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Politics served up with a smile... And a stilletto.

Published: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:11:11 +0000


By: Scrapiron

Fri, 23 May 2008 16:29:19 +0000

Wouldn't it be hard to find a qualified candidate in the left overs of a race that votes over 90% for the democrat welfare programs?

By: Dave Carl

Wed, 21 May 2008 18:58:01 +0000

If the GOP is going to reach out to minorities--specifically African Americans--they better play the class card rather than the race card. As more and more black people move up the economic ladder of success, wouldn't you think that those black voters would vote with their wallets, rather than identity politics? Middle class blacks have the same hopes, dreams and worries as middle class whites and everybody else. Sorry to learn that Rove was the one to destroy Mehlman's outreach toward African Americans in favor of white Evangelicals. I guess both the Dems and the GOP expect certain groups to be their Sheeple.

By: Scott

Wed, 21 May 2008 17:00:20 +0000

Great post...if McCain has ANY intelligence, he'll name JC Watts as his VP choice - not because he's black, but because he's intelligent and can go toe to toe with Obama on the issues (and win)...

By: Dale

Wed, 21 May 2008 12:07:34 +0000

I don't know what can be done by Repubs to enlist and support more black candidates. But I can identify the cost to those who would take up the offer. To be ostracized by friends and family, attacked by former friends, for even running for the office is a pretty high risk. And, should you lose, you will not be welcomed back into the fold with open arms. You children will suffer insults, you will be called vile names, and many other indignities that I will fail to know let alone mention. And, at the risk of being defeatist, why should such candidates trust us, especially right now? For someone who takes the inherent risks of swimming upstream, there must be one of two reasons: reasonable chance of success, or strong commitment to a cause. For the former, look to some recent history. Good candidates like Michael Steele in MD, Ken Blackwell in Ohio were unsuccessful in a period of relative Republican strength. Why run now? As to the latter, Repubs have no cause. Say what you will about Pelosi and Reid, they have taken the fight to Repubs in conservative states by running conservative Dem candidates. At the same time, Repubs are tacking left to out moderate the Dems. What do Repubs stand for? Beats me! Dems stand for "Not Bush," a short-term winner. In short, it's too expensive a lottery ticket with bad odds and an uncertain payout.

By: Bill Arnold

Tue, 20 May 2008 23:21:32 +0000

I haven't seen any believable data justifying it, but there is a widely-held perception that the modern (last several decades) Republican party courts the anti-black bigot vote. Certainly the Democrats have been more consistent at avoiding political advertising which could be construed as containing "dog whistle" content targeted at gaining racist votes. If Republicans vetted their advertising for such content for a few election cycles, the perception would be reduced. The West Virginia HRClinton primary victory appears to show that the Democrats can claim some significant numbers of anti-black bigots in their ranks. Absolute not-made-up numbers for racism vs party affiliation seem to be simple ... absent. Anecdotes are plentiful.

By: Political News and Blog Aggregator

Tue, 20 May 2008 21:29:13 +0000

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By: DrKrbyLuv

Tue, 20 May 2008 19:29:51 +0000

Conservative Republican core values used to include less government, greater individual liberties, fiscal responsibility, national security, reduced taxes and the rule of law prescribed in our Constitution. These values are shared by many people of all races. For many minorities, GOP conservative values were consistent with their family values and they saw the leadership as being more effective in enhancing our national prosperity and vitality. The problem is that the GOP is now identified as the neocon party. The neocons see the role of the US as a superpower that must establish and maintain their vision of global order through intervention, military force and nation building. Their policies, and poor execution, have brought our economy to the verge of collapsing and our military stretched to the breaking point. Minority participation will return and grow if and when the GOP presents a more appealing, conservative agenda.

By: Sweetie

Tue, 20 May 2008 18:53:25 +0000

Anybody that has read Clarence Thomas' biography and Obama's Dreams From My Father knows what's going on and it has nothing to do with the Republicans. Who wants to be labeled a pariah within your culture?

By: Surabaya Stew

Tue, 20 May 2008 17:51:48 +0000

How is this different from Affirmative Action?

By: mark

Tue, 20 May 2008 17:15:44 +0000

Perhaps if the GOP demonstrated some principles again instead of just trying (and failing) to remain in power some of the many courageous black conservatives out there would consider putting themselves through hell to get elected.