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"What A Friend We Have In Democrats - Commentary by Lucius Gantt"
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The Gantt Report - This is a column about 2008 politics. Before I write about anything political, I have to repeat that I intend to vote for Barack Obama.
But Obama or not, I’m still going to tell the truth!
What a friend we have in Democrats! All of our political sins and griefs they bear!
With the political “friends” that African American voters have, who needs enemies!
In 2008, as in every year for the last 50 or so years, Black voters are certain to put Democratic candidates first while Democrats put Blacks last.
No, don’t run away from the Democratic political plantation to another political party. No major political party respectfully courts, supports, recognizes, acknowledges, hires, contracts or patronizes anybody non-white in a meaningful and significant political manner.
The Democratic Party is poised for a remarkable leadership comeback in 2008. If Democrats fail to take back the White House, expand their numbers in Congress and take back numerous state legislatures and local councils and commissions, the failure will be because of their misuse, abuse, neglect and taking for granted of the overwhelming, but sometimes blind, support of African American voters.
I say “blind” because more often than not Blacks are encouraged to, and many times do, just vote Democratic. Black voters have to understand that some Democratic candidates are more evil than we could ever imagine.
Any Democratic State Attorney, for instance, that would arbitrarily pick and choose which citizens to prosecute, to over charge, to give extended probation periods to, to jail youth on false violations and to maliciously prosecute based on racial motivations, Democrat or not, those candidates are not good choices for Black voters to support.
The Democratic National Committee and more than a few State Democratic Parties have decided that all money, funds contributed by Blacks, Hispanics, whites and others, would mostly go to white television station owners. Yes, there are Blacks that own broadcast facilities but they are not getting political ad placements.
So, Stevie Wonder could see that campaign expenditures are not based on media type. The “Change We Can Believe In” doesn’t have a damn thing to do with campaigning! There has been no change whatsoever in the way that Black voters are treated that seek diversity in campaign spending transactions.
What a friend we have in Democrats. They tell us they love us, They tell us they want us. They tell us that they are best for us.
Truth is no Democrat no where can get consistently elected without Black voter support!
The Democratic candidate for President can spend his total campaign budget trying to influence “working class” (white) voters and still get land slid if Black voters don’t turn out in huge numbers!
Can I prove it? Yes!
If Barack Obama and John McCain are currently running neck and neck in the presidential campaign polls, McCain has at least 60% of the white voters polled.
All of the Democratic money spent has done very little to insure that conservative Democrats vote for their nominee instead of voting for the Republican candidate. Don’t forget there are more registered Democrats in America than there are registered Republicans.
When white voters are divided, African-American bloc voters decide elections!
Yes, what a friend we have. We give them everything we have politically but they only give us hopes, dreams and when we die, political pie in the sky! (Gantt's new book "Beast Too: Dead Man Writing" is coming soon and will be illustrated by Lance Scurvin. Contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)