Blacks Running For Congress...As Republicans

Could this be President Obama's worst nightmare? Could it be the Democrats may suffer from their own version of A Nightmare On Elm Street?

The answer is yes should these Republicans succeed in their efforts to gain the title of House Representative.

Among the many reverberations of President Obama's election, here is one he probably never anticipated: at least 32 African-Americans are running for Congress this year as Republicans, the biggest surge since Reconstruction, according to party officials.

The House has not had a black Republican since 2003, when J. C. Watts of Oklahoma left after eight years.

But now black Republicans are running across the country — from a largely white swath of beach communities in Florida to the suburbs of Phoenix, where an African-American candidate has raised more money than all but two of his nine (white) Republican competitors in the primary.

While Democrat leaders try to downplay the chances of black Republicans running against incumbent Democrats, they are overlooking the increasing anger against Congress, and Democrats in particular. I have a feeling far too many Democrats feel that the American people will have gotten over the anger caused by Democrats in Congress (and the White House) ignoring the will of a majority of Americans and shifting the course of US hard to the left. Come November quite a few Congressional Democrats may find they're out of a job, with some of them replaced by conservative blacks.

Of course should a wholesale defeat of a large number of Democrats take place in November I expect the Democrat leadership to say something along the lines of “Obviously the electorate didn't understand our plans and failed to appreciate the new direction we're trying to move this country,” or “The voters were stupid and bought the TEA party rhetoric hook, line, and sinker.” But they would never admit they were wrong or that the American people didn't want this country to become another dystopian socialist economic hellhole the Democrats have been trying so hard to create.