Posted: 5:09 pm Friday, August 22nd, 2014

DNC official: Ferguson could boost get-out-the-vote push 

By Daniel Malloy

Our AJC colleague Nicholas Fouriezos passes along the following dispatch:

The racial unrest caused by tensions over the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., could be a rallying cry for Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts, according to the voter education committee chair for the Democratic Southern caucus.

“There is a story beneath the story in Ferguson,” chairwoman Janet May said at the Southern Caucus meeting during the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta on Friday.

May ran through the stats of the 21,000-person Missouri town: 13,000 black citizens, about 7,000 white. Five city council members– one of whom was black. Fifty-three policemen – 50 of whom were white. A white mayor.

“Do you see the picture here?” May said. “These folk don’t vote in local or midterm elections.”

She added: “Now if we can’t take that scenario and roll it into a message for our party, we just need to pack it up and go home. Because we have been grasping for a message.”

That message is particularly important in Georgia, where Democrats are relying on African American voters making up at least 30 percent of the electorate to give them a chance. Democratic prognosticators have also targeted about 800,000 likely minority voters who sat out past midterm elections.

The top of Democrats’ ticket got the star treatment at the Southern Caucus meeting.

Caucus members gave state Sen. Jason Carter two standing ovations and three rounds of applause during his speech. Energized by the home crowd, Carter threw a slider with a somewhat unexpected criticism of incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal’s boards.

Instead of hammering Deal on the fact that more than four-fifths of the governor-appointed members on Georgia’s major governing boards donated to his campaign, he decided to attack the demographic make-up of those political appointees.

“There are 51 members of the boards that run our state government,” Carter said. “Of those 51 people, five are women.”

Carter revealed an internal poll showing a 2-to-1 advantage over Deal in female voters, drawing chuckles when someone asked what was his secret to doing so well with the ladies.

“That is the secret that everybody wants to know,” he quipped.

218 comments
GenePoole
GenePoole

 The DNC has hit a new bottom in sleazy, misleading political ADs.  Spreading racial hatred about the Ferguson incident for political gain is resulting in innocent whites being killed or assaulted by misinformed black gangs and mobs.  The 300 lb, 6 foot 4 inch culprit tried to beat up a Police Officer and got shot in the process.  They have found his blood inside the police car, and the officer has wounds from the attack,  The Governor and Representative for area where this took place are Democrats.  How will Voting for more democrats solve the issue of black criminals assaulting police officers?  

Jim Green
Jim Green

You must be kidding!  Why would Black protesters in Missouri register as Democrats?  The Democrats are the party of slavery!  The Missouri - Kansas Rivalry was fought over the issue of slavery with Democrats supporting slavery and Republicans opposed.  Republicans in the North and South opposed slavery.  Democrats in the North and South supported slavery.  When the first Republican, Lincoln, became President, the Democrat controlled South seceded over the issue of slavery.

 Black Republicans came to power in the South after the Civil War.  But the Democrats and their militant arm, the KKK overthrew them.  Black Republicans ran what was the largest city in NC at the time, Wilmington.  Democrats with the help of their militant arm, the KKK, overthrew the Black Republicans in a race riot.  They followed up with a race riot in New Orleans against Black Republican elected officials.  NC Republican Governor Holden was impeached by the Democrats for cracking down on the KKK.  

  The Democrats took control of the NC Senate in 1898 and kept it continuously until 2012.  Once in power, these KKK Democrats passed the Jim Crow laws in order to suppress Black Republican voters.


  The Democrats passed Eugenics policies in 33 states including the forced sterilization of black Welfare mothers.  This continued until 1978.

   Democrats supported school segregation.  It took Republican Eisenhower to send in Federal troops to integrate the schools over the objection of Democrat Governors.  Democrats supported segregation in restaurants and buses.  The Civil Rights demonstrations of the 1960's were against Southern Democrat run cities and policies.

  Most of the opposition to the Civil Rights Act came from Democrats including Al Gore Senior and Robert Byrd.  KKK leader Robert Byrd was elected the top Democrat in the US Senate.

  There's a myth that the Democrats switched parties, but less than 1% did.  Most Democrats were like Al Gore Sr, and Robert Byrd, they were lifelong Democrats.

