Paul Ryan Sloppily Blows Racial Dog Whistle Again

By: Wednesday March 12, 2014 12:23 pm

One of the problems with stupid people is that they do not realize they are stupid. Congressman Paul Ryan thinks, for some reason, that people are not going to call him out on his tragically obvious attempts at stealthily playing racial politics. After Ryan and Mitt Romney lost the 2012 Presidential Election, Ryan blamed “urban [...]

Victims of Foreclosure Crisis Line Up Demographically With Core Democratic Voting Blocs

By: Friday July 20, 2012 12:22 pm

If we were to build the perfect example of an individual borrower squeezed by the foreclosure crisis, they would line up somewhat favorably with the attributes of the average voter that the Obama campaign is hoping will turn out in large numbers to put him over the top in this election. First of all, you [...]

Cuts to the Public Workforce Disproportionately Hit African-Americans

By: Wednesday July 11, 2012 11:04 am

Mitt Romney spoke before the NAACP today, and the response was, shall we say, mixed. Vowing to repeal Obamacare in front of an African-American audience may have been a miscalculation. But Romney’s core argument to the NAACP is worth scrutinizing a bit. He basically made the case that he would be better for African-Americans on [...]

The Failed American Voter Registration System

By: Monday May 7, 2012 1:38 pm

It never becomes the top-shelf, salient issue in American elections until after one or two get stolen. But the permanent discriminated class we’re building out of voter suppression laws should be the headline story to the party that stands to lose the most from the situation. Voter registration among Hispanics and African-Americans has dropped significantly [...]

House Democratic Frustrations Boil Over

By: Friday August 19, 2011 12:15 pm

I have heard about a growing discontent inside the Democratic House with the President. This has started to bubble to the surface. Here’s Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA): U.S. House Rep. Maxine Waters is asking black voters who are struggling with an unemployment rate nearly twice the national average to “unleash” her and other members of [...]

AL-Gov: Artur Davis, ConservaDem Casualty

By: Wednesday June 2, 2010 6:05 am

I want to highlight the absolute trouncing given by Ron Sparks in the Alabama Governor’s race to Artur Davis, an African-American candidate who thought it would be a good idea to try and run the general election in the primary, amassing the voting record of a Dixiecrat and ignoring the black political leadership in the [...]

PA-Sen: Polls Showing Sestak Closing The Gap

By: Monday May 3, 2010 12:47 pm

Joe Sestak has basically just started in the last few weeks to introduce himself to Pennsylvania voters on television. He horded his campaign funds for this purpose and now he’s flooding the airwaves. And it appears to be paying off, according to this new tracking poll of the Senate primary between Sestak and Sen. Arlen [...]

Why Is The White House Holding Conference Calls With Barbara Lee Every Day?

By: Thursday April 8, 2010 9:10 am

This is kind of strange. I jumped on a White House conference call with Barbara Lee (D-CA), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, yesterday. The topic was the youth summer job program, which the House has passed but the Senate has yet to take up. I get an advisory in my inbox that there’s another [...]

AR-Sen: Strains Between Lincoln and the African-American Community

By: Wednesday March 24, 2010 10:40 am

A big issue in the Arkansas Senate primary is Blanche Lincoln’s relationship to the African-American community. She has been going around the state touting her “A” rating from the NAACP. But someone has a problem with that – the President of the Arkansas NAACP. “If I had to grade her even on health care reform [...]

African-American Leaders Condemn Senate Obstructionism: “The Subverting Of Democracy Has To Stop”

By: Wednesday February 10, 2010 2:32 pm

Today, President Obama met with top African-American leaders at the White House to discuss the economic crisis in minority communities and upcoming jobs legislation. Attendees included Al Sharpton of the National Action Network, Benjamin Jealous, President of the NAACP, and Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League. Later, they joined reporters on [...]

People Want Public Spending For A Jobs Bill

By: Thursday December 10, 2009 1:40 pm

A poll from Bloomberg today shows a path for Democrats to recapture the populist mantle – by spending on jobs and taxing wealth. Yes, the poll shows that “tax and spend” is the policy favored by the majority right now, to get us out of the economic downturn. However, the poll shows that people also [...]

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