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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Hillary Clinton, The N Word, Intolerance, her daddy, and underprivileged Negroes, who lack the self-discipline to succeed.

AAPP: Well look at this. Billary Clinton may have a family history of conservative Republican thinking that blacks lacked the self-discipline to succeed.


Hillary Clinton, center, in an undated photograph from her days at Wellesley College, which she attended from 1965 to 1969.

The New York Times reports on Hillary Clinton — Growing up in the palest of Chicago suburbs, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton had some of her earliest exposures to African-Americans through field trips. She sat in the back of her father’s Cadillac as he detoured through the inner city, cautioning her about the fate of people who, in his conservative Republican view, lacked the self-discipline to succeed.

AAPP: Damn, Now I understand the racial overtones of Billary Clinton. There is a family history of intolerance.

She took a sociology course at Wellesley College that included a trip through Boston’s poor areas. On Tuesdays, she went to a housing project in Cambridge to mentor “underprivileged Negroes,” as she wrote to Don Jones, her minister back home, who had taken her to hear the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak in Chicago four years earlier.

AAPP: Hey wait a minute that was my old stomping ground, Boston, Massachusetts. Hold up, diod have have contact with Billary Clinton during my work in public housing in both Boston and Cambridge. If Billary called me a negro during that time, I would have been all in her Kool Aid with that Republican garbage. Underprivileged Negroes, just what black folks needed mentoring from a conservative Republican daughter who viewed "negros" as lacking the self-discipline to succeed.

She spent 1964 volunteering for the Republican presidential campaign of Barry Goldwater, a fervent opponent of the Civil Rights Act. She awakened politically in the combustible 1960s, but took a cooler approach to the civil rights movement. She demonstrated for racial equality, but it was just one of the items on her activism list (which included protesting the Vietnam War, agitating to allow cars on campus and fighting for the legal interests of children).

AAPP: Damn, I knew she was a Republican at Heart. Supporting the War on Iraq. Not apologizing for her decision. Damn Republican.

Frayed Good Will

Mrs. Clinton has seen her support among blacks as central to her political identity. She has had many African-American friends and advisers, racially diverse staffs and a Senate voting record that has earned straight A’s from the N.A.A.C.P. Even her rival, Senator Barack Obama, said in a debate that he is “absolutely convinced” of Mrs. Clinton’s commitment to racial equality.

AAPP: The national Office of the NAACP has extremely limited credibility within African American communities. No one is listening to the National office of the NAACP on who to vote for. Their A rating Means nothing to most black folks.

But that career’s worth of good will became somewhat frayed after supporters of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign — and chiefly, her husband — were accused of racially tinged attacks and innuendo against Mr. Obama before the South Carolina primary. Mr. Obama went on to rout Mrs. Clinton on the strength of strong support from blacks, a constituency Mrs. Clinton had courted hard.

The tone of the Clinton campaign deeply dismayed some African-Americans who had been close to the Clintons, including Eric Holder, a former top Justice Department official and Obama supporter. “It places their legacy at risk,” Mr. Holder said. More HERE

AAPP: The fact of the matter is Hillary Clinton is nothing more than a left wing Republican, like her husband.

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Friday, February 1, 2008

Meet Michelle Obama

Barack, Obama, Obamarama

Obamarama time! It was a big day for endorsements with Obama racking up big endorsements on Friday, with MoveOn.org, The LA Times, George Clooney, and the 650000-member California chapter of the Service Employees endorsing Obama. Now get this; who said the black family is not split on Obama vs Clinton? Reports are Charles Rangel's wife backs Obama while he supports Billary Clinton.

There are also reports of
Seismic shakes from California as Obama closes in on Clinton watch out the California Democratic races tightening and Obama is looking at the Latino vote to win the big prize.