   Martin Luther King Jr. believed in racial equality, that's why he was a Republican.  He would never sellout to his oppressors, like Uncle Tom.  Why would anyone sell-out to their oppressors?

zombietimeshare
zombietimeshare

Leave it to the Democrats to, once again, dance on the bodies of the dead for personal political gain.

Bernie31
Bernie31

Tiny Dog many Nail Shop owners would be considered Modern Day Slave Traders too. Are you aware of that one. Of course you are. here is why? A Sizable percentage of them Facilitate undocumented and illegal persons into the U.S. for Work (not employment) in Nail Shops and Massage Parlors ALL over America. Under the radar and here before an unrecognized industry that is filled with such individuals ALL over the Metro Atlanta Area. THOUSANDS of Them!


Many of them most likely are in your Nail shops doing Nails and FOOTS at this very moment. At the end of this Day their Hard Work efforts would have generated for your Bank account in the Neighborhood of $20,000 or more. Even more doing the Holiday months!


But yer see, as you well know America's attention is now focused on the Illegal immigrants who are Brown and Not Yellow. So for now you, are able to operate without any Fear of Discovery or retribution from Law Enforcement. Nail Shops are not a High priority for them at the moment. But Hopefully the Bright Light of Justice will shed her Light there too!


God Willing.....

td1234
td1234

All the media talks about is the war within the Republican party between the Tea Party and business conservatives but I have not heard a word about the war within the Democratic party. 

The Mayor of Ferguson is a DEMOCRAT and the black leadership calls him a racist.

The St. Louis DA is a DEMOCRAT and he is a racist and must be replaced. 

The Governor is a DEMOCRAT and he is a racist. 


The real war looks to be between the white and black DEMOCRATS and yet the media is not saying a word. 

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

I have lived through a lot. I only wish my mother were here to talk about her experience hiding in Netherlands during the Holocaust and her flee to America. Btw, she didn't have papers and would be what conservatives call an illegal alien (but she was white so it didn't matter).

But our country has had hard times. And I am not talking about economice recession. I am referring to those periods of oppression wrought by the hands of conservatives. For over a century they kept blacks from exercising their self-evident and inalienable rights. Then in the 50s McCarthy came after alternative ideology. In the 60s violence toward freedom riders. The 70s saw conservatives working to deny women the right to their bodies. Since the 80s the LGBT community became a target. Starting with the 2006 midterms the conservatives decided to target immigrants.

Then they retrenched. Ever since Obama won in 2008 every non-white non male became a target of the conservative movement. Their worst nightmare came true: a Harvard Law educated, self-made multi-millionaire, constitutional law professor, who happens to be of mixed race, became the POTUS.

We finally have a chance to show these people what our country is made of. Even in the heart of Dixie we can see that the Democratic party represents the American character. That we are a country of minorities. ..not bigots. We are a nation of liberty, not privilege. We are a nation of inclusion, not segregation. Peace not war. Love not hate.

Conservatives only believe in preserving the power structures that have kept the powers of old and evil at the top. We have a chance, the first in decades and last of my lifetime, to move forward. The cast away the bonds of their antiquated and morally corrupt way of thinking. It is this quality that makes us progressive. And it is this quality that will save the nation and empower all Americans regardless of race, creed, gender, orientation and persuasion.

But you have to want it. You have to tell your friends and family about it. Because to sit by and do nothing is say everything is allright. That it is allright for women to have no choice. That it is allright to deny equal protection of the law to the umpopular and different. That it is allright for men with guns to murder our defenseless children in the street.

That is what the conservative stands for. But not us.

Bernie31
Bernie31

America has been acting very strange this week...She appears to be back to HER old Bi-POLAR SELF,Again!  She Goes to pieces and wants to send Uncle Sam's Misguided Children (USMC) when A Terrorist CUTS OFF The Head of one of her unarmed Blue Eyed Babies.


But when one of her Darker children who is UNARMED and SHOT like a Dog in the STREET by a TERRORIST in Blue. The Terrorist in Blue then leave the DEAD CHILD in the STREET for (4) FOUR Hours like Garbage to be disposed OF. She says Nothing and that He Deserved it while Her other Children Donate money to the Killer.


It seems her Psychosis has returned and she Needs to be Medicated Again.


Like Crazed Animals her People scream for Blood in the street half a World AWAY. While here at Home she is acting like OFFICER Darren Wilson claiming she is so SKERRED,and Fearful for her Life that she must BLOW Everybody Away.


