Democrats and the left wing press know that fanning these still racially sensitive flames is the way to turn out black voters.
The incidence of black conservatism is far deeper and widespread than most believe.
Limiting the amount of funds that free citizens can contribute stifles competition and protects incumbents.
Real political leadership means pushing public opinion toward one's conviction of what is right.
When Mitch McConnell and Republicans controlled the House, Senate and White House, government grew.
It is not accident that as values collapsed, as family disintegrated, the welfare state, big government, has grown and taken its place.
After the Citizens United decision, the president himself weighed in, expressing his outrage about the decision, indicating his intent to "develop a forceful response to this decision."
He has demonstrated that his own political calculations are more important to him than his party or his nation.
The Republican Party still has not learned lessons necessary to reverse setbacks of recent years.
Both are living examples that personal success is not about government programs but about taking personal responsibility.