Black conservative commentator and author Deneen Borelli tells Newsmax.TV that she and other people of color who fight for conservative principles against President Barack Obama’s failed policies risk backlash from the liberal left.
“They’re trying to shut down independent thought,” Borelli said in an exclusive Newsmax interview. “The moment someone strays from the liberal left’s ideology plantation of big government, you will be made an example of. And that is something that I have been experiencing for the last several years. I’ve been called all kinds of names in the book — and they are in my book.”
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Borelli, whose new book is "Blacklash: How Obama and the Left Are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation,"
said she has been labeled a racist and described as a “token, trader, and sell-out” for her conservative views.
“Figure that. I’m a black who is a racist because of Obama’s policies. You know, listen, people need to be vocal of what they feel and what they believe. But when you have the liberal left comes out to play the race card, what they’re trying to do is stifle debate,” she explained.
A Fox contributor as well as a fellow with Project 21, a network of black conservatives, Borelli declared that she will not allow herself to be silenced.
“It’s not going to keep me from speaking out and what I really hope with ‘Blacklash’ is that all Americans — white, black, otherwise, will speak the truth, hold true to their principles and not allow someone to criticize them and stifle their independent thought simply because they disagree with the president of the United States,” she said.
Borelli, who is also a Newsmax contributor, predicts that the American people will create a “significant backlash” to Obama’s policies as the size and scope of government continues to increase under his presidency.
“The spending and the debt is just absolutely unbelievable. And it’s harming our economy. It’s harming Americans,” she said. “When I talk about ‘Blacklash,” I see there is a growth of black conservatives who are speaking out and stepping up and being very vocal about how they are feeling about the expansion of government. There are a number of black conservatives who have gotten involved in politics for example.”
Borelli pointed to Rep. Allen West of Florida and Tim Scott of South Carolina as examples of the more than 30 African-Americans who sought political office in 2008. “You have Mia Love, who’s running for Congress in Utah,” she said. “There are more blacks who are being vocal, being leaders and not afraid to be a conservative and let people know about it.”
At the same time, she said the Department of Justice refused to bring charges against Black Panther party members in Philadelphia who allegedly intimidated voters in the City of Brotherly Love. “We have video proof of this intimidation.
But what happened? The Department of Justice refused to bring charges against those individuals so they essentially got away with it,” she said. “Another example is how President Obama is all of a sudden working with [the Rev.] Al Sharpton when it comes to immigration in Arizona.”
Obama distanced himself from Sharpton during the 2008 campaign.
“I think there are a number of examples where Obama has not been, has not done a good job when it comes to race relations in our country,” said Borelli, who found Obama’s remarks “condescending” to blacks when he urged black voters to take off their bedroom slippers to march with him.
“Those are not presidential terms to be telling the American people who are hurting, who are on unemployment, who are trying to make ends meet,” she said. “We have over 46 million Americans on food stamps today. What we need is someone who is going to be a true leader — cut spending, cut taxes, cut regulations — that is what will grow the economy, not telling the American people — especially the black community, to march with me and take off your bedroom slippers.”
She said that unemployment has been much higher among black teenagers than the national average on Obama’s watch, climbing to 49.4 percent among blacks aged 16 to 19 in November 2011. Now “It’s approaching 40 percent. I mean those are really outrageous numbers,” she said. “And again, this goes back to President Obama’s policies.”
Borelli also believes that former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain did not receive a fair shake by the liberal left with respect to the allegations of sexual harassment that drove him from the race.
“I totally think he was treated unfairly by the media. It was totally biased reporting that was launched against Herman Cain. He was an entrepreneur, a small businessman. He turned companies around and he was a conservative and someone who loved the country, loved liberty. But, unfortunately, when he started to gain in the polls that’s when the onslaught of attacks came out,” Borelli observed. “These women came out of the woodwork, but again we didn’t have concrete proof that any of these things happened.”
Even so, Cain was able to ignite a dialogue on tax reform within the GOP presidential race.
“That is something our country sorely needs is tax reform because that is what companies and businesses need — tax reform,” Borelli said. “Individuals need to pay lower taxes . . . We should look at a flat tax for our country. That way everyone has skin in the game and they are not criticizing and demonizing one class of individuals against another class of individuals.”
Borelli, who devoted an entire chapter of her book to green liberal lies, said Obama’s war on fossil fuels and his preference for renewable energy sources have combined to drive up gasoline prices that hurt many of the very people who voted for him in 2008.
“Sadly, we have a president that has a war on fossil fuels,” Borelli added. “He is trying to prop up the renewable sources’ energy industry by wasting our tax dollars — and that is driving up the cost of fossil fuels, which is harming poor households, low income households and is killing our economy.”
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