Quick and Early Start for Blacks

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Blacks are getting an early start to this year’s presidential election, according to Livesteez.

Americans are voting early in large numbers this year — and African-Americans in several states are turning out in disproportionate numbers. Some fear that polling places in predominantly black neighborhoods will be overwhelmed by a record turnout on Election Day. Others are voting early to be certain the chance to elect the first black U.S. president doesn’t slip away. Lorene Smith was in her twenties when she marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. She witnessed first-hand all kinds of history-book images — the fire hoses, police dogs and flailing billy clubs. Now, at 65, she has graying hair and a bad back that prevents her from standing too long. She is taking no chances with a ballot she once believed could never be cast — a vote for an African-American presidential candidate.”We gonna have two little black girls in the White House running up and down the hallways to find their dog,” she said as she voted Tuesday

No one has united the black community the way Obama has, since Martin used to come on in the early to mid 90’s. It’s been a long time coming and we are elated to see the type of support shown for Obama. YES WE CAN!!!!!

Read the full Livesteez story here.

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  • lil latte

    Good Morning all!!!

  • Vito

    I love it & I can’t wait to vote.

  • WundaBoy

    Yes We Can! Yes We Can! Im going to vote today!

  • I'm Just Me-Buffalo Bills (5-1) WE GOT MIAMI ON SUNDAY!!!

    NEW YORK – Scott McClellan, President Bush’s former press secretary who angered old colleagues with a tell-all book earlier this year, said Thursday he is backing Barack Obama for president.

    McClellan is the second former administration official to back the Democratic candidate this week. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell came out Sunday for Obama.

    While Powell chose “Meet the Press” to make his news, McClellan did it at the taping of comedian D.L. Hughley’s new talk show, which is premiering 10 p.m. Saturday on CNN.

    Hughley found a little begging helped.

    “We are a new show and your endorsement would probably mean a lot,” Hughley said. “But don’t look at the fact that I am black or, no pressure. Endorse somebody, damn it!”

    McClellan, who was Bush’s chief spokesman from July 2003 to April 2006, said he’s always planned to support the candidate that has the best chance for changing the way Washington works and getting things done.

    “I will be voting for Barack Obama,” he said.

    McClellan is also giving an extended interview on “Larry King Live” on Friday to talk about his endorsement.

    McClellan grew disillusioned after leaving the administration and wrote a book, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception,” that surprised many for its blunt talk. He admitted to being part of a White House effort to shade the truth about the case for war in Iraq.

    The White House said Bush was surprised and saddened about the book.

  • Tasha

    I am so excited and have NEVER been this excited for an election since Clinton but even then I was as this elated to vote for the FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT! Not only because he’s black I’ll vote for him but I am for EVERYTHING he stands for and he’s just as human as we as a people are. No puppet or acting, just himself!! OBAMA!!!

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re (MADVILLIANY...I heart DangerDoom)

    WOW! Awesome…black people uniting…I love it.

    I can’t wait until November 4th! I’ll be at the polls…after work, and right before my class at 6:30pm!

  • sweet_lies

    i’m tryin’a vote early! how can u do that?

  • Sawyer

    “No one has united the black community the way Obama has, since Martin used to come on in the early to mid 90’s.”

    This is such a true statement and this man has the chance to do something so big, so great that my generation has never witnessed! The elders in my family said to me the way they (white people) talk about Obama is the way they talked about Dr. King! If he stays on the right track and keep his head on straight, he too will be remember in such a great way. God has a plan for us all…and God’s plan for Bush was to make way for Obama!

    Think about it people, Bush’s mistakes have made it possible that this country (in all its racial glory) would put a black man in charge!

    WOW! Saying this is historic is an understatement!

  • young

    YES WE CAN!!!

  • da darkness

    the reasons why caucasians esp. men on the right are soooo mad about Obama winning:

    1the idiots think blacks are or were 3/5 of a man

    2he has a tight family and he’s so divining.

    3the republican party period is for rich white men, not even the white women, but rich southern confederate whites. “Non-ethnic” so Mccain is a problem with doing the right thing. Peep how Obama hasn’t mentioned anything about “Keating five.” McCain’s blunder with ousting a billion from tax payers. Keating by the way went to jail everybody.

    say it straight

    Obama 2008

  • Trend

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  • Sydney

    Good morning 🙂

    The NY Times endorsed Obama this morning, nytimes(dot)com. And the NY Times Magazine will run a highly anticipated article on the behind the scenes strategy of the McCain campaign.

    Also, this is from Politico(dot)com on rising dissent within the GOP:

    Blame game: GOP forms circular firing squad

    By: Jonathan Martin and Mike Allen and John F. Harris

    October 24, 2008 08:43 AM EST

    With despair rising even among many of John McCain’s own advisors, influential Republicans inside and outside his campaign are engaged in an intense round of blame-casting and rear-covering—-much of it virtually conceding that an Election Day rout is likely.

    A McCain interview published Thursday in the Washington Times sparked the latest and most nasty round of Washington finger-pointing, with senior GOP hands close to President Bush and top congressional aides denouncing the candidate for what they said was an unfocused message and poorly executed campaign.

    McCain told the Times that the administration “let things get completely out of hand” through eight years of bad decisions about Iraq, global warming, and big spending.

    The candidate’s strategists in recent days have become increasingly vocal in interviews and conference calls about what they call unfair news media coverage and Barack Obama’s wide financial advantage — both complaints laying down a post-election storyline for why their own efforts proved ineffectual.

    These public comments offer a whiff of an increasingly acrid behind-the-scenes GOP meltdown—a blame game played out through not-for-attribution comments to reporters that operatives know will find their way into circulation.

