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Saturday, February 9, 2008

File this under: Hillary and Bill Pimping Daughter Chelsea?

Big Pimpn'

AAPP: Well, Damn! This is an interesting story. It appears that Chelsea Clinton has been calling superdelegates on behalf of her mother’s presidential campaign.

Politico reports Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday morning ripped MSNBC over reporter David Shuster’s suggestion that Chelsea Clinton was “sort of being pimped out” by the campaign.
“I found the remarks incredibly offensive,” Clinton told reporters in this snowy town outside Bangor. Earlier, she sent a letter to NBC brass that called for swift action against Shuster, who was suspended Friday by MSNBC.

“Nothing justifies the kind of debasing language that David Shuster used and no temporary suspension or half-hearted apology is sufficient,” Clinton wrote to NBC News President Steve Capus, who apparently had already called Clinton to personally apologize.

“I would urge you to look at the pattern of behavior on your network that seems to repeatedly lead to this sort of degrading language,” Clinton wrote. “There’s a lot at stake for our country in this election. Surely, you can do your jobs as journalists and commentators and still keep the discourse civil and appropriate.”

NBC did not immediately respond to an e-mailed request for comment.

The letter and harsh rebuke followed similar comments made by her top advisers and came a day after Shuster issued an on-air apology and was suspended.

The hubbub started Thursday, when Shuster guest-hosted Tucker Carlson’s MSNBC show, “Tucker.” In a discussion about Chelsea Clinton’s role in calling superdelegates on behalf of her mother’s presidential campaign, he asked whether she was “sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way.”

The Clinton campaign immediately demanded an apology and floated the possibility that Clinton would no longer participate in an MSNBC debate, scheduled for Feb. 26. The campaign did not explain under what conditions Clinton would participate in MSNBC's debate. More HERE

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This weeks topic: Superdelegates, Obama and Hillary

Landslide! Obama beats Billary Clinton in Virgin Islands, Nebraska and Washington State

Barack Obama
Source: Politico

AAPP: Obama builds Momentum kicks Hillary's Butt

WaPo reports: Obama Sweeps Louisiana, Nebraska, Washington

Politico reports Sen. Barack Obama won caucuses in Nebraska and Washington Saturday and established a commanding lead in Louisiana as his too-close-to-call race with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York moved to three new battlegrounds.

Some 158 delegates were at stake - and Obama also won caucuses in the Virgin Islands that offered three more delegates.

Clinton began the day with a slender delegate lead, according to a tabulation by the Associated Press, which showed her with 1,055 delegates to 998 for Obama. A total of 2,025 is required to win the nomination.

Senator Barack Obama greets supporters during a campaign rally in Bangor, Maine. (Photo: Reuters)

Republican contests in Louisiana, Kansas, Washington and Guam provided Arizona Sen. John McCain of Arizona a chance to advance closer to the 1,191 delegates he needs to officially claim the Republican nomination. But Mike Huckabee put a damper on a week of sweet vindication for McCain by easily winning the Kansas caucuses with nearly 60% of the vote. And McCain was in close contests with Huckabee in Washington and Louisiana as well. More HERE

All of this while, Democrats focus on Superdelegates as the race has tightened, the courtships of superdelegates have intensified.

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Potomac Primaries: Clinton and Obama In Maryland On Monday

Potomac Primaries in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Virginia’s Democratic primary will award 101 delegates, 99 are at stake in Maryland and 37 in D.C. For the Republicans, 63 delegates are at stake in Virginia, 37 in Maryland and 19 in D.C.

WTOP - Reports Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama planned stops in Maryland a day before the state's primary vote. Obama scheduled a rally Monday at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House in College Park, a day before Maryland voters head to the polls. Clinton's campaign also said she will campaign in the state Monday, without releasing details of any scheduled appearance. The campaigns are headed to the region for the Feb. 12 Potomac Primaries in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton

Meanwhile WaPo's Raw Fisher reports D.C. Council member Marion Barry will endorse Barack Obama for president later this week. The former Washington mayor told me he has selected Obama because "he's a fresh start, a new direction. I listened to him Sunday morning on C-SPAN and it was like a breath of fresh air."

