Rep. Harold Young would be a great minority leader. He is young, bright, personable, likeable and would certainly help to bring the party together and would work very well with the majority and with the White House. Unfortunately, he is black. The democrats hate blacks. Scratch a senior dem senator and there is a klansman. Sure, the liberals say they are pro-black but look at what Hillie, the DNC, and, especially, McAuliffe did to poor Carl McCall in NY.
The dems nominated him, the first black to ever be nominated for governor in NY, and then abandoned him to twist in the wind. If they had given him half the money they wasted in Florida, he might have done very much better. So, while the dems talk a good game, they are not about to select a black for a position of leadership no metter how well he could do or what Harry Belafonte might say (if he would ever dare to say anything that might bother massah).
posted on 11/08/2002 4:24:26 PM PST
And Alan Page in Minnesota. Sorry, wrong color....
posted on 11/08/2002 4:44:37 PM PST
Since the election, I've seen Al Sharpton, Mume F? NAACP, and, now, Ford expressing their displeasure with the dems. Either they were promised something and let down, or, alot of the black base has jumped that sinking ship, and they're trying to get them back.
Actually, the Dems did once have at least one black in a position of leadership. Ron Brown. As chairman of the DNC, he was in the position McAwful now holds. Look what happened to him.
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