Why are Republican candidates afraid of black people?

Following a page from the national GOP playbook, nearly all of the Republican gubernatorial candidates refused to show up Saturday for the NAACP debate.

African-Americans make up more than 20 percent of North Carolina’s population.

Republicans would rather ignore 1.1 million African-American voters than address concerns about education, health care, jobs, and safe communities.

Republicans have no trouble pandering to special interests. But they can’t look black voters in the eye and tell them they will govern for all people, not just those who look like them.

Then Republicans complain that black people won’t vote for them.

Maybe it’s because a Republican redistricting lawsuit threatens to pack minorities in districts and dilute their vote and representation in the General Assembly.

Maybe it’s because Republican State Auditor Les Merritt trumped up unsubstantiated cases of voter fraud to stop legislation making it easier for people to vote.

Maybe it’s because Republicans favor harsh voter ID laws because they want African-Americans to stay home on Election Day.

Or maybe Republicans are just afraid.

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Good for Judge Orr

The only one of the threefour with the courage to show.

That probably means he has no chance in hell of winning the primary.

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

Yep. No chance.

Orr hasn't learned the fine art of Republican extremism. Plus he's too smart to be embraced by the fringe primary voters who will choose the R nominee.

Orr favors making it harder for citizens to vote

Orr does, however, favor the voter id laws that Republicans use as part of their voter suppression efforts.

I hope he got asked about this at the debate. Wouldn't it be wonderful if he could explain here why he supports legislation that would come between Americans and their right to vote?

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The GOP will try to suppress the vote in 2008.

Why are they afraid?

Republican free-market extremists need a permanent underclass they can exploit in order to make more money. They see themselves as morally superior to those they dominate in the marketplace. It's not surprising they try to ignore what they perceive as hired help.

What Republican is afraid of Black people besides Fred Smith BBQ

Why are Republican candidates afraid of black people?* Jer

Republican free-market extremists need a permanent underclass they can exploit in order to make more money.* A

Other possible reasons?

1. They can't dance?
2. They can't jump?
3. They can't rap?
4. They can't duck fast enough at a drive bye?
5. They can't speak ebonics at Oakland City School Board meeting?
6. They believe the term " Brother" is something that one of their family members did centuries ago?
7. They believe the Black Panthers cause the Tiger attack on the innocent white youths at the San Francisco Zoo.
8. They believe Black churches cause their own church fires when they use coal fire stoves?
9. They believe the local Police has been bought off by the local drug dealers?
10. They believe Teddy Kenney is a black man trapped in a old fat white man body and can only talk to Obama for help?

I digg....

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Could someone please explain?

Please explain to me what "Digg" is. I've seen it and am baffled by it (and anything else current in online maneuvering).

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing
-Edmund Burke

dugg

Dugg, and added you as a friend there, too. Hope you don't mind. :)

-Angry Grrl

Any truth to the rumor that

Fetzer Stephens has abandoned Bill Graham and moved on to Pat McCrory?

I hear Patty McHornry team is backing off from his sinking ship.

I guess they all figure all the crap he's trying to hide is going to surface and ruin their futures. No one is going to want to have the Patsy McHorny name on their resumes.
 
News of the 10th district: See Pat Go Bye Bye,

not sure about the latter

But under the dome in print edition said Fetzer wasnt advising Graham any more.

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

Loose Queen Lips sink Republican Patty ships?

Any truth to the rumor that

Fetzer Stephens has abandoned Bill Graham and moved on to Pat McCrory?*Drama Queen

Naw! Tom and Billy goat boy have a couple of business deals together...in fact Billy co-sign on a mortage for Tom at his new consultant office....250 grand....In Tom's own words..." No big deal, Bill was my parnet in co-signing for my car"

I hear Patty McHornry team is backing off from his sinking ship.*Drama Queen

Yes and No! Tom likes to be pay up front...typical republican political whore....Patty is tight with his "More Mo" like his ass is at a Texas Gay Bar on a Saturday night, Now that he has competition both ways....You can never know how he will enjoy it?

I guess they all figure all the crap he's trying to hide is going to surface and ruin their futures. No one is going to want to have the Patsy McHorny name on their resumes.*Drama Queen

You got that right! Wait until Blackwater fiqures that out? Not only will Patty name disapear, but Patty could disappear into those swamps in Northeast North Carolina? Naw! Prince Erik wouldn't do that! I think?

New Bern Military News---2009

" Former Congressman found stuff in Aligator mouth"

" Wildlife Group claims Congressman attack gator with a Blackwater Taser"