Barry, who remains popular in his Southeast Washington ward and in neighborhoods where longtime residents feel as if the city they grew up in is changing without them, said he was an early supporter of Bill Clinton back in 1992 and that he was "close to endorsing Hillary this time." But as Barry has watched the campaign, he has concluded that Sen. Clinton represents older and less flexible forces in the Democratic party.

Barry expects that Obama will win in Tuesday's D.C. primary, but cautioned that the contest will be closer than might be expected based on a purely racial reading of the electorate.

Mayor Adrian Fenty has endorsed Obama as well, as have council members Muriel Bowser (Ward 4), Tommy Wells (Ward 6) and Yvette Alexander (Ward 7.) Council members Jim Graham (Ward 1), Jack Evans (Ward 2) and Mary Cheh (Ward 3) have lined up behind Hillary Clinton.

The Potomac Primaries are so big, even the Georgetown Hoya is covering it.

The Georgetown Hoya reports, Many voters in Virginia are so anxious to cast their votes that they tried to do so, a week early. According to the Associated Press, more than 400 voters called the Virginia State Board of Elections on Tuesday, Feb. 5, wondering why their polling locations were closed, only to be informed that the primary was the following Tuesday. Looks like Super Tuesday Turnout Mean More Voters in Va.

WaPo reports Both Billary and Obama boasts strong ties to the state's leading Democrats.

Obama is backed by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and Rep. Robert C. Scott (D), the state's only black congressman.

Clinton's deputy campaign manager, Mike Henry, directed Kaine's 2005 campaign, which relied in part on winning Prince William and Loudoun. Mo Elleithee, a communications specialist, and Matt Felan, a finance official, who have extensive Virginia roots, are working on her state strategy. Mame Reilly of Alexandria, a confidante of former governor Mark R. Warner and the head of a Democratic National Committee caucus on women, is one of her most prominent supporters in the state.

Obama strategists have broken Virginia into four parts -- Northern Virginia, Richmond, Charlottesville and the Tidewater area -- all of which are filled with the voters they seek. He is expected to hold events in all four areas as he blitzes the region Sunday and Monday.

Kevin Griffis, an Obama spokesman, said the Illinois senator will be more appealing than Clinton to Northern Virginians, including the area's significant number of self-described independents. In Virginia, voters are free to decide on Election Day which party's primary they will participate in.

"Barack has proven he can do well with voters . . . in Northern Virginia," Griffis said. The inner suburbs of Arlington and Alexandria are populated by many recent immigrants and young professionals.

Obama and Clinton have committed to attending Saturday's Jefferson-Jackson Democratic dinner in Richmond.

  • Here are some Democratic Possibilities suggested by the Washington Post
  1. Barack Obama sweeps all three jurisdictions, gaining the momentum that wins him the nomination.
  2. Barack Obama wins narrowly in VA and MD, handily in DC. Results only muddy the waters.
  3. Hillary Clinton stays closer than expected in Virginia, robbing Obama of chance to claim big victory
  4. Hillary Clinton ekes out a win in Virginia and stays close in Maryland; Obama's fade begins.

AAPP: I go with possibility # 1. But this will be a protracted battle.

Megan Williams, Crime, Punishment and White Color Arousal Disorder

There must be something in the water supply in West Virginia. Extreme Color-Aroused Emotion, Ideation and Behavior, Disorder seems to run wild up in those hills. Now we learn that a white woman pleaded guilty to a hate crime and other charges in the kidnapping and torture of a black woman who the authorities say was held captive for days last summer in Logan County. The defendant, Karen Burton, is the third person to plead guilty in the case, and the only one charged with a hate crime. Ms. Burton, 46, of Chapmanville, pleaded guilty to malicious wounding, assault and violating the victim’s civil rights. She faces up to 30 years in prison. More HERE

Has justice Been Served?

Torture victim

The Victim Megan Williams (right), 20, of Charleston, W.Va.

One of several white people charged in the suspected kidnapping, torture and sexual assault of a black woman has been indicted on a hate crime count, and two others have entered guilty pleas in the case.

Six people arrested after Megan Williams was rescued in September had been charged with counts that carry maximum life sentences, but until Tuesday's indictments no one had been charged with a hate crime. The issue has been a sore point among many of Williams' supporters.

Karen Burton, 46, of Chapmanville, was indicted Tuesday on charges of committing a hate crime, kidnapping and malicious wounding. Three others were indicted on counts including kidnapping, sexual assault and conspiracy.

