Posted: 9:04 am Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Where Barack Obama can’t go, John Lewis will 

By Greg Bluestein, Daniel Malloy and Jim Galloway

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta. AJC file

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta. AJC file

Expect to see U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta, popping up around the South this fall to help turn out African-American voters for the midterm elections. Politico reports that while President Barack Obama’s presence in states such as Louisiana would draw unwanted negative attention, members of the Congressional Black Caucus can still go in and fire up the base:

Lewis, a veteran of the civil rights movement, pledged to “travel all around.”

Your daily jolt on politics from the AJC's Political insider blog“We can play a major role, especially in some of these southern states,” he said. “In the 60s, I was there helping people get registered to vote. I can go to North Carolina. I can go to Arkansas.”

The southern tour is largely focused on North Carolina and Louisiana — where Kay Hagan and Mary Landrieu are trying to fight off spirited GOP challengers — and it is unfolding amid renewed debate over race relations. Riots erupted earlier this month in Ferguson, Mo., after the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by police. The situation brought attention to the mistrust — and sometimes antipathy — some minorities feel toward the government.

Caucus members aim to create a sense of urgency around the midterms, which minorities often sit out in greater numbers than during presidential elections. The lawmakers are pushing a message that the midterms are every bit as important as presidential races, including Obama’s historic victory in 2008.

A spokeswoman for Lewis would not tell us the congressman’s fall travel schedule in advance.

It’s worth noting that Obama is in North Carolina today for a speech to the American Legion convention in Charlotte, and endangered first-term U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is expected to meet Air Force One on the tarmac.

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., comes to Atlanta today. Peter Hamby of CNN was with him on Monday in Anderson, S.C.:

After a succession of speeches from South Carolina Republican notables like Sen. Lindsey Graham and Gov. Nikki Haley, Rubio took the stage in Anderson to applause, but was quickly interrupted by a group of protestors — self-identified DREAMers, young immigrants brought to the country illegally as minors — who loudly heckled the senator for abandoning last year’s sweeping immigration package when it was met with harsh resistance on the right.

For an ambitious Republican looking to prove his conservative bona fides and rub out the stain of working with Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid, the interruption was something of a gift. A plugged-in Republican operative turned to a reporter and observed dryly, “I couldn’t think of a better way to make Rubio look good in South Carolina.

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Now that you Democrats are done celebrating last week’s Landmark/WSB poll putting both U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn and gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter at the top of your races, consider that the liberal Daily Kos continues to list both contests as “likely Republican.”

Also, the DK gives Nunn a 13 percent chance of winning her race for an open seat, but awards Alison Grimes a 21 percent chance of victory over Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Ending Spending Action Fund has put another $47,000 into online ads hitting Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn. The Super PAC now has spent $1.4 million bashing Nunn since she won the Democratic primary.

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The campaign of Republican Rick Allen is celebrating the fact that the Washington Post’s election model gives him a slight edge over incumbent U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Augusta. The Post gives Allen a 53 percent chance of victory, one of only a handful of House seats it expects to flip.

***

Our AJC colleague Alan Judd has an important three-part series on the parole board’s controversial gun rights decisions that is definitely worth your time. From today’s installment:

When Georgia’s parole board considers restoring a convicted felon’s firearms rights, it doesn’t discuss the case in public.

Or in private.

Each board member votes in isolation, and in secrecy. The five members rarely, if ever, deliberate as a body over restoring offenders’ gun rights. They keep no public record of their votes. And they give neither public notice nor public explanation of decisions that enable felons to re-arm – not even to the felons’ victims.

Gov. Nathan Deal has read the series, too. The governor said Monday he had found it “enlightening,” but otherwise kept the board’s policies at arms’ length. He wouldn’t commit to any legislative changes or executive procedure to tighten those gun rights permitting, saying it’s “premature” to make that call.

What he did say:

“It is something, of course, I don’t have any direct control over, even though I do get to appoint vacancies on the pardon and parole board. They are an independent agency and they make those judgment calls. But I think It’s important to have that information available. Whether or not it will precipitate anything further with legislative action, I don’t know. It’s premature to say that.”

***

Just in time for Wednesday’s House-Senate committee hearing on medicinal marijuana at the state Capitol, courtesy of the Washington Post:

A new study suggests that medical marijuana could provide some relief from the national epidemic of prescription painkiller overdoses, which kills more Americans each year than car crashes do.

