enough to fall for a stupid trick like that, but yep, they be.

  • MissBonnie123

    “…. as the nation becomes less white.” Ms. Laura Bischoff couldn’t resist writing this part. I am sure that she is gleeful about this “fact.”

    • MekongDelta69

      No surprise. The AJC has been a far-left rag for decades.

  • WmarkW

    Cubans in America are a distinctly different group than other immigrant Latinos.
    They’re primarily non-mixed white, and come from what had been the middle class before Castro.  Other immigrant Latinos are high-school dropouts who couldn’t get jobs, or for whom America’s minimum wage is a middle-class salary.

    Don’t extrapolate Florida’s Latino politics anywhere else.

    • IstvanIN

       They still support the take over of America by Hispanics and the dispossession of our people.  They do not assimilate like previous people of European extraction did.  They do not identify with Europe or the founding stock of the US.  They want pre-Castro Cuba here.

      • Strider73

        And “pre-Castro Cuba” means someone like their late leader Fulgencio Batista, who was every bit as brutal and tyrannical as Castro, and whose regime was a subsidiary of the American Mafia. They fled Cuba one step ahead of the firing squads.

        A more recent segment of Florida’s Latinos is the Puerto Ricans, who started invading the central part of the state around 1996. One should regard them as Spanish-speaking blacks — the same social pathologies, just not quite as pronounced.

    • You may know this, and you may not, but Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villagairosa is a high school dropout.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Q. What do you call a minority at a GOP/Tea Party gathering?

    A. The keynote speaker.

    • ehunt

      Here is how I heard it
      200,000 whites attend a Tea Party rally. How do you spot the one black?
      Answer: He is the keynote speaker.

      • Church_of_Jed

        He’s the one wearing a golden crown and  sitting on the altar throne while he reviews all the nubile White daughters offered up to him as we “make sacrifices so as to live into the obligation of overcoming the burdens of our White privilege”.

    • Church_of_Jed

      A: The next GOP senate candidate in whichever Red state swings Blue.

  • haroldcrews

    If the Republicans went after the white vote like they went after the black and Latino vote it would have a lock on the presidency and much else.  But it has decided that it would be better to lose than be ‘racist’.

    • Church_of_Jed

      Perpetuating Jewish privilege: holy and sacred; see Evangelical Obligation to Israel, Multicult for Thee But Not for Me

      Perpetuating Black privilege: good and mandatory; see Social Progress, Transformational Change through Diversity Leadership

      Perpetuating White privilege: evil and hateful; see Neo Confederate Klu Klux Nazi Tea Party, Dangerous Extremism, Advocating Violence

      • RisingReich

         I like your “Thesaurus of the Enlightened Era”.

        Up is down.  Black is white.  War is peace. Truth is racism.
        1984 is 2012

  • e hunter

    Two Scenarios: 1. The election goes to the GOP and Mitt Romney wins with 52 percent of the vote, with exit polls showing that 65 percent of the white vote went to Romney but 95 percent of the black vote and 70 percent of the Hispanic vote went to Obama. Would the GOP come to its senses and realize that there are no “conservative minorities”? Would the GOP realize that the demographic trend is going to turn this years four percent victory margin into a five percent loss in 2016 and a 15 percent loss in 2020? Facing those stark numbers would the GOP remain unfazed? Would a radical change in immigration policy be forthcoming? or 2. Obama wins by four percent with every “conservative” in America voting for Romney. Even if a defeat of that magnitude wakes them up, it will be too late anyway. What do you imagine will happen to the national psyche if Obama does win? What will whites do when they realize they are now powerless in the country they built? Those are the two choices. Either immigration policy changes radically after Scenario 1 or, we have Scenario 2. What else is there?

  • IKantunderstand

    Talk about good arguments for restricting immigration (so called legal) and stopping illegals, which includes pretty much anybody who comes to this country on any kind of visa and NEVER goes back. Do these republican jackasses not understand that if this country becomes majority non-White, there will be NO MORE REPUBLICAN PARTY!!!!!!!!! Third world people, bring third world politics. And those politics are overwhemlingly socialistic/communistic. The ironic part, is that they are fleeing those governments because they don’t work. And, yet, they think those systems can work here. You see, they are even dumber than their I.Q.’s would  indicate. (This is a shout out to all you Asian loving AmRenners).

  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution tends to lean definitely left, so many of its conclusions should be viewed with extreme skepticism. For instance, when the Civil Rights bills of the 1960s were being passed, Southern Democrats uniformly voted against them. If it had not been for Republicans joining with Northern Democrats to vote for the bills, they would not have passed.

    And as to the “old, White and dying off” canard, liberal pollsters and commentators have been predicting the death of the Republican party for the past 40 some-odd years, and it hasn’t happened yet; they’re engaging in wishful thinking. Many young people lean liberal and identify with the Democrats, because they’re full of naive idealism and have little life experience. The ones with common sense, and the ability to build a good life for themselves, often wind up switching to the Republicans as they gain more life experience and enough “stuff” that they realize the Democrats want to take away from them and give to those of the lower classes.

