Inspired by Obama, Republicans of color win more seats

It was a huge night for Republicans, who routed Democrats to take back the House of Representatives. It was also a pretty good night for Republicans of color: More black and Latino GOPers were elected to Congress than ever before.
In another historic first, South Carolina elected an Indian-American as its governor. Nikki Haley, whose parents are Sikhs who immigrated from India, had to overcome vicious slurs and personal assaults from her opponents; among other things, a Republican lawmaker who supported one of her opponents called her a “raghead.” (Haley, by the way, is Methodist.)
New Mexico, meanwhile, had its own first — electing a Latina Republican, Susana Martinez, as governor. That race had attracted national attention because it featured two women vying for the seat. Martinez defeated Democrat Diane Denish.
And last but certainly not least, two black Republicans and several Latinos will go to Congress. From AP:

“Color is becoming less of an issue,” said Richard Ivory, a black Republican political consultant and founder of hiphoprepublican.com. “There was a time when the white electorate saw race first and made judgments based on this alone. While black Republicans and Obama disagree ideologically, both are candidates whose message surpassed pigment.”

Mark Sawyer, a UCLA professor and director of the university’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics, said Obama’s election pushed the GOP to adjust to a more diverse electorate by seeking out minority candidates.

But he noted that almost all the victorious GOP minorities were elected in majority-white areas and opposed measures such as comprehensive immigration reform that are favored by many Latinos and blacks.

348 comments Add your comment

granny godzilla

November 3rd, 2010
8:02 am

Good Morning Campers and congratulations to the winners!

I sincerely wish for your success.

Oh and

Kayaker 71 – You won the bet fair and square where should I send the money?

Good Grief

November 3rd, 2010
8:03 am

“Inspired by Obama?” Really? So there weren’t peoples of color elected before he took office?

Cynthia, I thought we now lived in a post-racial society. Why is it that Democrats and Liberals are always bringing up race?

hobby

November 3rd, 2010
8:05 am

All of these people were elected by the party that is called RACIST anytime there is disagreement with Obama. I think it is time to admit which is the real racist party.

AFret

November 3rd, 2010
8:07 am

Now Obama get the credit for people of color entering politics? Must be a lot of community organizers out of work and entering the political scene. Is name calling O.K. today? It was yesterday!

So Funny

November 3rd, 2010
8:10 am

Ha! Way to twist the results girl. Obama as inspiration for Republicans of any color. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

orange tang

November 3rd, 2010
8:10 am

My people never thought w’ed see the day when a orange colored human American would be speaker of the house……glorious!

Not Blind

November 3rd, 2010
8:16 am

There is more than one way to be an inspiration to someone. You can inspire people to emulate you or you can inspire people to do the opposite of what you stand for.

Peadawg

November 3rd, 2010
8:20 am

Why is it always about race and color?

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

November 3rd, 2010
8:21 am

This my friends is what Obama “Can Do” for the Country!

Paul

November 3rd, 2010
8:22 am

We should also note Allen West in Florida, defeating a Democratic incumbent. It’s nice we’re getting to the point that people are judged (by some, anyway) by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

November 3rd, 2010
8:27 am

Good morning all. Grave omission in your essay, Ms. Tucker, here in Florida the voters elected a Cuban fellow to the senate, one who will take the GOP by storm. Mr. Rubio is an up and comer, and will be a top VP consideration in 2012.

I Report :-) You Whine :-( mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

November 3rd, 2010
8:28 am

Yes, they were inspired to defeat obozo.

Thanks for pointing that out.

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
8:28 am

Ragnar, You’re right about Rubio

Not Blind

November 3rd, 2010
8:29 am

CT, you should be concentrating on the fact that there will be no AA’s in the Dem majority senate. You should be able to get a year’s worth of columns out of that fact. Where is Ms. McKinney when you need her ?

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
8:30 am

Good Grief@8:03, There were very few Republicans of color elected to any major state or federal office before last night. That’s just a fact.

Joel Edge

November 3rd, 2010
8:31 am

You see, these people weren’t elected because of what they believe, you see. And Obama, you see, pushed the GOP to adjust to the “browning of American”, you see. If it hadn’t been for Obama these people would not have been elected from the opposition, you see.

What a load.

A Patriotic American

November 3rd, 2010
8:32 am

Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, that feeeeels sooooooooooo goooooood…………and how do you spell relief, Cynthia? You know, you’d probably be a likable person if you weren’t always bringing race to the forefront…….you calling anyone racist is like “the pot calling the kettle black”. I know, i know, you’re gonna use that old excuse……”I was under the influence of pot” when I wrote that :)

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

November 3rd, 2010
8:32 am

ctucker
November 3rd, 2010
8:30 am

Good Grief@8:03, There were very few Republicans of color elected to any major state or federal office before last night. That’s just a fact.

Because the Democrats have lied to people of color for over 50 years and people of color can’t seem to figure out why! That’s just a fact!

dan

November 3rd, 2010
8:33 am

So what this Governor’s election tells me is that the Republican party in this state is so strong that they could have nominated Barney the Purple dinosaur and he would still win over any of the Democratic candidates! I mean if Deal can win, so could have Handel and Oxendine. That’s so freakin bad!!! LOL! The Republicans swept every state office! This is the worst case scenario for the Democrats. They couldn’t have imagined this in their worst nightmares. Georgia might be the Reddest State in the nation, I’m talking Carrot Top Red; and equally as annoying.

Rick

November 3rd, 2010
8:34 am

Cynthia, please get the scoop on the Black Congressional Caucus. There is “talk” that they may not admit black Republicans. I hope that is true and they finally reveal themselves for the non-inclusive group that they really are.

Steve From Dalton

November 3rd, 2010
8:36 am

It will be nice when we don’t refer to anyone as a _______-American but just an American

Same old same old

November 3rd, 2010
8:37 am

Big win by the republicans, and still they whine. Grow up and lead, if you still remember how.

Pinky Lee

November 3rd, 2010
8:37 am

Ms.Tucker, your question asking where is the Tea Party should now be answered. The tide will continue to swell.

James

November 3rd, 2010
8:37 am

Rather satisfied as one would be hard pressed to say the tea party movement went to tsunami formation. It would appear the election will force the squabbling siblings in DC to put down the (maybe better said “their”) drama and help the great Amercian (unemployed) worker.

mambo

November 3rd, 2010
8:38 am

Cynthia … the wonderful thing is that black conservatives are winning and will be taking office. Conservatism won big yesterday and it will turn the country around.

Jimmy62

November 3rd, 2010
8:38 am

Oh please, the Republicans appointed Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, and Colin Powell and Condeleeza Rice as Sec.’s of State. The GOP has a better record of diversity in skin color than the Democrats do, at the top levels at least. Obama’s cabinet has been lily white, as well.

It’s insulting (and shows your lack of, well, knowledge) for you to act like this was inspired in any way by Obama’s skin color. This gain by the GOP was a repudiation of Obama’s policies, and wins by minorities running as Republicans are simply a continuation of the diversity the Republican Party has had for a while, and for years before Obama stopped being a socialist in public.

Browncoat

November 3rd, 2010
8:38 am

“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Actually, I don’t think that it is Obama’s election that made this possible for other AA politicians. Most people now look at the candidate’s ideas, not skin color. In 2008, the voters wanted change, so they elected Obama, and skin color wasn’t much of an issue.
Once the voters understood the type of change Obama was talking about, they decided to change again, thus the results from last night. And some minority GOP were elected, and skin color wasn’t an issue.

Big D

November 3rd, 2010
8:39 am

Need I remind you that M.L.King, Jr. and Senior were life long Republicans until Jr. cut a deal to become a Democrat with Bobby Kennedy for a speedy exit from a Birmingham jail. Yes, a VERY Democrat run city at the time…I was there.

So Funny

November 3rd, 2010
8:41 am

Ms Tucker has the thought occurred to you that people of color are beginning to see the light, after the atrocities committed by the Dems in the past 2 years?

Uh, dan...

November 3rd, 2010
8:42 am

Gerogia the “reddest” state in the union – I do believe that Deal is just the second Republican governor elected in the last 60 years (Sonny was the first) – GA had usually been a stronghold for Dems, but at least we “reds” finally figured it out…

Jim

November 3rd, 2010
8:42 am

I think it wasn’t so much about race as it was about the winners’ positions and character. I’d hope that means that we are becoming a more tolerant color-blind society and that the racial composition of our governing bodies is becoming more aligned to that of the electorate.

Hopefully we’ll also have more moderates in the House and Senate because now both parties are going to need to work together to legislate. That’d be a refreshing change from the divisive, partisan political posturing that prevailed the last 2 years. And, yes, the Republicans were equaly guilty on that score – both parties need to moderate and start cooperating.

Jimmy62

November 3rd, 2010
8:45 am

“Same old same old”- The Dems had a huge majority, controlled both houses and the White House… And you guys still spent the last two years whining every day.

Joey

November 3rd, 2010
8:47 am

Google or Bing:

Allen West (R), Florida’s newest Congressman

He is inspirational.

dumbcrkr

November 3rd, 2010
8:48 am

Georgia Republican lanslide. See what happens when your state ranks 49/50 in education.

Big D

November 3rd, 2010
8:48 am

Off topic: Did you notice that the IDIOTS in GA. voted away their contract protection from oppressive work place contracts. We were the last to have the wonderful RIGHT TO WORK clause and these morons just gave it away….did any of you that voted for it even have a clue what it was?????

ct a fool

November 3rd, 2010
8:49 am

Wow a column about race by CT now there’s a surprise. One dimensional writer, that’s all she can ever talk about. What a sad life she leads

Rich

November 3rd, 2010
8:49 am

dan – Deal is the 2nd Republican Governor since President Lincoln was in office. Not sure that qualifies as a strong hold. The fact is that niether party put up a strong person to run. Next election, I hope we have two good candidates running instead of none.

TGT

November 3rd, 2010
8:51 am

“Inspired by Obama?!”

Yeah, I suppose one could say that the whole country was “inspired by Obama.” This election was a massive repudiation–across racial and gender lines–of Obama’s liberal agenda.

Mike

November 3rd, 2010
8:51 am

This is the hope and change Americans have wanted since the last election. It always come back to race for Democrats. Why? When will you open your eyes to a color-blind society? Whites do because they elected a “person of color” as President. This election shows that a repudiation of policy not skin color is the issue. Dems can spin it anyway they want, but Americans are taking back their government.

Gail

November 3rd, 2010
8:51 am

Ms. Tucker, SHAME on you for bringing once again the RACE card into the race……we Rupublicans go for what people stand for, NOT their color.

Lame Duck Prez

November 3rd, 2010
8:52 am

Inspired by Obama?? I think not. The difference between this year’s elections vs previous years is that the left wasn’t successful in branding any right leaning politician of color an “Uncle Tom”. The left wing spin machine has worn itself out and their traditional hit jobs of calling people either “Toms” or “Racists” no longer carry the same weight.

Honest Broker

November 3rd, 2010
8:52 am

Ms Tucker. Please don’t go there. You’re wrong. Obama can’t inspire me to do anything I don’t want to do.

Avenger

November 3rd, 2010
8:53 am

mambo. ” Conservatism won big yesterday and it will turn the country around.” Unless I have lost my mind, I could have sworn that conservatives were in power for eight years before Obama. They ran the world’s most powerful economy in the ground.

Chess

November 3rd, 2010
8:54 am

Race will always be an issue.

-The Barbie Bandits

Joey

November 3rd, 2010
8:56 am

Jim, sorry, but I can’t think of anything this administration has done in two years that I want my Congressman cooperating with the Dems on. I want him to help stop Obama’s agenda. I don’t want the US Government owning car companies, bailing out union pension funds, bailing out and owning banks, owning the student loan program, and running health care.

Ronald Reagan: “People in Washington DC need to remember this is a country that has a government, not the other way around.”

Madison

November 3rd, 2010
8:57 am

Big D, I was amazed at how the amendment was worded on the ballot. I always research to see what they really mean but I’m afraid a lot of people didn’t and didn’t know what they were voting for.

Scout

November 3rd, 2010
8:57 am

Cynthia:

Gag me with a spoon. Are you kidding ?

No you’re not. And that’s the problem with our country.

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of
entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to
limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the
necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate
willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much
deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of
what ails America.”

“Blaming the prince should not blind anyone to the vast
confederacy that made him their prince. The Republic can
survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a tool. It is less
likely to survive the multitude who made him their
president.”

Author Unknown

Madison

November 3rd, 2010
8:59 am

Obama inspired a lot of people, inspired them to vote against his policies!

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
9:00 am

Chess,

You’re in far too deep for most in this forum.

62jacket

November 3rd, 2010
9:02 am

.“There was a time when the white electorate saw race first and made judgments based on this alone.”
Sounds a lot like the 4th District in Georgia today…oops…wait….it’s not racist if it’s not whites doing the discriminating.

Avenger

November 3rd, 2010
9:03 am

To all you post racial types – a civil war (cause over 500,000 deaths) and several hundred years of racism just might have some lingering effects on race. Race is no different than any thing else. If you don’t believe it – just ask any murderer, rapist, robber, or any criminal whether there aren’t lasting effects of their evil deeds.

Shawny

November 3rd, 2010
9:07 am

I don’t think any of this was Obama inspired. If it were, there would be more democrats elected yesterday than republicans (color not withstanding).

