Michigan State Rep. Leaves Democratic Party, Accuses Democrats Of Not Respecting Blacks

bildeBy Victor Trammell

Michigan House Representative John Olumba (pictured) represents the 5th District of Michigan in the state legislature.

Olumba is from Detroit, Michigan and has been a member of the Democratic Party his whole political career. He was elected to the Michigan State Legislature in a landslide victory after the mid-term elections of November of 2010.

However, today at a news conference, Olumba announced that he has left the Democratic Party. The 31-year-old law maker announced that his is joing the Independent Party. Olumba is the now the sole member of the Independent Urban Democracy Caucus.

Rep. Olumba stated that his reasons for leaving the Democratic Party include the party’s condescending treatment of blacks and Detroiters. Olumba also said the party’s failure to appoint any blacks or Detoriters to the Michigan House Tax Policy Committee motivated his decision to leave the party. At the press conference, Olumba said:

The Democratic Party has to start recognizing its most loyal constituents. We’ve been sterilized from the two most important committees in Lansing,” (The Detroit Free Press)

The Democrats in the Michigan State Legislature appointed Democratic House Rep. Fred Durhal Jr. (who is black) to the Appropriation Commitee. However, Durhal will have to leave the state legislature in 2014 because of term limits. With Rep. Olumba’s departure from the Michigan State Legislature, Republicans hold currently a 59-50 majority in the state’s House of Representatives.

 

 

 

 

34 Responses to Michigan State Rep. Leaves Democratic Party, Accuses Democrats Of Not Respecting Blacks

  1. Since so many rascist whites are in both parties, no negro should be voting a straight party ticket.

    Everyone knows that the independent voter is an informed voter, and works hard to get their vote.

  2. There are several other parties that we can join or support, including the GREEN PARTY…and others. The problem is…how much influence do they have to set policies or make laws, etc.

    In these times of the TEA PARTY fanatics and other extremists in Government who do not want to spend money for ‘social programs’ and who claim that they want to shut donw parts of the GOV’T….Black people cannot expect much from either side.

    The Democrats are battling the Tea-Publicans over this issue. Right now the TEA-PUBLICANS in Congress in WASH. are set to let the big budget cuts go through…laying off thousands of workers.

    Too many of our BLACK LEADERS AND POLITICIANS just don’t get what is really happening… I have read articles and seen them on TV or Youtube complaining about “What the Dems or Obama has not done for the Blacks….” They seem to think that the DEMS or Pres. Obama can just ‘wave their magic wand’ and fund services and programs targeted to poor Black folks.

    There are forces in the political world that want to turn back the hands of time…to the days before the Unions…to the days before Women’s Rights & Suffrage…to the days before the CIVIL WAR.

    We better wake up and smell the fanatical rightwing conspiracy.

    • I’M SICK OF THIS ‘WE’ SH8T. BLACK PEOPLE ARE INDIVIDUALS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, AND WE SHOULD MAKE INFORMED INDIVIDUAL DECISIONS, AND NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO LEAD US LIKE SHEEP.

      THE RESULT OF ALL THIS WE SH8T GIVES BLACK FOOLS AND UNCLE TOMS THE RIGHT TO TRY AND TEAR BLACK PEOPLE DOWN WHO DONT AGREE WITH THE STATUS QUO, AND IT LIMITS OUR FREEDOM TO PURSUE LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.

      BE AN INDIVIDUAL FREE THINKER.

      • united we stand, divided we fall. think about it! the civil rights movement was a success only because we stood together. no man is an island!

  3. If negros as you call it voted more they would get respect from someone. We are consistently being begged to vote in all elections. If your not a commodity no one cares about you. We are not taken serious because of our unwillingness to unify like all other races of people. We are our own worse enemy. The independent Party is a joke they have no power or platform. They pretty much strattle the fence without taking a stand for anything.