States with medical marijuana laws on the books saw 24.8 percent fewer deaths from painkiller overdoses compared to states that didn’t have such laws, according to the study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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The ouster of a video journalist at a GOP rally over the weekend is fast becoming a rallying cry for Democrats, who have trumpeted the news on social media.

The Democratic Party of Georgia, through spokesman Michael Smith, sent us word last night that they, too have seized on the issue. Smith coupled the reporter’s ouster with the GOP’s all-white ticket to try to make the case that Republicans are “rejecting huge swaths of the public.”

Self-described "citizen journalist" Nydia Tisdale was removed from a GOP rally on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Brian Pritchard, fetchyournews.com

Self-described “citizen journalist” Nydia Tisdale was removed from a GOP rally on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Brian Pritchard, fetchyournews.com

Said Smith:

“They continue to alienate women, people of color, the LGBT community, and immigrants with hostile rhetoric and policies. Just this year, the Georgia Republican Party overwhelmingly rejected women and people of color on their Primary ballot. And now—in an apparent attempt to conceal what they say behind closed doors—it seems the GA GOP is purging itself of the press as well.

We’ve seen the ousted videographer, Nydia Tisdale, go unmolested at many campaign events – she even filmed David Perdue’s runoff victory from a Buckhead hotel with a press badge. But her plight this weekend seems similar to the treatment given Democratic trackers at Republican events.

Where trackers are often treated as a part of the political landscape at some events, they face a hostile environment elsewhere. We’ve seen them shamed with embarrassing signs and subjected to harassment. A conservative-leaning group has video of Democrat Michelle Nunn refusing to talk to reporters in a tracker’s presence.

The strangest part of the spectacles is that the candidates who are being recorded are largely repeating canned stump speeches in full view of other media —  who are largely left alone.

***

Atlanta Democrats have seized operational control of Virginia’s 7th District congressional race. In June, the Democratic congressional campaign of Jack Trammell summoned Atlanta campaigner Beth Cope to help him take on fellow professor David Brat, the Republican who toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Now, we’ve learned, Liz Flowers, who handles communications for Senate Democrats at the state Capitol will join her. It is something of a vacation, given the docile and compliant nature of Virginia journalists, who – we’re reliably informed – treat press releases as holy writ.

Fun fact about their candidate: He’s in the middle of writing a vampire novel. But isn’t everyone?

 

 

100 comments
Wallis T. Cofer
Wallis T. Cofer

i like colerd peepl fine, some of them done steel, i done like steelen an, there nanny state wellfare an wites have no rites, that is not racest an you are a lier. shame on you straightnochser

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 "You and Bernie are two of the biggest bigots I have run across on this blog". td1234 Today

This is racist......

"Yes, When Atlanta was controlled by Southern Conservative Whites that was the case. Now it is those very suburbs, controlled by southern conservative whites, that are holding up the city from becoming another Detroit" ~~~td1234 May 9, 2014

This is racist......

"If you're educated and white, GTF out of Cobb county now before it turns into another Clayton or Dekalb county.  The writing has been on the wall" Andy123 Jun 2, 2014

Your interpretation of racist is twisted just like your view on politics.

Wallis T. Cofer
Wallis T. Cofer

mark my words these black moslems are tryen to change peepls voten rites an obamo was not even borned here an now hard worken wites are getten there heds chopped off, this nanny state an innasint wite cops are hated for protecten there rites, we must not realleck obamo and his nannies, please my frends vote before the moslims ruen are county, an proteck rites of the wite police they are just doing there jobs when blacks are robben innasint wites all the time.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 One of your greatest AJC hits.."Perdue is a Perdue. Sonny was crooked and so is this one. i do not trust him to be a conservative no further than I could throw him. If he was elected (and he might be) he would become another Saxby or Johnny within a year."  td1234 Apr 9, 2014.  

No @td1234 I am not racist I just don't like liars that would be you.

Jke
Jke

NWGAL-- I appreciate your knowledge of the facts.  That doesn't mean that once invited, a private landowner can't ask them to leave, e.g., a restaurant can ask someone who doesn't meet the dress code to leave. Point is an invitation doesn't mean it can't be revoked for whatever reason, stated, printed or just decided on the fly.


StraightNoChaser--Also thanks for the input. You are right. The use of race should not be used by either party, nor by any individual or group, including whites, blacks, browns, etc. To use it at all is disgusting and disingenuous. Though it's not a short line, but rather is used by our leaders every day, at political rallies, in churches, etc.        