Prosecutors say Williams, 20, was held captive for days at a trailer in Big Creek, where she was forced to eat animal feces, sexually assaulted and stabbed. She was rescued Sept. 8 after an anonymous caller alerted Logan County sheriff's deputies.


Question: Do you think justice has been served?

For more about Color Arousal visit, The American Journal of Color Arousal

The Tipping Point, Superdelegates, Obama, Billary and Democracy in America

AAPP: The Democratic Party and/or its Superdelegates, just may try to shut Barack Obama out of the Presidency. It's the color scheme stupid.

The writing is on the wall
. Denver may be the scene of another 1968 like Democratic National Convention. That's if
superdelegates, party leaders, members of congress and other VIP's get an automatic vote on the Democratic Convention floor for a brokered convention. Meaning the winner of the pledged delegates who represent the popular votes across America (which will probably be Obama) loses to the candidate who has the most superdelegates (which will probably be Billary Clinton). So, America, it would appear the Fix just might be in. The Democratic Party and/or its Superdelegates, just may try to shut Obama out of the Presidency. This should alarm the American Democratic electorate. It just may cause a Revolt against the Democratic Party rules not seen since the days of Fanny Lou Hammer and Hubert Humphrey.

This has the makings of ugly
Democratic Politics that may destroy allegiances of progressive voters to the Democratic Party. The question many black bloggers, including the blog What About Our Daughters is asking; Will Barack Obama pull a "Fannie Lou Hamer" or Will he take ne for the team?

But it's just not black bloggers, as John DeSio writes in the Village Voice "Barack Obama’s is locked in a virtual tie for convention delegates with slim delegate lead over Hillary Clinton, but Democratic Party rules could still shut him out of the presidential nomination despite his strong performance in the primaries."

John Desio goes on to write, "At issue are so-called “superdelegates,” former and current elected officials and other Democratic power-players who are appointed as delegates to the party’s national convention and can choose their preferred candidate with no regard for how their state has voted. New York’s superdelegates include, among others, former President Bill Clinton, United Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and every Democratic member of the State’s congressional delegation.

Within the primary voting system Obama has put together a small lead over Clinton, with 635 delegates compared to her 630, according to CNN, though other counts vary. But Clinton has maintained a strong majority of those superdelegates that have made their official pledge, and leads Obama 783-709 when those numbers are factored in (other superdelegate counts give Clinton a larger lead.)

Obama is well aware of the disparity and has sent a message to the Democratic establishment on those superdelegates, stating that they "would have to think long and hard about how they approach the nomination when the people they claim to represent have said, 'Obama's our guy.'" Obama’s message is clear: do not subvert the will of the people.

The superdelegate system used by the Democrats was put into effect during the 1970’s, as a means for party officials to maintain their influence in the face of reforms that arose from the 1972 presidential campaign of former senator and liberal stalwart George McGovern, said Tom De Luca ,a professor of political science at Fordham University.

The superdelegates are bound to nothing but their own opinions, said De Luca, and make up a strong 20 percent of the total Democratic delegate count of 4,049. Should Clinton’s lead among superdelegates vault her to the nomination, despite her defeat to Obama at the hands of the people, it could mean trouble for Democrats in November.

“I think it would be very, very bad for the Democrats,” said De Luca. “It might really demobilize some of the Obama constituency in the November election, which could well be very close.”

Harlem State Senator Bill Perkins was the first New York elected official to forsake his hometown senator and endorse Obama’s campaign, and he too is concerned that the will of the people could be cast aside at the convention, all in the name of party politics. Obama’s campaign is one of hope, said Perkins, and those hopes could be dashed by the superdelegate system, shutting Obama out of his rightful nomination “not on the basis of merit.” More here

I agree with David Sirota and his Huffington post article, A Short-Term Solution to the Potential Superdelegate Problem, Americans need to find out who their Superdelegates are in their state, and then start putting pressure on them. As David said, We've got to get ahead of this thing before the horse-trading and backroom dealing starts. We have to watch out and make sure Billary Clinton does not try to buy or steal the election. The message needs to be sent out. Superdelegates: We Are Watching You

AAPP: Here is more historic information on the Superdelegates.


Who: A superdelegate is a Democratic Party representative who carries an independent vote going into a national convention. He or she can be a former elected, or party, official or a current officeholder. A superdelegate is not bound to vote in line with party primary elections or caucus decisions.

