The Hope Block

From of all places, the Daily Beast is reporting the distrust within the black community in one of the most traditionally Democrat areas, Chicago’s O Block.

A pastor on the South Side is asking Republicans to talk to his flock after what he says are 50 years of disappointment from the other party.
CHICAGO — It is difficult to imagine a less likely GOP presidential campaign stop than O Block.

After all, it’s the most dangerous stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Chicago and one of the toughest territories in the city.

But if Republicans stand a chance of chipping away at Democrats’ dominance over the black vote in this city and elsewhere, it might be something to consider. (More>)

And its hard to imagine this report coming from a more unexpected source. Their disenchantment can no longer be swept under the rug?

So far Rand Paul is the only one taking them up on the offer to Republican candidates to campaign there. What is interesting is the source. Maybe it is cause for hope in areas Democrats consider Republicans persona non gratae? Seems worth a shot to Rand Paul.

Could the community be finally getting tired of the same old meat-grinder politics that leave them wondering what they are supporting long after the elections? With the conditions of the city and the recent crime waves, it would make sense to look for different leadership.

Even more interesting than the message is the messenger, a pastor in the community. Is there a chance for some change? Some will call it wishful thinking but maybe political dysfunction and plantation politics do have limits after all?

Maybe they are really getting fed up with Democrats’ hit-and-run politics?

Obama flying high

I must have missed this coverage at the recent MLK anniversary rally at the Mall. The Independent Journal Review reported Obama christening the rally in the stripes.

MLK Event Attendees Wave American Flags – Desecrated With Barack Obama’s Face

Michael Miller
On August 25, 2013

    At an event in Washington D.C. Saturday commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I have a dream” speech, attendees waved American Flags. Desecrated. With Barack Obama’s face.

    “The cult of Obama is alive and well.”
More : http://www.ijreview.com/2013/08/75054-attendees-of-mlk-event-wave-american-flags-desecrated-with-obamas-face/

I doubt Obama was the dream MLK was referring to. And I doubt he could have seen this on the “mountaintop”.

I know America has hit a new low when this substitutes for patriotism. So you can insult the US and MLK’s legacy at the same time, who knew?

(I wonder who the manufacturer is?)

H/T to Mrs. AL for the lead.
Comment on Hot Air from the previous article.

    Not surprising. The sheeple are beginning to see Obysmal, like global warming, is a state run media creation:

    Obama Pledge

    I pledge allegiance to the unions
    And to civil unrest in America
    And to the Republic
    I plan to destroy
    Two Nations
    Under funded
    Divided
    With misery and poverty for all

    DeweyWins on October 9, 2013 at 8:46 AM