Georgian

November 3rd, 2010
9:08 am

Cynthia,

You beat all! LOL!!! This is amazing! So Obama was responsible for minority Republican candidates being elected. It was all because of him! Yeah, keep feeding yourself that story. And nice way to keep throwing the race card out there, but as evidenced by the number of minorities elected into the fold that is becoming less of an arguement for you guys. But as always, there will be some yada yada yayayaya. about it Im sure….

Slim Mady

November 3rd, 2010
9:08 am

The caption should read: “Irritated by Obama”.

Just as this country naively voted for democrats in 2008, as a knee-jerk response to eight years of bush’s foolishness. Many of these same voters are even more turned off by obama’s assinine plans for a lazy America- a Socialistic Democracy.

Blacks and hispanics, by turning to the GOP, are finally beginning to realize that the liberal democrats are really not their friends. To succeed in America, they now know that they must seek a solid education and become a maker of wealth and not a taker via the left’s useless entitlement programs.

mystified

November 3rd, 2010
9:09 am

Well bless your hear Cynthia. You really think Obama had anything to do with a republican voting for a person of color.

You know….Obama may have been a much better president if people such as yourself gave him a fair assessment along the way. When the media tells him every day that he can do no wrong, how can he not start to believe it. You do him no favors buy building this artificial halo around him.

Georgian

November 3rd, 2010
9:10 am

Oh Shawny,

It was definately OBAMA inspired, just not in the way Ms. Tucker describes. AMERICANS were fed up and apalled at the direction Obama and Dems were taking the country, not just Repubs. Independents voted at almost a 60 % margin for Repubs. Women were only carried by Dems 49-48 after being carried by them at almost 60 the past several elections….

Marie

November 3rd, 2010
9:13 am

Conservatism WINS and the color of the person’s skin does not matter. And Cynthia don’t you think it’s high time you write a column about the fallacy of African-Americans continuing to vote for one party only? There is a Republican ascendency in the South where most African-Americans live yet they will have no voice in decisions being made because they stubbornly refuse to educate themselves about conservatism and what many in the Republican Party stand for. Instead every white person that opposes Barack Obama is a racist, the Tea Party is racist, Rush is a racist, Neal is a racist, etc., etc., etc.

And even worse the two AA Congressmen elect who go to DC in January will not be welcomed by members of the Congressional Black Caucas but instead they will be demonized as Uncle Toms.

kimmer

November 3rd, 2010
9:13 am

The other interesting and wonderful thing about the Republicans of color that were elected is nearly all of them won in majority white districts instead of a district gerrymandered to stack the deck. That is REAL progress toward putting content of character over color of skin.

Avenger

November 3rd, 2010
9:14 am

Scout. ” It is less likely to survive the multitude who made him their president.” This country survived not only a multitude of people electing them, but it survived a multitude of bigots that help run this country for several hundred years. It survived those hundreds of years of evil – it just might survive any thing.

Memphis11Gate

November 3rd, 2010
9:16 am

Now Obama is responsible for the republican wave of candidates. Republican was the original party of black need I say (Harriet Tubman, Booker T Washington, Fredrick Douglass) all Republicans however the Democrats have been able to fool many blacks into thinking they are for civil rights which ain’t true. The Democratic cattle call to blacks I pray is OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes Cynthia as a person of color I want to be represented by something other than Democrats and Obama and his radical policies. He is of the 60’s era black power (panther) movement which has created nothing by civil strife, no real power, and an era that needs to be put in the history book as failed. At one time this movement was moving in the right direction however this is not 1960, and these people never matured politically.

You can rob people by the power of government and not expect a revolution which is what this movement and Obama stand for. Taking from one group and giving to the other, never trying uplift anybody but themselves with socialist policies of Karl Marx.

Kamchak's gerbil

November 3rd, 2010
9:16 am

CT – You are an absolute JOKE!!!!!

Good Grief

November 3rd, 2010
9:18 am

“Good Grief@8:03, There were very few Republicans of color elected to any major state or federal office before last night. That’s just a fact.”

Going by your “fact” (forgive me, but what constitutes very few? by what measure are we going), there are several reasons that anyone could list for that.

I know several “people of color” who vote Republican and several who vote Democrat. One thing I’ve noticed, though, is that those who vote Republican now once voted Democrat, because that’s what they were expected to do. For some unknown reason, there’s a preconceived idea that blacks will vote Democrat simply because they are black.

There have been several cases where peoples of color were elected without having to change the voting structure or gerrymander a district (see 4th District, Illinois) to gain a racial advantage.

People have spoken !

November 3rd, 2010
9:20 am

The people have spoken. Now, let’s see if the Republicans will work for all the people of this nation for the good of all.

mystified

November 3rd, 2010
9:21 am

Avenger, “Hundreds of years of evil”? Are you Michelle Obama?

You have consumed way too much of their Kool-aid. Ditch the hate and open your eyes. At least try to see the positive impact this country has had.

hobby

November 3rd, 2010
9:24 am

The best part of watching the election returns: Watching Monica Kaufman(Pearson).
Two years ago — she could not quit smilling for weeks after Obo was elected.
Last night — she could not force a believable smile.
“Priceless”

Ole Roy Barnes

November 3rd, 2010
9:25 am

Thank you Cynthia for your blind support of all things Democrat.

A Lumpkin Resident

November 3rd, 2010
9:25 am

“Conservative” is a philosophy, not a code word for racism. People of any color who believe in personal responsibility, capitalism and that the fruits of one’s own labor belong (first and foremost) to the guy who earned it are welcome in the Republican party.

There are two basic lines of thought The first is that it is the government’s job to foster a competitive business environment so that people have equal opportunity to reach their dreams, and it the individual’s personal responsibility to learn and work and navigate their lives to reach those dreams. . The second is that it is the government’s responsibility to make sure that everyone has a fair amount of XXXXX (money, housing, food, healthcare) no matter how hard they work or even if they work at all. Republicans (should) stand for the first and Democrats do stand for the latter. Their is a big grey area of “but what if” between those two lines of thought, but none of this is racially related. Topics like “should gays serve openly in the military” or “should marijuana be legalized” or “should illegal immigrants have amnesty” get attached to these parties and take on a life of their own. But opinions do shift and these types of issues are not cast into stone. But my opinion that there should be a maximum amount of my salary that the government should be able to take from me in the form of taxes, and that no one should be exempt from taxes (and thus, insulated from the tyranny of politicians) IS cast in stone, and there is only one party that comes close to defending that viewpoint. The other party believes that all that I earn is theirs to distribute “fairly”, and as they see fit. They attempt to take from me and to give to someone who has worked less hard for it.

These are NOT racial issues. If it appears racial, then one must examine the racial group that claims this is unfair. Sometimes they are right, and it is the governments responsibility to correct the economic environment so as to give those groups equal opportunity. But sometimes it boils down to culture of under-achievement and a lack of personal responsibility…. and that is a bitter pill to swallow. One last note: nearly all socialist societies (including the former Soviet Union), ultimately succumb to the culture of under-achievement and lack of personal responsibility when when government claims the lion’s share of the fruits of an individual’s labor, and redistributes XXXX to make things “fair”. You get the behavior you reward.

Julie R Camp

November 3rd, 2010
9:25 am

Obama had nothing to do with Republicans of color. Those candidates won on merit! The sooner you give up your racist attitude, the better off your readers will be. Had those candidates had anything to do with Obama, they would have lost.

Now, about the Tea Party…….hhmmm?

Larry Munson

November 3rd, 2010
9:26 am

Give it up Cynthia.
What a sore loser.
Your left wing agenda was defeated yesterday.

williebkind

November 3rd, 2010
9:26 am

Now on to 2012 to rid the American people of more of those socialist progressive liberals….(dancing a jig)

I am looking forward to Obama vetoing everything. Each little veto will be one pixel that creates the bulls eye on his re-election efforts.

Where is Granny? Is she too weak to blog today?

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
9:27 am

Larry Munson@9:26, What about that post makes me a “sore loser”? Please be specific

granny godzilla

November 3rd, 2010
9:27 am

i sooo sad today
i may have to get a job now and quite living off of the government

dan

November 3rd, 2010
9:28 am

Yes Georgia is the Reddest state in the Union RIGHT NOW! Yes the state at one point was run by “Dixicrats” and by “Democrats” like Zell Miller. But the Democrats have been getting destroyed in elections since 2002. McCain drilled Obama in this state 2 years ago, and McCain got killed in that election. That shows you how RED Georgia. Shoot the state elections are more competitive in South Carolina for God sakes; and they have historically been one of the most conservative state in the Union. Whatever… it doesn’t matter. Georgia is a hick state anyway. I hope Deal turns it into a third world country.

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
9:29 am

Julie R Camp@9:25, Did I suggest they didn’t win on merit? I did not. I merely mentioned what many others have said: Obama inspired more people of color to run. Surely your contempt for Obama is not so deepseated that you cannot concede that possbility. Or maybe it is

Scout

November 3rd, 2010
9:29 am

Avenger:

I hear you and am aware of all of that however, in my opinion it is a lot easier to vote your country out of bigotry and racism than marxism.

Bob

November 3rd, 2010
9:29 am

Yes they were inspired by Obama. They knew Obama was taking the country in a direction they did not like. But since they are people of color, they won’t be labeled as racists like those in the tea party.

Puleeze

November 3rd, 2010
9:29 am

Cynthia….Cynthia. Don’t you know how to write about anything but color? Your liberal leanings are becoming so tiresome. Why can’t you address the issues facing Georgians and Americans and lay down the race card for a while? It’s making you seem small indeed.

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
9:30 am

Good Grief@9:18, I notice you did not contradict anything I said.

AFret

November 3rd, 2010
9:30 am

I think Larry Munson @ 9:26 meant racist sore loser! More people of color loke Charlie Rangel?

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
9:31 am

Memphis11@9:16, You know perfectly well the REpublicans who welcomed Tubman, Washington and Douglass stood for something very different than Republicans of today

mystified

November 3rd, 2010
9:31 am

Cynthia… Your a journalist right. So I’m sure you have facts; like maybe statements from these republicans of color who state that they ran for office because the were inspired by Obama>>

This is an opinion based article but is there any support for your opinion…..at all?

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
9:32 am

mystified@9:09, If you read the post, you know that I’m not the only person who thinks that

Sammy Jackson

November 3rd, 2010
9:32 am

Be advice…

According to CT…
Democrat = Always right
Republican = Always evil

rascal

November 3rd, 2010
9:34 am

Maybe the days of the Democrat Party and liberals in general, enslaving poor Americans of all colors is over?
Let’s hope so for the sake of the country

mystified

November 3rd, 2010
9:36 am

You have no idea if the republicans who welcomed Tubman, Washington and Douglass stood for something different than we do today. None at all. The problem is democrats cried racist over everything that doesn’t go their way so many times… You began to believe it.

Ivan

November 3rd, 2010
9:37 am

Cynthia,

Most people ignore the race baiting posts. But I see now where others here get the impression it’s all you see. Of the posts you could have replied to on your previous blog, the first and only one you responded to was about race, and it was a one-liner trolling post at that.

This morning, of all the topics that could be covered, speculations to be made, acknowledgements to give, paths each side could travel, you chose to write another blog pointing to race.

You never did see what Dr. King saw. You never will. The “browning of America” you claim people in this country fear is your own. You fear the “browning of America” will not come with power, but instead come with equality.

I’ll leave you to your trash, and go back to the other blog where there’s actually spirited debate.

Equality 7-2521

November 3rd, 2010
9:37 am

This is what happens when someone cannot separate the color from the positions held.

These people were not inspired by the color of Obama’s skin. They were inspired by Obama’s marxist/socialist agenda to take action.

To move beyond racist attitudes, one must understand and embrace the difference.

Slim Mady

November 3rd, 2010
9:38 am

It appears that ms. tucker is being quite defensive and has her panties in a bunch today. This little racist can’t stand to see blacks and hispanics prudently opting for the other side.

cgatlanta

November 3rd, 2010
9:39 am

Cynthia, you do realize that a lot of white people died fighting to free the slaves. We’re not all evil.

Scout

November 3rd, 2010
9:44 am

CHANGE COURSE !

Marie

November 3rd, 2010
9:44 am

I do believe that former Congressman JC Watts of OK represented a majority white district as well during the early 1990’s and that pre-dates Obama. The election of these 2 conservative Republicans from majority white districts simply underscores this naked truth: a black Republican has a better chance of winning in a majority white district than he does in a district in which his own peeps are the majority.

Sharon

November 3rd, 2010
9:45 am

Be happy while you can and tighten your belts. There will be no new industry for Georgia and the U.S. reps are gonna say “See ya!” to the American public.

Scout

November 3rd, 2010
9:46 am

“Ax falls: CBS affiliate takes action over Alaska Phonegate”

But only because it leaked out.

DK

November 3rd, 2010
9:46 am

Inspired by Obama? How about inspired by republicans Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice, JC Watts, RNC Chairman Steele….I think CT is confused, wasn’t the Democrats that fillibustered the Civil Rights legislation? Did former President Clinton try to stop a black man from running in FL? CT is just trying to find a way to feel good about the butt kicking that occured last night!

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
9:46 am

ctucker

- -You know perfectly well the REpublicans who welcomed Tubman, Washington and Douglass stood for something very different than Republicans of today- -

Say it all you want but look at where the Black Demographic is today under almost total control of democrats.

Republicans had Colin Powell when the only Blacks serving in the Clinton White House were serving lunch.

Libertarian

November 3rd, 2010
9:46 am

Agree with Big D and Madison re: contract amendment. I did my research beforehand but I think most people were confused and didn’t know what they were voting for. Its a shame.

