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Young black adults identify less with Democratic Party
USA Today / AP ^ | 10/29/02 | AP

Posted on 10/29/2002 6:18:13 PM PST by Mark Felton

Edited on 04/13/2004 1:40:03 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) ? Younger black adults are increasingly more politically independent and less likely to identify themselves as members of the Democratic Party, says a new poll that suggests overall support among blacks for Democrats over Republicans is still strong.


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"The increasing independence of young black adults is a pattern that can be found in young adults from various demographic groups."
1 posted on 10/29/2002 6:18:13 PM PST by Mark Felton
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To: Mark Felton
Young black adults identify less with Democratic Party

Maybe they realized that decades of whining, claiming victimhood status, and accepting free handouts hasn't done them a hell of a lot of good. It might have something to do with the realization that their "leaders" are exploiting them for their own personal gain while hobnobbing with every scumbag criminal and terrorist, too.

2 posted on 10/29/2002 6:23:26 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: Mark Felton
Well, that makes sense because anymore, there are less and less adults RUNNING the RAT party!
3 posted on 10/29/2002 6:25:57 PM PST by Enterprise
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To: Mark Felton
Young blacks in increasing numbers are realising they’ve been taken by the Democrats. The old scare stories of mean Republicans in KKK hoods coming out of the night to burn their churches just don’t wash any more. There are too many awkward questions being asked of the Democrats and black leaders about their failure to deliver after decades of unquestioning support.
4 posted on 10/29/2002 6:34:38 PM PST by Flashman_at_the_charge
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
"Maybe they realized that decades of whining, claiming victimhood status, and accepting free handouts hasn't done them a hell of a lot of good. It might have something to do with the realization that their "leaders" are exploiting them for their own personal gain while hobnobbing with every scumbag criminal and terrorist, too.

And the rich folk, too. Jesse hobnobs with the rich and is living on the rich folk's money. He's such a hypocrite

Am I the only one that remembers a SNL episode with him on it?

5 posted on 10/29/2002 6:39:33 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: Mark Felton
Al Sharpton was in town last night for a rally and hardly anyone showed up. Looks like people are begining to wise up.
6 posted on 10/29/2002 6:40:02 PM PST by oyez
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To: perfect stranger
Am I the only one that remembers a SNL episode with him on it?

"The Point is Moot"? And I doubt they replay that skit like they do like all the others.

7 posted on 10/29/2002 6:43:02 PM PST by oyez
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To: Mark Felton
Guess they finally figured out that a strong economy, a strong defense, and strong family values mean a better life for everyone!
8 posted on 10/29/2002 6:48:54 PM PST by OldFriend
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To: Mark Felton
The rats have brought in Joe Biden, of all people, to speak at black churches in Florida in support of McLawyer.

What the Democrats should have done is bring in one of the black Democratic US Senators, except for the fact that their aren't any.

The Democrats are the new slavemasters and have 90% of black Americans on the plantation.

The Democrats are not supporting McCall in NY, have never reached out to a black american for Senate or the VP position and have never had a black American Secretary of State or National Security Advisor.

Colin Powell will be the first black American President, and the rats will be exposed for the racists they are.

Apparently,they are happy to have black American votes, but are not happy to have them as national or statewide canidates.

And just what is Mondales, Lautenbergs, McBrides, and Terry MCauliffes position on reparations for slavery?

I don't have a clue, as nobody in the RNC has bothered to get them on record.

9 posted on 10/29/2002 7:01:13 PM PST by Rome2000
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To: perfect stranger
Don't you love it how a guy like Jesse Jackass and his entourage can cry victim and preach welfare while wearing $2000 suits with Tiffany cufflinks and $4000 pocket money all times?
10 posted on 10/29/2002 7:01:37 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: Mark Felton
Good. They're finally catching on- The Democrats keep them enslaved via social programs. Some are digging their way out. This is a good thing.
11 posted on 10/29/2002 7:02:42 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: mhking
Among blacks, 39% approved of the job being done by President Bush, and just over half viewed him favorably.

Ping!

12 posted on 10/29/2002 7:04:19 PM PST by stands2reason
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To: Mark Felton; mhking; Ms. AntiFeminazi; Southack; Mark17; All
I can attest to the fact that, as a rule, younger blacks like myself aren't so knee-jerk when it comes down to Democrats. To be sure, they tend to vote for Dems because that's what they've been told to do from their parent(s) to their pastors.

But the timing is right for those conservatives who truly care to take advantage of this fact, and boldly spread the conservative message to these people.