Let us not forget Latino bloggers. Jack and Jill Politics reports Liza Sabater, blogger extraordinaire at Culture Kitchen (among other places) has come out for Obama. Liza describes herself as "black Puerto Rican" and dropped a Spanish (Una carta abierta para Barack Obama) and English version. Read more HERE. And let's not forget about Latina for Obama.
There is other good news for Obama, He is strong in Alabama and Ohio. In fact, Obama is gaining support from Dr. King's personal lawyer and speechwriter, gay support, and Asian support as well. Look out folks Obama is closing in on California! With 70% of MoveOn’s 3.2 million members voting to endorse Obama and The Color ofChange poll results putting Obama on top. , One thing is for sure; It will probably get ugly for Obama over the next few months. There are those who are still concerned about the implicit (unconscious) race bias and the 2008 Presidential. - I guess there will always be Oreos And House Negroes.

Watch out for the haters of Obama. Groups like NOW are hating on Kennedy for the Obama Endorsement. There are even black bloggers are providing list of
15 Black Politicians More Talented Than Barack Obama - HATERS!

News is even
Bill Clinton tried to stop Kennedy's Obama Endorsement. Hater! Soon he will be asking is Barack Obama Black? I wonder if we will ever transcend race or color arousal disorder in America? Obviously Andy Young still has self hatred issues, when he says Barack Obama: You Need To Act "More Black" We should all look out for super negro Dr. Shelby Steele , negros and silly black Republicans.

Watch out for the racial politics, young vs. old politics, and the NOW politics.

The Politics of Tax evasion - Wesley Snipes "Blade" Cuts The I.R.S.

Wesley Snipes has been acquitted of federal tax fraud.

A jury has acquitted action star Wesley Snipes of federal tax-fraud and conspiracy charges, but convicted him of failing to file tax returns.


MSN reports Snipes had faced up to 16 years in prison if convicted on all charges, but can now only get up to three years. The “Blade” star and two co-defendants had been indicted in 2006 after Snipes stopped paying, using tax protest arguments long rejected by the courts. Snipes sat emotionless as his verdict was read, then nodded in relief. He refused to talk with reporters after the verdict, and is still liable for millions in taxes likely to be pursued in civil court.

CNN noted Snipes, who starred in such movies as "New Jack City," "White Men Can't Jump" and the "Blade" series of action films, pleaded not guilty to charges he failed to pay tens of millions of dollars in federal income tax.

On October 17, Justice Department and IRS officials issued an arrest warrant for Snipes that charged him with conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and presenting a fraudulent claim for payment to the IRS. More HERE

AAPP: Damn, this guy stopped paying, using tax protest arguments long rejected by the courts?
Say What! Damn, this brotha had some good lawyers.

Check out this Reuters report:

Rather than file tax returns on an estimated $38 million in income, actor Wesley Snipes flooded the U.S. tax agency with correspondence that his lawyer admitted on Tuesday was sometimes "kooky, crazy and loony."

"Kooky, crazy and loony is not a crime," the lawyer, Robert Barnes, said in closing arguments at Snipes' trial on tax fraud charges. "This is a case that should have been in civil court."

Prosecutors argued the star of the "Blade" movie series hooked up with known tax protesters and then ignored warnings from Internal Revenue Service agents and his longtime tax adviser that he must file returns and pay taxes. More HERE

I wonder why the Bail bond company sees Wesley Snipes as flight risk? He already beat the system.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Obama, Clinton, Endorsements, Black voters, and Bill Clinton's thuggishly Self-Centered Campaign

Here is an interesting endorsement for Barack Obama. This one is from the NY Post.
The paper that is owned by ultra conservative
Rupert Murdoch.

As reported by
Editor&Publisher.com The New York Post had been, at least off and on, surprisingly kind to Hillary Clinton for quite some time -- she is a home state U.S. Senator after all. That ended today when on its Web site (in print tomorrow) it endorsed Barack Obama in next week's key primary, and used some of its usual colorful language in doing it. more HERE

I don't understand why Larry Pickney and others are claiming Barack is
bamboozling America because he gains conservative support. Is that not what politics is all about? Gaining support for your agenda, or it gets slammed .

Check out the colorful language of the New York Post Endorsement of Obama:

Democrats in 22 states across America go to the polls next Tuesday to pick between two presidential prospects: Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

We urge them to choose Obama - an untried candidate, to be sure, but preferable to the junior senator from New York.

Obama represents a fresh start.