    • Samantha,
      I couldn’t agree with you more. We need to put the blame where it lies and stop blaming others. Even though our ancestors died so we may have this and many other rights that we enjoy today, we have just squandered them. Nothing discuss me more than every two and four years having to beg these negores to go to the polls and vote. It’s ashame…we needn’t blame the parties.

      • One minute you are “sick of WE” — but now you think “we need to put blame where it lies”….???? Double-talk.

        But it is OK to mention ‘negros” –???? Who is that?…?
        Don’t tell me it is “US” or ‘WE’….

        Your comments make no sense….and do not address the issue that is in the article where Rep. Olumba had quit the DEM Party.

  4. The Democratic Party is a joke and has always taken black voters for granted. They know that they don’t have to do anything to deserve our support because like sheep we bleep after them and take whatever c**p they dish out generation after generation. Black voters need to put fear into the Democratic Party by voting for other groups for a change. The Democrats wants us to be wholly dependent on them so they treat us like children. They do not respect independent minded black voters.

    • @Jamal, Right on!

      I left the Dem Party back in ’98, and became an Independent— it is obvious that these people take the Black Vote for granted!

      More of us need to defect in droves— that might get their attention

  5. he could have told the people who voted for him. now, he will really have to work hard to be taken seriously. he is acting like a “typical politician”, can’t be trusted to follow through on any “campaign promises”. wonder if this was his idea or the idea of his predecessor, who brought him to the people. hope he enjoys his one term.

  6. Jamal you are right on.

  7. shouldofpickyourowncotton

    JAMAL you are a joke.you are not suggesting that black folks vote for teapublicans or regular racist republicans.Jamal you are dumb!! There is only a 2 party system in racist amerikkka and black folks know who are their enemies politically and socially REPUBLICANS NO MATTER WHAT FORM THEIR COME IN!!I know you are not black at all.YOU JAMAL is IGNORANT AND IGNORANCE HAVE NO COLOR.FINALLY mr. olumba has chosen to be independent which means squat! HE will have to side with the REPUBLICAN PARTY who not only will disrespect him but don’t acknowledge he exist.Being an uncle tom will only get u so far ask herman cain 999 bullshytt.

  8. I see why the gentleman has changed parties. although I voted for Obama, only because he was black; I would have otherwise voted for an independence. Democrats or Republican don’t take black seriously but many feel here is no other choices. If we can raise up some real leaders with guts and morals without being money and power crazy we can developed a real party for all people and could clearly become the independence party.

  9. RE: “Michigan State Rep. Leaves Democratic Party, Accuses Democrats Of Not Respecting Blacks” by Victor Trammell

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-934357

    Both of the major political parties, meaning the Democratic and the Republican Party (the Republican Party has no good Clarence Thomas) have and continue to have contempt for the rights of U.S. born black men and women.

    More more important than political party affiliation is the essence of what it means to be an elected official, namely upholding the oath of office and the Constitution when serving blacks, which is definitely much, much, much less that meaningful when either political party, serves U.S. born black men and women egregiously violated by government.

  10. RE: “Michigan State Rep. Leaves Democratic Party, Accuses Democrats Of Not Respecting Blacks” by Victor Trammell.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-934357

    Both of the major political parties, meaning the Democratic and the Republican Party (the Republican Party has no good Clarence Thomas) have and continue to have contempt for the rights of U.S. born black men and women.

    More important than political party affiliation is the essence of what it means to be an elected official, namely upholding the oath of office and the Constitution when serving blacks, which is definitely much, much, much less than meaningful/handled competently when either political party, serves U.S. born black men and women egregiously violated by government.

