Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Alaskan black leaders call Sarah Palin insensitive on racial issues (Big Barf)
Associated Press ^ | October 18, 2008

Posted on 10/18/2008 4:56:58 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska's black leaders say they are not surprised to see Gov. Sarah Palin at the center of the controversy over injecting the race issue into the presidential campaign.

Palin, Republican John McCain's running mate, has repeatedly insisted that Barack Obama's former preacher, the inflammatory Rev. Jeremiah Wright, is a legitimate issue even though McCain himself has said it is out of bounds.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: palin; palinrecord; racecard; yawn

1 posted on 10/18/2008 4:56:59 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

yeah bull


2 posted on 10/18/2008 4:57:26 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Keep the narrative alive!!! I wonder how much axelrod paid for this or if the AP did this one for free...


3 posted on 10/18/2008 4:57:46 PM PDT by bahblahbah (http://explorations.chasrmartin.com/2008/09/06/palin-rumors/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

1. From the AP.

2. There are blacks in Alaska? (Just kidding!)


4 posted on 10/18/2008 4:58:38 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

stating a fact is now racist.

For heavens sake I am fed up of this crap and these black ;leaders need to stop playing the race care


5 posted on 10/18/2008 4:59:05 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

More:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2109118/posts


6 posted on 10/18/2008 4:59:25 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

This is really great. If you mention a persons name and he happens to be black.....you are racist? Isn’t this world just great?


7 posted on 10/18/2008 5:00:03 PM PDT by RC2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
"Alaskan black leaders call Sarah Palin insensitive on racial issues"

Code for, "She don't give us evahthang we demand!"
8 posted on 10/18/2008 5:01:16 PM PDT by FrankR (Liberalism is communism, by the drink. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Its racists to say blacks have issues different than Whites or Hispanics.

Are blacks different?


9 posted on 10/18/2008 5:02:24 PM PDT by NoLibZone (As insane as McCain is , my principles can't allow someone like Huessein to be president.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
Don't believe this. We were lectured by the urban cultural icon, P-dodad, or whatever the he!! his name is that there are no blacks in Alaska. I believe he also said there were no crack heads either....
10 posted on 10/18/2008 5:02:46 PM PDT by Born In America (Affirmative action is no way to elect a President, now or ever....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Blacks have more opportunity in America then in any nation in the world.. The problem is not white people. The problem is their Black Leaders...


11 posted on 10/18/2008 5:04:19 PM PDT by just me (JELLY BEANS AND WINKS AMD PLUMBERS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yldstrk

People will say anything if the price is right.


12 posted on 10/18/2008 5:04:57 PM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Thanks to the robber barons in D.C. and on Wall St. I've been forced to become a minimalist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: yldstrk
The daily news worked very hard to find this guy living in Alaska to say something like this. Too bad they couldn't put this much effort into investigating Obama's connection to Ayers, Rezko, and Odinga.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Alaska

The vast, sparsely populated regions of northern and western Alaska are primarily inhabited by Alaska Natives, who are also numerous in the southeast. Anchorage, Fairbanks, and other parts of south-central and southeast Alaska have many whites of northern and western European ancestry. The Wrangell-Petersburg area has many residents of Scandinavian ancestry and the Aleutians contain a large Filipino population. The vast majority of the state's black population lives in Anchorage and Fairbanks.

Demographics of Alaska (csv)
By race White Black AIAN* Asian NHPI*
2000 (total population) 75.43% 4.46% 19.06% 5.24% 0.88%
2000 (Hispanic only) 3.42% 0.33% 0.45% 0.16% 0.06%
2005 (total population) 74.71% 4.72% 18.77% 5.90% 0.88%
2005 (Hispanic only) 4.32% 0.38% 0.48% 0.19% 0.05%
Growth 2000–05 (total population) 4.85% 12.03% 4.27% 19.23% 5.35%
Growth 2000–05 (non-Hispanic only) 3.49% 11.30% 4.02% 18.96% 5.86%
Growth 2000–05 (Hispanic only) 33.56% 21.02% 14.52% 27.89% -1.95%
* AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native; NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

13 posted on 10/18/2008 5:06:52 PM PDT by paltz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

O has already seen he is slipping in the polls and cannot hang on.

Now the left knows they have to pull out all stops at this point.

