Skip to comments.Primary Colors - Once again, the Democratic races were about race
Posted on 08/09/2012 3:25:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The real election in the city of St. Louis occurred last Tuesday when Missouri held its Democratic primary. Six primary races pit white Democrats versus black Democrats, including high-profile races for U.S. Congress, the state senate, three state house races and sheriff.
Like most major cities, the general election here is a foregone conclusion. Republicans haven't been a force in city politics for more than a half-century. In fact, you'd have to time-travel back to the misty mid-1940s before you could find a Republican occupying the mayor's office.
St. Louis's last GOP mayor was a lawyer named Aloys Kaufmann, who landed in the mayor's chair after his predecessor, William Becker, and nine other local luminaries plummeted 1,500 feet to their death after a wing broke off their Waco CG-4 glider. Following Kaufmann's tenure, the Democrats took over city hall for good, beginning their 50-year undeclared war on the poor, razing historical neighborhoods and forcing residents into inhuman crime-infested public housing projects.
Like most primaries in this half-white, half-black city, this year's races were first and foremost about race. Thanks to redistricting, the fight for Missouri's new First Congressional District seat pit two incumbents against each other: the African-American William Lacy Clay (son of a former congressman) and the nebulously hued Russ Carnahan (son of a former U.S. senator). Needless to say, the First Congressional District is not "The People's Seat." Despite lots of talk about unity, diversity, and other feel-good buzzwords, Clay was expected to get virtually all of the African-American vote, while Carnahan had the white vote wrapped up. Since there are slightly more blacks than whites in the district, Clay was predicted to narrowly win. And did.
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I guess you get the Government you deserve.
Did we really deserve Hussein Obama? About half the country thinks so.
Yeah, there would have been a time when facts like that would have bothered me, but when 95% of blacks vote in a bloc for a black guy, it has an odd kind of logic to it. (Not a very democratic logic, but it seems to be the new normal). Let's just accept that and act accordingly.
How about 95% of us white people just vote for the guy that looks like us, too?
Let's face it, we ain't kids, we know what's going on here...