Therefore, I ask for each of you to stand behind and support those of us who are taking the conservative message to younger black people. If nothing else, lend your moral support. That's all I ask.

Remember, we're targeting just 10-15%.

Thank you.


13 posted on 10/29/2002 7:08:05 PM PST by rdb3
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To: rdb3
You've got my moral support!! Why don't you run for office one day & get all of our financial support as well?
14 posted on 10/29/2002 7:15:19 PM PST by Momforgold
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To: oyez
Do you remember him during the news talking about people he didn't want in his Rainbow Coalition?

I remember he mentioned "women that go to grocery stores in short tennis skirts", and "people that push elevator buttons twice".

Do you remember any of the others?

15 posted on 10/29/2002 7:15:30 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
The last official act of the IRS should be to audit Jesse and his friends. The sooner it happens the better.
16 posted on 10/29/2002 7:24:44 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: Mark Felton
Eight in 10 had a favorable view of President Clinton and two-thirds viewed former Vice President Al Gore favorably - a dip from 2000, when almost nine in 10 had a favorable view of Gore, the Democratic nominee for president that year

80% with a favorable view of Clinton, 66% with a favorable view of Gore, and 39% with a favorable view of Bush....

183% of voters have a favorable view of someone < /sarcasm >

17 posted on 10/29/2002 7:35:53 PM PST by freebilly
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To: Momforgold
Why don't you run for office one day & get all of our financial support as well?

I appreciate that and am flattered. But to be honest, I don't have the temperment for it. I'm to much of a "hot-head" to be out front.

But working behind the scenes, however...


18 posted on 10/29/2002 8:01:54 PM PST by rdb3
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To: Mark Felton
"This is something the Democrats have to pay attention to," said Bositis. "Ten years from now, 15 years from now, they will be at the prime age for voting, if Democrats don't work to get their loyalty, they might have to worry about that in the future."

This is NEVER a problem for Democrats, because they have the ULTIMATE pot-sweetener: Government largesse.

Dems have NO PROBLEM promising more and more people a greater and greater share of "government money" that they simply turn around and extort from the general populace in taxes, user fees, fines, bribes, etc.

Just as long as the Dems can identify a large enough group of "have-nots"--people that have never figured out how the American dream works, and that you have to WORK to be "lucky in life's lottery," to use Gephardt's phrase--they are home free.

They can take from those who PRODUCE (who tend to be Republicans) and give to those who don't, who then become their long-term constituency.

They are, even now, working diligently to corrupt the Latino population--historically very hard-working, though not particularly wealthy--into thinking they can sit back and allow Los Gringos to pay the freight. Don't know if it's working, but we'll see.

So, if the blacks finally slip off the reservation, never fear: The ever-resourceful Dems will find SOMEONE to give YOUR money to, in exchange for their sinecures.

19 posted on 10/29/2002 8:10:20 PM PST by Illbay
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To: Flashman_at_the_charge
The old scare stories of mean Republicans in KKK hoods coming out of the night to burn their churches just don’t wash any more.

About time, especially since the guys under the KKK hoods were mostly Democrats. It's easy to forget that, along with the fact that MLK senior was a Republican.

20 posted on 10/29/2002 8:15:46 PM PST by xlib
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To: perfect stranger
Am I the only one that remembers a SNL episode with him on it?

Oh no. I think that was one of the single best episodes SNL ever did. Remember when he gave a monologue about his pleasure at the great amount of diversity at NBC, and decided to go into the control room to thank the crew? Then the camera switched to the control room, 100% occupied by middle-aged white guys. Then someone yelled, "Oh no, he's coming in! Move everybody, move!" And they all ran out and a bunch of black twentysomethings took over all the seats about two seconds before Jesse burst then. They all high-fived each other or whatever, and then Jesse left, and all the black guys were sitting there trying to figure out how to control the broadcast. You saw them mumbling and playing with switches, then the screen went blank, then some color bars, while you still heard the control room audio of the black guys getting increasingly agitated, then suddenly they dumped into a "Tippy Turtle" cartoon about 15 seconds into the tape. It was absolutely hilarious, and possibly a bit over the line by somebody's standards: I seem to vaguely remember a rebroadcast of the show later on in the season where the part with the black guys screwing up had been edited out; it just went straight from Jesse leaving the control room to the Tippy Turtle cartoon, which aired in its entirety. (I think the Tippy episode was the one where he taught viewers how to annoy your enemies by ripping apart a musical greeting card (they were really "in" at the time because it was the height of technological miniaturization in 1984, or something like that). What you do is rip the card open and remove the little metal part with the music chip and the battery, and then shove it into the lining of your victim's coat collar. Then he puts on the coat after work and heads home, slowly thinking he's losing his mind because this tinny Christmas music is filling his ears everywhere he goes and he can't figure out why.)