His opponent, and her husband, stand for déjà vu all over again - a return to the opportunistic, scandal-scarred, morally muddled years of the almost infinitely self-indulgent Clinton co-presidency.

Does America really want to go through all that once again? It will - if Sen. Clinton becomes president.

That much has become painfully apparent.

Bill Clinton's thuggishly self-centered campaign antics conjure so many bad, sad memories that it's hard to know where to begin.

Suffice it to say that his Peck's-Bad-Boy smirk - the Clinton trademark - wore thin a very long time ago.

Far more to the point, Sen. Clinton could have reined him in at any time. But she chose not to - which tells the nation all it needs to know about what a Clinton II presidency would be like.

Now, Obama is not without flaws.

For all his charisma and his eloquence, the rookie senator sorely lacks seasoning. And on national security, his worldview is beyond naive - blithely unware that America must defend itself against those sworn to destroy the nation.

Meanwhile, Obama's all-things-to-all-people approach to complex domestic issues also arouses scant confidence. "Change!" for the sake of change does not a credible campaign platform make.

But he remains a highly intelligent man, with a strong record as a conciliator. And, again, he is not Team Clinton.

That counts for a very great deal.

A return to Sen. Clinton's cattle-futures deal, Travelgate, Whitewater, Filegate, the Lincoln Bedroom Fire Sale, Pardongate - and the inevitable replay of the Monica Mess?

No, thank you.

And don't forget the Clintons' trademark political cynicism. How else to explain Sen. Clinton's oft-contradictory policy stands: She voted for the war in Iraq, but now says it was a bad idea. She'd end it yesterday - but refuses to say how.

It's called "triangulation" - the Clintonian tactic by which the ends are played against the middle.

Once, it was effective - almost brilliant. Today, it is tired and tattered - and it reeks of cynicism and opportunism.

Finally, Sen. Clinton stands philosophically far to the left of her husband, and is much more disciplined in pursuit of her agenda.

At least Obama has the ability to inspire.

Again, we don't agree much with Obama on substantive issues.

But many Democrats will.

He should be their choice on Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Police Kill 26 year old, Black Woman, Tarika Wilson, and Shoot her 14 -Month old baby

This is a horrible event of police killing of a black woman, Ms. Wilson, 26, and wounding her 14-month-old son. C. M. Manley, 68, pastor of New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church says; “There is an evil in this town.” The local branch of the NAACP is on it. Hopefully black and other bloggers will blog on this story and not let this happen in the evil town of Lima, Ohio.


Police Shooting of Mother and Infant Exposes a City’s Racial Tension

Tarika Wilson, Killed by Police

LIMA, Ohio — The air of Southside is foul-smelling and thick, filled with fumes from an oil refinery and diesel smoke from a train yard, with talk of riot and recrimination, and with angry questions: Why is Tarika Wilson dead? Why did the police shoot her baby?

“This thing just stinks to high heaven, and the police know it,” said Jason Upthegrove, president of the Lima chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. “We’re not asking for answers anymore. We’re demanding them.”

Some facts are known. A SWAT team arrived at Ms. Wilson’s rented house in the Southside neighborhood early in the evening of Jan. 4 to arrest her companion, Anthony Terry, on suspicion of drug dealing, said Greg Garlock, Lima’s police chief. Officers bashed in the front door and entered with guns drawn, said neighbors who saw the raid.

Moments later, the police opened fire, killing Ms. Wilson, 26, and wounding her 14-month-old son, Sincere, Chief Garlock said. One officer involved in the raid, Sgt. Joseph Chavalia, a 31-year veteran, has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Beyond these scant certainties, there is mostly rumor and rage. The police refuse to give any account of the raid, pending an investigation by the Ohio attorney general.

Black people in Lima, from the poorest citizens to religious and business leaders, complain that rogue police officers regularly stop them without cause, point guns in their faces, curse them and physically abuse them. They say the shooting of Ms. Wilson is only the latest example of a long-running pattern of a few white police officers treating African-Americans as people to be feared.

“There is an evil in this town,” said C. M. Manley, 68, pastor of New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. “The police harass me. They harass my family. But they know that if something happens to me, people will burn down this town.” More HERE

Did Hillary Clinton really win the Florida primary?