Someone Call 911, America is Losing Her Mind Again.

td1234
td1234

The funny thing not reported in this article is that the Mayor of Ferguson, the DA of St Louis county and the Governor of Missouri that all these African American leaders are claiming are racist are elected DEMOCRATS. 


This may have a reverse affect and make many white democrats realize that blacks will throw them under the bus in a heart beat to achieve power.    

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

Sean Hannity (Hal Tuner's buddy) is now having a town hall meeting on race.  What the hell can a proven racist tell me or any one else about the racial divide in this country?  Next week he will have the birther Dan Page as a special guest.  

GenePoole
GenePoole

@Jim Green Your post is politically incorrect but the truth.  Robert Byrd (Democrat) was a KKK Recruiter and served in the Democrat Party until 2005.  The truth is that 330,000 white males died to end slavery on the Union side while fighting in the Civil War.  Over 2.3 Million white males enlisted in end slavery in the 1800's.  It was the GOP the ended the Democrat Filibuster by Robert Byrd, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  If our kids and minorities were taught the truth about the Democrat Party and slavery, informed people would leave the Party in droves.  

EdUktr
EdUktr

@Bernie31

Bernie's real name is Olivia. And Olivia doesn't believe in God or grammar rules.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@td1234 - tiny Dog The Mayor Of Ferguson is a RACIST and a BIGOT like YOU. 

The St.Louis Da is a Racist and a Bigot Like YOU.

The Governor of MO. is a Racist and a Bigot like YOU.

All Points have Been Verified and DOCUMENTED

Being a Democrat is just the name of a Political Party affiliation. Being a part of a Political Organization does not prevent one from Being a Hater of People of Color.

99.99999% of Republicans are Racist,Bigots, Homophobes, Misogynist, Anti- Semitic, Anti - immigrants, Haters Of Children, Haters of all who do not practice their VERSION of Christianity. 

So what is yer POINT?  SPORT!

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@Baumer_1  Well said, as usual.

And you are correct - we have to talk about the better things that are possible in America to our families and friends and neighbors, then get out and vote.

It's easy to sit at home and reply to the faux Christians and misogynistic people on a blog - it's harder to go knock on your neighbor's door and ask them to vote for Michelle and Jason.

But it's essential.

td1234
td1234

@Baumer_1 You forget that it is white DEMOCRATS that the black leadership is accusing of being racist in Ferguson, St. Louis county DA's office and the Governor. They are all democrats so you nuce little talking points meme is a blatant lie. 

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@EdUktr And according to the home of those raging liberals Herman Cain and  Erick Erickson   , WSB, Carter is ahead of Shady by four points.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@td1234 - Tiny Dog if they are Racist, Bigots let them go and Join yer Party we do not want them anyway. The Majority of them changed to your Political Party when the LYING RONALD Reagan was Elected. 

The Left overs have just been to Lazy to Officially change but they have always Voted with you.

That Bus Left the station long ago.....

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

@td1234 


white democrats arent our friends..theyre FRIENDY...and blacks realize white democrats will murder us jut as quickly as white conservatives

Kamchak
Kamchak

...white democrats realize that blacks will throw them under the bus...

Srsly?

Maybe you should log off and shut down before you post something really stupid.

Just suggestin'.

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser About half the panel is black. They are getting the conversation right when speaking about Sharpton and Jackson.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@EdUktr  -  AXE Yer Wife..she thanks I is de Cat's meow...she says what you are, can be found in de Cat's Litter Box, Covered UP!

By de way yer check Bounced last week..from now on she must come with Cash in hand.

GenePoole
GenePoole

@Bernie31 Did you know that 330,000 white REPUBLICANS died fighting to end slavery in the Civil War?  Did you know that 30,000 WHITE REPUBLICANS were lynched by the democrat KKK after the Civil War?  Did you know that Robert Byrd,a democrat served in Congress until 2005 and was famous for his filibuster to stop passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964?  The Republican Welfare to Work Legislation of 1995 resulted in the most massive expansion of Minorities from Poverty into the Middle Class in US History?  


Democrats are using lies about Ferguson to incite racial hatred and get Votes.  The GOP knows it and so do most informed Americans.  It's time to end the hate mongering by radical leftists that want to tear our Nation apart.  

