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  •  Telling poor black voters they have a "duty" (10+ / 0-)

    to a system that has all but abandoned them is not a winning message.

    Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07. http://www.ewaynepowell.com/

    by anastasia p on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 06:06:59 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly right (1+ / 0-)
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      The radical Republican party is the party of oppression, fear, loathing and above all more money and power for the people who robbed us.

      by a2nite on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 06:19:30 AM PDT

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    •  Really? What alternative do you suggest? (0+ / 0-)

      How would you suggest that any disenfranchised ethnic group of citizens to go about changing the "system" if not through the ballot box?

      The point of my comment was that the right to vote is an empowering act of citizenship. You can play the victimhood card to excuse those who opt not to vote if you like, but I think it's then incumbent on you to suggest alternative means that might be a more effective means to redress grievances claimed on behalf of a group that has been, to paraphrase your reply, disenfranchised.

      Go for it, I'm all ears.

      "It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important." Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Arabiflora on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 10:30:34 PM PDT

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