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Black Democrats Scramble for Leadership Posts
CNSNews.com Morning Editor ^ | November 26, 2002 | By Susan Jones

Posted on 11/26/2002 4:44:29 AM PST by yoe

If black Americans are such a key part of the Democrat Party's base, why aren't more black lawmakers tapped to fill Democratic leadership positions? That's what some members of the Congressional Black Caucus are starting to wonder. According to wire reports, the Congressional Black Caucus wants Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) to replace Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) as chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. But it looks like Rep. Martin Frost (D-Tex.) may get the important fund-raising post. According to wire reports, black Democrats are grumbling. Those wire reports quote Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus) as saying, "It's time for diversity to show its head...We want to have input with the Democratic caucus of the House. We get frequently labeled as the base, but the base is rarely heard from when it comes to decisions related to the DCCC." The Congressional Black Caucus reportedly has sent a letter to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, saying that Rep. Jefferson is the right person for the DCCC chairmanship. Pelosi reportedly has not made any decision yet.


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The Black Caucus calls to mind the owners of Black Baseball back in the twenties. That group of the self-important black-monocracy was well portrayed in “Bingo Long & His Traveling All Stars.”
1 posted on 11/26/2002 4:44:30 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe
The Black Caucus is just now "starting to wonder" about why they are only used by their liberal white DEM 'friends' to bring out a vote on election day?
2 posted on 11/26/2002 4:46:26 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: yoe
"...If black Americans are such a key part of the Democrat Party's base, why aren't more black lawmakers tapped to fill Democratic leadership positions? That's what some members of the Congressional Black Caucus are starting to wonder..."

What's "to wonder"?

To a liberal a Negro is for voting, not thinking.

Blacks who want to participate have to go to the GOP.

3 posted on 11/26/2002 4:50:04 AM PST by DWSUWF
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To: yoe
Paging Harry Belafonte.
4 posted on 11/26/2002 4:52:28 AM PST by martin_fierro
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To: yoe
Leadership positions go to those who can generate dollars for the party. Blacks don't have economic power so they are only good for their votes. Pro abortion groups, unions and gays donate millions to the dems so they are the first consideration when it comes to leadership positions.
5 posted on 11/26/2002 4:55:41 AM PST by OldFriend
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To: yoe
Related thread
6 posted on 11/26/2002 5:01:47 AM PST by martin_fierro
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To: yoe
Oh, the Democrats run a large plantation, and they NEED the field hands. But they are not yet ready to let any of them come inside and serve the Massa in his own domain.

Probably something to do with "yellow dog" Democrat attitudes. "Yellow dogs" have a "special understanding" with the "Persons of African Persuasion".
7 posted on 11/26/2002 5:09:31 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: yoe
Sounds as is there is a slave rebellion brewing on the liberal plantation. The natives are restless tonight.
8 posted on 11/26/2002 5:26:02 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: yoe
If black Americans are such a key part of the Democrat Party's base, why aren't more black lawmakers tapped to fill Democratic leadership positions?

Let's end the mystery here: YOU ARE BEING PLAYED FOR SUCKERS!! Just like Slick Willie, who, every time one of his little pole polishers was revealed, fled to a black church for a photo op. He didn't appoint any blacks to truly significant positions in his cabinet (like a certain current President I could name), just used them and abused them.

Anyone smell the coffee yet?

9 posted on 11/26/2002 5:39:33 AM PST by SpinyNorman
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To: yoe
We get frequently labeled as the base

Should read:We get frequently labeled as the Sheeple Base?

10 posted on 11/26/2002 5:45:45 AM PST by zbogwan2
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To: yoe
If black Americans are such a key part of the Democrat Party's base, why aren't more black lawmakers tapped to fill Democratic leadership positions? That's what some members of the Congressional Black Caucus are starting to wonder.

That's what I've always wondered.
Republicans see them as people and democrats see them as ballot markers and trial lawyer funding.

11 posted on 11/26/2002 5:52:09 AM PST by concerned about politics
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To: yoe
We get frequently labeled as the base, but the base is rarely heard from when it comes to decisions related to the DCCC."

Oh, I'm sorry. In a socialist society, nobody makes decisions but the government chosen by itself. Now, please, get back in your seat and listen to the propaganda and behave yourself.

13 posted on 11/26/2002 5:56:48 AM PST by concerned about politics
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To: rdb3; mhking
for your perusal and ping lists
14 posted on 11/26/2002 5:58:06 AM PST by Cacique
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To: yoe
It's Parasite vs. Parasite in the Big House Minority Wing. Place your bets....
15 posted on 11/26/2002 6:18:05 AM PST by ctonious
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To: ctonious
It's Parasite vs. Parasite in the Big House Minority Wing. Place your bets....

Do these parasites have names? If so, what are they?

