By The Right Scoop


But by the same token, he says that blacks tend to vote for democrats without question and that’s not good either.

Stephen A. Smith was on Parker/Spitzer last night talking politics and while he was classy, he was truthful. When talking about the black vote for the democrats he said that it’s not like the old days when someone said ‘flatter me’ to a politician, but that in many cases Blacks tend to vote democrat without even hearing the argument. I think that’s true all over the place to be honest, but I do think that the Tea Party has made some headway there and more people are evaluating candidates nowadays for more than just their party. He also adds though that while he doesn’t dig into policy like his hosts, he does look at outcomes in the black community and sees a major disparity between the what the democrats are saying and what is actually happening and that’s why he says that democrats are taking black people for granted.

I noted above that he was classy and that was clear when they asked him why there aren’t any black people in the Tea Party. He was quick to say that while he does believe there are black people in the tea party, he’s not there to denigrate the tea party but that he respects them for their positions on lower taxes and smaller government. That’s a pretty rare thing to hear from typical guests in the MSM.

All in all it’s a great interview. I have a lot of respect for Smith even though I would disagree with him on some finer points in this interview. But one thing I would love is if Fox News picked him up to do his own political commentary show. How awesome would that be?!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kingofthehokies Jim Land

    lol. The glare at 1:58

  • Johnny901

    Blacks blindly voting for Democrats is definitely prevalent in my hometown in MS. To be elected alderman/mayor even very conservative candidates have to run as Democrats because the winner of the D primary wins the election every time because of the black vote.

    Also black churches actually pass out lists at church (I’ve seen them) on which candidates they are supposed to vote for, which furthers the problem of voter education on candidates.

  • Gboyz

    Love Stephen A. the more hear him talk about politics. He usually annoys the crap out of me on ESPN though

  • http://community.livejournal.com/black_avenger_1/profile Virus-X

    Really, I’m not impressed.

    All he did was sing the black national anthem: “MeMeMeMeMe”.

    He’s not going to “defend” Conservatives? Obama’s heart is in the right place? No, while he did manage to shell out criticism for the left (liberal democrats), he remained true to form to heap undeserved criticism on the Right. The only thing that’s ‘awful’ about the Conservative message to black separatists like himself is that fact that they do not advocate handouts. He complains about black schools, blacks not collecting social security because of early death, black unemployment, blacks not having employment opportunities. I don’t find anything “classy” about him, but I will say he’s “classIC”.

    He will not identify himself as an “American”, but continues to try to segregate HIMSELF from everyone else with his self-proclaimed hyphenated status of being an “African American”, and I wonder what African nation either he, or at least one of his parents was born in to gain his dual citizenship. Maybe as opposed to criticizing Conservatives on their ‘bad messaging’, he could look at his own piss-poor polemics, and realize that he is nothing more than an American, just like Barack Obama’s “typical white person”.

    Schools? The US Department of Education is un-Constitutional, and should be abolished. You don’t solve problems by throwing money at them, but liberals like himself aren’t mentally advanced enough to realize this, and never will (hence our gigantic deficit). PRIVATIZE those schools, and make them affordable through tax write-offs. Let people vote with their pocketbooks. If a school is under-performing, allow them to exercise their RIGHT to send their kid(s) to another that they believe will do the job. Abolish these unions that persist in granting tenure to teachers that are absolutely unfit, leaving them disincentivized to be competitive in how much quality they can bring to the table. Nothing spurs improvement like the chance of being fired for low performance. And kids that insist on not learning and being disruptive: KICK THEM THE FRIG OUT. Just as we should have the right to utilize any school we wish, they should have the right to not accept your money, if you’re bringing an uneducated hellion to their doorstep to use as your babysitter. If an armed babysitter’s what you want, that’s what Juvie Hall’s for.

