And so it's panic time for the dems:Black voters' loyalty to the Democratic Party is no longer a certainty in Maryland, especially among young independent voters, several black leaders say. "We might be the last generation of unabashed loyalists to the Democratic Party," state Senate Majority Leader Nathaniel J. McFadden of Baltimore says. "The Democratic Party is no longer a monolith for the African-American community." Rep. Albert R. Wynn of Prince George's County warns his party's leaders that "black voters can no longer be taken for granted." Securing the black vote has become a critical concern among Maryland Democrats in an election year rife with racial politics:
Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, a Republican who is the first black to win statewide office in Maryland, has been lampooned as a minstrel on a liberal Web log, and Democratic operatives wrongly acquired his credit report in his run for the U.S. Senate.But in an even more interesting and greater sign of desperation, the democrats call upon their farm club:
The Democrat-controlled House has been lining up behind a bill that would return voting rights to 150,000 felons -- about 60 percent of whom are black -- in time for November's general election.It's panic time for the dems, folks. The days of vest-pocket minority voters, scared into voting democrat vis-a-vis the fearmongering of the possibility of losing the little scraps they get from government largesse, are waning:
"Last time for governor, I voted for Michael Steele for lieutenant governor," says Hubert "Petey" Green, president of the Prince George's County Black Chamber of Commerce and a lifelong registered Democrat.And the democrat suicide watch continues...
Black political, business and religious leaders say a shift is occurring, especially among young voters who are less concerned with civil rights and more attentive to economic issues.
"The younger black demographic is not as tied in to the Democratic Party," says Robert Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television.
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