Monday, June 14, 2010

Why Greene?

Our buddy Ed asks a simple question concerning the Democrat's Senate candidate and the man he beat in the primary, Vic Rawl.
The biggest loser in this debacle, however, is Vic Rawls (sic), Greene’s primary opponent. How did a former judge and a Democratic Party leader lose to Greene — by over thirty thousand votes?
OK, I'll say it. Though I believe that Ed knows the answer - I'll go through the motions anyway. He's a Yankee - he needs help here.

I proudly stand here today with zero Yankee blood in my veins. About as far North as by bloodline strayed was to Kentucky in the 1830s, and most of my blood comes from one of the longest family lines in Mississippi - pre-statehood Mississippi .... and they came west from South Carolina. As we say in unguarded moments amongst ourselves, "I's knows muh people."


First, you need to understand the Democrat Party in S.C. From PoliticsDaily,
Blacks spell Greene with an "e" on the end, and the average voter in a South Carolina Democratic primary is a black woman. Also, Greene's name appeared above Rawl's on the ballot and the name Rawl sounds like white Charleston aristocracy. Most voters didn't know who Greene or Rawl was and Rawl didn't campaign enough to earn high name recognition even though he certainly campaigned very hard throughout the state. A massively uninformed electorate chose the name Greene over Rawl and it's just that simple...

Kevin Gray, a prominent black activist and author in South Carolina, says he voted for Greene. "When I was in the voting booth I looked at both those names," he says. "I'd seen Vic Rawl on Facebook before, but Alvin Greene, that name looked black."
Sectarian politics at its worst. The ability to do a job isn't what is important - it is the color of your skin. A Representative Republic does not function well when voters have a sectarian mindset. If you wonder why I rail against the Diversity Industry and the race pimps, from the CNO on down, this is in the Top-5. It. Is. A. Cancer.

Anyway, South Carolina is about
30% black. Democrats and Republicans are roughly evenly split % wise Very few blacks in South Carolina are Republicans. With a wide margin of error - you can safely say that in the Democrat primary, at least 51% of the Democrat voters were black.

Sadly, you can also do this to make it simple.

Alvin Greene.




Vic Rawl.


If you have a better reason, let me know. You can pretend that it was alphabetical if you want. Ponder some AFDB Rethuglican plot if you must. But the truth is simple and to the post. It is racism in its purest form.

The Attorney General called Americans cowards on the subject of race - well, I am just trying to prove him wrong. I'll talk about it any day.

Race based voting; sometimes, it gets your results like this. If you don't like it - then turn away from sectarianism. Oppose it in every form you find. Go for a color-blind culture of unity, not division. Oppose sectarianism at home, work, and in your circle of friends. Don't let others promote sectarianism - call them out - even if they are your friend, family member, or your Chief of Naval Operations.

44 comments:

kmadams85 said...

"<span>Very few blacks in South Carolina are black.</span>" ???

Never blog before coffee, Phib.
:-D

LT B said...

The irony is that the Congressional Black Caucus is all up in arms.  Why the Black on Black hate brothers?  You fight for recognition solely based on skin color (just look at your group's name) and you get upset when one gets elected that is well, um, not the best and brightest.  While is speaking capability is less than enthusiastic and does not show he is a stellar intellect, at least the young man did not say Guam would capsize.  I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.

LT B said...

That's ok, very few of the Blacks in my family are Black either.  :-P

Byron said...

By 0630? I've had two cups of coffee, did the three S's, made a lunch and drove 20 miles to Mayport and I'm STILL here by 0600 ;)

LT B said...

Phib is retired now.  He can't staff out any of his stuff to an LT to proof for him and get him coffee.  :)

cdrsalamander said...

Don't make fun of the elderly.  Mefixie.

MR T's Haircut said...

We need election reform.  I think we need to Amend the Constitution that only LANDOWNERS can vote.  There I said.

This is a hot mess that highlights the failing of the Navy Diversity push... you really can get there on the color of your skin alone....  that is the only qualification.

Oh yea one more thing, seems like the SC dem party is questioning the intelligence and mental capacity of Mr Greene to hold office...  that is some dirty pool.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Yeah, but Phib, it's the GOOD kind of racism.  And we all know we can end racism by treating people differently because of the color of their skin.

Holder says we are cowards on the subject of race.  Holder is a coward on the subject of race.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

<span>Hey MTH, 
 
I don't own any property.  Renting up here in the People's Democratic Soviet Socialist Republic of Vermont.  And I like to think I have earned the right to vote.  
 
Maybe limit suffrage to taxpayers?</span>

LT B said...

Phib,
   At least you're not so old your sitting on the porch w/ us saying, "You stupid kids!  Get offa mah lawn!!" 

MR T's Haircut said...

URR,

I hear you, but the election for Obama in 08 had two rental houses on my street and both had Obama campaghn signs in the yard.  Those renters also got to vote on the many county and state ballot initiatives and guess what?  They are gone now... moved on...

We need to find the balance.  Of Course Military get a vote by nature of their gypsy shoes.  but all others should own property.  It grounds and binds to the community. 

Butch said...

I totally concur - universal suffrage with an ignorant electorate is deadly to liberty.

However, any attempt to restrict the right to vote to porperty owners, tax payers, and veterans will be decried as racist.

Butch said...

Silly white person, people of color by definition can't be racists.

Only the melanin deficient such as yourself are racist.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

<span>Give him time.  A couple of years, and he will be donning the Hagar sans-a-belts pulled up to his nipples, white velcro shoes, and a button-down shirt with the skivvie shirt sleeves poking out.  
 
Stylin'.....</span>

GIMP said...

Well, it's a troubling thing, but it's the natural result of centuries of inhuman treatment followed by decades of disgusting treatment.  Even now the South lives up to it's poor reputation when it comes to race relations, and it's not a legacy of blacks enslaving, murdering, raping, and dehumanizing whites that is the foundation for the poor relations.  There are plenty of ignorant people down there, both black and white, but the entire structure of society worked to keep blacks from getting educated, earning good salaries, and having good lives.  Exactly why would southern blacks trust anyone white to represent their interests?

Byron said...

So to say, "Screw you, honkey, we're gonna elect a black man to the Senate because we trust him more than you (while rubbing your right thumb across the top of your left hand)", you're going to send a freaking moron and a potential felon to Congress? You don't think the power brokers who own this tool give a crap about your black heritage?

Gimp, you should have swallowed that reply, it really wasn't smart.

Byron said...

Elderly my almost-59 year old sagging butt, you're at least 10 years younger than me :)

cdrsalamander said...

When does that mindset end?  I say now.

SubIconoclast said...

With nothing more than the pictures to base my vote on, I already think more highly of Greene than Rawl.  One dude looks clean-cut, while the other looks like a Career(ist) Politician.  Then again, I'm somewhat prejudiced against hippie haircuts and the narcissists who wear them  :) .  


Seriously though, it's not too big of a stretch to predict that a lot of career politicians will lose primaries this year to folks with absolutely no political resumes whatsoever.  Untrained, inexperienced novices can't do much worse than the party-first crooks who have systematically been wrecking our institutions for years... nothing necessarily racist in the current momentum to reject party insiders.  

The biggest surprise I see is that a more compelling candidate didn't find the opportunity to run (and win) in this rare window of opportunity for poitical "outsiders."  

Salty Gator said...

500 years.  500 years ago our first black citizens came to this country.  145 years ago they were emancipated, 50 years ago or thereabouts the Civil Rights act was passed and two years ago the first black president was elected.  So exactly when does the mark of slavery wash off a people?  Ask the Poles.  Ask the Indians.  Ask the Chinese.  Ask the Koreans.  Ask the Vietnamese.  Ask the Cambodians.  Eventually you have to stop making excuses and get to work, or resign yourself to be a self appointed second class citizen.  Mayor Fenty in Washington, a black man, is not going to be elected this year because he doesn't make excuses.  He doesn't look to "the man" as the cause of the black community's woes.  He solves problems and doesn't hand out goodies like DC's favorite mayor, Marion Barry.  GIMP, you make me sick.

Salty Gator said...

watch it, jerky........you're targeting my italian heritage now......

Salty Gator said...

