Black Pols Stymied in Obama Era

Jonathan Martin, Politico, April 29, 2013

More than five years after Barack Obama won the Iowa caucuses and demolished the notion that white voters wouldn’t support a black presidential candidate, progress for other African-American politicians remains elusive. Even as the country elected and reelected Obama, making it seem increasingly unremarkable to have a black family in the White House, African-Americans are scarce and bordering on extinct in the U.S. Senate and governorships.

The president is indeed exceptional—but in the wrong sense of the phrase as it applies to other black politicians.

Consider what has taken place, or not taken place, since Obama broke the presidential color barrier in 2008: There has not been one African-American elected to the Senate—the only blacks in the chamber were appointed to fill vacant seats; the country’s sole African-American governor, who was originally elected before Obama captured the presidency, won reelection but may leave the ranks of black governors empty when he leaves after 2013; and a cadre of promising, next-generation black politicians have either lost races (Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty, Reps. Kendrick Meek of Florida and Artur Davis of Alabama) or seen their careers extinguished because of scandal (former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.)

The situation is particularly embarrassing for Democrats, to whom black voters give the vast majority of their support. Until Sen. Mo Cowan (D-Mass.) was appointed in February, the only African-American in the Senate was a Republican—Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina And it’s not lost on high-profile Democrats that the GOP now enjoys more ethnic diversity among its statewide leaders than the party whose president is both an illustration and a beneficiary of America’s changing face.

“We’re not there yet,” conceded Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). “That’s why when people ask me whether the election of President Obama is the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream, I say, ‘No, it’s just a down payment. There’s still a lot of work to do.’”

Looking at the horizon, there’s reason for some optimism that a class of African-Americans now in their 30s and 40s will ascend to statewide office. Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx (whom Obama will nominate to be transportation secretary on Monday), California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Maryland Lt. Gov Anthony Brown, Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.) and Oklahoma state House Speaker T.W. Shannon could all become governor or senator in the next decade.

But in the short term there’s a glaring dearth of African-Americans ready to step up. Booker could be the only black elected to the Senate in 2014 and Brown the sole African-American to become governor next year—and that assumes both win the nomination and general election.

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A central point of contention—and one of the rawest debates ongoing in black politics—is whether Obama shares some blame for not doing more to advance a generation of African-American politicians.

“The reality is that for all of the euphoria about the election of Barack Obama in black America, his election has not had coattails,” said Tavis Smiley, the popular talk show host and outspoken Obama critic.

Smiley contended that the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s unsuccessful presidential campaigns in the 1980s did more to empower black politicians and voters than Obama’s election. “That’s just a hard fact that we’ve got to come to terms with,” he said.

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Obama friends make no apologies for his being a different sort of black politician and predict that Smiley’s criticism about lack of coattails will be proved wrong in time.

“I now see lots of young African-Americans talking about running for public office in no small part because they look at Barack Obama and in Barack Obama they see themselves,” said Obama strategist David Axelrod, who oversaw both the president’s first election and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s 2006 victory.

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“There are gatekeepers in place in black politics whose very presence tamps down upward mobility for newcomers,” complained a well-connected African-American official who is personally close to Obama. “There are established members in the CBC and state legislatures who’ve been there forever and until those folks move on to different things it’s going to be hard to break through.”

Other Obama supporters say his ability to win white votes—and the ability for black candidates to do so in the future—is actually aided by his not being seen as ostentatiously building an African-American political farm team.

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The most painful irony in black politics is that the very legislation that has ensured African-Americans have a voice in Congress, the Voting Rights Act, now can act as an impediment to blacks attempting to climb the electoral ladder.

While black-majority districts all but guarantee African-American representation, they also have the effect of stamping the members, fairly or not, as simply representing black interests. It’s a less than preferable training ground for a politician who wishes to run statewide among a more diverse electorate.

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For years, black Democrats and white Republicans have, particularly in the South, struck a Faustian bargain of sorts wherein they agree to racially packed districts that ensure safe seats for all parties. It has meant longevity for many black politicians in the state capitols and Washington but done little to vault African-Americans beyond their homogenous districts to statewide office.