Jke
Jke

The ouster of a video journalist...Just this year, the Georgia Republican Party overwhelmingly rejected women and people of color on their Primary ballot. And now—in an apparent attempt to conceal what they say behind closed doors—it seems the GA GOP is purging itself of the press as well.


Very nice. The landowner should have just ignored this lady, who apparently has no official press credentials.1 Credentials or not, she should generally be applauded for her interest in good government. 


Nonetheless, from the original story, this event was held on private property, which is markedly different than public property. As this lady was on private property, it was lawful to ask her to leave, and when she refused, to have her removed by law enforcement. Whether or not that was a good decision on the landowner's part, is another question; the likely answer being "no", it wasn't.


But it isn't a big deal. Members of the press are often barred from political events held on private property. For instance, President Obama, Gov. Deal and nearly every other politician will not allow members of the press to attend fundraisers. People, like them and the Insurance Commissioner, say things to the red meat crowd, or the contributing crowd, that they wouldn't say on radio. Remember President Obama saying at a fundraiser in California that rural people cling to guns and religion, or Mitt Romney's 47% comment, both of which showed them as monied, powerful snobs? 


The worst offender here are those who line up afterwards to use race to win elections, like Mr. Michael Smith and whomever approved his press release. What about this has anything to do with race?    


1. Would someone define ""video journalist"?  Does talking a camera around and posting to your own website or YouTube qualify one as a video journalist? Could anyone get into the press corps at a national convention, on the sidelines of a Hawks game, the press box at Turner field, or in the White House press room with "video journalists" qualifications?      

SouthernDem
SouthernDem

Am I the only person taking note that Deal's "enlightening" concerning gun rights, felons and the parole board took place so recently? Once again I find myself asking who is running this state? 


Deal often seems unaware of what's going on right under his nose, and his Bob Barker style of governing is deeply concerning. Its no wonder he couldn't handle Snow Jam: He hardly pays any attention at all to what's going on in Georgia.

SouthernDem
SouthernDem

While I admire and respect John Lewis for his sacrifice and hard work for civil rights, I think its pretty clear that he will be wasting resources (taxpayer resources, no doubt) by "traveling all around", because he's unlikely to motivate anyone in any base to vote. Lewis has been in Congress for nearly 30 years. That's an enormous amount of time in office, and his district has become progressively more troubled in that time span. Nearly 3 decades on the job and hardly anything accomplished is a disgrace in any profession.

Further, I've yet to see any proof that a substantial number of African Americans under the age of 45 even know who the man is. Democrats will need to rely on younger African American voters to turn out this mid-term, not just the geriatric voters Lewis appeals to. So with all of that said, exactly whom is he expecting to "fire up"?


Lewis, and so many other African American "leaders", such as James Clyburn of South Carolina and Jesse Jackson, don't appear to understand that their time has passed. For Lewis and Clyburn, especially so. Together, these men have served a combined 58 years in Congress. And I think a clear case has been made that their constituents are not better off for it.


Inconvenient and not so politically correct truths, perhaps. But John Lewis is a man of yesteryear and he's only relevant because a few of our leftward media outlets continue to try and make him so.

Bernie31
Bernie31

"It was a Mill town ever since since, I remember. David Perdue walked Away wit 1.7 Million Dollars and did not care fer NO Body but Hisself. He Left Us wit de Bag and dere was nuthin left for Us in it....David Perdue is Man dat can't be TRUSTED!"  So says de White Women from South Carolina about Pillowtex.


Every time I see and Hear this ad...I Howl!


Daivd Perdue is a Lovely POS.

SouthernDem
SouthernDem

I don't find many areas to have confidence in the Dem leadership, but I have to agree that this particular statement released by the party on the GOP's lack of minority outreach is completely on point. The GOP could care less about minorities--of any variety. Case in point: Whose decision was it to host a purportedly "public" event at a pumpkin farm in a county that is notoriously resistant to minorities--Dawson, where whites account for more than 94% of the local population? And I suspect the only minority in attendance was probably Herman Cain.

The problem with the state GOP is they haven't moved the ball. They are a group hopelessly mired in the past, re-fighting battles lost, and attempting to re-ignite social wars they will lose, thanks to undeniably changing demographics, in the future. There's no doubt: The Georgia GOP in 20 years or less will resemble its California counterpart, a dinosaur waiting to become extinct.


SouthernDem
SouthernDem

I certainly did my fair share of social media sharing about the story yesterday, including emailing several major and local news outlets about the incident. This is way bigger and much more unsettling than simple partisanship: This is about civil rights, censorship, police abuse and harassment and, in my opinion, official misuse of authority. 