How many: The Democratic Party has just fewer than 800 superdelegates headed to the Democratic National Convention in Denver. The exact number of superdelegates is fluid until March 1. They will account for about 20 percent of delegate voting at the convention.

The GOP: The Republicans give each state and protectorate three unpledged delegates: the state party chair, a committeeman and a committeewoman. Also, there are some GOP state parties, such as Colorado's, whose primaries or caucuses are meant to guide pledged delegates but do not bind them to the popular vote.

History: In 1984, Walter Mondale persuaded the Democratic Party to create superdelegates while running as the party's establishment candidate. The Republican system evolved after reforms in both parties in 1972.

Why: Democrats banned winner- takes-all contests in the 1980s to apportion support so that underdog candidates had a fighting chance. But the invention also shelters party front-runners from being overwhelmed by unknown candidates who surge from behind. The real aim is to head off protracted fights on the convention floor, keeping some power for party insiders.

Source: DenverPost.com

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Mitt Romney Ends His Lilly-White Campaign

AAPP: Mitt Romney ended his presidential campaign today after loosing millions of his own personal fortune. Get this, he said he was stepping aside for the greater good of his party and the country. "It's the first truthful words coming out of the liars mouth since he started his campaign half baked Lilly-White campaign."

TheWashingtonPost FIX says: With former Mass.Governor's departure, McCain is now odds-on favorite GOP nominee.

WaPo reports: Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney ended his presidential campaign today after a series of recent losses in key states including Florida and California, bowing to the near inevitability of Sen. John McCain as the Republican standard-bearer this November.

He revealed his decision during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A Notice To The Black SuperDelegates

Black SuperDelegates: If your voting constituency in your district overwhelmingly voted for Barrack Obama, you owe it to your voting constituency to vote for Barack Obama at the National Convention. We know who you endorsed. Have no doubt we are watching you! PS: White and Latino SuperDelegates representing black constituencies should do the same. We know who you are too. You will be held politically accountable for your actions

AAPP: Today I received a comment on my blog by one of my readers, wrote: "Black politicians who have pledged their super delegates to Hillary over Obama amounts to a smack in the face to the black electorates. Black super delegates must vote in accordance with the aspirations of their black electorate which has overwhelming decided that they prefer Obama over Hillary. I for one will not vote for any black elected official who casts their super delegate for Hillary when the overwhelming aspiration in my congressional district is for Obama. Black people across the country should put their black leaders on notice. : Black Super Delegates belong to the people black officials represent.
Siddhi Shonibare, whoSiddhi Shonibare's remarks were as timely as the article by Judge Greg Mathis who noted in his recent commentary: As the Candidates Cross the U.S. Seeking Votes, Keep your eyes on the super delegates.

Judge Mathis also noted in BlackAmericaWeb Superdelegates are elected officials -- members of the House, senators and others -- who cast votes at the party conventions. Because of their positions as government leaders, they are not bound by the votes of their constituents; they are free to cast a vote for whomever they choose. If a particular candidate can win their support, they can also win the nomination, no matter what that state’s voters decided in their primary elections.

For example, a candidate could come in second in a large state but, if they have enough superdelegates on their side, they could lock up that state’s nomination.

How does this affect African-Americans? The fight for the Democratic nomination is especially tight and, historically, blacks have voted Democratic because the party generally supports social justice issues that affect our day-to-day lives. If, as a voter, you’ve selected one candidate over another, and so have the rest of the voters in your state, you’d rightly expect them to receive the state’s votes for the nomination. It will be an insult to your sensibilities to learn that, because of behind-the-scenes politicking, the votes instead went to the second place finisher.

The nation’s democratic process will only work if the votes of its citizens truly count. Both the 2000 and 2004 elections have proven to this country what can happen when the voices of the people are ignored.

How can you make sure your state’s superdelegates reflect your interests at the Democratic National Convention in August? Call them. Write them a letter. Send them an email. Let them know you expect them to do their job, which is to reflect your interests as a constituent.


Judge Greg Mathis is national vice president of Rainbow PUSH and a national board member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Jesus was black, Ronald Regan was the devil and the government is lying about 9/11.

Got your attention right? Now take some time to check out this post by By Michael Partis.

