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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Howard Dean - Undermining Black Incumbents

I can't wait for the Kossacks, OliverWillis, & the other Moonbats to comment on this story:

XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN MAY 21, 2006 20:00:02 ET XXXXX

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE WORKED TO DEFEAT NAGIN

**Exclusive**

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) secretly placed political operatives in the city of New Orleans to work against the reelection efforts of incumbent Democrat Mayor Ray Nagin, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

DNC Chairman Howard Dean made the decision himself to back mayoral candidate and sitting Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu (D-LA), sources reveal.

Dean came to the decision to back the white challenger, over the African-American incumbent Nagin, despite concerns amongst senior black officials in the Party that the DNC should stay neutral.

The DNC teams actively worked to defeat Nagin under the auspice of the committee's voting rights program.

The party's field efforts also coincided with a national effort by Democrat contributors to support Landrieu.

Landrieu had outraised Nagin by a wide margin - $3.3 million to $541,980.

Preliminary campaign finance reports indicate many of Landrieu’s contributions came from out of state white Democrat leaders and financiers, including a $1,000 contribution from Sen. Ben Nelson's (D-NE) PAC.

The defeat of Mitch Landrieu is the latest setback for Dean's often criticized field operation.

In his victory speech late Saturday night, Nagin praised President Bush.

"You and I have probably been the most vilified politicians in the country. But I want to thank you for moving that promise that you made in Jackson Square forward," Nagin said.

Developing...

Oliver Willis has been referring to black conservatives as doing the "shuck & jive" and attacking them for so long.... I wonder how this news will be received - that the head of the Democratic Party actively sought to defeat an incumbent African-American mayor.

This highlights the differences in the parties:
The Republican Party - where African-Americans are appreciated and moved into leadership positions.

The Democratic Party - where African-Americans are great as rank & file volunteers every 2 years. And if you are in a leadership position, please don't expect on keeping it.

Of course, when Howard Dean, a wealthy white Northeastern Liberal who always favored the diversity of Vermont (or the Hamptons) for his campaign staff, uses insensitive racial remarks, there is not so much as a peep from the Left, so I doubt this story will be commented on at all.

Also see Riehl World and Espella Humanzee for other comments. Bill Quick of the DailyPundit offers this:
Yeah, I imagine it must be pretty embarassing to have a living, breathing, extremely obvious example of what todays Democratic Party is really all about - race baiting, corruption, and incredible incompetence.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (4)
Scottage said...

I'm most interested to see what the actions were taken by the political operatives, and what their specific goals were. Certainly it seems to me that Dean really has his priorities mixed up!

MJB said...

If this is true (but how can anyone trust Drudge?), the right should be happy that the party is throwing Nagin overboard regardless of his race because of his awful Katrina record.

Brian said...

So does this mean that Dean's effective management of the DNC has lost another race?

St Wendeler said...

Fortunately, Drudge has more credibility than some on the Left. At least when Druge makes an error in his reporting, he posts an actual retraction.

But seriously, Oliver. You're always attacking the black leaders who are the future of the conservative movement with your Shuck & Jive comments.

Howard Dean demonstrates the mentality of much of the leadership within the Democratic Party. Even Al Sharpton understands that the black vote is taken for granted by the Democratic Party.

Even you, to some degree, recognize that someone as talented as Obama isn't ready for the Democratic nomination... and then rattle off the 7 white guys & gals that you are rooting for.

Meanwhile, the GOP base is screaming and pleading for Condi to run in '08...