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Blacks fret free-for-all
for Jesse Jackson Jr. seat

Politico, by Alex Isenstadt

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 11/28/2012 5:06:33 AM

Black leaders are growing increasingly worried that a white candidate might seize the seat of former Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson in the upcoming Illinois special election. Losing Jackson’s seat would be a blow to the black establishment. Chicago, long a center of black cultural and political power — With a host of black candidates announcing their intention to run, the concern is that they could split the African-American vote and provide a plurality to a white contender. The worries escalated this week after former Rep. Debbie Halvorson, a white Democrat and veteran of suburban Chicago politics,

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Wow. That kind of "concern" sounds a bit....dare we say it...racist.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher, 11/28/2012 5:14:58 AM     (No. 9037029)

You just want to scream sometimes...when a democrat dies or retires, the rest scream that "It´s a Democrat seat!!" A black retires or dies or decides to ´spend more time with family´, then "It´s a black seat...you can´t have it!!!" It´s never just a Congressional seat. Post-racial society...what a laugh.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JimS, 11/28/2012 6:11:55 AM     (No. 9037048)

FTA: "The battle we have is that we can’t afford to lose a black voice in Congress. It would be a terrible loss in many ways"

Considering that JJJ has been absent from Congress for at least 6 months, maybe they can show us how their "loss of a black voice" for that period has been such a terrible loss to them.

This is beyond pure racism by blacks. It is black entitlement mentality.
Corrupt, incompetent, ignorant, or just stupid? It doan matter none. Long as you be black we be ´lectin´ you.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: provide, 11/28/2012 6:14:41 AM     (No. 9037050)

By that logic, the Presidency is now a Black seat.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 11/28/2012 6:23:24 AM     (No. 9037060)

It is racist...racist...racist! Oh did I say racist?


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Reply 5 - Posted by: wepeople, 11/28/2012 6:30:35 AM     (No. 9037069)

I nominate Robert Mugabe!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lazyman, 11/28/2012 6:37:22 AM     (No. 9037082)

God forbid it would be based on the content of character.
Not easy to say but they have no future.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 11/28/2012 6:54:42 AM     (No. 9037093)

Racists,racists,racists,racists,racists,racists,racists,
Racists,racists,racists ,racists,racists,racists,racists

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Reply 8 - Posted by: msjena, 11/28/2012 7:05:54 AM     (No. 9037109)

The white candidate is just as liberal as Jesse. The only reason they have for opposing her is skin color.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: proactus, 11/28/2012 8:19:55 AM     (No. 9037188)

One thing is certain-that seat wont be free for all. Somebody gonna pay. Know what I´m sayin?.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bevan, 11/28/2012 8:23:22 AM     (No. 9037193)

Well, blacks do tend to have very large "seats."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Distorted, 11/28/2012 8:49:48 AM     (No. 9037233)

A minority cannot be racist...right?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Shucky, 11/28/2012 8:50:06 AM     (No. 9037234)

The black candidtaes would all have to be republicans, and the lone white candidate a democrat, for leftists to even consider this racism.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 11/28/2012 9:02:25 AM     (No. 9037251)

It will go to the highest bidding democRAT. IMHO.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/28/2012 9:03:27 AM     (No. 9037253)

We just never seem to get down to the specifics of "black issues" do we? There is always vague talk about black unemployment and black opportunities, but WHY is there higher unemployment among them, and exactly what opportunities are being denied them institutionally?

And what´s this jive about a black voice? Are white, Asian, or Jewish voices lacking in some timbre, some subsonic throb that black voices have and hear among themselves only?

Seems to me they want to behave as a threatening racial tribe always on the verge of violence but not judged that way.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/28/2012 9:42:45 AM     (No. 9037333)

FTA - Some black officials have met Halvorson’s entry into the race with outright hostility. Kwame Raoul, a Democratic state senator who has been vocal about his concern that a white candidate could win the seat, said the former congresswoman is exploiting an opportunity

Switch the words ´black´ and ´white´ and imagine how swiftly charges of hostile racism would be leveled.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: save America, 11/28/2012 10:45:45 AM     (No. 9037469)

Poor Debbie.She is finding out that the D after her name is not enough to overcome skin color.Why do you belong to a group that can´t stand you,because your white?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 11/28/2012 1:37:58 PM     (No. 9037799)

The democrats are being hoisted on their own petard. This was one of the most minority districts in the nation but in 2011 Illinois Democrats were so determined to squeeze out all the Tea Party winners from 2010 they extended Jackson´s seat into the cornfields south of Kankakee. Now it is probably the least minority majority district in Congress.

Halvorson may be the reason Jackson didn´t pull out over the summer. She ran decent second to Jackson in the March 2012 primary and would have had a fair number of votes from the county chairman, township committeeman and ward heelers who would have named a substitute for the November race had Jackson stepped aside.

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