When The Empire Strikes Back, We Say YES WE CAN: The Boondocks, Hip-Hop, & Politics As Usual

By Michael Partis

“Excuse me. I have brief announcement. Jesus was black, Ronald Regan was the devil and the government is lying about 9/11. Thank you for you time and good night.” Huey Freeman- “The Boondocks”

“Don’t make sense for Obama to win/if Hilary still getting votes from ya mama and them”
Jadakiss-“Mornings was Hashbrowns” Freestyle

“I’m not sure America is ready for a Black President.” 50 Cent to Bill O’Reily- February 2008

The Boondocks is one of the last television shows in mainstream media that provides a honest, truthful critique of contemporary Black life. As African-Americans are no longer the largest “minority” population, and America continues to promote a “color-blind,” “racism is of the past” rhetoric, often we fail or are afraid to speak truthfully and candidly about race relations in society today. Comedy, parody, and satire have always been an outlet for political and societal critique. Richard Pryor did it; Dick Gregory did it; Dennis Miller did it; Dave Chappelle did it; Bill Maher does it. In their own way, each have pushed taboo or ignored topics into our daily conversation and consciousness. More HERE

Obama on Nightly News

Obama pretty much did what is said he was going to do. He just has to do some more outreach into the Latino community and connect with the Latino community.

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Obama Wins Big! Black , White, Red, Yellow, and Brown voters support Obama

Obama is for Real

Change is coming to America.

"The votes are still being counted in cities and towns across America," Obama told supporters in Chicago, Illinois. "But there is one thing on this February night that we do not need the final results to know: Our time has come. Our movement is real. And change is coming to America."

Shaking all over … Senator Obama campaigns in Hartford, Connecticut.

WaPo reports: "Obama won about eight in 10 African Americans, a trend that put him over the top in Georgia and Alabama." More HERE

WaPo also reports Obama received four in 10 white voters in Georgia and fared better among white men there than he had in an earlier racially polarized race in South Carolina, giving his campaign a chance to claim that he had broadened his support in the intervening weeks. Victories in Connecticut and North Dakota bolstered that claim."

AAPP: If not for California Billary Clinton probably would not be in the presidential race. there is general agreement that the extended primary battle may help Obama.

He won overwhelming African-American support despite early endorsements of Clinton by black political handkerchief heads. Black folks were not drinking that Kool Aid any more.

Obama kicked butt across Midwestern and Rocky Mountain states with mostly white populations -- Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota and Kansas, showing he can go head to head against team Clinton.

WaPo reports, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won victories over Sen. Barack Obama in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York last night, giving her presidential campaign a crucial boost. But Obama countered by winning a string of states, including the general election battleground of Missouri, in the seesaw race for the Democratic nomination.

AAPP: Billary may be smiling now, but she may not be smiling in a few months.
Even Republicans like Obama, and lets not talk about independents.


Get this, Obama also won primaries in Alaska and Utah, say what!

He also won Delaware, Connecticut and his home state of Illinois. reports are that he holds a slight lead in New Mexico's primary.

It's all about the delegates baby!

More Later Today!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Black Vote "Super Tuesday" Live Blogging with African American Political Pundit

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South Central Los Angeles Not Feelin' Billary Clinton

No Mea Culpa From Bill Clinton
The Washington Post
Sleuth Reports:

It looks like former president Bill Clinton will not have to make an apology to the congregations of black churches in South Central Los Angeles after all. At least not in writing.

Our posting on Bill Clinton's "mea culpa" tour (as we worded it) to African Americans in L.A. this weekend (ahead of Tuesday's hotly contested California primary) apparently caused much consternation inside the Clinton campaign. Campaign officials scrambled Saturday to dispel the notion that the former president will be making any form of an apology.

The Clinton camp asked Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.) to clarify remarks she made in an interview with The Sleuth on Friday evening in which she said Clinton needed to "renew his relationship with the South Central community" after turning off voters in her district with his racially tinged comments during the South Carolina primary campaign.

To achieve that, Watson said she had asked the former president to write a letter "explaining his commitment to civil rights and equal rights."

"He knows what needs to be in it: He needs to renew his relationship with the South Central community," Watson said Friday evening.

But on Saturday, things changed after the Clinton campaign called Watson who then told The Sleuth there will be no letter after all. She had mistakenly thought, she said, that Clinton would not be able to speak inside the churches on Sunday and, therefore, had asked him to put his thoughts in writing.

