And you thought yours was a tough gig…
Some conservatives are planning on a CPAC-like event focused on getting minority voters amped for 2018https://t.co/RD03SkDPeX
— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) August 1, 2017
"Hands up everybody who loves civil forfeiture! Uh, cuts to HBCUs! Uh… jokes about police brutality!" https://t.co/RaR8hYiHiv
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 1, 2017
… The Multicultural Policy and Political Action Conference is a first-of-its-kind conference being led by veteran Republican operatives Aaron Manaigo and Elroy Sailor.
Black Republicans are split on whether they should push their priorities amid widespread turmoil inside the White House at the staff level, and an investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election. The conference illustrates how some conservative constituency groups are struggling to navigate the era — turning to 2018 as a pivot after originally talking about the presidency as the opportunity to advance an agenda.
The purpose of the conference, not made public until now, echoes a sentiment inside the party’s black leadership that advancement means fewer fights with the White House, and finding other ways to get access to power. “The administration has shown that black Republicans don’t matter to them,” said one party activist who requested anonymity to speak freely. “It’s a question now of, Do we work around them, or do we get in where we fit in?”…
Thanks, folks, but the Trump Administration already has me plenty amped for 2018 (if not quite the way they want) https://t.co/L3cGqx8nJ0
— Rajan Narang (@rdnarang) August 1, 2017
Remember when CPAC held a panel on racism that devolved into a discussion on why slaves should have been grateful?
— Ty (@BossDoxie) August 1, 2017