Black Ky. Republican AG candidate: Dems, not Trump, intolerant

Sunday, August 11, 2019
Michael F. Haverluck (

gavel with U.S. flagAs a Republican African American running for attorney general in Kentucky, Daniel Cameron is calling out Democrats for being the party of intolerance and racism – not President Donald Trump and the GOP – after receiving a racial slur from a liberal attorney last week.

“Yesterday, a liberal attorney said I should stop eating ‘coon flakes’ in a @CourierJournal interview,” Cameron tweeted Wednesday. “I am a proud lifelong Republican, part of a diverse @KYGOP ticket, and yes, I support @realDonaldTrump. It's time to stop telling black Americans what we're allowed to believe.”

Are Dems the thought police?

Cameron took this message to the conservative media last week, insisting that it is the Republican Party – not Democrats who merely give the African American community lip service and racial baiting – that has the black community’s best interest at heart.

"My message is pretty simple – the Democratic Party needs to stop telling black Americans how to think," Cameron told Brian Kilmeade on Tucker Carlson Tonight, according to Fox News. “I'm a proud Republican – I believe in the values of this party, [and] I'm glad to stand with Donald Trump."

Cameron – who was legal counsel to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) and registered as a member of the Republican Party at the age of 18 – continues to get backlash for being a black Republican candidate, but he will not stop singing the praises of past presidents who have fought for African Americans … despite receiving frequent attacks for being conservative.

“Cameron added he reveres many of the historical leaders of the GOP, including former Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan,” Fox News’ Charles Creitz noted from the interview. “Of a flyer depicting himself and McConnell set in an Old West-style ‘wanted poster’ motif with a reference to ‘Big Pharma,’ Cameron said he had seen worse.”

The conservative attorney said he will champion values African Americans have held dear for centuries – not the racially charged mantra promoted by the Democratic Party.

“[If elected, I will help President Trump fight illegal immigration and] stand up for the sanctity of life and fight against socialism," Cameron vowed.

He expressed he is fed up with Democrats lying to the black community that they are the ones who have their backs.

"This is not about me," Cameron continued. "Enough is enough. The black community is told day in and day out they have to speak with one voice and that is the voice of the Democratic Party."

The conservative Republican ended by calling the Democratic Party on its hypocrisy in preaching tolerance – when its leaders call Democrats to attack anyone whose views oppose their own.

“Continuing to respond to the criticisms, Cameron said Democrats preach ‘tolerance,’ but appear intolerant when it comes to political viewpoints that run counter to theirs,” Creitz pointed out from the interview. “He also thanked the president for recently endorsing his candidacy against Democrat Greg Stumbo.”

Democrats up to old games…

In addition to targeting Cameron for merely his party affiliation, Democrats attacked another GOP candidate for what she is, not for where she stands on issues or for the ideals she represents.

“[We saw a similar example of intolerance in Kansas last week, when progressive activist Elizabeth Arnold accused the state GOP of recruiting congressional candidate Sara Hart Weir because of her looks,” Townhall reported. “Weir was surprised by the claim because she was under the impression she had jumped in the race to unseat Rep. Sharice Davids – not to participate in a beauty pageant.”

Instead of appealing to facts and issues, Democrats have been criticized for relying on emotionally charged accusations based in thin air while they play race cards to avoid discussing underlying beliefs about topics that should be at the center of political debates.

“People like Weir and Cameron are Republicans because they believe in the party's ideals,” Townhall’s Cortney O’Brien explained. “And they are pursuing higher office because they have the experience to do so.”

O’Brien then pointed to Cameron’s qualifications as an established attorney that Democrats and the left-leaning attorney failed to touch while deriding the AG candidate.

“Daniel Cameron grew up in Hardin County, Kentucky,” Cameron’s campaign website reads. “His professional career has consisted of serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Gregory Van Tatenhove, a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky; private practice at Stites & Harbison in Louisville, Kentucky; service as Mitch McConnell’s legal counsel in Washington, D.C.; and a return to private practice at Frost Brown Todd in Louisville, where he’s been since June 2017.”


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