Skip to comments.New Senate Will Have No African-Americans (Nevermind the 14 black Republicans who ran for the House)
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 ...
I’m numb with grief.
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.
Did Star Parker win?????
Good tagline, too :-)
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...
And so what.....
Michael Thurmond never had a chance against Isakson.
It’s quite surprising that Alvin Greene didn’t win. He seems like the ideal Democrat candidate to me.
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...
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!
You are too kind.
“Bless my heart”?
Unfortunately she got trounced...
22.7% to 69.2%
OMG! She is FABULOUS!! Calif. is PATHETIC!!!!
Yes, and how many red-heads? cat-lovers? members with peanut allergies? chocolatiers? WTH? Must we always have the meaningless breakdown of every group?!!!
The article is discounting the Hispanics that won in the Senate and also governorships. That’s racist.
To See B.S. News: And your point is?
I was sorta pullin’ for Alvin...it was the entertainment factor...
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.
Good way to put it!!! She is INDEED a WINNER! She is Inspirational.
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.
As long as the liberal press needs to keep us apart through race, we will always have this kind of crap.
Now Fiorina is free to find some other company to ruin.
I didn’t realize that there were any immigrants from Africa who were running.
sadly no she did not....
Allen West won in Florida. He is a good GOP newbie.
You can’t gerrymander a state-wide election ‘district’ — yet....
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.
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.
“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.
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)
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.
No, but the new ones in the House more than make up for it!!!
“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.
You wanna buy about 10,000 Greene action figures?
yet...many winners, including Noem and West, and Labrador....Benishek...so overall,I got my money's worth...
Darn, was hoping she’d pull it out.
what can not happen is minorities running in minority districts...unless they tow the plantation line, they'll never make it....