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Chicago preacher James Meeks dumps Dems, backs GOP gubernatorial candidate
Fox News ^ | april 7, 2014 | Mike Tobin

Posted on 04/10/2014 3:56:08 PM PDT by re_tail20

Edited on 04/10/2014 3:57:39 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The choir sang hallelujah as the congregation of 15,000 clapped and sang along. Reverend James Meeks ratcheted up the intensity of his speech. “Man looks at the outside,” he shouted rearing his head back. “But God looks at your heart! Are you with me here?”


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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: jamesmeeks

1 posted on 04/10/2014 3:56:08 PM PDT by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

The ‘Rats will try to take revenge on this brave man.


2 posted on 04/10/2014 3:57:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: re_tail20

Right or wrong, is the congregation that easily swayed?


3 posted on 04/10/2014 3:59:53 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Are a American voters easily swayed?


4 posted on 04/10/2014 4:01:53 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: re_tail20
" . . . and we still get the same promises from the Democratic Party, but we don't get any deliverable."

Is he just saying that the freebies haven't been coming fast enough, or is he saying that Democratic policies are a failure? There is more than one way to interpret this.
5 posted on 04/10/2014 4:07:28 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

““I would hope that I would get a chance to influence a lot of African-Americans to look at how we, as a voting bloc, [are] being taken for granted,” Meeks says.”

A MASSIVE Break from the Plantation may have just begun!


6 posted on 04/10/2014 4:12:44 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ..Benghazi Clinton Alert)
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To: re_tail20

If the Democrats ever lose their hold on the black community, it will cause a seismic shift in future elections. I have black friends who are conservative pro-life Christians..and yet they totally support Obama because of his race.

It’s maddening but the Republicans treat white evangelicals the same way!


7 posted on 04/10/2014 4:21:52 PM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: Steve_Seattle

“Is he just saying that the freebies haven’t been coming fast enough, or is he saying that Democratic policies are a failure? There is more than one way to interpret this.

It doesn’t matter. If the 12% of the US population that is Black voted 90% for the honest Socialist rather than the demonrats the demonrats would be out of power.

So it is a good thing either way


8 posted on 04/10/2014 4:24:58 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: re_tail20
“The Democratic party just assume always that 97 percent of the African-American vote will go to the Democratic party. If that assumption is true, they never have to work for our vote,” Meeks said.

He speaks of the gun violence that plagues Chicago’s West and South Sides, the poverty and the appearance that there is no end in sight. “Our schools are still broken and getting worse. We’re last in employment or business. Our neighborhoods are deplorable,” says Meeks. “And we still get the same promises from the Democratic party, but we don’t get any deliverable. I think it’s time we should look at another candidate.”

If Rev. Meeks really wants to shake up the system he should help form a Tea Party Chapter. There are better ways to live than waiting for Democrats to come up with new promises to break...

9 posted on 04/10/2014 4:28:13 PM PDT by GOPJ (When fascism comes it will come..with promises of a better world.The jackboots come later..-Shapiro)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
There are good people in the black community. The problem is they're NOT at the top. At the top are corrupt democrat politicians, drug dealers, criminals and self appointed community leaders (a term that was meaningful in the Jim Crow South when white democrats denied blacks the right to vote or choose their own elected leaders. A term that morphed into a euphemism for Communist organizer by the 60’s...
10 posted on 04/10/2014 4:31:36 PM PDT by GOPJ (When fascism comes it will come..with promises of a better world.The jackboots come later..-Shapiro)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Nope. Rauner is a fake Republican and good buddy of Rahm’s. This is all a farce and smokescreen.


11 posted on 04/10/2014 4:33:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: GOPJ
There are good people in the black community.

Of course there are, but the 95% or so vote still speaks for itself.

The problem is they're NOT at the top. At the top are corrupt democrat politicians, drug dealers, criminals and self appointed community leaders...

And they seem to have a disproportionate amount of influence.

12 posted on 04/10/2014 4:48:52 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Steve_Seattle

I think he believes the Democrats have failed blacks in Illinois. Here’s hoping some of that will rub off on some other black preachers around the country who will take courage from Rev. Meeks’s stand.


13 posted on 04/10/2014 4:52:37 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: fieldmarshaldj

the Minister may have again been taken in...I dunno


14 posted on 04/10/2014 5:05:02 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ..Benghazi Clinton Alert)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Naah, he’s in on the fraud. Illinois has two parties, and it isn’t GOP vs. Democrat, it’s Combiner (Insider) vs. anti-Combiner (Outsider). Combiners work with each other regardless of party label to sabotage outsiders. The Governor’s race is between 2 Combiners, but Rauner is already the designated “winner” for November (just as Mark Kirk was for Senator in 2010). What goes on in Illinois is world-class corruption, and most of the folks are either naïve about it or have no idea how to fight it. The Combine is how this country ended up with Zero.


15 posted on 04/10/2014 5:30:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: re_tail20

Prayers slowly being answered. Thank You God!


16 posted on 04/10/2014 6:29:37 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: VikingMom

“I have black friends who are conservative pro-life Christians..and yet they totally support Obama because of his race.”....

I can’t deal with that hypocrisy....30 year friendship drifting away since 2008’ election.....You can’t profess faith and support what is in the white house.....Blind leading the blind.....


17 posted on 04/10/2014 6:56:53 PM PDT by selfdefense
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Democrats feel money into the community - that gives them the power to pick the leaders. That said, they need to do better - and it looks to me like Rev Meeks might be working in that direction. They do need to take their community back - but not from us... we’re not there. They need to take their community back from democrats who play them for fools.


18 posted on 04/10/2014 7:29:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (When fascism comes it will come..with promises of a better world.The jackboots come later..-Shapiro)
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