Democrats have a terrible record of behaving horribly towards black conservatives. They will often openly use demeaning and even racist terms to insult them.
Just look at the way the left has treated Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, or Dr. Ben Carson.
Virginia’s Lt. Governor Winsome Sears is a conservative Republican and she has dealt with this issue as well.
She recently spoke to a writer for the New York Post:
Winsome Sears: Why Democrats despise black conservatives like me
The definition of winsome is “sweetly or innocently charming: winning, engaging.”
The lieutenant governor of Virginia, Winsome Sears, is all of these, but she is also tough and has convictions on issues that matter to her and thinks should matter to Virginians and the nation.
As President Joe Biden last Saturday commemorated “Slave Remembrance Day,” Sears told me during an interview in her office, “If you want to live in the past, go ahead; just don’t drag me back with you…
I ask Sears why the media seem to ignore or mischaracterize black conservatives like her and why so many blacks continue to vote for Democrats. “In order for [Democrats] to continue to win,” she says, “they need to get 80 to 90% of the black vote. That’s why they are so full of hatred when conservatives like me, or libertarians, don’t think the way they do. . . . We don’t really care.
“The slaves did not die in the fields to be beholden to the Democrat Party. They wanted their freedom . . . their families to be reunited . . . and their children to get a good education.”
Sears says she is mystified by how “the Democrat Party became synonymous with black people. [Democrats] were the ones who were keeping us from achieving. Then there’s this other thing that is happening with black women not having their babies. And they call me a white supremacist for saying we want more black babies. Democrats have to make up their minds.”
Winsome Sears is awesome. What a lady.
“Winsome wasn’t born here,’ she said. ‘This is not her country, not her culture, and yet here she is — second in command in the former capital of the confederacy. The KKK must be turning over in their graves.’Only in Virginia . . . and America.”@nypost https://t.co/DFABw0XpJu
— Winsome Earle-Sears (@winwithwinsome) September 3, 2022
Sears has a bright future in politics.
Cross posted from American Lookout.