    Black unemployment? For me, unemployment (a condition I am not presently suffering from, thankfully) has been no worse than for anybody else. It’s all based on things like marketability, which also ties into ‘black opportunities’. If these poor, downtrodden blacks really wanted to succeed, they would go to school and learn something marketable. If you want to be a fashion designer and sell your stupid Fu-Bu pants, make sure you back it up with something like Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, while you’re waiting to break into the fashion world. People get loans and grants all the time, and then there’s also THE ARMY. THE ARMY PAYS for Soldiers to get an education, and ENCOURAGES such optional avenues as OCS, WOCS, etc. Haunting the ghettos like a black zombie, with your pants falling off your ass and your hat turned around isn’t the greatest career move, and is a clear CHOICE. My mother lived in Highland Park, MI (WORSE than Detroit, in my opinion), and as opposed to becoming a hand-out craving hoodrat, she went to Cass Technical High School (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_Technical_High_School), back when that still meant something, then went on to get her masters degree at University of Michigan during the 60s, when blacks weren’t particularly welcome in liberal Ann Arbor. Conservatives advocate living by your bootstraps, with voluntarily provided safety nets. What’s so ‘awful’ about that? I guess the payoffs aren’t big enough.

    Politicians aren’t wrong for being in the Beltway, they become wrong for wrong-headed policies, such as virtually each and every thing that comes from the left, which includes the politics of pandering that this guy seems to think hasn’t been provided to blacks in a big enough supply, lately. Apparently, they thought that having a black guy in the White House would mean the gravy train would finally come rolling in, and now that it hasn’t, they’re getting agitated. Politicians are not to be voted into office to pander to any specific ethnic or religious background, but to represent their constituents, black, white or whatever, and on the national stage, they’re to represent not only their state/district, but the nation as a whole.

    Like LTC Allen West said: when people were heading out West to colonize the central and Western states, did they ask the government for a wagon and a horse? NO. They got the damned things, themselves, fended for themselves as best as they could, and established their own lives, without government nannyship. When blacks were freed from slavery, this is precisely the way they lived their lives, and they would be utterly disappointed and disgusted by empty suit, hot air, BS blatherskites like Smith and Obama, who seem to be more worried about what they can put in their own pockets by sewing the seeds of division, than by what they can do to be fully-integrated and creating a seemless, efficient society and nation as a whole. Where was this idiot when statements like ‘this money isn’t for white construction workers’ was being thrown around, if he’s so critical of liberals? Blacks that mindlessly vote for lying liberal democrats deserve every ounce of disappointment heaped upon them. The only thing this Smith idiot is advocating is that blacks play hard to get, and try forcing these punks to make good on their campaign handout promises, THAT’s what he’s mad about. He’s no better than any other liberal, or any other black liberal democratic plantation slave: the words “rugged individualism”, spoken by Ronaldus Magnus, are an abomination to him. They represent something he never had, lacks, and will never HAVE the courage to live up to, and those that can and DO model their lives after that maxim are the ENEMY.

    • Frank in PA

      EXACTLY!!!!!!

      Blacks need to sat to candidates, What are you going to do for me?????

      How about, what are you going to do for the country!

  • http://twitter.com/MooseOfReason MooseOfReason

    I agree with the Fox show suggestion. Do they have an open time slot?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

      might be some room on the FBN ;)

  • Anonymous

    The only thing I got out of that was that Kathleen Parker is dumber than dirt. No wonder she feels the need to insult Sarah Palin.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QSIMIELSN7JAIWGVNKHCJ7L5OU Ryan G

    I want to say this and understand I truly am not a racist I am man who believe in the teachings of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    As a white Christian male, who is Irish Scottish and Italian. I never had anything to do with Slavery, or mistreating anyone nor did my family. Now the things that happened to certain cultures are wrong, and there is no denying that, yet there has to be a point where we let it go! Not saying forget, for we should always remember History. Yet with affirmative action I as a white Christian male, who is younger have been a part of been denied the ability to jobs, my father lost a job although he was a better candidate for the job due to race.
    When are we could to stop with the race card. I don’t see people in color or people that are white I just see people. People like Reverend Al Sharpton want to talk about others being racist when he truly is a racist himself. We need to agree to move on from today forward, and as people on the right we don’t attract the Black community because we are not for social justice programs as much. Where you can’t even call them liberals because they are so far past that now a days that they believe everyone should have a piece of the pie.
    Yes that would be nice but I don’t think Bill Gates should ever stop making money because he chased after the American dream and made a company, risked everything and really changed the world with his intelligence and inventions. He doesn’t planning on hoarding all his money, but good for him. Even the janitors who worked for lower money and stock options are millionaires today. So they all took a risk and it paid off. Do I believe the rich should be taxed higher than they are absolutely and that is where we might all disagree. I think a number such 45 percent to anyone making 3 million a year is not unfair. The rich are buying up politicians and it is a fact, but we get attacked because of the rich when the truth is we don’t care about them, we only care that we the middle class and lower are not taxed higher.
    This I truly believe is why we are separated from the minorities in this world.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QSIMIELSN7JAIWGVNKHCJ7L5OU Ryan G