"I just learned he will be able to speak," Watson said. "So there will be no need for any kind of letter."

But what about mending fences with voters who felt Clinton had unfairly injected race into the campaign? "He can do that now in person in true Bill Clinton fashion -- personally and verbally," Watson said. more HERE

AAPP: Well, well, that's not what Mayhill Fowler reports. According to her the church events were a bust for Bill Clinton. She feels Barack Obama will win California. In her article she talks about how she "watched Bill Clinton's face as he speaks Sunday at Brookins AME Church in Los Angeles. He's looking out at the congregation, but he's staring at defeat. He's an old pol; he knows what's happening. I see this knowledge in his eyes, in the hint of elegy to his recitation of his wife's resume, in his slightly wry reserve, in the way he summons inner strength and discipline to carry him through. Bill Clinton has spoken at many black churches over the years; he's been friends with many black pastors; he's campaigned from the pulpit and he's given eulogies. His welcome has been warm, wide and celebratory. But not this day at Brookins. The sanctuary does not ring with shout-outs and amens. The response is tepid--polite, of course, because after all these are Christian folk--but tepid. Clinton smiles, posing for photos with the minister and the mayor; but he knows."

She goes on to say, "At this point, it's not possible to overstate the damage Bill Clinton has done to his wife's campaign. I would like to say that everything coming Barack Obama's way, because he has worked hard and nobly, is all his own doing; but it is not. Former President Clinton has made a contribution. Sunday afternoon at UCLA, Oprah Winfrey, speaking to the throng of Obama supporters, replies rhetorically to those who say she is backing Barack because he is black, "Don't play me small." She's voting for the person she thinks is best for the job. What Bill Clinton has done is to play black voters small. In South Carolina, Hillary Clinton long enjoyed such a huge lead precisely because African-Americans, seeing themselves as Americans first, were proud to be in a position to consider seriously and to weigh the merits of two worthy contenders for the Democratic nomination. When Bill Clinton brought the issue of race into the debate and against Obama, however, African-American South Carolinians were forced back to the narrower position of having to defend one of their own. African-Americans everywhere in this country will not quickly forgive." More HERE

Modern House Negroes

The Jolly Nigga

Source: Afrospear Think Tank
By brotherpeacemaker

Imagine the year is 1840. You are an enslaved African working on a plantation in the southern United States. You work in the fields. It’s the middle of the day in the middle of summer. The sun is hot and even though your body has been conditioned to work from sun up to sun down off the meager sustenance you’re given it is nevertheless exhausting work. You need to take a break for just a minute so you stand straight to stretch your back. You look around and see the other field hands toiling in the sun. As you look around your gaze catches the porch of the plantation house. The plantation owner is sitting in a chair in the shade having what appears to be a cool drink. Now imagine sitting at the plantation owner’s feet is one of the house niggers performing some basic assignment in the shade of the porch. You can’t hear what’s being said, but it’s obvious that the plantation owner and the house nigger are having a jovial conversation. Read More HERE

Monday, February 4, 2008

Black Voters - Super Tuesday Rap Up with African American Political Pundit

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Hillary Clintons' "Crying For Votes" Strategy

Another teary eyed moment as Hillary Clinton cries for votes "Part 2"

AAPP: When it's not going well in the polls, she breaks down with contrived tears to get the womens sympathy vote.

Source: CBS Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., listens during a roundtable discussion at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, Conn., Monday, Feb. 4, 2008. Clinton volunteered at the center while she was a law student at Yale in the 1970's. (AP)

Clinton then began to tear up, Suarez reports. When she took the microphone she said, "I said I would not tear up. Already we’re not exactly on that path."

At one point she wiped her eyes with her hand. But unlike her teary-eyed moment in Portsmouth, N.H., her voice never broke and she tried make light of her emotion.

Some credited her New Hampshire display of emotion - during a discussion of how she is affected by campaigning for president - with aiding her comeback in that state from an earlier defeat by rival Barack Obama in Iowa. More HERE

Episode of Cartoon Criticizing BET Executive YANKED


'Hunger Strike': The episode of 'The Boondocks' features protagonist Huey telling CNN of his plans to go on a hunger strike until all BET executives commit suicide. BET CEO Debra Lee is reincarnated as a character named 'Debra Lee-vil.'

