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  •  He's stuck in the civil rights era when he (2+ / 0-)
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    shouldn't be.

    You know, some people are like slinkies, they're good for nothin'! But they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

    by Muzikal203 on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 12:46:21 PM PST

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    •  why not? (2+ / 0-)
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      Meteor Blades, Little

      you seen the black unemployment numbers for the last 20 years?  poverty?  imprisonment? education?

      I keep hearing about this "new era" in black politics... what the hell is it based around?  Seems to be based around just ignoring the problem altogether.

      •  They are using the same tired tactics (6+ / 0-)

        which turns off younger African Americans like myself. You can make progress without always having to be a victim, look at Obama. No one EVER thought he'd win, and people threw everything they had at him (legitimate or not) and he still won with the most votes EVER in a Presidential Election.

        You know, some people are like slinkies, they're good for nothin'! But they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

        by Muzikal203 on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 12:50:13 PM PST

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        •  I'm young and black... (6+ / 0-)

          and I couldn't care less about anything Bobby Rush has to say. This is what I do care about:

          1.) The fact that Blagojevich, at the pleasure of the Illinois State Legislature, is still the governor of Illinois.

          2.) That my state, the 5th most populous state in the country, gets at least as much representation in the senate as WYOMING.

          3.) That Senate Democrats DON'T set a dangerous precedent for blocking senate appointments with no legal basis.

          There were ways to avoid this mess. The legislature could have speedily impeached Blago. Hasn't happened. The legislature could have taken away his ability to appoint senators in lieu of a special election. Didn't happen, can't afford it. And of course, Harry Reid could have kept his nose out Illinois State politics, since it's unclear at best whether or not he has the authority to block an appointment of an innocent man who was selected by a governor who has been accused NOT convicted of a crime.

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