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TexasBushwhacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 09:42 AM
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6. Well they aren't voting GOP ....
although I think many of them sat out the last election because Liebermann was the VP candidate. There's a lot of anti-Semitism in the black community. There's a lot in the white community too, but I figure most of those jerks voted GOP any way so it's not really a lost vote.

The last election, with Gore clearly winning the popular vote but narrowly losing the electoral vote shined a spotlight on the problem with the system. The electoral college was created to take power AWAY from the people. The number of electoral votes is based on the number of representatives in Congress, which is more or less based on the population of the state. It is NOT based on the number of people who care enough to cast their vote.

All the electoral votes in Texas will go to Bush candidate, even if the votes cast are 49% Democrat and 51% Republican. Even as much as Texas is thought to be a slam dunk for the GOP, in the last election it was 59% for Bush and 31% for Gore. How many people who might have voted for Gore just stayed home?
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  -Is the Democratic Party Losing the Black Vote? Q  Jun-12-04 09:04 AM   #0 
  - As Carroll wrote,  Q   Jun-12-04 09:06 AM   #1 
  - Er... no.  FlashHarry   Jun-12-04 09:07 AM   #2 
  - I think you're sadly mistaken...  Q   Jun-12-04 09:14 AM   #3 
     - It is time for them to stop...  Nlighten1   Jun-12-04 09:50 AM   #9 
     - You're absolutely right  pbl   Jun-12-04 10:45 AM   #12 
  - treatment of the jim crow actions  xchrom   Jun-12-04 09:25 AM   #4 
  - You've got to be kidding  Lefty48197   Jun-12-04 09:39 AM   #5 
  - Did you even read the article? I have to wonder...  Q   Jun-12-04 09:56 AM   #10 
  - Well they aren't voting GOP ....  TexasBushwhacker   Jun-12-04 09:42 AM   #6 
  - You say  keta11   Jun-12-04 01:21 PM   #33 
     - Well it started with Farrakhan ....  TexasBushwhacker   Jun-12-04 02:26 PM   #46 
  - got anything more recent?  Cocoa   Jun-12-04 09:44 AM   #7 
  - Election results from 2000 on don't show this.....  sgr2   Jun-12-04 09:49 AM   #8 
  - I don't think it's a matter of color. Dem leadership is alienating  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jun-12-04 10:03 AM   #11 
  - You're right...  Q   Jun-12-04 11:22 AM   #16 
     - Where are Blacks going to go for representation?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jun-12-04 11:45 AM   #18 
        - Yes, it's the way the "Establishment" (RW) wants it  Kanary   Jun-12-04 12:05 PM   #19 
           - In response to a recent McCain thread I wrote:  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jun-12-04 12:19 PM   #27 
              - You've summed it up well, and you're *not* alone  Kanary   Jun-12-04 01:31 PM   #34 
  - Well if things don't change when Kerry takes office I'm going to be right  Bandit   Jun-12-04 10:45 AM   #13 
  - To Answer Your Question.... YES, that vote is being lost  Kanary   Jun-12-04 10:54 AM   #14 
  - Thanks for your honest answer...  Q   Jun-12-04 11:18 AM   #15 
  - Louis Farrakhan.  playahata1   Jun-12-04 12:17 PM   #25 
  - DLC stench all over this campaign.  bandera   Jun-12-04 11:36 AM   #17 
  - Agree completely! Another option........  Kanary   Jun-12-04 12:08 PM   #20 
  - Give a few examples of "moving the party to the right."  wyldwolf   Jun-12-04 12:13 PM   #24 
  - How about "sending more troops to Iraq"?  bandera   Jun-12-04 12:52 PM   #29 
     - Using historical context, how are any of these "moving the party to ...  wyldwolf   Jun-12-04 01:07 PM   #31 
        - Historical context.  bandera   Jun-12-04 01:57 PM   #40 
           - hmmm  wyldwolf   Jun-12-04 02:16 PM   #45 
  - and of course, while trilling that the black and labor vote is not to be  MisterP   Jun-12-04 12:56 PM   #30 
  - Q, do you seek out old stories to drag back up to discredit democrats?  wyldwolf   Jun-12-04 12:09 PM   #21 
  - Q. Do you consider the question irrelevant?  bandera   Jun-12-04 12:12 PM   #22 
     - I won't answer for Q, but I will answer..  wyldwolf   Jun-12-04 12:17 PM   #26 
        - Well, I'm a Democrat.  bandera   Jun-12-04 12:26 PM   #28 
           - Typical propoganda  sangha   Jun-12-04 01:17 PM   #32 
              - Look to the 2002 election for proof of Q's supposition  Bandit   Jun-12-04 01:37 PM   #37 
              - Turnout was up in 2002  sangha   Jun-12-04 03:44 PM   #52 
              - Typical DLC propaganda  bandera   Jun-12-04 01:46 PM   #39 
                 - giggle  sangha   Jun-12-04 03:46 PM   #53 
  - Blacks will vote over 90% for Kerry  Proud2BAmurkin   Jun-12-04 12:13 PM   #23 
  - losing it to WHO?  seekthetruth   Jun-12-04 01:31 PM   #35 
  - To apathy and cynicism  ibegurpard   Jun-12-04 01:33 PM   #36 
     - did you contact the DNC about your concerns?  Cocoa   Jun-12-04 01:42 PM   #38 
        - How nice it must be to have a knee-jerk excuse for uncomfortable truths  ibegurpard   Jun-12-04 02:02 PM   #41 
        - Maybe you should poll the Black DU members as to how the DNC  Bandit   Jun-12-04 02:03 PM   #42 
           - go ahead  Cocoa   Jun-12-04 02:11 PM   #44 
           - yeah, right  wyldwolf   Jun-12-04 02:43 PM   #48 
           - why don't you just tell me?  Cocoa   Jun-12-04 02:50 PM   #50 
  - Black Vote shows a budding problem  kwolf68   Jun-12-04 02:06 PM   #43 
  - I am black, and I will vote to get Bush out office in November.  playahata1   Jun-12-04 02:29 PM   #47 
  - 2001 article... 2001 stats  wyldwolf   Jun-12-04 02:49 PM   #49 
  - The Democratic Party is losing the democratic vote too  Senior citizen   Jun-12-04 03:17 PM   #51 
     - The Democratic party is the oldest in the nation...  Q   Jun-12-04 05:22 PM   #54 
        - It became beholden to big business.  Senior citizen   Jun-12-04 09:23 PM   #55 

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