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Thank You, Ms. Vito; Thank You, Alabama

December 13th, 2017 · 89 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma. Sanity prevails.

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  • The Bridgeport Kid

    Hallelujah! The people of the state of Alabama had two choices:

    Roy Moore, the 70-year-old GOP nominee who was twice ousted as state Supreme Court chief justice after flouting federal law. Roy Moore, a chicken hawk that was barred from shopping mall in Gadsden, Alabama, for checking the fresh and tender young ‘uns. Roy Moore, an “evangelical” Christian whose views on abortion, homosexuality, Muslims and the Confederacy are decidedly  anti Christian. 

    Or Democrat Doug Jones, 63, best known for prosecuting two Ku Klux Klansmen who killed four black girls in a 1963 church bombing. Doug Jones, the man that secured a grand jury indictment against Eric Robert Rudolph for the bombing of an abortion clinic that killed a police officer and blinded a nurse. Doug Jones, the former U.S. Attorney that testified before Congress on the importance of re-examining crimes of the Civil Rights Era.

    The choice was a challenger for the deep red voters of Alabama: “Do I vote for a pervert or a Democrat?”

  • Maria Pereira

    Feeling great today!

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    This was a repudiation of Donald Trump and his so-called “Make Anerica great again!” agenda.

    • Robert Teixeira

      Yeah I’m sure the pedophilia had nothing to do with it. Is it me but hasn’t the Republican Party establishment condemned Moore? Where was president to be Mike Pence on Moore? It your ass not mine.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-FvDteymnM

    • Andrew C Fardy

      Kid you dont have a fucking clue. You keeping posting liberal bullshit.

      • The Bridgeport Kid

        Andy,

        Every candidate for public office that Trump endorsed has crashed and burned at the polls. He quacked for Luther Strange; Roy Moore won that primary. Then Trump enorsed Moore, the homophobic chicken hawk. Moore lost.

        Donald Trump was very popular in Alabama. The God-fearing evangelical neo Confederates loved him. But now, after threatening to cut off their healthcare benefits, raise their taxes and start a war with Kim Jong Un, his approval rating in the Cotton State is about 48%.

        Nice work if you can get it…

  • Donald Day

    Before you start to pat the voters on the back be cognizant of the fact that Jones only won by 10,000 votes. A large segment of Alabama voters still voted for a pedophile. A large segment of Alabama voters are homophobic and bigoted by voting for Moore. A large segment of Alabama voters still support a misogynist president.

    This vote in Alabama still shows that a large segment of voters still think that to make America great again means turning the clock on America back to the 19th century.

    • LennieGrimaldi

      DD I agree. But just think, were it not for the mighty black vote?

    • The Bridgeport Kid

      10,000 votes is respectable margin, Don.. It is troubling Roy Moore was able to muster any votes but we’re talking about Alabama. Roy Moore is a self appointed “christian warrior.” He was removed from the chief judgeship of the state supreme court for defying federal court orders, once for refusing to remove a statue of the ten commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court and the second time for instructing state officials to defy the SCOTUS order allowing same sex marriage. What a good Christian he is: as a thirtysomething assistant district attorney in Etowa County cruising a shopping mall in Gadsden, Alabama, looking to pick up nubile teenage girls.

      Trump’s endorsement was the final straw for at least 10,000 voters. Donald Trump, accused by more than two dozen women of sexual improprieties, who was caught on audio bragging about grabbing women by their crotch, endosed a chicken hawk with “We need his vote to make America great again!”

  • Ron Mackey

    David Walker and all of the other Republican candidates who are also running to become the governor of Connecticut have not waking up yet, they still think that 45 will help and support them but they are not following the election results from last month or yesterday in Alabama.

    Democrats won the governor’s mansions in Virginia and New Jersey. They also flipped a massive number of seats in the Virginia House of Delegates, and Maine voted to expand Medicaid. And voters elected a slew of women and minorities along with several transgender candidates to government offices around the nation.