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The failures of black statewide candidates certainly shouldn’t be chalked up entirely to crude racism, but it would be foolhardy to not consider the unease that some whites still feel about voting for a black candidate. Look no further than Obama’s 2008 landslide win, in which he still tailed off in some regions of the country from John Kerry’s 2004 loss.

What still gives some black Democrats pause about running statewide is that they simply don’t think conservative-leaning white voters will give them a fair shot.

“Most people are not going to want to say this publicly, but it is infinitely easier to win a public office in an urban center where you have a lot of cosmopolitan-minded people than it is to run statewide,” said Cleaver.

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  • The__Bobster

    “We’re not there yet,” conceded Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). “That’s why when people ask me whether the election of President Obama is the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream, I say, ‘No, it’s just a down payment.
    _________

    I’m sure the lying spittoon wannabe is aware that his people will make down payments and then default on the bill. Well, now we’re doing it to him.

    • John Lewis is so concerned about making down payments?
      Too bad he wasn’t concerned about down payments for houses. I’m sure he was part of the Bush-Kemp ideological cabal who approved of exempting blacks from making down payments on houses because Bellcurvius can’t save money without blowing it on $10,000 gold chains.

    • josh

      Yeah then he said,”Theres still a lot of work to do…” Really? A lot of WORK to do? Oh,he means “work” like whining and yelling and blustering and complaining. For a second there I almost had a heart attck!!!

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Election of a black President was “just a down payment?” No, it was an attempted bribe that didn’t work.

    • josh

      Thats what I call a toxic mortgage!!

  • The__Bobster

    But in the short term there’s a glaring dearth of African-Americans ready to step up.
    ____________

    Yeah, it’s hard to step up while you’re in prison, which is where most spoonie politicians end up.

  • “There are gatekeepers in place in black politics whose very presence tamps down upward mobility for newcomers,”

    This is similar to the “Queen Bee Syndrome” of gender applied to our politically oriented Bellcurvius friends. I guess you would call this the Big Chief Syndrome?

    • Robert Binion

      Unlike the GOP, Democrats in primaries are loath to nominate Ming the Merciless.

  • bigone4u

    Sheila Jackson Lee is the poster child for black politicians, along with Maxine Waters. Why would Americans want more morons like those two serving in any capacity. Since I love dogs, I thank god every day that they were not elected dogcatcher, since they would find a way to screw that up too.

  • Bull Connor

    John Lewis? Wasn’t this the same clown who said that 100 million slaves drowned en route to America’s plantations? And followed by sharks. Ever seen a shark gag and puke, Mssr. Lewis?

  • brengunn

    Obama may be brown but he’s no brother. Had he been, there is no way he’d be president. As much as some on here might disagree, and he would probably disagree himself, he’s more white than black. And that’s why people voted for him, he’s a little black but not too black. Is there any other black politician in the states that could have rode a similar train to victory? Nope. They’re black black. He’s white black. Big difference.

    Anyway, potential white voters for black candidates cannot be inspired by the number of black politicians that crash and burn in corruption scandals. I don’t know whether this is just how ghetto politics is done but it’s not how I’d like my representatives to behave.

    • I agree with you. In fact, through most of Obama’s political career, his race problem is that he wasn’t black enough for the “keepin’ it real” types. Most black voters considered him, to use the vernacular of the day, a “cornball brother.” The famous Barack the Magic Negro column in the L.A. Times was a journalistic expression of that.
      When the 2008 Presidential campaign season really started up in early 2007, even when Obama was an announced candidate, almost all serious black politicos were for Hillary Clinton. At some point in the summer of 2007, somehow, Obama passed the critical mass.

      • MikeofAges

        He passed critical mass when he showed he could get white votes. He was the beneficiary of and heir to the much-maligned Howard Dean’s 50-state strategy. His ability to win primaries and caucuses in the Upper Midwest, Great Plains and Rocky Mountains had much to do with why blacks finally came over to him. Obama, the king of under-the-bus politics, sent Dean packing soon after the 2008 election, not to be heard from again. But Dean, though a lousy presidential aspirant, proved one of the great political strategist of the age.

        • Johnny Clay

          Personally, I would never vote for a black Democrat. They’re only agenda is getting even with YT.

          • MikeofAges

            I wouldn’t vote for any Democrat. The exception was the elected office of insurance commissioner in California, when I lived there. That was not an office you would want a Republican in, believe me. Not a country club-check pants type anyway.

        • MBlanc46

          It’s not only what Obama did, it’s what Clinton did. She was so sure that she would be anointed that she strongly supported the Iraq invasion, which most Democrats opposed. Then she didn’t bother to organize in a lot of caucus states. By the time her folly was exposed, it was too late (without causing a serious split in the party).

          • MikeofAges

            Good point. When Hillary Clinton pulled herself together, she ran a good campaign and devastated Obama in the later primaries. But the “supers” had already swung to the Daley machine candidate by then. Oh, did they forget to tell you? O’Bama got nominated and elected due to the support of the Irish machines. Must of been confused, they were. Huh?

          • MBlanc46

            I was rather hoping she’d take the fight to the convention and really cause some trouble, but apparently secretary of state was enough to buy her off. Irish machines? If you mean Daley, he’s Irish, all right, but the Chicago Dems get most of their votes from blacks and HIspanics these days. I don’t really know how things are in, say, Boston and New York, where the Irish pols used to rule the roost, but I wouldn’t be surprised that the same thing applies in those places also.

          • MikeofAges

            Everybody votes Democrat in the cities. Blacks by the highest margin. But the operative word is still everybody. White ethnic wards in Chicago gave Obama hefty margins, although it should be noted that overall, Obama-Biden did not carry the white vote in any of the megastates, not Pennsylvania. Not Michigan. Not Ohio. Not even New York, Illinois and California. Gives you an idea of how unreal the reporting you hear about polling date and how the vote plays out really is. Think about the so-called “women’s vote”, for example. The media would have you believe that margin in the women’s vote is provided by an army of perky young women on the way up rejecting the patriarchal tyranny of the Republican party. There is some of that, it is true, but if you simply broke down the women’s vote into white Anglo and all others, you would still get a vastly different picture. When the media reports that the presidential approval rating stands at say, 50 percent, keep in mind that if you break it down by color and place of origin, you get a very different picture. The gap between the white Anglo (European descended) population and all others collectively dwarfs the gender gap or any other gap you can construct, except perhaps the gap between whites in the Deep South and whites elsewhere.

          • MBlanc46

            There is pretty much no Repub party in the city of Chicago. There’s perhaps one Repub alderman out of fifty in the city council. There’s another factor in play, also, the old saying that “In Chicago, the Democrats are the Republicans”. Until the redistricting following the 2010 census, our Congressmen was Dan Lipinski, who, except on transport issues, was indistinguishable from a Repub.

          • MikeofAges

            I grew up in Chicago, in Mr. Obama’s Neighborhood, in fact. I think there may have been on one Republican in city council every now and then. Never more. Maybe one or two “independent” Democrats. The “independent” opposition was to a great extent a ruse, more a social issue than a political one. The public squabbles never stopped the socially conservative “machine” and the left-wing “independents” from getting into bed behind the scene. The “independents’ voted the Democratic ticket and the regular “machine” was always happy to get highbrow candidates from the independent ranks. Sen. Paul Douglas was one. Later, Barack Obama. Worked out pretty well for them, don’t you think?

          • MBlanc46

            I’ve lived in the metro area most of my life and lived for 20 years (in two separate spells) in Hyde Park. It appears that we might have been neighbors. It seems to me that the old “Lakefront liberals” are long gone. The days of Simpson, Singer, and Oberman are over. John Hoellen is long dead. So is Leon Despres. Larry Bloom was caught taking bribes. Even the threat of the “black candidate” is defunct. Just about everyone hitched themselves to the Daley (and now Emanuel) wagon. The mayoral election is now non-partisan. The dangers and weaknesses of the one party state are clear and obvious.

