The Race Card is Played Again

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=\Nation\archive\200509\NAT20050929a.html

    Black Voter Suppression Blamed for Weak Katrina Response
    By Marc Morano
    CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
    September 29, 2005

    Washington (CNSNews.com) - The Bush administration's slow response to Hurricane Katrina may be the result of minority votes being suppressed and Democratic candidates losing the last two presidential elections, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus has alleged.

    "Watching family members and others cling to rooftops in Hurricane Katrina, I wonder whether or not the absence of attention [to the recovery effort] is attributable to the loss of a vote in 2000 and 2004," U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat from Texas, said.

    She added that the government's hurricane response gave her the feeling of "deja vu," following the Republican Party's alleged attempts to undermine the black vote in those two presidential elections.

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    "The pain of disenfranchisement is still very fresh for those African Americans who were shut out of the voting process in 2000. It was a sheer travesty. We know America is smarter and better than that," said Jackson Lee, whose congressional district in Houston is now home to an estimated 150,000 Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
     
  2. OCC

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    Could be true. Then again it may not be.
     
  3. Magnetic Poles

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    While there were instances of intimidation at the polls, Congresswoman Jackson-Lee is off her nut. Politics as usual, appealing to that new voting block. Ludicrous all the same. If the GOP was smart, they'd have gone out of their way to help quickly in the wake of Katrina in order to appeal to those voters. Oh wait...I said "if the GOP was smart".

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I made a funny!

    Anyway, proof again, both parties fiddle while New Orleans burns.
     
  4. carpro

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    There have been absolutely no cases of proven voter "intimidation" or "disenfranchisement" in the last 2 Presidential elections.

    And certainly not from lack of trying.

    You are 100% correct about one thing though. Jackson Lee is "off her nut" and always is.

    Using a big word like "attributable" may have stretched her rubber band until it broke.
     
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    I heard a funny this morning. The democrats could win a presidential campaign if they could find a normal candidate.Heard that on MSNBC.
     
  6. Magnetic Poles

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    Carpro,

    There have been many cases of voter intimidation during the last election. I recall specifically that the GOP was placing goons to challenge voters entering the polls.

    Just Google and you'll find plenty of info. Here are a couple:

    http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oId=16368

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_U.S._Election_controversies_and_irregularities

    Also, for a state-by-state count, go to
    https://voteprotect.org/index.php?display=EIRMapNation&tab=ED04

    The site reports 31525 incidents regarding Election Day 2004
     
  7. carpro

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    Voter intimidation is prosecutable.

    How many prosecutions have there been?
     
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