msnbc | December 06, 2012
>>> the challenge for the conservative movement , the challenge for every movement in american politics is to apply your principles that as a conservative i believe are tested and proved by time and history, applying those principles to the 2 1s century. we applied them to the 20th century but now we have to apply them to the 21st century .
>> senator marco rubio making a rather bold state about his party. we saw the republicans' party inability to get with the program, with newt gingrich calling obama a food stam many president, mitt romney using words like "self-deportation," it was part of the southern strategy to woo white voters. but it back fired on them big time . the nation's first black president finished more strongly than any other nominee in decades, und decades. joining me is the maker of the movie " runaway slave ." reverend brian, you have been critical of the democratic party . in an interview with the "blaze" you blame them for anti-republican sentiment. you say it's not that they're turned off to it, it's that they've saturated black minds that the word republican and conservative are words they have been taught to fear. it has been the democrats that have stood in the way of progress. sir, given the results of this past election, do you think that 93% of african-americans voted against their own interests?
>> yes, indeed i do. in fact, there is a culture of dependency that has been groomed by the democrat party over a period of 50 years. a distortion of history even over that 50 year period of time. many black people have forgotten that it was democrats who stood in the doorway of the university of alabama to block black students from going there. it was democrats who eisenhower had to send the national guard out to arkansas in order that the little rock nine could go to school in little rock . and the history of black people in this country, even the political history , those who were first elected to congress and to senate were all republicans. and the first democrat elected to the senate in the united states was carol moseley-braun and the second one was barack obama . the history of the republican party has always been that of freedom for all people and that's what we try to convey in our movie and we are very successfully doing that, "the runaway slave ." that's the message.
>> reverend, excuse me one second.
>> mayor, there's been a lot of talk about how the hispanic vote has helped the president win votes like florida and nevada. but what's been less talked about is how the african-american vote gave the president higher totals in states like georgia as well as mississippi. when you hear what the reverend has to say in regard to the democratic party modern day , do you agree with what he's saying?
>> if this weren't such a serious topic, his comments would be laughable. the president won a minority groups across the boar, not on latinos but asians. but he did it because all of these people are very smart and they understood who had their interests at heart and who didn't. what we know from the reverend's comments and other people's comments such as john boehner and other republican leaders is that the republicans are going to continue to practice the politics of subtraction. they offend women. they offend latinos by saying self-deport. they don't respect reproductive and health care choices of women. the list goes on and on. i'm satisfied as a democrat because it means they're going to continue to lose. they've lost florida . they will not get it back. they've lot virginia. they will not get it back. the only state they won is north carolina and they barely eked that out by 2 points. the president performed at record levels across the south for a democrat and the democratic party is going to continue to drive from virginia through north carolina through georgia and maintain florida . so what all of these folks are saying shows that they don't get it. so we'll just continue to beat them.
>> gentlemen, i want to play for you what j.c. watts , former republican congressman, said to me yesterday on the lack of diversity that is represented right now in the republican party .
>> i think the diversity and inclusion in outreach, i think it begins at the grass roots level. we have lost what with every demographic out there except for white men. and i've been saying for 20 years that we've got to do a better job with nontraditional constituencies.
>> reverend, how can the republican party do better with nontraditional constituencies?
>> by telling the truth of who they've been historically. the truth of the matter is this and mr. reid did in fact say the president did well through the south. but the truth of the matter is this -- take away this president's skin color and take away the race card that is played so often with this president and there's really no reason for black people to vote for him or latinos in that frame as well. because when you look at the unemployment rate among those two demographics, when you look at the poverty rate among young white females, there is no reason for anybody to have real elected this president in those demographics, accepts for demographics, except for the emotional issue of race. this is what we say in our movie, the democrat party , the progressive liberals , have been very successful in co opting the emotional issues of the day. the truth of the matter is those very issues have led the same group of people who voted this president and voted for him religiously into a mindset and to a culture of bondage.
>> mayor reid, i want to give you the last word.
>> i think that those are consistent with mitt romney 's belief. but the fact of the matter is president obama 's never played the race card and the republicans invented the race card with their southern strategy . folks voted for their interests. it wasn't because of the president's race. and it really was across the board. so the reverend can continue to stay on this path. it's the path to defeat. it's the path that won't involve more support for minorities and republicans will continue to lose and their candidate will be on vacation with mitt romney .
>> gentlemen, we have to leave it there for now. i really appreciate your time. thank you.
>> we do have an update on a developing story that we've been covering through this story. republican congressman tim scott releasing a statement thanks senator tim demint for his service to the nation. scott will be the 113th. considered as a replacement for demint.om le,