    I want to say this and understand I truly am not a racist I am man who believe in the teachings of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    As a white Christian male, who is Irish Scottish and Italian. I never had anything to do with Slavery, or mistreating anyone nor did my family. Now the things that happened to certain cultures are wrong, and there is no denying that, yet there has to be a point where we let it go! Not saying forget, for we should always remember History. Yet with affirmative action I as a white Christian male, who is younger have been a part of been denied the ability to jobs, my father lost a job although he was a better candidate for the job due to race.
    When are we could to stop with the race card. I don’t see people in color or people that are white I just see people. People like Reverend Al Sharpton want to talk about others being racist when he truly is a racist himself. We need to agree to move on from today forward, and as people on the right we don’t attract the Black community because we are not for social justice programs as much. Where you can’t even call them liberals because they are so far past that now a days that they believe everyone should have a piece of the pie.
    Yes that would be nice but I don’t think Bill Gates should ever stop making money because he chased after the American dream and made a company, risked everything and really changed the world with his intelligence and inventions. He doesn’t planning on hoarding all his money, but good for him. Even the janitors who worked for lower money and stock options are millionaires today. So they all took a risk and it paid off. Do I believe the rich should be taxed higher than they are absolutely and that is where we might all disagree. I think a number such 45 percent to anyone making 3 million a year is not unfair. The rich are buying up politicians and it is a fact, but we get attacked because of the rich when the truth is we don’t care about them, we only care that we the middle class and lower are not taxed higher.
    This I truly believe is why we are separated from the minorities in this world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    i like Stephen A. Smith… i like his honesty… when they ask him questions trying to slam the tea party saying the they don’t have any black people he actually corrects them… enjoyed the interview too… i can’t believe he actually likes Mit Romney that was the only low point of the interview for me.. but all in all a good one..

    • Mzhovda

      Hey Stephen Smith!! Gov. Palin knows how to make money from the Ground up!!
      Family Fishing/The Reimbursement to the Alaskan people of the oil revenues.
      Smith!! go talk to Lt. Colonel Allen West!

      Palin/West 2012

  • Tb16

    I’ve heard him on Mark Levin’s show for a few years. I have always enjoyed his political views, much more that his sports opinions.

  • Give me liberty

    I believe a BIG part of the problem with the black community in general is that they call themselves “African” Americans”. That tells me that they are black Africans first and foremost, and Americans secondly. I don’t call myself a German/English/American. I’m as proud of my heritage as anybody. But I was born in this country and I am prouder to call myself an American. All of these people were born here, so they should quit feeling sorry for themselves and join the rest of the country in trying to find a solution to some of their inherent problems.

  • http://twitter.com/nickmarschel straw man

    Fox should hire him and start using him in some segments where they would normally use Juan Williams. Some segments with him and Juan would be good too.

    • Paulchri

      If Fox news has any hope of improving on their libertarian side, they should keep Juan and this guy out. This guy has a long way to go, and is too opinionated to really learn. Next he needs to become a conservative. Then a republican, then realize that is all worthless and become an intellectual freedom fighter Libertarian, if you will. Then support alternatives to republican conservative-ism, such as Ron Paul. Mit Romney is a putts in sheep’s clothing. If we keep picking “conservatives” like him, we are just as screwed in the end.

      • Michaelbriante

        Excellent response! I too wish the people of this country would learn that both parties are basically two heads of the same snake.