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Posted on 12/06/2012 5:59:34 PM PST by Libloather
Can a Republican Take Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Old Seat?
Lenny McAlister thinks his chances are good, but will 2nd District voters look beyond the "R" on the ballot?
By Christopher Paicely
One Republican has entered the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. as the United States representative for the 2nd District.
Lenny McAllister has no legislative experience and has never won an election, but he's hoping to win a seat held by Democrats for more than 50 years. And let's not forget a Republican was unable to come close to beating a nigh-nonexistent congressman back in November.
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The Hip-Hop Republican.
Pigs are flying out of Detroit metro tonight so you never know.
No, that's a Negro Marxist seat, only Negro Marxists need apply.
In a word? No.
I don’t know, but I saw a nice loaf of fresh bread today and grabbed it. I threw it back when I read ‘Chicago style’ Italian bread.
Would it make any difference at all whatsoever if one did?
Would it make any difference at all whatsoever of 100 republicans took Jesse Jackson Jr.’s old seat?
How about 1,000?
In short, he seems to be this year's version of Richard Tisei.
I doubt ANY Republican could win IL-2, let alone a liberal Republican. Ironically, I think a conservative black with an "D" next to their name MIGHT be able to take IL-2, IF they could sneak through a divided RAT primary.
McAllister as the "Republican alternative" makes me sick and I wish John Arrington, Eric Wallace (I think he's in IL-2 after redistricting, but he was in IL-1 in 2010), or Isaac Hayes would throw their hat into the ring.
On the other hand, any decent black conservative Republican would have to spend tons of their own money on an extremely uphill battle, and will get zero support from the state or national GOP (so it's not surprising none of them want to run), and it would be fun to see another "electable" RINO get crushed. Just glad I don't have to live in that district and choose between liberal D vs. liberal R.
How any Black person can support abortion is beyond me... especially given that abortion has decimated the Black community to the point that their population now trails Hispanics. Genocide is not too strong a word, and all hatched by a White Socialist Utopian.
Another one of Zero’s sons ? Spittin’ image.
Isaac Hayes told me that he’s considering running for Congress. I read that some people are cirulating petitions for Eric Wallace, but I don’t know whether he approves.
I am for the moderate black Democrat who opposes gay marriage. One who goes to a real church, not a jesse jackson church.
That’s about as smart as the moron who used to claim he was boycotting Taco Bell because tacos were Mexican. Newsflash, he wasn’t boycotting Mexico and you weren’t boycotting Chicago.
He’s worse than Tisei. He writes at The Root of fighting to overcome the GOP’s decades of racism.
If a Repub takes JJ’s seat, you can bet he is a left-wing plant to further dilute the party...
Which one is that, the former football player? He seems the most normal of the Democrats running?
i made it up, hoping that he was real
I think the idea of third airport is dead in this economy.
I just hope that schoolgirl screwing swine Mel Reynolds doesn’t win.
My money in on Robin Kelly.
If Halvorsen won due to the black vote being split that would be hilarious to me, they would throw a fit 10 times worse than when Cohen won in Memphis.
This a 3 to 1 rat district, I’d take a hip hop RINO (LOL come on! what a clown) but he won’t win.
Halvorsen winning the primary and a prominent Black rat running as an indie is the only viable path to victory for us, even then probably no. The mailman who ran in the general seems to be running but he wouldn’t do.
Still we must try.