    Top Republican officials have let it be known they are distressed about McCain’s organization. Coordination between the McCain campaign and Republican National Committee, always uneven, is now nearly dysfunctional, with little high-level contact and intelligence-sharing between the two.

    “There is no communication,” lamented one top Republican. “It drives you crazy.”

    At his Northern Virginia headquarters, some McCain aides are already speaking of the campaign in the past tense. Morale, even among some of the heartiest and most loyal staffers, has plummeted. And many past and current McCain advisors are warring with each other over who led the candidate astray.

  • Mike

    “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely”

  • Lee Lee

    I hope everyone is also blogging on the the other mainstream websites about your support for Obama! Especially Ms Buffalo Bill. Because I learned a lot of information about this election.

  • Sydney

    Also, another Republican defection for Obama:

    SALEM, N.H.—Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, a Republican, is endorsing Democrat Barack Obama for president, citing the senator’s steady leadership, good judgment and ability to unify Democrats, Republicans and independents.

    “Senator Obama is a once-in-a-lifetime candidate who will transform our politics and restore America’s standing in the world,” Weld said in a statement released Friday. “We need a president who will lead based on our common values and Senator Obama demonstrates an ability to unite and inspire.

    “Throughout this campaign I’ve watched his steady leadership through trying times and I’m confident he is the best candidate to move our country forward,” Weld said.

    Weld planned to hold a news conference at Obama’s campaign office in Salem at 11 a.m.

  • Encyclopedia Brown

    That’s progress baby

  • WhatsYoursIsMine-Voting Early and I can't wait!!!!!

    Yes we can and Yes we will!!!! I voted on Monday, and it was worth the wait!!!

    Please, people, if you go to a polling place and there’s a line, do not leave!!! Just wait in line. I voted in South Dallas (the most underserved area of Dallas) on my lunch break and was able to get out within less than an hour. It’s worth the wait, do not leave!!!!!!!!

  • eddiedollars215

    @Sydney… What do you make of this…?

    Have you ever heard of operation northwoods…?

    What do you make of “generated crisis”…?

    Bolton: Obama Presidency Tested by ‘International Crisis’ Is ‘Realistic’

    Josiah Ryan

    CNSNews

    October 23, 2008

    Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden’s warning that a President Barack Obama would be tested by an “international crisis” in his first six months in the White House is not unrealistic, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton told CNSNews com on Wednesday.

    However, at a campaign stop in Richmond, Va., that same day, Obama dismissed his running mate’s comments, explaining that Biden sometimes employs “rhetorical flourishes” while speaking.

    Bolton told CNSNews com: “I agree with Senator Biden’s concern. I think there are a variety of things going on internationally that could result in a crisis for the next president within six months or even before.”

    At a fundraiser on Oct. 19, Biden had said: “Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. … The world is looking. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”

    Biden added that when the crisis occurs, Americans will need to stand firmly behind President Obama because it’s “not going to be apparent initially … that we’re right.”

    Bolton said he thinks Biden’s choice of the word “generated” was fitting.

    “What I thought was interesting about what Sen. Biden said is that he used the phrase ‘generated crisis,’” Bolton told CNSNews com.

    “In other words, a crisis that would be created by one of our adversaries to, in effect, test Senator Obama. I would not begin to presume what was going through Senator Biden’s thought process when he said that – but I think it a realistic assessment of what might happen,” he said.

    Bolton said the risk of an inexperienced president overreacting to prove himself could be even more dangerous than an under-reaction.

    “The risk of an untried president is not only that he wouldn’t respond adequately, but I think there is the risk of an excessive reaction,” said Bolton. “The desire to prove, as Sen. Biden said, that Senator Obama has steel in his spine, proving how tough you are, can sometimes lead to an overreaction which would be as, or more dangerous, for the United States than what an under-reaction would be. I am grateful to Senator Biden for bringing it up for us.”

    On Tuesday, the McCain campaign started to comment on Biden’s remark.

    “I guess we have to say, ‘thanks for the warning, Joe,’” Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told a crowd in Reno, Nev., on Tuesday.

    Biden “told Democrat donors to mark his words – that there were ‘at least four or five scenarios’ that would place our country at risk in an Obama administration,” said Palin. “But I guess the looming crisis that most worries the Obama campaign right now is Joe Biden’s next speaking engagement. Let’s call that crisis scenario number five.”

    At his Richmond campaign stop on Wednesday, Obama also said of Biden’s remarks, “I think his core point was that the next administration is going to be tested. Whoever the next president is going to be is going to have to deal with a whole host of problems.”

  • GOALdigger

    Who said black people can’t be early for anything?

  • Ieshia

    THATS RIGHT PEOPLE GET OUT AND VOTE SO WE CAN HAVE OUR FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT

  • Capricorn Crazy

    Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden’s warning that a President Barack Obama would be tested by an “international crisis” in his first six months in the White House is not unrealistic

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    This is old NEWS!!!!…No matter WHO the President is he will be tested in the first year of presidency.

  • Capricorn Crazy

    Who said black people can’t be early for anything?

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    LOL! Some of us voting on CP time…SMH!…Let’s make a difference!

  • Ieshia

    LMAO @ GOALdigger

  • eddiedollars215

    @former mrs. philly… no doubt… that is not what I asked… listen carefully… “generated crisis”… that’s why I asked if anyone has ever heard of operation northwoods… I am not trying to bash Obama (this time hahaha)… YOU ARE RIGHT THEY WILL TEST WHOEVER… PLEASE DO NOT MISS MY POINT…

    HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF OPERATION NORTHWOODS…?

    WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE USE OF THE WORD “GENERATED”…?

    I AM SORRY IF I COME OFF AS OFFENSIVE THAT IS NOT MY INTENTION… BUT PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL…

  • Lee Lee

    Is anyone going to show a little extra support and have carpools to voting areas. Carpools for Obamas support that is?

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