Viral Stunt or Corporate Censorship?

Episodes of Cartoon Criticizing BET Executives Are Yanked

"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

It's the memorable quote from "Better Off Dead," the 1985 comedy starring John Cusack. Change "white" to "black," and this week, it could just as easily refer to Huey Freeman, the central character of "The Boondocks."

Cartoon Network's Adult Swim has tossed away two brand new episodes of Aaron McGruder's animated series, "The Boondocks." The show (and the previous comic strip of the same name) has always delved fearlessly into black culture and politics through the lives of two young black siblings from inner-city Chicago who've moved to the suburbs with their grandfather. More HERE

It's the Hillary Clinton Middle Class Black Vote Shuffle, Better known as, "Yes-Um Boss"

My early morning Rant

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It's interesting to see all of these black political clowns, handkerchief heads, and a number of black preachers say to blacks that we should vote for Hillary Clinton because her husband was (code words) ' a good white man."

Many of these black political "yes em" types, even sound like they are in the deep south (after reconstruction) during a county seat election in which a black man had the audacity to run for political office. You know the type, a smart, educated black man comes back home after getting a east coast education. and decides to run against Mr. Charlie. Mr. Charlie goes to the preacher and says, "now you know I treats you negroes good, now you just go out there and tell your negro friends what a great white man I have been for you. Tell them, "I'm just as black" is that smart that smart ass nigger who is running against Mr. Charlie. You can even tell those black guys, "I've had sexual relations with just as many black woman as that smart ass nigger." And that is exactly what they (Bill and Hillary) did in late 2007 and early 2008, they had Andrew Young come out and say this:

Now there are those middle and upper middle class black folks running around talking about, "I can vote for anyone I want, this is America." I'm voting for Billary because she is more qualified than Obama. Whatever! No you have been bamboozled, you have been took, you have been lead astray, you are now that black man in the county seat ready to vote for the black man, but were told don't you dare vote for that black man, don't you vote for that smart ass nigger who has the audacity to run against Mr. Charlie (in this case Mr. Charlie's wife) and you have bought into the hype about how good they have been for us.

Let's see if those blacks who think that way are out of touch with the masses of black folks across America who will vote on Super Tuesday. Let's see if South Carolina was a fluke?

This may be the last time in for many black baby boomers, and those who fought the great civil rights fights lifetime, that they will have an opportunity to ever vote for a viable black presidential candidate. At least Caroline Kennedy and others can see the moment, it's too bad there are a few blacks of middle class status who can't.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Race Traitors: Are Black Women and Men who endorse or vote for Hillary Clinton Race Traitors?

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
Are black Hillary supporters house Negroes craving white approval?

Is Maya Angelou, once the poet laureate of the US, Andrew Young, John Lewis, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Robert Johnson, Shelby Steele and a number of other African-Americans nothing more than 21st Century Sambos and handkerchief heads?

Obama and Clinton running even In the polls It's getting really ugly in the world of black politics in America. In two days Black America will be asked to vote Democrat, Republican, Independent or Green on Super Tuesday. Blacks, white, Latino and Native American bloggers are debating issues of race and its impact on the American body politic. The Politics of Racial Betrayal is part of the discussion in the black communities across America. As by Peniel E. Joseph, who teaches African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis University in his review of the book, Sell Out, The Politics of Racial Betrayal:

In a 1963
speech Malcolm X distilled black America's long history of social and political struggle into two simple yet enduring composites: House Negroes and Field Negroes. The Field Negros bore the brunt of racial oppression from antebellum slavery to the civil rights era's high tide, while House Negroes craved white approval, shared secrets with racial oppressors and generally aided and abetted white supremacy. They were the race traitors, the sellouts, the Uncle Toms.

AAPP: Are those blacks who are endorsing and encouraging other blacks to vote for Hillary Clinton race traitors?

Are black supporters of Hillary both in the states and in other counrties, race traitors?

Are blacks who support Hillary and
Bill 21st century sellouts, Uncle toms and Auntie tomettes?

Are black women feeling undue pressure to submit and sell out or be labeled as gender traitors like Oprah Winfrey has been labeled ?

