South still trying to negate the bl...

South still trying to negate the black vote

There are 24 comments on the www.nj.com story from Mar 7, 2012, titled South still trying to negate the black vote. In it, www.nj.com reports that:

Forty-seven years ago, marchers attempting to cross the William Pettis Bridge from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., to protest Jim Crow laws aimed at suppressing voting rights for African-Americans were savagely beaten by state police on foot and horseback.

One demonstrator was killed in the ensuing carnage and others suffered injuries. Television cameras documented the event for the world to see and a second march was successfully completed after President Lyndon Johnson federalized National Guard troops to protect demonstrators along the march route.

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Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Mar 7, 2012
More dribble from mr bill

Here he posts an analogy comparing a historical state sponsored savage beating of black protesters by state police on foot and horseback to someone saying may I see your drivers license please before voting.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#2 Mar 7, 2012
Robert wrote:
More dribble from mr bill
Here he posts an analogy comparing a historical state sponsored savage beating of black protesters by state police on foot and horseback to someone saying may I see your drivers license please before voting.
Is there a confederate flag among all of your belongings?
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#4 Mar 7, 2012
What Bullshit...WE GOT AN BLACK PRESIDENT...HELLO!....The Ole Race Card...The Signs Of LOONS FEAR...They Know its AFRICAN AMERICANS who got SCREWED the MOST under this BLACK PRESIDENT....Its They Who have the HIGHEST unemployment,The Most HURT by Energy Costs,,,and the Most of all with a LOST GENERATION.....Creeps Like Some Here,Still Playing CLASS WARFARE...with the RACE CARD....LOONS AS USUAL....Haven't they Gone Far Enough??..FAR LEFT FANATICAL,RACIST LOONS!

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#5 Mar 7, 2012
CHECK SIX wrote:
What Bullshit...WE GOT AN BLACK PRESIDENT...HELLO!....The Ole Race Card...The Signs Of LOONS FEAR...They Know its AFRICAN AMERICANS who got SCREWED the MOST under this BLACK PRESIDENT....Its They Who have the HIGHEST unemployment,The Most HURT by Energy Costs,,,and the Most of all with a LOST GENERATION.....Creeps Like Some Here,Still Playing CLASS WARFARE...with the RACE CARD....LOONS AS USUAL....Haven't they Gone Far Enough??..FAR LEFT FANATICAL,RACIST LOONS!
Do the nurses let you smoke cigarettes in the day room?

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#7 Mar 7, 2012
There's a lot of nostalgia for racism and the 'good ol' days' of Jim Crow and keeping the poor in their place these days, especially in the Republican Party. It's gone from being the Party of Lincoln to the Party of the Koch Brothers.

Disgusting.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#8 Mar 7, 2012
Robert wrote:
More dribble from mr bill
Here he posts an analogy comparing a historical state sponsored savage beating of black protesters by state police on foot and horseback to someone saying may I see your drivers license please before voting.
Not really. The article is comparing the denial of rights to poor and black people in the South of the '60s with the denial of rights to poor and black people at the voting booth today.

Might try reading for meaning, next time. It'll save you some embarrassment.
torch

Brookneal, VA

#9 Mar 7, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
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Do the nurses let you smoke cigarettes in the day room?
Do you still make love to your china obama blowup doll?

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#10 Mar 7, 2012
torch wrote:
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Do you still make love to your china obama blowup doll?
I've never seen one. Where did you get yours?
koz

Akron, OH

#11 Mar 7, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
There's a lot of nostalgia for racism and the 'good ol' days' of Jim Crow and keeping the poor in their place these days, especially in the Republican Party. It's gone from being the Party of Lincoln to the Party of the Koch Brothers.
Disgusting.
A professor of BS, instead of a professor with a BS.
koz

Akron, OH

#12 Mar 7, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
Not really. The article is comparing the denial of rights to poor and black people in the South of the '60s with the denial of rights to poor and black people at the voting booth today.
And the results of the comparison is that there is no similarity.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#13 Mar 7, 2012
koz wrote:
<quoted text> And the results of the comparison is that there is no similarity.
Actually, no:

"But there's something that points out a perceived antipathy the present day GOP and its Tea Party allies have toward minorities. Instead of endeavoring to court and attract black and minority voters to their cause, they enacted statutes in states they control restricting access to the voting booth in a way that confirms the fears of those affected by these measures that there's a movement afoot to reanimate the old rallying cry --'the South will rise again!' "

But nice try. And at least you admitted I was right about the comparison.:)

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#16 Mar 7, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, no:
"But there's something that points out a perceived antipathy the present day GOP and its Tea Party allies have toward minorities. Instead of endeavoring to court and attract black and minority voters to their cause, they enacted statutes in states they control restricting access to the voting booth in a way that confirms the fears of those affected by these measures that there's a movement afoot to reanimate the old rallying cry --'the South will rise again!' "
But nice try. And at least you admitted I was right about the comparison.:)
Or, the "tea-baggers" are a modern-day manifestation, using their 'code words;' of their grandparents in the KKK; and also their parents, who supported RM Nixon's "Southern Strategy."