Hey hey Tippy Turtle walkin' down the street
Tell us what you're gonna do!
First I'm gonna bother everybody in town
Then I think I'll go home and get drunk.

I've always thought the '81-'85 era was SNL's best by far. The humor was a bit more intellectual, they took more chances (Lorne Michaels would NEVER allow Edwin Newman to be a guest host!), etc.

21 posted on 10/29/2002 8:28:00 PM PST by Timesink
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To: rdb3; Flashman_at_the_charge
Your saying the KKK were Republicans is pretty funny but I think a total myth.

TX Republicans put out a flyer about African Americans and Texas Politics

The Republican party was formed in 1854 after the Democrats voted to protect and to extend slavery.

13th Amendment abolishing slavery passed Congress with the support of EVERY voting Repuclican member but only 23% of Democrat members.

14th A passed with NOT EVEN ONE Democrat in Congress voting for civil rights for African Americans.

When the republcian party emerged in Houston on 7/4/1867 the KKK actively began to attack blacks AND REPUBLICANS!!!

We must have been doing something right!

There is more but the fingers are tired, my question is.... Why do we have such a bad rap? The Democrats are SUCH GOOD LIARS!

Oh I almost forgot.... 1964 Civil Rights Act Democrats controlled the House, Senate and Pres. LBJ but couldn't get the votes. It passed because of the Republicans!

22 posted on 10/29/2002 8:33:56 PM PST by The UnVeiled Lady
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To: oyez
"The Point is Moot"? And I doubt they replay that skit like they do like all the others.

No no no, The QUESTION is Moot!

"That's it, we're out of time."

"But, but ... who gets the car?"

"AH GET DA CAR!"

"Why?"

"The question is moot!"

23 posted on 10/29/2002 8:35:19 PM PST by Timesink
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Maybe they realized that decades of whining, claiming victimhood status, and accepting free handouts hasn't done them a hell of a lot of good.

That would be almost too good to be true! But I believe it is possible, given time. Increasing affluence -- e.g. rising from the poor to the middle class -- leads to increasing support for the conservative agenda. The dims realized this as far back as the early sixties, which is why they led the charge to open the borders to Mexico. They knew that they would eventually lose the (dimo) voters in the South. Unfortunately, the country club 'pubs have rolled over again and again, and have given the dims the rope that will eventually be used to hang them. I for one hope that, if the dims win, limp-wristed country club 'pubs like Vacant Lott are the first to be cast into the gutter of political inconsequence, which has been their destiny.

24 posted on 10/29/2002 8:44:28 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham
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To: rdb3; Khepera; elwoodp; MAKnight; condolinda; mafree; Trueblackman; FRlurker; Teacher317; ...
Black conservative ping

If you want on (or off) of my black conservative ping list, please let me know via FREEPmail. (And no, you don't have to be black to be on the list!)

Extra warning: this is a high-volume ping list.

25 posted on 10/29/2002 8:44:47 PM PST by mhking
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To: rdb3
I don't have the temperment for it. I'm to much of a "hot-head" to be out front.

You can do it if McCain can. That guy is one nervous twitch away from going postal on the whole senate.

26 posted on 10/29/2002 9:03:57 PM PST by d101302
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To: mhking; rdb3
I definitely see this trend in my state (Cheeseheadland). Most of the young Blacks in the room at a recent political forum were wearing t-shirts supporting the GOP candidate for govervor.
27 posted on 10/29/2002 9:34:56 PM PST by mafree
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To: Mark Felton
I hope this is true....I have read the same of under 30 Jews as well.

I hope I live long enough to see this bear fruit.
28 posted on 10/29/2002 9:55:36 PM PST by wardaddy
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To: Rome2000
Colin Powell will be the first black American President

He is a RINO....Keyes would be my choice.

29 posted on 10/29/2002 9:58:57 PM PST by alphadog
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To: xlib
especially since the guys under the KKK hoods were mostly Democrats

As in Robert, Grand Wizard, Byrd....

30 posted on 10/29/2002 10:34:35 PM PST by freebilly
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To: rdb3
"Therefore, I ask for each of you to stand behind and support those of us who are taking the conservative message to younger black people. If nothing else, lend your moral support. That's all I ask."