The Bogus Clinton Florida Primary Victory

OK, Hillary and Bill pissed me off. I told you I don't
trust Hillary or Bill Clinton. Now as the Washington Post noted, they have the cheering supporters? Check. The only piece missing from Hillary Clinton's Florida victory party was a Victory.

I guess it comes back to what Andres Martinez at the Washington Post noted:

The Clinton campaign's flirtations with Michigan and Florida are coming awfully close to -- what's the word? -- cheating. Because those two states moved their primaries to early dates that conflicted with the Democratic Party's plan for the primary season, the party decided delegates from those states would not be seated at the convention, and all candidates agreed to abstain from campaigning in those states. When Michigan voters went to the polls on Jan. 15, Obama and John Edwards weren't even on the ballot. Yet Hillary, with a straight face, is now saying she will try to get those delegates seated at the convention, along with delegates from Florida, where she is expected to do well in today's non-election. Part of this is an effort on the part of the Clintons to change the subject after South Carolina, but it also reinforces the notion that they will do anything to move back into their old house.

John Edwards to Quit Presidential Race: Report

The Political Slugfest between Hillary, Bill and Obama should start up again shortly, now that John Edwards to Quit Presidential Race. WaPo reports Democrat John Edwards is exiting the presidential race, ending an underdog bid that roused voter's sympathies but never diverted his campaign, The Associated Press has learned. Check out The Washington Post and Politico.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

African American Political Pundit - Super Tuesday - LIVE Blogging

List of U.S. Presidential Primary States

January 2008

January 3, 2008 Iowa
January 8, 2008 New Hampshire primary
January 15, 2008 Michigan primary
January 19, 2008 Nevada caucus
January 26 South Carolina primary
January 29, 2008 Florida primary

Super Tuesday, or the National Primary.


Alabama primary
Alaska caucus
Arizona primary
Arkansas primary
California primary
Colorado caucus
Delaware primary
Georgia primary
Idaho primary
Illinois primary
Missouri primary
New Jersey primary
New Mexico caucus
New York primary
North Dakota caucus
Oklahoma primary
Tennessee primary
Utah primary

February (remaining)

February 9, 2008 Lousiana primary
February 9 2008 Nebraska caucus
[18] 51 17 10 78 19 97
February 10, 2008 Maine caucus
February 12, 2008 District of Columbia primary
February 12, 2008 Maryland primary
February 12, 2008 Virginia primary
February 19, 2008 Wisconsin primary
February 26, 2008 Hawaii primary


March, 2008 American Samoa primary
March, 2008 Democrats Abroad primary
March, 2008 Guam primary
March, 2008 U.S. Virgin Islands primary
March, 2008 Wyoming primary
March 4, 2008 Connecticut primary
March 4, 2008 Massachusetts primary
March 4, 2008 Minnesota
March 4, 2008 Ohio primary
March 4, 2008 Rhode Island primary
March 4, 2008 Texas[21] primary
March 4, 2008 Ohio primary
March 8, 2008 Kansas primary
March 11, 2008 Mississippi primary


April 22, 2008 Pennsylvania primary
May 6, 2008 Indiana primary
May 6, 2008 North Carolina primary
May 13, 2008 West Virginia primary
May 20, 2008 Kentucky primary
May 20, 2008 Oregon primary
June 1, 2008 Puerto Rico primary
June 3, 2008 Montana primary
June 3, 2008 South Dakota primary


Race, Politics, Clinton and Winning

Almost every newspaper in America is saying the race for the White House has turned to race matters thanks to Hillary and Bill Clinton. I have decided not to post anymore commentary on Bill Clinton. Candidly I'm tired of talking about him. As Trey Ellis noted in his recent post on bashing Bill Clinton "The Democratic Presidential race is pure politics between consenting adults and the barbs traded on all sides have been well within the norm of contemporary politicking and positively tea-party genteel compared to past elections in our nation's history. As James Carville put it, they're not campaigning for commencement speaker at Williams College. Bill Clinton plays hardball because winning politics is hardball." More HERE

AAPP So, I'm not going to talk about Bill Clinton anymore. Well... At least for now.


