My recent post, wherein I urge Senator Juan Pablo McCain to ask
former Congressman J. C. Watts, R-Okla., to become his Vice-Presidential running mate,
has generated some important, nation-wide attention.
However, it is not attention to me, or to my blog that I want;
Rather, it is to the serious consideration of Mr. Watts as the 'number two' on this November's Republican ticket.
So, to further that desire, the nationwide conservatives' yearnings for any hope
coming from the McCain campaign, I am presenting an interview of Mr. J. C. Watts,
from Time magazine, from 2005.
BIG HINT: Were you aware that Mr. Watts is an ordained minister? Well, he is.
A true Christian man and leader, unconcerned with racial politics from the pulpit.
The Reverend Watts' sermons are overall much more Christian, more spiritual, than
the sermons of Senator Zerobama's pastor, the racist Jeremiah Wright, of whom you've heard much more lately....
(I am currently searching everywhere, for transcripts of Rev. Watt's sermons, as stark contast to Rev. Wright's sickening "Goddam America" sermons...)
The entire J. C. Watts interview is HERE.
But here are some tempting, and tasty quotations, therefrom:
YOU HAVE SAID SOME BLACK LEADERS ARE "RACE-HUSTLING POVERTY PIMPS" FOR KEEPING AFRICAN AMERICANS DEPENDENT ON GOVERNMENT.
WATTS: They've turned race and poverty into an industry. They say Republican policies have hurt poor people. Point to them. Look at the major cities where you have black leadership. You have black mayors, black city officials. But you often have the highest crime rate, the highest unemployment. Maybe it's time we look at different [policies] for dealing with old problems.
WHY ARE YOU REALLY LEAVING? DOESN'T EVERYONE SAY, "TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH THE FAMILY"?
WATTS: This may shock and amaze some folks, but it really is to spend time with my family. I am the only member of the top-four leadership that has kids at home. [Watts has five children.] I'm never going to be a 9-to-5 dad, but I've got an 11-year-old son. And we know the statistics about young black males.
YOU'RE AN ORDAINED MINISTER. WOULD YOU RETURN TO THE CHURCH?
WATTS: I still get to preach 14, 15 times a year. But you have to make a living.
NOT ONLY DID PRESIDENT BUSH BEG YOU TO STAY, BUT A NUMBER OF BLACK DEMOCRATIC CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS HAVE URGED YOU NOT TO LEAVE. ARE YOU DESERTING THEM?
WATTS: You can't be so concerned about saving America's families that you lose your own. But it's pretty tough to listen to Rosa Parks tell you, "We need you to stay."
SO HAS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SOLD BLACKS A BILL OF GOODS?
Click the link to read, to learn the rest of this amazing man's thoughts....