Blacks generally are more liberal than average voters - liberal longshot Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio was the other audience favorite - so the trick for candidates is to appeal to blacks without alienating the rest of the electorate. Because Clinton is white, she has more liberty to give black voters what they want to hear without fear of being seen strictly as a black candidate.
I am so happy that there is documented proof of the engineering that goes on by Democratic candidates before they speak before a Black crowd. It seems pretty obvious to me.
Clinton and Obama are both pulling on the heart strings of black voters," Democratic consultant Jamal Simmons said. "Most black voters are very fond of the Clintons, and having Hillary Clinton running for president and bringing back that feeling after years of President Bush is pulling on black voters out of a sense of loyalty. But Obama is pulling on them out of a sense of history."
Bring back that Clinton FEELING they say. I actually ran across the above article while attempting to find Hillary Clinton's comments which claimed that the past 6 1/2 years have been a disaster for Black America. Of course she and other Black Quasi-Socialist Progress-Fundamentalist Racism Chasers are talking about their SENTIMENTS rather than statistical facts that show that Black achievement has been stifled or that Federal funding for programs that are PROVEN to help Black people have been significantly slashed. It is all the general dislike of George Bush that she is talking about.
The purpose of this (and a continuing series of my entires) will be to bring forth the actual numbers to prove or disprove the charges by Hillary Clinton. It is often said that "the Right" allows politics to trample science. I have little doubt that this is the case in several notable examples can be brought forth. At the same time - from the Black community's perspective - there are few forces that have abstracted the realities that Black people should be focusing on and instead have put forth partisan disinformation to have the Black community thinking otherwise than the various Democratic operatives who dominate politics within the Black community - lead primarily by the Democrats who are Black (distinguished from Blacks who are Democrats).
To date the average Black person no doubt believes that less money is being spent on education under Bush than was the case under Clinton. Please note - this is not an advocacy for Bush. This is an attempt to reverse the LIES that have been told to the Black community so that we might be more evenhanded regardless of who is in the White House. This is no less than the "Permanent Interests over Permanent Friends" that is so often stated but so frequently violated by various Black Democrats who have power.
Why do I attack Black Democrats? Look around - who else is presiding over majority Black political districts? For me to do otherwise would be to participate in the common practice that is going on right now - which has our communities suffering but the same operatives being sent back into office again and again. They control the seat and the loudspeaker that is cast upon the Black community. When this is the case you can best believe that they will come out smelling like a rose and the other guy will be the smelly one.
The point that must be made most clear, however, is that in 2007 the Black community has the slate of political leadership of it's own choosing over its most vital assets - its children's education, its police forces keeping streets safe, its judgeships and those in the state house and US congress - supposedly representing the "best interests of the Black community". It is beyond me then as to why so little expectation is placed upon them to create change WITHIN the Black community. Instead we seem to be operating on the notion that they must change the over all SYSTEM and that benefit will RAIN DOWN UPON THE BLACK COMMUNITY. Even areas where the Democratic Machine totally eviscerates all competitors - in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Detroit, New Orleans and Chicago.......for some strange reason these same people at the controls of the machine are able to redirect blame and have our community bite. When I see a city that has an open general election and ALL DEMOCRATS are running for office doesn't this indicate the machine that is in place? The open general election has been put in place because there is no two (or more) party system working in the area. To have a primary election is basically a waste of time as the general election takes place in the Democratic primary.
When is the Black community going to distinguish itself from the party machine that sees its vote as an important, but dependable vote? One should use their importance to draw out benefits and concessions from the power broker. Instead it seems that in the Black community the operatives want the Democrats to win more than they want to themselves so there is no need for concessions. Recall that long after John Kerry conceded the 2004 presidential race Jesse Jackson and others told him that "he did not know what he was doing. This race is not over. Ohio is still in play". No doubt John Kerry after hearing this news said "Really? You mean you have an angle in which I can win if I go along with it?".