Don't Drink The Clinton Kool Aid - 5 Reasons Not To Trust Hillary and Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

Andres Martinez at the Washington Post has provided additional reasons on Why I Don't like or trust Hillary and Bill Clinton. Here are just five reasons taken from a great article written by Andres Martinez in todays Washington Post. I have taken the liberty of highlighting five. There are many more as you will see when you read the article, Stop Them Before They C0-President Again:

1. Bill and Hillary will do or say anything to move back into the White House.

Bill and Hillary Clinton crossed the line with what they said about Barack Obama, and their cynicism reinforces public perceptions that these two will do or say anything to move back into the White House.

2. They are devious

Bill Clinton's offhanded, what-do-you-expect preemptive belittling of Obama's win in South Carolina (by invoking, apropos of nothing other than skin color, Jesse Jackson's wins there in the 1980s) was a devious attempt to pigeonhole Obama as the "black candidate."

3. They are dishonest

Clinton camp's attempt to turn Obama into a Republican mole simply because he dared say that Ronald Reagan was a historically important president who transformed politics, and because he said that in recent times, the GOP had been the party of ideas. The Clintons immediately cut ads accusing Obama of favoring a whole raft of Republican policies.

4. They Are Cheaters

The Clinton campaign's flirtations with Michigan and Florida are coming awfully close to -- what's the word? -- cheating. Because those two states moved their primaries to early dates that conflicted with the Democratic Party's plan for the primary season, the party decided delegates from those states would not be seated at the convention, and all candidates agreed to abstain from campaigning in those states. When Michigan voters went to the polls on Jan. 15, Obama and John Edwards weren't even on the ballot. Yet Hillary, with a straight face, is now saying she will try to get those delegates seated at the convention, along with delegates from Florida, where she is expected to do well in today's non-election. Part of this is an effort on the part of the Clintons to change the subject after South Carolina, but it also reinforces the notion that they will do anything to move back into their old house.

5. They want a co-presidency without amending the Constitution.

It's become clear that the candidate running for the presidency is "Billary," and that there is far more at play here than dynastic succession or nepotism. When the going got rough in this campaign, Bill Clinton took over in South Carolina. Makes you wonder what will happen when things get rough in the White House. The real concern may be a co-presidency, which raises intriguing constitutional questions. Is Bill Clinton pulling a Putin -- or a Kirchner? The Russian president couldn't seek re-election again, so he tapped a relatively unknown crony to run as his candidate in March, and is largely expected to continue running the show behind the scenes (maybe even as prime minister). Nestor Kirchner of Argentina decided not to run for re-election last fall, but made way for his wife Cristina to win the presidency and keep the Pink House in the family.

I have long thought it would be amusing to watch Bill Clinton adjust to being the nation's "first gentleman." But it's becoming increasingly clear that he wouldn't adjust at all -- that he'd be co-president once again. And as much as I liked Bill Clinton's first two terms in office, I don't want a third Clinton term. At least not co-presidency, without amending the Constitution.

More of the Andres Martinez article HERE

AAPP: I Guess those four of the five points noted below, make them excellent politicians.

1. saying anything to get elected

2. Being devious

3. Being dishonest

4. Cheating

But isn't that what America's political system is built on? Devious, dishonest, cheating, say anything to get elected politicians? Most Americans can deal with the above, because we have become use to it. But I'm not sure many Americans want a Clinton co-presidency.

Are you?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Did Bill Clinton Really Do Anything For Black Americans?

AAPP says: For many years Bill Clinton has been hustling black folks and our vote. With all of the "surrogate sleaze" unleashed by Bill and Hillary Clinton we are now learning what many of us already knew. The Clinton era was not an economic boon for blacks, it was an economic bust.

The following is a fantastic article by

The Clinton Fallacy Did blacks really make big economic gains during the '90s?

H/T: news.aol for the link

Hillary Clinton's campaign deployed President Bill Clinton in South Carolina for the specific purpose of delivering the black vote, aiming to remind African-Americans of the good times when Clinton was president. Which raises the question: Why do so many people think the Clinton years were good times for black America?

