Starry Eyed Cynicism
The G.O.P.’s sickly cynical bid
to appeal to the California
African-American electorate in
This is so freakin’ cynical it makes me want
to spit. Laura Richardson was elected
with the support of the majority of African-American
crisis. Between 2000 and 2007, median black family
incomes dropped 1.0% for all families the overall decline
is the first in a business cycle of this length since WWII.
Democratic voters in California District 37. So the GOP African American homeownership gains were reversed
thinks that they can just slap female African-American after 2004; they have reverted to 2000 levels.” African-
face on their ticket and get enough votes in the 37th American unemployment right now is 20%. The African-
District to displace the incumbent? I’m not denying American problem with the stimulus package is not that
Laura’s weakness as a candidate. To be sure she has it was too big, but that it was not big enough. Again, if
made some mistakes. Star gets any traction out of this issue it will be out of
But let’s look at Star’s platform. TURNING BACK THE TIDE OF
REPEALING OBAMACARE HIGH-COST NO RETURN WELFARE PROGRAMS
African American adults have higher To what welfare programs is Star
rates of health problems among both lower referring?
and higher income groups. Is she talking about the biggie, Social Security,
Star claims that government dependency is which takes up 20% of the Federal budget? Does Star
a disease that is “gripping” the African-American consider keeping old people off the street and out of
community but even at higher income levels African- poverty a “no-return”? Star can’t possibly be talking
Star Parker’s campaign piece recently
Americans remain uninsured at rates higher than that about Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health mailed to 37th District voters.
of the majority population. Conservatives try to paint Insurance Program (CHIP) — which will together
this disparity of outcomes as the result of individual account for 21 percent of the Federal budget in 2010. “me-too” bid. You see how those both worked out.
choices but there is clear evidence that A) The health Star declares that she wants to repeal “Obamacare”. I understand that this is politics as usual for
care system status quo was broken B) It’s brokenness Star must know that with Health Care Reform repealed both parties. I am Black and I am female and Laura
disproportionately resulted in negative outcomes for the need for Medicare, which provides health coverage Richardson did not get my vote because she was not
African-Americans. Healthcare reform has a significant to around 46 million people who are over the age of liberal enough. So I would not give Star Parker a second
chance of producing positive outcomes for African- 65 or have disabilities, will remain high. I imagine the look. But I’m offended that the GOP thinks I’m so gullible
Americans. If Star gets any traction on this issue it will same for CHIP, which offers health care coverage to as to actually consider voting for a candidate whose
be out of pure Black ignorance. poor minors. Maybe Star considers giving health care to platform is decidedly against what the majority of Black-
TURNING THE TIDE AGAINST THE coverage to people can’t access it otherwise to be one Female-Americans consider to be in their best interests
STIMULUS PACKAGE of those programs that have “trapped the economically just because the candidate running that platform is a
African-Americans needed a stimulus disadvantaged and broken up their families”. Black-Female-American.
package more than the majority population. This standard GOP platform has significant
Analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget “barriers to entry” in a strongly Democratic 37th district.
Office supports the president’s assertion that the Maybe that is why the party higher-ups decided a sweet
Stimulus Package averted another Great Depression. The Black female face was the one most appropriate to
CBO reported that the stimulus package helped to end carry this bitter banner. During the last election cycle
the recession and created or saved at least 2 million jobs. the GOP tried the same thing at the national level.
This is particularly significant to African-Americans. A McCain insulted every thinking Independent woman by
report by the Kirwan Institute states that the group attempting to hold up Sarah Palin as a foil to the positive
“United for a Fair Economy found that although the U.S. coverage Hillary Clinton was getting as the first female Adreana Langston
has been in a recession for more than a year, people of with a viable chance of becoming POTUS. After Obama has been a resident of Long Beach, CA since sixth
color have been in a recession for nearly five years, and won the primary the GOP elected African-American grade at Longfellow Elementary. She now resides
in downtown Long Beach where she freelances in
have entered a depression during the current economic Michael Steele as the party head in a too little, too late 1
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Building Prosperity Together Most recently, the entire California Republican CongreSSional
Delegation joined my friends Reps. Kevin McCarthy (CA
Dear Friends: 22), Dana Rohrabacher (CA-46), Ken Calvert (CA-44) and
Ed Royce (CA-40) to announce their endorsement of my
For more than 25 years, I have worked in public life. Those
campaign in California's 37th Congressional District.
