HipHopRepublican: Meet real “Racist-Anti-Semitic Republicans”

HipHopRepublican

Meet real “Racist-Anti-Semitic Republicans”

The racial views of the C.C.C. are repugnant to me, and I would never have spoken to the group had I known beforehand of its stand

~Former U.S. Representative Bob Bar 7th District,Georgia

This is an edited article from an anonymous source who lives in New York City regarding a group called the Council of Conservatives Citizen Council who asked that HipHopRepublican.com post this

I do not believe that the Republican Party is a racist party despite the partisan attacks by Democrats to further this impression. I believe that the party is predominately white because it is predominately rural. To me these simple demographic realities account for most Republicans of the party’s present platform. If for example lets say you live in Rochester NY and commute long distances to work any talk of higher gas taxes frightens you. However if you like in Brooklyn and take the subway the talk of higher taxes might not seem all that bad. In fact the talk of higher taxes may be viewed by urban folks as a great thing because of possible city improvements. Democrats try to construe such economic divides as an attempt by white Republicans to oppress the urban poor.

Putting that aside I am however convinced there is a group of white supremacist who are in both parties. I am also convinced that the umbrella group for this penetration of both partes but primarly our party is the Council of Conservatives Citizens Council. This group is both racist and anti-Semitic and do have an influence in our party. The Citizen’s Council while racist may actually confuse unsuspecting Republican congressman who is invited to speak. In the past few years they have refferd to themselves as a Free Market institute….here is there views on healthcare ..http://www.cchconline.org/

Most of the Republicans who have attend there events in the past claim that they did not know they were a white supremacist group. I suspect that most did not know and wanted to kick themselves for attending once they media found out. However I do believe that there are probably a group of who did know the agenda of CCC particularly politicians from the region. If we Republicans ask Obama to have no relations with Rev.Wright or Black Nationalism we must ask the same of our own party…if you doubt there racist check them out!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_Conservative_Citizens

http://www.cofcc.org/

Nashville PostPolitics: The Bradley Effect And Other Racial Aspects Of Politics

Nashville PostPolitics

The Bradley Effect And Other Racial Aspects Of Politics

From Anthony Palmer:

Al Gore and John Kerry, both of whom are White, lost the White vote to George Bush. Expecting Obama to win the White vote is just as foolish as expecting Blacks to vote in higher numbers for McCain.

COlorado Independent: Pro-affirmative action group to sue Secretary of State

COlorado Independent

Pro-affirmative action group to sue Secretary of State

A group that launched a failed attempt to protect affirmative action programs in Colorado will sue Secretary of State Mike Coffman today for throwing away up to 5,300 valid signatures that would have bolstered the initiative’s chances to make it onto the ballot.

The measure, called Initiative 82, sought to preserve affirmative action programs in the face of Amendment 46, a controversial ballot proposal which, if passed, will destroy them.

Colorado University law professor Melissa Hart, who is also spearheading the Vote No on Amendment 46 campaign, claims that the Secretary of State’s Office tossed out signatures that belonged to registered active voters, including the signature of Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey’s son, according to 9News.

Colorlines RaceWire:Will the Failing Economy Advance Racial Justice?

Colorlines RaceWire

Will the Failing Economy Advance Racial Justice?

I’m wondering how everyone else feels about the idea that our failing economy might advance racial justice.

On November 4th, we will find out what America really cares about. On the one hand, we have a Black presidential candidate who has a solid economic solution to the financial crisis, and on the other, the white candidate has admitted that he does not understand economics nor does he have a well thought out position on it.

Clearly, the economic crisis has hit communities of color the hardest. However, all of America is now paying the price for the federal government’s refusal to crack down on predatory lending – an issue that some conservatives tried to blame on the “irresponsible borrowing by poor people of color.” Now all of America (I hope) realizes that when economic policies fail to provide justice to the most vulnerable in our society, the end results affect each and everyone one of us – including the wealthy.

So, are Americans so uncomfortable with the notion of a president who isn’t white that they would tolerate 4-8 more years of America’s crumbling economy (and other ills) and vote for a man who thought the economy was flourishing the same morning that Wall Street completely tanked? Or will they check their own racism and vote for the candidate who-as surveys suggest-they put more faith in to fix the economy? Put another way, will Americans vote for a white man who they do not trust to handle the economy or will they vote for the man who will help us through this financial crisis, regardless of his race?

I can’t wait to find out.

Colorlines RaceWire: Why Racial Politics and Voting in Ohio Impact Us All

Colorlines RaceWire

Why Racial Politics and Voting in Ohio Impact Us All

For example, how should one understand a prominent Black Republican Secretary of State, Kenneth Blackwell, actively working to disenfranchise and exclude largely poor, largely Black communities from voting in urban precincts of Ohio? Or what about a comparison of Columbus voting areas like Upper Arlington where a majority of affluent white Republicans had no problems or waits to access working voting machines and predominantly Democratic, working class Black areas like Franklinton that had long lines and broken machines? These and similar voting problem stories from Ohio point to a systemic crisis that continues today.

So why are we still talking about voting and race in Ohio? The reason is two-fold. First, there are a number of people who believe the outcome of the 2004 election was directly linked to election manipulation for political purposes. Secondly, there was a clear and troubling pattern of voter disenfranchisement that mirrors racial and economic divides in the state. The major counties where voting problems occurred (Franklin, Hamilton, Montgomery, Lucas, Cuyahoga and Summit) were all urban areas with large communities of color. In other words, when voting problems occurred, they were almost always linked to the voter’s race.

Media Matters: Armstrong Williams — who received and didn’t disclose Bush administration money to promote NCLB — criticized Ifill for book deal

Media Matters

Armstrong Williams — who received and didn’t disclose Bush administration money to promote NCLB — criticized Ifill for book deal

Summary: Conservative radio host Armstrong Williams criticized vice-presidential debate moderator Gwen Ifill over her upcoming book about African-American political leaders, saying she “should have disclosed” it, and that it is “ultimately impossible” for her not to favor Sen. Barack Obama, because she has a “financial stake” in his winning the presidency. However, beginning in 2003, Williams did not disclose that he received $240,000 in Education Department funds to promote No Child Left Behind. The Government Accountability Office found that the Department of Education’s actions constituted “covert propaganda” in violation of the law.

Media Matters: Rodgers suggested that just as the O.J. Simpson verdict “was a racial vote,” African-Americans support Obama because of “racial brotherhood”

Media Matters

Rodgers suggested that just as the O.J. Simpson verdict “was a racial vote,” African-Americans support Obama because of “racial brotherhood”

Summary: On his KSFO radio show, Lee Rodgers claimed O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder because of a “racial vote” by the jury and said of polls that show “98 percent of black voters voting for” Sen. Barack Obama: “[A]re we to assume they all agree with him on all his principles? Or could there be a hint of racial brotherhood in that vote? Come on, we know the answer to that.” Rodgers also declared, “If any white person, for whatever reason — because they think he consorts with terrorists or communists, or believes in all the things that black racist preacher said for 20 years votes against him for that reason — no, no, no, no. If you’re a white person voting against Obama, you are a racist.”