A hopeful African-American electorate was at the core of Bill Clinton's successful bids for the presidency. In many ways, the scandal-marred, deeply partisan years of the Clinton administration proved disappointing in the face of such early optimism. Welfare reform, the growth of black imprisonment, and the public abandonment of progressive African-Americans like Lani Guinier are some of the most memorable racial disappointments of those years. Even through these disappointments, African-Americans were among Clinton's strongest supporters because many believed Clinton's era was an economic boon.

But there is evidence that Clinton's unmatched popularity among blacks confused many about the true economic impact of his presidency. In a 2005 article I co-authored in the Journal of Black Studies, I analyzed five national surveys from 1984 through 2000. The data show that nearly a third of black Americans held false understandings of black economic conditions during the Clinton years. By the time Clinton left office, many African-Americans incorrectly believed that blacks were doing better economically than whites. In the '80s, barely 5 percent of blacks believed blacks were economically better off than whites. By 2000, nearly 30 percent of African-American respondents believed that blacks were doing better economically than whites. This belief is simply wrong. More HERE

Is Bill Clinton No Longer The First Black President For Toni Morrison?

AAPP: Toni Morrison, the black woman who shamefully declared Bill Clinton "the first black President" has now endorsed Barack Obama for President. Damn Bill Clinton everyone is turning their back on you. Oh, thats right, Hillary Clinton is running for President not you.

Author Toni Morrison Endorses Obama

ABC News' Rick Klein and Sunlen Miller Report: Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison -- who famously declared Bill Clinton to be the nation's "first black president" in a 1998 essay -- today endorsed Barack Obama for president, via letter from Morrison to the Illinois senator.
In it she writes, "this opportunity for a national evolution (even revolution) will not come again soon, and I am convinced you are the person to capture it."
Morrison writes of her admiration for Hillary Clinton but says she "cared little for her gender as a source of my admiration".

"Nor do I care very much for your race[s]," Morrison continues to Obama, "I would not support you if that was all you had to offer or because it might make me 'proud.' ""In thinking carefully about the strengths of the candidates, I stunned myself when I came to the following conclusion: that in addition to keen intelligence, integrity and a rare authenticity, you exhibit something that has nothing to do with age, experience, race or gender and something I don't see in other candidates. That something is a creative imagination which coupled with brilliance equals wisdom. "Our future is ripe, outrageously rich in its possibilities. Yet unleashing the glory of that future will require a difficult labor, and some may be so frightened of its birth they will refuse to abandon their nostalgia for the womb. "There have been a few prescient leaders in our past, but you are the man for this time," she concludes.

The Root.com Launched

A new Web site was launched today. It should be of interest to all African Americans. "The Root" will be an online magazine, featuring thought-provoking commentary from a variety of black perspectives.
Harvard Professor Henry "Skip" Gates is editor-in-chief of the site. Former New York Times reporter Lynette Clemetson and Terence Samuel of AOL Black Voices also lead the editorial team.

I understand that we can expect to read articles from contributors including Malcolm Gladwell, Thelma Golden, William Julius Wilson, John McWhorter and Charlayne Hunter Gault.
In addition to news and views, the site will have a section on genealogy, allowing the black community to trace its ancestry and create family trees. Now that's what I'm talking about! Visit www.theroot.com to check it out!

African American Political Pundit:"THE ROOT.com will become a must read website for African Americans, if not all Americans who are interested in thought provoking commentary from a variety of black perspectives. With Professor Henry "Skip" Gates as editor-in-chief of the site, we know he will take THEROOT.com to the next level."

Huckabee, The Confederate Flag, Racism, Blacks, Black Voters, Hillary, Bill and the South Carolina Primary

The Racism Blame Game: Top House Democrat blames Republican Huckabee for Hillary and Bill race based campaigning

Are the Democrats stretching the Color Arousal campaigning of Team Clinton (Bill and Hillary) to Mike Huckabee? You remember when preacher Mike Huckabee said,

“You don’t like people from outside the state coming and telling you how you ought to raise your kids. You don’t like people coming from outside the state coming down and telling you what you want to do with your flag. In fact, if someone came to the state of Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d tell them where to put the pole – that’s what we’d do.”

Is House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) off base when blaming a Republican presidential candidate for the Color Arousal campaigning of Bill, Hillary and their surrogates?