Harry Callahan

November 3rd, 2010
9:47 am

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
8:30 am

“Good Grief@8:03, There were very few Republicans of color elected to any major state or federal office before last night. That’s just a fact.”

It’s also a fact that Republicans of color rarely win major state or federal elections because liberal race-baiters like you dismiss them out of hand and refuse to vote for them.

Good Grief

November 3rd, 2010
9:50 am

CT, I’d like to know where you stand on the ‘preconceived’ idea that blacks will vote Deomcratic. And as for people of coloring running in the past, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Frederick Douglass, Bill Richardson, William Jefferson, Barack Obama, Raul Grijalva, Cynthia McKinney, Michael Thurmond, Charlie Rangel, Hank Johnson, Sandford Bishop, Barbara Lee, JC Watts, John Conyers, and Eddie Bernice Johnson, just to name a few. Many of those named are or were members of the Congressional Black Caucus, a group that does NOT allow white members in, even though race is not a prerequisite for membership. But that’s not racist, right? It’s only racists if a white doesn’t let in a black, right?

Scout

November 3rd, 2010
9:53 am

“Take Your Olive Branch and Shove It, Democrats”

Oooo, Michelle Malkin is on fire !

Equality 7-2521

November 3rd, 2010
9:54 am

Cynthia Tucker, where were your columns on John Monds and his run for governor of Georgia? You seem to not have noticed his color.

Here’s how it works:

Black and Liberal: Support but call detractors racist
Black and Conservative: Note but give credit to Obama.
Black and Libertarian:*

* Ignore per AJC policy

JKL2

November 3rd, 2010
9:56 am

Maybe Obama could work on inspiring people of color within his OWN party to run for office. I guess we can see where the racists are hiding now.

Slim Mady

November 3rd, 2010
9:56 am

cgatlanta- Bingo! ms. tucker and the Rev. Wright, obama’s spiritual leader and avid Marxist, garner such hatred for white Americans that they cluelessly fail to realize that many of us have relatives who fought for the Union and against slavery.

Sheri

November 3rd, 2010
9:57 am

I guess Roy will now have plenty of him time to tend to his cows.

Sheri

November 3rd, 2010
10:00 am

For as long as I have been in Atlanta and aware of Ms. Tucker, one thing has been certain. SHE WILL PLAY THE RACE CARD EVERY TIME.

Kamchak's gerbil

November 3rd, 2010
10:00 am

CT – you really need to consider retirement. Your remarks about color have become worthless. You neither help the democrats nor hurt the republicans with your tiresome rants!!!!!!!

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
10:00 am

Slim@9:56, Huh? We’re talking about the Union and slavery?

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
10:01 am

Equality@9:54, Monds lost, didn’t he? I was listing winners in this post

joe

November 3rd, 2010
10:01 am

As time marches on, I hope many more “minorities” will climb about the ’smallest government possible’ train. It is refreshing to see more, as CT put it “republican of color” on the ballots. I hope to see more in the future. I’d like to point out to Dems, that it is NOT the color of skin that matters, it’s the policies they stand for. That and that alone is why we must vote out BO in 2012…not b/c of the color of his skin. Heck, run JC Watts, Condi Rice or Herman Cain against him and I’d be fine voting for any of them over BO.

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
10:02 am

Good Grief@9:50, Do you know any white members of Congressional who want to join the CBC? I haven’t heard of any

Slim Mady

November 3rd, 2010
10:03 am

The deposed King Roy is so arrogant and narcissistic that he is probably planning another campaign run in 2018. And GA voters won’t like him any less in eight years from now, than they do now or they did eight years ago.

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
10:03 am

Harry@(47, As far as I can tell, most liberals refuse to vote for any conservative Republican — regardless of color

barking frog

November 3rd, 2010
10:03 am

Obama inspires Republicans. Yes he can!

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
10:04 am

DK@9:46, You know perfectly well that the GOP was inspired to vote in Michael Steele because of Obama.

cgatlanta

November 3rd, 2010
10:04 am

CT, it’s quite clear that you do not like white people. I’m just trying to get you to give us a chance. Some of us will vote for the best candidate, not just the one that looks like us. Sometimes the best candidate may not be brown. BTW, did you ever do a column on Monds? I voted for him and I didn’t even know he was black. Weird, huh?

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
10:05 am

cgatlanta@9:39, I have no idea why you’re discussing the Civil War. The post was not on that subject

Moderate Line

November 3rd, 2010
10:06 am

Inspired by Obama, Republicans of color win more seats
++++++
Talk about lack of humility. The more people of color and Hispanics vote Reb shows that the over reliance of Dems on politics of race and color is a mistake. Since the 1960’s the demographics have moved to favoring Dems but yet it has been since 1994 that the Rep have controlled the house the most prior to this browning of America the Rep rarely controlled the house.

From 1932 to 1994 the Repub controlled the house just two years. Since 1992 the house now will have been Rep majority at least 80% of the time. The Dems have not been able to hold the house for two election cycles.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Albert Einstein quotes

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0774721.html

cgatlanta

November 3rd, 2010
10:08 am

I’m sorry CT, it’s the 1960’s that you’re stuck in. “Growing up with Jim Crow laws…”

How many times have you used that one?

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
10:09 am

cgatlanta@10:01, Dunno. Since you’re counting, you tell me

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
10:09 am

cgatlanta

She grew up with Jim Crow Laws? SO CT is in her 80s-90s. Wow. She looks great to be so old.

Moderate Line

November 3rd, 2010
10:09 am

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
10:04 am
DK@9:46, You know perfectly well that the GOP was inspired to vote in Michael Steele because of Obama.
+++++++
I can speculate but I can never know. But I do know Condoleezza Rice appointment to Secreatary of State was not inspired by Obama.

Slim Mady

November 3rd, 2010
10:10 am

It appears that ms. tucker is attempting to control this blog just as obama’s bigger government plans to control its citizens.

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
10:10 am

Now we are almost 2 years into Obama’s presidency and roughly 18 months into the implementation of his first initiatives. In the next 24 months we will see the benefits of the sound policy that has been put in place by President Obama come to fruition. Most people already know we are in a better place than we were when he took office so now the fear and loathing can stop.

Following the thinking of fools all problems should be solved by Feb. 2011. If not what a bunch of dumbasses were elected last night.

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
10:11 am

gerbil@10, I’m not here to hurt Republicans or help Democrats. I’m here to say what I think

DK

November 3rd, 2010
10:12 am

So GOP went with Steele because he was black? I just saw him as a qualified person but if you just see color, then so be it

Good Grief

November 3rd, 2010
10:12 am

Actually, CT, Pete Stark and Steve Cohen, both White Democrats, have tried to join the CBC, only to be rebuffed. There’s a wonderful article in Politico from 2007 that states that when Cohen tried to join, he was told by current and former members of the CBC that ‘whites need not apply.’

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
10:12 am

cgatlanta,

Why did you vote for Monds. What did he stand for?

Ragnar Danneskjöld

November 3rd, 2010
10:13 am

Dear CT @ 10:02, actually Steve Cohen of Memphis tried and I think he was rejected. Not that I am a fan of Mr. Cohen, but he argued that, as he represented a district with a black majority, he was an appropriate candidate for membership in the CBC.

Equality 7-2521

November 3rd, 2010
10:13 am

Cynthia Tucker,

Monds existed before today. You did not talk about him prior to Tuesday either. It’s good you worked in calling him a loser.

After all, the AJC listed him as a homemaker, when they knew he was a financial planner. They cut him out of debate photos, and they refused to show that there were actually more than two candidates running for governor for the majority of this election cycle.

Slim Mady

November 3rd, 2010
10:13 am

ctucker- some of us would like to know the reason for your deep-seated hatred towards whites? Do tell?

Randy Moss

November 3rd, 2010
10:13 am

What the [expletive] ?!?

Who wrote this piece of [expletive] blog?

I wouldn’t read this [expletive] blog to my dog!

By the way, how did Obama do yesterday? Did MY MAN win?

paleo-neo-Carlinist

November 3rd, 2010
10:15 am

OK, I posted this on JB’s blog at 9:5:

plu-toc-racy n., 1 – Government by the wealthy. 2 – A wealth class that controls a government.
plu-to-crat n., 1 – A member of a governing wealthy class. 2 – Anyone having political influence or control because of wealth.

enough is enough, folks. if anyone on this blog thinks the GOP or Democratic Party (or the tea party) “wins” or “loses” elections, you would do well to ask the Koch brothers, GE (owns NBC), News Corp (owns Fox), George Soros, labor unions, Bank of America, Haliburton, Lockheed-Martin, Cox Enterprises (owns AJC), ExxonMobil, Big Ag, Big Pharm, Big Med.

the fact that African Americans or minorities won/lost seats is moot in terms of plutocracy. Are we to “celebrate” the fact that the plutocracy is no longer exclusively white and male? I am a white male and I am not celebrating this morning. as George Carlin noted in ‘96, I’m sure the country will improve dramatically in the next 2 – 4 years. and for those who fear “gridlock” consider this; TARP passed, the stimulus bill passed, the healthcare bill passed, we invaded Iraq, toothless “banking reform” passed. tweedle-dee has handed the keys to tweedle-dumb. excuse me if I do not gloat or wallow in misery.

cgatlanta

November 3rd, 2010
10:16 am

Here’s two from this year…

Jan. 11 – “Having grown up in Alabama under Jim Crow, I’ve got some experience distinguishing among genuine racism, racial insensitivity and comments/behavior that are merely stupid.

July 14 – “But as a child of the Deep South who grew up under the lash of Jim Crow, I learned to distinguish between well-meaning whites who weren’t quite ready for a black president of the local community college (black church members were OK) and actual racists.”

Tyrone

November 3rd, 2010
10:16 am

We welcome all conservatives into the GOP.

USMC DAWG

November 3rd, 2010
10:16 am

Cynthia Tucker is obsessed with RACE. Therefore, she must be a RACIST.
-just saying

Contractor

November 3rd, 2010
10:18 am

dumbcrkr,

49 out of 50th huh? Did you know that Roy Barnes was governor of Georgia in the past? Sounds like his policies are some of the ones that got us to this position. Electing him would have the state chasing it’s own tail, instead of trying something new. Hence, “one time was really enough”.

cgatlanta

November 3rd, 2010
10:18 am

Willie, I voted for Monds because he was not Barnes or Deal.

Logic 05

November 3rd, 2010
10:18 am

How can the 4th District elect a man (Hank Johnson) to office?
The same man that thinks that adding additional Marines to an island will make it “tip over”.
He was NOT joking around. Look at the video…what a LOSER.

Van Jones

November 3rd, 2010
10:18 am

“More black and Latino GOPers were elected to Congress than ever before.”

Is this good or bad?

Tyrone

November 3rd, 2010
10:21 am

Posted at 10:11am … “I’m not here to hurt Republicans or help Democrats. I’m here to say what I think”

What a JOKE! Your entire mission is to kiss up to the DNC and destroy the GOP !

paleo-neo-Carlinist

November 3rd, 2010
10:21 am

USMC DAWG, check your copy. a person who is “obsessed with race” is exactly that (obsessed with race). a “racist” is a completely different beast. you really need to vist (the very important) point B before jumping from A to C. – just saying…

Harry Callahan

November 3rd, 2010
10:21 am

kimmer

November 3rd, 2010
9:13 am

“The other interesting and wonderful thing about the Republicans of color that were elected is nearly all of them won in majority white districts instead of a district gerrymandered to stack the deck. That is REAL progress toward putting content of character over color of skin.”

Brilliant post.

Kamchak's gerbil

November 3rd, 2010
10:22 am

CT – you hit the nail on the head – “you are here to say what you think” – it’s just that your way of thinking needs to change – but you can’t. It’s called personal responsibility. NO ONE is entitled to anything – the democrats have tried to keep black people on the plantation long enough with the entitlement philosophy – that type of mentality is gradually (and thankfully) disappearing. Too bad you can’t keep up.

cgatlanta

November 3rd, 2010
10:25 am

Hey “Nothing is Free”, I think you owe me an apology.

kayaker 71

November 3rd, 2010
10:26 am

Logic05,

The same voters who voted for McKinney. Wonder if CT rates these two as examples of the “best and brightest” from the black community.

barking frog

November 3rd, 2010
10:28 am

Secretary of State Powell and Secretary of State Rice may
have inspired Barry Obama.

Good Grief

November 3rd, 2010
10:29 am

Logic05 – By the same token, how do Barbara Boxer, Barney Frank, and Nancy Pelosi all get re-elected?

There is a growing anti-incumbent sentiment in the country, but the problem lies with the notion that all incumbents are bad, except my rep. He/She is okay. Well, since you can only vote for your rep, you have to be willing to lose your incumbent to make a change. Sadly, most people cannot accept that idea.

Del,

November 3rd, 2010
10:30 am

It’s official, Cynthia has changed party affiliation and is now a registered Republican.

Good Grief

November 3rd, 2010
10:33 am

CT – I notice you’ve been quiet on the CBC issue since Ragnar and I actually produced examples. What up?

kayaker 71

November 3rd, 2010
10:37 am

Frog,

When you place Rice and Bozo in the same sentence, you are doing the most grievous injustice to one of the brightest, most intelligent ladies in this country. Past Sec of State, NSC chief, PhD in international politics, classical musician, Past Provost at Stanford University, speaks fluent Russian, French, German and English and BTW, probably the best expert on the spread offense that that gender has ever known. Now there’s a AA female that you can be proud of, CT.

