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Black people, the poor, jobless, homeless and those who have an opinion have no representation in the Democratic or Republican parties of America. Let’s keep President Obama in office – but locally, we need to make some major changes. It’s our vote – one of the only things we truly control. Use it to be heard in 2012.
by Donald W.R. Allen, II – Editor in Chief, The Independent Business News Network
United States of America/Minnesota (IBNN/Political Editorial/October 23, 2012)… Before I start – let’s get something straight. In 2012, the best man for the job of the United States president is President Obama. Despite my independent conservative viewpoints, I could never vote for a man that would rather spit in the eye of a Black man, versus seeing him succeed. Mitt Romney is nothing more than a filthy-rich RINO with many pots to piss in – and many windows to toss it out. It’s true, the Minnesota GOP has not been open to me – I’m a Black outsider looking in. The MN GOP’s policy in Minnesota – “If it’s Black, stay back!”
In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson uttered the word Nigger in relation to having a race and caste of people brainwashed into voting for Democratic candidates. The success LBJ had back then still resonates in 2012, local democratic candidates in some states can count on the minority-ethnic vote every few years by making a promise.
Blacks in poor neighborhoods all across the United States have been overwhelmed by the celebrity status of local Democratic officials as if these people where rock stars – like Prince. I have friends in Minneapolis that swear by local DFL elected officials, saying, “He’s really great” – “I’ve never seen him/her do anything wrong.” But these “friends” would never question local elected politicians (especially the Black ones) about local policies, disparities and marital inconsistencies that are unethical, heartbreaking and deserve to be talked about in the public sphere.
Of course, most of these elected officials don’t want any public discourse – let alone to create a rhetorical situation where they are required to explain why in 2012 there are more Black men in prison then there were slaves in the 1800s (Alexander, 2012). They have convinced the local media to assist them on this Democratic whitewashing of important news and information. Whenever there is violence against Black people, the city and schools are complicit (Morrison). The violence of no information distribution has been a win-win for the democrats.
Lisa Clemons, a guest contributor to IBNN said, “I have never seen so many Democrats not ask questions or listen closely to the answers in my life. I am a Democrat and in this election I have lost friends, been called a bitch, been told (by another African-American) to take my ass back to Africa all because I have questions. I don’t vote for race or history and for some reason people don’t get that. I don’t care who you are… My vote belongs to me and you have to earn it EVERY 4 YEARS.”
In 2012, the biggest item the Democrats could come up with to fight against was the same-sex marriage amendment and voter id. The GLBT communities are pushing these amendments and their agenda across the United States and democratic Black elected officials are right there to pitch in and tell the Black folks how they should vote. I wonder when the Black elected officials will grow some putz (Yiddish for balls), and figure out some amendments to assist the jobless, homeless, poor and veterans? I always thought education was a civil right. When was the last time you heard or saw a local politician condemn the Minneapolis Public Schools for proficiency numbers that will send our children back to the days of White only drinking fountains?
In my home state of Minnesota we have one of the largest education gaps between White and Blacks then anywhere else in the United States. We also have a jobless rate that is reminiscent of the 1930s between the two races. Our local politicians on a state level let more than $30 million slip through their hands from 2008 until 2010 when the Republicans took over the Minnesota State Legislature. Now Minnesota Democrats complain about what the Republicans are going to cut and how “terrible” it is across the isle. Common sense would lead one to ask, “When the DFL was the majority in the Minnesota State Legislature, why didn’t you do anything to benefit the poor, homeless, jobless and veterans? Why is it now you complain about the Republicans when it was you who was in charge for so long”?
My argument would be “those niggers” have been voting democrat since 1964. Those niggers don’t want to hold any democrat accountable for disparities that have reached an all time high under their watch. Those niggers feel restraint in asking salient questions of their elected representatives.
If everybody counts and everybody matters, the Minnesota DFL and the Democratic Party of America are only counting each other.
In 2012, we need to be awake – that doesn’t mean vote for the Republicans either.