Why do blacks block vote? Let’s count reasons

Bill Webster wants to know why black voters align with the Democratic Party and why “such a high percentage” voted for President Obama. Oh, where to begin?

I do not speak for all black voters, as we are not monolithic, rather, pragmatic in the voting booth. Given the current political and social environment, the answers are not elusive, and we can thank Republicans for their clarity.

Look at the election cycles since 2008. The essence of the Republican Party has been quite unambiguous, thanks to ambassadors of intolerance, dishonesty, incompetence, negativity, bigotry, chicanery, and the asinine. The cast of characters who crystallize the party is endless, and each has made this impression for many voters — stay away from the Republican Party.

• We’re disgusted by the legislative shenanigans of congressional leaders (Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, etc.). Very little gets done by their design, while the country suffers.

• The party embraces and defends the most extreme, idiotic and vile people: Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, Joe Walsh, Allen West, Steve King, Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Phil Gingrey, Paul Broun, etc. Their utterances are a national disgrace.

• Compromise is a dirty word to most Republicans. Somehow, their “Conservative Principles” trump all others.

• Lies, distortions, and dishonesty are the norm. The Republican narrative on most issues is often inaccurate, and always repetitive.

• Demonization of the president, the Democrats and anyone who isn’t in lockstep with them.

• Achieving power is the ultimate goal (bought and paid for by billionaire bankrollers).

• Allegiance to the almighty dollar (corporations over people, and they are not the same).

There’s no denying most African-Americans were enormously proud when then-Senator Obama, a highly educated and intelligent, qualified, civic-minded candidate, emerged to run for president. His presence on the national stage exemplified the American dream — where hard work and education were the well-spring to success. America was finally closer to becoming “that more perfect union.”

However, that perfection has been stymied by the vestiges of our nation’s ugly history. When Obama announced his candidacy for president, the racially charged rhetoric directed at him required Secret Service protection earlier than any other candidate. It’s been a toxic atmosphere ever since.

Obama’s election revealed a part of America that many hoped was well behind us. Instead, an unhinged, irrational vilification of the president has surfaced with an unprecedented level of disrespect.

Starting with the 2008 campaign, McCain/Palin and many Republicans chose to exploit racial divisions, sometimes subtly and often blatantly. The documentary “Right America; Feeling Wronged” captured what most black voters are keenly aware of — a palpable hatred and disrespect for President Obama by a segment of the population; largely Republican. That reality is a vicarious insult for the rest of us, and a sobering reason to be leery of a disingenuous Republican Party.

The litany of Republican intransigence, insanity, intolerance, bigotry, hypocrisy, ignorance, policies, and manipulations is well-documented and way too long for this space. Mr. Webster asked for specifics on the cons of the Republican Party relative to black voters. There are plenty. Here are a few starters:

• Republican leaders in Washington met on inauguration night 2009 to plot against President Obama. (As well documented in “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives.”) Where was their allegiance to an ailing country?

• Mitch McConnell has orchestrated legislative obstruction and made clear his primary goal — to “make President Obama a one-term president.”

Republicans have been in lockstep with McConnell to obstruct everything. They’ve blocked more than 350 bills that could have made a significant impact on the economy and in the lives of many Americans. They own an unprecedented number of filibuster abuses and have mastered legislative shenanigans that grind the people’s business to a near halt.

• Senator Jim DeMint (referring to President Obama) made it clear that Republicans wanted “to break him.” The very essence of that statement conjures up the brutality (physical and otherwise) towards blacks throughout our history.

• Why are Republicans obsessed with vaginas instead of jobs? They’ve wasted more time on legislation to impose controls on women’s health issues than on making real efforts to confront our economic challenges. People want jobs and leaders willing to work on the economy.

• Republicans blasted President Obama with faux outrage over his first speech to encourage students to work hard. (September 2009). Really? Isn’t excellence what we want from our students?

• Outright lies and ignorance: “the president is a Muslim.” Republicans choose to demonize a religion (Islam) and him by inference. “He’s a socialist. “ “He’s a Communist”

• His spending is out of control. NOT (http://articles.marketwatch.com/2012-05-22/commentary/31802270_1_spendin...).

• Intolerance for others as demonstrated by the shameful witch hunt (Huma Abedin) from congressional Republicans Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, and our very own, Lynn Westmoreland, among others. Who will they target and smear next?

• Are there no Republican voices of reason? The silence is deafening.

• “The president was not born in the U.S”. How can so many Republicans (64 percent by the most recent poll) be so ignorant and persistent in this absurdity? From the halls of Congress to the backwoods (where you might expect it.) No other president has had to deal with this relentless nonsense. Why?

• Republicans, by virtue of their legislative maneuvers, have shown their true colors towards people of color by passing voter ID laws for a problem that never existed.

Some Florida Republicans spilled the beans on this sham and Pennsylvania’s GOP official was famously caught on tape saying the purpose of the voter ID laws would “get Romney elected.” Most egregious is the lame reasoning for their actions. It’s the ultimate insult to voters who know better.

• Always scheming — Now Republicans want to change the rules to elect a president. If they can’t win on merit, then they propose shameless “cheat-to-beat” strategies.

The non-stop drumbeat of bigotry and vitriol (courtesy of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Mark Levin, Alex Jones, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Ted Nugent, etc., etc., etc.) and the actions of Republican leaders is a constant reminder that humanity’s cancer still afflicts far too many Americans. Dare I say it: the “R” word.

Racism. There’s a defensive bridled response to stating what really ails America, and as long as it’s allowed to fester, we’ll never reach our full potential as a nation. Time and again, voters have seen the scab picked by Republicans who chose to appeal to the worst rather than take on substantive issues that need solutions. We watch incredulously as “R” bubbles up from pulpits, the business community, legislators and others in “leadership” positions; all directed towards the president.

It’s “R” that’s being used to fan irrational fears based on nothing more than that: “Obama will take your guns away,” “Obama’s healthcare law will have death panels,” “Obama has a hatred of white people,” etc.

The “R” problem is not unlike an addict in denial — don’t own up to it; don’t work at it, and it won’t go away.

No racism, you say? Then, what we’ve seen and heard from Republicans must be a stunning level of stupidity and another reason for black voters to shun the Republican Party.