Contractor

November 3rd, 2010
10:37 am

Tyrone,

I can’t agree with you more. She has always pandered for the Demmies. I have never seen one person that sides with one side 100% completely and is so hardcore in their beliefs that they spew hate speech to the public on such a weekly basis as Tucker. She’ll backpedal now, and go back into her race columns because her party is in disarray and can’t tread water fast enough. That comment just makes me laugh out loud at work, and makes me appreciate the Americans that got out and voted yesterday.

jconservative

November 3rd, 2010
10:40 am

“…top VP consideration in 2012.”

This remark was about Marco Rubio. I trust no one seriously thinks Rubio would settle for the VP slot on a Republican ticket. Rubio will be grooming for the top spot on the ticket.

And Nikki Haley, the daughter of Sikhs, took the SC race for governor.
Cynthia you state that she is a professed Christian. Good for her. But will she be allowed to get away with that on the national stage if her ambitions lead her to a try for a national office?
Remember that Obama, a professed Christian, was branded by many as a Moslem once he hit the national stage. Will Haley be branded as a Sikh?

Or will Rand Paul’s remarks that one should never question the religion of another person finally rule the day?

granny godzilla

November 3rd, 2010
10:40 am

Kayaker 71

did you see my post 1st thing?

USMC DAWG

November 3rd, 2010
10:40 am

Hey Cynthia, it’s not about skin color, you Buffoon, it’s about political philosophy.

Keep pimping race because that is all you have.

I guess you have forgotten Dr. King’s message…

how's the weather?

November 3rd, 2010
10:44 am

The Republicans have a big heart. They just voted for a homeless shelter on E. Paces Ferry Rd.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel.

November 3rd, 2010
10:52 am

“Inspired by Obama, Republicans of color win more seats”

Oh brother, did Obama also inspire the San Francisco Giants to win the world series? :roll:

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel.

November 3rd, 2010
10:53 am

USMC DAWG
November 3rd, 2010
10:40 am

Don’t call her a buffoon. That word is reserved for Joe the Biden. Call her something else. :cool:

Tommy Maddox

November 3rd, 2010
10:54 am

Inspired by Obama? How about being inspired to “not be like Obama”?

A Lumpkin Resident

November 3rd, 2010
10:54 am

p.s. These new Republicans “of color” are as inspired as much by Herman Cain as they are by Obama.

Avenger

November 3rd, 2010
10:55 am

mystified. Historical facts have nothing to do with hate. If you can read, you can verify those historical facts. You need to get over Michelle Obama being Black.

shaggy

November 3rd, 2010
10:55 am

So, Cynthia, in you observation, it doesn’t matter about political agenda; it matters what race???
That reeks of racism…your own racism.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

November 3rd, 2010
10:57 am

USMC DAWG, and you keep “pimping” your herd (Marines and UGA). seems to me CT is not the only one “obsessed” with color (black and red or dress blues).

Tamika

November 3rd, 2010
10:58 am

The new governnor of SC was subject to tough attacks in the primary. The general election opponent, a democrat, used even more vicious attacks.

The democrats in general consciously dragged their races into the gutter hoping distract and refocus voters from their anger at the democrats to disgust with the whole process. It worked in some cases but at a terrible cost to our republic.

ENM

November 3rd, 2010
10:58 am

“Race is becoming less an Issue,” Wake up and get your head out of the sand. You would welcome slavery again.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel.

November 3rd, 2010
10:59 am

Inspired by Obama? Quite a stretch, Cynthia, but I’ll give you yours if you give me mine. Here it is:

Obama was inspired by “Bob the Builder”…….”yes we can”……..

Deal?

Avenger

November 3rd, 2010
10:59 am

USMC DAWG . It always amazes me that the same double talkers that pretend to respect Dr. King
would have called him every name under the sun if he were here today preaching his message.

Keynesian Economiste

November 3rd, 2010
11:01 am

ENM -

Wouldn’t that low cost of labor help manufacturers lower prices and help stimulate our regional economy, at least for those who earn a wage to actually buy things?

Just sayin’.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel.

November 3rd, 2010
11:01 am

Avenger
November 3rd, 2010
10:59 am

Only if his message sounded something like the crap coming out of Jesse Jackson or the Rev. Al.

Gator Joe

November 3rd, 2010
11:07 am

Cynthia,
Georgia will remain a backward state, competing with other states in the Deep South for the bottom. Yesterday was also a victory for corporations and their money laundering machine, the Chamber of Commerce. Lots of noise, little action, and no solutions will come from the House Republicans. President Obama will have veto power and Democratic senators will have the filibuster to eliminate harmful Republican efforts which will surely come. Finally, we Liberals are not going away and we remain on the side of fairness and justice.

HDB

November 3rd, 2010
11:09 am

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
9:46 am
“Republicans had Colin Powell when the only Blacks serving in the Clinton White House were serving lunch.”

Wrong again — try Alexis Herman, Secretary of Labor; Ron Brown, Secretary of Commerce, Mike Espy, Secretary of Agriculture; Hazel O’Leary, Energy Secretary, Jesse Brown AND Togo West, Secretary of Veterans Affairs; John Shannon AND Togo West, Secretary of the Army! There were more black people serving in the Clinton Cabinet than in ANY Republican Administration COMBINED!!!

QueDawg

November 3rd, 2010
11:09 am

I should have resisted the urge to see what the unemployed republicans who have nothing to do all day but rub CT’s nose in this BS victory. Still nothing is going to get done, it is just more people in the house and senate to say no!!! When the first platform thing I hear from one of the Republican party leaders is that their focus is to prevent President Obama from being re-elected, I know its just going to get worse!

RGB

November 3rd, 2010
11:11 am

To give credit to Obama for the success of black Republicans is to follow his narcissistic ways.

I guess it takes one to emulate one.

Voter

November 3rd, 2010
11:11 am

Ms. Tucker. I know you are democratic party. I was wondering if you would write a article or post comments as to your likes of the party & why you feel more government is better???

UGADawg7

November 3rd, 2010
11:13 am

So does this mean we don’t have to hear your crap anymore about “the vast majority of republicans refuse to vote for blacks”?

Good Grief

November 3rd, 2010
11:16 am

HDB – do you have a source for your claim that “There were more black people serving in the Clinton Cabinet than in ANY Republican Administration COMBINED!!!”

I’d just like to see the proof. Sorry, that’s the History minor in me coming out.
Thanks.

Kamchak's gerbil

November 3rd, 2010
11:16 am

Gator Joe

November 3rd, 2010
11:07 am
Cynthia,
Georgia will remain a backward state, competing with other states in the Deep South for the bottom. Yesterday was also a victory for corporations and their money laundering machine, the Chamber of Commerce. Lots of noise, little action, and no solutions will come from the House Republicans. President Obama will have veto power and Democratic senators will have the filibuster to eliminate harmful Republican efforts which will surely come. Finally, we Liberals are not going away and we remain on the side of fairness and justice.

Fairness and justice are code words for entitlement.

QueDawg

November 3rd, 2010
11:17 am

Did anyone hear Nathan Deal say that his first priority was to work on the budget? Is this going to be before or after he files Bankruptcy? LMAO! You ding-a-lings voted!!!!! People simply do not care anymore.

Next up 2012....

November 3rd, 2010
11:20 am

CT – I think of Rubio is as much of an up and coming star for the GOP as Obama was for the Democrats in 2004.

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
11:20 am

Kamchak’s gerbil

Fairness and justice?

Democrats: hurting millions to help dozens.

To hell with people who work for a living: it’s all about feeding the fat asses that do nothing except vote for the democrats.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel.

November 3rd, 2010
11:21 am

I believe “neutral” reporter Chris Matthews pretty much summed things up, even though “neutral” reporter Andrea Mitchell tried to get him to backtrack…….

“CHRIS MATTHEWS: That’s one mistake. The other is when he was a campaigner, he did nothing but talk about what a great country this is, what an exceptional country it is, because a ‘guy like me can make it here, and only in a country like this could I have made it.’ He was very patriotic, very inclusive, and he was also very interactive in an interesting way.

Ever since he’s been president, he’s been elitist, and he’s come with his teleprompter, and he’s given his speech. He hasn’t listened. He’s talked to, at us, rather than with us.

ANDREA MITCHELL: Well, at least that’s what he’s projected.

MATTHEWS: No, he actually does bring the teleprompter with him and actually does know what he wants to say.

MITCHELL: But you don’t think that he’s interacted even though he’s had these town hall meetings. You don’t think that he’s given the sense…

MATTHEWS: No, no. And I think he hasn’t explained himself. Lincoln had to explain the Civil War, darn it. Roosevelt had to explain everything through the Great Depression. You have to take people along with you.

I think he is guilty of that elitist charge that he… If you’re going to spend a $1.6 trillion deficit in one year, you better explain to the American people why you did it. He never explained economics the way he was taught it.

We were all taught in graduate school you have to run a big deficit during a grand recession. How about explaining that? Everybody didn’t go to grad school. And how about explaining what you’re doing in terms of health care and how that’s gonna help us become a better economy in the long run? It will be painful in the short run politically, but economically it will give us something that we can base our lives on – guaranteed health care. He never sold it as an economic tool, a catalyst to greater growth down the road. Maybe it isn’t, but he ought to sell it that way at least.

All the people care about is 9 to 10 percent unemployment rate that’s not going down. Middle-aged people are losing their jobs. They’re not finding them. And this guy’s out doing his pet projects, and they wonder why he isn’t their president, why he’s only his own president. “

Thanks, cynthia!

November 3rd, 2010
11:22 am

For showing your TRUE color, and for not allowing thoughtful bloggers with a difference of opinion to post, You’re a real hippocrite, but very instructive of the closed-minded nature of people of your ilk.

Liberal Chicks are UGLY

November 3rd, 2010
11:22 am

I am pretty sure these people won on ideals, not skin color. This is a flat rejection of left wing policies.

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

November 3rd, 2010
11:22 am

Anyone hear know of a South Carolina voter that voted for my boy, Alvin Greene last night. My boy got over 300,000 votes and had no platform, no speeches, no money. I just want to meet one person of the 300,000 that voted for my boy and find out why? Was it his race only?

QueDawg

November 3rd, 2010
11:26 am

Nothing for free………………what kills me is that I work for a living and have a hard time feeding my fat azz. Outside of talking and just hanging around for the next two years in hopes of getting a Repube President what are they going to do????

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

November 3rd, 2010
11:28 am

MS TUCKER,CHRIS ROCKS SAYS CRACKER AND REDNECK!

WHY CAN’T I SAY IT?

Good Grief

November 3rd, 2010
11:31 am

Actually, I’m Here From the Government, I would have been morelikely to vote for Mr. Greene, seeing as he had no platform, made no speeches, and had no money. That’s better than the millions being spent by other politicians.

Also, did anyone note that Los Angeles elected a DEAD woman. The candidate died on October 20th, but according to California math, that is within ten days of an election, so her name remained on the ballot.

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
11:34 am

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

he says the N word, too.

Will that be OK once you start calling others names?

Arlo

November 3rd, 2010
11:35 am

Too bad the trend of electing minorities doesn’t transcend Atlanta politics. A white person (much less a white woman) getting elected mayor in Atlanta will unfortunately never happen.

HDB

November 3rd, 2010
11:36 am

Good Grief
November 3rd, 2010
11:16 am

Google the Presidential cabinets,,,,,,particularly i n wikipedia….compile the list…….

To clarify: Reagan (2): Clifford Alexander, Secretary of the Army; Samuel Pierce – HUD
Bush 43 (4): Alphonso Jackson (HUD); Condi Rice/Colin Powell (State) Rod Page (Education)
Bush 41 (1) Louis Sullivan, Surgeon General

Republican Total: 7
Clinton Cabinet: Alexis Herman, Secretary of Labor; Ron Brown, Secretary of Commerce, Mike Espy, Secretary of Agriculture; Hazel O’Leary, Energy Secretary, Jesse Brown AND Togo West, Secretary of Veterans Affairs; John Shannon AND Togo West, Secretary of the Army, Joycelyn Elders, Surgeon General
Clinton Total: 8 (counting Togo West only once although he held two cabinet positions)……

QueDawg

November 3rd, 2010
11:36 am

GOOD GRIEF…………………………….Your last comment scares me. If you could not see that Greene was PUT there solely to ensure Jim Demented was re-elected, then not only should your voter card be revoked, you should be forced to move to SC!!!

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

November 3rd, 2010
11:36 am

NATHAN DEAL WAS RIGHT ABOUT THE BLACK GHETTO GRANDMAMMAS?

BUT HE’S GOING TO DESTROY THE REST OF RURAL WHITE GEORGIA! YOU HICKS ARE IN FOR MORE TROUBLE!

THANK YOU SONNY PERDUE AND NATHAN DEAL FOR HELPING TO KEEP THESE REDNECKS IN RURAL GEORGIA POOR!

Scout

November 3rd, 2010
11:37 am

The bottom line according to Krauthammer: “The American people have rejected Obama’s ideology and the question remains – can he moderate?”

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

November 3rd, 2010
11:38 am

@ Good Grief
November 3rd, 2010
11:31 am

Actually, I’m Here From the Government, I would have been morelikely to vote for Mr. Greene, seeing as he had no platform, made no speeches, and had no money. That’s better than the millions being spent by other politicians.

You are the problem. Uninformed and votes!

Good Grief

November 3rd, 2010
11:39 am

QueDawg – I apologize. Sarcasm does not show up well in print. While I do not like candidates spending millions, I do recognize that some campaigns are just doomed from the start.

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

November 3rd, 2010
11:39 am

BRING SHERMAN BACK,SO THAT HE CAN FINISH BURNING THE REST OF RURAL GEORGIA DOWN!

