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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-03 11:55 PM
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8. Black voters understand the power of government
I heard Carl Bernstein say that in a speech about 10 years ago, and it has stayed with me. That is why they vote Democratic; they know, historically (since FDR) that the government DOES have an impact on peoples' lives, and that that impact can be positive, or part of a "Southern Strategy". The GOP power brokers know it, too, only they are the wealthy K Street lobbyists, and know where they want government to go (and it's not "smaller" - just, as with GWB, retargeted to their interests). Thanks for a great post; I am with you on your analysis.
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  -"90% of all black voters will vote for whomever the democrats nominate" preocupied  Oct-29-03 11:44 PM   #0 
  - You're forgetting something important re: Condi  SeveneightyWhoa   Oct-29-03 11:46 PM   #1 
  - I totally agree with you....  preocupied   Oct-29-03 11:48 PM   #2 
  - Hey, she's not one of us. If you're going to change her demographics  spooky3   Oct-30-03 07:45 AM   #33 
  - Huh?  pnb   Oct-30-03 09:16 AM   #40 
  - I can somewhat understand what you are saying  La_Serpiente   Oct-29-03 11:49 PM   #3 
  - You're right.  Skwmom   Oct-29-03 11:50 PM   #4 
  - the Republican party does not have exclusive rights to stupidity  RetroLounge   Oct-30-03 09:45 PM   #42 
  - I think that statement  elperromagico   Oct-29-03 11:51 PM   #5 
  - Say it again!  preocupied   Oct-29-03 11:57 PM   #10 
     - The reason they started going consistently for us  elperromagico   Oct-30-03 12:05 AM   #15 
        - "They" and "Us" have had some changes since 1964  DuctapeFatwa   Oct-30-03 12:40 AM   #19 
           - Of course it has changed  elperromagico   Oct-30-03 01:14 AM   #22 
              - Even if you told her twenty times a day  DuctapeFatwa   Oct-30-03 04:47 AM   #27 
  - Black voters should definitely not be taken for granted.  MercutioATC   Oct-29-03 11:55 PM   #6 
  - What, specifically, is a Democratic politician doing that you don't like?  w4rma   Oct-29-03 11:55 PM   #7 
  - We never consider any minority candidates seriously....  preocupied   Oct-30-03 12:03 AM   #14 
     - O.K, everybody...OFF the Dean bandwagon  piece sine   Oct-30-03 07:00 AM   #30 
  - Black voters understand the power of government  faygokid   Oct-29-03 11:55 PM   #8 
  - what about those blacks looking to the left?  KG   Oct-29-03 11:57 PM   #9 
  - Agreed wholeheartedly, but  WilliamPitt   Oct-29-03 11:57 PM   #11 
  - Jesse Jackson campaigned relentlessly for Gore in FL  AP   Oct-30-03 12:00 AM   #13 
  - 90% of Black voters who SHOW UP AT THE POLLS might vote for the Dem,  AP   Oct-29-03 11:57 PM   #12 
  - Right. Turnout is everything.  elperromagico   Oct-30-03 12:05 AM   #16 
  - Yeah, that's it, AP  jobycom   Oct-30-03 12:35 AM   #17 
  - I was going to say something before about the generational issue, but  AP   Oct-30-03 12:54 AM   #21 
  - there's the point...  deseo   Oct-30-03 07:16 AM   #32 
  - You make a good point.  1songbird   Oct-30-03 09:02 AM   #37 
  - Posters like that don't represent the Democratic Party  Evanstondem   Oct-30-03 12:40 AM   #18 
  - Condescending Rice is not running  bluestateguy   Oct-30-03 12:53 AM   #20 
  - Cheney's pro gay rights, is he not?  elperromagico   Oct-30-03 01:21 AM   #23 
     - Chenney fucked up in the debate...  Hippo_Tron   Oct-30-03 09:55 PM   #44 
  - Yeah, we do usually vote Democratic...  Isome   Oct-30-03 01:32 AM   #24 
  - I repeated myself  elperromagico   Oct-30-03 01:57 AM   #25 
  - There is certainly condescension  elperromagico   Oct-30-03 01:58 AM   #26 
  - Very bad to take the black vote for granted  GOPBasher   Oct-30-03 04:51 AM   #28 
  - How does this differ from Democratic voters statistically?  0rganism   Oct-30-03 05:26 AM   #29 
  - Sharpton as press secretary... now that would be interesting... ;-) nt  preocupied   Oct-30-03 09:41 PM   #41 
  - Sharpton will save the Democratic party.  The Backlash Cometh   Oct-30-03 07:14 AM   #31 
  - You are right on point  1songbird   Oct-30-03 09:10 AM   #38 
  - Dems have failed african americans  mrgorth   Oct-30-03 07:59 AM   #34 
  - Actually, cities did get rebuilt, minority unemployment plummeted, home...  AP   Oct-30-03 09:00 AM   #36 
     - Yeah and more African Americans  1songbird   Oct-30-03 09:13 AM   #39 
        - Most drug crimes are state offenses. Perhaps states with Republican  AP   Oct-31-03 08:59 AM   #45 
  - We don't need just a high proportion to vote DEM, We need  hlthe2b   Oct-30-03 08:47 AM   #35 
  - They always have voted 90%+ for the Dems and it will be higher next time..  TruthIsAll   Oct-30-03 09:54 PM   #43 
  - 10% to 30%  HFishbine   Oct-31-03 09:03 AM   #46 

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