Besides avoidance of the aforementioned lunacy, black voters tend to choose the Democratic Party, because it best addresses the interests of all people, does a better job of respecting all people, and includes the least of these in its policies.

Most black voters would rather be aligned with the party that championed the right to vote for women and African-Americans; the party that passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, and created Social Security and Medicare.

Most of those achievements are now targeted by Republicans on the state and national level, purely for political advantage. Yet, they now claim to want to reach out to minority voters. Another insult!

The Democratic Party, contrary to the misdirected Republican narrative, is not the party of big spenders or big government, as Republicans like to tout. Research will establish the reality. Republican presidents increased the debt far greater than their Democratic counterpart.

A U.S. Treasury Department report breaks down the debt increase this way: Reagan 189 percent, George H.W. Bush 55 percent, Clinton 37 percent, George W. Bush 115 percent, Obama 16 percent. Recall any Republican/Tea Party outrage over those high debt increases?

As for spending, reports from the OMB and CBO show President Obama has the lowest spending of any recent president. Republicans tell another story and belie the facts. The Republican spending spree of the Bush years brought us to the brink we’re dealing with today.

The bottom line for Mr. Webster is this: The Republican Party has not demonstrated a commitment to inclusion of all Americans, not by their policies, rhetoric or actions. There was a time when the party was on the right side of history for African Americans (Lincoln), then came the slide into the muck of divisiveness that followed the Voting Rights Act. The legacies of Lee Atwater, Barry Goldwater, Jesse Helms, et al, and the Republican “Southern Strategy” are still with us today and, undoubtedly, unappealing to most black voters.

Who can respect a political party willing to ignore the real needs of the country; willing to take down the country at any cost?

We watch as Republicans “govern” from vehemence — writing exclusionary laws; make obstruction a political tactic; act stupid, as Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal correctly noted (so many instances); dismiss segments of the population while embracing the inflammatory and disrespectful dialog from their own with no retribution. This deep-seated political dysfunction is a turn-off for most voters, and is not likely to change any time soon.

Perhaps Mr. Webster, in his words, “will enlighten me on why such a high percentage of white voters vote for Republicans” and “why are they virtually monolithic at the voting booth?”

When history is written on the age of Obama, notably, there will be chapters on the baggage of bigotry that tarnished the country’s pivotal moment. However, we still have the capacity to write a better historical outcome. It will require respect, inclusion, compromise, intelligence, and a commitment to the process called democracy.

Deborah Lum

Fayetteville, Ga.

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" It will require respect, inclusion, compromise, intelligence, and a commitment to the process called democracy."

Characteristics of which you are clearly incapable of displaying. There can be no peace and compromise with someone of your thought process who is so full of hate and jealousy. So go ahead..... force your hateful self on the rest of us and see where that gets us in the country.

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Deborah,
You seem to have so much hate. Please open your eyes. I am not thrilled with my party "the R word" However at least I see both parties as who they are. Please, Please set aside your bigotry as things will never change until you do..Until we are together things will not change..

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It’s clear from the majority of responses here that some readers’ interpretations are blatantly misinformed and bears absolutely no resemblance to what was written (“Why do blacks block vote?”). Read the comments and it’s obvious those opinions are viewed through a very narrow ideological prism. They totally miss the point and deviate far beyond reason.
Fair and open-minded readers understood every point in its full context. Choosing to label the article with negative barbs doesn’t change its irrefutable truths. In fact, it further illustrates everything that was said. Besides not liking what they “saw in the mirror,” I suspect opposing views don’t sit well either.

Deborah Lum

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Deborah wake up....

He (Obama) was elected for 2 terms. It was not blacks who elected him. It was whites.Please get over your hate. I wanted Herman. No hate on my end.

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Unlike most dems, "Repubs"

Unlike most dems, "Repubs" actually understand what's "cool" and what's "hip". We know that Black people just want government to get off their "behinds" so they can start a "beeswax" (as in the saying "none of your beeswax").

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Ms. Lum,

Thank you for offering up this thoughtful and clear-minded response.

The lack of coherent comments from the right-wingnuts on this board demonstrates that they are speechless (and clueless) when faced with historical context and fact-based information.

I've enjoyed reading your very reasoned observations. I'm proud to consider you a neighbor in this community and hope you and others realize there is a relatively silent, but large, minority that is not generally represented on the boards of this publication.

This paper serves mainly the loud, opinionated and ignorant majority. I don't expect that to change. But it's nice to know that it's not a wilderness.

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It started w/ republicans

If you really research the history of the civil rights movement, you would see that all the way back in the 1930's, the republicans were the ones pushing for civil rights, not the dems.
"In the 26 major civil rights votes after 1933, a majority of Democrats opposed civil rights legislation in over 80 percent of the votes. By contrast, the Republican majority favored civil rights in over 96 percent of the votes."
( http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1982/3/82.03.04.x.html )
The dems jumped on board when it was politically favorable to them.
It is also funny to me that the african american population has so many families stuck in generational poverty, crime filled neighborhoods and things are not getting better for them, but they continue to vote democratic year after year. This may be due the dems history of supporting gov't aid programs that give away free money. Well, not really free, someone is paying for it.
I also find in funny when I see african american people wearing Obama gear proudly. Are they wearing this because they are supporters of his policies or is this based solely on the color of his skin? I would guess it has more to do with the latter. I don't see many of them wearing Clinton gear.
Our racial divide in our country will never improve until all people understand that racism goes both ways. As a white person, if I tried to create an all while fraternity, or an all white TV station, or an all white university, it would clearly be described as racism and the NAACP would be knocking at my door. But when african american people do these sorts of things, they are "celebrating" their heritage. I am firmly convinced that african americans show more racist behavior than whites do towards them.
Racism is racism however you shake it and the double standard angers me beyond belief.
I am not racist in the slightest bit, but I can see how the double standard contributes to a society that continues to have a racial divide.

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History - a different perspective than 'skittles'
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Our racial divide in our country will never improve until all people understand that racism goes both ways. As a white person, if I tried to create an all while fraternity, or an all white TV station, or an all white university, it would clearly be described as racism and the NAACP would be knocking at my door. But when african american people do these sorts of things, they are "celebrating" their heritage. I am firmly convinced that african americans show more racist behavior than whites do towards them.

