Updated: March 8, 2016





Gary Norris Gray BASN-Staff Reporter


OAKLAND, CA.- Running for the office of President of the United States should be done in a proper manner, it should be done with respect and honor. It is not happening in 2016. The (GOP) Grand Old Party-Republican Party has made a mockery of this hallowed process. This Party has allowed one man, Donald J. Trump to disrupt the regular proceedings with his antics.

This party wants to be the party of inclusion but at every turn it has shown the opposite and refuses to admit poor people of color. The Party wants to be respected yet it cannot or will not respect itself. The obstruction party cannot get out of its own way.

In the last GOP Debate four adults acted like children taking the stage to discus national issues. These four men proceeded to engage in a verbal food fight at summer camp and the American public lost. These four men discussed the size of one candidate’s hand and that man, Trump, responded with a sexual overtone, which was inappropriate and impolite. That man, Trump, used cuss words and interrupted other candidates trying to get his point across. This is where American politics has lost its way.




This party refuses to even discus BLACK LIVES MATTER. This candidate, Trump responded with the national defusing message ALL LIVES MATTER. This party demonizes the residents of the inner cities and then has no answers to rectify the situation or offer solutions. Last, the party continues to exclude or minimize viable African American candidates. Sorry Doctor Ben Carson, you are not it. They excluded Mr. Herman Cain who ran four years ago. The Party found Cain’s “9-9-9” tax plan a joke yet again had no solutions.

The Republican Party wasted intelligent Black political talents 10, 20, 30, 40 years ago like Allen West from Florida and J.C. Watts from Oklahoma. The list is short. The Party misused and abused General Colin Powell (Secretary of State) and then made Condoleezza Rice (Secretary of State) and Clarence Thomas (Supreme Court Justice) their Black standard bearers for white America.

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The GOP used Michael Steele, who became the first African American (RNC) Republican National Committee Chairperson in 2011 but had no power. The GOP wanted Steele to be the Republican counter to President Obama. This was also done to garner the Black vote. It did not work because Mr. Steele butted heads with conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh the Party’s defacto leader and lost.

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The honorable Edward Brooke the only one in the party that was allowed to keep his Blackness passed away last year and was the lone shinning light of the Republican Party. The first moderate Black GOP Senator elected in 1966 from Massachusetts. He made a valiant effort to bridge the gap between race and class while in office. This is the path the party should be taking but we all know how the GOP rolls


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The Republican Party front runner Donald Trump is currently the ring leader of this circus and its destroying the image of the proper legislative representative body. He is dumbing down the party and raising  the racial conflict. He has tried to destroy free speech by throwing protesters out of his rallies, telling them to GET OUT, telling them that he would punch them in the face. He has tried curtailing freedom to assemble by not allowing young African Americans students to even enter the building. Trump has also threatened to take away the freedom of religion stating that he would not allow individuals of the Islamic faith to enter the United States.

These fundamental constitutional rights are being challenged by the man from New York City. Mr. Trump is setting a very dangerous precedent with fear mongering. Donald Trump and the Republican Party get an “A” for doing that consistently.

The United States of America has crashed into the DARK SIDE. Donald Trump has awakened the seedy side of this great nation and its residents are reliving the horrible racial fear of the past adding a new group, Middle East residents.

America’s cultural, racial, and sexual divide has grown in eight years and Donald Trump has fueled that fire. He has attracted the lowest common denominator AND THAT IS SHAMEFUL AND PITIFUL.

Other free nations expressed anxiety over the 2016 presidential election. These countries, Great Britain, Germany, China, and Mexico have looked to America for guidance and strength; they do not see this ability in Mr. Trump. This time our allies are sounding alarm bells, they have expressed concern over Mr. Trump’s foreign policies as they should because this man has been inconsistent and at times irrational, saying whatever is his mind and repeating it over and over again until the opponent either gives in or gives up.