Well , Jim Clyburn is now saying its former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) fault for all the color arousal campaigning of Team Clinton during the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary. Source

Clyburn is quoted as saying “I don’t want to sound disingenuous here but we were doing well with this whole issue coming out of New Hampshire.”

“It was not until Huckabee sort of brought the Confederate battle flag into this thing,” Clyburn said. “Nobody’s been talking about that. And I guarantee you people recoiled when he did. You remember not only did he talk about the flag in a disparaging way but he talked about what the people of Arkansas would do with the pole of the flag...That’s the kind of stuff that brought this back into [the Democratic presidential] campaign and it was not here until he did that.” Source

Before the GOP presidential primary in South Carolina earlier this month, Huckabee said, “You don’t like people from outside the state coming and telling you how you ought to raise your kids. You don’t like people coming from outside the state coming down and telling you what you want to do with your flag. In fact, if someone came to the state of Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d tell them where to put the pole – that’s what we’d do.”

Pressed how a Republican would affect the tone in the Democratic presidential race, Clyburn said Huckabee “opened Pandora’s box." More HERE

AAPP: "I say both Arkansas Governor's are true confederates who came out the closet to show their true confederate colors.'

Obama Won SC among voters of all colors because of his message

AAPP: CBS News has a great article on how Obama won in South Carolina last week. The reason was not because of Color Arousal. It was because of his message of Change. A message that Democrats and Republicans have unsuccessfully attempted to high jack. Now the CBS heading says Why Obama Won, which seemed a little odd to me, I would have said "How" vs "Why" I guess that is a bias thay have in reporting positive news about a black man. But anyway, check out the article that exposes: How, and why Obama won


Source: CBS News
Why Obama Won

While the political pundits may label the South Carolina win by Barack Obama as all about race, exit polls demonstrate that the truth lies a little deeper. In many ways Obama's win was similar to his early victory in the Iowa caucuses. Increased turnout, specifically among the young and new voters, and a desire among voters of all colors for needed change helped him to a resounding win.

The Voters

In an election year that has repeatedly seen record-breaking turnout in Democratic caucuses and primaries, South Carolina was no exception. For Barack Obama, those who boosted the turnout in Saturday's primary were part of the key to his victory.

Four in every ten voters Saturday were under the age of 45, up eight points from their share of the electorate in 2004 when they were 32 percent. Among these voters, Obama won 64 percent of the vote, compared to the 55 percent he received among those 45 to 59 and the 38 percent among voters 60 and older.

Among those at the polls on Saturday were a new crop of voters - 27 percent reported that this was either their first vote ever, or their first primary vote. Here again, Obama carried the day. He won 63 percent of the vote by first-time voters, and 57 percent among those who had never attended a primary before this year.

Turnout was also high among African-American voters. In 2004 blacks made up 47 percent of the electorate. On Saturday they were 55 percent of those at the polls. And among black voters Obama received 78 percent of the vote. Only 19 percent of African-Americans voted for Hillary Clinton, and only 2 percent for John Edwards.

This is not to say that African-American voters are opposed to Clinton. In fact, they express support for her candidacy, should she win the nomination. Overall, 77 percent of primary voters said they would be satisfied with a Clinton nomination, including 80 percent of black voters.

Among white voters, who were 43 percent of the Democratic primary electorate, 40 percent voted for Edwards and 36 percent supported Clinton. Only 24 percent of whites supported Obama.

While the race was cleanly divided along racial lines, there is evidence that the vote went beyond race. Voters in South Carolina, as in Iowa, found Obama attractive both on issues and on personal characteristics.

Issues Versus Character

Voters said candidates' positions on the issues were more important to them than were candidate characteristics - 59 percent to 39 percent respectively - but other answers seem to tell a different story. Obama won within every issue category, by roughly the same margin as he won overall. When it came to candidate qualities, however, voters made clear distinctions among the candidates.

The economy was the issue Democratic primary voters chose as the most important facing the nation, with 52 percent. The second most important issue - health care at 25 percent - trailed far behind. And only 19 percent of South Carolina's Democratic primary voters chose the war in Iraq as the country's most important issue.