Many 'white' sororities/fraternities/businesses/organizations had 'clauses' which prohibited the inclusion of persons of a different race or religion. . . hence the formation of the 'black' sororities/fraternities; black businesses; black schools. Almost all of the organizations that you are referring to were formed way before the 1950's. The black community is proud of these organizations and what they have been able to achieve under segregation and Jim Crow. (and what they continue to achieve today). How can American history be taught to today's youth without teaching the consequences of segregation/Jim Crow?

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I am firmly convinced that african americans show more racist behavior than whites do towards them.

A little difficult to understand your perception, unless you grew up after 'blacks' were able to vote in every state; shop in every store; sit anywhere on a bus or train; buy in any neighborhood they could afford; attend their neighborhood school; be treated with respect by all law enforcement throughout our country,. Be grateful that the clergy of all faiths and races of this country joined MLK, Jr. In working for non-violent change. Sorry about your conviction , I am convinced that because of the white community which joined MLK in stopping racist practices in this country, which were supported by law, we are a strong country today admired for our diversity.

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Our racial divide in our country will never improve until all people understand that racism goes both ways. As a white person, if I tried to create an all while fraternity, or an all white TV station, or an all white university, it would clearly be described as racism and the NAACP would be knocking at my door. But when african american people do these sorts of things, they are "celebrating" their heritage. I am firmly convinced that african americans show more racist behavior than whites do towards them.

Why do you go off on a long-winded rant about something that wasn't even stated or implied? The point that "skittles" made is that black separatism is 100% OK and white separatism isn't.

Refute it or not, but don't bore us with a lot of babble that has zero to do with the basic point of what skittles stated....it's real easy because here it is yet again:

"As a white person, if I tried to create an all while fraternity, or an all white TV station, or an all white university, it would clearly be described as racism and the NAACP would be knocking at my door.

THAT is what was stated. Nothing more, nothing less. Agree or disagree?
Agree that it's OK for black separatism but not OK for white separatism?

While I may feel both are completely idiotic, black separatism and separation has a lot more converts in the media these days and a whole lot of media non-coverage, let's hear your thoughts. Do you feel that a Black student Union is OK and a White Student Union isn't? Both OK or both wrong? Let's hear it instead of some history lesson that everyone here already knows.

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NUK Separatism? You know history? Good
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Both OK or both wrong? Let's hear it instead of some history lesson that everyone here already knows.

If you know our history - why do you insist that the consequences of this black mark in our history be ignored? How have you been denied the freedoms of a qualified American? Only when a black or woman received recognition or a job that 'used to go' to white men? We all understand that period of frustration for the white community - but as skittles says - can't we get past that now? Let me let you in on a reality. Every 'black' business that has accepted state or federal money has had to have their token 'other' just like a 'white' business. Most businesses today hire the best qualified. If you look at the Fortune 500 companies, the graduates are from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Wharton School of Business, ETC. - regardless of their color.

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"As a white person, if I tried to create an all while fraternity, or an all white TV station, or an all white university, it would clearly be described as racism and the NAACP would be knocking at my door

. . . .and if I tried to open any organization with an exclusionary clause - the federal government would be knocking at my door and closing me down!
There are many all white/all black businesses in operation today - that have the necessary 'other' to prove their diversity. I celebrate the progress Nuk - how about you?

By the way - the two better known black business persons in our country - Tyler Perry and Ophra - both have hired 'whites'. (Let's now forget Magic Johnson - who also has hired 'whites'.) It's that Golden Rule thingy.

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Ok, DM let me take a swing at it

I will state your opinion as I can read it above in plain English as I understand it. You, as David's Mom, think that separate organizations based upon race are acceptable as long as this separation is done only by a historically aggrieved minority group. And it's laudable that organizations, whether entertainment or progressive group, also reach out to others outside of their demographic group as long as the group can remain ideologically pure. Yes, of course improvement has been made in relations and treatment. But aren't organizations that celebrate seperateness only a continuation of the Plessy v Ferguson mindset?

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Yet Wedge the Teaparty was a racist group....

...because according to some they did not include Blacks.. Go figure..

Goose and Gander thing.

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Why mention the Tea Party in this discussion?

Herman Cain? Can we celebrate 'now' - of course - but some seem to have great difficulty with celebrating Fayetteville and Peachtree City as role models for the south of today. Much to the consternation of some - my family and friends love it here!!! We're here to stay.

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The Reason Dm...

...because it was YOU that stated the Teaparty was racist and as proof offered that there were no Black people in it... So using your own logic that makes your groups also racist right?

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Oh SL

Please post my statement here. Thanks!

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So Dm...

...are you saying you never said the Teaparty was racist that it had an secret inner cult of racist... and are you saying DM that you never asked why there are no Black people in the Teaparty?

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Just post the statement.

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Dm.. I am just asking...

... you are saying you never said those things right?

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You're saying I did. Post it. Thank you.

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It's a yes or no question DM...

...I am just asking either you did or you didn't..BUT...since you like Holder can't seem to answer a simple question without hedging their answers I believe we all know the answer.

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Take your pick. There's 15 pages of her nonsense -

racist comments

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Joe I know...

... I just wanted to see if she would at least admit she has made the statements... I have them. The fact that she would neither confirm OR deny shows she is like most Democrats... they will change their position based not on the way the wind is blowing but just a breeze.

Hypocrisy runs deep with her.

She alluded to the fact, that in her view, the Teaparty was racist and to PROVE it she wanted to know how many Blacks were in it... this was a "debate" between Bacon, Kevin and I when she wanted to know... Additionally she has stated often about a Secret "Cabal" (my word)of racist inside the Teaparty..

Davids mom wrote:

how many blacks are in it?

referencing the Teaparty...

Davids mom wrote:

there is a Secret group of Racist inside the Teaparty

So using her logic then the question now is.. How many WHITES are in the NAACP, Black Caucus, or any other Black only group...

This was my point to her.. It is ok to have a exclusive single race group only if, however, it is a perceived aggrieved minority group.

The hypocrisy comes in when you rail against a "White" group getting together for anything... while attending a "Black" exclusive club event like she said she is a member of... so.......

