Friday, July 21, 2006

Fun With Numbers - Blacks Love Bush!!

Right-wing blogger DJ Drummond was looking for some happy news for Bush in the wake of his mediocre performance at the NAACP convention. So, he broke down recent the Survey USA poll, and drew out such nuggets as "Rhode Island: 26% Job Approval among Blacks, in a state where the total gives him just 23% approval." 26% approval rating! Yippee! Break out the champagne!

He saves his best for last, though. Who knew that South Dakota is a hotbed of black Bush loving? "South Dakota: 66% Job Approval among Blacks polled!," Drummond proclaims!

600 people were surveyed in a state with .6 percent black population, so it appears that 2 of the 3 contacted like Bush. It's a tidal wave of support!


Anonymous travelingal said...

You need to visit the blog of LaShawn Barber, an enlightened, intelligent black woman. We need to treat black people as equal, not oppressed. We need to respect them, and expect them to achieve and to believe that their skin color does not predispose them to neediness. The type of affirmative action we need to practice is to affirm that they are no different than any other. Give them the credit they deserve.

7/21/2006 8:26 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

I'm not sure where travelingal is coming from; didn't get any oppression coming from your blog entry.

I did, however, get the humor. For Bush supporters, it must resemble gallows humor, as pathos and desperation grow in equal measure.

7/22/2006 9:00 AM  
Anonymous travelingal said...

Just a tip to visit blog of LaShawn Barber, a blogger I really admire.

7/22/2006 12:40 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

I've read Barber's posts in the past, and, IMHO, they're occasionally interesting, but often offensive and stupid. For example, on the front page today is a post saying that the Duke rape case is "obviously phony." Now, that's just stupid, just as it would be to post that the rape charge is "obviously valid."

But the thing that annoys me about Barber is that she has gained her audience by spouting nonsense that white racists love to hear. She's entirely welcome to hold whatever beliefs she wants, of course, and I don't think all minorities have to toe the line of liberality. But when she claims that "The national NAACP is a social club of limousine liberal Negroes who care nothing about 'poor' blacks or 'social justice.' The organization’s usefulness is over, part of ancient history," without offering evidence or analysis, she loses credibility for me. That's like me saying that Bush loves killing brown people in Iraq, or that all Missouria republicans are ignorant crackers who hate black people. It's stupid for me, and it's stupid for her - but the difference is that I don't have a network of ignoranus bloggers who wait on my every word to buy them space to pass on their racist tendencies.

When Barber is thoughtful, she can write compellingly, but, when she wants to generate traffic, she lets loose with a blast of inflammatory idiocy that make racists feel like they aren't out of line. And that bothers me.

7/22/2006 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it funny and interesting how Talk Radio and Conservative blogs are pressing their talking points of Bush & Republicans are the friends of Minorities; especially the Black Community!

Many are even willing to take you as far back as Abraham Lincoln to prove that Republicans today are our "friends" and Dems are our enemies. It's ridiculous!!

It was members of the Republican Party this week trying to stop the Voting Rights Act. It was Republicans like Vice President Cheney who voted against having Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! It is Republicans today that are trying to opress the black & latino communities by changing voting laws and changing precinct locations and redistricting laws (ex: Texas & Prarie View A&M).

Bottome Line, both parties have a lot to do and aren't doing enough to stop racism in this country.


It's more than clear that the Republican Party OF TODAY is a party full of Racism & Prejudice. It's more than clear that the Republican Party of TODAY does not want The Black Community, the Latino Community nor the Senior Citizen Communities voting in November.

Call it like it is people.

7/23/2006 5:30 PM  

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