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GOP drive to woo blacks via church alarms Brazile
The Washington Times ^ | March 3. 2005 | Donald Lambro

Posted on 03/03/2005 3:30:34 PM PST by Coastal

An aggressive Republican campaign to court black voters with the help of church leaders "should be cause for alarm" among Democrats, who risk losing a larger share of their most loyal political constituency, says Democratic strategist Donna Brazile.

Miss Brazile, one of her party's most respected voter outreach specialists, warned Democrats at the start of the 2004 election cycle: "Don't take African-American voters for granted." At the end of that cycle, President Bush had increased his share of the black vote to 11 percent nationally and by 13 percent to 16 percent in battleground states such as Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackchurch; blackvote; donnabrazile; gop; kenmehlman; lambro; outreach; plantationpolitics; rats; rnc
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1 posted on 03/03/2005 3:30:35 PM PST by Coastal
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To: Coastal
Awww... She's alarmed.

Sorry, Donna. I'm all out of Give-a-Damn for what you Dems are alarmed about.


2 posted on 03/03/2005 3:32:55 PM PST by rdb3 (The wife asked how I slept last night. I said, "How do I know? I was asleep!")
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To: rdb3

Too many blacks are "movin on up" and off the plantation in spite of the dems who have kept them down. Too many blacks are experiencing self made success (that's the satisfying kind). And all the successful blacks are saying to themselves that success wasn't as hard as they had been led to believe. Now the dems are losing them in the churches. BTW, it's got to be hard to be a dem church goer.


3 posted on 03/03/2005 3:39:30 PM PST by umgud
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To: Coastal

The only thing missing from this is a warning from her that the Dems need to pay here more to prevent the loss. LOL


4 posted on 03/03/2005 3:41:08 PM PST by the Real fifi
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To: Coastal
Don't take African-American voters for granted

Why not? They take European-American voters for granted. At least the ones who have not read the Constitution.
5 posted on 03/03/2005 3:41:16 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green is made of liberals...)
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To: Coastal

I love the smell of rat fear.


6 posted on 03/03/2005 3:41:24 PM PST by glock rocks (WYGIWYG)
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To: Coastal
The last African-American to be elevated by the democrats to any position of power and influence was Ron Brown. And there's fairly good evidence to suggest that he was "Vince Fosterized."

Until then, Thurgood Marshall was the only other African-American that dems sponsored. Contrast that with the Republican record of elevating competent women and minorities to positions of responsibility and it's no contest.

If you still have doubts, Robert "Domestic Terrorist" Byrd was the Senate democrat point man during Dr. Rice's recent confirmation hearing. Byrd's selection is an endorsement of a passive-aggressive KKK activity by the dems.

Let's also not forget elitist DNC Chair Howeird Dean's belief that the only minorities that show up at a GOP event are busboys, etc. And finally there's John "Blow hard" Kerry who has an African-American servant on-call to make the toy war hero peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

7 posted on 03/03/2005 3:50:11 PM PST by Che Chihuahua (Liberals are by nature purveyors of mediocre bovine byproducts.)
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To: teenyelliott
Why not? They take European-American voters for granted. At least the ones who have not read the Constitution.


Yeah, yeah, yeah. Change the subject.

By the way, what the hell is a "European-American"? Are you naturalized or something?


8 posted on 03/03/2005 3:51:23 PM PST by rdb3 (The wife asked how I slept last night. I said, "How do I know? I was asleep!")
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To: rdb3

Read my post again, only with your sarcasm glasses on. I'm white, dum dum. ;)


9 posted on 03/03/2005 3:56:24 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green is made of liberals...)
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To: Coastal

Should be easy for us, too, now that the DemocRATS were kind enough to show blacks their true colors during the hearings on Dr. Rice. Maybe they realize that the RATS only have use for them every four years.

RATS have no use for middle-class blacks. It's the same with immigrant Hispanics -- by all means, speak your language - don't learn English. That way, when you can only get a job as a gardner or a maid, we'll be able to employ you.


10 posted on 03/03/2005 4:01:45 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Armed, Female and Southern!)
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To: Coastal

The Dems have painted themselves into a corner. They only people that they have left voting for them are the professional "victim groups" like blacks and other minorities who see themselves as victims. Blacks are now threatening to flee the Democratic plantation if the Dems don't delivery more freebes. The problem is....if they don't deliver more freebes, they lose more black votes. By continuing to move further left, they know they will never win another national election. My, my, what's a Dem to do? It's fun to watch them squirm :)


11 posted on 03/03/2005 4:06:42 PM PST by JarheadFromFlorida (Ooorahhhh........Get Some! Semper Fi')
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To: teenyelliott; mhking; Petronski; Chad Fairbanks
Read my post again, only with your sarcasm glasses on. I'm white, dum dum. ;)


Hey, 99.7% of FReepers are white.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. </Seinfeld>

I ain't black. I ain't "African-American." I'm "Flavored." I'm like Lawry's Seasoned Salt with some Tobasco; Bringing the flavor up in here.

YEAH!


