The idea that more and more black Americans are joining with conservative leaders in support of President Donald Trump leaves the left in a conundrum.
Do they subject these African-Americans to the prescribed Alinsky tactic of ridicule, running the risk of being held to the same impossible standard they hold the right to in being tagged racist for their criticism?
Which is where liberal minorities like Soledad O’Brien come into play, although she saw the tables quickly turned on her over the weekend in the unpredictable world of social media.
The fired CNN anchor responded to a tweet from Isaiah Washington — one of Hollywood’s few outspoken conservatives — featuring a photo of himself with other black men, along with hashtags to advocate for the Blexit movement, which urges minorities to walk away from the Democrat Party plantation.
O’Brien’s enlightened offering?
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) October 6, 2019
If you follow the liberal mainstream media outlets, you’d be hard pressed to know that President Donald Trump hosted the Young Black Leadership Summit last week at the White House.
This has black Americans fired up for the 2020 election and “do nothing Democrats” shaking in their boots.
Here’s a quick sampling of the fare that was offered up last week in the East Room at the White House.
“A while back, President Trump said, when he was talking to the black community, ‘If you vote for me, what do you have to lose?’ Because do-nothing Democrats have done nothing for the black community,” activist and comedian Terrence Williams said. “2020 is around the corner and we have a lot to lose now because President Donald J. Trump has done so much for the black community. Thank you, President Trump.”
Terrence Williams: "The media is attacking him. But when they attack him, they are attacking us, because he is out here fighting for us." pic.twitter.com/sX6HALiRML
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 4, 2019
But back to Soledad O’Brien.
Washington replied to the liberal’s “LOL” tweet. Taking the high road, the actor asked her to educate herself more about who he is and “hop on a call” with him.
“I don’t know you personally, but we do Follow each other here on Twitter. Perhaps you should do a little more research on me before you go down this path. Let’s keep it simple. Let’s hop on call before you are forced to block me and this becomes nasty,” the “Blue Caprice” actor tweeted.
.@soledadobrien I don’t know you personally, but we do Follow each other here on Twitter. Perhaps you should do a little more research on me before you go down this path. Let’s keep it simple. Let’s hop on call before you are forced to block me and this becomes nasty. pic.twitter.com/4Ico00azcK
— Isaiah Washington (@IWashington) October 6, 2019
The reigning question in response to her tweet was pretty basic.
Why is it funny that black Americans eschew the trappings of the Democrat Party and think for themselves? Why is it humorous to her that there may be diversity in thought in the black community?
All in all, the online responses showed just how shallow-minded O’Brien was in her reaction, and just how little she has to offer to political debate in America.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Why is this funny?
— Dan ?? (@danieltobin) October 6, 2019
. @soledadobrien is laughing because she’s too shallow to realize black men can think and have values different from her own.
— Ben (@AndStrats) October 6, 2019
Congrats @soledadobrien. Your innocent three letters “LOL” comment has unleashed so much negativity and hate in this thread. You continue to divide with your comments which of course you will deny.
— fredvill (@fredvillsa) October 6, 2019
Why do I get the feeling there’ll be no “Lol” from Soledad, but instead, a lot of whiny teeth gnashing about “betrayal” after the next election? I’m thinking it won’t be so funny to her then.
— Bob McGovern (@mcgovern_bob) October 6, 2019
Soledad out here trying to stifle progress, Luddite.
— Luis (@luismen1991) October 6, 2019
I know! How dare they think for themselves!
— Laura Gadbery ??♀️ (@lgadbery) October 6, 2019
Allow me to decipher this LOL. She means, “The nerve of these men to leave the plantation!”
— Tom Macioszek (@MacioszekTom) October 6, 2019
Smart, sharp, independent-thinking men who refuse to be controlled by the Socialist Democrat Party. I have a lot of respect for @IWashington for having the courage to stand up for his beliefs. A shame that you try to make a mockery of them, but end up looking foolish yourself.
— VeritasGal (@VeritasGal) October 6, 2019
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