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serryjw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:40 PM
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Email from Greg Palast
This is edited for brevity....

On Thursday afternoon, Kerry landed at the NAACP convention, stepped off his slow-moving campaign boat and announced that he was exploring for one million missing Black voters.

Let me explain -- because the New York Times won't. In the 2000 elections, 1.9 million ballots were cast which were never counted --"spoiled" is the technical term.Change is coming because African-American leaders are getting uppity about the Democratic Party taking or leaving the African-American voter as the mood and arithmetic pleases.
(Jesse) Jackson required him to watch the segment of our BBC television special, "Bush Family Fortunes," with the latest analysis on the non-count of Black votes in Florida. In the 2000 race, 95,000 African-American votes were dumped in the Florida swamps, marked as spoiled.
Congresswoman Corrine Brown joined us. When she read the story and saw the film, she was ready to spit bullets. She was especially upset that British television covered the story while, in the USA, the Black story was blacked out.The film clip would get the Congresswoman in hot water. This past Thursday morning, in Washington, she again watched a preview of the BBC film and then marched down to the Capitol and denounced the Republican Party for stealing the election in Florida. For telling this truth she was censured by a straight-up party-line vote in the House of Representatives and her remarks stricken. (I would note that the President's flat-out fibs about weapons of mass destruction remain on the record.)

I have a dream. I imagine John Kerry taking this message to the floor of the convention next week and proclaiming, "Three decades after Martin Luther King's murder, one million African-Americans cast ballots never counted. This will not stand!" Imagine it: At that moment, for the first time in a generation, the Democratic Party will have nominated a Democrat.

There are many of us whom dream this dream...I won't hold my breathe!

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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:43 PM
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1. You will turn blue waiting for a Democrat to stand up
for disenfranchised black voters on national TV. Oh might alienate that "swing" voter who hates blacks.

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TrustingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:46 PM
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2. so much material/artillery....
so little balls.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:55 PM
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3. Sad but true.
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buycitgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:00 PM
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4. thanks very much for that. you know Kerry won't say that
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 09:02 PM by buycitgo
gotta court those swing/racist votes's ''many of us WHO dream''...... 'us' is the object (preposition), 'who' is the predicate nominative, used to modify "many"

something like that; whom is always used as an object....not correct there
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