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    Re: R.I.P. mr. Senator

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Lol, I didn't focus on anything. You brought up the Senate and I discussed it. That you continue to avoid the fact that Democrats have elected most black politicians (Senators included), so you can ask a version of "Why haven't they elected more?!" Shows you either don't actually understand the intricacies of the US' political system, or you're choosing to not understand them so you can play an absurd game of "gotcha". Anyway you want to play this game, the end result is the same. Democrats have picked many Representatives, a handful of Senators and Republicans with about a dozen black congressmen in a century. As the odds stand, blacks are more likely to put blacks in Congress by going Democrat than by going Republican.



    All debaters be advised, we have a non sequitur in progress. The poster is ignoring that a Democrat's race is not the only factor in voting. Candidates are chosen based on ability to win, money, local ties, etc. Democrats wouldn't be representing me simply by picking a black guy because he's black.



    Lmao, blacks will be nominated by Republicans once blacks start voting for Republicans? Your statements are getting really weird. You're implying two things. The first is that white Republicans won't put up black candidates unless blacks vote for them. The second is that White Republicans are mostly incapable of putting up black candidates that their base will vote for. Your defense of Republicans on this issue seems extremely weird. Democrats have appealed to blacks, they've put black candidates and gotten black congressmen elected. Republicans have failed to appeal to blacks, and yet they can't get many blacks elected based on values alone.
    I think we've exhausted this subject and we won't agree, so have a good evening and thanks for the discussion.
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    Re: R.I.P. mr. Senator

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    My apologies - I mixed up the Latino vote with the Black vote - blacks make up about 13% of the electorate. That doesn't change my point that there are several States that are overwhelmingly Democrat in voting terms such as California, New York, Massachusetts, with very rich local, state and national Democrat parties and they can't find any competent blacks to promote and elect to the Senate? Was Barack Obama wealthy with a ****load of money to make his run? So why aren't the Democrats, the party that claims to be the only party that supports black Americans, more inclined to elect black Americans to the US Senate? Is it because blacks aren't interested in the position or because Democrats aren't interest in them as candidates, just as voting fodder?
    Congressional districts that are overwhelmingly Democrat (and white) don't elect black candidates, either. The vast majority of black democrats in congress were elected by blacks from majority black congressional districts.

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    Re: R.I.P. mr. Senator

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Congressional districts that are overwhelmingly Democrat (and white) don't elect black candidates, either. The vast majority of black democrats in congress were elected by blacks from majority black congressional districts.
    Which makes my point - thanks.
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