Stephen A. Smith is making waves today after audio surfaced from a speech he gave at Vanderbilt University where he suggested that “every black person” needs to vote for Republicans in “just one” election in order to force both political parties to address their needs.

Transcript via Breitbart:

“What I dream is that for one election, just one, every black person in America vote Republican,” he said.


“Black folks in America are telling one party, ‘We don’t give a damn about you.’ They’re telling the other party ‘You’ve got our vote.’ Therefore, you have labeled yourself ‘disenfranchised’ because one party knows they’ve got you under their thumb. The other party knows they’ll never get you and nobody comes to address your interest.”

And here’s the audio:

Smith is being widely praised for his comments. Some quick examples:

But there are also a lot of haters out there who think Smith is off his rocker:

Sheesh. Can’t make everybody happy we guess.