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  •  Blacks will not support Democrats (1+ / 0-)
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    Who dont support Obama

    •  The district is 4.4% (1+ / 0-)
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      African American. Not a factor.

      And what makes you think that Weprin doesn't support Obama? In all likelihood, he lost because he was tied too closely to Obama, specifically on his policy re Israel.

      The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

      by sidnora on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 09:14:48 AM PDT

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    •  Does that include black Democratic (1+ / 0-)
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      politicians that loathe Obama's Republican policies?

      This is all sort of weird since AAs early on supported Clinton and not Obama.  It was a whole lot of white folks like me that from 2004 on could perceive that the color of Obama's skin was not an impediment to his political ambitions.  It was whitebread Iowa that propelled him to the WH.

      By your standards, we should all praise the black man on the Supreme Court.  Hell, why not switch to GOP and vote for Cain.


      •  That's oversimplified. (0+ / 0-)

        Most New York African American pols supported Clinton early on because all politics is local, and she was their senator.

        Most African Americans of my acquaintance came to supporting him rather late because they understood the depth of the prejudice he'd be facing and assumed that either he couldn't win, or he'd be physically harmed if he did. As it turned out, neither has happened, but I am convinced that even a Clinton presidency wouldn't have met with these levels of obstruction from on high and just plain hatred from below. Plenty, yes, but not this much.

        FYI, he had earlier support among both AA pols and AA citizens, in Brooklyn, where the upstarts are.

        The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

        by sidnora on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 04:49:06 PM PDT

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      •  Go ahead Haters (0+ / 0-)

        Keep on hating on till 2013 ,when Obama is relected

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