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Republicans hold summer dinner in Tuscaloosa

Friday, the Alabama Republican Party held their annual Summer Dinner at the Bryant Center in Tuscaloosa.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said that it has been 25 years since the Alabama Republican Party has held one of bi-annual meetings in Tuscaloosa.

“I can not be prouder or more humble to represent you, both on the Republican National Committee, and every day here in the state of Alabama.”

“The most important thing facing us in the United States Senate is the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court,” U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) said. “The stakes are high, the stakes are for the future soul of the country.”

“The Democrats are going to do everything to stop us, first they are going to try to slow us,” Shelby continued. “I think this is going to get done. Even some of our Democratic friends, I think, are going to vote for him.”

Chairman Lathan said that she is honored to welcome the youngest speakers to ever speak to our party as well as the first African American woman to every address our group.

Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens were the keynote speakers on Saturday.

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“I would like to lead the Black revolution against the Democratic Party,” Candice Owens said. “Black approval for this President is now 34 percent.”

Miss Owens said that Charlie and I tour college campuses and say, I believe in free markets and capitalism and the left goes nuts.

“I have had White Liberals call Candace a White Supremacist and say that she does not understand what it is like to be a Black person in America,” Charlie Kirk said. “These activists are programmed to oppose everything that Candace says.”

Kirk said that he was from Illinois, “We have term limits in Illinois, serve one term in office and go straight to prison. You think we are kidding; but we have more former governors in prison than not in prison.”

Owens and Kirk are with Turning Point USA.

“We are on 1300 college campuses across the country,” Kirk said, “When I found Candice, I met someone who is a lot better at this than I ever will be. I can go home and retire.”

Owens said that Black People are Democrats because, “It is something that is actively taught to us in high school.”

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“Show me a Black person and I will show you a person who is a conservative and does not know it,” Owens said. “When Donald Trump announced he was running for President, while I did not necessarily think that he was the best candidate I did not think he was a racist.”

“The moment he said that he was running for President he was a racist,” Owens said. “I realized then that racism was being used to turn Black voters in to single issue voters.”

Owens responded by making a U-tube video to announce to the world that she was a conservative. It got 29 million views worldwide.

“CNN was trying to tell me that the KKK was alive and well,” Owens said. “That was insulting to my Grandfather who was alive when that was a real threat.”

“Families have been torn apart by Democratic policies,” Owens said. “When you break down the family, when Mom and Dad are not in the home who is going to tell you what is right and wrong and that is big culture.”

Kirk said that the left is rooted in telling people that there is an oppressor and the oppressed. “It is so screwed up that you have to have a doctorate to believe some of this stuff.”

Kirk said that he has had college students tell them that they are oppressed, “You go to Stanford, stop telling me that you are oppressed.”

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The Democrats are not the Democrats of 30 or 40 years ago. “They are the party of Carl Marx,” Kirk said.

“There are two types of Democrats: they are evil or they are ignorant,” Owens said. “The evil Democrats have actually created this far left progressive rhetoric.”

“I don’t think Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi really want to live in this socialist Marxist country, they just want to be in the ruling class,” Kirk said.

Owens said that the White liberals are racists. “If you don’t think they are racists tell them that you are a conservative.”

Owens said that she is working on a project titled, ‘Left-It the story of the Black Exodus from the Democratic Party,’ “This is very much happening,” Owens said. “This is very real. When it happens it will be the greatest honor of my life.”

“Blacks vote 95 percent for the Democratic Party; but it is Democratic policies that have destroyed the Black community,” Kirk said.

Owens said that President Trump has delivered the lowest unemployment ever for Black people and the lowest unemployment ever for women.

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“The most important battle in this country is the battle for the school system,” Owens said.

Kirk said that on campus, “What we hear most is we have never heard this before.”

“We say that there are only two genders.” Kirk said. “You have got XX chromosome and XY chromosomes, and that is it.” The left goes nuts. They start arguing whether there are 68 genders, 72, or 84. “We believe that you can not create your own version of truth

“Once they are exposed to these ideas students gravitate to us,” Kirk said.

“If we can live,” Owens retorted.

They then told about an incident where they were nearly assaulted in a Philadelphia coffee house at 8:30 in the morning by black-uniformed ANTIFA member who had not showered in over a month. 25 people were protesting us eating breakfast throwing things at the windows. They had to call the police to get safely out of the building.

“A Black conservative woman was accosted by a White gang calling her a White supremacist and being defended by an all Black police force, whom they called race traitors,” Kirk said.

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Owens said that she told them, “You realize that you are all White right?”

“I ask (students) how many people think America is more racist that it was sixty years ago and hands go up and I know then that we are living on Mars,” Owens said. “We are tremendously optimistic with what we have accomplished in the last nine months. We are never going to give up until we can guarantee the future of all Americans.”

“George Soros is the one funding Black Lives Matter and all of the social unrest in this country,” Owens said.

Kirk said, “Some people just like to watch the world burn and that describes George Soros.”

Kirk said that to turn the country around conservatives need to run for every school board seat in America.

“You don’t have to give your charitable dollars to your alma mater,” Kirk said.

“That is no longer the school that you once attended,” Owens said.

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$100 billion in philanthropic dollars was given to colleges in the last decade and 85 percent of that comes from registered Republicans. Give that money to conservative efforts instead Kirk said.

Owens said that the Left has embraced atheism because They want to take away that fundamental structure of God, they want to replace it with Government.

“We say there is a God and we get boos,” Kirk said.

At the end of their lecture to the 650 Republicans in attendance, Chairman Lathan presented both Owens and Kirk with American flag-themed quilts.

The Platinum Sponsors for the event were: U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, Alabama Power, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks), and the Alabama Association for Justice.

Gold Sponsors of the event included: National Cement, Paul Thibado, Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), ALFA, Xtreme Concepts, NUCOR Steel, and Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker.

The Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee held their Summer Meeting on Saturday.

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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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