I honestly can't remember when or where I first heard it , but when I did, it provoked a somewhat knowing chuckle. Someone had said something about a concept he'd heard about called the J. So, earlier this week, not long after having to listen to former Mitt Romney wingman Paul Ryan blame voters from "urban" read: " black " areas for getting in the way of his putative boss's Presidential Victory Parade , I'm reading a post-mortem story about the Romney debacle where I took note of a quote attributed to a Romney aide concerning the campaign's belief that in , fewer "minorities" read: " blacks " would show up to vote than did in A higher turnout, this unnamed aide insisted "just defied logic.
George E. In an interview with a group of African American reporters last week, for example, Rep. Steve Israel D-N. He spoke of the DCCC hiring a diversity director for the first time, adding a national voter training director, creating an Internet platform for vendors of color and allowing resumes to be dropped off in the field. In other words, he talked about the kind of things smart butt White boys talk about. My fear is that another group of smart butt White boys will lead Democrats down the path of defeat unless the strategists reverse course. The upcoming mid-term election may be yet another example of Black voters never getting the credit they deserve winning seats for the party but getting an overabundance of blame when Democrats get their heads handed to them.
Remembering Lewis Grizzard: Columnist’s legacy lives on in redneck humor
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young says he erred in describing top aides to Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale as 'smart-ass white boys,' but vows to continue speaking out 'until they open their campaign to Democrats around the country. Young, who served as ambassador to the United Nations when Mondale was vice president, said he regretted the comment only because some people considered his remark a racial slur. Young said his attack last Friday on the aides came after a Mondale trip to Macon, Ga.
Click here for more photos from Lewis Grizzard's life. Grizzard was syndicated in newspapers, more than half from North Carolina to Texas, called by some the Grizzard Belt. His columns led to a prolific book-writing career with several titles making The New York Times bestseller list. The two were married four days before he passed away in