          • MikeofAges

            I was in Hyde Park through the early 1970s, minus two years in South Shore at the tail end of the “greaser” era. The greasers were more or less blowfish. There are serious tough guys in every era and every place, of course. But most of the greasers couldn’t have fought their was out of a paper bag. South Shore was Mrs. Obama’s Neighborhood. In my time was mixed Irish and Jewish. Later it became a black neighborhood. I imagine it eventually it will become either Hispanic or something else. Maybe South- and East- Asian The political machine and the University of Chicago octopus apparently have a two-hundred-year plan for revitalizing the South Side of Chicago. Sixty years into it there is light at the end of the tunnel.

            Anyone who knows Chicago, unless they are a believer in the one-party-society concept, understands the argument in favor of the electoral college. You limit the influence of a state where a political party uses it control over the apparatus of government to create a one-party society and perhaps to countenance extensive vote fraud as well to the influence it deserves.

          • Anyone who knows Chicago, unless they are a believer in the one-party-society concept, understands the argument in favor of the electoral college.

            If the Presidency were pure popular vote, both parties would campaign almost exclusively in and around big cities, and you know what racial demographic predominates big cities. If you think the B.R.A. system is bad now, imagine how worse it would be sans the EC.

          • MikeofAges

            Anybody who says “time to abolish the electoral college”, I just tell them, “Got two-thirds of both houses and 38 states? Then good luck.”

            Say one thing about Barack Obama. He didn’t wring his hands and cry about the unfairness of it all. He came up with a strategy to master the dynamic of the electoral college system, Worked for him twice. He owes a lot to Howard Dean’s 50-state strategy.

          • You won’t get 38 state legislatures to sign away the electoral college, when it disparately benefits smaller states, and forces Presidential candidates to pay attention to smaller states, at least if they’re swing states.

          • MikeofAges

            Never will happen. But there is a scheme to create a consortium of states which will award their electoral votes to the popular vote winner. Totally unconstitutional on the face of it. Seems to me, state have to award their electoral votes based on some process which is internal to the state. The federal law passed after the disputed 1876 election require states to establish the means of selecting their electors prior to the election and adhere to that method subsequent to the election. I don’t think counting other state’s votes as your own can b e part of it.

            Apparently, a state could have the state legislature rather than the voters select the electors however. In that case, the legislature could be instructed by law to award the state’s electoral votes to the national popular vote winner.

            Until proven otherwise, all of this is nothing but political theater. But some people take it seriously.

          • The consortium of states that are making their noise about worming their way out of the EC are already blue states. The reason they’re doing this is b/c Gore won the popular (thanks to illegal aliens voting) but lost the EC in 2000. However, since those states you mention are already blue, it would make zero difference in the EC calculus.

            Here’s an interesting scenario, though: If Romney gets 700,000 more votes in four states, he wins the EC ergo the Presidency but loses the PV. This means that the blue states that would have hitched their wagon to the PV winner would have had to send Romney electors to the EC even though those states voters voted Obama. It would have blown up in their faces.

          • MikeofAges

            There are lots of ways this scenario could play out. It would to interesting to see what happened if a Republican won the popular vote but needed their votes to take electoral college. I think they’d look for an out.

          • MBlanc46

            I was in grad school in the early 70s. One of my classmates had an apartment in South Shore, so I was down there a bit. We drive down Stony Island to get to the Skyway a couple of times a year. South Shore is pretty much hardcore ghetto now. U of C has kept HP from becoming submerged in the ghetto, and there was even some gentrification in the northern edge of Woodlawn, but I don’t know whether it survived the recession.

          • MikeofAges

            It’s a 200-year plan, bro. A vast, largely unactualized plan to make the South Side into a Gold Coast, anchored by the University of Chicago. A secondary anchor is that forgotten center of higher learning, Illinois Institute of Technology. Just you wait a few more gneration, kids. You’ll be able to walk from 35th Street to 57th Street, if the weather’s nice and you feel like it. South Shore? Doesn’t matter who lives there. The physical community is still a wonder. In a few generations, just as soon as we change who lives there, you’ll see. If you live to be a hundred, you’ll see.

          • MBlanc46

            I used to ride the IC downtown from HP and look at the public housing and think that old Richard I had really effed up when he turned the South Side lakefront (except for HP and South Shore) over to the blacks. Clearly I wasn’t the only person who saw it.

