Dem seeking to be first black Ala. go...

Dem seeking to be first black Ala. gov loses

There are 153 comments on the Topeka Capital-Journal story from Jun 1, 2010, titled Dem seeking to be first black Ala. gov loses. In it, Topeka Capital-Journal reports that:

A congressman seeking to become Alabama's first black governor lost Tuesday to a white Democratic primary opponent who had garnered support from the state's four major black political groups.

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Glasnos

Saint Cloud, FL

#1 Jun 1, 2010
The lesson of Obama.

Since: Aug 07

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#3 Jun 2, 2010
Not a "Lesson of Obama". This guy voted against Health care, but previously worked on Obama's campaign. Huh? That's a little too wishy-washy for people. I think this guy just didn't know his constituents. Also why should the term "first black" be part of the discussion. Haven't black people lived in United States long enough to have their race pointed out? I'd love to hear the media once say the 15,000th thousand white male has one in Alabama, but that wouldn't sell.
Glasnos wrote:
The lesson of Obama.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#4 Jun 2, 2010
Should read: Haven't black people lived in United States long enough to NOT have to have their race pointed out? I'd love to hear the media once say the 15th thousand white male has won in Alabama...
sorry for the typos.(too early here)

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#6 Jun 2, 2010
Even further credence to the fact that black people do not just simply "vote for black people". Furthermore just because you are African American does not guarantee the African American vote. Plus we are sick of these kiss ass "in name only" African Americans who are “Stepin Fetchit; Minstrel Show” fools for the other side. Such as Clarence Thomas, Michael stele, Allen West etc;

Black folks voted for the more intelligent team in the Presidential election, and they voted for the candidate who will best represent them and their issues in this Alabama primary....unlike those bitter racist Americans who voted for McCain/Palin and lost, because they could not bring themselves to vote for the Black guy.
Robert

Bronx, NY

#7 Jun 2, 2010
Here's another matter that has not received much media attention;



May God bless and have mercy on us.
Robert

Bronx, NY

#8 Jun 2, 2010
Time Has An End and We Are Almost There;



May God bless and have mercy on us.
vince

Huntsville, AL

#9 Jun 2, 2010
Marine Corp Pat, you're a racist idiot, go get another tattoo! You're killing yourself! Just shut the f up!
stupid

Americus, GA

#10 Jun 2, 2010
Well this blurb originates out of Kansas where everyone is white. Go figure.
Gene

Washington, DC

#11 Jun 2, 2010
Deport Les Phillip back to Trinidad & Tobago, who needs another naturalized citizen.
jimmy farter

Lutz, FL

#12 Jun 2, 2010
WITH THE REVELATION THAT MOST BLACKS ARE RACIST COMPARED TO A FEW WHITES THAT ARE RACIST - THIS BLACK UNKNOWN DIDN'T STAND A CHANCE!

TO RUN ON A PLATFORM OF VOTE FOR ME I'M BLACK DON'T WORK ANYMORE - PRESIDUNCE odumba SCREWED THAT UP FOR DECADES TO COME!

ONLY THE FACT THAT MEXICANS ARE EVEN MORE RACIST AGAINST BLACKS & WHITES MAKES THIS A NON STORY IN odumba's LIBERAL CONTROLLED MEDIA!
floorthis

Cumberland, VA

#13 Jun 2, 2010
I hope he has more creditials other than being black. like he knows what he is doing. This article spews racism and flames intolerance. the boston globe should be ashamed, his color in a truly free society should not be an issue. Government regulated racism is still racism no matter the political view and is still is wrong. Forget not white Americans joined people of many colors to put down racism and fight for equal rights of all men. End affirmative action now!

Lucretia

North Ridgeville, OH

#14 Jun 2, 2010
Davis ran so far away from his own party's priorities, however, that Democratic voters eventually decided they had no use for him. When the results came in, it wasn't close -- Sparks won by 26 points.

The Republican gubernatorial primary has been quite an affair, with candidate advertising so nutty it generated national attention. As of this morning, Bradley Byrne (who recently came under attack for suggesting he believes in modern biology) was leading the multi-candidate field, and will face either Tim James or state Rep. Robert Bentley in a run-off. Disgraced theocratic judge Roy Moore came in fourth.

Also in Alabama, Rep. Parker Griffith, who made a bizarre switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party late last year, was seeking his new party's nomination. That didn't work out -- Griffith, despite being an incumbent, was easily defeated by Madison County Commissioner Mo Brooks.

