By Lloyd Marcus
After six years of putting up with his eldest son actively working with those crazy racist white folks in the Tea Party against the first black president, my 86-year-old black dad has finally begun to understand why.
A lifelong Democrat, Dad contributed to the GOP shocking victory in Maryland by voting Republican in the 2014 midterm. It has taken me six years to convince Dad that conservatism is much better for everyone than liberalism. Dad is old-school, with basic beliefs. Democrats are for the working-class little guy. Republicans are for the rich. Oh, and Republicans are also racists.
So you can imagine the challenges I faced trying to re-educate him. Dad believed that the Tea Party was racist because he heard it on CNN. I said, “Dad, I travel the country on the Tea Party Express tour bus. And they allow me to sit up front. However, I prefer riding in the back, because there is a large TV back there, and I can watch all the football games.” Dad chuckled. Continue teading at americanthinker.com.