Hello my name is Bev. I am an older women of color who finally left the Democratic plantation and is now a proud conservative. I have spent most of my adult life working in child care in the preschool and toddler classrooms. My final years in childcare were in administration. I am now working (very) part-time as a consultant assisting a family member in establishing a consulting business while I continue to look for full-time employment. I enjoy the world of blogging.

Update: I am still helping my family member, but I am now looking for other online opportunities as I take care of my elderly mother who suffered a serious setback in her health.


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  1. Great to see so many people, irrespective of color, moving towards sensible solutions and commonality. I am sure you fight an uphill battle with some of your friends and colleagues with your switch, but never, ever give up.

    1. Hello Robert! Yes, it is a steep uphill battle with those in my family/friend/ acquaintance circle. I do have one family member who is as conservative on illegal immigration as Ann Coulter. From a Christian spiritual view, they are not to happy with Pres. Obama, but will firmly vote Democrat (the exception was Arlen Specter). I do express myself mostly in a urban radio chat room and on pages of my liberal Barack Obama “no matter what” supporting Facebook friends. I realize I get stronger in responding to the sometimes nasty responses that I get from others on those pages, especially those who react to me being a Republican. I am glad to see someone else here from my former blog home. Thanks for the encouragement.

  2. Bev:
    You can never tell anyone anything and change their point of view; they have to discover it for themselves.

    Your friends and family, like you, can only find real change (how Obama has poisoned that word, ugh!) by dealing with facts.

    I have a brother who is a liberal; he thinks NPR is gospel, that electing a person of color (White is not a color?) will somehow show how much we’ve evolved, and that Planned Parenthood (one of his former employers) is an organization to respect.

    Family visits are sometimes tense.

  3. Robert, I have to disagree with you, because I am an example of being told things that caused a change of mind. I started reading a blog of a black conservative when I was a Democrat just to see what made this person tick. What this person told me through their blog started me questioning my on views and changing my liberal path to conservative.

  4. I’ve “told” hundreds of liberals about conservatism during my adult life. That is akin to rolling a pebble down the mountainside of their political and philosophical conciousness.

    They “discover” conservatism for themselves when they engage in the active pursuit of reading, listening and ptacticing conservative idealogy. At some point, the pebble may have dislodged a rock, but the landslide comes from discovery and experience.

    In my brother’s case, as much as he hates to admit it, adopting a child caused he and his partner to “discover” just how much liberalism had destroyed the public schools and neighborhoods in and around their home near D.C., though I had “told” them about the self-serving actions of the NEA and teacher’s unions many times.

    I would consider it a personal favor if you would comment on the articles I’ve placed on my blog.

  5. Bev, I came across your blog while researching a post for Project 2,996 (remembering the 9/11 victims). Your post of 9/11/2009 for the kids who were victims is simply amazing. Would you mind if I used the info from that post (and I’ll point to your site as the source) in a post of my own?
    God’s blessings to you – I’m adding your name to my prayer journal – for you, employment opportunities & for your Mother health & peace of mind and heart.
    John (http://stblogsparish.com/sbp)

  6. Breath of fresh air…..There are lot of brothers and sistes like you, still struggle inside the liberal trap. I belive you can make a difference.I always see liberals as hippies. I never understood how black people mixed up with these loosers.

  7. Hi Bev.
    I am a news producer for a Brazilian TV channel called Globo TV – the largest broadcaster in Latin America.

    We are currently working on a series of special segments about the Presidential election in America to be aired in Brazil and in the US. In one of these segments, we will discuss the role of African American voters in the upcoming elections.

    Our goal is to show to our audience that even though president Obama has the support of the majority of these voters, there are many Conservatives black voters who won’t vote for him. We will also show that the enthusiasm with Mr. Obama has faded among many of his 2008 supporters and some are considering a vote for Mr. Romney, specially after the president publicly supported same-sex marriage.

    I’d like to interview you on camera for this segment, so you can explain why you left the Democratic party and stopped supporting President Obama and is now a passionate advocate of Conservative ideas and supports Mr. Romney campaign.

    Please allow me to share some background information about out network:
    Globo TV is the largest broadcaster in Brazil and Latin America. Our network newscasts have approximately 60-million plus viewers in Brazil, where Globo is an open air channel that reaches 100% of Brazilian territory. Globo TV also has an international satellite channel – Globo International – offered to Brazilian citizens living in 115 countries, including the US. Globo TV headquarters are located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We also have international news bureaus in NY, Washington D.C., Jerusalem, London, Paris, Lisbon, Rome, Tokyo and Buenos Aires. The network website is http://www.redeglobo.com.br.

    My deadline is very tight. I hope we can talk soon!

    Best regards,

    Fernanda Saviolo
    News Producer
    Globo TV – New York
    32 Av. of The Americas – 17 Flr.
    New York, NY 10013

      1. Hi Bev,
        Thanks for taking the time to write back to me.
        I’m pretty sure there will be other opportunities.
        All the best,

        [Globo International]
        Fernanda Saviolo
        News Producer
        Globo TV – New York
        32 Av. of The Americas – 17 Flr.
        New York, NY 10013

  8. I do not write a lot of responses, but i did some searching and wound up here About | Right Cogency. And I actually do have 2 questions for you if you usually do not mind. Is it just me or does it appear like some of the remarks look like they are left by brain dead people? 😛 And, if you are writing at additional places, I would like to follow anything fresh you have to post. Would you make a list of the complete urls of all your communal pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

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