    On the other hand, many of the people who were flaming liberals in college, and, 40 years later, are STILL flaming liberals, have done poorly in life, or deep down see themselves as having failed, and need someone to blame for it — like “the rich,” “the Republicans,” etc. I have several friends who are like that. 

    • RisingReich

       Why are they still your friends, is all I can ask.

      • They’re my friends for reasons that transcend politics and ideology — if it’s any of your business.

  • If only the GOP had enough guts to give time to Jared Taylor, or even Pat Buchanan. We need to keep waking up more and more of us. 
     I am new to the Amren community, but so very glad I found it.   I do feel the tide turning.  
    I believe white women can and should be our biggest ally. Unfortunately too many believe that they too are minorities and can benefit from the promises of the left. (and have bought into the fake war on women)  Men, speak to your wives and girlfriends. They can be the tipping point. 

    • Sherman_McCoy

      And if you have not yet married, or are divorced and considering remarriage, look to Eastern Europe for your next bride.  Most are wonderfully racially aware, besides being talented, beautiful, and intelligent.  Just be sure you are not looking for someone to dominate.  They are no pushovers.

      Disclosure – After my divorce from a woman who became a coal-burner, I married a girl I met in Switzerland from the East.  14 years, and two children later, I can safely assert that it was the best decision I ever made.  And boy, is she ever a racist, in the best sense of the word!

  • This year, 46 Republican delegates are African-American, or about 2 percent of the total, according to the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. That is up from 36 in 2008, which was the lowest number in 40 years, but far less than the 167 black delegates in 2004, which was the highest since 1912, said David Bositis, senior political analyst for the Joint Center.

    Of course there are fewer black Republican delegates. This is because for the first time, blacks have had a black candidate to chose from. Black Republicans (by name only and not principle) are voting for a black man. If they have the choice between advocating a white Republican and a black candidate, they will side with the black man.

    • The Stupid Party can’t figure this out.

  • Anonymous

    I’m a former Reagan Republican and I find this hilarious. The Stupid Party bends over backwards to pander to blacks and Hispanics and women, trying to present themselves as a Big Tent party that cares about diversity and inclusion and the interests of blacks and Mexicans and all the rest of it, but the MSM just ignores their token minority speakers. I don’t know about you, but I find that very humorous. And the real kicker is that the blacks and Hispanics aren’t going to vote for Republicans anyway. Not a chance. The GOP can grovel all it wants and it won’t do them a bit of good. The sooner they fade away as a national party, the better, if you ask me.

    • RisingReich

      The last four years of misery resultant of running McAmnesty vs Obama along with the pandering to minorities has made me root for the Stupid Party’s death as well.
      Hopefully a Nationalist Party rises from the ashes.

      Would be better if a Nationalist STATE rose from the ashes of the now defunct United States of black Run America.

    • White people could go the way of the Dodo bird, the GOP does not care.

  • GravitonX

     By most historical analysis, worldwide, the economy of the American South was based entirely on Slavery.  This is why they went to war with the North.  After Slavery was abolished, they not only lost the war but never recovered economically.  To call this account a grand global conspiracy is little more than hopeful revisionism.

    • MissBonnie123

      I am not sure what you mean by “revisionism,” but less than 1% of the Southerners owned slaves.

      Besides, today Blacks have the advantage of affirmative action, racial quotas, and other preferences–to the detriment of the White man who died and other Whites who worked to build this country. Whites more than made up for past injustices that today’s Whites had nothing to do with.

      Also, keep in mind that thousands of White men died in the Civil War just so that Blacks could gain freedom.

      • GravitonX

         I was not talking about who owned slaves but who made up the economy.  The wealthy are typically few.  They were rich because of free labor.  That free labor was the core of the Southern economy and the reason why when threatened, those rich white Southern gentlemen pushed the South to war.  Of course, they had to convince the poor Southerners would fight for them that the fight was indeed theirs as well.

      • Blacks today act like every antebellum white southerner owned slaves.  They have no idea that the people who owned slaves then are similar to today’s billionaires.  And who is it that propagates this notion – that all the low-class, hardscrabble working class whites sat around while slaves “built America?”  It’s the media, many segments of which are owned and operated by Jews, who would like their role in slavery to disappear, while they once again step aside and let white gentiles take all the blame.  Having seen the success of this, they’ve run with it – to the point where their quite prominent role is utterly unknown by most.  Today’s “hicks, crackers, and rednecks” are the focus of everybody’s hatred, being seen as the descendants of the slaveowners, slavemasters, and ravagers of black women.  Hardly the total truth.  I say this all the time to black people and they are completely surprised to learn that less than 5% of white southerners ever owned a slave, and are also surprised to learn about the role of Jews.  I advise them to look it up and when they do they are amazed at the wealth of information on the web.  God forbid the web is ever “regulated”….

