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Politico: Blacks Fear a White Person Will Win Seat Formerly Held by Jesse Jackson Jr.
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Posted on 11/27/2012 6:13:50 PM PST by chessplayer

This is really too easy. Imagine the hue and cry in the press and elsewhere, which to be clear would be quite appropriate, if an accurate story about a special congressional election to replace a white congressperson began as follows: "White leaders are growing increasingly worried that a black candidate might seize the seat of former Rep. ____ in the upcoming special election."

Well, a story by Alex Isenstadt at Politico with a truth-obscuring headline ("Blacks fret free-for-all for Jesse Jackson Jr. seat"; the headline should be "Blacks fear a white person will win 'their' seat") clearly shows that Chicagoland's black establishment thinks it has first dibs on IL-02, and apparently believes that "Jackson's seat" (as if he ever owned it) can't be appropriately represented by a white person, even though the early frontrunner is clearly liberal on most issues.

Black leaders are growing increasingly worried that a white candidate might seize the seat of former Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson in the upcoming Illinois special election.

With a host of black candidates announcing their intention to seek the seat, the concern is that they could split the African-American vote and provide a plurality to a white contender. The worries escalated this week after former Rep. Debbie Halvorson, a white Democrat and veteran of suburban Chicago politics, threw her hat into the ring.

Losing Jackson’s seat would be a blow to the black establishment. Chicago, long a center of black cultural and political power – it’s the home of the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama, and the first black member of Congress, Oscar De Priest * - would see its delegation in the Congressional Black Caucus diminish from three seats to two. And there’s Jackson background as the son of iconic civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Jackson’s district, which he was elected to in 1995, contains a small majority of black voters.

... “The battle we have is that we can’t afford to lose a black voice in Congress,” she (Delmarrie Cobb, a longtime Democratic political consultant in Chicago who formerly worked for Jackson Jr.) added. “It would be a terrible loss in many ways.”


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KEYWORDS: 112th; blackracism; blackvote; il2012; jjj; racism
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1 posted on 11/27/2012 6:13:55 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

We’re ALL suppposed to be color bind, right?


2 posted on 11/27/2012 6:15:08 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

No, only those wascally wasist wepubwicans.


3 posted on 11/27/2012 6:16:28 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: chessplayer

OMG, that would be terrible. He’d be.....white.

Time for Alan Keyes or Herman Cain to run for that seat.


4 posted on 11/27/2012 6:17:10 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: chessplayer

Racist bastards


5 posted on 11/27/2012 6:17:30 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: chessplayer
Sounds pretty racist to me.If I'm expected to be led by black guys (two in my case,black President *and* Governor) then black folks should accept being represented by a white person.

Or is it that whites aren't qualifies to represent *anyone* but blacks are qualified to represent *everyone*?

6 posted on 11/27/2012 6:18:51 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: chessplayer

Should we assign the rest of the seats to whites only?

ugh


7 posted on 11/27/2012 6:19:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chessplayer

Once a seat goes black, it don’t go back.


8 posted on 11/27/2012 6:19:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Alan West and Mia Love would do an *outstanding* job.
9 posted on 11/27/2012 6:20:36 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: chessplayer

these people are just downright racist.


10 posted on 11/27/2012 6:20:44 PM PST by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son.......)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

It don’t matter this Chicago they are all corupt. Run a purple person and they will still be taking kick backs.


11 posted on 11/27/2012 6:21:33 PM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: chessplayer

Until I see more blacks support achievers like Allen West, I shall continue to believe that they have a real problem with life.

And I no longer give a smelly Obama about them.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 6:22:18 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: chessplayer

If they FEAR a “white person”, they’re RACIST!

Did they fail to notice J.J. Junior was stealing them blind?


13 posted on 11/27/2012 6:23:30 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: chessplayer
Oh the brazenness of it all. I can only echo my FR colleagues by saying, if a white person said this about losing a white voice, all hell would break loose. Who's the racist now?
14 posted on 11/27/2012 6:24:07 PM PST by 1lawlady (To G-d be the glory. Great things He has done!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Time for Alan Keyes or Herman Cain to run for that seat.