And I think making sure that the general public is made aware of the mentality that leads to that kind of treatment of an ordinary citizen who is simply carrying out a valuable civic mission is a noble cause. Moreover, anyone who sees Ms. Tisdale's treatment as a travesty should feel compelled to get involved and help spread the word about what an ordeal she's faced--and will continue to face, now that felony charges have been filed.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

The southern tour  - while President Barack Obama’s presence in states such as Louisiana would draw unwanted negative attention~~~

I can find a lot of things to be proud of but 149 years post slavery this is embarrassing.  The current republican party is the party of Lincoln in name only and nothing else.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@Wallis T. Cofer I doubt if you are being serious, at the kindergartner level I was writing and spelling better than what you are doing now.  Really Dude?

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@Jke  "The worst offender here are those who line up afterwards to use race to win elections"

Honey you are preaching to the choir.  When you have a governor who makes disgusting comments this line you are talking about is pretty short.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4zfxnSKI3Y

Does talking a camera around and posting to your own website or YouTube qualify one as a video journalist?  No but it sure as hell is a good way for transparency.

NWGAL
NWGAL

@Jke The event was advertised as open to the public. If they didn't want videos taken, they could have added "NO VIDEOS" to the advertisements.

honested
honested

@SouthernDem 

If the convicted felons don't get their guns back, how will they practice the habits they have developed of shooting people while following their 'rights' to be armed?

Andy123
Andy123

@SouthernDem 

Its sad that the Democrats can't get the blacks to turn out when its the Democrats who have been giving the overwhelmingly poor blacks federal handouts for six decades.   When 9 out of 10 black children eat from food stamps before they turn age 18, you would think the poor DC Democrats could get the black folks to turn out at the polls every couple years. 

honested
honested

@SouthernDem 

Funny, the same could be said of most of the Caucasians in the Georgia Congressional Delegation.

Flacons_go_2-14
Flacons_go_2-14

@SouthernDem Dont be a moran. This woamn was trespassin and spyin on them 2 make a slander tape. If N E 1 should be xposed it shuld be the morans Dems

Bernie31
Bernie31

@SouthernDem The KNUCKLEHEADS of the Georgia GOP aka - STUCK ON STUPID PARTY JEST don't GIT it!  Dey Don't wanna Hear Nuthin but de own Voices in DEY HEADS.

Dey Gots too Much Hate in dey Heart...but DEY ain't GOTS NO Heart to Think OF. 

Whats pumpin dey Blood is a Chunk of BLACK COAL and its DIRTY!

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser Inject a little race into the conversation? Hillary or Joe Biden would be just as not welcome as Obama. 

Wallis T. Cofer
Wallis T. Cofer

@StraightNoChaser @Wallis T. Cofer 

you are not a sereous man, you done spell rite trash, an talken bout crans is not a sereous conversashon, some colerds are good peepl, i give you that, but they shold not, be hurten wites an wites offasers like in missory. that is because obamo nanny state poloticks.

Wallis T. Cofer
Wallis T. Cofer

@StraightNoChaser 

you are rong my frend i am not racest i let, colerds work for me before they stoled from me, i like colerd people i have some naybers, an they are good colerd peepl, obamo is, racest he hates wites an wonts, to take are voten rites so he can get reallecked,

SouthernDem
SouthernDem

@NWGAL Exactly. And I think its clear that other people were present who were recording at the same time. So why invite this woman to the event, knowing full well what she does, and they did know, because the article made it clear that she was personally familiar with several of the candidates present, only to banish her from the premises long after she already started recording? 

Sounds like there was dialogue taking place that the organizers and speakers didn't want the public to hear...

SouthernDem
SouthernDem

@honested Its a matter of prospective. I think the Constitution is clear about felons and gun rights. However, I think there are differences between someone who is a first time offender who manages to get convicted for passing a bad check to a grocery store and someone who makes a living robbing that very same grocery store by gun point. 

Wouldn't you agree?

 

SouthernDem
SouthernDem

@Andy123 I can't say that I'm familiar with any scientific poll that indicates "9 out of black children eat from food stamps", as you put it. I'd reckon to say that's an untrue statement on your part. With that out of the way, Democrats simply no longer excite black voters--and they make no effort to try. This is primarily because Dems have taken black voters for granted--and black voters are not holding them accountable for this. The result: The one ethnic group that is the most solidly dedicated to the Democratic Party, ends up being the most ignored. Its quite a phenomena.

