“Race Mattered”

9 08 2012

First Congressional District

So it’s not just a social construct?

P-D:

Black voters powered Lacy Clay’s victory

William Lacy Clay trounced fellow Democrat Russ Carnahan with more than 90 percent of the vote in some north St. Louis wards, and beat him more than 2-to-1 in north St. Louis County, data from Tuesday’s congressional primary show.

Clay and Carnahan, two sitting congressmen, battled it out for the new 1st Congressional District, St. Louis’ one remaining U.S. House seat. City figures show that Clay, who is black, won the primary by dominating in largely African-American areas of St. Louis. Carnahan, who is white, drew the bulk of his support from more predominantly white wards on the south and west sides.

There were some exceptions to the larger pattern. Clay did well in upscale, mixed-race areas of the city like the Central West End. And even in the most predominantly white city wards on the south side, Carnahan never broke 78 percent.

But overall, the numbers confirm what was increasingly evident during the campaign: Race mattered.

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By the time the crowd gathered at St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation on the near north side Tuesday for Clay’s election-night party, all pretense of a colorblind congressional primary had been pretty much abandoned by his supporters.

“He’s a brother. He has good ideas,” said Walter Grace, 67, a retired teacher of black history, who gathered with about 150 other Clay supporters, most of them African-American.

Carnahan’s political family — including his father, the late Gov. Mel Carnahan — has long been allied with black city Democrats. Carnahan’s decision to run against Clay this year created resentment and strained that biracial coalition, judging from the comments of others at Clay’s gathering Tuesday.

“The Carnahans are like family,” said Floyd Blackwell, an African-American alderman in Cool Valley. “When family attacks you, it hurts worse. It’s like burning a bridge in the black community.

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Maurice Jones, 57, of north city’s Penrose neighborhood, said he viewed Clay as the most important African-American elected official in the state. “For the black people, so we can have a voice, as blacks,” he said. “We need to hold on to what we have.”

We also have white liberals getting their comeuppance in the same article.

The reason Carnahan “never broke 78%” in the whitest ward in St. Louis City is that even the whitest ward in the city has a noticeable number of blacks.

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9 08 2012
rjp

“He’s a brother. He has good ideas,” said Walter Grace, 67, “he could take weekly trips to Africa to have sex with ten year old African females and with albinos, maybe little boys, and I would still vote for him because he has good ideas on how to get more of the white devils’ money.”

By the way, that old negro in the picture looks like he’s about ready to give him a handjob. LMAO … I just read the caption.

9 08 2012
countenance

Yeah, that’s the old man who held that district from 1968-2000, the son has held it ever since and now holds the new configuration. Both were/are lazy fucks. The white congressman in a neighboring district had to chase down all the lost social security checks of the old man’s constituents while the old man was in Congress, and the son is just as lazy. When the local VA hospital had scandals, in Clay’s district, guess who was the Congressman who did the work to lead the “investigation” (i.e. coverup of the perfidy of AA blacks) — Right: Russ Carnahan.

“He has good ideas.” What ideas? Listen to Lazy Clay speak. The old man had at least a little bit of sense, the son is a total dumbass that can barely string three words together. It’s like something out of Birth of a Nation. His “ideas” are whatever the Democrat Party talking points du jour are.

Look at the fifth photo. The elderly woman is Jean Carnahan, Russ’s mother, Mel’s widow, who took what would have been Mel’s place in the Senate for two years after the deceased Mel Carnahan beat John Ashcroft in 2000. Two years later, Jim Talent beat her in a special election, Claire McCaskill beat Talent in 2006, and now in 2012, Todd Akin is about to displace McCaskill.




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