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  1. #1 There Are Zero Black Republicans in Congress, Yet 32 Are Running for Office in 2010? 
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    Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun Apr-25-10 11:14 AM
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    There Are Zero Black Republicans in Congress, Yet 32 Are Running for Office in 2010?

    AlterNet / By Rich Benjamin

    Michael Steele's admission that the Republicans have explicitly pursued a race-based 'southern strategy' runs counter to the strikingly high number of black GOP candidates.

    April 24, 2010 |

    In remarks at DePaul University this week, Michael Steele, the Republican leader, declared that his party hadn't "done a very good job" courting black votes. Republicans, their leader charged, had "mistreated" their relationship to blacks over four decades with a "'southern strategy' that alienated many minority voters by focusing on the white male vote."

    "Why the hell is Steele, chairman of the RNC (!!), talking about a southern strategy from decades past when today's GOP can win 50 seats in the House," one angry GOP operative demanded by email.

    Steele's remarks, and this fresh round of controversy entangling the party, shadow a less reported development. Thirty-two black Republicans, a record-high number, are now running for the U.S. House of Representatives. The South and West, the nation's most diverse regions, field the majority of these candidates: 13 (40 percent) are running in the South and six (19 percent) in the West.

    Politically speaking, the group is running in a hodgepodge of districts: Twenty (63 percent) are running in districts that lean slightly or strongly Democratic, while 11 (34 percent) are running in districts that lean slightly or strongly Republican. What's more, the 32 black candidates are running in districts that vary in racial composition: 17 are in majority-white districts, while 15 are majority-minority districts.

    People who've lost factory jobs or lost their home, people who approach me after Tea Party events, have asked me to run," says Angela McGlowan, a small-business owner and former Fox TV political analyst, running to unseat a Blue Dog Democrat in Mississippi's first district. "They say, 'Angela, you've made it big. Please go back to Washington and help us.' When people who have despair ask you for help, you don't turn them down."

    in full: http://www.alternet.org/news/146598/there_are_zero_blac...
    xchrom (1000+ posts) Sun Apr-25-10 12:18 PM
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    1. 32? Interesting at a time

    When blatant racism is running so high.

    But I think the baggers are their own death knell.

    And I find this to be very interesting.
    Not everyone believes the liberal lies of racism in the Republican party.
    mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun Apr-25-10 12:20 PM
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    2. and after the GOP supported an agenda of disenfranchisement of AfAm voters.
    Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Apr-25-10 12:52 PM
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    3. Interesting indeed, and no coincidence imo. n/t
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    We have run black conservatives many times, it's just that you racists on the left won't vote for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Constitutionally Speaking View Post
    We have run black conservatives many times, it's just that you racists on the left won't vote for them.
    Or refuse seeing them.

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