Barbara Boxer, the far left U.S. Senator from California, was given a stern face-to-face reprimand by the president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Harry Alford, for trying to pit one black group against another instead of addressing issues on their merits. It’s about time...Mr. Alford...believes in free enterprise — something that seems to elude Boxer. “It is all right for black folks to begin building wealth in this country,” Alford once said. “It is not against the law, and it certainly is more enjoyable than poverty.”...In this case, instead of dealing substantively with Mr. Alford’s criticisms of the current Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade energy bill, Ms. Boxer tried to discredit Alford by pointing out how black groups such as the NAACP and “100 Black Men of Atlanta” were allegedly supporting the bill....Senator Boxer's Race-Baiting Backfires, Joseph Klein, Newsreadblog, 7/21/2009
How long is it going to take the rest of African-Americans to notice an attitude among Democrat leaders that seems more in line with plantation owners than politicians in a republic? Good for Harry Alford, who presented himself exceptionally well on Hannity (ABC Radio) last week. Alford's description of a real energy policy, based on worldwide travels, most recently to Brazil, was a whole lot of fresh air. Develop our own! We have the resources. Wow, it's such a pleasure to hear common sense.