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Racial Puzzles in Presidential Politics

mlynch001 Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 12:07 PM
NAACP "National Association for the Advancement of Colored Progressives". The Problems of the "black community" have been exacerbated by almost 50 years of "Great Society" and "War on Poverty" programs. When will the black community wake up and realize that "government" is not their "friend" and the Democratic Party is DEFINITELY NOT their "Friend"? All that one needs to do is to look at which party filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to see their enemy. Read this and tell me who your "friends" are: "The bill came before the full Senate for debate on March 30, 1964 and the "Southern Bloc" of 18 southern Democratic Senators and one Republican Senator led by Richard Russell (D-GA) launched a filibuster to prevent its passage."

It may have been a bit surprising when the NAACP held its national convention and Mitt Romney showed up. Romney, as comedian Reggie Brown put it, is "what people who hate white people think of when they think of white people." He's likely to do about as well among black voters as he is among Wiccans.
But there he was, taking precious campaign time in a vain and even humiliating search for votes. Naive folly or an excess of ambition on his part? Not quite.
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