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And look where they showed up

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) —
Like an eager date, Leo Smith showed up at Mount Zion First Baptist Church with a bouquet of flowers in hand.

He wasn’t seeking romance. He was seeking voters.

As the minority engagement director for the Georgia Republican Party, Smith is helping to lead an effort to recruit African-American voters in pivotal states, a priority for a heavily white party staring with uncertainty at a country that is fast becoming more brown


1st stop - Happy Shiny Jesus People

2nd stop - Historically Black Colleges

3rd stop - the folks that knocked on my door on Saturday afternoon to try and solidify every single vote in my town for the Republican Congressional candidate
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Mon Jun 9, 2014, 11:09 AM (0 replies)

The text or a few paragraphs from it - black voting stats

Is kind of revealing

Getting African-Americans and other minority voters on board is a priority for the GOP in part because birth rates among whites are shrinking in the U.S.; racial and ethnic minorities are expected to make up a majority of Americans within about 30 years. The number of African-American voters has increased steadily: 12.9 million in 2000, 14 million in 2004, 16 million in 2008 and 17.8 million in 2012.

In 2012, blacks for the first time voted at a higher rate, 66.2 percent, than did whites, with a rate of 64.1 percent, or Asians or Hispanics, with rates of about 48 percent each.

Few of those votes went to Republican candidates; most African-American voters do not identify themselves as Republican. Exit polls conducted for The Associated Press and the networks showed that only about 6 percent identified themselves as GOP voters in 2004, and 4 percent did so in 2008 and 2012.

Once the party of choice for blacks after slavery ended more than a century ago, the GOP says it now wants those votes back. It is spending $60 million to court black voters, and a new initiative aims to recruit 300 women and 200 minorities to run for state and local office.


Koch Brother's Give $25 Million to the United Negro College Fund
http://www.democraticunderground.com/11877285



The shell game is on. What better way to initiate folks than at the University level of future high earners.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Mon Jun 9, 2014, 11:06 AM (2 replies)

Not necessarily

Yes - our grandparents were staunch Republicans. But I know my grandfather started voting D when LBJ was up. That shift to solid D started in the 70's. There are still some in the solid R category - but lets face it . . . Allen West doesn't share the black elite background. Read the book Our Kind Of People by Lawrence Otis Graham. A family member of mine is quoted in there - and he shows the sharp difference between the African Methodist Church and the Evangelical Baptist Church goers in that book.

When I went to visit Spleman I rejected it as the upper classwoman I was tagged with were snotty and stuck up about two girls I befriended that weekend - one from the Bronx and one from Chicago. It was made very clear what was expected of legacy "ladies" and I was told what Sorority I wouldn't have to pledge. This was NOT my grandmother's S.C. It wasn't how I was raised.

I ended up at Niagara and it was a blessing. There I met the poor white girl from Appalachia, the 22 year old Freshman woman thr had grown up in Apartheid, the kids from 'da Bronx, the children of French Canadian immigrants etc etc. It was a blessing.

However - if the Democratic Party as represented at DU wants to piss on my back and tell me it's raining I'll start voting my economic interests. Leave poor minority folks behind, tell the LGBT community things aren't a big deal, tell women they are behaving hysterically - that's how you create sell outs.

It's what the Republican Party did in the sixtes, they doubled down when they got into bed with the likes of James Dobson and Gary Bauer in the 1980's and now we have one hell of a cultural war being instigated by the evangelical Right and they are gunning for the HBCUs.

It's funny - these two threads I read last night I read - what everyone has done for the black folks. Here's the thing about majority of the HBC's folks I know -

We have a stronger get down and kiss the ass of our ancestors mentality than we do the civil rights warriors.

My affluence as a single woman was directly related to efforts of my great grandfather - a child of Reconstruction who lived his entire life in rural Alabama and never had less than $100K in the bank - and my grandfather that except for his time in Atlanta at a HBC - lived in the same place and died with a net worth of $16 Million dollars.

Know what? They earned that. Without anyone's help and in spite of this rotten vicious country's treatment of them.

So before you throw around sell out - make sure you understand the "Our Kind Of People" subculture. The kind of people who give large sums to these schools and the UNCF because we KNOW that there but for the right womb went I.

Don't ever throw people like Allen West or Herman Cain or even Clarence Thomas in with people like my father (Tuskeegee) or my uncles (H and M respectively). Those aren't their kind of guys. They didn't have to be accepted by white elites because they were the black elites.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sun Jun 8, 2014, 08:16 AM (0 replies)

Are you fucking kidding me? JesusMalverde Race Shit for journal

Real Housewives of Atlanta! Mother fucker with that shit! Because being an ignorant talentless reality star is something to aspire to? Someone needs to go hunt ducks,

Take from that whatever one will.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu May 15, 2014, 07:47 AM (1 replies)

You were alerted on - here are the results

On Sun May 11, 2014, 08:14 AM an alert was sent on the following post:

Other than the bashing of this President ..
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4937719

REASON FOR ALERT

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.

ALERTER'S COMMENTS

Personal attack--"Do not fuck with me Manny. You really do not give a shit and that is apparent, Your words speak volumes."

You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Sun May 11, 2014, 08:21 AM, and the Jury voted 1-6 to LEAVE IT.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given

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Explanation: No explanation given

Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: The OP's entire schtick depends on inflammatory statements designed to infuriate readers. This has been apparent for a long time. The current poster is simply calling him out for it, so Manny is simply reaping what he has sown.

Leave it.


Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: This certainly doesn't rise to the level of insult that Manny has habitually directed. Live by the sword and all that. And anyhow, it's true.

Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: All sheshe is doing is letting Manny know she sees him for what he is. A former Republican that voted for Reagan and she's not buying his b.s. All this guy does is run around posting inflammatory things to fill his cup of value. He gets his value from antagonizing and getting people hidden at DU. Sheshe told him what's what and to get off her back.

That's not a personal attack. That's telling him - I'm not a wilting flower and I'm not going to just roll over and accept him as the alpha dog at DU.

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Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sun May 11, 2014, 08:23 AM (2 replies)

Thanks for the link to te Fried chicken thread

Journal!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Tue Apr 29, 2014, 05:31 AM (1 replies)

Spinoff of 1strongs Nov 5th thread

Just in case he doesn't make it here - putting in Journal for November.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4869010
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sat Apr 26, 2014, 07:38 AM (0 replies)

Welcome to DU

This:


Their scam relies upon creating a common enemy based upon the fear that the marks will lose something of great value to them to this common enemy.



I wish liberals/progressives at DU would step back and read that - as well as sheshe's bolded quotes elsewhere in this thread.

I posted a Jimmy Carter quote this past weekend that received many recs - and you are basically saying the same thing he has.

They prey on fear and the concept that "the other" has taken something from them.

What's the difference between my white husband and the average white male Republican? He looks at wealthier white men as either "marks" for his artwork and business or as impediments to his accumulation on wealth. He does not feel that way about any other group.

But then again we live in the tri state area and his business thrived during the downturn. Know why? 50 miles away in Manhattan the rich white guys on Wall Street went shopping. So did the guys in Red Bank, Princeton, the gold coast, Greenwich etc etc.

Those same guys laugh at the under employed guy in a square state just getting by that turns around and votes for someone like Romney.

We on our side must go TOWARDS that. We cannot continue to run away from their tactic of the "other" anymore.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Tue Apr 15, 2014, 05:07 AM (0 replies)

Pres Jimmy Carter: Why a generation of white men have solidly embraced the GOP

https://thegrio.com/2014/04/11/jimmy-carter-race-motivates-white-men-to-vote-republican/


And in a no holds barred interview with Salon, the “Man from Plains” spoke plainly about why a generation of white men have solidly embraced the Republican party in multiple elections.

“It’s race. That’s been prevalent in the South…. Ever since Nixon ran — and ever since Johnson didn’t campaign in the deep South, the Republicans have solidified their hold there,” he said.

Carter also said that GOP attacks on programs like food stamps have a coded appeal for the wealthy.

“Those kind of things just exalt the higher class, which is the whites, and they draw a subtle, but very effective racial line throughout the South,” Carter said.

Click here to read more.


Ahem - so as I've been saying . . . well - just sayin'.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Apr 11, 2014, 01:57 PM (46 replies)

Michael Eric Dyson to Cornel West: You ain’t that important

http://rollingout.com/politics/michael-eric-dyson-blasts-cornel-west-aint-important/#_

I’ve probably known him longer than anybody on this panel. Hung out with him,” Dyson said. “I’ve been a victim of his vicious assaults in public. I’ve held my powder. That ain’t my usual nature. [Dr. Farah Griffin] called me up and I listened to Farah. Because she loves us both [and was] trying to negotiate a cease of hostilities. But I’m not going to pretend that it doesn’t hurt for you to call me a sellout because I disagree with you. You can be ‘ride-or-die,’ but while you’re riding — see who your vehicle is rolling over.”

Dr. Dyson voiced his belief that Dr. West’s criticisms of President Obama stem from his personal vendetta against the president after West felt that he had been “snubbed.” Dr. West did not receive an invitation to Obama’s 2013 inauguration after attending the president’s first inauguration in 2009. One of West’s major criticisms has centered on his belief that the White House is not providing access to those working for civic and legislative causes.

“With [former President] Bill Clinton, you’re rhapsodizing about access [to the White House] — if access is a problem, it was a problem then. Not because you didn’t get a ticket to go to the inauguration for Obama!” Dr. Dyson stated emphatically. “I’m not talking about just [West], he ain’t the only one. But since he’s been public about it, here’s my response to [his criticism]: I love you, but you can’t talk about love and act unlovingly. It’s the personal assault on Obama that I found problematic, not the principled critique. I’m not mad at principled critique, but you still could be wrong. But when you start indicting my soul like I’ve given my soul over to Obama or the devil — now you’re tripping. You ain’t that important. You’re not God to be able to leverage the divine assignment of privilege or punishment.”



Number23 - where are you?


And with that - Good for Mr. Dyson. He is handling West very well.

And well - West comes from a place of god/spirituality and Dyson comes from a place of reason and logic.

I could see where bringing Dyson's soul into things probably really pissed Dyson off.

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Apr 11, 2014, 12:36 PM (24 replies)
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