The American news media are co-conspirators, instead of reporting the news they are making the news themselves. They are co-conspirators by not asking serious questions and letting Mr. Trump and other candidates skate with little or no consequences. ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and Fox News should be charged with aiding and abetting. The American public is being robbed of their constitutional duty to elect the best man/woman. They should be charged because they are not disseminating the information needed to make an educated decision. Ratings seem to be more important than getting the story right. Journalism has become a thing of the past and Americans are suffering the consequences.

The national media failed to inform the public how Mr. Trump has doubled the membership of the GOP. They have failed to inform the public that the majority of these new members are what my friend Professor Fred Whitted of Winston Salem State University calls, “Bubba and Bubbett, (poor whites) who vote against their own interest, their own welfare, and their own safety just because they are Republican.”

This is what the GOP calls inclusion.

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Last, the media refuses to inform the public how the (FBI) Federal Bureau of Investigation-The Counter Intelligence Program- COINTELPRO infiltrated The 1969-79 Native American Indian Movement, The Chicano (Farmers) Movement, and The Black Panther Party, all people of color. Dismantling and destroying each political movement. At the same time this powerful law enforcement agency claims they could not infiltrate the White Supremacist group like the Ku Klux Klan. The Media is still not doing their homework and not asking the right questions. WHY?

This is the same (KKK) group has endorsed Donald Trump. It took Mr. Trump four days to separate himself from this hateful group. The Media should have pressed the issue and asked questions on why they are endorsing this man.

The first question is why would Trump pretend to be so ignorant of American history that he refused to pass judgment on the Ku Klux Klan before receiving additional information? What kind of facts could possibly mitigate a century of sins committed by a violent hate group whose racist crimes terrorized Americans and placed a shameful blot on this nation’s history?


Why would the same man who claims to have “the world’s greatest memory”say “I don’t know anything about David Duke” just two days after he condemned the former Klansman in a nationally televised press conference? And with that amazing memory, how could Donald Trump have forgotten that he himself refused to run for president as a Reform Party nominee in 2000 because “Klansman” David Duke was a member of that same party?

Now Donald Trump is either a very good fibber or he is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s either way the United States cannot afford this man moving into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The American Media dropped the ball AGAIN!!!



Tavis Smiley (PBS) Public Broadcasting System could not have said it better Donald Trump is an unrepentant, irascible, religious, and racial arsonist”. Smiley stated that the media is not doing their job by not connecting to Trump’s base message which is irresponsible.  Our job is to get to the story right and our job is to challenge people.” IT IS NOT BEING DONE!!!!

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Sir Charles Barkley former basketball star and (TNT) Turner Network Television sports broadcaster and Republican spoke up stating that Mr. Trump Starting out insulting the Hispanics then lumping the Moslems together is more insulting.” “To try to divide and conquer is what Republicans always do, its sad.”


President Barack Hussein Obama weighed in stating that  ” I continue to believe that Donald Trump will not be president and the reason is I have alot of faith in the American people. I think that they recognized that being president is a serious job. It is not hosting a talk show, or a reality show, it is not promotion, it is not marketing, it’s HARD”!!!

Mr. Obama should know, he has been there for seven years. His hair has turned salt and pepper, he has aged right before our eyes. Mr. Obama continues to not obtain the cooperation of the Senate or the House. Now imagine that happening to Donald Trump at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Mr. Trump would blow up Washington D.C. because he did not get his way.


Some sanity in the GOP was restored when Mitt Romney made a stirring speech Thursday morning scolding Mr. Trump for his actions and dragging the party down into the DARK SIDE.

Mr. Trump is a political, social, racial, and economic threat to women, the poor, the disabled, gay and lesbian, and minorities, he cannot step foot into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave as President of the United States.

The question still remains will the American public fall for the banana in the tailpipe trick as in the Beverly Hill Cops movie. Mr. Trump is trying to pull that same trick and it’s not working because The American people are starting to pay attention. Americans have awakened from their long political slumber. We (United States) are always a better country in times of crises; Americans come together, not fall apart.

My Fellow Americans, this is one of those times. It is time to vote your consciences.

Special thanks to


The Washington Post

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