VA State Senator Blames Racism for Romney Gains

Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, July 24, 2012

State Sen. L. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), a campaign surrogate for President Obama in Virginia, said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is appealing to racists who do not want a black man in the White House.

Asked on a Hampton Roads radio show why the former Massachusetts governor had been able to pull even with President Obama in a recent poll, Lucas said the problem was race.

“Mitt Romney, he’s speaking to . . . a segment of the population who does not like to see people other than a white man in the White House or in any other elective position,” Lucas said Tuesday. “Let’s be real clear about it—Mitt Romney is speaking to a group of people out there who don’t like folks like President Barack Obama in any elective or leadership position. We know what’s going on here. And some people may be afraid to say it, but I’m not. . . .   He’s speaking to that fringe out there who do not want to see anybody but a white person in a leadership position.”

Lucas is a member of Obama’s “Truth Team,” speaking on the president’s behalf on various campaign issues in Virginia. {snip}


“Do you really believe now that this is still about race?” Fredericks asked.

“I absolutely believe it’s all about race, and for the first time in my life I’ve been able to convince my children, finally, that racism is alive and well,” she replied.


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  • The accusations that Romney is “dog whistling” to “white racists” who don’t want a black President amuse me.  I mean, do they not think we have eyes?  Nobody needs to dog whistle, because we can look at both of them and vote for the one that is wearing the natural uniform of the home team.

    • frank pucillo

      Yes just before the last election a black coworker came up to me and asked about my boy Mcain. I never spoke politics at all with this person before. Did she assume I was going to vote for mccain because he was white.I did not rise to the bait.

  • Up to my neck in CA

    “I absolutely believe it’s all about race, and for the first time in my life I’ve been able to convince my children, finally, that racism is alive and well,” she replied.

    Was this before or after they voted for Obama because he was black? Remind this racist how many whites voted for the empty suit again? Racism is “alive and well” in the USA because blacks can’t let go of the past, have a chip on their shoulders and want REVENGE!

    •  Ironically, Obama won Virginia in 2008 because his television buys showed almost none of him and a lot of his white mother and her side of the family, almost fooling people into thinking that this “Barack Obama” is just a white man with a weird name.

  • Church_of_Jed

    Didn’t Murtha get reelected after calling Whites in Penn. a bunch of racist scumbags?

    Watch all the Virginny Whites flock to the polls en masse to vote against Racism by voting for Obama.

    Whites are thoroughly trained to “do the right thing” when race relations are at stake.

    Time has come to turn the fire hoses on ourselves…

  • mikejones91

    How isn’t this same as blacks voting for Obama because he’s BLACK?!

    • Major

      How is it we’re supposed to be tolerant of their intolerance?

  • Did anyone listen to a re-broadcast of what this moron said? She sounds like she just came in off the old plantation. And it’s obvious that she’s full of hate for White people. Congratulations, Virginians, for electing such a sterling representative of her race!

  • NYB

    Blacks comprise less than 15 percent of the overall population, but they always demand one of theirs be center stage in the spotlight.   They will not support a Hispanic, Asian or white candidate – only black will do.

    If Obama isn’t succeeded by another black president,  they’ll blame racism.

  • Larssonenar

    —“I absolutely believe it’s all about race, and for the first time in my life I’ve been able to convince my children, finally, that racism is alive and well,” she replied.—

    Besides being hilarious, this comment is also very interesting. A black woman senator who is obviously highly race conscious couldn’t convince her children that racism is alive and well until the Romney campaign? Really? Rodney King, O.J., Clarence Thomas, Pat Buchanan, Trent Lott, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Jena 6, etc. couldn’t convince these black kids that there’s racism in America? But Mitt Romney, who supports amnesty and affirmative action and hate crime legislation, does? Wow.

    • The__Bobster

      The Romney Family’s worldview has been largely shaped by their political patriarch, the late Governor George Romney of Michigan—a man to whom they remain passionately attached, and whose legacy they are quick to defend.

      During a recent episode of Mad Men, a fictional aide to New York City Mayor John Lindsay remarks: “Well, tell Jim [that Lindsay’s] not going to Michigan because Romney’s a clown and I don’t want him standing next to him.”

      Mitt son Tagg Romney quickly defended his grandfather on Twitter: “George Romney was as good a man I’ve ever known. Inspirational leader, worked for civil rights, promoted freedom. We need more like him.”

      •  George Romney was a RINO before RINOs were cool.

        There is a bit of conventional wisdom which says that he was the clear front runner right up until the point when he made a half-brained comment about the Vietnamese “brainwashing” him.  The problem with that CW is that it doesn’t jive with his polling numbers.  When he made that remark, he was already sliding in the polls for months, and even after he said it, he kept sliding down at the same slow pace he did before he said it, but he didn’t suddenly fall off the cliff.

        The reason he went from the front runner when he announced to non-credible by the summer of ’68 (hint:  Ronald Reagan dipped his toes in the water in 1968, though his candidacy wasn’t serious, and he still got almost four times the delegates of Romney’s at the convention), was because Republican voters figured out he was a left wing suck rump.  That and he was basically the same as Nelson Rockefeller, who also ran in 1968 in spite of what happened to him four years earlier.

        However, the political class didn’t want to admit that, and they cooked up this CW about the “brainwashing” remark, because to admit the truth is to admit that being a left wing suck rump is a recipe for loserdom.

  • Another genius black politician. Let me see if I can follow her  logic. The “white racists” would have voted for Obama but Romney is appealling to them to vote for him.  So people who want to see a white person in office needed Romney to sway their vote over to him? Did I get that right?  And black people voting for a black candidate is not racist but any whites who vote for a white is racist?