          • MikeofAges

            The black South Side had a history going back long before the reign of Richard J. Daley. All the way back to the 19th century, in fact. For those not in the know, “IC” means the Illinois Central, which formerly operated a commuter railroad going through the South Side of Chicago. HP is shorthand for the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. The next time you have a week or two off, we’ll explain it all to you. Hard to believe that there was barely a city there in the time of Abraham Lincoln. But Chicago grew up in only a couple of decades into an economic and industrial colussus. Since then, Chicago has come out on top of every twist and turn in the American and world economy and survived things which have turned other cities, notably Detroit, into wastelands. But the revitalization of the South Side remains an unrealized dream.

          • MBlanc46

            In my view the only real solution is to abolish the “representative government” charade and have real self-government, where people who live and work together control their lives.

          • MikeofAges

            Good point, really. The average big city neighborhood has the same population, or more, as most rural counties have. And the same population, or more, as a typical large town or small city. But no self government. Not in land use. Not in education. Not in much of anything.

  • Greg Thomas

    The White man’s bill is never satisfied with diversity. We always owe more.

    • dukem1

      Not me. I owe them nothing.

      • Greg Thomas

        Of course we owe them nothing. In fact, we’ve paid them far more than they deserve. However race hustlers like Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) will never admit to that.

        • Secret Tribunal

          “We owe them nothing but contempt- in abundance.”

          -Rev Jeddy deVale

    • Defoe

      That’s their position. My position is that every American black owes Whites a huge debt. Why? Because every American black is the luckiest black on the planet. their ancestors were the lucky ones who got a free ride to the West and out of the Dark Continent. Had they stayed in the Dark Continent, their progeny would likely not exist today. They certainly would not be driving Escalades!

      They owe Whites a debt they obviously can and will never pay! Not to mention the gargantuan price we have paid for having them in our midst.

    • Will

      We are long past negro fatigue.

  • APaige

    Two points:
    1. White guilt plays out better on a national scale than a local scale?
    2. With a well-run and financed organization it is easier to ‘steal’ national elections?

  • Secret Tribunal

    Go to 3:00 and listen till you hear him say guttural “President Barak Obama” and you will hear the voice of the voodoo that’s coming after you, you wife, your daughter, and everything that’s yours now, but will belong to Diversity by the end of 2016.

    Assimilation Is Impossible. It’s Rule or Be Ruled. We Chose Ruled. Suffer, Whitey.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAIzJEBcGzM

  • sbuffalonative

    Blacks want what blacks always want; absolute power, total control; you know, like Detroit or Haiti.

    What happens after they gain control doesn’t seem to concern them so long as they usurped white power.

    Milton said it best, “Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heave”.

  • Rhialto

    I catch on: Evil racist white men don’t vote for “the best qualified” candidates because their black, “we” still have far to go. I’ve been encountering this attitude for many decades.

    The fact is that blacks now have alot of competition for America’s goodies, from Hispanics, from Asians, from Indians, from Mideasterners/Moslems. There’s still alot of good meat left on America’s bones, but there are many many mouths chewing on it.

    IMHO the situation for Blacks in the U.S. is about as good as it will get. By the way, blacks will not get any gratitude from their fellow muggers.

  • MBlanc46

    Obama is not African-American in the accepted sense. He’s from Hawaii (unless you’re a wacko), speaks standard English, and has an Ivy League education. Those are characteristics you’re going to find in the standard-issue ghetto-born Afro-American politician. Plus, of course, he had an awful lot of damned luck. If Jack Ryan, the original Repub Illinois Senate candidate in 2004, not crashed and burned in a sex scandal, Obama might still be in the Illinois legislature. Had the Clintons run a competent campaign in 2008, likewise.

    • Darwin is my homeboy

      If he is a natural born American then I’m the Prince of Wales.
      He is like every other spoonbill, skated through university on AA and hand-ups, never done a day of work in his life, hates YT, and can’t pronounce the word “ask”. One drop rule applies.

      • Homo_Occidentalis

        When the Negroes achieve full racial replacement the one drop rule will be the first thing to go. Anything to erode white identity forever. Any white person who tells you Obama is practically white is NOT on your side.