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

I never specifically mentioned the atrocity in Ferguson. You read that into my statement, but it isn't there.

td1234
td1234

@CherokeeCounty @EdUktr Well there is a poll wrong somewhere because the one released earlier this week (that this paper chose not to report on) shows Perdue up by 9 and Deal up by 5.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@CherokeeCounty @EdUktr  Leave Ed alone he likes that sour bottle.

Infraredguy
Infraredguy

@ Kamchak, he does not have to post something stupid, you always beat him to the punch.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@Kamchak LOL. 

Good luck with that.

The more stupid the argument, the more he doubles down with it.

td1234
td1234

@Kamchak Really? All those white democrats are being thrown right under the bus in Missouri by the black leadership for the past two weeks. 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser You mean the two guys who marched with Dr. King.  One was even on the balcony when Dr. King was killed. Please stop td1234 the two guys (Jackson and Sharpton) you and Sean are attacking marched with Dr. King.  They helped him to write speeches so they know first hand what Dr. Kings message was and still is.  Sean Hannity on the other hand helped Hal Turner to write speeches.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@Baumer_1  Ferguson is just his talking point of the day - probably something he heard on Hannity.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@td1234 @CherokeeCounty @EdUktr  ...and which poll was that?

Kamchak
Kamchak

under the bus

"You keep using that phrase. I do not think it means what you think it means."

-- Thomas "Inigo Montoya" Jefferson

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser You do not like to hear black conservatives tell the truth about how progressives have helped ruin the black community. 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser Sharpton and Jackson who marched with Dr. King and was there when the fatal shot killed him are race hustlers?  Why now and not then?  Was not Dr. King wise enough not to surround himself with people who were not interested in civil rights for all? Was he incompetent like the right paints President Obama to be?

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser Well all these black panel members are saying young black men need to learn how to act right. 

td1234
td1234

@Kamchak I know exactly what it means to me. I do not know what the phrase means in your dream world. 


Please explain and show your evidence to back up your meaning. 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser Dr. King fought to get rid of separate but equal.  It was done through affirmative action which dismantled segregation.  Conservatives can't discard that part of his message but accept the rest of it.  

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser From a black man on the panel. 


"Dr. King went to St Louis in 1961 and told a congregation that we are 10% of the population and commit 51% of the crimes. We have to get our moral character in check" (paraphase) 

Kamchak
Kamchak

 Please explain and show your evidence to back up your meaning. 

(sigh)

And exactly which "meaning" did I express?

td1234
td1234

@Kamchak To throw (someone) under the bus is an idiomatic phrase in American English meaning to sacrifice a friend or ally for selfish reasons. 


Black Democratic leadership is throwing white Democratic leadership in Missouri under the bus. 

Kamchak
Kamchak

...victum[sic]...

Does that come with "smelling sauce"?

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser The garbage truck workers were victims that Dr. King addressed the day before his death.  Stop denying that racism does not exist in this country which does create victims.

Kamchak
Kamchak

Black Democratic leadership is throwing white Democratic leadership in Missouri under the bus. 

And there's your sign.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@Kamchak td1234  and Sean Hannity has one purpose and one purpose only tonight and that is to take everyone's attention of this birther racist cop who was in charge of crowd control in Ferguson that has been exposed. I don't give a damn how many town halls Sean has with his hand picked black conservatives the record was set straight tonight with that video on youtube.  Notice how Colin Powell is not part of the panel?  Is he not a conservative?  My bad...That brother would give it to Fox uncut on race relations in this country.  He has lived it.

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser As a white man married to a Chinese woman with mixed children I have experienced bigotry from white, Asian and Blacks but I have not seen racism. 



td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser Who cares what one cop says? Jessie Jackson said Mr. Brown was assassinated. Should he be banned for such a blatant lie? 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser Scratching my head on that one td1234.  Bigotry covers everything.  The main difference between racist and bigot is that racism discriminates on the basis of race, whereas a bigot discriminates on the basis of his personal opinion, which can include race, gender, religion or beliefs.  Nice try though it made your sound more relevant than any of your other post.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser Jessie Jackson did not assault reporters covering the story the birther cop did.  One is freedom of speech the other is carrying out his racist agenda.  Big difference.

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser Where are those assault charges? Who was injured due to the cops (actions) not words? 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser Don Lemon for one.  I rest my case I posted what your purpose is tonight, to defend the birther cop.  Married to a Chinese my a$$.  You finally got around to your agenda.  Congratulations.