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NAACP

Has 'white, Hispanic, and Asian members. The majority are black. The Tea Party has a very prominent 'black member'. Herman Cain. The majority of it's membership is 'white'. Lindsey, your comments are always welcome - as they validate how far Americans have progressed since the days of Jim Crow. Thanks for participating.

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Dm.. you might want to re-check those "facts"..

...just who is in the Teaparty Dm? Again are you saying just the ONE black guy is in it?

btw- The MAJORITY of members in the NAACP is Black so your point is?

How many whites are in the Black Miss America..or the how Whites are in the Black Caucus... or how many Whites are in the BET awards or.....

btw- where is that channel for the WET network and I don't mean the Adult version... You see DM it's you not us with the problem... you just can't let go of your racist views... hince the Jim Crow shot..

GET OVER IT DM...Move on... like you said it's been a LONG TIME since 1964...

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You and joe can share these facts. ( prominent does not mean 'one'.). Let's don't waste anymore space. After ten years of living in Fayetteville - I celebrate the progress in race relations that I witness. You disagree with me.

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Yes we disagree...

... but the difference is I don't call it racist for you to do so...

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LOL - thanks Fred!

Why thank you ! I hope that anyone interested in this will take the time to read my comments - which are not mean or negative about current race relations', but the word racist is used, since my purpose for participating in this activity was to discuss race relations. You will find that after my 10 years of residing in the south, my over 70 years of living on this earth, and my frequent visits to the south throughout the 50's, 60's - etc., I have often expressed in The Citizen my celebration of the progress that I have witnessed in race relations , especially Fayetteville. I will continue to express my opinion since such astute participants as fred and lindsey try so hard to present me in a negative light. My personal definition of 'racist': a person who makes judgements of another based on the color of their skin. I believe there is a little 'racist' in all of us over 50. My hope is in the youth of America. I am a Democrat, and I respect Republicans that I have met in my church and the organizations in Fayette County. I am a moderate, and I do respect those who don't agree with my answers to problems, but are concerned about keeping America strong and productive. Braveswin has correctly identified some extremists who post here. It is interesting that in discussing Ms. Lum's contribution regarding the perception of the Republican Party, that many Republicans and Democrats are 'hearing' what she is sharing, and developing strategies to change some acknowledged perceptions.

I was raised to fear all white men who drove pick-ups. Upon moving here, I learned that this was a racist attitude that was unwarranted in the current century, since most white men in FC drove pick-ups! America is celebrated the world over for it's journey in overcoming racism. I'm still on that journey, and proud to be a resident of FC.

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Celebrate? LOL!!

You make some of the most hate-filled, vile statements on the blog and you don't even realize it. sad. Your 'personal' definition of racism is incorrect, but that does not surprise anyone since liberal bedwetting democrats make up crap to suit their needs all the time.

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Outstanding, articulate retort! You are a credit to those who resist the decline of the white supremacy doctrine.

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You, as David's Mom, think that separate organizations based upon race are acceptable as long as this separation is done only by a historically aggrieved minority group.

No.

One 'black' organization that I belong to was founded in 1911. It's purpose states that membership is 'open' to women of all races,creeds, and religions. It was founded by 13 black college women because they would not be accepted in 'white' organizations at that time. There was not a great number of 'white' women who rushed to join this organization in 1911. This organization has worked cooperatively with 'white' organizations since it's founding, including the Women's Sufferage March. This organization celebrates in 2013 its contribution not to separateness - but to preparing students to accept positions open to all Americans through academic workshops (high school age) ; raising funds for college scholarships and many community projects. I understand that beginning in the 50's and 60's, some white organizations dropped their exclusionary clauses. . . .but white, black, Hispanic and Asian organizations are proud of their history - and not willing to forget what previous generations accomplished. White, black, Hispanic, and Asian American women work together closely today but none, including white women, are anxious to deny the accomplishments of the generations before them by discontinuing the work of the organizations of their predecessors.

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And it's laudable that organizations, whether entertainment or progressive group, also reach out to others outside of their demographic group as long as the group can remain ideologically pure.

No

Among the founders of the NAACP, which seems to cause great consternation in this discussion - were prominent white men. Their ideology was that Americans should be treated equally - regardless of the color of their skin. I don't know of many organizations that celebrated separateness - but of course there was the KKK, The Panthers, The Black Muslims and identified 'hate' groups in our country. Wedge, no one who participated in the Civil Rights movement celebrated separateness - because we were joined by our 'white' brothers and sisters on busses, in jail, and at the lunch counters. They were beaten with the rest of those who participated in these activities.
This weekend I will celebrate St. Patricks Day with my friends who are extremely proud of their Irish heritage. I don't consider that celebration as a 'separatist' act. It is interesting how some 'whites' consider African Americans celebrating their heritage as 'separatist'. I'll be happy to clarify any other interpretations you have on my position.

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On color/idealogical/etc...groups...

...I believe are natural in our society, given the 'melting pot' that we are. I don't associate, socially, with many black people, but for no other reason than I wasn't raised around them and have no common backround with most of 'them', but conversly do so with some. Then again, I don't hang out with any octogenerian Chinese women, either, for the same reason.

We all have the groups, ethnicities, etc...that we identify with; that's just America. We will always maintain those lines - generally - and step outside those imbedded practices and associations very little. It's only natural we would defend those of our 'groups' and those common positions on many matters, but not necessarily lock-step on others. We have to respect those views that oppose ours, but we must be true to our core beliefs.

The real base of these arguments is more of what we believe is 'right' and 'wrong' more than what 'they' think or 'they' believe; America is simply too diverse to lump beliefs and/or views into collective 'group' opinions. Hopefully the end result, in a perfect world, is what's best for America, but that - again - is based on whose opinion it is.

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The real base of these arguments is more of what we believe is 'right' and 'wrong' more than what 'they' think or 'they' believe; America is simply too diverse to lump beliefs and/or views into collective 'group' opinions.