Alatsea

November 3rd, 2010
11:40 am

Where are all of CT’s lap dogs?

QueDawg

November 3rd, 2010
11:40 am

ARLO…………………You lost your chance with that when yall shut down your major revenue source in taxes! BUCKHEAD PARTY DISTRICT!

Racist Georgian

November 3rd, 2010
11:41 am

What is the point that Republicans of color won? Clarence Thomas is a person of color too and look how he turned out!

Good Grief

November 3rd, 2010
11:41 am

I’m Here – I consider myself rather well informed when it comes to voting. I agree with you that there are far too many uninformed voters, but every time I’ve ever brought up that issue, I’m told the only means of discovering who is and is not informed equate to racism.

HDB

November 3rd, 2010
11:41 am

Good Grief
November 3rd, 2010
11:16 am

BTW…the FIRST black member of ANY Presidential Cabinet was done under LBJ!!

….from wikipedia: Jan 18, 1966. Robert Clifton Weaver was sworn in as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, becoming the first black cabinet member in US history. He was nominated by President Lyndon Johnson. Weaver died at New York, NY, July 17, 1997.

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

November 3rd, 2010
11:42 am

Arlo
November 3rd, 2010
11:35 am

Too bad the trend of electing minorities doesn’t transcend Atlanta politics. A white person (much less a white woman) getting elected mayor in Atlanta will unfortunately never happen.

Be patience, the blacks running Atlanta will be out as soon as the city crumbles into bankruptcy as other areas breakaway from the madness. (i.e. Sandy Springs)

QueDawg

November 3rd, 2010
11:43 am

Whew! Thanks for that clarification. This guys answer to boost the economy was to create an action figure of himself, and over 300,000 voted for him! Your name describes it all, GOOD GRIEF!

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
11:45 am

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

The perfect liberal voice.

Full of hate for others and wanting the death of anyone who speaks out against the democrats.

Keep slobbering, you ignorant jerk. You are the perfect liberal.

OBAMA Inspired

November 3rd, 2010
11:46 am

Yeah, Obama inspired alright. He inspired people to vote him out of office. As they say in Texas “he’s all hat but no cattle”.

HDB

November 3rd, 2010
11:47 am

Scout
November 3rd, 2010
11:37 am

The REAL question is this: Now that Republicans have a political advantage, will they devise policies (finally!) and will theiir policies work to IMPROVE the ENTIRE nation…or just the wealthy FEW…or will their obfuscation continue to the detriment of us ALL?????

Remember: the power of the FILIBUSTER AND the power of the VETO will be very much in play now!! Rerpublicans DO NOT have the votes to override a veto……..

Good Grief

November 3rd, 2010
11:47 am

Like I say, sorry QueDawg. I’ll try in the future to note when I’m being sarcastic.

And HDB, thanks for the source, but again, the History minor in me has a hard time accepting Wikipedia as a credible source.

Tim

November 3rd, 2010
11:47 am

Obama “inspired” them? More like incited and terrified them to action. Whatever Cynthia, say whatever you need to make yourself feel better. This wasn’t about race. More than anything else, it was a vote against this dreadful president who disdains the country he leads and the people he rules….oh I’m sorry…not yet. The people he governs.

CTism

November 3rd, 2010
11:48 am

CT – you always have a way to bring your racist views into your columns, don’t you? You continue to divide the nation into groups of color.

HDB

November 3rd, 2010
11:49 am

Good Grief…..understand your concern…but the list IS accurate!! Google and Bing… that’s the thing!!

Marie

November 3rd, 2010
11:49 am

HDB Clinton may have had a greater number of blacks serving in his administration but NONE of them served in policy making or what you consider key advisory roles. And it is the key advisory role players that you will see huddled around the President (BTW – Obama only has 1 black in a key advisory role in his administration) helping him shape his agenda and who really have the President’s ear. George W. Bush appointed Colin Powell as Secretary of State (a highly visible national role) and Condi Rice as National Security Advisor during his 1st administration and of course Condi went on to serve as SoS during his 2nd administration. He also appointed a black Sec. of Education and had other minorities serving in various prominent roles. And sorry for all of Clinton black appointees he DID NOT have one that you could consider a “close” political advisor.

However, you cannot blame Republicans for not appointing blacks when blacks steadfastly refuse to vote for them. Sorry but all presidents have a set of ideals which will shape their agenda and they will appoint likeminded individuals. So if a conservative Republican becomes President he is primarily going to appoint other conservatives as cabinet heads, judges, SC justices, etc. Sorry but you cannot command a seat at the table when you’ve done nothing to build the table.

Jack

November 3rd, 2010
11:50 am

Color doesn’t matter. Attitudes do.

QueDawg

November 3rd, 2010
11:50 am

I’m here from the Government……………………………………………………..You cant possibly be from Atlanta if you think for one second that Blacks run the city. Sandy Springs broke away to avoid all the taxes and now can’t fund its own.

HDB

November 3rd, 2010
11:51 am

CTism

November 3rd, 2010
11:48 am
CT – you always have a way to bring your racist views into your columns, don’t you? You continue to divide the nation into groups of color.

The nation was ALREADY divided…has ALWAYS been divided…….haven’t you noticed???

QueDawg

November 3rd, 2010
11:55 am

Tim…………………………you had to have just listened to Hannity! You sound just like him and the other media mongrels. Do you really believe that the President “disdains” our country and wants to harm us? Never ceases to amaze me what people THINK AND SAY!

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
11:57 am

QueDawg

At one time Buckhead was a revenue producer and then all the clubs went Hip Hop and soon the thugs moved in and sure enough, shootings started happening.

Once people were in fear for their lives and the local residents were forced to clean up human feces from their front yards every morning, the money tree dried up.

Happens every time. Kids and young people of all races having fun. Then the gangs and thugs move in. It becomes a racial issue that most of the thugs are Black so no one dares to stand up against them until people start getting slaughtered. Then instead of shutting the gangs down, they shut down Buckhead.

The exact same thing has now happened at Atlantic Station. Good clubs. Lots of fun. Violent and criminal gangs move in. People start getting shot. People start getting mugged and yet another Atlanta hot spot closes down because we don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings

Political correctness at it’s worst.

Welcome to Atlanta.

QueDawg

November 3rd, 2010
11:57 am

Jack………………………I wish we could all TRULY believe that. Not in our lifetime though buddy.

HDB

November 3rd, 2010
12:00 pm

Marie
November 3rd, 2010
11:49 am

ALL Cabinet Secretaries have a role in making policy….from employment (Labor/Commerce/Agriculture)….to military policy (Defense)……and ALL are key advisors!! Just because you note Colin Powell and Condi Rice does not marginalize the black members of the Clinton Cabinet!!

“However, you cannot blame Republicans for not appointing blacks when blacks steadfastly refuse to vote for them.” Question: if Republicans don’t RECOGNIZE that a constituency EXISTS in the inner cities, that they DON’T CAMPAIGN in the inner cities, that they MARGINALIZE the populations in the inner cities, when they DON’T ASK FOR OUR VOTES in the inner cities, when they don’t address the concerns of the inner cities,,,,,,WHY should blacks vote for someone that does not believe that we EXIST??

“Sorry but all presidents have a set of ideals which will shape their agenda and they will appoint likeminded individuals. So if a conservative Republican becomes President he is primarily going to appoint other conservatives as cabinet heads, judges, SC justices, etc. Sorry but you cannot command a seat at the table when you’ve done nothing to build the table.” We haven’t been DESIRED to come to the table…..we haven’t been APPROACHED to come to the table……we haven’t been CONSIDERED to be INVITED to the table!! When a conservative can ONLY garner 4% of the black vote….the question is this: What policies would be ATTRACTIVE enough to increase your visibility in a community that you have persistently IGNORED????

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
12:02 pm

QueDawg

- -Do you really believe that the President “disdains” our country and wants to harm us?- -

Did you think that Bush had the well being of our country as his priority when he was president?

If you are, you are the only liberal that did.

Obama is just another president. His opposition believes that his agenda will harm the country.

Deal with it. The rest of us don’t think he is perfect, nor do we believe he is some sort of God.

Joe

November 3rd, 2010
12:03 pm

You’re a riot Tucker…. I do agree these fine folks were inspired by Obama but for totally different reasons than you idiot logic. They were inspired because they resoundingly reject his far left policies and those of the rest of the dem leadership in Washington. It has absolutely nothing to do with his ethnicity….

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
12:03 pm

HDB

Come one, man. The only Black Person serving in Clinton’s White House was serving lunch.

Billybob

November 3rd, 2010
12:04 pm

Obama gets credit for ‘inspiring’ the minority Republican victories?
Race consumes you Tucker. Conservatives vote based on ideas and NOT COLOR Tucker. This shows once and for all, who it is that can not move forward about race relations….the FAR LEFT. You are implying that Obama, and not conservatives, got these people elected?….earth to Tucker, come in, come in……
FYI….MSNBC states 113 out of 126 tea party candidates were elected. That gives you a whole lot of “racist” targets to go after the next couple of years. Keep talking Tucker, you are doing great….for conservatism!

Scout

November 3rd, 2010
12:05 pm

“GOP likely to urge Obama officials not to shred documents”

Ahhhhhh ………. the plot thickens.

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

November 3rd, 2010
12:05 pm

QueDawg
November 3rd, 2010
11:50 am

I’m here from the Government……………………………………………………..You cant possibly be from Atlanta if you think for one second that Blacks run the city. Sandy Springs broke away to avoid all the taxes and now can’t fund its own.

LOL :) 53 year native and Sandy Springs is thriving. Atlanta is diving! Try again!

QueDawg

November 3rd, 2010
12:05 pm

Nothing Is Free………………………………….All I can say is wow…………………White kids must not like hip hop….LOL.. I frequented Buckhead regularly and all the clubs I saw were catered to Whites. They were the ones I saw fighting, passed out on peoples lawns, and deficating and urinating all over the place with no regard. The one “hip hop” club that was in the area moved to the outskirts of Atlanta and has not had any issues. Now you and your buddies are losing out bigtime!

Scout

November 3rd, 2010
12:07 pm

HDB:

“Remember: the power of the FILIBUSTER AND the power of the VETO will be very much in play now!! Rerpublicans DO NOT have the votes to override a veto……..”

This is actually VERY good for Republicans especially for ammo in the 2012 election. Let Obama veto ………. then he’ll have to run on that !

paleo-neo-Carlinist

November 3rd, 2010
12:09 pm

I’m here… excellent point about “blacks running Atlanta into bankruptcy”. of course, the same can be said for the whites who’ve “run the United States into bankruptcy.” you ever see the movie “Goodfellas” or you ever watch “The Sopranos”? you know what a “bust out” is? it’s when criminals attain “unwarranted influence” and “misplaced power” (you ever read Ike’s farewell address?) over a business, which they then bankrupt for their own profit. they usuallyt attain control via a debt of some kind, but see if this “business plan” doesn’t remind you of the way ALL governments (both parties) operate. they simply abuse “credit” and borrow until the business is bankrupt. like any parasite, they bleed the host dry and move on to the next host. again, I am going to keep using the word until somebody says; “uncle” – look up PLUTORACY and then chime in about Atlanta politics. geez!

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
12:09 pm

Nothing,

Was that guy Michael Steele?

QueDawg

November 3rd, 2010
12:10 pm

Nothing……………………Good rebuttal….I never said he was perfect, however I do not feel he has been given time and a fair chance. I also do not see anyone with a clear AGENDA which is why it is so disheartening. All we get is back and forth talk and no action. We want to spend money on a war on terror across seas but we have US citizens getting their heads blown off on jet skis and we ignore it.

QueDawg

November 3rd, 2010
12:12 pm

I am here for the government……………………………..I hope you do not have to call the police anytime soon because I read an article saying that your all three of your police officers had a hard time getting radio reception to get emergency calls!!

Mike K.

November 3rd, 2010
12:16 pm

“Inspired by Obama, Republicans of color win more seats”

I agree with this statement. . . just not the way that Cynthia means it. Black Republicans were “inspired” by Obama alright – and Pelosi, and Reid, and Obamacare, and cap-and-trade, and the stimulus. . .

paleo-neo-Carlinist

November 3rd, 2010
12:18 pm

NIF, I lived in Buckhed from ‘92 – ‘99 and it wasn’t “hip hop” that ended Buckhead’s club scene; it was the real estate developers/speculators who used Greenspan’s “cheap money” to gobble up properties (at inflated/housing bubble prices), in order to convert Buckhead Village to the “Rodeo Drive of Atlanta”. too bad the bubble wen’t “pop” and the guy who spend $200 million stopped construction and scrambled to re-finance with his creditors. don’t get me wrong, the lily-white homeowners were more than unhappy with the “illegal immigrants” but this deal was about the City of Atlanta counting its sales tax/business license revenues before they hatched. the purveyors of Gucci handbags, Harry Winston jewelry, and other high end swag “produce” far more revenue for the city than jello-shooters, grain alcohol “fish bowl” concotions and Jack and Cokes.

Mike K.

November 3rd, 2010
12:20 pm

“Republicans of color”

Also, I love how Cynthia plays the game that whites constitute one race and everyone else a different race. Why not group blacks in one bucket and everyone else in the other? Also, why do Latinos and Hispanics count as non-white in Cynthia’s book? Some are, some aren’t. That’s just as illogical as saying Canadians are white or Singaporeans are Chinese (not Malaysian or Indian).

