Carlton Fletcher wrote a must read column in the Albany Herald today. If you are from rural Georgia, you know the term “Busleft” and you know about crazy family. I can talk about my family but you can’t. You know, family could include our church family, our state, our South, our community, our political party, our college, our nation and our race. It’s all about a family tree and sometimes we wish we could prune some rotten branches. Yes, I have so much to say about the design of our new church and haven’t bought a brick or nail yet. “See what had happen is the market is killing my pocket—not the Nasdaq…the supermarket and the job market.”
In a strange twist, I almost always understand Fletcher’s point of view but rarely get Black columnist Thomas Sowell. You know Zora Neale Hurston said “Just because we skin folks, don’t mean we kin folks.” On the other hand, when Black leaders get slam relentlessly we circle the wagons—even when Blacks folks are doing the slamming. “Say one more thing about Condoleezza and it is on.” So, Sowell is still family and let the brother speak. I am turning into a walking contradiction.
On Meet the Press today, it was reported that 85% of Republicans will likely vote next November but only 50% of Democrats. With all the pressing issues on the national plate, Dems not voting would be odd and Blacks not voting would be crazy. To be on the safe side, we need to look at a few Black GOP congressional candidates. Hey, we got to hedge our bets. I could go on about “get on the bus” and tie in “Busleft” but the Falcons playing in a few.
Carlton Fletcher’s column