Well-known on the air as “Bo Snerdley,” the senior producer for conservative talker Rush Limbaugh is co-founding a new political action committee whose goal is to “make Black Americans Republicans again.”
James Golden, his real name, founded the New Journey PAC with fellow black conservative Autry Pruitt to promote conservative values among black Americans as well as others.
The organization includes MAGA.BLACK, a new online destination for everyone.
“For 80 years, the Democratic Party has taken the black vote for granted. Under the leadership of President Trump, Black-Americans enjoyed the lowest unemployment rate ever recorded,” the two founders said in a mission statement.
“The Trump approach has produced an economy that works for all Americans, yet Democrats are promising more of the same — votes for crumbs. It is simply not enough to stand on the sidelines and hope for the best,” they added.
“The concept was not to build a destination solely for black conservatives or to solely promote black conservatism, but to be a destination for all conservatives,” the statement continues.
“Frankly, we founded this destination out of frustration. We are fed up with the racial narratives that the left uses to paint conservatives as bigots and racists, simply because we have a different view of public policy and politics,” the statement noted further.
Among the goals of the new PAC is to “debunk the phony liberal narrative that Republicans, conservatives, libertarians, evangelicals and even conservative Democrats are racist.”
Golden says he believes the Republican Party’s historical ties with black Americans is ‘inarguable’ — but they have been “purposefully ignored by academia, and the main-stream media” for the last five decades.
“The result is that entire generations of Americans have been subjected to a false narrative about who Republicans are, their role in the civil rights movement, and their interest in seeing all Americans, including blacks, achieving the American Dream,” Golden said.
Both founders cite recent polling showing black Americans in several polls supporting President Trump by anywhere from 33-35 percent, which is substantially higher than in 2016.
They say that trend is reason for optimism and are “anxious to spread the conservative message to communities ignored by skeptical politicians.”