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Posted: 8/21/2002 7:45:19 PM EDT
[url]http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/737279/posts?page=1[/url] For Democrats to do well this year, they need solid numbers of black votes," said David Bositis, senior political analyst for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a research group in Washington that looks at issues affecting African Americans. "But if black voters perceive that elections in their districts are ultimately being decided by whites and powerful outside sources with money," Mr. Bositis said, "they may conclude their votes don't matter and decide not to vote at all." James J. Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute in Washington, said he feared a return to the 1980's, when Gov. Michael S. Dukakis of Massachusetts, the Democratic presidential nominee in 1988, rejected his group's endorsement, and Mayor David N. Dinkins of New York refused to meet with him, concerned about angering Jewish constituents. "This painting of Arab American donors and political participants as being terrorists in disguise is a garish and grotesque caricature," Mr. Zogby said. "This is not about three or four donors, this is about widely targeted politics of exclusion that could end up in the disenfranchising of the entire Arab and Muslim American community." Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, though many are disappointed at the loss of their colleague Ms. McKinney, said they would welcome Ms. Majette. [i]"If she comes here willing to work with us and is not skewed by the agenda of her supporters, of course we work with her," Representative Johnson said. "We all know we have to move past this."[/i]
Link Posted: 8/21/2002 7:54:28 PM EDT
I thought "the agenda of her supporters" is EXACTLY what a Representative is supposed to follow? Do they expect her to toss the wishes of her consituents aside? Geez. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 8/21/2002 8:01:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2002 8:02:41 PM EDT by NAKED-GUNMAN]
There was reporter from Atlanta that called the Michael Savage show...Savage knows the reporter and the reporter said that McKinney is devastated right now. She tries to act as though it's just another loss. Her friends tell the reporter she is extremely upset...HA! [:D] [fingerscrossed]The loss of power sometimes will cause a person to go into a depression and do bodily harm to themselves.[/fingerscrossed] I'm just glad she lost..a chapter of our pathetic sheeples is over, [b][blue]NAKED[/blue][/b]
Link Posted: 8/21/2002 8:05:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2002 8:09:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Originally Posted By MIerinMD: I thought "the agenda of her supporters" is EXACTLY what a Representative is supposed to follow? Do they expect her to toss the wishes of her consituents aside? Geez. [rolleyes]
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I have a theory--do you s'pose that's why they call them [i]Representatives?[/i] [whacko]
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[sarcasm] No, that CANT be it! [/sarcasm]
Link Posted: 8/21/2002 8:14:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NAKED-GUNMAN: There was reporter from Atlanta that called the Michael Savage show...Savage knows the reporter and the reporter said that McKinney is devastated right now. She tries to act as though it's just another loss. Her friends tell the reporter she is extremely upset...HA! [:D]
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I can't wait for the inevitable tirade against her enemies that is surely coming! It's going to be a doozy! JEWS! CHRISTIANS! REPUBLICANS! DEMOCRATS! WHITES! BLACKS! THE MEDIA! THEY ALL CONSPIRED AGAINST ME!
Link Posted: 8/22/2002 3:54:59 AM EDT
Are there any high bridges located nearby her home?
Link Posted: 8/22/2002 4:09:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 9divdoc: Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, though many are disappointed at the loss of their colleague Ms. McKinney, said they would welcome Ms. Majette. [i]"If she comes here willing to work with us and is not skewed by the agenda of her supporters, of course we work with her," Representative Johnson said. "We all know we have to move past this."[/i]
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translation of Demo-crapo-speak: She will NOT be allowed to bend to the direction of her constituents. Ya know, the people that elected her - her consitutents, the one she is SUPPOSED to represent.
Link Posted: 8/22/2002 6:23:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2002 6:24:22 AM EDT by LWilde]
Originally Posted By mattja: Are there any high bridges located nearby her home?
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Ohhh...I certainly hope so! [;D] [b][red][size=4]BYE-BYE CYNTHIA!!![/red][/b][/size=4] [beer]
Link Posted: 8/22/2002 6:36:01 AM EDT
"If she comes here willing to work with us..."
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Translation: If she keeps her mouth shut and toes the liberal line.
"...and is not skewed by the agenda of her supporters..."
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Translation: If she does toe the liberal line and doesn't listen to those crazy constituents that voted for her, and whom she represents, then we'll help her out...otherwise, she's political toast.
"...Representative Johnson said. "We all know we have to move [u]past this[/u]." We do? Past what? Cynthia McKinney losing? Whining black liberals...waaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!
Link Posted: 8/22/2002 6:41:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NAKED-GUNMAN: [fingerscrossed]The loss of power sometimes will cause a person to go into a depression and do bodily harm to themselves.[/fingerscrossed]
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You Bad, Bad, Man...[img]http://rockbottomdlux.freewebspace.com/smilies/Chair.gif[/img] Don't go getting my hopes up like that![img]http://rockbottomdlux.freewebspace.com/smilies/Naughty.gif[/img]
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