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New Senate Will Have No African-Americans (Nevermind the 14 black Republicans who ran for the House)
CBS News ^ | November 2, 2010 11:20 PM | Brian Montopoli

Posted on 11/03/2010 5:52:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

There is one African-American in the current Senate: Illinois Sen. Roland Burris, who was appointed to fill out the rest of Barack Obama's term after he was elected president...

All three African-American candidates are projected to lose their races: Florida's Kendrick Meek to Marco Rubio, Georgia's Michael Thurmond to Johnny Isakson and South Carolina's Alvin Greene to Jim DeMint. (All three are Democrats.)...

African-Americans are better represented in the House, where there are currently 41 black members.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; 2010electionbias; 2010midterms; blackrepublicans; blacks; dnctalkingpoints; identitypolitics; playtheracecard; pravdamedia; seebsnews; yellowjournalism; zogbyism

1 posted on 11/03/2010 5:52:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m numb with grief.


2 posted on 11/03/2010 5:54:08 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...

Record number of black Republicans running for the House and it wasn’t worthy of “news” reporting. And the results aren’t worth discussing either.

Identity politics only matters when it serves the Rat Party.


3 posted on 11/03/2010 5:54:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: a fool in paradise

Did Star Parker win?????


4 posted on 11/03/2010 5:55:10 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: a fool in paradise

So?


5 posted on 11/03/2010 5:55:13 AM PDT by fml
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To: Doctor 2Brains

excellent response

Good tagline, too :-)


6 posted on 11/03/2010 5:55:28 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: a fool in paradise

Why aren’t they reporting on how many Irish-Japanese lesbians will be in the new senate? I can’t find this important information ANYWHERE!!! Why isn’t the information on every newspaper????

Oh, that’s right, because it doesn’t give CBS the opportunity for another repetition of the ‘Tea Party is racist’ meme...


7 posted on 11/03/2010 5:55:35 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
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To: a fool in paradise

And so what.....


8 posted on 11/03/2010 5:55:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: a fool in paradise

Michael Thurmond never had a chance against Isakson.


9 posted on 11/03/2010 5:56:37 AM PDT by Padams
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To: a fool in paradise

It’s quite surprising that Alvin Greene didn’t win. He seems like the ideal Democrat candidate to me.


10 posted on 11/03/2010 5:57:36 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: a fool in paradise

There was none when Bush won in 2000 (remember that feeble protest from our second-largest minority group, where they couldn’t get any Senator to sign their complaint/petition/list of grievances/whatever?

Bill Clinton felt that the one who got in later (clean, articulate Muslim from Illinois) was there to get him coffee...


11 posted on 11/03/2010 5:58:07 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: a fool in paradise
"African-Americans are better represented in the House, where there are currently 41 black members"

Ah, yes; represented in the House by such mental giants as Maxine Waters (currently under Ethics' violation investigation), Sheila Acorn-Head Lee, Alcee (impeached for bribery judge) Hastings, Charley Rangel (currently under Ethics' violation investigation), etc., etc.

It's ALL ABOUT "GET WHITEY", and give his money to US!


12 posted on 11/03/2010 5:58:28 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Ann Archy

No.


13 posted on 11/03/2010 6:00:04 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: silverleaf

You are too kind.


14 posted on 11/03/2010 6:00:48 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

“Bless my heart”?
LOL!


15 posted on 11/03/2010 6:04:07 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: Ann Archy

Unfortunately she got trounced...
22.7% to 69.2%


16 posted on 11/03/2010 6:09:01 AM PDT by kanawa (Obama - "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.")
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To: kanawa

OMG! She is FABULOUS!! Calif. is PATHETIC!!!!


17 posted on 11/03/2010 6:10:39 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Yes, and how many red-heads? cat-lovers? members with peanut allergies? chocolatiers? WTH? Must we always have the meaningless breakdown of every group?!!!


18 posted on 11/03/2010 6:11:51 AM PDT by NewCenturions
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To: a fool in paradise

The article is discounting the Hispanics that won in the Senate and also governorships. That’s racist.


19 posted on 11/03/2010 6:12:45 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (The Professional Left: Using Your Money to Promote Their Ideology Since the 1930's)
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To: a fool in paradise

To See B.S. News: And your point is?


20 posted on 11/03/2010 6:13:24 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

I was sorta pullin’ for Alvin...it was the entertainment factor...


21 posted on 11/03/2010 6:13:32 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Ann Archy

Yep, she is an amazing lady with an inspirational story.
Despite the results, she remains a winner
and the voters who rejected her are the losers.


22 posted on 11/03/2010 6:13:36 AM PDT by kanawa (Obama - "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.")
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To: kanawa

Good way to put it!!! She is INDEED a WINNER! She is Inspirational.


23 posted on 11/03/2010 6:14:45 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Larry Elder would have taken Boxer’s seat and the GOP would have had the only sitting black Senator. We can all thank John Cornyn for kicking him to the curb and backing Fiorina instead.


24 posted on 11/03/2010 6:15:38 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: NewCenturions
Must we always have the meaningless breakdown of every group?!!!

As long as the liberal press needs to keep us apart through race, we will always have this kind of crap.

