Monday, March 5, 2012
Vince Morgan on THE PEREZ NOTES
"When you use language like protecting a historically black district, it's almost offensive to the other minorities who have been in that district, and who by natural progression of the districts have become the majority, in some cases, so by saying, we need to change the lines to protect an individual in the form of the incumbent, or a political apparatus in the form of an incumbents political machine, and people who he feels, should be in line to win that congressional seat, if he decides to leave, or retire. It's unfortunate, and unfair this congressional district has been minority Hispanic for years."
"The Hispanic population has been here for a long time, and has been growing they've raised their families here, and have just as much history, the famous stories of El Barrio, and salsa, and all of that in East Harlem."
"So the whole notion, that we're gonna change the district to create a black district, is really to me code, to say we're gonna create a district that makes it easier for our candidate, or the incumbents candidate to actually win that seat."
"We're like milk, we all have an expiration date, and you know Mr. Rangel is past that expiration date on the milk, you know, we need some fresh milk, and I'm that fresh cup of milk."