Ken Blackwell, the future landslide loser in Ohio
Man, I can't do shit with this negro
(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Equating their movement to the civil rights struggle
of the 60s, a group of conservative pastors from
across the nation endorsed Republican gubernatorial
candidate Ken Blackwell on Monday. At left is, Pastor
Harry Jackson of Hope Christian Church in Maryland,
Harry Jackson was already told about this selling out in a room full of black people. He thinks
he can influence anyone with this bullshit?
Pam Spaulding posted this up at Pandagon. Being one of them lesbians and all, she's real upset about Blackwell's insane homophobia. Me, while that bothers me, it's the fact that he thinks he can sell black people down the river and get away with it.
Well how about this — Ken Blackwell, despite all the public support from the bible-beating Talibangelist Rod Parsley of Reformation Ohio and Russell Johnson, founder of the Ohio Restoration Project, his numbers continue to tank. These polling results are from Rasmussen.
During the past several months, Democratic Congressman Ted Strickland’s edge over Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has ranged from four to seventeen percentage points. Now, in our latest election poll of Ohio’s gubernatorial race, Congressman Strickland leads his opponent by an intimidating 57% to 32%.
We conducted the new survey August 22, several days after the Strickland campaign began airing positive TV ads about the Democrat. The health of the steel industry has been one issue this electoral season, and Strickland’s ad touts his help in securing a loan for an ailing steel company.
Blackwell: “Christians should show that they are not going to be whupped.”
Blackwell is not well established even with GOP voters, only 59% of whom now support him. He is perceived as conservative by 51% of all voters. By contrast, Strickland appeals to 88% of Democrats, and 55% of unaffiliated voters. A plurality of all voters (44%) see him as moderate.
Strickland is viewed favorably by 59%, Blackwell by 40%. Blackwell is viewed unfavorably by 55%. More ominously, 35% view him “very” unfavorably, a four-point increase since last month.
Look at how hard he pushes the gaybashing:
“I think homosexuality is a lifestyle, it’s a choice, and that lifestyle can be changed. I think it is a transgression against God’s law, God’s will. The reality is, again, … that I think we make choices all the time. And I think you make good choices and bad choices in terms of lifestyle. Our expectation is that one’s genetic makeup might make one more inclined to be an arsonist, or might make one more inclined to be a kleptomaniac. Do I think that they can be changed? Yes.”
Gee, Ken, why do you think you’re not gaining any traction with the rank-and-file fundie voters? Hmmmmm? You’re saying all the right things, but it’s just not gelling, is it? What could be the problem?
Hell, even Karl Rove, who pimped you at a fundraiser, can’t get those numbers up.
A side note: if you want to see religious black homobigotry in action, look no further than this campaign. A group of black pastors (who are Dems) is crossing over and joining white wingnuts like Russell Johnson to support Blackwell.
The ministers, including the director of the Memphis-based Coalition of African-American Pastors, say they support Blackwell’s conservative message, including his anti-tax position and his opposition to gay marriage…The minister group, Clergy for Blackwell, which includes black and white ministers, plans news conferences Monday in Columbus and Cincinnati in a move sure to add to a debate in Ohio over the role of religion in politics.
Katrina and their utter impotence in the face of it pretty much ended their influence in politics. Haven't heard much from TD Jakes after the Bush family humiliated him last year after Katrina. You can bitch all day long about Waters, Sharpton and Jackson, but they haven't forgotten Katrina and they got Lamont to toss it in Lieberman's face.
Look, Blackwell's problem is that white people know black people don't trust him, and if they don't trust him, why should they vote for him.
Katrina was the break point. Kanye West, despite an intense egomania, did the best thing possible for his career by going after Bush. He became a hero for it. TD Jakes kissed Bush's ass. They may listen to his sermons, but who could trust him? He failed to lead when leadership was needed.
posted by Steve @ 5:34:00 PM