Could you imagine the outrage if there were an attempt to make sure a black candidate did not win in a "white district"?
Black leaders are growing increasingly worried that a white candidate might seize the seat of former Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson in the upcoming Illinois special election.
With a host of black candidates announcing their intention to run, the concern is that they could split the African-American vote and provide a plurality to a white contender. The worries escalated this week after former Rep. Debbie Halvorson, a white Democrat and veteran of suburban Chicago politics, threw her hat into the ring.
If we lived in a country where our federal government were actually concerned about disenfranchisement based upon race and other civil rights violation, the Justice Department would be turning the Civil Rights Division loose upon the racists trying to put a stop to this racist conspiracy to limit voter choice. But we don't have such an administration -- Barack Obama is president and Eric Holder is Attorney General and they are infinitely more concerned with imaginary racism on the part of Republicans and conservatives than they are with actual racism displayed by members of their own race and party.
Here's hoping the GOP runs a candidate -- a conservative black candidate would be best -- in this district to carry the message of freedom, equality, and civil rights to the people of this district that has been ill-served by a string of corrupt Democrats dating back to the Nixon Administration.