Friday, April 18, 2014

Will Eight Million Obamacare Enrollees Neutralize Senator Cornyn’s Willie Horton Ad?

 Each time I viewed SENATOR John Cornyn's 2014 "Astonishing" primary ad on television I cringed. The ad prominent displayed of President Obama's black face seems to be an attempt to make him look like a criminal and/or a menacing black man.

 I believe that the purpose of the Cornyn's campaign ad is the same as the Willie Horton ads discussed in "The Willie Horton ad revisited 25 years later" post by the Grio. The Willie Horton ad "represented a new low in race-card politics, and the manipulation of white fear of black criminality—and an irrational and visceral hatred of black people in general— to win elections."

I hope that the fact that 8 million Americans signed up for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act aka "Affordable Care Act" "Obamacare" will end Republicans racist political campaign ads. More importantly I hope that Cornyn and the Republicans will stop using images of the president of the United States of America, Mr. Obama, as a menacing figure to energize its supporters.

Vera Richardson
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Racism? Yes Eric Holder ONLY Attorney General EVER held in Contempt of CONGRESS

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On June 20, 2012, I watched twenty-three Republicans all who appeared to be white Americans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee vote to recommend that Attorney General Eric Holder, an African-American, be cited for contempt of Congress. Seventeen Democrats five who appeared to be African-Americans voted against the unprecedented measure. Many will argue that this is a legal and/or political matter and nothing more. I believe differently. It was a racist act. Representative Cummings was one of the five African-Americans on the committee. Watching his face as he voted and watched others vote broke my heart. It broke my heart because of the emotional, spiritual, and financial pain that racism caused me as a child and an adult. Vera Richardson Preview my Civil Right Act 1964 memoir Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer