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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Political Toilet Paper...

Curtesy of Proviso Probe:

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has attacked Harold Ford, Jr., the presumed Democratic nominee in Tennessee, as liking to live the good life on a website called, "Fancy Ford". The following questions were raised: What is the purpose of this advertisement? Who is the target audience? What is the message the GOP is hoping to sell? Is the attack racist? How so?
The attack on Ford (TN) may be racist, but what the GOP is saying is valid and I’m not surprise he is being attacked. I haven’t looked at the voting records lately of Ford, but I suspect, he must have deviated from supporting the Republicans on key issues or his services are no longer required. Ford is one of six members of the CBC that have deviated from their long-standing consensus. The rest are: Artur Davis (AL), David Scott (GA), who went to Congress as part of a white Republican Deal, Sanford Bishop (GA), Albert Wynn (MD), and William Jefferson (LA). All but Jefferson are members of the Democratic Leadership Council and/or the Blue Dog Coalition, vehicles for corporate funding and intrigue in the Democratic Party. According to Techpolitics, Ford ranked second in campaign contributions among Black House members ($1,344,398) right behind Charles Rangel ($1,446,027). Although Ford's voting record in the past was not as bad as Scott (GA), he must be deviating from the role the Republicans have for him to play in order for them to be attacking him in this manner. The amount of money he has received is old news. This should serve as a warning to all those who are willing to be bought, when your usefulness has ended, you will be discarded like soiled toilet paper.

Watch out - Artur Davis (AL), David Scott (GA), Sanford Bishop (GA), Albert Wynn (MD), William Jefferson (LA) - your turn is coming...

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