who know my life StOl), know as a young woman I was on
welfare. For more than seven years, I wondered in and out There can be no mistake my race to replace Laura Richardson
of a meaningless life. After finding my faith I made the is now one of the hottest in the country. That may be
decision to become self sufficient and to set goals. I because my opponent was named one of the most corrupt
developed a strong work ethic, completed college, started members of Congress along with her colleagues in the
my own business, and found my impoverished situation CongreSSional Black Caucus, Reps. Charlie Rangel (NY-15)
changed for the better. and Maxine Waters (CA-35).
After my business was destroyed in the 1992 Los Angeles As you know, you and I have a historic opportunity to tum
riots, I began to work in public policy. Today, I run an the tide against Obamacare, big government bailouts like
organization in Washington, D.C., the Center for Urban TARP and Stimulus I & II, amnesty for illegal aliens, and
Renewal and Education (CURE) that explores and high cost-no return welfare programs that have trapped the
_ promotes...markei based public-policy to emp.o..wer the liv.es.. colloroic.al1jLdis.advantagecLmcLhroken.up their families _
of the poor.
Because my opponent is extremely vulnerable, I have more
In March, I was asked by many prominent national political support each day coming in from California and around the
leaders to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in country. This district has a tradition of very low turnout
California's 37th Congressional District. After considerable elections - it has been won in the past with less than
soul searching, I detennined it was my duty to help tum 50,000 votes. We have a plan that will pull together a
this country around and I agreed to run. winning coalition of the more than 45,000 registered
Republicans, 51,000 decline to state voters, and over 25,000
Since the start of my campaign, many national leaders like
moderate Democrats to send Laura Richardson packing
Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Karl Rove,
from Washington DC. In order for my campaign to have a
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK) and House Republican Conference
real shot at winning and sending Laura Richardson home,
Chainnan Mike Pence (IN-6), entertainer-singer Pat Boone
I humbly ask for your support.
and former NFL Star Rosey Grier to name a few, have
endorsed my efforts to unseat newly elected Rep. Laura
Rkhardson, a weak incumbent who's unpopular in the
Contact Star Parker at Star Parker for Congress 2010 • 3939 Atlantic Ave., Suite 103 • Long Beach, CA 90807
562 989-STAR (7827) • starparkerforcongress.com
Paid for by Star Parker for Congress 2010 P.O. Box 4625, Carson, CA 90749
After receiving an Associates Star is a syndicated columnist
Degree in Advertising from Los for Scripps Howard News
Angeles City College and a BS Service, offering weekly op -eds
in Marketing with an to more than 400 newspapers
International Business Minor • New leadership worldwide, including the Boston
from Woodbury University, Star Herald, the Dallas Morning
launched an urban Christian • NewVision News, The Orange County
magazine in Los Angeles. Then Register, San Diego Union,
in 1992, the L.A. riots • New Ideas Arkansas Democrat Gazette and
destroyed her business but the Washington Examiner. She
didn't destroy her passion for • Creating Jobs & Prosperity has written two books on urban
the American dream. The loss policies and one book about her
of her business served as a Republican Nominee in California's life .
springboard for her focus on
faith and market-based 37th Congressional District which
solutions to fight poverty. She encompasses long Beach, Signal Hill, "Our Republican Party needs
founded and serves as Carson, Compton and parts of Star Parker in Congress, and
President of CURE, the Center so does our nation."
for Urban Renewal and los Angeles.
Education, a 501(c)3 non-profit
think tank in Washington D.C
In 1996, Star Parker 'There is no doubt that she will bring a new level of
worked with Republican enthusiasm and energy to Washington for American
leadership in Washington to craft historic reform of our values, limited government, and economic growth.
welfare system. Star selves on the advisory board of the She's a dynamic leader who is committed to building a
Cato Institute Project on Social Security Choice, and
more prosperous environment for the families in her
actively works with members of Congress and
organizations such as the Heritage Foundation and the district and ushering in positive change. Please join
Family Research Council on the issues such as health care, me in supporting Star and her message of hope,
education, taxation, and family values. Star appears opportunity, and self-reliance."
regularly on national radio and TV on Fox News, CNN, Sarah Palin
CNBC and BBC