So, Hillary, if the Republican Party is a "plantation", as you so venemously spat out on MLK Day, why are so many up and coming blacks running as Republicans? We know about Michael Steele in Maryland (you know, Hill, the one Democrats have decided it's OK to slur because he is a "conservative"), Lynn Swann is gonna make a big splash in Pennsylvania, and now we have Mr. Ken Blackwell, running for governer of swing-state Ohio:
Ken Blackwell has just finished regaling a group of Ohio retailers with his vision of how to turn around the state’s struggling economy with a heavy dose of fiscal restraint and tax cuts. The crowd, accustomed to Republicans who tax and spend as furiously as Democrats, is rapt. But as Blackwell works the room afterward, on a warm fall afternoon in Columbus, one well-dressed woman stops him to outline her concerns. “I like your ideas on taxes,” she tells the former college football star, who at 6 foot 5 towers over her imposingly, “but I don’t like your other ideas so much”—meaning Blackwell’s strong pro-life positions and support of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. “I am not just an economic being,” Blackwell unapologetically replies. “I have a wider set of beliefs that I follow.” And then, before the woman moves away, Blackwell adds: “With me, you’ll always know what you are getting. You’ll always know where I stand.”
You going to try smearing this guy as an Uncle Tom, Hillary? Don't think it will stick, he's got too much on the ball as well as fresh ideas in a economically stagnent state:
Blackwell has built his early lead not by tacking toward the center of this swing state but by running on an uncompromisingly conservative platform that’s won him grassroots support from both Christian groups and taxpayer organizations—a novel coalition that makes the old-boy network in his own Ohio GOP as uneasy as it makes the state’s Democrats, who have begun a “stop Blackwell” campaign.
Ken Blackwell has so many people worried because he represents a new political calculus with the power to shake up American politics. For Blackwell is a fiscal and cultural conservative, a true heir of the Reagan revolution, who happens to be black, with the proven power to attract votes from across a startlingly wide spectrum of the electorate. Born in the projects of Cincinnati to a meat-packer who preached the work ethic and a nurse who read to him from the Bible every evening, Blackwell has rejected the victimology of many black activists and opted for a different path, championing school choice, opposing abortion, and staunchly advocating low taxes as a road to prosperity.
Wait! Here comes the Democratic race-hatred...right around....now!
Blackwell has become a growing target of left-wing blacks like Jesse Jackson, aghast that the first black governor of a major midwestern state might actually turn out to be a conservative who doesn’t trade on race. Though Blackwell has yet to suffer the kind of indignities of Maryland’s Steele—pelted with Oreo cookies in his campaign appearances—black Democrats have dismissed him as an opportunist for joining the GOP and accused him of trying to “disenfranchise” blacks to help elect George Bush president.
The 2006 Democratic party. Full of racists, anti-semites, and traitors.
Coming soon to an unemployment line in your district!
Blackwell profile here: http://www.city-journal.org/html/16_1_reagan.html
Hillary's Racism here: http://jerseynut.blogspot.com/2006/01/al-gore-and-hillary-clinton-dueling.html#links
For additional readint, there is a great WSJ essay here - http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110007854 - displaying how Hillary's blunt racism can be a boon to the "Vote Condi" campaign !