|Foot in the mouth disease for controversial stallmigo.|
The controversial stallmigo hasn't done anything that merits a historical nod, but yet he's on Loserville and every other outlet bragging about him stepping foot in one of the nation's most populated cities to go bankrupt.
Stallmigo Rand Paul is a fixture on the networks. A little too much for the fellow Kentuckians, though.
He makes an appearance on Loserville Sunday and talks about his days in the Motor City and the president's healthcare law.
He claims that he's opened a Republican office in Detroit. The Detroit Free Press gets reaction from Michigan Democrats on the Tea Party politico's visit.
Democrats responded in a variety of ways to the stallmigos's Friday visit to Detroit.
The Kentucky Republican was in town helping the GOP effort to start reaching out to minorities in Michigan and to introduce his "Economic Freedom Zones" plan.
Paul plans to introduce legislation next week that would turn zip codes with unemployment rates over 1.5 times the average into zones where federal income taxes would be reduced to 5 percent, capital gains taxes would be eliminated and other incentives would be offered to potential residents and entrepreneurs.
But Michigan Democratic Party officials called Paul's involvement in the GOP's African American outreach effort "bizarre."
"Sen. Paul was a vocal opponent of the auto rescue, which saved over a million jobs, and led the Republican effort to shut down the government, costing Michigan's economy hundreds of millions," said state Democratic Party spokesman Josh Pugh.
"... It's time for our elected leaders to stop the tax giveaways, invest in communities and improve education."
Paul said Friday that he asked U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Detroit) to support the legislation.
Levin's response landed somewhere in between the positions of Granholm and Pugh, saying some aspects of the proposal could be helpful, but that he disagrees with much, "and probably most" of it.
“Targeted tax incentives, or removing tax disincentives for those who live or work in the city, could help as part of a strategy for Detroit’s future," Levin said in a statement.
“However, no plan can succeed unless it includes investments in public services and infrastructure, like education and neighborhood renovation, to help build a foundation for a safe and prosperous community."
State Rep. Thomas Stallworth (D-Detroit), who leads the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, said urban communities need more help than tax relief would provide for low-income residents.
"Detroit and other urban cities throughout Michigan don’t need this type of help," Stallworth said in a statement. "We need investment in our communities that bring good paying jobs, and funding for education and training."
Yeah, Republicans and the Black community are distant cousins. Very distant.
The party can barely crack over 10% of the vote. In the mind of most White conservative men, Black people are "natural born criminals". The continuous talk about the "knockout game" and "Obama's sons" are some of the reasons for the turmoil between the Black community and Republicans.
Currently, a majority of the Republican voter base is White American. While historically the party had been supporters of rights for African Americans since the 1860s, it lost its leadership position; the GOP has been winning under 15% of the black vote in recent national elections (1980 to 2008). The party has recently nominated African American candidates for senator or governor in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland, though none were successful. In the 2010 elections, two African American Republicans were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Republican Party abolished slavery under Abraham Lincoln, defeated the Slave Power, and gave blacks the vote during Reconstruction in the late 1860s. Until the New Deal of the 1930s, blacks supported the GOP by large margins.
Most black voters switched to the Democratic Party in the 1930s when the New Deal offered them employment opportunities, and major figures, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, began to support civil rights.
They became one of the core components of the New Deal Coalition. In the South, blacks were able to vote in large numbers after 1965, when a bipartisan coalition passed the Voting Rights Act, and ever since have formed a significant portion (20–50%) of the Democratic vote in that region.
In recent decades, the party has been moderately successful in gaining support from Hispanic and Asian American voters. George W. Bush, who campaigned energetically for Hispanic votes, received 35% of their vote in 2000 and 44% in 2004.
The party's strong anti-communist stance has made it popular among some minority groups from current and former Communist states, in particular Cuban Americans, Korean Americans, Chinese Americans, and Vietnamese Americans. The election of Bobby Jindal as Governor of Louisiana has been hailed as pathbreaking.
He is the first elected minority governor in Louisiana and the first state governor of Indian descent.
In the 2008 presidential election, John McCain won 55% of white votes, 35% of Asian votes, 31% of Hispanic votes, and 4% of African American votes.
In the 2010 House election, the GOP won 60% of the white votes, 38% of Hispanic votes, and 9% of the African American vote.
According to John Avlon in 2013, the Republican party is more diverse at the statewide elected official level than the Democratic Party, including Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.
For decades, a greater percentage of white voters identified themselves as Democrats, rather than Republicans. However, since the mid-1990s whites have been more likely to self-identify as Republicans than Democrats.
Rand Paul is condescending.
Out of one breathe he wants people to support "freedom". But in the same voice, he wants to take away that freedom from those who he wants to "help".
He has no accomplishments in his state and is very unpopular there. He has an disapproval of 38% - an approval of 32%.
Before I go, I want to to send my condolences to my grandma Gladdis Thomaston who just passed away Saturday. I will miss my grandma. And even in sadness and sorrow, we move forward. That's what I will do in the spirit of my family.