25 posted on 11/03/2010 6:15:49 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Now Fiorina is free to find some other company to ruin.


26 posted on 11/03/2010 6:16:12 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I didn’t realize that there were any immigrants from Africa who were running.


27 posted on 11/03/2010 6:16:29 AM PDT by gop4lyf ("Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.")
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To: Ann Archy

sadly no she did not....


28 posted on 11/03/2010 6:17:07 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: a fool in paradise
"New Senate Will Have No African-Americans"

And?

29 posted on 11/03/2010 6:37:35 AM PDT by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Allen West won in Florida. He is a good GOP newbie.


30 posted on 11/03/2010 6:46:34 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: a fool in paradise

You can’t gerrymander a state-wide election ‘district’ — yet....


31 posted on 11/03/2010 6:52:44 AM PDT by expatpat
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To: dfwgator
Enough with the anti Carly sentiment, I worked there when she was trying to reform a company in trouble against a VERY entrenched good old boys club. HP was well past it's prime and the forces against change internally were too much entrenched in fighting each other to work as one to ensure the success of the entire organization.

I was an HP employee when the merger with Compaq came along, and in the position I was in I welcomed the infusion of new blood and saw the opportunity to shake the old guard up. But she got caught in the melee of political positioning and infighting and no amount of firing or reinvention can change that many minds who only cared about themselves.

Yes, I was laid off as the company had to slim down a bloated organization into one in alignment with revenues. She did not come through with a broadsword and do so for her own profit, she was intent on the rebirth of an innovative and inspired company. Interesting how the entrenched mindset of our state & federal government is very similar in it's view. No amount of her changes broke the internal warring camps who spent more fighting each other rather than as one. Have you EVER worked at a company where you clearly knew what you were supposed to do, and that role was aligned to a corporate vision? Did the company CARE about your ideas and insight or did you have a “manager” who merely wanted to keep you in check and justify their position by holding you back? That was HP!

Carly may have lost but I remain a firm believer in what she represents, and I would say to you unless you were there on the inside and take an objective look at the problem and the fix you cease the rock throwing.

Given the opportunity I would work with her in a heartbeat as I know where she is coming from, and let me assure you HP is not the only company in the same boat and with the same issues. We do not need more MBA’s and other mid level fat, we need to evolve companies into agile organizations that align to a stated purpose and reward the insight and innovation of their employees. It is coming and those who do not evolve will fall like the dinosaurs did.

32 posted on 11/03/2010 7:04:39 AM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: 100American

Good post. The only reason she lost is California is full of nuts, simple as that. She was/is a very good candidate and would have made a good senator. I mean look they stopped Prop 19 and voted in Jerry Brown???

I think her little hospital trip last week may have hurt her too.


33 posted on 11/03/2010 7:51:21 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

“Good post. The only reason she lost is California is full of nuts, simple as that. She was/is a very good candidate and would have made a good senator. I mean look they stopped Prop 19 and voted in Jerry Brown???”

CEO hatred is a strong reason that she lost. The left has successfully made CEO hatred a national sport. Fiorina and Whitman were successful CEOs and moderate conservative positions. Compensation of CEOs is ridiculed as though CEOs are just rubes without any special talent.


34 posted on 11/03/2010 9:09:11 AM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: businessprofessor
CEO hatred is a strong reason that she lost. The left has successfully made CEO hatred a national sport.

Someone should tell the Democrats what their King rat is doing then.

He's selling America out to cheap offshore labor that doesn't get the benefits he is "mandating" in America.

200 top American CEOs coming with Obama (on trip to India) (Economic Times India | 11-03-2010 | Times India)

35 posted on 11/03/2010 9:26:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: a fool in paradise

Could that be because the whole state votes for the Senate seats. There is no gerrymandering designed to give a seat to a black Senator he/she must earn it. As for the House if there were not districts designed to insure a black win for that seat one has to ask could they win it on their own? Some could but some would NOT.


36 posted on 11/03/2010 9:33:37 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: a fool in paradise

No, but the new ones in the House more than make up for it!!!


37 posted on 11/03/2010 9:49:05 AM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER from my house....)
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To: kanawa

“Unfortunately she got trounced...
22.7% to 69.2%”

That is unfortunate. They obviously don’t want a truthful person representing them. I hope she doesn’t go away.


38 posted on 11/03/2010 9:58:36 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia (Democrat's theme song: Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves)
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To: RetroSexual
It’s quite surprising that Alvin Greene didn’t win. He seems like the ideal Democrat candidate to me.

You wanna buy about 10,000 Greene action figures?

39 posted on 11/03/2010 10:25:30 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Ann Archy
I donated to her and also to others that lost....Rob Steele I am heart broken over...

yet...many winners, including Noem and West, and Labrador....Benishek...so overall,I got my money's worth...

40 posted on 11/03/2010 10:36:56 AM PDT by cherry
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To: kanawa

Darn, was hoping she’d pull it out.


41 posted on 11/03/2010 10:38:36 AM PDT by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: kalee
minorities with the right message can win in white districts....

what can not happen is minorities running in minority districts...unless they tow the plantation line, they'll never make it....

42 posted on 11/03/2010 10:40:17 AM PDT by cherry
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