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Posted: 9/30/2004 12:58:06 AM EST



seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apelection_story.asp?category=1130&slug=HUD%20Secretary%20Black%20Voters

Jackson: Dems treat Blacks like victims

By GENARO C. ARMAS
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER


WASHINGTON -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson and other black political leaders spread a message of victimization that leads most blacks to vote Democratic, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson charged Wednesday.

The HUD secretary said he has advised President Bush's campaign to focus its efforts on younger blacks who did not grow up during the civil rights era because older blacks who did "have been conditioned" to vote Democratic by Jesse Jackson, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and others.

"They have made a living telling black people they are victims," the HUD secretary said in an interview with The Associated Press. "As long as they keep them in victim mode, they have liberals who will take care of them."

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry announced Wednesday that Jesse Jackson has joined the campaign as a senior adviser. The move comes amid recent polling showing Kerry's support slipping among blacks.

The Kerry campaign said Jesse Jackson will travel to battleground states to energize Democratic support for Kerry and running mate John Edwards.

A Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday showed 73 percent of blacks supporting Kerry, down from 83 percent in August. Bush's support among blacks was at 12 percent, up from 6 percent.

The HUD secretary, who said he has been consulting with Bush strategist Karl Rove and other campaign officials, said Republicans are targeting blacks who are under 40 with a message that Bush's economic policies are better for them.

"You can't rise as a class. You have to rise individually. It's what many of the civil rights-era people don't understand," he said. "They want us to rise together, they keep telling us that we are victims. If they keep telling us they are victims, then there is a role for them to play."
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:59:19 AM EST
Its true. How do you domesticate an animal? You feed them. Same thing with people. Thats why the welfare state exists.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 1:01:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Its true. How do you domesticate an animal? You feed them. Same thing with people. Thats why the welfare state exists.



Interesting to hear people bitch about the system, but they are quick to cash that welfare check.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 1:07:18 AM EST
Predictably, This man will be rejected as an "Uncle Tom" by the Jesse Jackson types. None of the well known civil rights black "leaders" will admit the truth of his statements. Well, maybe Roy Inness(sp?) and one or two others, but the liberal press won't give them much coverage.

Don in Ohio
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 1:43:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Its true. How do you domesticate an animal? You feed them. Same thing with people. Thats why the welfare state exists.



That's why I never feed a stray cat.

The principle holds true on the human side.

There are folks who won't take care of themselves without external motivation/incentive, such as limiting the time they can draw welfare. When they realize they will starve if they don't find work they begin to understand life (well, some of them do).

Some people are self-starters, and others are kick-starters.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 1:46:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Its true. How do you domesticate an animal? You feed them. Same thing with people. Thats why the welfare state exists.



If I could get away with not working and still have a house, food, and normal stuff I would do it. Probaly find a way to make extra money on the side and off the books.
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