      • MBlanc46

        G’day, your highness.

    • sbuffalonative

      I’ve heard blacks complain Obama isn’t a real African American because he wasn’t from a decendent of slavery. The future reason for Obama’s failures toward the black community will quietly be discussed among blacks as being ‘he wasn’t authentically black’.

      • Homo_Occidentalis

        I guess Barry O’Bama is Irish then?

        • MBlanc46

          Obama, I don’t know, but perhaps you saw the television program where Henry Louis Gates goes back to Ireland to visit the hometown of his Irish ancestors (established by DNA analysis).

      • .

        ‘…I’ve heard blacks complain Obama isn’t a real African American because he wasn’t from a descendent of slavery…”

        Using that logic, no one is a real American unless they had relatives who dumped tea into Boston Harbor in 1773 or joined Washington’s army….like me.

        .

        • thebadseed

          How about someone who had ancestors in Virginia back to 1580’s like me??

          • Homo_Occidentalis

            I thought everyone in the Roanoke colony disappeared, leaving Viriginia bereft of any whites until two decades later, when the Plymouth colony was founded. Maybe my history is off.

        • mobilebay

          Do I qualify with a 4th great-grandfather who joined the SC Militia at the age of fifteen to fight the War of Independence?

      • MBlanc46

        There was a fair bit of that in 2008. He grew up in Indonesia and Hawaii, not in the ‘hood. He didn’t share their history. So far as not doing as much for them as they’d like, I’d put it down to his being just another scumbag politician doing his paymasters’ bidding.

    • There was another chance to stop Obama in between the fall of Jack Ryan (FYI, not our Jack Ryan on AR) and Hillary Clinton.
      When Ryan dropped out, the sensible thing to do would have been to give the nomination to the candidate who finished in second place in the Republican Primary to Ryan, and that was milk magnate Jim Oberweis (who is an immigration patriot). But no, the Illinois Stupid Party is basically run out of country club locker rooms in DuPage County, RINO-liberal to the hilt, so they truck in Alan Keyes from Maryland. Then Keyes comes out for SLAVERY REPARATIONS during the campaign. Obama wins 70% to Keyes’s 27%.

      • MBlanc46

        Anyone would have done better than Keyes, I suppose. I don’t know that Oberweis would have been a lot better (good milk, not much of a politician). I guess he’s finally won an office after a good number of defeats. The Party tried hard to get Jim Edgar to run, and he would have had a very good shot against Obama. Party conservatives wanted a state legislator from the Fox River Valley (German name–Sennsenbrenner?), but he would only run if the Party would pay for it, which they wouldn’t. Those DuPage county folks have actually won a lot of elections. They won a Senate seat in 2010 and would have won the governorship if Kirk Dillard had run instead of downstate Brady.

        • “Those DuPage county folks have actually won a lot of elections.”

          Yeah, for liberal RINOs. You’re trying to impress me with MARK KIRK? Who will probably vote for amnesty and open borders, and was one of few Senate Republicans for the recent bill to disarm white people. Sorry, game over. Insert another quarter and play again.

          I lived in Illinois in 2010, and while my job at the time precluded me from being involved with his campaign in an active role, I did give money to the Brady campaign, and I obviously voted for him. Remember, he won 98 of 102 Illinois counties, three of the four he lost, he lost only by slim margins. It’s the other county he lost, the big ‘un way up there in the corner, that made all the difference.

          The answer is statehood for Southern Illinois.

          • MBlanc46

            I’m not trying to impress you with anyone. The metro area has a majority of the population so if you want to win in Illinois you have to have candidates who can do well there. Mark Kirk did. Kirk Dillard would have done as well. Brady lost. I don’t recall what the margin was, but it wasn’t a nail-biter. And he was running against a guy who’s only one step up from Sparky the Clown. Well, a half step, anyway. Since there’s not going to be statehood for Southern Illinois, this is the reality that politicians have to deal with.

          • The margin was 32k votes and about 0.9%.

            Chicago and Crook County is the problem.

          • MBlanc46

            And it’s not going away. Candidates for state office have to at least find a way to neutralize it.