  11. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/mar/30/nation/la-na-court-prosecutors-20110330

    ““Supreme Court rejects damages for innocent man who spent 14 years on death row” In a 5-4 ruling, justices overturn a jury verdict awarding $14 million to John Thompson, who had sued then-New Orleans Dist. Atty. Harry Connick Sr. because prosecutors hid a blood test that would have proved his innocence in a murder case.” By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau, March 30, 2011, Los Angeles Times
    The Republican Party also has at least one “sellout” and prominent black official who has been selling out the black community for decades, namely siding with rogue police officers and unethical city prosecutors while betraying law abiding black men or women egregiously violated by government no good (Republican in Name Only) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

    For decades, Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Los Angeles, CA, Compton, CA, New Orleans, LA, Oakland, CA, etc., etc., to where U.S. born blacks reside, are subjected to “Taxation without Competent” Representation.

    *********************************************

    Oath of Office: “I, (President, Supreme Court Justice, Congressperson, Assemblyman, County Board of Supervisor’s Member, Mayor, City Councilperson, Judge, ), during such times as I hold the office, I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States (the Constitution of the State of California, Maryland, Illinois, etc., etc.), against all enemies foreign (terrorist enemies of the U.S., illegal immigrants, un-American or un-Constitutional anything and everything, etc.) and domestic (treasonous individuals or organizations, any Police Chief who condones this and the Police Chief’s rogue police officers, unethical or criminal elected officials or public servants, illegal aliens or his or her advocates, un-American anything and everything), and that I will bear true faith and allegiance, to the Constitution of the United States , (State Constitution), and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.”

    *****************************************************
    “There are cases where an individual has been wrongfully treated by his government and about the only way, unless the individual resorts to court, and even in some cases the courts are not able to give proper relief, the only area or avenue open to the individual is through his representative. When you find a bona fide error has been made, I suggest that you make a maximum effort to remedy it. This I feel is a vital and important function of those of us in the House of Representatives”.

    Authors: Donald G. Tacheron and Morris Udall, from the book entitled, “The Job of the Congressman”, pages 65 and 66.

    (The above excerpt “The Job of the Congressman” holds true for all elected office officials)

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  14. YouTube: “Dr. Benjamin Carson Epic Full Speech at National Prayer Breakfast Attacks Obama’s” uploaded by FreshJuiceNews
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    The greatest deterrent to the malaise that exists in the inner-city (code word for black) is respect for, execution and enforcement of the Constitution and its laws.
    http://carsonscholars.org/contact-us
    Attention: Dr. Ben Carson and CarsonScholars(dot)org Administrative Staff Members
    For the first time since the Emancipation Proclamation, publication of the book title Theft by Court holds other Americans accountable to the rule of law where an inner city youth has been violated.
    “Character is doing what’s right — when no one is looking.” said former Congressman J.C. Watts.
    It is shameful that far too many elected officials, especially those who hold office in black America-the freest nation on earth, place very little or no significance on the Constitution and laws when citizens over whom they exercise jurisdiction are violated.
    The greatest deterrent to the malaise that exists in the inner-city (code word for black) is respect for, execution and enforcement of the Constitution and its laws.
    As a native of Baltimore where three of my children were born- two in Johns Hopkins Hospital and whose deceased husband was a grad student at Johns Hopkins University, my feelings about my native home vacillates from one of despair to one of hope with the arrival of Dr. Ben Carson whose efforts are supported by fact found in Theft by Court- Inglewood and Culver City Municipal Courts enforce black codes.
    Best Regards,
    -Esther M. Lofton-

  15. All Black people should leave the demo-repub party. The dems never demostrate or opporate as if there is serious and real racism thoughout America hurting Black people in all areas of America. Social and economic equality and the commitment to generate real opportunity to create Black wealth is never funded enough by the Dems to meet the goal. On the other hand the Republicans repo every opportunity imaginable to stop real economic, political, and social progress for Black people. This is why I see the two parties as the two faces of evil when it pertain to Black people. Many of us have called the Democrates the lessor of two evils the problem with this statement is it is not true. Evil has no lessor it is all 100% wrong!
    I like the Green Party it is much more in touch with truth. I like the Occupy Wall street movement as well.

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