Ultimately some counter force (which I will be participating in) needs to make a DISPASSIONATE look at where our community stands in 2007 and what exactly have we benefited WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY from our alliance with the Democratic party as a means for racial development. I will be the first one to agree that when it came to making systematic changes in the past to counter White Racism from 'without' that Progressives (not necessarily the Democratic Party) were there fighting for the change. Fast forward to 2007 and we see Blacks having political control of several cities, for several administrations even and despite this control and the population numbers BENEFIT HAS NOT BEEN MASSIVELY RECEIVED AMONG THE COMMUNITY.
My central thesis is that the same PROGRESSIVISM that is such a handy tool when fighting an external enemy, having his changes being rained down upon the community, becomes a liability when there is a need to focus internally and having the INTERNAL PEOPLE to change their behaviors and priorities so that benefit can be projected from the inside out. It does not take a rocket scientist to see this.
The Progressive knows how to make rebels and revolutionaries. They value people who are "sick and tired of being sick and tired" of the powers that be. Unfortunately when you get a "region of your own" and YOU have to be the police forces enforcing the laws, the school administration dispensing education, and most critical......must take the role of the JOB CREATOR and thus assume the role that the Labor Left has often fought against.......new tactics and rhetoric is called for. While no doubt the governments have been taken over by various progressives - the Progressive movement has thus far FAILED to provide adequate employment in the areas that they dominate (once their corporate adversaries have departed - as in the Rust Belt). Years of attacking the corporation as the enemy has placed them in a situation to do what their enemy had been doing.
Now I am not so naive as to claim that a region is hot or cold, black or white and thus that all elements of the corporations have departed - ie: Detroit still maintains a significant corporate base of operations that employ their people. It is true, however that there is a major void that is in place right now - now that so many of the vehicles for employment in the past have departed. These were said to be "exploiters of labor" in the past and thus the target of many struggles. Now that many regulations and benefit packages have been placed upon them, the laborers seemingly have priced themselves out of the market.
I wonder what the hourly value of that young, inner city male who currently sits on his porch doing nothing is? I saw a lot of this on my recent trip to Philadelphia. Where as certain policies have told the CONSUMER OF LABOR that if you hire this man you must pay him $7.25 per hour or you are committing an illegal act ........What is the real COST of this Progressive policy in that it increases the bar that potential employers who will never come into existence because this as yet another obstacle to being a solvent business is placed in their way? The Progressives talk about all of the poor workers who will benefit from their "pay raise". They stay strangely away from the discussion about the consequences that are evident in the street of the MACRO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS of their policies that have been enacted for the past 40 years.
How else do you explain that Black Detroit has less buying power today than in 1967? The two things that have departed Detroit has been White folks and several major corporations that produce jobs. Now I don't know about you but I can find few points to detail how the presence of White folks impact Black purchasing power. I can, however, easily make the case that when Black people were working at these corporations in Detroit that their buying power was boosted. Corporations gone....buying power declines. But wait - as we consider the stance of the PROGRESSIVES.....who were they aligned against BUT none other than the corporations?
Where as many people will make the case that GREED motivated the corporation to move to "right to work states".......where are those bold enough to make the case that the LABOR negotiators OVER PLAYED THEIR HAND, to the DETRIMENT OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY IN DETROIT AND ELSEWHERE?
When we get to this point of acceptance as a community we will then see that we have something to EXCHANGE in the market. We will continuously seek to IMPROVE THE VALUE of these resources in order to gain the maximum price because the INHERENT Value is high, not because some government policy maker told the CONSUMER OF YOUR LABOR TO PAY YOU MORE!!! Also outsiders will be investing into your market because you do excellent work and offer some cost advantages (did someone say India).
The time has come for the Black community to fundamentally shift gears. Rather than have someone WORK ON OUR BEHALF to change the system it is time to turn internally and develop VALUE for the resources that we have control over and compete on the market place of ideas and value.