Skip to comments.Young black adults identify less with Democratic Party
Posted on 10/29/2002 6:18:13 PM PST by Mark FeltonEdited 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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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.
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!
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!"
"The question is moot!"
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.
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You can do it if McCain can. That guy is one nervous twitch away from going postal on the whole senate.
He is a RINO....Keyes would be my choice.
As in Robert, Grand Wizard, Byrd....
You got it. Hang in there sergeant.
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! :-)
Do the right thing.
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.
Coming soon: Tha SYNDICATE.