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Black conservative Sonnie Johnson: 'I want to live in the America the Founding Fathers created'

Posted by on Jun. 22, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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Of the thousands of Americans who descended on Washington, D.C. last Wednesday for the "Audit the IRS" Tea Party rally, one person who stood out as a fresh face and voice was Breitbart News contributor Sonnie Johnson. In her address, she offered the crowd red meat, stating that she wanted to "destroy the America" of her youth. Her justification? She said that she wasn't taught "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" growing up, but instead learned "Democrats, skin color, and gender." There was very little "God, country, and family" during her upbringing, but there was a whole lot of "bitch, moan, and whine," she said. 

She went on to blast the welfare state and concluded with The Lord's Prayer. 

While she spent much of her address at the "Audit the IRS" event condemning the American of her past, she dedicated Friday night to discussing the America she wants for the future; she suggested that the Tea Party will have a central role in creating that America. Johnson appeared on a panel of black conservatives Friday night on Fox News' "Hannity" and emphasized that she was more conservative than Republican because the Tea Party primarily influenced her political beliefs. 



"I'm conservative more than GOP... because I was brought up in the Tea Party," Johnson said. 

She implied Republican politicians often make the mistake of not focusing on people first. "I am a people person," Johnson said. 

She said Republican politicians think they can just win over black voters by just saying, "'well, this policy is good, you should now change your mind.'"

To the contrary, Johnson said a better way to win over black voters is to appeal to them on a more visceral level instead of solely and primarily debating wonkish talking points. 

She suggested a more effective way to get black youths to consider voting for Republicans would be to give a black child a wallet and say, "never ever let a police officer take this wallet from you and never ever let it go empty."

"Give them capitalism and give them something to fight for," Johnson said. 

Other panelists like Star Parker had earlier said that blacks should be encouraged to become small business owners, because then they would want to keep more of what they earn and want the government out of the way. 

Johnson said people ask her, "where are blacks in the Tea Party?"

She suggested Republicans needed to point out liberal movements—like Occupy Wall Street—do not have a large black presence. 

"Where are the blacks in the Occupy movement?" Johnson said she says in response to such questions. "Where?"

To close out the show, Johnson addressed the violence that is ravaging black communities like those in Chicago. She said, "We are dying. We are killing ourselves. If we do not stop it, no Democrat, no Democrat, no liberal, no conservative is going to stop it."

"We must stop killing ourselves," Johnson passionately implored

by on Jun. 22, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Jun. 23, 2013 at 12:12 AM
She implied Republican politicians often make the mistake of not focusing on people first. "I am a people person," Johnson said.

True
SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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Thanks for bringing that up - Let's think about that, shall we? Sonnie is saying that Democrats kept her in slavery to big government programs.

She found out about freedom through conservatives.

She is a Republican, but sometimes feels as though Republican leaders aren't as personal as she would like.

BUT, she would much rather be free than in chains. 

Sure, it's a slight criticism of Republican leaders - but it's an outright denouncement against Democrats.

Which do you think is worse: slavery or leadership that's a bit impersonal?

Quoting -Celestial-:

She implied Republican politicians often make the mistake of not focusing on people first. "I am a people person," Johnson said.

True



JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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She said that she wasn't taught "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" growing up, but instead learned "Democrats, skin color, and gender This is the sad truth
Thomigirl
by Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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Bwahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

gludwig2000
by Gina on Jun. 23, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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 I must have missed something, because first she said she was brought up around "bitch, moan and whine" but then she says "she is more conservative than GOP because she was brought up in the Tea Party". So, what I get from that, she is just telling people what she thinks they want to hear, and apparently, it worked.

pvtjokerus
by Gold Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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I watched part of the show.  It was a really refreshing to see many of the former democrats say they were tired of being used only for votes.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 4:30 PM
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Quoting Thomigirl:

Bwahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa




Nothing from you?

Typical.


Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 4:32 PM
Quoting gludwig2000:

 I must have missed something, because first she said she was brought up around "bitch, moan and whine" but then she says "she is more conservative than GOP because she was brought up in the Tea Party". So, what I get from that, she is just telling people what she thinks they want to hear, and apparently, it worked.




I dunno what that means, but see what Sally wrote.


gludwig2000
by Gina on Jun. 23, 2013 at 5:15 PM
It means, that I believe that she is just saying what she thinks people want to hear. First she was brought up by Democrats, who bitch, moan and whine, then she says that she was brought up in the Tea Party. So, my question for her is "which is it"? If she was brought up with both ideas, she should have said so, instead of muddying the waters and causing confusion with her statements, which is why I believe she was just playing to the crowd. I can not validate her statement, nor can I discount it, but it just seems a little too conflicting to me.
Quoting Billiejeens:

Quoting gludwig2000:

 I must have missed something, because first she said she was brought up around "bitch, moan and whine" but then she says "she is more conservative than GOP because she was brought up in the Tea Party". So, what I get from that, she is just telling people what she thinks they want to hear, and apparently, it worked.




I dunno what that means, but see what Sally wrote.


Thomigirl
by Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 9:39 PM

What do you mean nothing. It was right there for all to see. Typical that you didn't get it. Oh wells


Quoting Billiejeens:

Quoting Thomigirl:

Bwahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa




Nothing from you?

Typical.




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