4/6/2016 Radio Show Niger Innis, Chairman, Tea Party Forward

2016 Elections, International Dialogues Radio, Politics, Republican Party, Tea party

On WSradio.com: to be placed later today..

 

Segment 1

Wisconsin Primary Results. Elections 2016. Niger Innis

Niger Innis is an American activist and politician. Mr. Innis is Chairman of the organization, Tea Party Forward and is national spokesperson for the Congress of Racial Equality, CORE, founded by his father,  a member of the 1960’s Civil Rights’ movement. Mr. Innis  compares (to a degree)  the  “civil rights’ ‘revolution’ of the 1960’s…when the NAACP and other Blacks were fighting for the rights of  Americans” with the economic struggle of Americans today… Mr. Innis comments on Senator Ted Cruz’s win in Wisconsin and affirms he is “thrilled he won across the board-with women, men and students…”  Mr. Innis comments on the upcoming primaries in NY and California and the possibilities of a contested convention…, and what happens if Gov. Kasich stays in the race…Mr. Innis explains the “lesser role”  minorities play  in the primaries, noting their issues/concerns (jobs,  security, criminal justice reform)  are not  directly addressed by the candidates (from both parties) in the race for their party’s nomination, but will change in the general election race… Mr. Innis comments on Senator Rand Paul’s effort, as a candidate, in reaching out to minority communities .

 

 

Segment 2

America Forward.  Tea Party.  Niger Innis

Mr. Innis speaks of the conservative message and the problems today in America… and remarks on the “American Dream…” Is there a Latino problem,  a Black problem or an “American ” problem?  Mr. Innis discusses the differences in outlooks, from a “doom and gloom” Democrat perspective, during the time they controlled both Houses (Harry Reid in the Senate, Mme. Pelosi in the House), to the change that ensued after Republicans came into power…For Mr. Innis, the “lack of optimism” in the nation derives from the “smothering” of small businesses with excessive regulations…  under President Obama… And speaking of President Obama, Mr. Innis comments on the President’s role as a uniter/unifier… (In 2004, then Senator Obama gave a powerful speech at the Democrat Convention.., excerpt quote: “Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes.  Well, I say to them tonight, there’s not a liberal America, and a conservative America; there’s the United States of America….There’s not a black America, and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there’s the United States of America…”) What happened? Mr. Innis admits that it is a ” great, classic American speech,” noting, however, his Administration’s policies have been a huge disappointment…And criticizes  the President for inviting the  Reverend Al Sharpton to the White House… during the Ferguson (racial) unrest … In closing and “looking forward,” Mr. Innis describes  the times we are living in… using  the first sentencesin  a  Dickens’ classic, “A Tale of Two Cities.”…”It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” and challenges any country in the world to compare with the US…”how it changed (for the better) in a relatively short time…,” proof of it, was President Barack Obama’s election, not once, but twice and cites the many successful and extraordinary  Black /Latino entrepreneurs and leaders… Predictions for November? Republicans will win.