Progressives are afraid of black conservatives? No, we just feel sorry for them.
You see, conservatism has never been very kind to African-Americans, or pretty much anyone else who isn't wealthy, white and privileged.
Folks like Dr. Ben Carson, Allen West, and Clarence Thomas seem either oblivious or indifferent to the long, sad history of how conservatism has sought to keep African-Americans, along the Hispanics and Latinos, women, gays and pretty much anyone who isn't wealthy, white and privileged at the back of the metaphorical bus.
And, if they had their way, some conservatives would return America to the bad old days of segregation, "colored" water fountains, and Jim Crow. Why, no less than the wealthy, white and privileged Sen. Rand Paul, the tea party darling, says the 1964 Civil Right Act was a bad idea.
"I think it’s a bad business decision to exclude anybody from your restaurant—but, at the same time, I do believe in private ownership," said Paul last year. In other words, business owners should be free to discriminate against black people.
This sort of twisted conservative "logic" that explains why more than 90 percent of African-Americans rejected wealthy, white and privileged Mitt Romney when they flocked to Barack Obama in 2012.
Romney, of course, expressed his real views about anyone who isn't wealthy, white and privileged when he made his now-infamous "47 percent" comments at a fund raising dinner attended by his wealthy, white and privileged backers.
After his crushing loss, Romney demonstrated he'd learned nothing, blaming blacks and other minorities who he claimed voted for Obama because they would get "free stuff," a racist characterization if ever there was one.
Another MDJ blogger pointed out that, "black Americans are, by and large, becoming too intelligent to fall for (the progressive) line..." But progressives believe black people have always been intelligent. That's not a new phenomenon as the writer suggests.
So, black conservatives like Carson, West and Thomas can think as they wish. That's what America is all about. It's just that, well, black conservatives are in the minority when it comes to how most African-Americans regard conservatism.