    • Morris LeChat

      DNA is DNA, blacks are blacks, whether they are full blooded or “multi racial”

      • MikeofAges

        The argument is that Black in the context is a cognomen for African American. It means a descendant of Black African chattel slaves of, or a descendant of an immigrant of Black African descent. Barack Obama, in my estimation, should be considered a biracial African.

        • Morris LeChat

          a turd by any other name

    • .

      I’d say the jury is still out on Obama’s birthplace. That aside, remember that as president, Obama is the “cleanest” of the usual suspects of political corruption. Born and raised as a Muslim, living in a foreign country during a child’s most formative years, steering policies in most un-American ways… White Christian America is doing a double take on this guy whether others like it or not.

      .

      • Dea Whyte-Mansburten

        Jury out?

        O was born in Kenya. He IS a muslim. He attended a muslim school and the mullahs don’t let ANY infidel pollute its “classrooms.” History will remember O as the worst, most treacherous, hateful, corrupt dolt ever to occupy the White House…ousting “King George II” from that honor.

        But at least W was not openly an unapologetic racist.

        • WR_the_realist

          Yes, Obama attended a Muslim school. And lots of people who aren’t Catholics send their kids to Catholic schools here in America. I see no evidence that Obama is Muslim. From his actions and words I’d say that he’s agnostic or atheist, but like any U.S. politician he has to pretend to be believer, so he plays at being nominally Christian.

    • The__Bobster

      http://minutemennews.com/2013/05/multiple-obama-birth-certificates-surface-in-alabama-eligibility-case/

      Multiple Obama Birth Certificates Surface In Alabama Eligibility Case
      1 May 2013

      Not that we are surprised, but now there are multiple copies of Barack Hussein Obama’s “real” birth certificate that are surfacing and they are clearly indicating fraud. In a rare move, the Alabama Democrat Party has submitted an amicus brief in the McInnish Goode v Chapman Appeal case. The reason being is most likely because the Alabama Supreme Court has Chief Justice Roy Moore presiding over it. The Alabama Democrat Party just submitted a completely different birth certificate than the one that was posted at the White House website in 2011.

      Larry Klayman, the plaintiff’s counsel submitted the forgery of Barack Hussein Obama’s birth certificate that was posted to whitehouse.gov on 4-27-2001 (seen below). Fogbow/Jack Ryan obot group produced another bogus one. Still a third birth certificate has been submitted by Alabama Democrats to the Supreme Court.

      http://image.slidesharecdn.com/birth-certificate-long-form-110427080320-phpapp01/95/slide-1-728.jpg

      Remember, this court is being presided over by Chief Justice Roy Moore, who supported Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, when he believed Obama to be a usurper and denied following orders to deploy to Iraq until Obama proved his eligibility as part of keeping his oath (ironically Lakin was not supported by Mr. Oathkeeper Stewart Rhodes). Another justice on the court by the name of Tom Parker will also hear the case. He has stated in a previous case:

      “McInnish has attached certain documentation to his mandamus petition, which, if presented to the appropriate forum as part of a proper evidentiary presentation, would raise serious questions about the authenticity of both the “short form” and the “long form” birth certificates of President Barack Hussein Obama that have been made public.”

      While the Alabama Democrats attacked the merits of the appeal, calling the evidence by McInnish “inadmissible and not worthy of belief,” they also stated “A county sheriff from Arizona is not an ‘official source’ of anything in Alabama.”

      • MBlanc46

        I could forge an Obama birth certificate. So could you. But none of that matters. There’s not a shred of evidence that he was born other than in Hawaii and that train left the station long ago, in any case. Those who are still banging on about it are considered cranks, or worse. Rather than waste time arguing about such things, we’re much better off talking about his policies.

  • MikeS

    …”his election has not had coattails,” said Tavis
    Smiley, the popular talk show host and outspoken Obama critic.
    —————————————————–
    Classic black thinking at work here. Why walk when you can steal a car, why work when you can get EBT, why take pride in your home when section 8 will get you another, why stay home and be a responsible parent when the government will pay you not to, why stop having kids when the more you have the more free money you get and why do anything at all when someone else will take care of it?

