So Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) made the rather obvious and understated comment that the South “has not always been the friendliest place for African Americans.” Yeah, you could say slavery and lynchings and discrimination in every aspect of life are kind of “unfriendly.” Or you could be the GOP and go absolutely batshit. It’s always a safe bet that the higher the reading on their outrage meter, the less there really is to be upset about.
Truth? They can’t handle the truth, whether it’s history, economics, biology, climate science, or physics. We already have a Congress and state houses filled with morons and on Tuesday we’re going to get even more.
Dean Baquet, who has replaced Jill Abramson as the executive editor at the NYT, told owner Arthur Sulzberger that Sulzberger had to choose between them. If Sulzberger didn’t fire Abramson, Baquet, the first African American managing editor at the paper, would quit, claiming “humiliation” over the job offer to Janine Gibson, who was going to become co-managing editor for digital.
Sulzberger, knowing he had to face a firestorm over an African American or a woman, decided to fire the woman. He may have rationalized his choice by telling himself that women aren’t really a “minority,” like African Americans. But when it comes to getting jobs like executive editor of the Times, women sure as hell are a minority.
Federal judge Edith Jones from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals was considered a possible Supreme Court pick during the Bush 43 Administration.
Now a judicial misconduct complaint has been filed against her for alleging in a February speech that African-Americans and Hispanics are “predisposed to crime.” If you’re looking for justice in her court, you’d damn well better be lily white.
In a big win for the Obama campaign, the U. S. Supreme Court denied the request of Ohio’s GOP Secretary of State to cancel early voting on the last three days before the election.
Last cycle, about 100,000 people voted during that time, and most of them were Obama voters, including the crucial “souls to the polls” efforts sponsored by African-American churches on the Sunday before.
Mitt won’t win without Ohio, and this makes his path harder.
There are lots of noises that Mitt should/will pick Condi Rice for his Veep.
But he can’t. She’s pro-choice, and that automatically disqualifies her.
Mitt is already mistrusted by the base for his flip-flops on abortion. Sure, she could flip too and say she’s no longer pro-choice, but I don’t think that would fly with an already queasy and suspicious base.
Mitt’s trying to get credit for considering a woman who also happens to be African-American, without the grief he’d get from actually choosing her. Typical Mitt, looking for benefits with no costs.