Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Black Democrats Back Steele

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In what could be the most significant endorsement of this election year, major Black Democrats in Maryland have come out and endorsed Michael Steele:

A coalition of black Democratic political leaders from Prince George's County led by former county executive Wayne K. Curry endorsed Republican Michael S. Steele's bid for the U.S. Senate yesterday.

The support from Curry, five County Council members and others barely a week before Election Day reflects their continued disappointment that the Democratic Party has no African American candidates at the top of the ticket and a sense that the county is being ignored, officials said.

Democrat Wayne K. Curry, right, said he decided to cross party lines to back Republican Michael S. Steele, left, because Steele is a "good man with a good plan."

"They show us a pie, but we never get a slice," said Major F. Riddick Jr., a former aide to then-Gov. Parris N. Glendening and a former county executive candidate. "We are here today to say we've waited and we've waited and we're waiting no longer."

If Steele can get significant black turnout and get those votes, that'll put him over the top.

Juxtapose what these men are saying with this puff-piece in McPaper:

WASHINGTON — A Democratic takeover of the U.S. House would put more women and minorities in positions of power, as well as more senior citizens. That much is certain.

The MSM is revving the donk engine in a big way.

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