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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:20 AM

Glenn Beck's The Blaze digs into the past of FL elections supervisor

check out the damning info they found. She's practically a New Black Panther.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/should-allen-west-be-worried-what-we-found-about-one-of-the-election-supervisors-responsible-for-counting-his-votes/

Rep. Allen West’s campaign has singled out a controversial St. Lucie County elections supervisor for special condemnation in one of the closest congressional races in the country. West’s campaign has pointed to a number of irregularities coming from the office of Gertrude Walker. But while the focus is on current irregularities, The Blaze has discovered her past is even more intriguing.

Walker, 63, has spent her entire career involved in electoral politics and activism. The Democrat election supervisor serves on the board of directors of a number of left-wing organizations, and causes, including The League of Women Voters, Head Start, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Committee. She writes on her election profile:

“I was instrumental in the following accomplishments: Renaming North 25th Street as Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., establishing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a holiday for St. Lucie County, City of Fort Pierce and the City of Pt. St. Lucie, and the renaming of Dreamland Park to Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamland Park.”

While supporting a civil rights icon is hardly radical, it’s clear from her record that King’s dream of a color blind society isn’t what Walker has in mind. Is it too much to think, then, that she would oppose West’s bid for re-election because his politics and hers differ?

She was elected the state’s first black elections supervisor in 1980. Throughout her career, Walker has made much of her color and black activism. Pointing to her own successes, she noted in 1990 (according to an article viewed by the author), “Blacks have certainly made gains politically. I think it’s a greater acceptance by the voting public of black officials and of black candidates.”

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Enrique Nov 2012 OP
Skittles Nov 2012 #1
renie408 Nov 2012 #2
JHB Nov 2012 #6
Enrique Nov 2012 #8
banned from Kos Nov 2012 #3
RockaFowler Nov 2012 #4
sigmasix Nov 2012 #5
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #7
Jim__ Nov 2012 #9
Sunlei Nov 2012 #10
Ganja Ninja Nov 2012 #11
RandiFan1290 Nov 2012 #12
angstlessk Nov 2012 #13
Barack_America Nov 2012 #14
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #15

Response to Enrique (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:21 AM

1. she is lovely

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:32 AM

2. (according to an article viewed by the author)...What does that MEAN?

Why not just say, "According to an article in the Miami Herald" or whatever. Why say "according to an article viewed by the author" and put it in parentheses?

Or, he could always say, "I am full of shit and making stuff up and have no idea how to write."

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Response to renie408 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:11 AM

6. He could say that, but he leaves it as an exercise for the reader.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:23 AM

8. that is a great observation

that sourcing is so strange, and it does make it look like he made up the quote. You might think, why would someone make up such an inoffensive quote? One possibility is that this is purely a racial line of attack, and they could not find a single quote of her saying anything about race. So as mild as that quote sounds, to the Blaze's readers, all they need to hear is "black".

That's just my guess, but the question you raise is very hard for them to answer imho. I'm open to other possibilities.

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:36 AM

3. according to local news Walker checked herself into a hospital Friday

 

she has probably been threatened.

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:40 AM

4. I love Gertrude

As a citizen of St Lucie County I adore the work she has done. Her office is nothing but professional whenever you call. I voted absentee this year and I was able to see online when my ballot was received by her office (it was a Saturday - she worked on a Saturday).

We had to wait in line for an hour in 2008 to vote. She was able to get more offices opened for early voting and the wait was cut in half.

This woman is a public servant who gives her whole heart to the job. Allen West and his toadies don't even care about those of us living in St Lucie County. Gertrude cares - she always has.

Oh and she was in the hospital last week. I believe she had a heart-attack over the stress. The wackadoodles have taken over her office in Ft Pierce. And none of them even live here. We are a peaceful area. To see these crazies try to take over our election is sickening to me.

Love you Ms. Walker!! Can't wait to vote for you again!

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:43 AM

5. makes her sound like a great american

Okay- I know teabaggers think that her list of memberships and accomplishments should somehow throw her under a cloud of suspicion, but it's obvious the author of this hit piece doesn't understand that Americans dont share the RW level of cynicism and are sick of this type of attack-inspired electioneering. Election workers are often politically active people from both sides- and this is one of thier qualifications- I guess only white people with tri-corner hats are open minded enough to put thier partisan ideology aside and act fairly in an election.

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:16 AM

7. Crickey, she's black! Well, you know she'll do anything to get a black man electe--err...

....never mind.

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:32 AM

9. "Glenn Beck's" - enough said.

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:33 AM

10. ahhh, Glen Beck part of the reason the Republican party is doomed

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:14 AM

11. So let's be clear.

A racist Black woman and civil rights activist is trying to rig the election in favor of a white candidate over the black candidate?!!

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Response to Ganja Ninja (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:18 AM

12. The sky is the limit on Bullshit Mountain! nt

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:31 AM

13. But if a white republican tried to name everything after Reagan it would be non partisan?

or at least not considered a problem? What a putz!

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:34 AM

14. Ye gads, not the "A" word!!!

"Acceptance".

Burns right to the heart of the right-wing soul.

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:37 AM

15. She's a supporter of that divisive, radical black activist Martin Luther King, Jr.

Next thing we know she'll demand we have a federal holiday celebrating his birth and hateful message.

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