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
12:20 pm

paleo,

This group of conservatives on this blog are not racist. Cynthia Tucker is. They never make points like the one you just made saying white men have bankrupted the country. Isn’t Sonny Perdue the Governor of Georgia? Isn’t Nathan Deal talking about having to balance the state budget and put people to work? Who is he following again? That Gwinnett County government is a model for the state, they should be right at home with Nathan make me a Deal. Georgia’s economy sucks- Republican Gov. for 8 years. Hmmmmm?

No their not racist because they haven’t used overtly racist language. At least they believe that.

HDB

November 3rd, 2010
12:21 pm

Scout

November 3rd, 2010
12:07 pm

“This is actually VERY good for Republicans especially for ammo in the 2012 election. Let Obama veto ………. then he’ll have to run on that !”

It’s just as good for Democrats…..when the nation sees that Republican legislation coming forth has no other objective than additional tax breaks for the wealthy rather than addressing the nation’s needs…and the legislation is filibustered or vetoed..it’ll be a GOOD thing!! The problem that I had is that Democrats ran AWAY from their accomplishments…..the Republicans just ran on “NO”….now let them address the aging infrastructure…..let them address healthcare (which was based on Republican ideas in the first place!)…..let them address the problems with a declining manufacturing base that they ALLOWED to escape……

I’m waiting……

Marie

November 3rd, 2010
12:21 pm

HDB question for you — do blacks have any role in understanding what the Republican party stands for? Do they have any role in educating themselves on the differences between conservatism and liberalism? Do they have any responsibility in not denigrating and demonizing any black who dare to think, act, and vote as a Republican or Conservative?

As noted the two blacks who won as Republicans won in primarily white districts, do you really think they would have stood a chance in a primary black districts? The answer is NO!!! And if blacks will not even accept individuals of their OWN COLOR who are Republicans then what chance does a non-black have in coming in the community.

President Obama CANNOT even talk about the problems within the black community (or inner city as you put it) without the likes of Jesse Jackson wanting to cut his balls off.

And there is NO white conservative or Republican that is keeping you from coming to the table; that’s your decision to stay away. If there is room for Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice, Herman Cain, Starr Parker, Rod Page, Allen West, JC Watt, etc., then there is room for you and any other black.

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
12:22 pm

Mike K,

People of color is the articles headline.

Pablo

November 3rd, 2010
12:24 pm

Democrats experienced yesterday the same richly deserved beating the republicans got several cycles before, because they thought that the American electorate would not lose patience with them too.
If there is any consolation to democrats out there is that the vote was not for republicans as much as it was against democrats. Republicans would be wise to heed the warning by Marco Rubio, and decide to move away from the values the used to profess… truth be told, we the electorate are getting tired of having to go to the polls holding our noses and fighting the gag reflex.

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
12:25 pm

I don’t know why you people insist on characterizing Clarence Thomas as Black.

barking frog

November 3rd, 2010
12:26 pm

Deal with it, Georgia.

Betsy

November 3rd, 2010
12:26 pm

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
12:27 pm

QueDawg

One of my best friends (A Black man) opened up a club in Buckhead. He didn’t “cater” to anyone. He had a good, clean club that everyone enjoyed and most of the patrons seemed to be Black. No fights. No problems. Lots of good kids, having a good night out in Buckhead. Mostly Hip Hop, but also some old school R&B. Lot’s of very pretty women.

Then the thugs started showing up. At one point, he was threatened that if he didn’t pay for protection, they would destroy his club. He refused. Within a month, he was getting warnings from the Buckhead Coalition about the recent outbreak of fights and violence that was happening in his club. He voluntarily closed the club.

He then opened a small club in Atlantic Station. Within a few weeks the same thing was beginning to happen. Great patrons that just wanted a good, safe night out but now anyone showing up with an attractive date was being threatened and bullied until they left. He started to adopt a dress code. It caused a couple of fights at the door, but he had good security and it all seemed to be working until he started getting complaints that he wanted the Black kids to dress like White People. Several large Black organizations were sending the letters. He refused to change the dress code and one of the organizations were threatening demonstrations.

He has now sold the club, it was later shut down because it quickly became just another thug hangout, because the next owner didn’t enforce any sort of dress code.

“My Buddy” was a good honest Black Man just trying to make a living while providing a place for people to have a little fun.

Wow. Indeed.

Pablo

November 3rd, 2010
12:27 pm

CORRECTION:

Republicans would be wise to heed the warning by Marco Rubio, and move TOWARDS the values they used to profess.

my bad…

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
12:28 pm

Willie Lynch

So Clarence just isn’t Black enough for you?

Perhaps if he marched in goose step with the Party of George Wallace he would be Black enough.

Cynthia M

November 3rd, 2010
12:31 pm

Ms. Tucker, you are usually a little more discreet and sly in showing your racism. You must really be desperate today to give Obama credit for something. How thrilled all the “people of color” must be that he opened the door for non whites to be elected. I did not realize he was the very first:)

Contractor

November 3rd, 2010
12:31 pm

Good Grief,

Though Wikipedia is a good site for information, you are right in that it is not a credible source. Schools will not allow you to use Wikipedia as a source for any kind of resource what so ever. So that should be a pretty good factor in deciding whether using it as evidence to support anyone’s story is believable.

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
12:34 pm

Willie Lynch

- -No their not racist because they haven’t used overtly racist language. At least they believe that.- -

I had more respect for you than I should have had.

You are no smarter than the rest of your party that thinks that anyone against Obama is a racist.

Pathetic.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

November 3rd, 2010
12:35 pm

Icing on the cake, mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

Three Iowa Supreme Court justices lost their seats Tuesday in a historic upset fueled by their 2009 decision that allowed same-sex couples to marry.

Party hardy, Cons, pardy harty!

barking frog

November 3rd, 2010
12:37 pm

Marco. Rubio.

Scout

November 3rd, 2010
12:37 pm

HDB:

We’ll see. Check in again with me this time 2012.

Libby

November 3rd, 2010
12:50 pm

Guess playing the race card was the only ‘positive’ she could come up with. Americans don’t care about color – we care about principles. I’m sure that concept confuses Ms. Tucker.

Avenger

November 3rd, 2010
12:50 pm

leg. Like you – the bigots of the 60’s had all kinds of lame brain excuses too. If..If..If a bull frog had wings, he wouldn’t bump his arse.

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
12:52 pm

Nothing,

I don’t know what Black enough is. What I do know is, being color blind, Clarence Thomas isn’t Black.

And I’ve never concerned myself with winning your respect. I could change to another screen name and do that in seconds. Sorry our differing means I lose this courtesy.

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
12:53 pm

HDB

- -…..the Republicans just ran on “NO”….- -

Thank God. they couldn’t get the Health Insurance Company Enrichment Act of 2010 stopped before it was slimmed through but they almost stopped it.

- -now let them address the aging infrastructure…..- -

The vast majority of infrastructure problems are local. And the amount of money the Fed actually pays for infrastructure repair is miniscule.

- -let them address healthcare (which was based on Republican ideas in the first place!)…..- -

They had damned well better address it. It wasn’t a tragic disaster that the Democrats were saying it was in the first place.

- -let them address the problems with a declining manufacturing base that they ALLOWED to escape……- -

One more time: Clinton with a Democratic Congress passed NAFTA. Unions raised rates where US companies couldn’t make a profit so they took the incentives that other countries offered.

Open your mind. Look at the real reasons companies are leaving the US. We have the highest corporate taxes in the world. Our unions are ran by fascist who will come to your home and riot in front of your house if they don’t get their way. One visit from Union thugs like that, I would be moving my business to anywhere that those thugs couldn’t threaten me any more.

Start electing a government that is friendly to industry and then you can complain about the fact that so many industries have left.

Mike K.

November 3rd, 2010
12:53 pm

@Willie Lynch
Mike K,
People of color is the articles headline
—————————————————
Sort of. I’m not sure what you’re trying to say

barking frog

November 3rd, 2010
12:53 pm

Once again Georgia falls behind, Florida elected
a bigger crook for Governor.

Lil' Barry Bailout

November 3rd, 2010
12:53 pm

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised by Ms. Tucker’s post…anything good that happens must be due to the Idiot Messiah. Anything bad is (still!) blamed on our President Bush.

Abolish HHS

November 3rd, 2010
12:54 pm

Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Chairman Arthur Levitt and Richard Grasso think many Democrats will switch parties due to the election results. First up after tax cuts, abolish hhs.

HDB

November 3rd, 2010
12:55 pm

Marie
November 3rd, 2010
12:21 pm

‘Do blacks have any role in understanding what the Republican party stands for?” Yes…the preponderance of us DO! We know the history of the GOP…in that it was FOUNDED by black and white people…but we ALSO have noted the SHIFT in paradigms since 1964…..when the racist forms of conservatism came into the party and changed it!!

“Do they have any role in educating themselves on the differences between conservatism and liberalism?” Certainly…..and we do! Most black families are conservative in nature…but lest you forget, it was progressive policies (Civil Rights Act, Affirmative Action, EEOC) that FINALLY gave us full constitutional protections. It was CONSERVATIVE policies that created Jim Crow and segregation!!

” Do they have any responsibility in not denigrating and demonizing any black who dare to think, act, and vote as a Republican or Conservative?” You fail to remember that PRIOR to 1964, the GOP always received the majority of the black vote; when the party’s paradigm changed…so did the voting pattern. When conservatives persist that those conservative blacks made it SOLELY on their own effort, they persist in stating the lie that conservatism created the pathways towards success. If Civil Rights legislation hadn’t been passed….segregation could still be legal in the South!! Those paragons of conservatism that you emphasize are PRODUCTS of Affirmative Action….and when we hear of blacks deriding the programs that they themselves used to PROGRESS…the hypocracy speaks volumes!! When conservatives use racial codewords as prejoratives against a segment of society…how can you expect support from the community you denigrate???

“As noted the two blacks who won as Republicans won in primarily white districts, do you really think they would have stood a chance in a primary black districts? The answer is NO!!!” Here’s why! Black conservatives have been seen by many in the community as (for lack of a better word) stooges for white conservatives….for they persist in denigrating the community they came from. Wise man said: remember where yoo came from!! Did they have to sell out themselves in order to be ACCEPTED…or were they accepted on their merits?? Much too often when a person of color has played by the rules, the majority CHANGED the rules to deny the same consideration!! When racism rears its head, black conservatives DON’T challenge it; they mitigate it!! White conservatives marginalize the fact that racism exists….and a great deal of it comes from conservative paradigms!! WHen we believe that people are being USED for further one’s political influence rather than bettering the community as a WHOLE………

“And if blacks will not even accept individuals of their OWN COLOR who are Republicans then what chance does a non-black have in coming in the community.” The same chance IF they were effective in making policies ATTRACTIVE and beneficial to the community!!

“If there is room for Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice, Herman Cain, Starr Parker, Rod Page, Allen West, JC Watt, etc., then there is room for you and any other black.”
Herman Cain — educated at Morehouse!! Was NOT accepted into a predominately white institution. HIred at Pillsbury under Affirmative Action!!
Allen West – ex-military officer FORCED to resign his commission to avoid prosecution for atrocities in Iraq!
JC Watts…FIRST BLACK QUARTERBACK at Oklahoma….accepted under Affirmative Action…
Clarence Thomas — educated at Holy Cross; entered under Affirmative Acttion…now desires to have it eliminated!!

As one who believes in education and effort….I still am able to see that many needs of the community have yet to be addressed by EITHER party…but I also sese that my community has been IGNORED by conservatives!! In order to affect change in a community…you have to keep an EXAMMPLE IN the community!! Conservatives don’t COME INTO the community….and your tone is anathematic TO the community!! WE don’t want handOUTS….we want the SAME treatment and protections that ANY American is entitled to!! No more no less!! When I see the law being SELECTIVELY used by conservatives to marginalize segments of the population (immigrants, gays….) and marginalize differing religions with an air of hostility………

I embrace differences……conservatives denounce them…….

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
1:01 pm

Willie Lynch

it isn’t a matter of differing. It is a matter that there really is racism in the world, but by you being yet another tool for the Democrats, calling others racist that you don’t know and only read what they write here, makes you one of the people that are lowering the standards for calling others racist.

You are a tool. Obama can stop a program that is only helping gifted Black Students in Washington DC and you don’t equate that with racism. That’s just good for the unions. To hell with the children. But taking a close look at the reasons why you think conservatives are racist just shows what a puppet you really are.

So today, you take the first Black man to set on the Supreme Court, something that you should be damned proud of, but because your plantation masters can’t get him to “go along” like you and so many of your ignorant brothers do, he’s not even a Black Man.

If the only way Judge Thomas is to be considered a Black man is to have him follow the orders issues by the DNC, then I guess he’s a White guy.

How indoctrinated are you?

You should be ashamed of yourself.

Call it like it is

November 3rd, 2010
1:01 pm

You Cynthia are a Jack Wagon and you can take that anyway you want. After all of your bashing on rebublicans, the only thing you can come up with for an article is that Obama is the reason people of “color” are winning elections. The article is nothing but race baiting and I would say beneath you, but I guess its not. You just need to be thankful that Atlanta is a majority city of “color” using your words, for if it wasnt Bookman would be on the last page and not you.

If Obama spent less time on the urban stations where he already has the votes and more time on the “non-color stations” again using your words he might have gotten more votes for his party.

Pete Andrepeat

November 3rd, 2010
1:07 pm

Sinthia is an Uncle Tom.

Pete Andrepeat

November 3rd, 2010
1:09 pm

Sorry, meant to say Aunt Tom. Obammy sounds like he I
s going to cry.