They're the wrong KIND of black, you silly goose!

15 posted on 11/27/2012 6:24:43 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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16 posted on 11/27/2012 6:25:29 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: chessplayer

Judge a person not by the color of their skin but, by the content of their character. Right?


17 posted on 11/27/2012 6:26:40 PM PST by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: chessplayer

Meanwhile, whites go around in fear of being the target of a new ethnic relations game called “Beat the Crap Out Of Whitey For The Hell Of IT”


18 posted on 11/27/2012 6:27:22 PM PST by AbnSarge
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To: onyx

You nailed it! Black is only beautiful if the black person is a Demoncrat.


19 posted on 11/27/2012 6:28:06 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: Brad's Gramma
They're the wrong KIND of black, you silly goose!

They're both much blacker than Obama. He's just "high yellah".

20 posted on 11/27/2012 6:29:18 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Sacajaweau

I’d like to stop all analysis that says “imagine if a conservative/white/republican did this”.

Just say it straight up, this is racism, it is immoral and dangerous, and it is not to be tolerated! Conservatives/republicans don’t do these things, leftists/democrats do.


21 posted on 11/27/2012 6:29:18 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: chessplayer

There will never be racial harmony in this country as long as there is a Congressional Black Caucus. This group is as racist as you can get. What about all of their constituents that aren’t black? The CBC has to be unconstitutional, but no one will take them to task. They also refused to allow Allen West to join their group at first and he is as black as one can get.


22 posted on 11/27/2012 6:29:33 PM PST by Saltmeat
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To: chessplayer

Will they start saying this about the Executive Branch as well?


23 posted on 11/27/2012 6:30:01 PM PST by thecodont
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To: G Larry

Did they fail to notice J.J. Junior was stealing them blind?


If they did, they didn’t care. He has the “name.” And the right skin color. Amazing how well racism is accepted in the US by libs, as long as it’s non-whites who are practicing it.


24 posted on 11/27/2012 6:30:20 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

25 posted on 11/27/2012 6:31:54 PM PST by Baynative
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To: chessplayer

Seems simple enough to me. They need to cut down on the number of blacks vying for the seat.

Roll the dice, or hold a rap contest. As good a way of choosing a congresscritter as any.


26 posted on 11/27/2012 6:32:26 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: chessplayer

Tha’s racist!


27 posted on 11/27/2012 6:33:22 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Mustangman
Judge a person not by the color of their skin but, by the content of their character. Right?

No, I think the NAACP changed it to read:

You should judge a person, not by the color of their character, but rather by the content of their skin.

28 posted on 11/27/2012 6:33:43 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: chessplayer

I’ll settle for someone sober.


29 posted on 11/27/2012 6:34:27 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Well, I know that, and you know that...but the press and the black community WILL look at it differently.
30 posted on 11/27/2012 6:36:23 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: chessplayer

It is articles such as this that cause me to wonder if the only people in the United States of America that are still racist are Liberal Journalists and race-baiting Black politicians.

Maybe both groups are still stuck in the 1950’s?


31 posted on 11/27/2012 6:38:34 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

She, actually. The “white” one they fear is Debbie Halvorson, who lost the primary to Jackson back in March.


32 posted on 11/27/2012 6:39:54 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: chessplayer
Black leaders are growing increasingly worried that a white candidate might seize the seat of former Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson

To add insult to injury, Debbie Halvorson is pro gun and has an "A" rating from the NRA. Now that would leave a mark.

33 posted on 11/27/2012 6:46:26 PM PST by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: Huskrrrr
I’ll settle for someone sober.

Hell, I'd settle for someone honest.

Like that's ever gonna happen.

34 posted on 11/27/2012 7:05:11 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: chessplayer
The Democratic Party's policy on racism:

(1) Falsely accuse non-racist conservative whites of being racist. Do so when even a drooling cretin should be able to tell that the accusation is false. Relentless false accusation is the left's method of achieving what they believe to be moral superiority.