Count me in.

31 posted on 10/29/2002 10:43:04 PM PST by Southack
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To: Illbay
"Just as long as the Dems can identify a large enough group of "have-nots"--people that have never figured out how the American dream works..."

Better to say:
"Just as long as the Dems can identify a large enough group of "have-nots"--people that have been actively prevented - by the DNC propaganda machines known as the NEA and Mass Media - from figuring out how the American dream works ..."
33 posted on 10/29/2002 11:22:37 PM PST by demosthenes the elder
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To: oyez
Maybe they figured Fat Al ate all the hors d'ouvres!
34 posted on 10/29/2002 11:48:20 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: rdb3
Therefore, I ask for each of you to stand behind and support those of us who are taking the conservative message to younger black people. If nothing else, lend your moral support. That's all I ask.

You got it. Hang in there sergeant.

35 posted on 10/30/2002 7:27:14 AM PST by Mark17
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To: rdb3
I appreciate that and am flattered. But to be honest, I don't have the temperment for it. I'm to much of a "hot-head" to be out front.

I'm sure you know yourself, but... just allow me to contest that statement for a moment.

"Hot-head" = passion. That's what we need. Someone with some genuine passion to make a difference.

You can learn to control your mouth. Keep the passion, just learn the self-control needed!

You're young. Even if you still think you may not be suitable material for running today, there's always tomorrow.

And if I still haven't convinced you... well, you definitely still have my moral support! :-)

36 posted on 10/30/2002 8:06:18 AM PST by john in missouri
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To: The UnVeiled Lady; xlib
Democrat links with KKK are well documented, as is their atrocious record on civil rights. These things are brushed off by the ilk on DUh as being solely the product of so-called 'Dixie Democrats' and not the real Democratic party. This shows the liberal lefts ability to compartmentalise issues, for example when discussing Stalin they will talk about free dental rather than millions slaughtered.
37 posted on 10/30/2002 1:59:05 PM PST by Flashman_at_the_charge
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To: Momforgold; rdb3
rdb3 is awesome! Tough as nails, bold and fearless.

Love him!
38 posted on 11/03/2002 7:01:17 PM PST by MonroeDNA
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To: Mark Felton
WIN ONE FOR THE GIPPER

Vote on Tuesday.

Do the right thing.


39 posted on 11/03/2002 7:03:18 PM PST by ChadGore
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To: MonroeDNA; exit82; St. Clair Slim
An introduction turns into a quasi-referendum! I can dig it, and I appreciate you all.

But this is his intro. He slips, kick him in the butt, and set him on the right path.

And to think he calls me tough. Ha! I've already told him that he's seen nothing yet. ;-)

Challenge him. Question his assumptions and views. Toughen his resolve so that he can speak fearlessly. Face it, as it stands today, one can not be black and an outspoken conservative without strength and heartfelt conviction.

It's real out here on the battlefield.

No mercy.
Coming soon: Tha SYNDICATE.

40 posted on 11/03/2002 7:35:53 PM PST by rdb3
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To: rdb3
"He slips, kick him in the butt, and set him on the right path.

And to think he calls me tough. Ha! I've already told him that he's seen nothing yet. ;-)

Challenge him. Question his assumptions and views. Toughen his resolve so that he can speak fearlessly. Face it, as it stands today, one can not be black and an outspoken conservative without strength and heartfelt conviction.

Finally!

In the first half of the 20th century, in spite of all the obstacles, blacks in America busted their butts through hard work and strong families. Black men raised their sons to be tough, tough as nails, and to prevail and succeed in spite of the odds. Crime was low, children were succeeding, and black communities were the safest to be in, even for whites. Discipline and hard work was instilled.

Then came the liberal vision.

A higher percentage of Democrats in the Senate voted against the voting rights initiative in the 60's than Republicans.

Charlton Heston marched with MLK.

Robert Byrd was a grand wizzard in the KKK.

41 posted on 11/03/2002 7:50:16 PM PST by MonroeDNA
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To: MonroeDNA
Then came the liberal vision.

With all due respect, do you realize what you are saying? You do realize that you are standing at a threshold of a door that is hard-pressed to be opened, right? You're absolutely correct. The liberal vision "came." But why did that vision retain its traction, even though it is destructive to hold on to?

Think about that one. I'm sure you will get it.

No mercy.
Coming soon: Tha SYNDICATE.

42 posted on 11/03/2002 8:05:34 PM PST by rdb3
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