Skip to comments.Democrats Bully Black Pastor Out Race For Congress For White “Democrat” From Out-Of-District
Posted on 05/03/2014 12:05:28 PM PDT by PoloSec
Pinellas Countys Democratic chairman left a bluntly worded voicemail telling well-known St. Petersburg pastor Manuel Sykes he would be persona non grata if he followed through with plans to run for Congress.
The reasons? It came out in 2007 that Sykes had a kid out of wedlock oh, and hes black:
Listen, Hanisee said in an unprompted comment, to me it has nothing to do with whether he is white or back; he is just not a credible candidate in this particular district.
Because he lives in another district, hes never run for office before, (and) he has no prior political experience. If you check the demographics, its like a 2 percent, 3 percent African-American district.
So, in other words, Hanisee thinks that people in the district wont vote for a black person who lived in the district until it was recently restructured. But theyll vote for someone who only became a Democrat after the government shutdown last fall:
Democrats have landed a last-minute recruit, Col. Ed Jany, a registered Democrat, to challenge Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., this fall.
The party recruited Jany to run after Jolly won a high-profile special election in Floridas competitive 13th District earlier this spring.
However, in a strange twist, Jany will not appear on the ballot on the Democratic party line because he just registered as a Democrat last fall switching from the GOP. Because of the Charlie Crist Rule, as one party strategist called it, or Sore Loser Law, a candidate must be registered with a party a year before filing for office from that same party.
Since Jany falls short of that requirement, he must run as a Non-Party Affiliated candidate in the general election.
An American hero, Colonel Janys service, independence and proven ability to bring people together to get results is exactly whats missing from the broken politics of Washington, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel said minutes after the Florida filing deadline lapsed on Friday.
Oh, and the kicker? Jany doesnt live in the district.
Both parties do this. They don’t want political leadership selected by the voters, so they gerrymander districts and try to handpick candidates to get the people that they want in office. If they didn’t do this, Congress might try to follow the will of the people and we can’t have that.
Primary is Tuesday. Be interesting to see how it comes out.
It should be 5 years...
Of course Alex Sink didn’t live in the district either. Jolly will win the seat.
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