Monday, June 14th, 2010
if you are fed up with the system in the u.s. put a monkeywrench in it by either voting for alvin greene for the u.s. senate (if you live in south carolina) or donating money to the man. click here to see a copy of his campaign flyer which reads: ‘lets get south carolina back to work. creating good paying jobs for south carolina. better education for our children. justice in the judical system.’ –what’s not to agree with.
donations can be sent to the address listed for alvin greene that appears on the south carolina democratic party website. which is:
Alvin M. Greene
PO Box 511
Manning, SC 29102
Saturday, June 12th, 2010
not gone as in a mafioso kinda way. here’s a little background. alvin greene, a 13 year veteran of the military won 59% of the vote in the south carolina democratic primary for the u.s. senate last week. greene, despite having spent less than 2 thousand dollars on his campaign handily won the primary. one would think that the dems would be excited that a black guy with a very limited budget beat out a white guy with loads of campaign money. and could be the first african american senator from the southern u.s. since reconstruction.
but people, including representative james clyburn, house whip in congress –who is also black, is demanding an investigation. he and other members of the democratic party have asked alvin greene to pull out of the race. apparently the plain spoken greene is getting a bit under their collar. and they think he cannot win. not just because he’s got no money. but also because of a pending trial that could land him in prison. and maybe also for the dems, alvin greene is too black for them. whatever that means. remember back to 2007 when barack obama wasn’t black enough? where is this world going?
shouldn’t greene having won despite the odds be a testament to the great political system in the u.s.? the triump of the little guy over the big machine? wouldn’t it be great if he could beat the odds and win in november too? alvin greene won the south carolina primary carrying 59% of the vote. how cool is that?