Cute, however after I post one of Cynthia's articles, I email her with the URL. And I'm sure as soon as she sees derogatory statements about her personally, I bet she tunes us out.
But every once in a While, Cynthia Tucker makes sense. I sometimes think there may be some conservative in there trying desperately to get out. Note that she is not a McKinney fan, therefore she has an orginal thought once in a while, not just the liberal party line.
Disenfranchised Blacks in Florida:
The new findings likely would be an interesting footnote to the Florida recount battles if they didn't explicitly contradict the central claim of a hasty report by the heavily Democratic U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The commission argued that blacks in general had been "nearly 10 times more likely to have their ballots declared invalid." Lott says his findings established that this figure is impossible to verify.
..But the new data show that if there was any deliberate effort to suppress votes, it was "not because of race but because of party," ....But it is the "isolated fact of being a Republican that makes an African-American vastly more likely to have his or her ballot declared invalid" than by any other identifiable standard. .
Also, from Policy Review Online:
A study by John Lott reports black Republican voters were an astonishing 50 to 66 times more likely than the average black to have a spoiled ballot, and that black Democratic voters actually had a slightly lower spoilage rate than the average voter. His findings also seem inconsistent with any conspiracy by white or Republican election supervisors, since the rate of spoiled ballots was 14 percent to 31 percent higher in precincts with black or Democratic election supervisors. The overall rate of spoiled ballots was also higher for white Republican voters than white Democratic voters.
Cynthia Tucker knows her people are being scammed, and she's doing nothing about it.
She has a stake in a contemptible status quo, one that has led to the marginalization of the black voting bloc. You damn right I hope she reads this. If the Republican Party starts concentrating on Hispanics and Asians, while sewing up white men and making advances among white women, where does that leave Cynthia?
Politically, black America must be prepared to vote strategically. That would bring real power and influence to the black leadership, not this comic-opera stepinfetchit theater that Jesse Jackson, Mary Frances Berry, and Al Sharpton have to offer. They do little more than the bidding for their Overseers in the Democratic Party. Every four years they turn out, see which candidate the nice white Democrat has called a "klansman", then they vote against him. They made their bed. Now they have to lie in it.
The good thing is, more and more ordinary black Americans are ready to give their President and his party a chance to perform. And bring results that matter to the black community. This is what members of the black power elite are afraid of.
And yes, I've read her column. She's out-bitched only by Maureen Dowd.