It is time to bring out Wright.


14 posted on 10/18/2008 5:11:34 PM PDT by stockpirate (Herbert Hoover, "Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of 'Emergency.'")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
Many of Palin's black constituents say they are disgusted with the campaign's racial overtones. "It's really been like you're going to a Ku Klux Klan rally," said Javis Odom, an Anchorage minister, referring to the white supremacist group. "Gov. Palin is really showing her true colors on the national stage."

wut????

15 posted on 10/18/2008 5:12:39 PM PDT by camerakid400
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
Alaskan black leaders call Sarah Palin insensitive on racial issues

What, she won't use state funds to off set the high cost flying in Jerry Curl?

16 posted on 10/18/2008 5:13:19 PM PDT by tbpiper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
Actually, Alonzo Patterson is a pretty decent guy. Their problem in Alaska isn't about race, it's about pay-back. All the black leaders up here supported the two old-boys that got beat by Palin in the last election. Ya snooze, ya looze!
17 posted on 10/18/2008 5:15:37 PM PDT by Swampmarine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: paltz
Damn now they got illegals mowing yards in Alaska. LOL
18 posted on 10/18/2008 5:17:16 PM PDT by org.whodat ( "the Whipped Dog Party" , what was formally the republicans.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
I'm completely insensitive to racial issues. Politically incorrect too. Why do Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Filipinos, Indians, Middle Eastern Christians (various countries just not Muslims) and many others come to the U.S. with nothing but the clothes on their backs and succeed very well? Those other groups are born here and have many in-place open doors to succeed, but are told by others in their group NOT to do so. It's selling out to the man. They are told NOT to try and be like us. [us being not of their color]. The others don't need groups like NAACP UNCF et. al. I've never seen National Association for the Advancement of Asian People [NAAAP] or National Association for the Advancement of Korean People or Filipino People etc... No marches, no statues, no riots, no stuff named after them...
19 posted on 10/18/2008 5:17:49 PM PDT by KriegerGeist (I'm now considered a "Bitter Clinger" to my guns and religion.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey, wait a minute. That Diddy guy said there aren’t any blacks in Alaska...


20 posted on 10/18/2008 5:19:46 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tbpiper

Umm, That’s Jerri - Curl you insensitive bastard!! :)

I just had to!


21 posted on 10/18/2008 5:21:18 PM PDT by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
As of the last census, the population of Alaska was around 650,000; 4.9% black. Anchorage is .9% black.

Now, I don't know what these people wanted that Sarah didn't give them, but she should have ignored the rest of the state and just catered to the 4.9%.

She should have said, "Ok guys, here's the state money vault...just step in a take whatever you need...we'll send the rest to you in weekly payments along with your free insurance card, the deed to y

our free house, and a Cadillac Escalade
".

Of course then, they would have wanted the money delivered to them, a free weekend beach house in Maui, and two Cadillac Escalades...just to make up for slavery days, ya know.

But, they would still have found something to call her "insensitive" over...whatever that word means. It's really a word to allow them to bitch, while sounding like "victims".


22 posted on 10/18/2008 5:24:43 PM PDT by FrankR (Liberalism is communism, by the drink. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Unreal. The AP just lets these guys run wild and never questions their premise. Unless you are Joe the Plumber and you embarrassed the Almighty.

Whatever happened to that AK waitress who claimed Palin used racial slurs like prepositions? the website was laprogressive or something like that.


23 posted on 10/18/2008 5:34:03 PM PDT by cpanter (Babies, guns and Jesus. Hot Damn! - Rush on the Palin pick.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
Hello, these folks forgot that Todd Palin is of Inuit ancestry {sorry guys but he is a minority also}
24 posted on 10/18/2008 5:42:47 PM PDT by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aliquando

I was guessin’. Did you read it of the box? :-]


25 posted on 10/18/2008 5:50:45 PM PDT by tbpiper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Diana in Wisconsin

You mean the land of Eskimos now has Afrimos?

;^)


26 posted on 10/18/2008 5:57:03 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My cartridges are dipped in pig grease!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: elcid1970
Somehow, I just don't see it. ;)
27 posted on 10/18/2008 6:02:51 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: tbpiper

Live in the ATL, geographic knowledge.


28 posted on 10/18/2008 7:50:42 PM PDT by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson