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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 10:01 AM
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Black GOP Groups Woo Mfume, Blast Democrats to Back Steele
Black Republican groups emerged from the political margins yesterday, launching a campaign to persuade African American voters to support Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele's bid for the U.S. Senate.

Their efforts surfaced in a letter urging former NAACP president Kweisi Mfume, who finished second in the Democratic primary, to cross party lines and back Steele against Democrat Benjamin L. Cardin, the 10-term congressman from Baltimore.

The push was evident in a Baltimore radio advertisement targeting African American listeners that was sponsored by the Washington-based National Black Republican Association. The ad identifies Martin Luther King Jr. as a Republican and pins the founding of the Ku Klux Klan on Democrats.

One woman says: "Democrats passed those black codes and Jim Crow laws. Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan."

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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 10:09 AM
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1. I wonder how many people belong to that group
Besides Rove and Norquist.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 10:19 AM
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5. Hard to say.
I wonder how many people are actually going to believe that King was a repug. Please tell me that the people of Baltimore aren't that clueless.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 10:12 AM
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2. Repubs tried to get Mfume to switch in 95. He didn't do it then, I doubt
Edited on Thu Sep-21-06 10:12 AM by blm
he will now.

Mfume has way too much integrity to be lured by GOPs.
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 10:15 AM
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3. There really are so many reasons for blacks to love the GOP
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 10:15 AM
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4. The US Senate is beneath Mfume's worth...
Just my opinion, but I think Mfume is destined for international greatness.
He should be our Ambassador to the United Nations.

And I don't think he'll embrace Michael "Pay me to run and pretend
I'm a Democrat" Steele.
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 02:16 PM
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6. Mfume and Cardin are friends
Mfume is not going to betray Cardin and help Steele. Also, if they want to talk about which party is racist, they should ask where all those southern Dixiecrats went after Johnson signed the Civil RIghts Act. "Southern Strategy" anyone?
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