So true. As I speak with many of the jr. and sr. high school students here in Fayette County - I congratulate their parents and teachers. As 'groups', there is still the tendency to associate with those with kindred interests. The sports and fine arts programs here has done a great job in integrating the lives of students. Parents in neighborhoods (developments) have invited 'friends' of different 'colors' to the home. Many churches are 'integrated'. I think the embedded practices are changing - and the diversity will be more natural than previously experienced in our country. The youngsters seem to acknowledge the 'history' without 'hate' or 'guilt'. Something that has been difficult for the adults who experienced Jim Crow to achieve.

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OOPs

The black organization was founded in 1913 - not 1911.

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By 9? Or 22?

January 13, 1913 at Howard University?

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Founders of NAACP - FYI

Founding group
The NAACP was formed partly in response to the continuing horrific practice of lynching and the 1908 race riot in Springfield, the capital of Illinois and resting place of President Abraham Lincoln. Appalled at the violence that was committed against blacks, a group of white liberals that included Mary White Ovington and Oswald Garrison Villard, both the descendants of abolitionists, William English Walling and Dr. Henry Moscowitz issued a call for a meeting to discuss racial justice. Some 60 people, seven of whom were African American (including W. E. B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Mary Church Terrell), signed the call, which was released on the centennial of Lincoln's birth.

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Hasn't someone stated recently that was then and this is now...

...or something like that. I mean 1964 was SO long ago but 1908 isn't hmmm.

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Nuk_1 stated it better

I think DM's point was that blacks were forced to segregate and create black universities, businesses, social organizations because they weren't welcome in the white ones. I would reply by asking, are we not past the point of having to maintain these racially segregated groups? Have they not served their purpose? Can we not move on? We are a diverse nation, and while racism unfortunately still exists, I believe that the "all black" groups and organizations foster an environment full of hypocrisy at its core.

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Thanks Skittles

Nuk proved Braveswin's point:

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This paper serves mainly the loud, opinionated and ignorant majority. I don't expect that to change. But it's nice to know that it's not a wilderness.

It appears that skittles has better comprehension skills than Nuk:

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I think DM's point was that blacks were forced to segregate and create black universities, businesses, social organizations because they weren't welcome in the white ones.

skittle asks:

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Have they not served their purpose? Can we not move on? We are a diverse nation, and while racism unfortunately still exists, I believe that the "all black" groups and organizations foster an environment full of hypocrisy at its core.

Excellent question. I'll answer with some experiences: White organizations did not open their doors to minorities after segregation was deemed wrong (legally). The 'black' organizations, churches, etc. remained basically 'black' - because although in many cities 'whites' were welcomed and some came - this was not done in the majority of communities in the United States - and especially the south. Just like the 'white' organizations, the black organizations have a history that they are proud of - and legacies. Would it be OK with you if the 'white' organizations closed their doors, closed their history and joined the 'black' organizations? It would have been nice skittles if the leaders of these various organizations had held hands and sung 'Cumbayah' and moved ahead as Americans - but that did not happen. It is beginning to happen now - and I celebrate this - and grateful that I'm alive to see this change. If you acknowledge that white racism still exists - although you do say unfortunately, those who are still victims of this racism you're asking to deny themselves of businesses, organizations, churches that they are welcomed in just because you feel the black organizations have 'served their purpose?. Thank you for expressing your point of view. It is not a novel point - but one that doesn't set well with those who are living the reality of being a minority in this country. The interesting fact is that when the 'whites' become the minority, there will be a concerted effort NOT TO DO UNTO THEM AS WAS DONE UNTO US - but rather, following the Golden Rule, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

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NUK_1 - DM

Is simply dull with little to offer to a reasoned discussion or debate, and yes she babbles a lot.

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NAAWP, no that's not the sound of a bat hitting a ball

It is the National Association for the Advancement of White People. NAAWP. so, what you think?

Tired of being a minority in the black-dominated culture festered by President Barack H. Obama, the whitie's with the tighty whitie's have formed a (possibly racist) organization that promotes the rights of the whites! NAAWP is devoted to celebrating the legacy of the white race, their place in history (including and especially WWII - meaning the Allies like Patton, Ike, FDR, Churchill, Bradley , not the Germans) and their profound ability to rise to every occasion. Many whites have served the country well since then. We have Monica Lewinsky, we have Jimmy Carter, we have Timothy McVeigh, we have Eric Rudolph, we have Pat Swindell. We have Billy Graham. Who among us can cast the first stone?

Rise up NAAWP.

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NAAWP, if not already, would be considered racist from the get go. No question. It is the double standard that really gets to me. I believe the playing field has been pretty level for a while and there is no need for the advancement of any group of individuals in the America we live in today. If you want to be successful, you work hard and make it happen. No excuses. For those that don't have the means or money to attend college, there is federal aide that will pretty much cover the entire cost associated with attending a university. I had some friends who were American-Indians, and they actually got paid to attend a community college! All these racial organizations should shift their headquarters to Iran and citizens in our country need to realize that if they want it, put the work in and go get it. Opportunity for all!

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I wonder who was first to count black faces

when the DeKalb school board appointees were announced. From the AJC article it looks like the NAACP is only concerned about that. Now the new board begins its real work but I am mystified as to what anyone thinks 6 new people can do about a school system that has had downward momentum for 20 years. Other than stopping the silly side shows that some of the old members used to do at meetings - not much the new people can do except maybe close some schools and expel the students who aren't serious about being there. Anyone with more than 2 D's or 1 F have got to go.

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I'm not particularly a fan of the governor, but I will say he impressed me by responding to all the whining about finding "some good black people to run". I heard his spokesman say that Deal was frustrated that in the 90-minute meeting, not one of them mentioned the school system's accreditation. The whole time they were just pushing for black candidates. Sound familiar? Nothing but whining, threatening, shake-down artists.

I only have one question. If the NAACP is truly for the advancement of colored people, where were they when the previous school board was circling the bottom of the toilet and jeopardizing the school system's accreditation? Here's a novel idea for the NAACP, try applying some pressure to your own focus group for a change....

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Good question, MOC. I have another.

If the NAACP is truly for the education of the children, the KAKI, as they are called in the 50th state - how about getting some adults supporting the children instead of the teacher's union, the failed (yes, black) leadership on the school board and the idiot voters who put these dopes in charge of their (thankfully not our) children.

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Another question

Who voted for the leadership in Fayette County - year after year after year? Naivete has no 'color'. ...but you've made some valid points.