HDB

November 3rd, 2010
1:13 pm

Nothing Is Free
November 3rd, 2010
12:53 pm

Let’s get this straight!

1) NAFTA STARTED under George HW Bush! Here’s the history!
In 1988 Canada and the United States signed the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement after which the U.S. Congress approved implementing legislation. The American government then entered into negotiations with the Mexican government for a similar treaty, and Canada asked to join the negotiations in order to preserve its perceived gains under the 1988 deal.Following diplomatic negotiations dating back to 1986 among the three nations, the leaders met in San Antonio, Texas, on December 17, 1992, to sign NAFTA. U.S. President George H. W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and Mexican President Carlos Salinas, each responsible for spearheading and promoting the agreement, ceremonially signed it.

2) Our unions are ran by fascist who will come to your home and riot in front of your house if they don’t get their way. Unions only serve EIGHT PERCENT of the American labor force!! They serve their collective employees in the ways that they were VOTED on to do by contract!! They can do NO MORE!!

3) According to conservaatives, you elected a pro-business President under Bush…and the economic environent declined! Corporations under Obama are making INCREASED profits!! Remember: TARP was a BUSH creation in order to address the finincail industries problems; the bailouts of GM and Chrysler by Obama AVOIDED more massive unemployment…and the government received a RETURN on its investment!!

4) Corporations imported illegals from across the border to depress the wage scale and increase their profitability!!

5) Business can not be trusted to police itself!! Note BP….and just recently — Delta:

…from the AJC:
Delta fined for deceptive practices on delayed baggage compensation

The government plans to fine Delta Air Lines as much as $100,000 for unfair and deceptive practices in its compensation to passengers for delayed baggage.Delta put lower limits on delayed baggage compensation than it was allowed to, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Specifically at issue was Delta’s distribution of baggage information pamphlets at some airports earlier this year that said Delta would not authorize any expense reimbursement if a passenger’s delayed baggage was expected to reach them within 24 hours. They also said Delta’s liability would be capped at $25 per day after the first 24 hours up to a maximum of $125 per customer when the passenger is away from home.

The pamphlets were given only to people with delayed baggage.

The DOT said Delta is not allowed to limit its liability to less than $3,300 for lost, damaged or delayed baggage. The DOT’s enforcement office had issued a warning to airlines in October 2009 saying that it would pursue enforcement if unlawful reimbursement policies were not corrected.

6) The corporate tax structure is comparable to other areas of the world! Note – Ireland is business friendly…but business profits there DECLINED…and a RECESSION has ensued!!

It’s more to it than just tax rates and tax cuts!!

casual observer

November 3rd, 2010
1:15 pm

America and Georgia REJECTS SOCIALISM!!!!(check out the rest of the south) It will not work in America. Not in this century. As more third world immigrants pour accross our borders and the Dependant class continues to grow. There will come a day that the U.S will look like Greece, not yet. Not in our lifertime. This administration was elected by a voter that was so tired of war and the Bush administration it elected an incompetent Community Organizer that smacks of Socalism and Big Government that does not agree with the majority of Americans outside NewYork and California.
Continue to govern against the will of the people and you will be fired. Pelosi your Pnkslip will not have to be approved before you know what’s in it…IT SAYS YOUR FIRED.!! OBAMA YOUR NEXT!!

HDB

November 3rd, 2010
1:15 pm

Nothing Is Free
November 3rd, 2010
1:01 pm

BTW – Thurgood Marshall was the FIRST black Supreme Court Justice…Clarence Thomas replaced him!!

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
1:27 pm

Nothing,

Quite the contrary, Clarence Thomas should be ashamed of himself. When have you ever heard me claim to be a Democrat? I would assume you might have drawn this conclusion from my postings.

This is you at 1:01pm “calling others racist that you don’t know and only read what they write here, makes you one of the people that are lowering the standards for calling others racist”.

Sooooo, this ability to comprehend through the written word only applies to you?

This is why the issue of racism can’t be properly addressed. Those who are racist refuse to see themselves that way because they don’t want someone else pointing out their particular proclivity. If we don’t point this out a person may continue delusional in the belief that “I have a Black friend” therefore I’m couldn’t be racist.

Now before you go to “does this apply to Black people”? Of course it does but a toothless tiger is not much worry.

Power is the deciding factor in how institutional racism is implemented. I could care less about you being racist. You don’t matter.

What the Tuck

November 3rd, 2010
1:35 pm

Cynthia – the only inspiration Obama gave was the inspiration to get out and vote against his policies and against the cronies in Congress who worked closely with him to promote his agenda. Blacks and Latinos were elected last night because they have great ideas and stand for values America believes in (with the exception of Hank Johnson). For the same reason – people want Obama OUT because his ideas and agenda go AGAINST what the majority of Americans want. But I guess if anyone votes against Obama because of those reasons, they’re considered RACIST, aren’t they?

Kamchak's gerbil

November 3rd, 2010
1:56 pm

He struggles without a teleprompter!!!!

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

November 3rd, 2010
1:56 pm

Obozo still doesn’t get it. We do NOT want a mix and match of both parties policies. We want it one way or Obozo hits the highway. CUT TAXES! CUT SPENDING! Nothing else will do! Only a Bozo would think differently after last night election.

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

November 3rd, 2010
1:59 pm

Obama lies – Name anyone who has lost their medical insurance because they got sick. Obama says its’ happen but by law it can not happen and the media let’s it go without a follow up calling him a liar.

You Asked

November 3rd, 2010
1:59 pm

Everyone elected this term is a person of color. Some pink, some brown and some various shades in between.

We’re all African American too according to our DNA.

The big dichotomy in this race (no pun intended) was the role of the government in our lives and the size of our debt. The big motivators were the state of the economy and the perception that incumbant representatives were not listening to constiutents when they made policy.

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

November 3rd, 2010
2:00 pm

Letters to Obama breaks his heart. How about Obama’s policies break my bank! Cry me a river!!!

You Asked

November 3rd, 2010
2:04 pm

With whites split 55/45% on political parties it sounds like they are more willing to support both liberals/conservatives/white/blacks/hispanics/etc. than other demographic groups that split more sharply along color lines. Blacks 90 Dem/10 Rep

Who is injecting race into politics.

Sadly when we do finally reach diversity there will always be those who make a living off of division and they will switch to blaming middle class people of color for the woes of poor people of color, or blame some for betraying their race. Oh wait! That already happens. “Disavow middleclassness” and all…

Racism is stupid no matter who practices it and no matter who they practice it against.

Christine O'Donnell

November 3rd, 2010
2:11 pm

I’m not a Senator, I’m you.

HDB

November 3rd, 2010
2:13 pm

I’m Here From The Government And I’m Here To Help
November 3rd, 2010
1:59 pm
“Obama lies – Name anyone who has lost their medical insurance because they got sick.”
It HAS happened!! I used to work in insurance….and I’ve seen evidence that a person’s health insurance was dropped right after he was hospitalized!! The insurance company attempted to state that it was a pre-existing condition…..but after they were SUED…..they changed their tune!!

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
2:17 pm

You Asked,

Japanese, Chinese, India(ns), Mexicans, Hondurans, Africans etc… only become people of color when they come into contacts with whites.

They didn’t make the rules, they only play by them.

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

November 3rd, 2010
2:22 pm

QueDawg
November 3rd, 2010
12:12 pm

I am here for the government……………………………..I hope you do not have to call the police anytime soon because I read an article saying that your all three of your police officers had a hard time getting radio reception to get emergency calls!!

Your full of BS! Plus, I’ll make the 911 call after my 357 answers the door!

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
2:25 pm

I’m here from the government, is not very bright.

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

November 3rd, 2010
2:26 pm

HDB
November 3rd, 2010
2:13 pm

I’m Here From The Government And I’m Here To Help
November 3rd, 2010
1:59 pm
“Obama lies – Name anyone who has lost their medical insurance because they got sick.”
It HAS happened!! I used to work in insurance….and I’ve seen evidence that a person’s health insurance was dropped right after he was hospitalized!! The insurance company attempted to state that it was a pre-existing condition…..but after they were SUED…..they changed their tune!!

Thanks for confirming my point! It still hasn’t happened. Obama’s a LIAR!

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

November 3rd, 2010
2:28 pm

Willie Lynch
November 3rd, 2010
2:25 pm

I’m here from the government, is not very bright.

Willy B, your check was sent last week. You can cash it at the liquor store.

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

November 3rd, 2010
2:38 pm

A man claiming to be a supporter of a Democratic senator from Cobb County was arrested Monday after destroying signs in the opposing candidate’s yard and pulling a knife on his campaign manager.

Another Obama Boy! LOL :)

bman

November 3rd, 2010
2:38 pm

“Inspired by Obama” …oh boy….

Expect more of the same in 2012. btw…It wasn’t a huge night for republicans. It was a huge night for Americans.

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
2:47 pm

I’m here,

She wasn’t that conservative.

HDB

November 3rd, 2010
2:54 pm

I’m Here From The Government And I’m Here To Help
November 3rd, 2010
2:26 pm
You missed the point….it DID happen! They sued to get reinstated!! They attempted to say that there was a pre-existing condition…but the judge didn’t buy the argument…and ordered the insurance company to reinstate the policy…and fined them $125K……..

Earl "Banned, So You're Not Reading This, Right?" Waters

November 3rd, 2010
2:55 pm

They didn’t make the rules, they only play by them.

Always an excuse.

Either man up and be an individual, based on your own merits (not blaming the white man), or just leave.

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
2:58 pm

HDB,

I’m here from the government is not that bright.

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
3:01 pm

Earl,

Man up or just leave? What are you talking about?

Kamchak

November 3rd, 2010
3:03 pm

…man up and be an individual…

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

And just how many different “individuals” are you?

Julie R Camp

November 3rd, 2010
3:09 pm

Ms. Tucker, Most of the candidates that won have been in politics BEFORE Obama was voted pres. They have nothing to do with Obama or his election 2 years ago.

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
3:19 pm

Julie,

If you read the article she’s talking about the recently elected. Read Julie read.

Jim

November 3rd, 2010
3:27 pm

My earlier statement at 8:42 was more about the fact that we need the authoritarian “I know better that you because I have the majority” liberal democrats to learn how to cooperate with the rest of us.

As usual CT is a racist left-wingnut.

guy

November 3rd, 2010
3:32 pm

They were inspired by obama of what not to be,a far left liberal America hating phony.People like CT are so racist and they can’t see the forest for the trees.Liberals will never face the truth!

James

November 3rd, 2010
3:38 pm

Willie- I am sure Judge Thomas will log in later and feel ashamed.

Some People are stupid

November 3rd, 2010
3:39 pm

wow..reading these comments you would think that the right won the super bowl. Out of 435 seats, you control 53%..woo hoo…i guess…

here to help-
Glad to see you are back….i guess.

bman

November 3rd, 2010
3:45 pm

“Out of 435 seats, you control 53%”

What was the % just a day earlier? This was but a playoff win. The super bowl comes in 2012

Willie Lynch

November 3rd, 2010
4:06 pm

James,

A man of no conscience like that won’t feel shame. No worries, life has a way of equaling things out.

patel3399

November 3rd, 2010
4:15 pm

Black Republican Angie Boynton won the Non-Partisan School Board race for Marion County, Florida. This is a huge win since she is both the first Black woman to sit on the Board and only the second african american to sit on the Board.

Independent J

November 3rd, 2010
4:38 pm

i will give you credit Tucker, nice article…and i see it as you merely pointing out the diversity of the republican party as a good thing….its admittedly not common….and i think its going to change the dynamics of how the gop is perceived from here out..
and KUDOS to the Tea Party….now the repubs are on our watch….

Independent J

November 3rd, 2010
4:39 pm

Good Grief

November 3rd, 2010
4:46 pm

Some People – this is politics, not college football. A win is a win. At least in a situation like we now have, neither party is running unchecked. Some call it gridlock, some call it parity. Most of us call it politics as usual.

Josh

November 3rd, 2010
5:03 pm

ctucker

November 3rd, 2010
8:30 am
Good Grief@8:03, There were very few Republicans of color elected to any major state or federal office before last night. That’s just a fact.

The fact is that the first African-Americans ever elected to a major party was the Repubublican Party. Go back to the 1800’s when African-Americans were US Senators and Congressman both belonging to the Republican Party. 41st Congress (1869-1871)- Jefferson Franklin Long (Republican-GA), Joseph Hayne Rainey (Republican-SC), Hiram Rhodes Revels (Republican-MS). 42nd Congress 1971-1873:Robert Carlos De Large (Republican, SC),Robert Brown Elliott (Republican, SC), Joseph Hayne Rainey (Republican, SC), Benjamin Sterling Turner (Republican, AL), Josiah Thomas Walls (Republican, FL). 43rd Congress 1873-1875: Richard Harvey Cain (Republican, SC),Robert Brown Elliott (Republican, SC), John Roy Lynch (Republican, MS), Joseph Hayne Rainey (Republican, SC), Alonzo Jacob Ransier (Republican, SC), James Thomas Rapier (Republican, AL), Josiah Thomas Walls (Republican, FL). It goes on and on and on of all the African-Americans in congress all from the Republican Party (baic.house.gov/historical-data/representatives-senators-by-congress.html?congress=44.) The trend here is its all Republican Party in the racist Democrat south. In fact, the Democrats, members of the KKK at this time, issued cards with the faces of the African-American congressman and senators and told fellow democrats to lynch them if they saw them.

