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Americans for Prosperity official talks black conservatism on radio show

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Politics was on the radio on Wednesday at gospel station Heaven 97, where a conservative conversation took place about whether minorities are, in fact, conservative, and if that can translate into how they vote.

“Do Republicans have a track record in the black community?” asked host Robert Ashley.

“Yes, they do,” said Eugene Ralph. “The truth of the matter is, most minorities are conservative in how we live our lives…we have a problem with liberalism on both sides. It tends to find a home in the Democrat Party.”

Eugene Ralph started Game Changers, a group of black conservatives trying to change the political game.

Now, he's field director of Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group that’s gone after the Obama administration and Democrats over the Affordable Care Act.

“But when we look at liberal policies, and most people think of liberal as progressive, and this is a good thing, but everything that’s progressive, per se, is not good,” said Ralph.

Some callers agreed with Ralph.

“I’m a Democrat, but I think I’m somewhat conservative in a lot of my views,” said one caller.

Other callers, though, showed suspicion.

“So, what is the Republican Party about?” asked one caller. “Is it large government now, or is it small government? I’m a little confused here.”

“We're promoting conservatism, not Republicanism,” said Ralph. “Republican Party, we have some problems with the Republican Party, too – that’s the reason the Tea Party got started.”

Ralph hopes to convince others to take the conservative view at an event called Breaking Down The Barriers on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Southwest Center Mall.

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