Friday, September 27, 2019

EYE used to get so angry when Republicans accused African American voters of being on the #DemocraticPlantation

 Life on the Democratic Plantation in SweetHomeAlabama

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Blacks Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s
So basically white Alabama Democrats (and I use that term loosely) have decided Senator Doug Jones is the only candidate they are willing to vote for in the Alabama Democratic Primary and black Alabama Democrats better vote with them or else be blamed for Republicans taking control of the Senate.  Where were all these white supporters for Doug Jones in 2016?
Here’s the thing everyone should know: black women are not voting the right way to save white people or to save the world. We are actually voting Democratic because we know the Republican alternative is unthinkable—for ourselves and the people we love. We aren’t anyone’s mammies or pets and we don’t go to the poll as martyrs for justice. There is no falling on our swords. We know that when Donald Trump says he wishes the police would be “more (physically) rough” with suspects, he actually means it. And we know that it will have a tangible, negative impact on ourselves and our loved ones.
In other news, the fight to remove and replace the current leadership that has a documented record of fighting for inclusion and diversity, and replacing them with relative newcomers to the state and the party who won't has gotten downright ugly and nasty.
The chair of Alabama’s Democratic Party accused the party’s national chairman on Tuesday of trying to beat “Alabama into submission” by portraying the state party as in shambles, just the latest twist in an ongoing dispute between state and national party officials.
In a written statement, Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley said there has been an all-out attack on the state party since she won last year’s election as chairwoman. She said her opponents include U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), who endorsed a different candidate after calling for new leadership.
“From a continuous, ‘the sky is falling’ media assault on the party and its leadership, to the DNC’s withholding $10,000 per month to Alabama, they have bombarded the Alabama Democratic Party from every side” the statement released by the state party and Worley read.

That's right (pun intended) when all the fingers on the hand should be working together to form a mighty fist to fight against the Republicans, Democrats (and I use that term loosely) are fighting against each other.
“The problem is if we had not won that election … there never would have been a challenge,” Worley said. “And so it all had to do with who won and who was mad because we’ve won.”
She also emotionally suggested her opponents were undermining the legacy of civil rights activists in Alabama by looking to take power away from black Americans in the state party.
“You’re going to be burning in hell for taking away people’s voting rights,” Worley declared.
This escalated the sentiment expressed by Alabama Democratic Party Secretary Val Bright last week when she penned an open letter accusing Jones and the DNC of racism.
“Although blacks have been faithful to the Democratic Party and are largely responsible for electing Doug Jones and any white seeking office in this state, once elected on the backs of blacks, the urgency to remove black leadership begins,” Bright wrote.
“In other words, as long as we’re working in the fields all is well, but when we move to positions of authority, a challenge begins,” she added. “From slavery through Reconstruction, Jim Crow and the Civil Rights movement, we are constantly being shown how little respect blacks receive for being hard working and loyal.”
Eye guess the same person(s) who advised Doug Jones to throw his winning coalition under the bus and pander to the Republicans is advising DNC Chair Tom Perez to alienate the traditional, loyal democratic base during a critical election year by depressing the black vote
To garner party support for a run in the South, Democrats distanced themselves from liberal ideas and black voters. Perhaps the most famous example of the latter was Bill Clinton’s “Sister Souljah moment” in 1992, in which he famously lambasted an “anti-white” rapper in an attempt to reinforce his appeal to conservative whites. This came not long after he’d made a show of returning to Arkansas to preside over the execution of a mentally disabled black man. Democrats could only win below the Mason-Dixon, the thinking went, by pandering to white “swing” voters.
Stay tuned for the next episode of Life on the Democratic Plantation in #SweetHomeAlabama

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Psst! #DNC Chairman Tom Perez Please Let Our Party Go!

Tom Perez
DNC chairman Tom Perez showed up on Fox News Sunday to show the hypocrisy of the Democratic party when it comes to African-American issues while begging for the black vote to win elections.