    African Americans made up 29 percent of all Alabama voters, and they broke for Jones by a 96 percent-to-4 percent margin essentially matching Barack Obama’s performance with African Americans in the state in 2012. The black female voters voted 98% for Jones and 2% for somebody else, 98 to 2 with a larger turnout than what Obama got. The same thing happen last month in Virginia and New Jersey. Connecticut will see the same type of voting for governor in 2018 governors race without even knowing who the two candidates will be. The Trump backlash is in full effect. I’ve been suggesting to Dave Walker that he needed to reach out to black voters right here in Bridgeport but he can’t find the time because Walker and the other Republican candidates don’t want and respect the black voter and same voters will come out and vote and show their dislike of 45.

    • The Bridgeport Kid

      Disliking Donald Trump is not ethno-specific, Don. One does not need to be African-American to know he’s an asshole.

      • Ron Mackey

        Derek, it’s not about dislike of 45 but the facts that 45 has hurt blacks with his policies like health care (ACA) voter suppression, criminal reform system, the support of the All-right organization are just a reasons why black voters have turned out in large numbers and the failure of the Republicans to speak out against 45′s action. Just like 45 doesn’t meet and sit down with blacks the same thing is true with David Walker and all of the Republican candidates running for governor in Connecticut.

        • The Bridgeport Kid

          Amerosa was kicked out.

          • Ron Mackey

            45 has NO black high profile female on his top staff or in his administration, in fact 45 has only one black high profile in his administration, Ben Carson.

          • The Bridgeport Kid

            Ben Carson is a fucking idiot. Trump gave him a job for which he is supremely unqualified.

          • The Bridgeport Kid

            Neither Omarosa nor Ben Carson is qualified to do anything in the White House. Pardon me for saying but both of them were “token” hires in a cynical effort to make the administration appear inclusive.

      • Andrew C Fardy

        The blacks in this country for the most part vote democratic and look how far they have come under the democrats.Still no job training still on welfare and still at the bottom of all ethnic groups.. Thats where you liberal democrats have come, from the bottom to the bottom keep voting democratic

        • Robert Teixeira

          Andy Democrats are still fight the Republicans for proper ID for blacks to vote. Every election Democrats battle the Republicans over voter ID laws. Hey Dems instead of fight the Republicans about voter ID laws get them an ID to vote. Black people if you didn’t get a proper ID’s in fifty years from the Dems to vote for them, forget about a job or education.

          Ron skip the black angle for a half a second. Who would be better for the City of Bridgeport a Bridgeport Republican governor that moved and lives here or a Democrat for Stamford? Like Moore’s and Gomes’ vote and support for a casino in East Windsor and not Bridgeport. It’s against the City of Bridgeport and its” residents.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTG10xnl5vg

        • The Bridgeport Kid

          Andy,

          The Republican Party supported a chicken hawk for the U.S. Senate over a former federal prosecutor because Der Fuhrer needs the vote to pass a tax bill that benefits the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. Trump’s so-called “agenda” was repudiated in New Jersey, Virginia and Alabama.

          45 is the worst POTUS since Warren G. Harding.

          • Jennifer Buchanan

            So Kid, do you think Bridgeport will also name a school after another worst president?

          • The Bridgeport Kid

            No, I think the city will name an animal control facility after Trump.

        • The Bridgeport Kid

          You’re quite an expert on African-American social trends, Andy. Where di you acquire this knowledge, from W.D. Griffith’s “Birth of a Nation”?

    • Robert Teixeira

      Ron when did the Republicans ever get more the 10% of the black vote, post the Civil Rights Act with King? Blacks supported Robert Byrd and he was a grand master of the KKK. (I think) Just like whites are supporting a pedophile solely based on party.

