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  •  Whoever wrote this post (6+ / 0-)

    is obviously not familiar with either Georgia or Blacks in Georgia.

    To think that just because Thurbert Baker is Black he will get "the lion's share of the Black vote" is both ignorant and insulting.

    Thurbert Baker is NOT popular among many Blacks (esp the voting Blacks who pay attention to news stories) because of his predatory prosection of Genarlow Wilson, a young Black guy convicted of having CONSENSUAL sex with a White girl like two years younger than him.  When the conviction was overturned, Baker tried to appeal the case!  News-savvy Black voters remember this and he is now stigmatized.  The local talk radio shows have helped remind people about Baker.

    So fyi to the writer, all Blacks don't get the "lion's share of the Black vote" just because of the color of their skin.

    rolling eyes

    •  Agreed (0+ / 0-)

      I am totally not sold on Baker.  I worry his "law and order" credentials will actually back fire, failing to convince poachable Republicans and swing voters while alienating the Democratic base, a la Mark Taylor's pro-death penalty campaign.

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