And it won't change anytime soon. National Democrats really don't have a platform that addresses black social issues, but no one's noticed because Republicans have done a great job of scaring the crap out of African Americans with their virulent racism and 1950s era ideology. Solution: Democrats need to increase their efforts at reaching out to African American and other minority voters--especially the youth.



SouthernDem
SouthernDem

@honested Indeed. But the difference is that people of color face a uniquely different set of challenges than their white counterparts cope with, such as disproportionate sentencing in the criminal justice and certain economic disadvantage. Which is why its more crucial for African Americans, in my opinion, to hold leaders in predominantly black areas more accountable because blacks are a segment of the population that need effective representation the most. Take a look at Ferguson and its disproportionate level of local black/white political representation and the problems that created and you'll get my point.


Many African Americans are uncomfortable publicly criticizing black local officials. This has less to do with being perceived as an "Uncle Tom", in my opinion, although that may be part of the issue, but many blacks have a close regard for the black church--which is where virtually all black political power emerges. Therein lies the dilemma. Once elected, few black officials are toppled for lack of productivity: They either resign or die in office. That's because they have a power base within the church that sustains them no matter what. And that's not productive.

Progress begins by taking an honest look at a problem and then finding a way to solve it. African Americans need younger leaders, people with vision who aren't still reliving the Rosa Parks ordeal.


SouthernDem
SouthernDem

@Flacons_go_2-14 Perhaps you'd like to try thinking before you speak. And while I don't claim to be an Ivy League professor, I certainly have never gotten the impression that you hold any philosophical PHD's either so let's refrain from the insults. That said, your lack of knowledge of the law--whether intentional or for convenient political purpose--is breathtakingly naive. I don't recall Ms. Tisdale being chared with trespassing. That's probably because she was invited to the gathering, which was advertised as a public event.

Fear of creation of a "slander tape" does not justify assault and imprisonment.  The onus is on the GOP on this one. Perhaps if Republicans would stop using coded language, they'd feel more comfortable with having journalists around who aren't affiliated with FOX.

Andy123
Andy123

@Bernie31 

That Cleveland Ave Kush is rotting your brain Bernie.

Uh huh  

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser How the hell did I inject race into the conversation when this while President Barack Obama’s presence in states such as Louisiana would draw unwanted negative attention is part of the subtext?  Your interpretation is a southern interpretation (all is good it's business as usual) mine is a northern interpretation (this is f#cked up and embarrassing).  Again td1234 it's what I am allowed to do under the Constitution, it's called freedom of speech.  You got a problem with it?

honested
honested

@td1234 

Maybe out in your neighborhood, but they are quite welcome in the Civilized parts of the State.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@Wallis T. Cofer @StraightNoChaser Honey what are you talking about crayons or people?  Crayons are colored people are not.   Dummy President Obama can't run again.  Seriously, shut the f#ck up before you embarrass yourself and td1234 any more than you already have. 

SouthernDem
SouthernDem

@EdUktr @honested The only poll that counts is the one taken on Election Day. With two and a half months to go, I think its premature to call the race for anybody.

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser You are free to say whatever you chose to say but it does not mean I am not free to call your blatant attempt to play the race card like your heroes Al "race hustler"  Sharpton and Jesse "please give me your money because you are stupid and believe everything I say" Jackson. 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@honested @td1234 I don't know who the hell td1234 thinks he is fooling with his obfuscating BS but he knows that there are democrats in the south that did not vote for the president because he is black.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser A hit dog will holla.  One minute you are praising Dr. King and in the next you are attacking the two men who marched and went to jail with him fighting for civil rights for all.  Jessie Jackson was standing by Dr. King's side when he was murdered.  td1234 it does not take much to attack your post you come right back and do it yourself.  You are so busy trying to prove to everyone that you are not a racist but you continue to make racist statements and attacks against black folk.  

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser @honested @td1234 And there are people in the south that ONLY voted for him because he was black. 


Remember, Obama's election is the first time in her life that Michelle was actually proud of American. 

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser If MLK would support the actions of Jackson and Sharpton since 1968 then he would be no better than them. 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser  The true td1234 just stood up you finally attacked Dr. King.  I bet it pisses you off that Roanald Reagan (your hero) made his birthday a national holiday doesn't it.  Well news flash td1234 both Sharpton and Jackson marched and went to jail with Dr. King so their beliefs are in lock step with Dr. King's so I guess in your book he is no better than them.  Wow  what a sick man.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser Damn if Dan Page refuses the republican party as nutty and racist as it is then Houston you guys got a problem because he is a straight birther, racist, woman beating a$$ hole.