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Yeah, for some reason, I couldn't resist the bait and had to respond. Bleh.

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Please don't ignore my comment, but really not necessary to respond, you made your point. Unfortunately, you're not alone.

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Voter Fraud
Deborah Lum wrote:

Republicans, by virtue of their legislative maneuvers, have shown their true colors towards people of color by passing voter ID laws for a problem that never existed.

So, Ms. Lum, Voter fraud doesn't never existed you say? It's rampant throughout the democrat party.

The Voter Fraud That ‘Never Happens’ Keeps Coming Back

Democrat Melowese Richardson has been an official poll worker for the last quarter century and registered thousands of people to vote last year. She candidly admitted to Cincinnati’s Channel 9 this week that she voted twice in the last election.

This is how the left wins elections. They cheat.

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Voter Fraud

Yes, voter fraud is alive and well in the left wing democrat party. That is how obama 'won' the last election. His minions stole it for him.
This is the 'revenge' that obama preaches to his followers.

Cincinnati poll worker charged with voting half dozen times in November

She admitted voting twice in the presidential election last November, and now, Obama supporter Melowese Richardson has been indicted for allegedly voting at least six times. She also is charged with illegal voting in 2008 and 2011.

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Murderer is Obama Supporter

Murderer’s Manifesto: He's Pro-Obama and Anti-Gun

Quote from Dorner's "manifesto": You disrespect the office of the POTUS/Presidency and Commander in Chief. You call him Kenyan, mongroid, halfrican, muslim, and FBHO when in essence you are to address him as simply, President. The same as you did to President George W. Bush and all those in the highest ranking position of our land before him. Just as I always have. You question his birth certificate, his educational and professional accomplishments, and his judeo-christian beliefs. You make disparaging remarks about his dead parents. You never questioned the fact that his former opponent, the honorable Senator John McCain, was not born in the CONUS or that Bush had a C average in his undergrad. Electoral Candidates children (Romney) state they want to punch the president in the face during debates with no formal repercussions. No one even questioned the fact that the son just made a criminal threat toward the President. You call his wife a Wookie. Off the record, I love your new bangs, Mrs. Obama.

The similarities in Lum's and Dorner's 'manifesto's' are uncanny!
Just another example of the twisted minds of Democrats and Obama supporters. The ramblings of Dorner and Lum represent the typical democrat mind and typical Obama supporter. They are the voice of blue states and the Democrat party.

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Ms. Lum - Ahh

there's the rub!

a "commitment to the process called democracy"

What more can anyone say to garner the divisions within our country. Let the majority rule, at the expense of others of course.

No greater tyrant, than the majority.

"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual." - Thomas Jefferson

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look askance at the Republican Party:

Conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter refused to stay on board a Miami to New York commercial airline flight today after learning the pilot was a woman of African-American descent.
According to witness reports Coulter was concerned the experienced, decorated pilot in question may have gained her position as a result of affirmative action and wasn't fully qualified to fly.

The confused passengers weren't sure what to make of Coulter's outburst, and remained completely silent.
"Really? So we're just gonna let this happen? We're gonna let political correctness determine our safety? Is this what we've come to in Obama's America? Letting just anyone fly a plane out of fear of being called a racist?"

"Oh come on don't be coy. I know you're all thinking it! I just have the courage to say what everyone on this plane is thinking. Am I right?"
"I mean what's next? Are we gonna let Mexicans become doctors now? Jesus Christ people!"
Realizing her efforts to provoke a mutiny had come to naught, Coulter then took her carry-on bags and bolted back up the jetway towards the gate against the orders of the flight attendants.

Final Descent Into Madness

In reality the pilot of the plane was trained by the U.S. Air Force and was a decorated veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, where she flew aerial refueling missions for transport and reconnaissance aircraft.
She has been flying for American Airlines for four years, and is one of that airline's most experienced 737 pilots.

After the incident Coulter was taken in for questioning because violating the instructions of flight attendants is a federal offence. Law enforcement officials, however, say no charges will be filed.
"Clearly this woman has some sort of mental illness," explains TSA spokesperson Dirk Diggler, "We recommended against pressing charges, and mandated a full psychiatric evaluation."
Coulter, however, is unapologetic about her actions. In a statement released on her official Tumblr she defended her decision to stay off the plane

I hope this is misinformation - but unless the Republican Party separates itself from this class of 'conservatism', all who use their 'freedom of speech' in this manner are not going to get the confidence of the majority of the American public.

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Shame of you for your constant stirring of hate on this website. How disappointed you must have been to find out that this was actually a hoax. Or do you subscribe to your president's approval of leaking out misinformation and lies about others knowing the press and followers like you will feed off the blood in the water without any sense of remorse or decency of issuing an apology? You are not a gentlewoman but instead you remind me of those who would sell out and sing praises of joy in worship behind a leader such as that sick North Korean as long as you are fed a few crumbs from his plate. Stop being such a nasty and racist individual. It doesn't become what your pretend you are.

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Git Real Gets it Right: Subject Racist Old Bat

Fact check.org could be the racist old bats friend. We can't change the stripe of a rattlesnake they are just poison, that's the way it is. Poor old racist david's mom just is what she is. I don't think she can help it. She has been taught to create hate and discord everywhere she goes.

In one way she is a blessing because of her ugly attitude the good kind people stand out even brighter in our community. In order to see light there must be some dark, in order to see good, there must be evil. She is a negative force and she has repeatedly said that has been her intent all along.

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She is a negative force and she has repeatedly said that has been her intent all along.

Post it. Thanks!

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I hope this is misinformation - but unless the Republican Party separates itself from this class of 'conservatism', all who use their 'freedom of speech' in this manner are not going to get the confidence of the majority of the American public.

You're a month late. I was sure that you 'researched' individuals would have checked Snopes and found that this was indeed misinformation. Isn't perception 9/10 of one's belief? Maybe not - but over 50% of the country are beginning to see the GOP as obstructive and elitist. The attempts to change this are feeble. . . .so perceptions will continue /correct or not. After having 'lunch' with our current president, some GOP Congresspersons are claiming that they were unaware of the President's plan until now. (His proposed cuts to entitlements) (Don't they use the White House website?) I hope that now there will be bi-partisan action so that we won't be too hurt by this stupid sequestration. Cutting 750 thousand government jobs? Crazy.

closet racist? I'm against all people who denigrate others based on the color of their skin. . . especially those who continue to denigrate those of my color - and happen to be white. Nothing closet about that!