Voters made virtually no differentiation among the candidates on these issues. Within each group of issue voters Obama won over 50 percent of the vote, Clinton never hit 30 percent and Edwards remained below 20 percent.

Despite voters' belief that issues mattered more to their vote than did the candidates' personal qualities, it is on personal qualities that the voters found real differences among the candidates. When asked what mattered most to them in a candidate, 54 percent of voters said they were looking for a candidate who could bring change, including 40 percent of whites and 65 percent of African-Americans.

One quarter of voters wanted a candidate who cared about them, and 14 percent wanted a candidate with experience. Nine percent wanted most a candidate who could win in November.

Not surprisingly, the candidate campaigning primarily as an agent of change - Barack Obama - easily won over voters on this characteristic. Three-quarters (75 percent) of those looking for a candidate to change things voted for Obama. Both whites and African-Americans chose Obama on this characteristic. More HERE

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sen.Ted Kennedy will endorse Sen. Barack Obama tomorrow

Well, It looks like Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's
southern strategy is backfiring big time! Not only did whites vote for Obama in South Carolina, Obama is gaining even more momentum with another big ticket endorsement. The Washington Post reports:

Sen. Ted Kennedy will endorse Sen. Barack Obama tomorrow at American University, campaign sources said. The veteran Massachusetts senator follows his niece Caroline Kennedy, who today in the New York Times compared Obama to her late father.

Kennedy's decision came after weeks of mounting frustration with the Clintons over their campaign tactics, particularly those with racial overtones. Kennedy expressed those frustrations directly to the campaign but was reportedly infuriated when Bill Clinton yesterday compared Obama's South Carolina victory to Jesse Jackson winning the state's much smaller caucuses in 1984 and 1988.

Blacks, Whites, Latinos, Asians, Native Americans, join together in South Carolina - Pick Obama

Yes We Can!

Blacks, Whites, Latinos, Asians and Native Americans joined together in South Carolina last night to
smack down the color arousal campaign of Team Clinton in support of the institutional change message of Barack Obama.

In his Victory Speech Obama questioned “the assumption that African-Americans can’t support the white candidate; whites can’t support the African-America candidate; blacks and Latinos cant come together. He answered: But we are here tonight to say that this is not the America we believe in.

Although Hillary tried to high jack the Obama change message, black, white, latino, and native American voters in South Carolina were not buying the Hillary and Bill Clinton's toxic color arousal politics.

Of course the team Clinton campaign has downplayed the Obama win spinning with their sick color arousal politics of days gone by, discounting the Obama Victory.

Check out the infamous and alleged first wannabe "old News" black President Bill Clinton's racist spin: "Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in 84 and 88," the former President Bill Clinton told reporters outside a polling station in Columbia. "Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here." Translation? As blogger Mia T noted, The Clintons want people to believe Obama is simply this year's Jesse Jackson. This as Obama gains the endorsement of the Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Inquirer, and the daughter of former U.S. President John F. Kenndy, Caroline Kennedy.

I can't wait to read the spin of alleged liberal blogs at
Mydd, My Left Wing and DailyKos and others who have all been generally supporting Billary Clinton, and refuse to link to black political bloggers.

But then again, I'd rather read the
AfroSpear Think Tank and Afrospear bloggers, like Francis Holland, Dallas South Blog, Field Negro, Anderson@Large, Fort Wayne African American Independent Woman, HomelandColors: African American, Mirror on America, The SuperSpade, What About Our Daughters?, Jack and Jill Politics, Backyard Beacon, Black Agenda Report, Black Looks, Black Perspective, Black Smythe, Black Women in Europe, Democratic Afrosphere, Eddie Griffin (BASG), Electronic Village, Exodus Mentality, MartyBLOGs, Nuvision for a Nu Day, plezWorld, Republic of T, Prometheus 6, The Free Slave, Thin Black Duke, Young Black Professional Guide and HustleKnockin's, take on Barack Obama win.

We all know the folks at Mydd, My Left Wing and DailyKos pretty much hate on black folks anyway. But hey, that is just my opinion. What's your?

Here is a link to
Barack Obama’s South Carolina Primary Speech.

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