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser No you are the sick person for allowing yourself to follow the field bosses and staying on the progressive plantation instead of listening to the leadership of black people like Herman Cain and his message of true freedom. 

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser I do not believe, as you do, for a minute that MLK would put up with the BS Sharpton and Jackson has been spewing and getting rich from for years. 


I think he would have come out publicly and told them they did not represent what he stood for. 

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser @td1234 You are parroting what you heard others state because you stated clearly that you did not watch the video. He did not say one thing about race in the entire lecture and he told families to stop the DV BS and stick together because the government is not the answer. 

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser @td1234 I am white but the only thing I am angry about is having to take care of people that refuse to take responsibility for themselves. 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser  That's what I thought td1234 your non answer to my question about civil rights is open to interpretation.  My interpretation is that you were on the side line with the ones who gave Dr. King hell.  I will take it even further to say James Earl Ray was your hero.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser Herman Cain has had such good leadership in the black community that all myself and any future generations in the black community will ever remember him for is 999 and nothing else. The man lied and said he was to young to participate in the civil rights movement when he  attended Morehouse (founded by slaves), a hotbed for civil rights activism, from 1963-1967.  That's not leadership td1234 that's being a liar and a coward. Herman Cain would still be on the plantation if it were not for people like Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton marching with Dr. King so screw him.   Back to my question that I noticed you dodged.  Since you have so much insight into What Dr. King thought what were you doing when Dr. King was living?  How many civil rights rally's did you attend?

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser Let me ask you td1234 what were you doing when Dr. King was living since you have such an insight into his mind?  Did you march with him or were you on the side line watching like Herman Cain?  On what authority are you questioning Dr. King's, Sharpton and Jackson's relationship and friendship?  Seriously, one watched the man die.  Dr. King was called a race baiter, outside agitator, filthy names too so does that invalidate what he did?  Like I said you are a sick puppy.  You spew hate and evil so much all day long it seethes out of your screen yet you have the nerve to call what they say BS.  Wow unbelievable.  Fox news has trained and brained washed you well, you are truly indoctrinated to the world of hate.  

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser I do not know what Dan Page's party affiliation is and do not care but I do know this he was ordered immediately to take a psychiatric evaluation by his superiors after they heard him speak.  Were they parroting too?  It is something wrong with Dan Page and it's something wrong with anyone who agrees with ANYTHING that he said.  If you and Dan Page hate the American government so much get the fu#k on because it's not going anywhere but you can though, BYE.  Rush said he was moving to Canada or Costa Rica it's been seven years and his a$$ has not gone anywhere yet. Stop trying to make everyone around you miserable because you, Dan Page and Rush Limbaugh are miserable. 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser I work and pay taxes too but I do not go around all day long attacking and calling people names.  Like I said angry old white man.  One more time you have made my argument for me.  

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser @td1234 And my previous post just proves once again what a huge liar you are. You and Bernie are two of the biggest bigots I have run across on this blog. 

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser I was less than 5 years old when MLK was killed so I was probably out in the yard playing. 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@honested @td1234 @StraightNoChaser Let's see how long it takes td1234 fox news informed Dr. King expert to tell us how many Dr. King rally's he attended since he is always beating up on Sharpton and Jackson. So far crickets.....

td1234
td1234

@honested That even Obama is admitting are going to have to go back and finish the job because he was to much of a wimp to do it when he had the chance. 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @honested  Stop lying. Your outright lies are why I say you are being disingenuous with your stance on race. Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between Iraq and the United States, signed by President George W. Bush in 2008. It established that U.S. combat forces would withdraw from Iraqi cities by June 30, 2009, and all U.S. forces will be completely out of Iraq by December 31, 2011

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser There is nothing wrong in my life td1234 I am not old, white, angry and I do not use my vote or post to make everyone around me miserable because I am. That's what someone does when they are blaming others for everything that is wrong in their life, that would be you td1234.

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser Are you talking about the same SOFA that Obama was renegotiating but then said he could not get them to his terms? What the most powerful military in the world could not and would not tell them to stick and sign our terms or else. 


Just an excuse for Obama. 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser What ever td1234 if the weather people said it's raining outside you would tell them no it's not.  You are insane.  You need help start by turning off your computer and enjoying life.  I have a life td1234 I am not old, angry and bitter.