Originally posted by Saphronia
Republicans try and walk a thin line but as soon as they start speaking they cross it. They are offensive and dont even realize it.
1. I'm not a Republican.
2. I'm sorry you are offended.
3. I still think I'm right.
If minorities ever want to be taken serious as a voting bloc they have to form their own party which decides on a case by case basis who to put their
weight behind, or whether to run their own candidate.
what the heck does this mean? Because we're black our vote isn't taking seriously--oh, it shouldn't be counted like in Florida in 2000!
No, you have misunderstood me. I did not say that your vote is not taken seriously. I said that you have not been taken seriously as a voting bloc. In
other words, neither party is doing enough to earn your vote. I believe that if minorities want the two major parties to start paying serious
attention to the things that minorities care about, minorities have to start holding their votes over candidates heads and making the candidates jump
We don't know what we are voting for? We just vote democrat cause that's what we always do?
Who in the world said that? I am reasonably sure that you have some sort of rationale for voting Democrat, I'm just saying that the Democrats have
gotten used to it, and they aren't doing everything that they could to earn your vote because they already expect it. I think the Democrats would do
more for African Americans if every once in a while African Americans decided to make an example out of one or two congressmen by voting for a third
party or a moderate like John McCain, as long as there was a candidate like that who they found acceptible.
Let's face it, the African American community could give a couple of seats in congress to anyone it wanted if it came together with a lot of energy
to teach the two major parties a lesson. Now don't you think the Democrats would start listening if you took a seat away from them and gave it to a
minority-centered third party?
Or don't you think the Republicans would listen if you said "hey look, we just took a congress seat away from the Democrats, and the only way
you'll ever have a chance in that seat is if you nominate (fill in the blank) because we think he's a good example of what your party should be
Our opinions are just worthless because of the color of our skin...racist comment and he doesn't even know it. Republican.
No, but in this case your individual opinion (about me and what I have said) is worth less (not worthless) because it is stems from a misunderstanding
and is wrong.
Tis harsh, but I'm not going to apologize when folk believe that black people are ill-informed voters.
Um, I don't know if you've talked to the average American lately, but there ae a LOT of ill-informed voters out there of all colors. Try it. Go to
some fairly crowded social venue and start asking people if they are registered to vote. Ask them what the most important issue in elections is to
them. Ask them who their congressman is, ask them who their rep in the state legislature is, and ask them who their city councilman is. As them where
each of those individuals stands on the issue that is most important to them.
You ask about 3 elected officials and 1 question about each of those officials. Six questions. If the average score is 2 (33% a solid F-), then
you're talking to some sharp people. If the average score is 4 (66% a respectable D) you're probably on a college campus. If the average score is 5
(83% a B) you're probably at a City Council meeting. There will be no 6s, even if you quiz your city councilman.