â€śBean has been one of the stateâ€™s biggest Democratic donors and an influential figure in gay rights circles in the state,â€ť reports the Oregonian. â€śHe helped found two major national political groups, the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, and has been a major contributor for several Democratic presidential candidates, including Barack Obama. Heâ€™s also a close friend of former Gov. Barbara Roberts.â€ť
When you see Republicans or Republican events on TV, you see a crowd of nothing but White faces in the audience.Â Because of these optics, many Blacks feel that the party has absolutely no interest in Blacks being involved in their events on any level. Republicans and Blacks agree on the need to address the high unemployment within our community.
Itâ€™s time for all Americans to come face-to-face with a truth that all but the woefully ignorant and the intentionally ignorant are, at least to some degree, aware of.Â The United States of America has become â€śBarackâ€™s Worldâ€ť, and the rest of us are just living in it. The President of the United States is about one thing and one thing only â€“ bringing about the kind of â€śchange(s)â€ťÂ HEÂ feels this nation needs and if you, I, the Tea Partiers, the Democrats, the Israelis, opinion polls, the Supreme Court or anybody else doesnâ€™t like it? Tough.
Jewish parents living in a hostile land will prepare their children from a very young age for the unfriendly treatment they are likely to endure.Â Our Christian brothers and sisters in places like Mosul and Egypt will do the same, but here in America we have never known nor often have we taught the cost of discipleship.
According to early pollingÂ figures, Black participation in this yearâ€™s midterm was 12 percent, Â down slightly from 13 percent in 2010.Â Eighty-nine percent of Blacks voted for Democratic congressional candidates and 10 percent voted for Republicans. This yearâ€™s figures match the 2010 midterm figures for Democrats and represents a slight increase in support for Republicans, up from 9 percent in 2010 to 10 percent in 2014.