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FIRST GROUND WAR BOOT CAMP: SUCCESS!

Submitted by on October 25, 2009 – 8:19 pm19 Comments

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Saturday, October 31, 2009 wasn’t a “trick”.  What a “treat” to see close to 40 RagingVols congregate for training on how to launch the next phase of overcoming the demographic crisis of the Conservative Movement.

Conducted by Apostle Claver T. Kamau-Imani, Chairman, the meeting was held in Houston, Texas, HQ for RagingElephants.org.  Houston will be the laboratory for the eventual national campaign.The current demographic composition of the GOP only contains a 2% African-American membership.  Latinos hoover around 5-6%.  This is an untenable situation with the changing demographics of the nation.

RagingElephants.org will lead the effort to bring massive diversity to the GOP and the Conservative Movement by implementing a strategy that engages the three-prong structure of the organization and employs aggressive, offensive tactics to infiltrate traditionally non-conservative voting regions.

Stay alert for Ground War Boot Camps to be held in your area of the country.

STAMPEDE!

19 Comments »

  • evergreen78 says:

    I am so excited to be a part of this group. Myself, personally, I think that there are many more “Conservatives of color,” so to speak, than are willing to admit it. People have been misinformed about the Conservative Movement – that we are racist, sexist, bigot homophobes – that they are AFRAID of us. That is so SAD . . . and WRONG. As Rush says, Conservatives don’t look out at a crowd of people and see a bunch of different little groups – we just see PEOPLE, and we want each and every one of those people to be as successful as they possibly can, in every way. Thank you so much for contacting me about this group. I hope I can do something to actually PARTICIPATE instead of just “reading.” (wink!)

  • Mike says:

    Interesting that your diversity event wasn’t very diverse. The GOP is what it is, a predominately white male organization and most of them do not want a demographic change. Good luck with your endeavors.
    Mike

  • Kevin says:

    Mike,
    It is an education process. The public schools and our college/university system are dominated by the left and are a step ahead in brainwashing our kids who don’t have any parental guidance or are generally misguided. About the time graduates earn their first real paycheck, they get a hint of what infuriates most people. Are we, as employed taxpayers, getting what we want for the taxes we are forced to pay out? The demographic will change as we educate. You have to start somewhere.

  • TXPatriot512 says:

    Mike, I’m new here, but I just read above that RagingElephants.org proposes to “lead the effort to bring massive diversity to the GOP and the Conservative Movement”. Say what you like, but the fact that 40 conservatives – of any color – turned out to support and actively participate in this effort appears to me to be a good thing. BTW, how did you spend your time last Saturday? I spent mine helping to organize support for the Conservative cause. And I’ll be leaving my office in about 10 minutes to go down and counter the protest by moveon.org outside John Cornyn’s Austin office. What are you doing today? Maybe I’ll see you out making a difference soon.
    -TxPatriot512

  • Roger says:

    The speech at the Tea party gathering in the Houston raceway park monday evening was great, thanks for speaking out.

  • Bill says:

    WOW! Finally someone that gets it! I heard Apostle Claver
    on a local radio show in Kansas City last night and I am
    completely amazed. I am a recovering liberal and have been on
    my evermore conservative walk since Sept 12th 2001. I am a
    white male who 6 years ago married a black woman. In the last several years I have come to realize that the majority of the black
    community that I have come to know are far more conservative than they even know. While talking with my wifes family and friends about
    politics and values, it seems that mostly they have been misinformed
    by mainstream media and local “community activists” about who is
    really on their side. I have been reaching out with some success to
    as many people as will listen, my career affords me to be able to
    spend considerable time in the inner city community, and again I find the same thing, people simply voting democrat because they
    think that republican=rich white people!

    I am so proud that my children will have a black leader in their
    time that reflects their parents values!

    Apostle Claver, keep up the good fight, I hope my family will
    have the opportunity to meet you one day. You are truly an inspiring man!!! And you will always have friends in KCMO

  • Kimberly says:

    Here’s an idea. Why don’t you eschew from your party all of the people who have referred to President Obama and his wife as primates and who have questioned his citizenship?

    Maybe, then, I as a black woman, will give your party some serious thought.

  • Mike says:

    I have to agree with Kimberly, the GOP is dominated by white males and gives off the distinct appearance of not wanting to be very inclusive. If that image can be changed maybe your organization can stand a chance. As far as how I spent my Saturday I was flying young inner city kids around the Chicago area to stimulate an interest in aviation.Thanks for asking. Also, I have had many paychecks and I’m still just as liberal if not more so than I was in college. I won’t be joing any “patriots” protesting moveon.org any time soon.

