Obama wins Mississippi, Good Ole Boys turn over in their graves

Barack Obama is victorious in Mississippi‘s Democratic primary today. It’s a great way to go into next month’s high-stakes race with Hillary in Pennsylvania.

Obama was winning roughly 90 percent of the black vote but only about one-quarter of the white vote, extending a pattern that carried him to victory in earlier primaries in South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana.

Obama picked up at least six Mississippi delegates to the Democratic National Convention, with 27 more to be awarded. He hoped for a win sizable enough to erase most if not all of Clinton’s 11-delegate gain from last week, when she won three primaries.

The Illinois senator had 1,585 delegates to 1,473 for Clinton. It takes 2,025 to win the nomination.  Obama leads Clinton among pledged delegates, 1,374-1,226 in The Associated Press count, while the former first lady has an advantage among superdelegates, 247-211. – Yahoo News

Associated Press is reporting that “whites largely shunned Barack Obama…as the Deep South showed once again its reluctance to embrace him across racial lines.”  I say to that  “Surprise, Surprise” in my best Alfalfa voice.  It’s a very interesting article…read it.

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7 Responses to Obama wins Mississippi, Good Ole Boys turn over in their graves

  1. Lucem ferre

    No surprise, I told everyone who was interested that when Obama gets to the south he will face the left over Dixicrats and their children. The northern Democrats, for the most part, have evolved and their children are even more impressive, having grown up on MTV and VH1 which is multicultural and Magic Johnson, Jordan and now Tiger. However, sadly enough, my prediction about the NASCAR driving south is bearing fruit and what a disappointing crop it is, in spite of the lack of my surprise.

    If Obama wins the nomination he won’t stand a chance to win it all because of the racist Whites in the Democratic Party. If Clinton wins, she may also lose because much of the south is not living in the 21st Century. I don’t care how many Democratic Black people live there, when you add the Republican Whites (a very racist party by its nature) and the conservative White Democrats and even the fake Liberal Democrats who talk but don’t walk, you get a landslide Republican win with this Democratic ticket. Sorry but true.

  2. Lucem ferre

    I just posted this on thenation.com

    http://www.thenation.com/blogs/campaignmatters/allcomments?pid=297131#pid297576

    The fairly subtle implication here is that the Clinton campaign is racist and there is little evidence to prove that point wrong. Besides all the slimy snake work Bill did in South Carolina, the current rhetoric coming from Geraldine (I’m not a Ferrari) Ferraro that was quickly defended to great shame & disappointment I’m sure, by her on Fox News puts the Democratic Party’s sleepwalking racism on center left stage. What could be more exciting and promising to a Republican racist (no oxymoron for sure) than to expose the deep seated well hidden to most Whites but hugely understood by most Blacks, racism within the Liberal Party?

    When Obama first got into this race I said to my African American wife (who happens to be one of the only Black people I know, including her entire family, who supports Clinton) and several colleagues and friends at work that he stands no chance of winning the presidency in the south because the Dixicrats are still alive and their children have not fallen far from the tree. I believed then and even more so today that within the Southern Democrats exists a lot of very conservative racist White folks.

    A few months into this, though, I began second-guessing as I saw Whites from Iowa and northeastern states coming out for Obama. But in the back of my mind I could only hope, not predict that things had changed enough in the south.
    Then came South Carolina where Obama won almost 45% of the White vote. Could I be wrong, I mused? But after seeing the results of the next three southern states, including Mississippi where Obama got 23% or less of the White vote and less than 30% in the other two states, then after hearing the comments by Geraldine, not repudiated by Clinton by the way, I could not have been more on target about my prediction that he’d get destroyed in the south.

    As sorry as I am to see this, I am not surprised. I am a flag waving left side of the isle Progressive Liberal 40 something year old White man who had chosen the Democratic party because of it’s overall support of the things I agree with and in; however, I know the history of this party and how deep the racism goes and I will not stand for any party that carries on the way these Clinton people and supporters are doing. STOP THIS RACIST BULL-SH–IT NOW DEMOCRATS BEFORE YOU DESTROY THE ONLY HOPE MOST POOR, MOST MINORITY AND EVEN MOST WOMEN HAVE. Without a racist free Democratic party we are left with the out of the closet racist Republicans who don’t give a damn about who or how they hurt people. Democrats are not about Darwinistic politics, Darwinistic capitalism or Darwinistic religion, they are about the people, all the people. Remember that!

  3. Lucem ferre

    For more on this go over to thenation.com
    I just saw this over there:
    April 15, 1988 Washington Post story (byline: Howard Kurtz), available only on Nexis.
    “Placid of demeanor but pointed in his rhetoric, Jackson struck out repeatedly today against those who suggest his race has been an asset in the campaign. President Reagan suggested Tuesday that people don’t ask Jackson tough questions because of his race. And former representative Geraldine A. Ferraro (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that because of his “radical” views, “if Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn’t be in the race.”
    “Asked about this at a campaign stop in Buffalo, Jackson at first seemed ready to pounce fiercely on his critics. But then he stopped, took a breath, and said quietly, “Millions of Americans have a point of view different from” Ferraro’s. “
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0308/A_Ferraro_flashback.html

    And just posted this over there:
    Posted by MASK 03/12/2008 @ 10:08am “Perhaps slightly unfair to tar the WHOLE Hillary campaign with a racist brush…”

    Lucem: I agree and I apologize for that!

    Posted by LUCEM FERRE 03/12/2008 @ 10:47am

    LUCEM: Note how I did not say I am sorry if what I said was offensive to some people blah blah blah. I truly am sorry for implying or stating that the entire Clinton team is racist. I am only referring to those Whites in her clan who accept and even sponsor what Geraldine said. As for the Blacks who do so, well, that’s a whole other story about how deep this issue is.

    In short, I’ve known and lot of black people who grew up hoping to be White, wishing for that white suburban picket fenced house that all White people live in, believing that the White mechanic won’t cheat them while the Black one will, believing that the White owned store sells better food than the Black owned one and that the White owned electronics store is legit while the Black owned one is filled with stolen property.

    This is so deep and twisted it is not going to go away soon, but I believe the Clinton’s know how deep it is and are playing the best game in the world, a game that many Blacks understand but few Whites even believe exists. It’s sickening. I’m ashamed to be associated with this as a White male and as a Democrat. This is the main reason I hate the Right but look at us on the left. Things like this give the Right all the ammunition they need to justify their views. We have got to be smarter than this, or perhaps not.
    Posted by LUCEM FERRE 03/12/2008 @ 10:55am

  4. If I’m not mistaken, Jesse won Mississippi along with AL.

  5. Sure, but how many white people voted for Jesse in those states? I don’t know…I’m just asking. I would assume that the numbers were similar to this present day scenario.

  6. george

    all i can say is that if obama wins the presidency. y’all women better get used to wearing a cover over you face and we will have to trade our cars in for camels

  7. Since I’ve lived in MS. I have met some of the meaniest, racist, ignorant white people I’ve ever seen before. I’m from California and people celebrate with you. Teachers are discouraging their students along with bus drivers from being happy and having self pride in having a black man for a president. The hating still goes on. Me, I would sue the school in Pearl, MS

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