Skip to comments.GOP drive to woo blacks via church alarms Brazile
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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Sorry, Donna. I'm all out of Give-a-Damn for what you Dems are alarmed about.
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.
The only thing missing from this is a warning from her that the Dems need to pay here more to prevent the loss. LOL
I love the smell of rat fear.
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.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Change the subject.
By the way, what the hell is a "European-American"? Are you naturalized or something?
Read my post again, only with your sarcasm glasses on. I'm white, dum dum. ;)
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.
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 :)
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.
Some of us are paper white. I'm a 92 Brightness myself.
Really though, I'm more like a Zero candy bar. Remember those?
White on the outside, brown and nutty on the inside.
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.
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.
I've seen him up close and it's true.
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.....
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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most loyal political constituency
** nice way of saying sheep
I'm surprised Donna hasn't gone over to the Republicans herself.
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.
Cool. We made it to three posts before someone used the word "plantation".
so they were recent? the one of BC taking the wafer makes me sick to my stomach....for some reason.
The analogy fits........ Blacks are leaving the plantation.
"Black" Irish were not black. LoL.
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.
Tell that to the KKK. According to their 'one drop rule', they have probable cause to hang me.
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?
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.
"...I love the smell of rat fear...."
It smells like future victories for Republicans.
"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.
That doesn't change my post.
Images like those are the reason for the IRS to remove the tax-exempt status to churches that participate and condone this activity.
I didn't ask you to change your post.
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*
And more than one tooth.
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