EYE am posting this open letter to DNC Chair Tom Perez written by members of the Alabama State Democratic Party Executive Committee regarding the ongoing re-fighting of the Civil War and the Valentines Day Massacre in #SweetHomeAlabama and the battle between the DINO's and the Real Democrats.:

This whole saga started last August, when Jones led a failed coup of the Alabama Democratic Party during its election of officers, including an unsuccessful attempt to unseat Chairwoman Nancy Worley. Worley was the preferred choice of the Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC), which is known as the “black political caucus” of the state party.
Since then, formal challenges about that election were filed with the DNC, which is now attempting to force the state party to hold a new election of officers and drastically change the structure of the State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) in a manner which would include less African Americans.
And then there is this, this, and this.

EYE am beginning to think the #DNC is trying to depress the black vote in #SweetHomeAlabama.

Alabama Issues with Janet May
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September 13, 2019

Mr. Tom Perez, Chairman
Democratic National Committee
430 South Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

Dear Mr. Perez:

The Chairwoman of the Alabama Democratic Party (ADP) Nancy Worley informed us recently that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has withheld State Partnership Program Funds from the ADP since August 2018. This seems very suspicious particularly since this occurred immediately following the re-election of the chairwoman and vice-chair of the ADP.

The record reflects that the ADP State Partnership Funds were allocated to us, like all other states, until the defeat of Senator Doug Jones’ candidates at the August 18, 2018 reorganization meeting of the State Democratic Executive Meeting (SDEC). The $120,000 that the DNC has deprived the ADP has prevented us from building an effective organization which could be very helpful in reelecting Senator Doug Jones and a good Democrat for president in 2020. It is abhorrent that we are compelled to write this letter on behalf of the Democratic voters in Alabama to get the DNC to release to us the same funds that all other states are receiving. Instead, however, there are those who want us to change our Bylaws to create a Diversity Caucus and manipulate the numbers to achieve unfair results because of a urinating contest between Senator Doug Jones and black Democratic leaders in Alabama over control of the ADP. You were drawn into this “shower,” by virtue of your position; this should not be. This demand on Alabama is not required of any other states. Except for the Vice President of Youth Affairs, Senator Doug Jones backed an all-white slate of officers for the SDEC when Blacks constitute 70% of the Democratic electorate in Alabama. They all lost. We should not be asked or expected to cooperate or accommodate racism to placate anyone. Your energy and influence should be focused on helping us increase the number of registered voters and voter turnout in the Democratic Party.

Blacks got their position in the ADP largely because whites left it. We should not be penalized for our loyalty. White voters should not resent blacks on the SDEC or disparage them publicly for insisting on fairness for everyone. It is incumbent upon all Democrats to recruit new Democrats daily, through their friends, their families, and common concerns.

In closing, we acknowledge your authority as DNC Chairman to achieve the outcome and results you desire through the committee system and perception. But the central question now must be is it fair? Please remember that the ADP, its officers and members are committed to carrying out the order of the Credentials Committee issued February 14, 2019. We are also equally steadfast in fulfilling our commitment to all minorities based on their strength in the Democratic electorate as the national rules require and our own bylaws respect. As members of the DNC, we appeal to you to insist that Alabama be treated the same way that all other states in the Democratic Party are treated. The Black voters in Alabama that you are challenging are Democrats too!

Be advised, the ADP is committed to ensuring that every minority group receives fair representation in all governing areas, but is not committed to any official, senator or otherwise, controlling the ADP. We believe that all states should recognize minorities based on their contribution to the Democratic Electorate.

The ADP is committed to carrying out the Credential Committee’s order issued February 14, 2019, but again, Alabama should not be judged by a different set of rules than other states. We are requesting you remit $120,000 to the Alabama Democratic Party immediately so we can move forward in building a strong Democratic Party in Alabama.


Janet May
DNC Committeewoman

Charlie Staten
DNC Committeeman