(2) Give leftist minority anti-white racists a permanent pass while mumbling nonsense about how minorities in America cannot be racist because they have no power, even though many blacks and Hispanics obviously ARE racist and obviously DO have power.

35 posted on 11/27/2012 7:14:00 PM PST by TChad
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Hussein is not high yellow. He’d need to have at least three white grandparents for that.


36 posted on 11/27/2012 7:16:36 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: chessplayer

“we can’t afford to lose a black voice in Congress”

I wish some Republicans had the cojones to start using the same exact language but replacing “black” with “white” to jolt the MSM about how racist these people on the liberal side are.


37 posted on 11/27/2012 7:16:58 PM PST by winner3000
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To: chessplayer

“we can’t afford to lose a black voice in Congress”

I wish some Republicans had the cojones to start using the same exact language but replacing “black” with “white” to jolt the MSM about how racist these people on the liberal side are.


38 posted on 11/27/2012 7:17:10 PM PST by winner3000
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To: BenLurkin
Hussein is not high yellow. He’d need to have at least three white grandparents for that.

OK. Well, he's high.

39 posted on 11/27/2012 7:19:38 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: chessplayer

It would be terrible to put a white person in Jesse’s spot.

Especially if he/she were honest.

That would be horrible.


40 posted on 11/27/2012 7:32:13 PM PST by Venturer
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To: chessplayer

Obama’s fault.


41 posted on 11/27/2012 7:38:58 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: chessplayer

Time for the GOP to put up a black man as a candidate.


42 posted on 11/27/2012 7:40:27 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: AbnSarge
Meanwhile, whites go around in fear of being the target of a new ethnic relations game called “Beat the Crap Out Of Whitey For The Hell Of IT”

Not the ones carrying heat.
43 posted on 11/27/2012 7:56:14 PM PST by crosshairs (Hurricane Barry is 1000 times more destructive than Hurricane Sandy.)
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To: winner3000
“we can’t afford to lose a black voice in Congress”

So the candidate has to have a black dialect? Ain't no ways tarred.
44 posted on 11/27/2012 7:59:09 PM PST by crosshairs (Hurricane Barry is 1000 times more destructive than Hurricane Sandy.)
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To: chessplayer

The elephant in the room that the news media won’t acknowledge, black racism of the vilest sort.


45 posted on 11/27/2012 8:13:43 PM PST by em2vn
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To: Sacajaweau

“In Jackson Jr. Story, Politico’s Isenstadt ‘Forgets’ There Were Five Black Congressmen Before Chicagoan Oscar De Priest”

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2012/11/27/jackson-jr-story-politicos-isenstadt-forgets-there-were-five-black-congr


46 posted on 11/27/2012 8:28:40 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: AbnSarge

Meanwhile, whites go around in fear of being the target of a new ethnic relations game called “Beat the Crap Out Of Whitey For The Hell Of IT”


Isn’t post-racial America wonderful?


47 posted on 11/27/2012 8:42:00 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I didn’t realize those seats are “hereditary” now.


48 posted on 11/27/2012 8:56:45 PM PST by Redcitizen (A good pun is its own reword.)
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To: chessplayer

There were more than five black Congressmen before DePriest—those listed are all post-Reconstruction. There were a bunch of black Republicans in Congress in the Reconstruction era (maybe 16 in all, don’t remember the exact number) including a couple of Senators (one of them holding the seat previously occupied by Jefferson Davis).


49 posted on 11/27/2012 9:05:10 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: chessplayer

I live in Alabama, the state that is usually stereotyped as being most racist, and I never hear a racist remark by anyone. I haven’t in years. But every day I see racists remarks in the news in mostly in liberal newscasts or newspapers. Do they not realize that by calling someone racist, they are committing a racist act themselves? The most racist things I hear come from race baiters like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, but all the mainstream news media is guilty of playing the race card to drum up conversation and news. If they would just shut up about race and let people live, we might someday have a civil society.


50 posted on 11/27/2012 9:38:18 PM PST by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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