There is a serious problem in the black community in regards to how we view ourselves politically. I would wager to say that Black America is on a political Gilligan's Island. We are lost and don't quite know how to get rescued. Or perhaps I should say we don't know how to save ourselves. That is why I believe exists such a snide and condescending view of those blacks who identify with and support the Republican Party.
Monolithic politicism is poison for black advancement. But the Democrats and liberal blacks who want to maintain a passive, victimist mentality among American blacks hate it when people like Hayes speaks out.
Hayes was recently the brunt of Democratic hatred of which he writes about in WSJ's Opinion Journal. Personally, I don't identify completely with the Republican Party, but I most closely identify with them much more than I do with the Democrats. I understand that black salvation isn't found in either party, but that our own political muscle will be forged only when we collectively understand and practice diversity.
Most blacks I think, allow the racism cheerleaders to stir their emotions before they engage their intellect regarding who will best serve our unified interests. So then it becomes easy to launch black on black insults like "sambo", "sell-out" and the all time favorite "unca tom".
What are liberals so afraid of? That blacks will finally be emancipated from controlled and mandated political thought? I suspect that's exactly why they keep certain black "leaders" on a leash against black conservatives and Republicans. But as Ted Hayes pointed out, its time for a new discussion in Black America. Not one of uniformity, but one of true unity.