      TBK you mean gibberish facts. PS you need to be an asshole to know an asshole, Good Job :)

  • Ron Mackey

    This is for David Walker and all of the other Republican candidates running for the 2018 Connecticut governor race. Dave Walker you had a chance to tap into these voters but you have demonstrated that you don’t need their votes and support, Dave you have had 8 years to reach out but no, not you.
    http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/black_women_alabama_senate_jones/#.WjKssxNiLfE.email

    • Jennifer Buchanan

      Well who knew there was a cut off date to reach out to voters? Walker didn’t run for office his first 4 years in CT. When he ran the only other time, it was a Republican primary. Again he’s in a Republican Primary. Your state, one of 14 out of 50 has a Closed Primary. Walker has begun meeting with an speaking with black groups and organizations through the state. My next question is, in CT what is it black voters want that’s different from Latino or white voters? Safe neighbors, good jobs, good schools, equal opportunities to succeed and knowing their tax dollars are well managed? CT sends far more tax dollars to the Federal government than is returned to the state. That would be due to your Democrat Congressman and Senators. Your Democrat Governor got into a very public and major tiff with then Governor Pence, now the Vice President. Imagine how much that’s helped your elected federal officials. For years you have claimed Walker is someone you don’t support. You have done everything you can to close the black door in Walkers face if he even gets close to the front yard gate. On this blog you said you would go listen to him if he ever spoke at the center at PT, he was invited, he spoke – you were invited by many people, and did not show. Ron, I completely understand as a Union Democrat your job is to paint any Republican with a broad negative brush, and you’ve done a darn good job of it for years, without even meeting the man and giving him the opportunity to hear and discuss your concerns. Did you ever stop to think perhaps those blacks in the Bridgeport community aren’t talking to you about him because they already know your position on him without meeting him? I could be wrong about that, would not be the first time, and certainly not the last. I have no hope or desire to change your mind or position, however too many people read this blog for me to not occasionally rebutt your position and argue some points. Alabama- what a victory. To be crystal clear, the black vote saved all of us. And with that, I wish you and yours a very blessed and Merry Christmas.

      • Ron Mackey

        Jennifer, the cut off date to reach out to black voters was 8 years ago, 7 years ago, 6 years ago 5 years ago, 4 years ago, 3 years ago, last year and now this year. If all of these wonderful ideas you listed are good for the black community here in Bridgeport then why haven’t Walker sat down with the different black communities, organizations, churches and at the same time have voter registration drive to encourage blacks to vote and maybe vote for him. Jennifer if Dave Walker can find time to run around the state talking with voters then why not here in his city? After Walker lost four years ago he should have started going around Bridgeport and having listening sessions with black voters so that could get to know who David Walker is. Jennifer you will a big voter turnout of black women in Connecticut for the 2018 election.

        • Jennifer Buchanan

          Considering the demographics of America and the majority rules, the white population is within about 10years of no longer being the majority. I hope every black and Hispanic eligible voter in America understands this, engages in the election process and gets out to vote. There is nothing the Democrats or Republicans fear more than an engaged and educated voter. The parties lose contact of who they want to be the candidate and thus elected and puts the real power of the ballots into the people’s hands. I hope Alabama was that wake up call to party leaders. I for one am sick to death of these angry white men and women who were promised all their lives they would rule America, and now that the reality is sinking in we have the Trumps, Moore’s and Clinton’s of America highjacking any party they can to wield what they can. Walker had no intention of running for office again. He was approached by many influential business leaders across the state to run for office. He’s not a career politician, did you know he refused his Federal Pension? America is waking and realizing merit matters in elected officials. Walker has extraordinarily qualifications and merit.

      • Ron Mackey

        Thank you Jennifer and I wish you I wish you and yours a very blessed and Merry Christmas.

      • Ron Mackey

        Jennifer, trust me, why would the black community know anything about Dave Walker? As for Republicans, Stew McKinney, Chris Shays, Jodi Tell are just a few Republicans that I’ve voted for. The late Jack Kemp and baseball Hall of Famer and resident of Connecticut were two Republicans that I greatly admire. Jennifer, why hasn’t Dave Walker spoken out against 45 new tax cut Bill or anything 45 has said and done about his lies?