Your friends expressed their opinions a month ago. The discussion' here is a 'gotcha' discussion - and nit-picky - thank heavens there are others in this country that can recognize that others have opinions different from their own - and it is not necessary to try to denigrate those who don't 'think?' like you do. Geez!

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See Morgan?

When DM accepts parody as truth, and tries to spread that parody as truth, IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!!

Got it?

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Parody

A student pointed this out to me. Evidently joe didn't get the understanding of the word;

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parody - definition and examples of parody
grammar.about.com › ... › Paired Construction - Quotative
by Richard Nordquist - in 59 Google+ circles - More by Richard Nordquist
A text that imitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridicule.

imitates the characteristic style for comic relief. FC english teachers - great job!

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Oh Ok Joe

I guess spoons make us fat too. Yep, poor racist old david's mom. It's everyone else's fault that she is the kind of person she is.
I know you were being sarcastic.

Let's wait for the poor me I'm black vents :

"All Y'all are picking on me for being racist and not using fact check. Don't you know that I still need to use white people as a scapegoat for all my problems?"

She is just a lonely old racist bat who is looking for attention. She likes to provoke people with her hate filled racist rants. Stop giving her attention. Let her day nurse or companion take care of her.

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Yes Joe, I do understand completely. Its being a good Dem

I guess if you have to be a Dem, you might as well be a good, loyal, predictable Dem and that's what she is. So much wasted time and energy demonizing everybody and everything that goes against the talking points handed out every AM by the DNC. Won't get better even as the old toothless lions fade away because they are being replaced by a dumbed-down generation of wimps that lives their lives by posting things on Facebook. That's why the Dems talk in soundbites, lie outrageously and suck up to Hollywood - it plays well with the clueless, who are about to outnumber the rest of us.

Hey Prezbo, propose a balanced budget or just get out of Paul Ryan's way.

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Ahhh but Robert there is a bright Future ahead...

.... once the Economy collapses from the weight of the gimme class of these worthless individuals and they find that the Government cannot, in fact, feed them, house them and wipe their little butts, then they will have a choice.. Curl up and whimper or get out and riot.. Either way I am ok with that..

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It will be riot.

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Yep they will hit the streets...

...with the professional agitators, drifters and then the union thugs. They will have their bricks and bats wanting to burn down this or that.

I think this time they just might get a very rude wake-up call....

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Let 'em riot. They won't have guns courtesy of the Dems

But I will.

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DM, when you are in a hole

You should quit digging....it just gets deeper.

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Thanks for the advice. (Stop looking at our country through the 'spyglass' - and see how others see the same situations.) Red State thinkers need to see why others are getting tired of their view of our country.

From Mrs. Lum

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The bottom line for Mr. Webster is this: The Republican Party has not demonstrated a commitment to inclusion of all Americans, not by their policies, rhetoric or actions.

This is difficult for some to comprehend - but it is a reality for many African Americans, Hispanic Americans, women, youth, Asian Americans. and many, many European Americans. - hence the result of the 2012 election. Keep ignoring it . (Some GOP 'leaders' understand - and as is prominent in politics, they are attempting to appear to 'change'.)

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Still digging. Therein lies the problem for both parties

The Dems want to create imaginary problems and offer big government and out of control spending as the solution. The Republicans want to control people - especially women and other countries and force them to align with their thinking. I really don't know which is worse. I do know neither position is mine. When I try that line out on Republican fundraisers that call me because I'm a past (and retired) donor - they get real quiet and don't call back.

I do know that anyone who ALWAYS and blindly follows everything proposed by either party and ALWAYS and automatically demonizes the opposing party is not going to be part of the solution. Of course that eliminates 90% of the clowns in Washington. No one in their right mind can make a case that the Dems are always right or the Republicans are always right. Even the Liberterian's aren't 100% right - although much closer than the other two. None of the political parties are actually racist or bigoted, although it is pretty obvious some individuals are. Well maybe the Dems were a tiny bit racist before the 1960's but that was long ago and none of those pols are still with us, so I say give them a pass. Whining about something that happened 60 years ago is as bad as whining about something that happened 160 years ago - or even 6 years ago.

I believe all those hyphenated Americans you mention would be better off supporting the Liberterian Party and it's ideals.

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No doubt, when the word "always" is used...

You know folks are off the deep end...and still digging....

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Morgan

Thanks for sharing.

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I usually vote Libertarian

Both parties spend way too much, that is obvious, just check our debt.

Do not try and pigeon hole me..

I see you are still digging.

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Spyglass & Party

You might like to visit www.nolabels.org

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Spyglass- nice dodge

. . . . but we weren't talking about the 'debt' only. If it were just a 'financial' issue in this country - and not all of the social issues that have been included in the discussion, the divisions would be based on other than how people vote. It is what they think they are voting for or against regarding race, gender, governance, etc., etc., etc. I'm in the 'hole' in your thought - possibly - but after my many years in this country - and seeing the progress of women, minorities, etc., etc. - I'm no longer in a hole. Some 'males' seem to be a little insecure about their current position. Sad.

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I have NEVER considered race or gender when voting...

I have never even thought of it..

It appears that many people do...that's sad.

I will most likely consider it in the upcoming Mayoral race in PTC. I will not vote for a certain MALE, that is for sure. :)

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I do believe you. Take a look at the no labels website. Waiting for the announcement of the new Pope. I am not Catholic, but appreciate the technology that allows so many on earth to share in this historical event.

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Get with it Mom, you been scammed. Dirk Diggler?

Can't believe you cut and pasted something that had TSA spokesperson Dirk Diggler in it and had not a clue. BTW, right below the cut line it identifies this thing as satire. Be more careful Mom, there are a lot of jokesters out there who do this just to get a rise out of people who are themselves closet racists of one type or another (although "bigot" would be a more accurate term).

I knew it was satire the first time I read it - even before I got to the "Mexican doctors"

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HA HA HA, Morgan...