There shall be no mercy.
101 things that the Mozilla browser can do that Internet Explorer cannot.

16 posted on 11/26/2002 6:25:56 AM PST by rdb3
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To: rdb3
Although there'll probably be a lot of fodder bouts, the Big Matchup is NOW vs NAACP....
17 posted on 11/26/2002 6:32:20 AM PST by ctonious
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To: FreePaul
"Sounds as is there is a slave rebellion brewing on the liberal plantation. The natives are restless tonight."

Seems the black Democrats are stuck in line behind the lawyers, femanists and queers while the black Republicans are in 'command' positions.

This is gonna be fun to watch. (Merit VS quota)

18 posted on 11/26/2002 6:32:47 AM PST by blam
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To: ctonious
As in Ford vs Pelosi...
19 posted on 11/26/2002 6:33:21 AM PST by ctonious
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To: yoe
Blacks are over one third of the Democrat electorate. They should get leadership roles. It's only fair (for the "fairness" party)
20 posted on 11/26/2002 6:51:47 AM PST by Nonstatist
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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.

21 posted on 11/26/2002 6:54:25 AM PST by mhking
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To: yoe; rdb3; Trueblackman; hchutch; Sabertooth; Southack
That's what some members of the Congressional Black Caucus are starting to wonder.

Mmmmmmm.....That coffee sure smells good, don't it?

22 posted on 11/26/2002 6:56:45 AM PST by mhking
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To: Nonstatist
It's only fair (for the "fairness" party)

Of course, considering that the Congressional Black (Democratic) Caucus has its' own agenda that does not necessarily coincide with the DNC's (read Hillary's), and that the CB(D)C is not easily "controllable" by the cult of Bill & Hillary, as evidenced by some of the canidates this time around...

23 posted on 11/26/2002 6:58:57 AM PST by mhking
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To: mhking; rdb3
The other thing to keep in mind is, exactly how much chance nationally would the Dems have if, say, Charlie Rangel were the leader of the Dems in the House?

If you think Pelosi is hard to explain to Southern Dems and swing voters...
24 posted on 11/26/2002 7:01:27 AM PST by hchutch
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To: anniegetyourgun
Pelosi to Black Caucus: "Now, now, be good little darkies, sit down, be quiet, and let the white folks run things. We wanted your votes, not your opinion."
25 posted on 11/26/2002 7:06:17 AM PST by RooRoobird14
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To: OldFriend
you forgot trial lawyers and the NEA
26 posted on 11/26/2002 7:25:03 AM PST by demosthenes the elder
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To: mhking
the CB(D)C is not easily "controllable" by the cult of Bill & Hillary, as evidenced by some of the canidates this time around...

Yes, it's a bit of a problem for the reigning fund raisers , isnt it? Much (if not most) of the rank and file have a different agenda than the Party leaders, but if this segment of the rank and file take control of the Party, the Party will implode, shedding millions of potential supporters... A delicious thought, from my perspective.

27 posted on 11/26/2002 7:43:36 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: SpinyNorman
He didn't appoint any blacks to truly significant positions in his cabinet (like a certain current President I could name), just used them and abused them.

Um, Jocelyn Elders anyone?

28 posted on 11/26/2002 7:52:30 AM PST by WaveThatFlag
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To: WaveThatFlag
Surgeon General is not a Cabinet position. Nice try, though, Thank you for playing.
29 posted on 11/26/2002 8:00:07 AM PST by FormerLib
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To: WaveThatFlag
Are you saying that Surgeon General is a significant position? No one in America even knew who or what the SG was until Elder's predecesor Coop started wearing that wacky admiral's uniform and talking abut condoms. Didn't Clinton leave the SG post vacant after Elders was forced to leave? That post seems little more than ceremonial.
30 posted on 11/26/2002 8:02:19 AM PST by Media Insurgent
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...Elder's predecesor Coop started wearing that wacky admiral's uniform...

The uniform comes with the position. It's been that way since the original appointment as the office was derived from a military position IIRC.

...and talking abut condoms.

Actually, Elders was the "Condom Queen." Coop used to remind people that they weren't always effective and offered no protection against certain types of STD's. Leftists referred to Coop's blunt facts as "hate speech."

Didn't Clinton leave the SG post vacant after Elders was forced to leave?

No, he appointed Dr. David Satcher.

31 posted on 11/26/2002 8:16:41 AM PST by FormerLib
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To: FormerLib
I seem to remember reading that while the uniform was always part of the position, no one ever really wore it until Coop. I could be wrong on this, though. Aside from Coop & Elders, the only thing I know about Surgeons General is the warning on cigarette packs.

Wasn't there was some talk about eliminating the position altogether after Elders left the post? Of course this was happening around the time that Gingrich & the gang were talking about de-funding PBS, and we all know how that went.

