MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid: Black Republicans Useful For “Window-Dressing”

JOY-ANN REID: You know Alex, I have to say, I think that I’m not that hopeful that there’s going to be a lot of change here. I’ll just channel Ari Melber for a minute since he’s not here. I think John Boehner’s still got 99 problems right, well at least 80 of them. While the GOP has sort of removed some of the toxic assets like Joe Walsh and probably Alan West, they are in states like Illinois and Florida. In the deep South where the Tea Party is the strongest. Those people aren’t going anywhere. I’ve just been reading almost nothing but conservative media just for the last 24 hours, to see what people are saying…

Just to see what they’re saying. And I don’t sense one iota of belief that their core values, that their core belief system needs to change. They just think they need to put more window dressing on it, and find some more black and brown people to say the exact same things they believe. They don’t believe they need to change their positions on issues. They just believe they need to change the decoration.


Wayne Dupree

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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