Its interesting that some women may be turning on Oprah saying that she is a ‘traitor’ for backing Barack Obama. As reported in Time Online, AMERICA’S favorite television presenter is paying a painful price for her intervention in the US presidential campaign last month. Oprah Winfrey has been dubbed a “traitor” by some of her female fans for supporting Barack Obama instead of Hillary Clinton.

Winfrey’s website, Oprah.com, has been flooded with a barrage of abuse since the queen of daytime chat shows joined Obama on a tour of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina in mid-December.

Her intervention was widely credited with broadening Obama’s national appeal - especially among women - and with helping him to an upset victory over Clinton in the first vote of the election year in Iowa. More HERE

How about black females like Maya Angelou endorsing Hillary. The blog Bossip has been tracking Maya Angeou's decision to back Billary. Bossip has posted on Maya Angelou recently, and called her out. I do not agree with calling Ms. Maya Angelou a ho.(is Bossip black owned?) Check out their post:

Maya Angelou recently expressed her support for Hillary Clinton with a silent diss towards Obama:

“As a child, Hillary Clinton was taught that all God’s children are equal, so as a mother she understood that her child wasn’t safe unless all children were safe.

I know what kind of president Hillary Clinton will be because I know who she is. Hillary Clinton has always been a strong woman and a passionate protector of families. For 35 years, that’s exactly what she has been doing.

Each generation of African Americans stands on the shoulders of those who came before. Today, the challenges facing us threaten the dreams we have had for our children. We need a president with the experience and strength to meet those challenges.

I am inspired by Hillary Clinton’s commitment and courage — a daughter, a wife, a mother — my girl.”

Why do all these old-time chitlin’ era civil rights leaders feel obligated to support and play puppet for the shady Clintons? As we saw in S.C., these old-timers are disconnected with what the people want. SMH.

“Hey Johnny, why you want to leave this good ole plantation, massa been good to us, you better support them good ole clintons, we don’t need no freedom” Read More HERE

Gina from the blog what about our daughters and her readers are having none of this diss towards the American icon, Maya Angelou. See her post and comments HERE

So as you can see there is a big debate in the black community about black political and social opinion makers who are being charged with selling out their own communities.

Now I know that Maya Angelou was a poet laureate of Bill Clinton administration? Now she even has a poem in praise of Hillary. But I have to wonder out loud, Is she now a house Negro craving white approval? Yes, Maya Angelou has a right to her to her opinion but damn, Ms. Angelou!

Question: Are her comments that of a traitor, a sellout, a 21st handkerchief head or just a another black woman not connected with her own black communities?

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(By Eric Schultz -- Associated Press)

Now back to the issue uncle tom traitors

Lets take a look at Robert Johnson's comments regarding Obama:

Source: michellemalkin.com

Dr. King had led a “moral crusade,” Mr. Johnson said, but such crusades have to be “written into law.”

“That is the way the legislative process works in this nation and that takes political leadership,” he said. “That’s all Hillary was saying.”

He then added: “And to me, as an African-American, I am frankly insulted that the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues since Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood –­ and I won’t say what he was doing, but he said it in the book –­ when they have been involved.”

Moments later, he added: “That kind of campaign behavior does not resonate with me, for a guy who says, ‘I want to be a reasonable, likable, Sidney Poitier ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.’ And I’m thinking, I’m thinking to myself, this ain’t a movie, Sidney. This is real life.”

Now where those the comments of a race traitor, a sellout, a Uncle Tom? Check out his apology for talking reckless about Obama.

How about Andrew Young? Are these
the comments of a traitor, a sellout, a Uncle Tom?

Le's not forget about our faith based
blacks who many consider traitors, and sellouts.
Hillary and Bill Clinton seem to have an interesting hold on old school "Negro" preachers who are willing to sell their souls, and the souls of their church members in the name of support the woman over the black man. The Devil is in the details of his sermon. Take a look at this video below. This is self hating Negro preacher is out of his mind.

H/T Over Analyze It for the link.

But hey, after all is said and done, with Ann Coulter voting for Billary if McCain becomes the nominee I'm not surprised at the
blacks who many consider, traitors, sellouts, Uncle Tom and Auntie Tomette's. To this AAPP a majority of political and social leaders who have endorsed Hillary have done it for political opportunism - for a political appointment. They a messed up in the head, 21st Century Sambo's and handkerchief heads?

But that's just my opinion, whats yours?

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