I just wanted to set the story straight that Obama was late on the inspiration by about 140 years. Sorry Cynthia. I blame our extreme liberal/left friends who control the US education for kinda deleting this important history from our textbooks used in school. Hmm, I wonder why? And by the way, Black History occured waaaayyy before the Civil Rights Movement. Why must we forget African-Americans who have major accomplishments during the 1700 and 1800’s like, umm I do not know, helping to find the cure for polio? See what Liberals do when they get ahold of kid’s textbooks.

USMC DAWG

November 3rd, 2010
5:18 pm

“Inspired by Obama, Republicans of color win more seats”

Cynthia, you are delusional! It is not about skin color.

Hillary

November 3rd, 2010
5:19 pm

I was dissappointed to read your column today. Was hoping to get a laugh or two while reading the 101 excuses about the Republican thrashing.

Education

November 3rd, 2010
5:21 pm

Granny- we may not agree too often, but being a southern gentleman and huge admirer of sportsmanship, I tip my cap with respect to you. You were the 1st post (just got on) and with the utmost class, you congratulated the winners. If both sides could act that way we would be way down the road to solving most issues.

moshulu

November 3rd, 2010
5:48 pm

“a Republican lawmaker who supported one of her opponents called her a “raghead.” (Haley, by the way, is Methodist.)”

“Why is it that Democrats and Liberals are always bringing up race?”

In the first sentence above, taken from the article, I think “your” democratic observation is shot all too hell. You know exactly what you people mean by “raghead.” It’s people like you who have their head stuck in the sand. Racism in America is alive and well, as much as baseball, and apple pie.

Pain Maker

November 3rd, 2010
6:08 pm

I like to piss off and embarrass my brother in law, who graduated from Auburn, by reminding him Cynthia graduated from Auburn too.

Oh Dear Queen of Cut/Paste, when will you understand it wasn’t motivation by Obama. It was the pure rejection of Obama.

whatever

November 3rd, 2010
6:29 pm

CT – you are so delusional it is a wonder they keep you on at the AJC – you have LOST all objectivity. To think that the black republicans were “inspired” by Obama is an insult to them. THE ONLY way they were inspired was to do something to get rid of him. I guess you could also say that black writers/professors like Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams, and Georgia’s own Herman Cain were “influenced” by Obama too – just read or listen to what THEY have to say. You just can’t seem to get over your love affair with Obama. I glad that last night made real “change”.

Orange10

November 3rd, 2010
6:46 pm

Black, white, tan brown yellow, it doesn’t matter. They are Republicans! Try to reason that phrase Cynthia instead of trying to seperate a political party by race.

Non-monopolist

November 3rd, 2010
7:01 pm

I thought when republicans were elected, national debt would be reigned in! Turns out, the Federal Reserve put the US another $600 Billion in debt before the ballots were even counted. While the republicans will certainly claim credit for any successes, if this had happened under the Democrats it would be called “another failed stimulus.” This is an example of republican “small govt.” Which means, let the corporations rule We the People. republicans willingly acquiesce. Enjoy the expansion of drug testing, Employment at Will, more standardized testing in schools.

WaPo – 11/04/10
“Fed to Buy $600 Billion in Bonds to Boost Economy
The Fed will, in effect, print money to buy Treasury bonds – an extra $600 billion worth by June 2011 – in a bid to lower long-term interest rates.”

Sure republicans voted like Fox news and AM 750 told them, but that’s because those entities benefit from stupidity.

verbotten

November 3rd, 2010
7:15 pm

I saw this headline this morning but had no time to comment then. This is perhaps the single most ludicrous column Ms. Tucker has ever written, which is saying a lot given her daily output of racist drivel and hypocrisy.

I had honestly thought, given her history, that Ms. Tucker would find some way, somehow, to label all these people as Uncle Toms even if she had the good sense to not use those words. But she outdid herself!

verbotten

November 3rd, 2010
7:16 pm

Non-monopolist: the GOP House has not been seat, and even if they did, they have no authority over the Fed.

we hit em in November

November 3rd, 2010
7:59 pm

They were inspired to stop Obama and the loony left.

Memphis11Gate

November 3rd, 2010
8:04 pm

Cynthia if you read your history lesson blacks left the Republican party, because of the ignorance of them thinking Democrats were solely responsible for the civil rights bills of the 60’s however they failed to know about the 1957 civil rights bill voted down by Democrats and a major sponsor of the 1964 voting rights bill was a Republican. Republican voted over 80%, numbers higher than Democrats for the civil rights bills of the 60’s but Lyndon Johnson get the credit, even though he opposed it before in the 50’s.

Non-monopolist

November 3rd, 2010
8:06 pm

verbot… of course they don’t have authority over the fed. That’s the effect of “smaller govt” that repubes are continuously clamoring over. And $600 Billion IS national debt that pubes have been telling us we need to fix.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

November 3rd, 2010
8:07 pm

Where have the RINOs gone?

Long time passing

Where have all the aisle reachers gone

Long time ago

Where have all the squishes gone

The Tea Baggers picked them every one

When will they ever learn

When will they eeeeevvvvveeeeerrrrrr learrrrrrrrnnnnnnnn?

mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

My middle name is David

November 3rd, 2010
8:15 pm

Herman Cain sounds like he’s going to run for President.

Herman is a regular at Tea Parties Cynthia.

Your paranoia of The Tea Party is based on ignorance. You ought to attend a tea party rally undercover.

Report to us on your experience. You won the “Big Prize”. Show us bloggers you can do some real research and journalism.

Look around CT. It’s the economy silly !!

Martin Williams

November 3rd, 2010
8:16 pm

Sounds great, but this is all a myth Cynthia. As soon as Obama leaves office all these minority winners and as you stated won in States with large White majority will be dumped again. They all better talked to J.C. Watt, the former house member. The GOP will never be 1/3 diverse.

TruthBe

November 3rd, 2010
8:43 pm

Blacks are so RACIST anymore. Whites should start acting like blacks and vote ONLY for White Candidate and White only issues. We are ALL Americans, Blacks shoukd think about that. Because Whites can take care of themselves.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

November 3rd, 2010
9:15 pm

obozo the lame duck.

You heard it here first.

fox news hater

November 3rd, 2010
9:17 pm

perdue in office ??did nothing in 8 yrs ?? highest unemployment in ga history.. nathan deal will be even worse..why??georgia 49th on education and it shows.. poor ,and working class white americans voting republican a party that gears toward the rich and powerful and huge corporations..watch as georgia fall behind alabama and mississippi and further become the redneck capital of the world ..when will my fellow white americans relize thier shooting themselves in the foot voting republican…

GaDawg

November 3rd, 2010
9:23 pm

Roy Barnes to this follows: ” I have fought the good fight, run the good race, kept the good faith but the Dead vote in Atlanta did not come in the way they promised “

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
9:25 pm

fox news hater

- -americans relize thier shooting themselves in the foot – -

Obviously a product of Georgia Schools

Nothing Is Free

November 3rd, 2010
9:34 pm

Non-monopolist

Republicans don’t take their seats until January of next year. Congress is still held by Democrats until then.

What happened to the fed today will be blamed, (Rightfully so) on the democrats.

You seem a little angry. You OK?

killerj

November 3rd, 2010
9:41 pm

Flip flop,flip flop, whoa……man! How bout those tea parties! more to come.

The Dude Abides

November 3rd, 2010
9:48 pm

What’s up with Hank Johnson winning his seat? No options in the 4th district? Geez. That’s the “Guam’s gonna flip over” guy. I guess McKinney wasn’t going to try and make another run huh?

Since I’m a mechanic, I guess I have inspired a lot of Nascar drivers to live the dream. What are you getting at here Tucker? You’re not making any sense!

The Dude Abides

November 3rd, 2010
9:50 pm

Fox news clown:

Highest unemployment can probably be attributed to many things out of Perdue’s control. You know, this whole recession and everything..LMAO – you asleep over there clown?!?

The drop rate is down under Perdue…or at least that’s what the TV told me…LOL

The Dude Abides

November 3rd, 2010
10:22 pm

Prop 19 baby..

Obama Zombie

November 3rd, 2010
10:32 pm

Is Georgia a great state or what in electing one of the 15 most corrupt pols in congress as their governor? I bet none of our fine christian hypocrotes who are against crime voted for the Real Deal,lmao!!!!

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

November 3rd, 2010
10:34 pm

If someone’s a teabegger then I suppose vuduchld is a teabegee.

LMAO

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

November 3rd, 2010
10:44 pm

Off Topic:

The people living in tents in Haiti have been told to evacuate ahead of the storm that’s coming on friday. Where are these human beings going to go?

auburn fan

November 3rd, 2010
11:07 pm

Inspired to defeat Obama’s policies maybe.

auburn fan

November 3rd, 2010
11:08 pm

Would support Herman Cain. He is a real leader.

Bob the Tax Man

November 3rd, 2010
11:46 pm

Does the AJC actually pay Cynthia for these Copy/pastes?

cheery44

November 3rd, 2010
11:48 pm

Google in the input: www. clshoe.us you can find many brand names, even more surprising is that he will sell you the unexpected o(∩_∩)o

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

November 4th, 2010
12:08 am

The storm that’s gonna hit Haiti is Bush’s fault too.

They say

November 4th, 2010
12:40 am

I would vote for Herman Cain in a heartbeat – over Deal and Barnes. He has more sense and knowledge about what is really going on than those two put together. And I am a middle-class, middle-aged, white male. I would like to hear “Run, Herman, Run” the next election.

Stanford_Tree_in_Atlanta

November 4th, 2010
2:09 am

I see that Condi Rice’s name is mentioned in a lot of responses.
Please know that Ms. Rice is a big supporter of (and voted for) President Obama.

America Lost

November 4th, 2010
2:57 am

“Republicans of color” you know, it must be a horrid life, to base everything on peoples color. The left win never change, all they do is keep up with the color of things. Maybe they should concentrate on content for a while. I’m sure all the people who won on both sides are very nice people, however, when doing a job, the content of their work should be the only thing that matters. Liberals will never let racial division die. They love to bath in it daily. Why anyone would even bring up the color of republicans or democrats is beyond me.

ck hall

November 4th, 2010
4:11 am

Why all the race stuff again?

Lil' Barry Bailout

November 4th, 2010
5:49 am

I guess it says something about Roy Barnes that folks trust him even less than Deal.

CB

November 4th, 2010
5:55 am

Note to Editor – Opinions are one thing. The paper’s obvious support of positions like these are why I canceled my subscription, and the paper is dying a not so slow death. I only checked the on line version today to see if the AJC would ignore the populist message and spin, spin, spin.

William

November 4th, 2010
6:13 am

Y’all stop harassing CT!
Obama is the inspiration for “people of color’ siding with the Party of Freedom.
He’s such an embarrassment and failure that they cannot stand to have him be the representative of their culture and color.

SmittyATL

November 4th, 2010
6:57 am

This column is the closest CT will ever come to admitting she was wrong. The anti-Obama crowd is now electing “Republicans of color.” The Grinch puzzled, and puzzled, ’til her puzzler was sore… then she thought of something that she hadn’t before… maybe, just maybe, tea parties meant something more!

It turns out that the taxpayers’ anti-Obama sentiment were based on his policies, not his race! And those wanting to crack down on illegal immigration were focused on citizens’ rights and national security, not anti-Hispanic racism! Who’d have thunk it?

ken R

November 4th, 2010
7:30 am

Tucker, If Obama inspired these people to run, then why did they run on the Republican ticket?????????????

You are sick and your writing proves that.

JB

November 4th, 2010
8:04 am

I’m white, but I’m inspired by any color if they love this country and put it first…..The biggest thing that needs to happen in this country is for people of color need to quit attacking people of color who are conservative or Republican. I’d vote for Herman Cain Tomorrow for any office.

JB

November 4th, 2010
8:15 am

The biggest fear a Democrat has is to realize that Republicans want them to be successful, free, educated,healthy and enjoy the American dream. Democrats believe that, ” why work your land and grow crops when someone brings you a meal every 4-5 hours…..I think a lot of Blacks are starting to realize that the Dems are not the friends they think they are…..Give us your vote and we’ll keep the crumbs coming is getting old. How about, Get an education, own a farm, and grab the American dream………..The choice is easy. This country is to great not to experience all she has to offer. And yes, Racism still exist……Overcome it.

Gm

November 4th, 2010
8:23 am

Black Rep are stupid to be in the Rep party. If a black Rep had the same crooked record as Nathan Deal, do you believe whites in Georgia would have voted for him?
All the places you name tucker, is not in Georgia, look at Deal staff they are all white, look at Obama staff, they are of all color, the only things blacks can do in this state is play football and basketball and entertained these bigots.

Scooter (the Original)

November 4th, 2010
8:48 am

Of course there are fewer minority republicrats, tough love is hard to sell but much more rewarding. Pursuing social justice is enabling and an easy sale.

EmbarrasedDemocrat

November 4th, 2010
9:12 am

ROFL — All that have been INSPIRED by Obama, please stand up! What a hoot! Oh Cynthia, you’ve done it again. Your trump card is race. Quit, quit, quit standing behind the smoke and mirrors, dear. Your racist comments hurt us Spanish, Indian, French, English Americans (as opposed to African-Americans). Let’s all just be AMERICANS and drop the race cards completely. We are Americans first. We none can do anything at all about the past, but we can look forward to today and tomorrow will take care of itself. When will you and Cynthia McKinney ever get with the program. It always about race. ALWAYS! And by the way, your friend in DC has called the moving company and reserved a truck and two men to move him back to Chicago where he belongs. And race has little to do with it, doesn’t it?