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BET co-founder endorses Bob McDonnell for Virginia governor
Politico ^ | 07/20/09 | Andy Barr

Posted on 07/20/2009 7:44:28 PM PDT by AKSurprise

The co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, Sheila Crump Johnson, endorsed Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell on Monday.

“We need bold and innovative leadership to move our state forward, and that's why I've chosen to support Bob McDonnell for governor,” said Johnson, a Democrat, during remarks in Richmond, Va. “He has shown me that he has the right vision and the executive leadership skills that will guide Virginia through these challenging times.”

McDonnell, a former state attorney general, told POLITICO that he was “thrilled” to have the support of someone with Johnson’s record as a “supporter of free enterprise.”

“That’s exactly the message I’ve been trying to foster,” he said.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2009endorsements; bet; election; mcdonnell; sheilajohnson; va2009; virginia
Obama is killing the economy so badly, even blacks are turning against the Democrats.
1 posted on 07/20/2009 7:44:28 PM PDT by AKSurprise
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To: AKSurprise

Very nice!


2 posted on 07/20/2009 7:45:40 PM PDT by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: AKSurprise

WTF this can’t be happening in Mr. Obama’s Hood?


3 posted on 07/20/2009 7:57:27 PM PDT by ncfool (The GEORGE BUSH revolution has finally arrived in Iran! Where is Obama?)
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To: AKSurprise

This is excellent news.

I hope McDonnell’s campaign will make frequent use of it.


4 posted on 07/20/2009 8:10:18 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: AKSurprise

I think what you said says it all. Obama’s economy is not helping the African American community. It is only hurting it. I think we are seeing the beginning of a stampede off of the ‘RAT planation.


5 posted on 07/20/2009 8:14:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (WWTHD - What Would The Hondurans Do?)
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To: MplsSteve

Is he a RINO? Steele has turned out to be a bit of a whiny RINO. I am not picking on African American RINOs since we have so many white RINOs or albino Rhinos (charlie crist before he tans). ;-)


6 posted on 07/20/2009 8:15:04 PM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
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To: AKSurprise

I am starting to suspect that Babs Boxer’s treatment of Mr Alford of the Black Chamber of Commerce may have something in part to do with the coming backlash against the Democrats.


7 posted on 07/20/2009 8:41:38 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: AKSurprise

For those who don’t remember or never knew, back in the Reagan era, BET actually was fairly fair and balanced regarding conservative/liberal issues. They had at least one regular news talk show that composed entirely of Black Republicans discussing the issues of the day. I don’t know what happened in the ‘90s — Bill Clinton, I guess, but they lost their way in the victimization/booty-call storm.


8 posted on 07/20/2009 8:47:54 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: Clock King
For those who don’t remember or never knew, back in the Reagan era, BET actually was fairly fair and balanced regarding conservative/liberal issues. They had at least one regular news talk show that composed entirely of Black Republicans discussing the issues of the day. I don’t know what happened in the ‘90s — Bill Clinton, I guess, but they lost their way in the victimization/booty-call storm.

You're correct. BET was sold to Viacom, and has been worthless ever siunce.

Amazing << Hear this. Feel this, and tell me that this isn't music.

Oh, dear...


9 posted on 07/20/2009 9:09:42 PM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: rdb3

Thanks for reminding me, I’d forgotten. Viacom went for the almighty dollar, which equals the lowest common denominator.


10 posted on 07/20/2009 9:46:48 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: Clock King
Viacom went for the almighty dollar,

I disagree. Viacom has an agenda that is not about making a profit.

If it were they would be modeling their news programming on Fox.

11 posted on 07/20/2009 9:59:38 PM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Jim Thompson!)
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