  • Paul says:

    Mike,
    Getting the conservative movement to be more diverse does not happen over night. But you are trying to denounce it at its beginning because you are scared of it as well.

    And Kimberly give me one person who has referred to Obama as a primate. If he was conservative I would have voted for him. And on the other side, what is wrong with questioning where someone was born especially if they are running for president. It’s in the constitution that someone is supposed to be born in the U.S. So, also, show me his birth certificate. I just want to see it, if it says he was born here then fine but I still haven’t seen it.

    I have many articles showing how partisan and hateful the left is so don’t even try demonizing conservatives, look at yourselves.

  • Mike says:

    Paul, there are inherent problems in the GOP in its ability to attract people of color. I would love to see them become more diverse but this present course of action ain’t gonna do it. Take for example “Apostle” Imani’s contention that Democrats such as Charlie Rangle, Sheila Jackson-Lee and Rev. Al Sharpton are the real racists but ignoring racist language and images in the Tea Party movements he is promoting. He defends Rush Limbaugh who has a long history of racially tinged language but yet attacks Rep. Jackson-Lee. These types of actions won’t endear him to the larger Black community. One has to only look at the composition of the two parties to get a clear picture of what the reality is. The are no nationally elected Black representatives in the GOP, none. The Democrats have not only several Black elected officials in the congress they elected the first Black president while the GOP had only white males as serious contenders for the top spot in 2008. You are correct that it will be a long road to get more people of color in the GOP but the present course will not be successful.

  • Mike says:

    And sorry to dominate this oh so crowded conversation but it’s interesting that the first Black president has to show his birth certificate. Did any other president have to show his? Let’s be honest, if he wasn’t a citizen the FBI would know it don’t ya think? It’s insane to believe that Kenya hatched a secret plot 47 years ago to sneak one of their citizens into the U.S.as a baby so he could move up the ranks of politics and eventually take over and subvert the country. And folks wonder why these people are such a joke. Oh and sorry for being so hatefilled but you know how we lefties are.

  • Bill says:

    hmmm, Mike, seems to me that the head of the GOP is a black man.

    ever heard of Michael Steele? Get your facts straight Mike, Ive
    been to several “tea party” events in recent months and haven’t
    seen any racist overtones, however whenever I see ol Rev Al or
    Rev Jesse I cant help but think of all the comments they have made
    over the years about whites and jews….. I deal with racism all the
    time, only it is directed at me (a white man) for simply being in
    the city (” hey white boy, you lost!?!?) or when I get looks and comments
    from young black men (primarily) for being married to a black
    woman. Ohh your right there is something curious about B.O. and
    his birth certificate…. he is the only president to have had
    his birth record sealed….EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE US. I dont
    know where the man was born but it would definitely be interesting
    to find out why it was sealed by the Gov. of hawaii the very
    weekend he went to Hawaii to visit his grandmother.

  • Mike says:

    Oh you’re right Bill there has ben so much racism directed towards white men. You guys weren’t allowed to attend the University of Texas, you were lynched for looking at Black women and you were denied your right to vote. Sorry forgot these facts. And yes Michael Steele is the head of an appointed position but as I keep asking why are there no Blacks in nationally elected positions in the GOP? We can play the white male as a victim game all day long if you want but be honest, Black racism has NEVER affected whites the way white racisn has affected us. Beyond that the GOP does not offer the average working class person any incentive to join its ranks. Your party has a problem attracting Blacks and Latinos and I don’t see that changing anytime soon and once again the “birthers” aren’t helping. And I’m sure there were absolutely no racist signs at the TEA party you attended. If you guys continue to ignore the racism in your party and play the “you’re one too, Jesse Jackson Jesse Jackson” game you will never make inroad into communities of color which is important as the country is becoming more diverse by the day and the GOP will wither away to nothing but a regional southern white party if you guys don’t quickly figure out how to attract middle class voters like myself. I could offer solutions but you seem to have all the answers.

  • Jorge Gutiérrez says:

    I’ll tell all of you, Mike included, where I sit so you know where I stand.

    I am a Hispanic American. Born in Costa Rica, came to the US about 18 years ago. Became a US citizen in 1999, and now, I am first and foremost AMERICAN and then Hispanic, or whatever other label you want to put on me.

    My skin is brown, so I am neither black nor white. I don’t know how people see me. I just know how I see myself. But I hear what others say or how they behave toward me, toward blacks and toward whites.

    Never in my almost 18 years of living in the US have I experienced a racist remark. Not even while I went through Basic Training at Fort Sill, OK.

