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A Christmas gift for residents of Jesse Jackson Jr’s district — if they’ll have it

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The upcoming special election to replace embattled Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr’s Illinois seat has been provided with a small miracle in the form of an African-American *conservative* candidate who is running for the seat.

Paul McKinley, whose grassroots work to challenge Black leadership in the wartorn south and west sides of Chicago, has been covered on this site for his leadership in forming “The Broke Party” and challenging Barack Obama for abandoning the poorest Black Chicagoans who had supported the President’s campaigns.

I’ve met McKinley more than a few times, and he’s the real deal. He came to conservative beliefs on his own, and seeks to destroy the “Chicago democratic machine” that has so ill-served his community. He may very well be leading the beginning of a grassroots revolution within the Black community that has embraced the conservative ideas that address their plight: 2nd amendment rights, opportunity through unfettered free markets, removal of union control, and traditional marriage.

The first time I came across him was when he and a friend showed up at a Chicago Tea Party meeting to see for themselves what the organization was all about. Since then, I learned more of his story, of having read the Bible while incarcerated in his youth, and gradually opening his eyes to the truly despicable ends most Chicago democratic politicians  in particular those from his community, seek. Namely, to do anything but help the Americans who live daily with a violence that can only be compared to combat.

The union operatives who siphon any jobs that might come to the community, and according to many in McKinley’s Broke Party discriminate against the hiring of Blacks, only further his campaign to eschew the union, the Democratic machine, and the Republican establishment that rule Chicago.

McKinley’s adherence to conservative principles comes not out of party affinity but true belief in the tenets through hard-won experience. Rebel Pundit’s Jeremy Segal recorded McKinley’s remarks from a candidate forum last week, writing:

Paul McKinley, an outspoken grassroots activist against the Chicago Machine and resident of the 2nddistrict’s urban community on the south side of Chicago, told voters, ”The reason I feel like I need to run for this district, is I have been fighting the Jacksons for years… There are two black Americas, and they’re separate and unequal. There are the black folks that think we just work for them and then there’s the rest of us that get used by them, and Jesse Jackson Jr., was one of them.”

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  1. Cynic

    December 25th, 2012

    I’ll call the election for the corrupt Democrat. Not that it’s a huge surprise.

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  2. RANDO

    December 25th, 2012

    Sorry. This guy is doomed.

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  3. AQT214

    December 25th, 2012

    Cue Al Sharpton to run to the scene screaming “Not authentic! Uncle Tom! House Negro!”

    Can this guy smack down the Progs verbally and intellectually AND does he have media savvy? If not, he’s doomed.

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  4. Unneutral

    December 25th, 2012

    He’s off the plantation….that makes him a big target.

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  5. Claudia

    December 25th, 2012

    Dear God, please blind all the black voters to believing he is one of their “bruthas”.

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  6. Joe

    December 25th, 2012

    He will need 24 hour protection if he wins.

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  7. ? everything

    December 25th, 2012

    tis the season of miracles but imo, the corrupt machine will grind him up & spit him out, one can always HOPE tho….

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  8. Tim

    December 25th, 2012

    My $10′s on the corrupt socialist – what kinda odds ya gonna give me? – can we lay off the bets with Cardigan?

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  9. Death_By_Farts

    December 25th, 2012

    I’ll take some of that action…Put me down for 100 grand on the Democrat winning in a landslide, with 110 percent of democrat voter turnout.

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  10. CrustyB

    December 25th, 2012

    Blacks don’t want conservative fiscal responsibility. They want welfare. This guy’s got no future.

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  11. simply enraged

    December 25th, 2012

    My guess is that you’d be more likely to be hit by lightning three times in 10 minutes sitting inside a large glass jar than he has of winning in that pathetic district. Be nice to be surprised tho…

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