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Race Tue Jan 12 2010

Soldiers for Stroger Fliers


These two fliers have been lighting up the blogosphere. You see posts at Capitol Fax, Illinois Review, Newsalert, Chicago Current, and there's even one at Instapundit about these fliers.

Rich Miller mentions the flyer in terms of the news that Rep. Bobby Rush, who he says is "infamous for his race-baiting ways," will endorse Stroger. Then goes back and says that Rush would "have a tough time topping a group called 'Soldiers for Stroger,' headed by Gator Bradley, which is distributing some pretty nasty fliers on behalf of the board president."

For the County Board President's part in this story, at least he is attempting to keep himself distant from the messages on these flyers:

The Stroger campaign released a statement late last night denying any involvement.

"The Stroger for President campaign did not produce or distribute the flyers in question. The Stroger campaign does not endorse or condone this type of behavior or activity," it said.

I posted here a video about Black religious leaders attempting to drum up support for Todd Stroger. The concern there as it appears to be here is that without Stroger, blacks could lose the County Board presidency.

You know it just seems so easy to pull the race card!

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ks / January 13, 2010 1:15 PM

Interesting but extreme flyer. And because of this and all the crap he has reportedly done the last few yrs, with some exceptions . . .

In the Spirit of Black History Month and Dr. King's Birthday I Plan On NOT Voting Todd Stroger President! (He Didn't Offer ME a Job!)

Jamaal / January 13, 2010 9:18 PM

as a black man living in Chicago, I feel as though Mr. Stroger has made things worse for the county he serves. He has created and supported policies that push detrimental situations on the people that put him in office. If his supporters are backing him for racial reasons, they simply exemplify the reason black people are unable to get ahead in society. The misplaced focus on keeping a colored person in a political seat only masks the problems chicago south siders face. An economy plagued with ill practices, unskilled politicians and corruption government. In my opinion Todd Strogers presidency is a joke to our city just as Mayor Daley's . his presidency only deminishes the trust and hope we as chicagoans have in this system. A system in which high psoitions are passed down to the sons and daughters of these officials as if these practices are OK. A system in which governing officials neglect to attend to needs of the city rather than the glamour of being an elected official.

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