    Nothing she says passes for intelligence thought,

  •  I totally agree and I cannot understand the people that say, “no the blacks will NOT riot if Obama loses.”  I just have to ask, what evidence is there that the blacks will NOT riot?  They LIVE to riot, they LOVE to riot, it’s the only thing they are good at.  These people will riot over ANYTHING.  Look at the England riots last year, a black drug dealing punk met his just end and they went crazy. 

    •  Black riots are almost always sparked by some sort of police action and in warm weather.  I don’t think there will be election riots as such if Obama loses.  But if Obama loses a close election, and the left spreads conspiracy theories, which of course will be taken as settled science in the ghetto, there might be black protests.  And if the protests lead to some police action, then that could set off riots in parts of the country where it’s still warm enough in early November.

      •  I don’t know if the election will be close, but the Left will spread conspiracy theories.  It’s what they do, the Left is really one big conspiracy theory.

  • The__Bobster

    NEW YORK — A book released this week documents for the first time the radical origins of President Obama’s healthcare law, revealing the principal author of the foundation for the legislation while tracing the law itself to a group funded by George Soros.

    “Red Army: The radical network that must be defeated to save America” also finds the founders of the controversial Apollo Alliance, run by a slew of radicals, helped craft the marketing campaign behind the healthcare initiative.

    The new book, by authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott, purports to expose the radical socialist network that seized political power in Washington over decades, shaped Obama’s presidential agenda and threatens the very future of the U.S.

    On Obamacare, “Red Army” documents how the legislation, deliberately masked by moderate, populist rhetoric, was carefully crafted and perfected over the course of decades and is a direct product of laborious work by a coalition of radical groups and activists, many with socialist designs.

    •  Obama was originally opposed to the individual mandate, but had to support it in order to get Karen Ingnagni (rides herd for the health insurance industry on K Street) on his side, to keep her from running insurance industry-supported TV ads a la Harry and Louise in ’93 against whatever Obama wanted to do.

  • This woman needs to take basic math course. If racism were “alive and well” as she contends, her boy Obama could have never been elected. However, that is not the only problem here. Can you image how this pavement ape is going to react if Obama is not reelected? It will be attributed to  “racism” and likely send impulsive blacks into a frenzy. BTW, I listened to this woman speak today on talk radio. She sounds like your typical, ignorant, angry black woman. The fact she was elected to any office demonstrates just how far gone this country is.

  •  All of her life, she has either been educated by or worked for institutions that were/are never expected to show a profit.  And yet, there are some fools who still hold on to the delusion that blacks will someday vote Republican, in a setup where Democrats can always promise more public sector goodies to all comers.

    If she ever had to work in a private business that expected to turn a profit, she might have the same assessment of it that Obama did for the short time that he worked for a for-profit private industry, Business International, (rumored to have strong CIA links).  Obama wrote that it felt like he was “behind enemy lines.”

  • L. Louise Lucas is a Democratic member of the Senate of Virginia, representing the 18th District since 1992. She was defeated by Republican Randy Forbes in the 2001 special election to replace U.S. Congressman Norman Sisisky, who had died in office. In 2008 two companies which she controls applied for Empowerment Zone bonds to build a conference center in Portsmouth, VA. The request for approval was denied by city council on a 3-2 vote with two council members who had a financial interest in the project abstaining. The companies, still controlled by Lucas, later filed a $97.7 million suit against the City of Portsmouth (home of most of her constituents) claiming the companies were discriminated against because they were led and funded mostly by African-Americans. The suit also named those Council members who voted against the original proposal and the CIty Attorney. Council later reconsidered the decision, but nonetheless still denied funding. The suit was dropped after the second denial.
    If this is your Wiki ….. you are probably retarded.

  • I’m not going to predict wide-spread, organized riots if Romney wins.

    I believe we will see pockets of  ‘black resistance’ around the country. A few of them will be violent and destructive.

    One legacy of this ‘black resistance’ will be that whites will once again see blacks as they are; petulant cry babies who throw tantrums when they don’t get what they want.

    Whether this will be a wakeup call for whites or whites will go out of their way to sooth and appease blacks with more affirmative action programs is the question.

  • LOL Oh really Louise,wonder WHY??????

  • Major

    Nice to know that the dip stick Louise is raising another generation of white haters, bigots and racists for our kids to contend with for the next 50 years. Yea…we’re racisss…then how did you get where you are nutbag?

    I know…a majority black voting block that always and only votes COLOR…never character or qualification…other than being black. Losers…and hypocrites all. An entire race constantly whining…even after they have their pick in the WH…in Congress…in the Senate…and heading the DOJ!

    These poverty pimps….need a new game…and a reset.

    I’m not voting for his totally incompetent WHITE HALF you forgot about! We expected the other half to be a failure….but he got his chance. What…now we’re supposed to have an unqualified half breed in the WH for the next 100 years?

  • Major

    “Parent”…singular. 90% of the times anyway.

  • Fr. John+

    I think that we who are the ‘few, the happy few’ as Shakespeare said, should let those who are the ‘Wafflers’ in America know that there still exist ’7000 men who will not bow the knee to Baal.’In light of this, an offhand comment on another blog, has caused this to be created. link it here, in light of the overt Racist voting patterns of those ‘not of us,’ as St. John notes in his Epistles. So that we might tell Mr. “Anglo-Saxon” that, instead of talking to racist H8′rs in Occupied Palestine, or worrying about the Guilt-Mongerers in NYC (or Obama apologists such as above!)  Mittens had better start talking to those of us who REALLY will make a difference, come November.

  • I wouldn’t vote for blacks because they’re black.  I’ll gladly admit it.

    Looking at every black nation current in existence (and every black nation that ever existed), it’s not really hard to see why anyone would feel that way.  In fact, I’m more confused when someone DOESN’T feel that way.