America’s history books are about to have some new editions inked, as the reported rise of conservative black Republicans is raising heads in Colorado, US.
Casper Stockham is a black-American and the Republican nominee to represent Colorado’s 1st congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Stockham is on the November ballot and has been campaigning for over a year.
Retired after 21-years of service in the Air Force, Lt. Col. Darryl Glenn is a lawyer, sitting County Commissioner in El Paso County, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and another black-American.
Commissioner Glenn’s position has not come out of the blue however. The Republican was accepted and graduated from one of the most demanding institutions in the world, the United States Air Force Academy, before putting himself through law school at night.
His massive margins-of-victory in past elections had his predominantly white Republican constituency hand him 80% of their votes.
Just to win the nomination, Commissioner Glenn had to defeat another black-American, Ryan Frazier, in the Republican primary.
Amidst all this, there have been commentators citing the bias and deceit of US mainstream media such as the Denver Post, ABC News, New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, etc. The media outlets have been accused of preferring to “invest into the ‘Republicans can’t attract blacks’ rhetoric”, the sitting party Vice Chair Derrick Wilburn said.
“You would image that even the lowliest of writers and producers could see that this novelty exists on a unique level of news-worthiness. We have a situation in Colorado never before seen in the history of our nation! But alas we are the proverbial tree that has fallen in the forest in complete silence because there was none there to hear it.”
“The three of us do not fit the narrative the media is selling and so in their eyes we do not exist. Despicable”.