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cmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 03:57 PM
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Blacks against Blackwell
A group of more than two dozen black leaders and activists from Cuyahoga County met Saturday in Warrensville Heights, a suburb east of Cleveland, to coordinate an out-reach effort to black voters on behalf of Democratic gubernatoiral candidate Ted Strickalnd.

Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, one the citys most influential black leaders, organized the meeting. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones and Warrensville Heights Mayor Marcia Fudge also attended.

Stricklands rival, Republican Ken Blackwell, who is black, is actively trying to woo black voters from Cuyahoga County, the most Democratic vote-rich county in the state. Blackwell recently distributed a flyer that features a photo of a black man frightened by the sight of Stricklands name. Blackwell also touted recently the endorsements of black ministers from Central Ohio.

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Our color -- but not our kind reads the flyer, complete with photos. Joined at the hips and lips. The bad bunch. This trio has worked hard to suppress votes, erase civil rights and kill public education. In November, vote Ted Strickland for Governor of Ohio.
http://www.cleveland.com/weblogs/openers/index.ssf?/mtl...
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 03:59 PM
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1. Blackwell=Taft. Campaign over.
Thank you. Play again.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 03:59 PM
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2. So how is Blackwell trying to get blacks to vote him?
"If you really want to vote, you have to promise to vote for me."
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cmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 04:05 PM
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4. Blackwell is courting the Black pastors
here is another article on down the page (same link, keep scrollin')

Black voters should be afraid of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ted Strickland, who is white.

Thats the implied message of a glossy new piece of campaign literature being distributed by Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell, who is black.

It features an image of a black man, dressed in a T-shirt and baggy sweatpants, who looks as if hed just seen a ghost, mouth agape and hands up. The image is also distorted, which makes the mans head as big as his torso. The headline reads: Strickland for Governor? NO WAY!

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The flyer also cites numerous Strickland votes that Blackwell believes make him wrong on education, wrong on religious freedom, wrong on crime, wrong on marriage rights and wrong on small business.
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Ouabache Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 02:55 AM
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15. A few of the pastors will come out for him, and then Diebold
will be explained away as "well those black pastors that CAME OUT FOR HIM TURNED THE TIDE FOR HIM".
Rev. Moon is an ancilliary to this operation too, if you know what I mean. IMHO, Moon has been doing some strange outreach and coordination in the black religious communities. And it is always a Republican pol that brings him to town. At least that is what I have noticed.


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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 10:41 AM
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16. Stupid looking ad


Insulting and not effective.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 10:52 AM
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17. Oh my God, they made him look like Jeep.
Edited on Wed Jul-26-06 10:53 AM by HughBeaumont


Boogah Boogah!

Wrong for Ohio? So that TEL (which financially ruined Colorado) you're proposing is RIGHT for it? Your hate-baiting campaign is what Ohio needs more of? You're up to your neck in scandal from CoinGate to ElectionGate and you think you can run the most dilapidated of states?

Cleveland's AA community seriously finds this insulting and BootBlackwell needs to take his Oreo ass elsewhere. We have enough do-nothings and corruption.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 11:22 AM
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19. Feets don't fails me now!
Shazam jive turkey!
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 01:38 PM
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20. !
:spray: :rofl:
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 04:04 PM
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3. I'm gonna send those folks some $. Blackwell is a national disgrace. n/t
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IthinkThereforeIAM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 05:08 PM
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5. Blackwell is only polling around 28%, isn't he?

... eom.
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 10:36 PM
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14. Blackwell isn't doing so well in polls. I think he
Edited on Tue Jul-25-06 10:37 PM by lizzy
only has support from 60% of the republicans.
On the other hand, Strickland has support of 80% of democrats and most independents. But it's not like Diebold would care what polls say.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 05:13 PM
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6. Please don't forget to rec!
:hi:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 07:18 PM
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9. Got it!
:hi:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 07:23 PM
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11. Thank you!
:)
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Zodiak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 05:14 PM
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7. Blackwell is an Uncle Tom
and I do not throw that term around lightly.

He will get nowhere with this because he underestimates the intelligence of the Ohio African-American community.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 07:23 PM
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10. There's a few of those in gov and
I believe Harry Belafonte, himself, said that about colon powell or was it that he was the house ******? Either way we knew his message cause ol' colon was goin' right along with bush on that bombing Iraq and Harry knew it was wrong.
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 06:52 PM
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8. Need Cleveland DUers that can connect me with Blacks Against Blackwell
PM me if you can.
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Roy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 07:33 PM
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12. I heard Blackwell was angry cause they wouldn't let him join
After all... he is a Brother.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 09:38 PM
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13. Kathy B. is going down.
:kick:
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 11:20 AM
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18. Is there any chance of NOT letting Diebold steal it again? EOM
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