Given Barack Obama’s almost total dominance of the African-American vote across the U.S., (something like 98% of registered black voters), color me shocked to find out that the Great State of Kansas actually boasts a living, breathing African-American member of the Grand Old Party.
I’ve spent a lot of time in Wichita, Topeka, and Kansas City (Great Bend, Dodge, and even Liberal, too). And I didn’t know there were ANY African American Kansans who considered themselves to be Republicans.
So imagine my surprise when the Republican Party’s schedule for Kansas Days listed the following events, with most of the groups listing “Republicans” (emphasis mine):
7:00 am Kansans for Life Prayer Breakfast 8:00 am Kansas Black Republican Business Meeting 9:00 am Kansas Young Republicans Eye Opener
Perhaps it was just an hilarious typo. But if not, the meeting will go something like this:
“All in favor of adopting the proposed party platform?”
“The ‘Aye’s’ have it.”
But Dirt Diver is going to be there to check out this meeting, and we’ll bring you a full report from Kansas Days, including the moment when security goons throw the Kansas Jackass bloggers out. Should be a rousing good time.
See you there.
UPDATE: I’ve just been informed that there are at least two Kansas Black Republicans.