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Kweisi Mfume gets cold shoulder from Dems
Gazette ^ | 04/29/05 | Thomas Dennison

Posted on 04/29/2005 9:49:59 AM PDT by Pikamax

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by Thomas Dennison Staff Writer

Apr. 29, 2005

ANNAPOLIS -- Six weeks into Kweisi Mfume's campaign for the U.S. Senate, Democrats here and nationally believe the former congressman from Baltimore is being shoved aside or written off by powerful forces within the state party.

Many Maryland Democrats -- black and white -- are shying away from Mfume's candidacy and privately criticizing his campaign for not being well-organized.

Critics say his troubled childhood as a street hustler in Baltimore, followed by controversial new allegations about his tenure as the president of the national NAACP, will make him a liability in a statewide campaign.

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that a confidential NAACP report detailed allegations that Mfume gave raises and promotions to women with whom he had close personal relationships while he was president of the civil rights organization.

Mfume's supporters noted the story broke one day after U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin of Baltimore announced his candidacy for the Senate. They said the timing is indicative of the efforts to sink Mfume's campaign.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: bencardin; kweisimfume; maryland; mfume; michaelsteele; naacp
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1 posted on 04/29/2005 9:50:01 AM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

Someone stuck a knife in Frizzle's back, and I think the finger prints lead back to Hillary or the DNC.


2 posted on 04/29/2005 9:51:25 AM PDT by ClintonBeGone (Malvone = MMK)
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To: Pikamax

They are full of sh*t! The reason he is given the cold shoulder is because he DARED to suggest a more moderate approach to dealing with the President and the Republicans.
If your are a Democrat and Black, you better be a "House Black."


3 posted on 04/29/2005 9:52:29 AM PDT by speed_addiction (I like to watch the children running and squealing. You see, they don't know I am using blanks!)
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To: Pikamax
DIMs: "We're queasy on Kweisi"
4 posted on 04/29/2005 9:52:41 AM PDT by frogjerk
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To: ClintonBeGone

Hillary? I think it has more to do with Julian Bond. JB has a MUCH bigger axe to grind.


5 posted on 04/29/2005 9:55:22 AM PDT by BufordP ("I wish we lived in the day when you could challenge a person to a duel!"--Zell Miller)
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To: BufordP
How quickly the Dems turn on one of their own once he can no longer help them. The rest of the plantation should take note.
6 posted on 04/29/2005 9:57:47 AM PDT by farsighted
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To: ClintonBeGone

This is good. Split the dims. Blood bath in the primaries. Mfume vs Cardin. Dims long-knives will clear the way for Cardin. Low dim turnout in the general elections will pave the way for Erlich (?) or who ever is the Republican candidate. Roll the titles.


7 posted on 04/29/2005 9:58:24 AM PDT by Calusa (itís a mere fig leaf of fairness.)
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To: BufordP
Dems don't want a black to run if he decides to get off the plantation, why do you think that white guy passing as a black from illinois osama obama is such a house masters favorite.
8 posted on 04/29/2005 9:59:14 AM PDT by dts32041 (Two words that shouldn't be used in the same sentence Grizzly bear and violate.)
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To: Pikamax

Whenever Rush Limbaugh mention's Kweisi Mfume by name, he always includes a comment along these lines: "In a statement yesterday, Kweisi Mfume (no relation to South African president Thabo Mbeki, folks) said . . . etc., etc.)" LOL.


9 posted on 04/29/2005 9:59:59 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I ain't got a dime, but what I got is mine. I ain't rich, but lord I'm free.)
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To: Calusa
Someone stuck a knife in Frizzle's back

BTW wazza Frizzle?

10 posted on 04/29/2005 10:00:28 AM PDT by Calusa (itís a mere fig leaf of fairness.)
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To: ClintonBeGone

Exactamundo.


11 posted on 04/29/2005 10:00:51 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Pikamax
A point, and a question....

Cardin is Jewish..and if Kwaisi's supporters spin this as "jewish conspiracy" thing..it's gonna get very ugly in MD Dem, circles. Black anti-semitism in the inner cities is not far beneath the surface..

12 posted on 04/29/2005 10:01:38 AM PDT by ken5050 (The Dem party is as dead as the NHL)
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To: ClintonBeGone

Poor Pee Wee is having a very Gray day.


13 posted on 04/29/2005 10:02:33 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: Calusa
BTW wazza Frizzle?

Frizzell Gray. His real name.

14 posted on 04/29/2005 10:03:05 AM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Calusa

Frizzell "Pee Wee" Gray is Mfume real name.


15 posted on 04/29/2005 10:03:26 AM PDT by hflynn
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Critics say his troubled childhood as a street hustler in Baltimore, followed by controversial new allegations about his tenure as the president of the national NAACP, will make him a liability in a statewide campaign.

For a Democrat? I thought those things would be career enhancers!

16 posted on 04/29/2005 10:03:40 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (If this isn't the End Times it certainly is a reasonable facsimile...)
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To: Pikamax
" ... Critics say his troubled childhood as a street hustler in Baltimore, followed by controversial new allegations about his tenure as the president of the national NAACP, will make him a liability in a statewide campaign."


This is a joke, right? Since when has being a law violator, drug abuser, or a white hater ever stopped a black from being elected by blacks?

17 posted on 04/29/2005 10:03:54 AM PDT by G.Mason ( Because Free Republic obviously needed another opinionated big mouth ... Proud NRA member)
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To: Hank Rearden

Noooo! Really????


18 posted on 04/29/2005 10:05:30 AM PDT by sofaman
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To: Pikamax

"At the end of the day, if there are no deliverables, African Americans will look elsewhere,"

I hope that elsewhere is Michael Steele, MD's 1st black
Lt. Governor and a republican. That would Maryland democrats a bad case of diaper rash. 1st a republican governor (Erlich) in 2002, then a Republican Senator in 2006. If Steele chooses to run for Senator, he will get national backing/funding from the republican party.


19 posted on 04/29/2005 10:06:16 AM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: hflynn

Woh! I thought my real handle was bad.


20 posted on 04/29/2005 10:07:39 AM PDT by Calusa (itís a mere fig leaf of fairness.)
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