A new 'silent majority' based on ignorance and lies.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#17 Mar 7, 2012
Imagine that. A pro-voter fraud article from the pro voter fraud side of the aisle.

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#18 Mar 7, 2012
dragoon70056 wrote:
Imagine that. A pro-voter fraud article from the pro voter fraud side of the aisle.
Where did you see that? Do you have a link?
ThomasA

Wattsville, AL

#19 Mar 7, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
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Is there a confederate flag among all of your belongings?
usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stl ouis/blackcs.htm
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#20 Mar 7, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
Not really. The article is comparing the denial of rights to poor and black people in the South of the '60s with the denial of rights to poor and black people at the voting booth today.
Might try reading for meaning, next time. It'll save you some embarrassment.
Not sure how you found denial of rights in all that, they passed a law the courts have given their approval. Denial of rights?

When I voted yesterday a black lady poll worker asked me for my drivers license. I don't feel denied. But black people are denied, no comparison to what happened in the 60's.
ThomasA

Wattsville, AL

#21 Mar 7, 2012
Robert wrote:
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But black people are denied, no comparison to what happened in the 60's.
OUT WITH IT!!! Are you saying YOU saw Blacks being denied voting privileges? When and where, or are you just trying to stir up some Al and Jesse shitz? There are requirements for voter ID that have been in effect to prevent groups from taking voters to different polling places. We know we have to show ID. It's no new rule. If someone still shows up without it,it's a matter of STUPIDITY, not being denied!
alan

Lottie, LA

#22 Mar 7, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
Or, the "tea-baggers" are a modern-day manifestation, using their 'code words;' of their grandparents in the KKK; and also their parents, who supported RM Nixon's "Southern Strategy."
A new 'silent majority' based on ignorance and lies.
as a conservative i will say this to you fruit bill!you are a gutless little pimple of a man that likes to make accusations from behind his computer!if people differ with your opinion they are racist etc!has it occured to you that many think odummy is simply a failure?many of those are not just from the south!if you have a beef with the south dont let it fester and give you a stroke!just bring you yankee ass down south and get it out of your system by telling some of us good (ole) boys how you really feel about us?
cjrian

United States

#23 Mar 7, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
Or, the "tea-baggers" are a modern-day manifestation, using their 'code words;' of their grandparents in the KKK; and also their parents, who supported RM Nixon's "Southern Strategy."
A new 'silent majority' based on ignorance and lies.
The only people who divine "code words" are those that use 'em.
And that would be the Left.
On the Right, we say what we mean, and nothing more.

When we say we oppose Obama because of his policies, we oppose him because of his policies, not for race

BTW, that "Southern Strategy" was a Dem tactic. In reality, it goes back to the Recontruction (and the KKK), but did not become a National phenomenon until LBJ used it in '64. Did Nixon use it, too? Yes, but it already existed. It's still used today, by Dems, to divide voters by race, location, ethnicity, etc. It's used to pander to the targets' most base instincts. "We" will take from X to give to Y, even if it damages both parties. "We" will interpret the law as "we" see fit, not as written, and certainly not equally.

As for "ignorance and lies"? Which Party promotes the myth that discouraging productivity enhances wealth and job creation? Which Party claims that race relations will improve by ignoring serious race based violence while divining thoughts and intent of non-favored races? Which Party discourages educational improvements, which may pull entire sectors of society out of poverty, while increasing funding for educational failures? Which Party excuses irresponsible behaviors while condemning the responsible?

The ignorance and lies lies with promotion of the lowest common denominators and "expecting" the best. The ignorance and lies lie with debasing the successful, or at least workable, in favor of the irreparably broken.
koz

Brecksville, OH

#24 Mar 13, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
Actually, no:
"But there's something that points out a perceived antipathy the present day GOP and its Tea Party allies have toward minorities. Instead of endeavoring to court and attract black and minority voters to their cause, they enacted statutes in states they control restricting access to the voting booth in a way that confirms the fears of those affected by these measures that there's a movement afoot to reanimate the old rallying cry --'the South will rise again!' "
But nice try. And at least you admitted I was right about the comparison.:)
Tell that to Allen West and Vernon Robinson. Liar.

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