  • RisingReich

     Have to agree with this.  Lots of ‘conservatives’ still love to pat themselves on the back after they worship anyone who claims to be the whimsical ‘brown conservative’. 

    They are infected with the same sickness of the libtarded persuasion.  “See how much better a person I am because I ‘accept and tolerate’ these brownies!”

    Pathetic doesn’t begin to cover it, but pathetic is the only English word I can give it.

  •  Yes, all that.  But the greater point I’m trying to make is that the RNC is screwing its own pooch by shoving all these non-whites on the podium.  If the only way people saw the RNC was through MSNBC’s eyes, with MSNBC censoring non-whites, people would walk away thinking that the Republican Party is a white party.  Or, to look at the glass of water from the other direction, the negative blowback that would come from all the RNC’s racial pandering wouldn’t happen because MSNBC doesn’t show the racial pandering.

  • MissBonnie123

    I wonder if this  “‘concerned’ white (male) teacher” would be willing to give up HIS job to a nonwhite? Certainly there are nonwhites looking for teaching positions.

  • GravitonX

     That runs contrary to what we learned.  The South attack the North at Fort Sumpter beginning the war.  For most of the war, the South was winning until the Emancipation of the slaves crippled the Southern infrastructure.

    • The Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves of ONLY the parts of the South that had been already over taken and under the control of the Union Army.

  • refocus

    And of course the rational whites behind Ron Paul were locked out of the convention in its entirety.

  • Mitt Romney touts Mexican Roots–abc-news-politics.html

    “…but, but, but, but at least Romney will do something about the illegal situation”

    There’s one born every minute, every second if you’re in America. If only there was a way to profit from stupid, we’d be able to wipe out the national debt overnight.

  • curri

    hiding away deep in the woods is not a good option for most people-so there’s no escape from political action.  

    A coherent alternative must be built to the anti-white mentality that the bulk of the people have internalized.Disconnect as much as you can from the DC-Hollywood regime and encourage others to do the same. Infiltrate the tiny handful of churches that are both anti-PC and anti-modernist and work to make them more so. Build ties with the most reactionary Eastern Orthodox churches IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES. Orthodox in the USA are almost entirely masked secular hedonist liberals who can’t see beyond “rights” doctrine, rationalism and consumerism. The P$ssy Riot Affair shows that the Orthodox are made of much sterner stuff than anything in the West. Where possible, use local “home rule powers” to replace your existing cozy semi-criminal (at best)local governments with a large unpaid board elected by proportional representation WITH AS LOW A THRESHOLD AS POSSIBLE. The plurality system freezes out minority opinions-AND ISN’T IT OBVIOUS THAT THE MAJORITY ARE BRAINWASHED SHEEPLE who get their opinions from the MSM-education complex.Questions of control by the “masters of discourse” and political repression aside, the biggest obstacle is the winner-take-all plurality system used everywhere in the US.The US plurality system was not etched in stone by God. Look at full representation (i.e. low threshold proportional representation) as it exists in countries in Finland, Greece, Netherlands, Switzerland and Israel. In those countries parties despised by the ruling elites and the MSM still manage to get legislative seats.Some local government have home rule powers and can change the local method of governance by initiative and referendum or by even less demanding means.Given the level of dissatisfaction with the two legacy parties and the mess they have created a majority might welcome a change to multiparty system in many places.Then, hopefully, anti-Regime local officials could use their positions to HELP local people by opposing USG aggression in the forms of Sec. 8 housing, refugee resettlement, Bill Ayers-style “progressive” school mandates and other matters too numerous to mention.You have to start small and try to do things that actually HELP people at the grass roots level. Obvious stuff that people seem to forget when they get carried way with grands plans for “restoring the Constitution” or creating white ethnostates.See…)In promoting PR for governmental elections, the easiest place to begin is at the local level. Usually all it takes is a change in a city or county charter in order to adopt proportional representation. City governments regularly form committees to review their charters, and these are excellent opportunities for citizens to raise the option of using PR. City officials are sometimes reluctant to lead the way in this kind of change, and they may even try to impede it. So in many areas citizens may often have to organize themselves and offer referendums in order to reform their city charter. In recent years, citizens have put PR referendums on the ballot in Cincinnati and San Francisco. Both efforts narrowly went down to defeat, garnering 45% and 43% of the vote respectively.(…)

  • Dave4088

    During his acceptance speech Romney must have mentioned immigration and immigrants about thirteen times with a gleam in his eye.  No doubt this was calculated to appeal to the hordes of illegal mestizos and other third world invaders. 

    Any racially conscious white person should not look to the GOP for answers to our plight.   

  • Dave4088

    I’ve known two men who married Russian women and it turned out to be the biggest mistake of their lives.  One immediately began cheating on him after arriving in the U.S.   It’s sad that white men have become so desperate that they will still fall for this.   The other was suffering from mental cruelty inflicted by his Russian bride. 

  • mistermark123

    I was watching MSNBC.  They showed Nikki Haley’s speech in its entirety.