    I am in complete agreement with what Adam Carolla has to say about Tavis Smiley.

  • 8 years as the leader of the (majority White) free world is just a down payment?

    I wish we Whites had our own countries to rule, wait a minute we did, maybe we can play swapsies with us leading the African nations, what that will never happen again, oh ok.

    Why is it we Whites have gone from controlling a large part of the earth to not being able to control our own White founded countries in only 100 years?

    And why do people insist on calling Obama black, when he is mixed race.

    Was his White blood completely destroyed by mixing?
    If yes shouldn’t this be a warning to all Whites who are open to the mixing idea, i.e. “your blood heritage will be completely destroyed by this union, akin to inter generational death”

    Are mulattoes like a racial gate openers for our eventually having full blood Bantus ruling over us?
    “Obama was ‘black’ and he didn’t do a terrible job”.

    Me thinks the media likes keeping the White public’s perceptions of race deliberately ambiguous on this point, but thankfully I see signs that the public is waking up to the difference.
    (See the top rated comment here….)
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2304840/Britains-black-Marchioness-upwardly-mobile-family.html

    I know Obama pretending to be ‘black black’ disappoints the mixed race community to no ends too.
    http://thenewvoters.news21.com/mixedrace/obama-you-are-one-of-us
    Obama even self identified as ‘black’ only on the last US census.
    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-04-04/news/bs-ed-obama-20110404_1_mixed-race-census-form-racial-lines

    Racial identity politics is a game, which claims to be anti ignorance, but then as a contradiction utilizes (and deliberately doesn’t correct) areas of ignorance to its own benefit.

    And if you point these things out, people assume you’re a racist for studying such a hateful diversionary specifics.
    Grrrr, where is the reset button.

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      It’s only the blacks that have this primitive need to see someone who “looks like them” as President. There’s never been an Italian, Polish, or Jewish (despite a rumour I heard about the Roosevelts) POTUS, yet these groups have had no trouble assimilating and thriving in America. I guess the blacks don’t really want to assimilate so much as they want to take over.

  • Puggg

    Black pols “Stymied”
    That’s just about right.

  • whiteuncleruckus

    “There’s sill a lot of work to do” means there is still at least one White person alive in America.

  • LastBastionOfHope

    You know what we need? More blacks in the NBA. I support the 90% homogeneous diversity of pro sports!

  • freddy_hills

    “Most people are not going to want to say this publicly, but it is infinitely easier to win a public office in an urban center where you have a lot of cosmopolitan-minded people than it is to run statewide,” said Cleaver.

    And how many of those urbanites voted for Romney? Apparently, it’s ok for blacks to vote for blacks and hispanics to vote for hispanics. But diversity only runs one way.

  • go back home

    Down payment for what? Buying your savage rejects from tribal chiefs and shipping to the western world to do soft labor picking cotten and cleaning house for everything free and then refusing to return to Africa after a bloody Marxist war? Please. What an idiot.

  • sestamibi

    Adrian Fenty was an earnest pol trying to clean up the mess in DC, but he was (in a perverse definition of George Wallace’s term) “outn*” by Vincent Gray, who represented the “true ghetto experience” and was keepin’ it real with his constituents.
    Artur Davis ran for the Dem gubernatorial nomination, lost (and the winner, Ron Sparks, lost the general election anyway), and has since become a conservative Republican.

  • Mariner33

    The way for White People to survive is reorder the political system. The enemy of Whites, because they choose to be adversarial and confiscatory, are Blacks and HIspanics. By enemy I meant that the right to be left alone, with one’s earned capital and wealth is abrogated and cancelled by those who claim that some part of what you earn is theirs by transfer of wealth.

    There are two solutions only: One is to proportion the vote. Those on public assistance of any kind get 1/2 vote. Those that are very wealthy get a 1/2 vote. The latte is necessary because they possess the power of money to bribe, lobby, to BUY votes, in order to shape and control gummint to exempt them, favor them, and in effect to control the politicos.

    The Middle Class has no other option. Must happen: Public labor unions banned. Repeal amendments authorizing Federal Income Tax. Repeal amendment making election of Senate by popular vote, revert back to state legislatures electing Senators.