        • Jennifer Buchanan

          The bill isn’t final yet, Dave is a facts and numbers geek, until the budget is passed it’s all speculation. Ron, the reality is Federal money is needed to help bail out CT. Clinton was the first Democrat president Walker worked with. Remember that scandal, the lies that president told and the impeachment? I’ve never hear Walker say a negative thing about Clinton over that. It’s not his style. And just between you and me, and no one else, who would have the time to do anything productive if one spent all their time refuting politicians lies these days? Since Walker won’t be voting on federal policy, but trying to run your state into solvency under the Administration, other than pandering for votes, what’s the point? Look at Washington state, fighting and protecting net netruality in their state without going after Trump as a person.

        • The Bridgeport Kid

          Ron,

          Little Joe Ganim promised to make everything all better. After two years of broken promises the African-American community in Bridgeport is angry, pissed off at Little Joe. The unemployed blue collar workers that voted for Trump are angry too, for similar reasons. Make America great again? When did our nation stop being great?

          • Robert Teixeira

            I’ll say when Godless Liberal removed our nation flag form campuses and burn it because the view the nation a oppression. TBK asked “anger African-American community in Black Rock Bridgeport” if Grand Wizard KKK member Senator Robert Byrd made good on his promises while in the Senate for 50 plus?

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCfof0VT1M4

          • The Bridgeport Kid

            Whatever, Bobbie Jean.

          • Robert Teixeira

            Whatever? You rant and rave about Trump being endorsed by David Duke but whatever to a member of the KKK Democrat Senator of 50 years. OK

            SMH

          • The Bridgeport Kid

            Whatever, Roberta. You’ll give yourself a nosebleed if you don’t calm down. Wipe the spittle from your mouth. You look like a rabid poodle.

  • Robert Teixeira

    Facts and science will do that to a person. Bye Felicia. Sorry I shouldn’t call you Felicia. I wouldn’t want to insult her with association her with you, a GodlessLiberal. Your “sincere” concern for the angry Black community in Black Rock gave me a noes-bleed. SMH News flack Yoda. Everyone’s angry. Good job.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsU-uUzy9yI

  • Robert Teixeira

    PS. Kenobi was the Master Jedi not Yoda. Yoda had fear, a path to the dark side. Kenobi didn’t.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W97ZnS-Adnw

  • Robert Teixeira

    but where is the trail leading OB 1 “Godless” Kenobi?

    • The Bridgeport Kid

      Hopefully the trail of bread crumbs will lead to a gingerbread house were you will be eaten.

      • Robert Teixeira

        Why would you like to see me eaten. I feel sad for you. That’s the Godless in you. Much anger and hate in you there is.

        Bye Felicia.

        • The Bridgeport Kid

          Whatever, Bobby Sue.

          • Robert Teixeira

            It’s Peggy Sue. One of my Favorites.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfu_gfPBPWc

            Your people (Godless Liberals) must be proud of you. Good job. :)

          • The Bridgeport Kid

            Your mother must be oroud, she raised a perfectly stupod asshole. Should have drowned you at birth.

          • Robert Teixeira

            Considering, were I was, a stupid asshole is an improvement. Why so much anger in you? For a Godless liberal you’re pretty shallow. I always though Godless Liberals encourage intellect debates. But all you do is call me a stupid asshole. They must be proud of you.

          • The Bridgeport Kid

            Whatever. You’re a cross between a whore and a computer: a fucking know-it-all.

          • Robert Teixeira

            Why am I as a fucking know it all for my views and opinion over your views and opinions? Is that Whore a chick with a dick and does “she” do anal? Hey your a Godless Liberal. Why do Guys like anal so much? They do know what comes out of that HO. , Thank you Jusus. :)

          • The Bridgeport Kid

            Thanks for the Christmas cheer, Mr. Peabody. Give Sherman our warmest regards.

  • Robert Teixeira

    Who’s our? The other Godless Liberals? I’ll do my best to easy that anger in you. How’s that science treating your Godless Liberals cause? Sherman says hi.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgpUc6bUagA

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