12 posted on 03/03/2005 4:10:19 PM PST by rdb3 (The wife asked how I slept last night. I said, "How do I know? I was asleep!")
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To: rdb3

Some of us are paper white. I'm a 92 Brightness myself.


13 posted on 03/03/2005 4:12:16 PM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky. Sometimes I'm downright grouchy. Grrr.)
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To: Petronski
Ninety-two Brightness? Damn, man! You're printable!


14 posted on 03/03/2005 4:18:58 PM PST by rdb3 (The wife asked how I slept last night. I said, "How do I know? I was asleep!")
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To: rdb3

Really though, I'm more like a Zero candy bar. Remember those?


White on the outside, brown and nutty on the inside.


15 posted on 03/03/2005 4:19:50 PM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky. Sometimes I'm downright grouchy. Grrr.)
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To: Petronski
Yeah, I remember those. Silver wrapping with blue and white letters. Hadn't thought of those in years.


16 posted on 03/03/2005 4:22:55 PM PST by rdb3 (The wife asked how I slept last night. I said, "How do I know? I was asleep!")
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To: rdb3

Hey, my great great grandmother was black. But she was never a slave. She was from Ireland. So I have always wondered about the "African-American" thing. Not only does it seem to keep people segmented in their own little descriptive boxes, but not all black people are from Africa.


17 posted on 03/03/2005 4:39:58 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green is made of liberals...)
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To: Right Cal Gal
Should be easy for us, too, now that the DemocRATS were kind enough to show blacks their true colors during the hearings on Dr. Rice. Maybe they realize that the RATS only have use for them every four years.

A lot of blacks were really disgusted by the way the Dems treated Dr. Rice.

It didn't hurt Rice at all. (she was praised during her trip to Europe soon after). IMHO It was a really stupid move by the Dems.

18 posted on 03/03/2005 4:46:45 PM PST by Jorge
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To: Petronski; rdb3

I've seen him up close and it's true.


19 posted on 03/03/2005 4:48:16 PM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Jorge

Jorge - Stupid moves seems to be their stock in trade lately. We're looking at at least 8 more years if they don't get their damn act together.

They can start with censuring Sheets Byrd for his Nazi remarks. But I wouldn't hold my breath.....


20 posted on 03/03/2005 4:49:20 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Armed, Female and Southern!)
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To: cyborg

Hah!


21 posted on 03/03/2005 4:49:26 PM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky. Sometimes I'm downright grouchy. Grrr.)
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To: Coastal

Hey Donna no one gives a eff. Turnabout is fair play. Your shuck and jive at the conference last weekend was piss poor. I suggest a long stay at Creedmore because it's only going to get worse.


22 posted on 03/03/2005 4:49:44 PM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Coastal


23 posted on 03/03/2005 5:02:08 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Coastal

In short, every two and four years Dems court blacks. They award them "treats" for their support. Every two and four years Reps makes noises about reaching out to the black community, than emerge resigned to the fact blacks once again voted Dem. Then the black community is again ignored.

The current differences today is that the President has not stopped his attempts to reach out to the community. he's stepped up his efforts since the election, while the Dems walk away as is their tradition after election. He's appointing high level competant representatives such as Condi Rice. Make no mistake that in the black community where many of their men are in prison or die young, women carry a great deal of responsibility. Condi Rice makes more waves than Colin Powell ever would. Partially because her ideology isn't as closely aligned with them as Powell's, partly because she is a strong woman that made it to one of the highest offices in the land.

The Dems, or at least one of them, has finally picked up on the threat of a GOP targeting the community for outreach during a period when the election has ended. With nothing to gain personally, Bush's efforts have potential to be greeted with less cynicism. Especially when the face of the Dems' is Byrd.

the GOP initiated a trial program in targeted swing states duing '04 that brought back good results in the increase of the vote. They will take this national.


24 posted on 03/03/2005 5:21:22 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: JarheadFromFlorida

What do dims do? ... Deify Hatllary Rodhamster Clinton, that's what. It's no mystery why the dims are rushing ever leftward while Rodhamster is sliding her slimy self toward what she has been groomed to believe is the middle. And American voters in too large numbers see nothing amiss with a woman who 'stood cookies in hand by her man' while he paraded his degeneracy before her and the world. Nuff said?


25 posted on 03/03/2005 5:34:13 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Coastal

This could have other side benefits.

With more Republicans in the black communtiy, how long can the Dems' keep the lid on their "get out the vote" tactics in every election?

My, my. How I would enjoy seeing that can o' worms exposed.


26 posted on 03/03/2005 6:29:40 PM PST by Timeout (Dean & the Bike Path Left: aging anti-warriors who use "summer" as a verb~~Jonah)
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To: rdb3; Khepera; elwoodp; MAKnight; condolinda; mafree; Trueblackman; FRlurker; Teacher317; ...
"should be cause for alarm" among Democrats, who risk losing a larger share of their most loyal political constituency

And it's their own damn fault.

I don't feel any sympathy for them -- especially since they would rather keep us "on the plantation..."

