White Democrats In Arkansas Asks If The Black Democrat "Is Electable" In The General Election In Arkansas
Arkansas has a large Black population, as I noted in a recent slight of the sophistication of the Black voter by a "Snarling Fox White Liberal" outsider who noted that the Blacks there don't read political blogs. (Note: Ironically the NY Times did a story about racial discrimination of Black potential jurors, using their "lack of sophistication" as one reason White attorneys dismiss them)
With a pending Democratic primary runoff in the state that is pitting a Black female state senator against a state house member there appears to be a little dust up that has the local NAACP concerned. Unlike the LA branch of the NAACP which strained reasonableness and hear a "code word" that was not actually there in a talking greeting card, the Arkansas chapter of the NAACP is a bit more on target with respect to the real meaning of the word "electability" and the real intentions of their White Democratic Party brothers when they say it.
This campaign should turn out rather interesting. We will likely go from the recent campaign in Alabama in which Democrat Artur Davis, a Black man, failed to garner much Black voter support because he refused to kiss the rings of the Black political king makers in the state over to the situation in Arkansas where if the Black Democrat who is favorable to the NAACP fails to win the Democratic primary runoff and the general election against the Republican - the "racial" climate of the state of Arkansas will likely be challenged. The question will be asked "Why won't White folks vote for a Black candidate in Arkansas?".
Some will point to the Alabama Democratic primary and see an opportunity to confound my analysis about race based loyalties in voting. They will note that Artur Davis, a Black man, lost the Black vote in most counties to the White male Democrat competitor. This would be flawed analysis.
Artur Davis in maintaining a conflict with the Black Political Establishment warlords triggered them to actively endorse the White competitor or not trigger a "Get Out The Black Vote" campaign because of their tension with Davis.
Rest assure, however, that come the general election in November these same race-based forces will be out having a "Get Out The Black Vote For The Democrats". This campaign will ignore the present condition for Black people in the state and the US House 7th district in particular. Despite being controlled by "favorable people", the people will be less pissed at the establishment elements who are running for office than they were at Artur Davis for failing to make peace with the establishment.
To those who say that Davis lost because he voted against "Obamacare" I counter that in the 7th District with more than 50% of the people already dependent upon government health care (minus the elderly who have earned such an entitlement), this points to far greater problems in the district than what you can rightfully blame Davis for.