    But when I hear Rev.(sic) Jackson tell a black congressman that “if you vote against the Health Care bill, you are not a black man”, I realize that is the capstone of Identity Politics. Mr. Jackson, and Mr. Sharpton and all the other charlatans who have made themselves millionaires by exploiting their own racial “brothers” and feeding and fueling racial bias into the political discourse, are a disgrace to this great country and political system.

    The US certainly has a dark history of racial inequalities. But this is not 1650, 1850 or 1950. In an integrated society, there will always be people who do not like others because of their race, religion, or ethnicity. But as a whole, there is no other nation on the face of the earth that has more diversity and grants more rights to its immigrants than this nation. To say otherwise is to lie.

    Now, Mike. If you think the GOP is a white-male dominated party, you have not seen my face. I am part of that white-male, bigoted, homophobic party, and very proud of it. Honestly, our Conservative movement does not need black conservatives, hispanic conservatives, gay conservatives, midgets in wheelchairs conservatives, or whatever little interest-group label you want to attach to it. We need just plain CONSERVATIVES. We let identity politicians join the Dem(ag)ocrat coalition and tear it appart.

    Sincerely,

    Jorge Gutiérrez
    Brown, Conservative, Christian and Heterosexual (for those interested in Identity Politics!)

  • Bill says:

    Well said Jorge, well said. Thank you.

  • Mike says:

    Jorge, please link me to a site where I can see the quote you attribute to Jesse Jackson. I’m glad you have never experienced racism and I hope you continue to be free from it but conservatives i.e. the GOP uses race conscious politics constantly. It was GOP lawmakers who accused Justice Sotomeyer of being a reverse racist. It was conservative commentators who accused the president of being a racist. You can play the Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson game all day long but they fight for equality while Rush, Glen and Hannity play the oppressed white male card. There is a reason the GOP does not have many Black, Latino or Indigenous members. If these reasons are not addressed there won’t ever be many of us. If we can’t admit or agree the GOP is not diverse and there are reasons behind this lack of diversity we may never find common ground and trust me Jorge I do want to find common ground.

  • Bill says:

    MIKE, THE DEFINITION OF RACISM:a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.

    NOW JUSTICE SOTAMAYOR :” I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

    HMMMMMM SOUNDS LIKE THE DEFINITION…..

    YOU CAN ARGUE AS MUCH AS YOU WANT, BUT IT IS ON ALL SIDES.
    ONCE YOU FINALLY STOP ACCUSING AND MAYBE START HELPING WE CAN
    START TO OVERCOME THE IDIOTS,ALL YOU HAVE DONE IN THESE COMMENTS IS TEAR PEOPLE DOWN WHILE JUMPING UP & DOWN SCREAMING THE GOP IS FULL
    OF RACISTS. IT SEEMS YOUR AS MUCH OF THE PROBLEM AS ALL OF THE RACE BAITING IDIOTS OUT THERE, DONT BOTHER SAYING YOU WANT MIDDLE GROUND,
    MIDDLE GROUND COMES WITH PEACEFUL NEGOTIATIONS NOT ACCUSATIONS.

    IF YOU TRULY WANT MIDDLE GROUND SPREAD THE WORD THAT (ESPECIALLY IN THIS CASE) NOT ALL OF THE GOP ARE RACISTS, THATS SIMPLY WHAT WE ARE
    TRYING TO DO!

  • Mike says:

    @ Baily, thanks for the link I will check it out.
    @ Bill, taking a quote out of context does not prove your point. The fact is white males have had over 300 years of social and political dominance in this nation and I don’t think Black and Brown racism poses a threat to their standing but if you want to debate this issue we can. I don’t believe that the GOP is “full” of racist but we have to admit racism does exist and is ocassionally on display at GOP events. If you want to talk about race baiting just look at this web-site, it contains stories such as “Dems are the real party of racism” and such. This whole organization exists to recruit people of color to the GOP so there is no getting around the topic at least on this site. Apostle Claver admits the GOP contains only about 3% Black and 5% Latino membership so that reveals something we don’t like. I have opinions why this is the case but we can’t get around the fact that for years the GOP has used tactics and messaging that is not favorable to people of color and now the demographics are changing and it is working against them. Maybe they are serious about changing their message but I haven’t seen any evidence to support this. Call it what you will and say it is on all sides but it was the Dems who have every single nationally elected Black law makers, had the most diverse convention in history in 2008 and elected the first president of color. That seems like a bigger tent to me and last I checked I wasn’t jumping up and down hollering about anything. It’s not my job to make your political party more appealing when I have other choices so I’m not getting helping you guys do anything. There are other choices I can make until the Repubs get their act together and if they never do I just won’t vote for them and work for their opposition. They made their bed now they have to lie in it.

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