Ok, turn in your welfare card and we’ll give you 40 acres to work. What’s that? You don’t want to work…. Go figure.
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“I still think the slaves should get their 40 acres and a mule,” LeeRoy Carter, a black preacher who’s working to get out the vote among black Democrats for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) for the GOP primary runoff, told Breitbart News on Thursday. “I still think it, honest to God I do. Because we haven’t gotten it.”
Outside the Bolivar County Courthouse, Carter said he is delivering voters for Cochran in the Republican primary runoff but voting for Democrat Travis Childers in the general election in November. Experts argue that voting for a Republican in the runoff but a Democrat in the general election is technically illegal, but the strategy is the linchpin of a desperate bid by Cochran to use Democratic voters to prevail against Tea Party-backed state Senator Chris McDaniel.
In Mississippi, voting is more racially segregated than almost anywhere else. In 2008, for example, 88 percent of white voters cast their ballots for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), while 98 percent of blacks voted for President Obama.
And the racial divide is evident in Carter’s remarks. “White folks—and I hate to use that word—but they going to be back down there in the position that blacks was in, in slavery, if they don’t open their eyes and put the hatred out of their minds and go on get something done for the people of this country,” Carter said. “You can’t tie people down.”