You'd think that with all the concerns about bio-terror, germ warfare and last year's anthrax scare that the Surgeon General would have a higher profile these days, but I have not seen any evidence that Bush even has one.
32 posted on 11/26/2002 8:27:21 AM PST by Media Insurgent
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To: FormerLib
Surgeon General is not a Cabinet position. Nice try, though, Thank you for playing.

Look, you are putting me in the undesirable position of appearing to stick up for Bill Clinton. However, since I'm "playing": Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown anyone? Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman anyone? Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater anyone? Secretary of Veteran's affairs Togo West anyone?

You don't really know what you are talking about, do you? It is important that conservatives get their facts right here, so that they don't get smacked around by liberals in the real world. Oh, and by the way, National Security Advisor is also not a Cabinet position. But thanks for playing all the same.

33 posted on 11/26/2002 9:11:55 AM PST by WaveThatFlag
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To: OldFriend
Blacks do have economic power--collectively American blacks have more income than all of Mexico. But do they contribute?
34 posted on 11/26/2002 9:48:49 AM PST by RobbyS
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To: WaveThatFlag
However you have to admit that Clinton only put blacks into "second tier" cabinet positions. Powell and Rice are clearly among the power elite.
35 posted on 11/26/2002 9:52:41 AM PST by RobbyS
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To: RobbyS
Agreed. Colin Powell is the most powerful African American in US history. I'm sure that this drives the Democrats crazy. However, in fairness to Clinton, his Cabinet was a lot darker than the current one.
36 posted on 11/26/2002 9:55:34 AM PST by WaveThatFlag
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To: yoe
Oh oh. The House slaves are getting uppity about their massahs...
37 posted on 11/26/2002 9:58:31 AM PST by Tall_Texan
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To: RobbyS
Somehow I just can't imagine Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton donating to the dem party, can you?

These guys are the ones with their hand out all the time.

38 posted on 11/26/2002 9:59:23 AM PST by OldFriend
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To: zbogwan2
We get frequently labeled as the base...

That's often what something on the bottom is called, Eddie...

39 posted on 11/26/2002 10:01:56 AM PST by Tall_Texan
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To: mhking
Don't the Black Dems know it's not the votes but the money that really counts to the DemoncRAT party leadeship?
40 posted on 11/26/2002 10:07:15 AM PST by mafree
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To: Media Insurgent; FormerLib; WaveThatFlag
And who is the current Surgeon General? This is a quiz....
41 posted on 11/26/2002 10:41:14 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
http://www.hhs.gov/about/bios/sg.html
42 posted on 11/26/2002 10:42:37 AM PST by WaveThatFlag
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To: mafree
Don't the Black Dems know it's not the votes but the money that really counts to the DemoncRAT party leadeship?

They know they have the vores but not the money, and it bothers them. They want power anyway,but they havent figured out how to use their leverage (which doesent include money leverage). One would hope the Republicans could figure out how to wedge this, but theyre not smart enough to do this yet

43 posted on 11/26/2002 10:43:47 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Nonstatist
vores=votes
44 posted on 11/26/2002 10:44:27 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: WaveThatFlag
Gee...now I wish I had a prize for you!

Did you notice this? He has also served as a medical director of police and fire departments and is a fully-qualified peace officer with expertise in special operations and emergency preparedness, including weapons of mass destruction."

45 posted on 11/26/2002 10:46:32 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: mhking
"Mmmmmmm.....That coffee sure smells good, don't it?"

Indeed. It must be the slow-brewing kind, but that's OK by me. Good things are worth the wait.

46 posted on 11/26/2002 10:52:01 AM PST by Southack
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To: FormerLib
Ron Brown
47 posted on 11/26/2002 10:53:25 AM PST by Southack
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To: anniegetyourgun
That little bio fact on the SG provides a telling comparison of Bush's priorities vs. Clinton's. Bush picks someone who is experienced in emergency preparedness, Clinton picked someone who wanted to teach kids how to masturbate.
48 posted on 11/26/2002 10:58:44 AM PST by Media Insurgent
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To: Media Insurgent
Elders also accused Pro-Lifers of having "a love affair with the feus." Not that I was personally offended by that, (although I do prefer the term "unborn person), but she was was trying to be offensive, and that's enough.
Oh, and she also advocated teaching 5 year-olds sex ed.
49 posted on 11/26/2002 11:08:35 AM PST by WaveThatFlag
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To: WaveThatFlag
Look, you are putting me in the undesirable position of appearing to stick up for Bill Clinton. However, since I'm "playing": Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown anyone? Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman anyone? Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater anyone? Secretary of Veteran's affairs Togo West anyone?

And you are mistaking me for someone who said that Clinton didn't appoint blacks to the Cabinet.

I was simply pointing out that the Surgeon General isn't one.

50 posted on 11/26/2002 11:19:07 AM PST by FormerLib
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