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27 posted on 03/03/2005 7:32:26 PM PST by mhking (Do not mess with dragons, for thou art crunchy & good with ketchup...)
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To: mhking

most loyal political constituency

** nice way of saying sheep


28 posted on 03/03/2005 7:33:36 PM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Coastal

I'm surprised Donna hasn't gone over to the Republicans herself.


29 posted on 03/04/2005 3:15:29 AM PST by WaterDragon
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To: spodefly

What posers! when were those photos taken?


30 posted on 03/04/2005 6:32:10 AM PST by peacebaby (Red rover, red rover, send MOSER right over.)
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To: peacebaby
What posers! when were those photos taken?

There are tons of them around the web ... these type photos are taken every time the Democrats want to re-up the con on the black community, which usually means every 2, 4, or 6 years depending on the politician.

31 posted on 03/04/2005 6:36:59 AM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: umgud

Cool. We made it to three posts before someone used the word "plantation".


32 posted on 03/04/2005 6:38:46 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

*guffaw*


33 posted on 03/04/2005 6:41:13 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Freedom. Brought to you by the grace of God and the Red, White and Blue...)
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To: spodefly

so they were recent? the one of BC taking the wafer makes me sick to my stomach....for some reason.


34 posted on 03/04/2005 6:46:57 AM PST by peacebaby (Red rover, red rover, send MOSER right over.)
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To: AppyPappy

The analogy fits........ Blacks are leaving the plantation.


35 posted on 03/04/2005 7:42:13 AM PST by umgud
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To: teenyelliott

"Black" Irish were not black. LoL.


36 posted on 03/04/2005 7:45:53 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: justshutupandtakeit; teenyelliott

There were Africans in Ireland and elsewhere during the 1800s. The Grand Marshal of the St.Patrick's Day parade a few years ago was half Irish and Ugandan black.


37 posted on 03/04/2005 7:48:20 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: justshutupandtakeit

Tell that to the KKK. According to their 'one drop rule', they have probable cause to hang me.


38 posted on 03/04/2005 7:49:55 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green is made of liberals...)
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To: Coastal

I don't want to hear anything from this pimp of the race industry, AL BORE'S campaign Master! I wonder if she was responsible for AL BORE screaming like a black Minister in a Church?


39 posted on 03/04/2005 7:50:57 AM PST by leprechaun9
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To: teenyelliott

As an aside, to the English, everyone was black but themselves *lol* You mentioned KKK, before most Irish assimiliated and became white, they were targets of discrimination for being Roman Catholics. The KKK hate Catholics. I'm still trying to figure that out.


40 posted on 03/04/2005 7:52:18 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: glock rocks

"...I love the smell of rat fear...."

It smells like future victories for Republicans.


41 posted on 03/04/2005 7:53:12 AM PST by NCC-1701 (ISLAM IS A CULT, PURE AND SIMPLE!!!!! IT MUST BE ERADICATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: teenyelliott

"Black" Irish were the descendents of Spanish sailors from the Armada who washed up on Ireland's shores or whose ships wrecked there because of the storm which destroyed the Spanish fleet. It was not a real racial designation.
However, the KKK would not like her anyway because most Irish were Catholic.


42 posted on 03/04/2005 7:55:35 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: cyborg

That doesn't change my post.


43 posted on 03/04/2005 7:56:42 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: spodefly

Images like those are the reason for the IRS to remove the tax-exempt status to churches that participate and condone this activity.


44 posted on 03/04/2005 7:56:53 AM PST by NCC-1701 (ISLAM IS A CULT, PURE AND SIMPLE!!!!! IT MUST BE ERADICATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: cyborg
Well, yes, I know that. My point is when does one simply become American? How many generations does it take to get rid of the hyphen? Would my grandmother have been African American, Irish American, or simply American? Colin Powell's parents are Jamaican. Is he still African American? Halle Berry's mom is white. Why is she hailed as a successful black woman? Tiger Woods' mom is Asian, and his dad is only half black, I think. How much black ancestry qualifies one as being black?

IMHO, if your parents are immigrants, you can claim the something-American label. If your ancestors came over from another country generations ago, you are simply American. I wish we no longer felt the constant need to categorize people.
45 posted on 03/04/2005 7:57:30 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green is made of liberals...)
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To: justshutupandtakeit

I didn't ask you to change your post.


46 posted on 03/04/2005 7:57:54 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: cyborg
The KKK hate Catholics. I'm still trying to figure that out

I think the answer is that the KKK hates everyone, unless you have a mullet.
47 posted on 03/04/2005 7:59:34 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green is made of liberals...)
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To: teenyelliott

I agree, except that there's a lot of money in bean counting for some people. Plus some of it is emotional for some people. Just calling myself American eliminated a lot of explanation and outlining of my life *lol*


48 posted on 03/04/2005 8:00:17 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: teenyelliott

And more than one tooth.


49 posted on 03/04/2005 8:00:47 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: justshutupandtakeit
Black" Irish were the descendents of Spanish sailors

You are correct about the black Irish thing. However, my g g grandma was black. She just happened to be from Ireland.
50 posted on 03/04/2005 8:01:57 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green is made of liberals...)
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