I believe that nobody should be able to vote on increasing property taxes without actually owning property.  That is a simple tenant of our republican government system.  YOU HAVE TO HAVE SKIN IN THE GAME!

virgil xenophon said...

As a "trained political scientist" (cough) in one of my former post-USAF lives, I should make the technical note that numerous studies have shown that having one's name first on the ballot (or at least ahead of ones main opponent) DOES indeed have a measurable effect /advantage. Although in this instance that fact was merely icing on the cake.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Italian????  My great uncle was as Polish as Pilsudski, and that was HIS garb!  Oh, and a new Caddy every year.  Like Tin Men. 

Kristen said...

I hate hate HATE identity politics.  It's the most unAmerican thing in the world to vote for someone because he looks like you.  If it's not acceptable for whites to vote blindly for whites or men to vote blindly for men, why does the diversity crowd support it in reverse?  Kevin Gray should be absolutely ashamed of himself.  And they've gotten the candidate they deserve out of that disgraceful behavior.

AW1 Tim said...

 You say that as if it were a bad thing..... 8-)

Grandpa Bluewater said...

A little more respect for the highly experienced, if you please, Byron.  It isn't as if he was an airdale or something.

The thing is, if blacks never vote for a white republican, white republicans never try to win their votes, so blacks never vote for them.  Hmm, might be a pattern.

AW1 Tim said...

Except that I rent a house, and pay the property taxes on it. Oh, the property tax check has my landlord's name on it, but it's MY cash backing it up. Every time the taxes go up, my rent goes up to match it. It's the same for every renter. The property taxes are a part of the rental cost, just like his mortgage and insurance payments, etc. It all gets factored in.

No, the FIRST step in revamping voting ought to be a voter's ID card that you can only obatin by proving citizenship and providing a picture to go on it, along with a thumb print. No ID card, no vote.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Did I mention Sal also will be driving a huge sedan 17mph in a 40 zone, with the turn signal on? 

prschoef said...

No one should graduate from first grade without understanding that ALL taxes and fees are paid, not by the entity taxed, but by the ultimate consumer.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Wasn't it de Toqueville who said that America will succeed until lawmakers figured out how to bribe the electorate with their own money?

guest said...

isn't it racist to call someone a yankee?

xformed said...

Point, Byron!

Byron said...

Uh, My wife is a Yankee, but I almost got her reformed :)

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Oh, a "mixed marriage"?

Byron said...

Absolutely, one made in heaven, met here on Valentines Day, 1993, got married on March 19 of the same year ;)

Now if I could just get her to eat grits.....

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Good man.

And small steps.

Salty Gator said...

URR, I love it

Salty Gator said...

I stand corrected

mark k said...

Now I think I'm going to imagine hearing deliverance music in my head every time I read this blog

Casey Tompkins said...

I can remember when "Irish need not apply" was the rule. Ok, not personally. :)

Gator elucidates a major point. The list of the oppressed in this country is both long & distinguished. And -just to mollify the Permanently Indignant- even if you date the advance of black Americans from the Civil Rights Act, that's still fifty years of opportunity. Look back at those Gator specifies, and tell me about "disgusting treatment."

Why do I have the feeling that GIMP has never set foot south of the Mason-Dixon line?

Byron said...

You trying to say the regulars here all all Southern rednecks from the backwoods mountains who practice raping Yankees? Well, I'm a Southrerner, lived my whole life here. I love the food, I love the people. I was raised to always respect black people, and if I failed to say Mr. or Missus and please and thank you to a black person, I'd get my head slapped or worse by my parents. I still get the shivers when I hear MLKs "I have a dream" speech. So take your stereotyping ass on the hell out of here, because what you think you see ain't really so. And FYI, it's only racists that stereotype; the rest of us take people for who they are, not what we think they are.

LT B said...

John Mcwhorter, a Black linguistics professor at Stanford (I think) wrote two books.  Winning and Losing the Race.  Pretty good observations of the meme of Black victimhood and how it holds back the race rather than furthers the race. 

http://www.amazon.com/Losing-Race-Self-Sabotage-Black-America/dp/0060935936/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276603883&sr=8-3

Needless to say, the diversity crowd is not all that enamored of him. 

MR T's Haircut said...

only if you are a Yankee...