Griffith is the second party-switcher to lose a primary this year, following Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), and is the second House incumbent to fail to make the November ballot this year, following Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.).

We also saw gubernatorial primaries in New Mexico, where Susana Martinez, a local district attorney, won the Republican nomination, thanks to generous financial support from Texas home builder Bob Perry, who funded the Swiftboat lies of the 2004 presidential campaign. Martinez will face Lt. Gov. Diane Denish (D), guaranteeing that New Mexico will have its first-ever woman governor.

And in Mississippi, state Sen. Alan Nunnelee won a Republican congressional primary, and will take on Rep. Travis Childers (D) in November. The interesting angle here was Fox News personality Angela McGlowan, who ran in the GOP primary with the backing of a certain former half-term governor from Alaska. McGlowan nevertheless came in a distant third.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/

Since: Aug 07

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#15 Jun 2, 2010
True. That was my beef with the article. Who cares that he would have been "the first black"... since when is that a qualification? The article and heading sounds racist. It makes no difference what color he is, can he do the job? Also, the article slants that he didn't keep his ties to Obama, as if that matters.
floorthis wrote:
I hope he has more creditials other than being black. like he knows what he is doing. This article spews racism and flames intolerance. the boston globe should be ashamed, his color in a truly free society should not be an issue. Government regulated racism is still racism no matter the political view and is still is wrong. Forget not white Americans joined people of many colors to put down racism and fight for equal rights of all men. End affirmative action now!
joe not Joe

Santa Fe, NM

#16 Jun 2, 2010
So another token bites the dust , more to come, I think americans are tired of the Affirmative action chit. Youe can thank Obama for waking us up.
The lesson

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Jun 2, 2010
Glasnos wrote:
The lesson of Obama.
is that those folks are still out there.
The Real Truth

Carlsbad, NM

#18 Jun 2, 2010
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Even further credence to the fact that black people do not just simply "vote for black people". Furthermore just because you are African American does not guarantee the African American vote. Plus we are sick of these kiss ass "in name only" African Americans who are “Stepin Fetchit; Minstrel Show” fools for the other side. Such as Clarence Thomas, Michael stele, Allen West etc;
Black folks voted for the more intelligent team in the Presidential election, and they voted for the candidate who will best represent them and their issues in this Alabama primary....unlike those bitter racist Americans who voted for McCain/Palin and lost, because they could not bring themselves to vote for the Black guy.
Is the Kool-Aid that strong?... Or just maybe, they voted along their party lines? Or is it now, that anyone who does not vote for a black is Racist? That more of your liberal-progreesive agenda? I could not vote of Obama because he is an egotistical, arrogant sociopath who is George Soros' lap dog.
Your

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Jun 2, 2010
The Real Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Is the Kool-Aid that strong?... Or just maybe, they voted along their party lines? Or is it now, that anyone who does not vote for a black is Racist? That more of your liberal-progreesive agenda? I could not vote of Obama because he is an egotistical, arrogant sociopath who is George Soros' lap dog.
analytical skill are pretty twisted.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#20 Jun 2, 2010
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Even further credence to the fact that black people do not just simply "vote for black people". Furthermore just because you are African American does not guarantee the African American vote. Plus we are sick of these kiss **** "in name only" African Americans who are “Stepin Fetchit; Minstrel Show” fools for the other side. Such as Clarence Thomas, Michael stele, Allen West etc;
Black folks voted for the more intelligent team in the Presidential election, and they voted for the candidate who will best represent them and their issues in this Alabama primary....unlike those bitter racist Americans who voted for McCain/Palin and lost, because they could not bring themselves to vote for the Black guy.
DICK MORRIS: Obama doesn't have a clue... Conservatives are so enraged at Obama’s socialism and radicalism that they are increasingly surprised to learn that he is incompetent as well. The sight of his blithering and blustering while the most massive oil spill in history moves closer to America’s beaches not only reminds one of Bush’s terrible performance during Katrina, but calls to mind Jimmy Carter’s incompetence in the face of the hostage crisis.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#21 Jun 2, 2010
joe not Joe wrote:
So another token bites the dust , more to come, I think americans are tired of the Affirmative action ****. Youe can thank Obama for waking us up.
NY Nearly Goes Broke Again, Delays Paying Bills...

Affirmative action and the whole liberal entitlement aganda.........the world was build on producers not paricites.
this

Albuquerque, NM

#22 Jun 2, 2010
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>.
dope quotes dick morris LOL

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