Trouble at the plantation

Politics as they apply to the black community has never been based on anything other than getting "them" to the polls to get those black votes. It is well known that African-Americans vote overwhelming for Democrats - or not at all.

Therefore developments in the Deputy Joe Price vs. incumbent Kevin Walsh race for sheriff are not a surprise to me -- in fact it appears to be business as usual.

The Democratic Party designee for Onondaga County Sheriff Deputy Joe Price will face long-time incumbent Republican Kevin Walsh. In recent weeks published reports have linked Deputy Price to 60 postings that had sexist, homophobic and racist "overtones." These postings in question were under his Syracuse.com user name modman97.

Deputy Price has denied these allegations which had surfaced prior to his being endorsed by Onondaga County Democrats.

The Democrats, upon hearing this story, bust open like a pair of fat mans' britches, feigning anger. Not unlike an old Southern antebellum Scarlet O'Hara as she gingerly flips open her fan, "I de-clair, we don't know nothin' 'bout no racist in our paaaarty, we loves everybody."

Meanwhile back on the Democratic Plantation, committee chairperson Diane Dwire said in a statement, "The Democratic Party has always been based on inclusiveness, equality and respect for all. The office of sheriff deserves credibility and integrity."

Earlier this year Democratic officials were warned about the character of the man they were about to nominate for public office.

As far as "always being based on inclusiveness, equality and respect for all," ask "Common Councilor" Paulette Johnson, Marge White, Shirley Moody and Calvin Corridors -- these are just a few members of the African-American community that have served in some capacity as both Democrats and Republicans who've ascended to office via the Commissioner of Education route. This model hasn't worked for black Democrats

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