I am on record for saying "The only difference between the antics used by the Democrats and Republicans is that the Democrats have more Black people within their midst to label the Republican antics as RACIST".
In the closing weekend of the Atlanta Mayoral race my own analysis has been buttressed as all pretenses that certain antics are the exclusive province of "hate-filled, racist" Republicans have been shattered.
Kasim Reed Releases Campaign Material w/ Biblical Scripture
Even In An Officially "Non-Partisan Election" - "Democrats Who Are Black" Know That With Black Folks "Party Affiliation" Is Synonymous As "Racial Affiliation" Is To White Folks
Kasim Reed: Norwood You Are A REPUBLICAN And You Know It!!!!
Mary Norwood: Black Folks Don't Believe My Opponents - I Am An Independent Who Voted For The Same Democrats That You Have Voted For In The Presidential Elections
I have mishandled the entire situation for more than 10 years with respect to my analysis of "Black Politics" and how provocative messages can have us voting against our "Permanent Interests".
I figured that my people, after seeing with their own eyes the antics that are used to garner their support and matching this against the tepid results that have been delivered would begin to REBUKE all who dared play us as fools.
I figured that even in political districts where the Black community has "voted the adversary OUT and the adversary has moved to a new district of his own" that the tipping point where everyone is in agreement that the MACHINE THAT IS IN POWER MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE PRESENT CONDITIONS.
Turns out that I was the fool. I have misjudged the depths upon which the Democratic/Progressive loyalties TRUMP our Permanent Interests among many of our people.
The notion of "Politics as a team sport" has far surpassed the observation made by Malcolm X several decades ago that "Black folks are a political football in a game played by White folks". Today the Black community is overjoyed at the signing bonus that it has collectively received for putting on the uniform and playing ball.
Ironically anyone who previously believe that, for example, "George Bush's economic record served as the main justification why Black folks don't support Republicans as they are counter to our interests" clearly have lost all credibility. They only need to look at the "local Democrats" that dominate every single district where Black people live in high concentrations. It is clear that economic conditions, academic conditions, public safety conditions can't trump the 'ideological bigotry' that is strong within the Black community.
Even with a complete sea of Democrat/Progressive controlling the place those who are skilled "Democrats who are Black" achieve victory in the polls by CREATING A REPUBLICAN TO RUN AGAINST and thus receive favor from Black folks.
Do me a favor: In the future please drop all pretenses that you are operating out of the BLACK BEST INTERESTS.
Your statements as such is even less credible than Fox News' claim of being "Fair And Balanced".