Originally posted October 27, 2014.
Would you know what to do if you, with only a knife and your wits, encountered a bear in the woods? Meet Mr. Elbert Guillory, state senator from Louisiana, who would suggest that you get in close, inside the bear’s paws and under its chin.
Along with being a bear-killing state senator, Mr. Guillory is notable for urging African-Americans to pull away from the Democratic Party, especially Louisiana’s vulnerable Senator Mary Landrieu. “While you dig through the couch looking for gas money,” admonishes Mr. Guilliory, “she flies around in private jets funded by taxpayer dollars. Mary hasn’t helped us at all.”
Elbert Guillory, born in 1944 in the segregated South, grew up under Jim Crow laws. He now calls the Democrats the “party of Jim Crow,” stressing that today’s welfare state is a product of a continued racist legacy and that President Obama’s attitude to the plight of the black community harbors a “malevolent” indifference.
Mr. Guillory is intent in hammering the message home to Louisiana’s African-American community, of whom 93% cast their ballots for Democrats in 2012: “Our self-initiative and self-reliance have been sacrificed in exchange for allegiance to our overseers who control us by making us dependent on them.”
Read more about Elbert Guilliory here in NRO and see Mr. Guilliory in the following video.