Government spending has gone wild and “all of us are on the government plantation,” according to a new book from Deneen Borelli, a fellow at The National Center for Public Policy Research.
Her new book, Blacklash: How Obama and the Left Are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation, takes on what she calls the “liberal black establishment” – Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the NAACP and Representatives Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) and Charlie Rangel (D-NY).
“Unlike Michelle Obama, I have always loved my country,” she said to applause from attendees at BlogCon.
Borelli said she has been called a “Token,” “traitor,” “sellout,” “house negro” and even “a racist” for taking on black liberals. She’s also been told her “parents should be slapped.”
“For me to be called a racist, that tells me, that’s the proof that our Tea Party movement is not about race,“ she said. “It’s a battle of ideas and a battle of principles.”
Borelli said the Left’s name-calling is just a “grand distraction” from their party’s failed leadership.
“If you’re a white, and you complain about Obama’s failed polices, don’t be concerned about being called a racist,” she said. “Look at what they’ve called me. Don’t be afraid to speak out.”
Borelli denounced black liberals’ handling of the Trayvon Martin shooting, saying they were “fanning the flames of racism.”
“Where are their voices denouncing and condemning the new Black Panther party with their actions and words of violence in the streets,” she asked.
According to Borelli’s statistics, unemployment is at 40 percent among black youth, which is a problem she said blacks on the Left have ignored.
She used her personal success story as an example of what black youth can achieve if they work hard.
Borelli attended college for 11 years while working full-time jobs. She eventually received a degree in Managerial Marketing from Pace University in New York. She is the first college graduate in her family.
“I had jobs I was not thrilled about, but I always made the best of whatever opportunity came to me,” she said.
America is an exceptional country where anyone can be successful but it requires hard work and a sense of personal responsibility, she said, “Because you see, our country does not guarantee you success. But liberty guarantees you the opportunity to succeed.”