"Dirk Diggler"! That is the name of the main character of the 15 year ago movie set in the Porn industry called "Boogie Nights". It starred Mark Wahlberg and Burt Reynolds. I am so amused that DM posted this and was thoroughly duped.... ha ha ha

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Source?

MSNBC does not count. Nor does democratic underground.

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DM This was a sleazy posting

I am very disappointed that you posted this mis-information. Even though I disagree with most of the President Obama's policies, I check the sources and am quick to point out items that are incorrect when folks send me email critical of the President. My issue is with his politics..I don't care what race he is....he is a European style Socialist based on issues like Obamacare.

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Relax, DM, it IS misinformation

Instead of just "hoping" it was misinformation, why didn't you bother to find out the truth? That article was complete fiction, published in the online left-leaning satirical newspaper "The Daily Currant" on Jan. 29. Instead of acting so holier-than-thou and smug about the Republican Party and "all who use their 'freedom of speech' in this manner," perhaps you should re-examine how you use your own freedom of speech.

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You're right - the Republicans can save themselves. I'll stop being so 'holier than thou'.

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Thank you

I knew I would be corrected immediately here. . .but I will continue to check your information also. Remember the Kenya, Muslim, socialist, communist, etc., etc., etc. misinformation? Not so sure, according to other sources, that it is completely 'satirical' based on comments she has made before and statements in her book. The issue - the perception of the Republican Party. Trying to deny the perception - as if it doesn't exist - is folly. So far - don't see much action in trying to work towards changing the perception - rather what is perceived is support of those who are still demonizing those (Democrats) who don't agree with them. As I said before, there are many in the Republican Party who have the skill and leadership ability to change the perception - if those who have fostered this perception will allow them to 'lead'.

Snopes:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/coulter.asp

Note: Satirical, based on her books. Again, perception. There are conservatives who better represent the conservative issues in politics. USE THEM - SAVE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

By the way - I did not receive this information from the original 'paper'. It's out there - and yes, there are 'stupid people' who will believe it on face value - because they are not exposed to 'southern conservatives'. Many believe that Ann Coulter represents all RED STATES. That is the perception.

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because they are not exposed to 'southern conservatives'. Many believe that Ann Coulter represents all RED STATES. That is the perception.

The southern conservatives that I have had the privilege of meeting during my time here in Fayette County are:

Church going citizens
Care for their neighbors and family
Work together to maintain the environment of their community
Support the schools in the community
Deal with neighbors based on character and not skin color
Respect hard work
Acknowledge success

Because of a perception fostered by the so-called 'southern strategy' activated during the Reagan campaign,
many older blacks have left the party of Lincoln . There were younger blacks who joined Democrats for Reagan, but subsequent perception of the Republican stance on affirmative action and pathway to citizenship has been instrumental in minorities, including Asian Americans (usually supporters of conservative values) leaving the Republican Party. Women on the whole have been turned off by unfortunate ignorant statements by individual Republican leaders. At the much publicized Republican retreat, it is stated that they will 'listen' to those demographics that they lost in 2012. No one expects them to change their basic conservative principles. - but they do need to look at and understand the perception. If the reaction is like expressed by some on the blog. . .the Republican Party has lost a generation. The 'southern strategy' is passé . America is continuing it's journey of truly representing the words in our Constitution equally for all of its citizens.

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Well you did put it out there DM

...so you helped to spread the propaganda.. This is what they want you to do..
You see DM people with agendas will lie to get the gullible to believe what they want you to believe... Democrats have been doing that to you for 40 years. I would have thought by now you would have wised up to that trick..

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Snopes

Because no one can put anything on the internet that isn't true.

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Whoa there, DM

Someone is seriously wagging the dog here! I have no idea what “misinformation” you’re referencing here. And I’m not sure how you can imply that the story was only partially satirical. Either the event on the plane happened or it didn’t. And it didn’t. True story or untrue story. Untrue. The issue was not the perception of the Republican Party. It was your providing this fictitious story as a reason why blacks and women look askance at the Republican Party. To me, this only makes it look like the voting groups you mention lack the good sense to figure out what’s true and what’s not, and then go on to base their voting decisions on fiction such as this. And your use of this *fictitious* event as representative of a “class of conservatism” in fact reveals a class of liberalism that many shun. There’s a common idiom that comes to mind, but a few would probably misconstrue it, so I’ll just keep it peaceful and sign off.

Davids mom
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Hi Ho Tugger

Who fell for the fictitious Muslim, Communist, born in Kenya, hates whites stories? Only people who lack the good sense to figure out what's true and what's not and then go on to base their voing decisions on 'fiction '?(64% of surveyed Republicans) Keeping the conversation 'peaceful' helps. Thank you. How does 2016 look to you? (A rhetorical question) As long as sincere conservative Republicans get their feelings hurt when one tries to share the perception with them - there will be very little change in the 2016 election. Thanks Mrs. Lum for being honest. The truth is sometimes difficult to deal with.

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Stupid people believe anything as long as it fits their agenda

FALSE: Claim: Ann Coulter refused to stay aboard an aircraft piloted by a black woman

Analysis: No such incident occurred. The text and photo above originated in a satirical (i.e., fictitious) article published on the humor website The Daily Currant on Jan. 29, 2013.

Any idiot (exept Davids Mom) knows that all stories in the Daily Currant are pure fiction.

"I hope this is mis-information" No you don't. You will do or say anything as long as it makes Republicans look like racists. All you have managed to do is make yourself look like a complete jackass.

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A Reminder

Blacks have not voted for blacks because of their color.

Quote:

There’s no denying most African-Americans were enormously proud when then-Senator Obama, a highly educated and intelligent, qualified, civic-minded candidate, emerged to run for president. His presence on the national stage exemplified the American dream — where hard work and education were the well-spring to success. America was finally closer to becoming “that more perfect union.”

Al Sharpton nor Jesse Jackson received the 'Black' vote. The Republican Party did not get a majority vote from Hispanics, Youth, Women, Asian Americans or Blacks The Republican Party needs to look within. (Speaking Spanish in promos isn't going to get the Hispanic vote). Pathway to citizenship - it is perceived that the Republican Party is against. Perceptions can win or lose elections - and the perception now is that Republicans will change in order to win an election.

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