Surviving slavery, segregation and discrimination has forged a special pride in African-Americans. Now some are saying this hard-earned pride has become prejudice in the form of blind loyalty to President Barack Obama. Are black people supporting Obama mainly because he's black? If race is just one factor in blacks' support of Obama, does that make them racist? Can blacks' support for Obama be compared with white voters who may favor his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, because he's white?
Comments: Mr. Jackson makes a rather superficial argument that yes, blacks support 0bama because he's black, but that's cool because it's a black thing. In other words, this is just a screed that justifies rampant & overt racism among many blacks. I find his inference that white people support Romneny only because he's white to be particularly offensive.
Of course they do. Not all, not by any means - but the majority.
Do white liberals support Obama because he's black? You bet they do. That's the reason he was elected: to be America's First Black President. That was the main thing for many liberals and most of the media. The race angle is STILL the main thing for some of them. One thing we have to give Obama, however: he has run that excuse into the ground and caused a lot of people to have second thoughts about skin color as a qualification for the presidency(or anything else). Maybe it wasn't such a smart idea after all to elect an affirmative action president just so people could feel good about themselves that they were not prejudiced.
Wait, how can you say or think that??? Wasn't it Dr. Martin Luther king who, in his great "I Have a Dream Speech" on the National Mall, said "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today". Dr. King must be rolling in his grave!!!
A better idea would be to compare the ratio of black people who voted for Obama versus white people who voted for Obama. Millions of white people voted for Obama but how many black people voted for McCain?
Yes, most black people voted for Obama because he is black. So did many white people, for the same reason. However I have a feeling that this sort of largesse on the part of American voters will not happen again. This feel-good effort attempting to prove that white people are not racists was a huge failure, not because Obama is black but because he is unqualified and because of that we are reaping the whirlwind.
Duh! Blacks got on board after all those Black voters in Iowa gave him a win in Iowa and they started believing he could get the nomination! But as I said on a post last week, he's failed Americans in general, and Blacks in particular during his term...it's as if Jackie Robinson was the first, but average only .150 a season for 4 seasons, and not the MVP as he was. We now know he can't "bring it"...The increased turnout of Black women and youth he benefitted from in 2008 will not be repeated in 2012.
It's not just obama. Look at the article posted below about Jesse Jackson Jr likely being re-elected. Blacks deserve better than these two. They should vote Romney. It's cool to pick the white guy, yo.
For most blacks, Obama is the best of all possible worlds. A black plantation owner. They still need to be slaves and this owner will give them what they want. Better free housing, food, and no need to tend the crops. Some individuals have gone past this to enjoy the blessings of freedom but most stay on the liberal plantation of indoctrination through government, schools, and media. Unfortunately, all they're getting is socialist doctrine.
#18, you can see her look-alike over 100 times a day if you're moving about SW Los Angeles...ditto with Clint Eastwood's wife who is Black...Stacey she has Afro-Barbados roots and is half Mexican American...the Black/Hispanic mix is becoming increasingly common in LA...
Never heard of Stacey Dash until yesterday . . she's hot. According to her bio, "She is of Bajan, African American, and Mexican descent". She's too attractive and smart to have to play the black victim role, hence her decision to think for herself.
#2 poses the right question, and the answer is that black voters as a general rule do not support black GOP candidates. Black voters in PA went overwhelmingly for Ed Rendell over Lynn Swann for Governor here some years back. How much black support is there for Allen West or anyone else who dares step off the Democrat plantation? Is Condi a sought-after speaker to black groups, is Thomas Sowell revered as he should be in the black community? You have to be black and a racialist (translation: Democrat) to receive black support.
What a waste of cyberspace. Of course, Black people proved their loyalty and voted for Obama because he's (sort of) Black. Of course, a lot of White people proved they're (sort of) not racist by voting for him.
Can we all just grow up now and vote for the one who actually knows what he's doing? And maybe help ALL of us have a better life instead of only focusing in on "what's in it for me"?.
As a Black male, when I tell people I have no intention of returning 0bama to the White House, my peers often look at me as if I had a third eye growing from my forehead. Problem is, not only are most of my peers often *CLUELESS* on subjects such as Benghazi, Solyndra or "Fast and Furious", they usually can't even mount a coherent defense of The Won's policies (usually because of that same cluelessness). If a White guy was guilty of the same screw-ups as the 0bama administration, they'd demand his head on a pike. But the Emporer With No Clothes seems to get a pass on all this stuff. Why?
Do they vote for him just because he's Black? Well, I can't find any other explanation.
The blacks supported the Mulatto Kid even though he has little black blood but he looks like them, so it's OK.
The whites supported the Mulatto Kid because they are liberal leftists who think it's cool to support blacks no matter that they are inexperienced, arrogant and liars.
Voters in the US are not the sharpest tacks in the drawer. They are too easily led by smooth-talking, attractive looking people who have no brains and no experience to speak of. Why they throw their vote and their money on such poor candidates is quite astounding.
We all know, as a race, 90% of all black people traditionally vote for the Democratic candidates. With Obama running in 2008, very few black people failed to vote for him. And that is understandable.
But the situation has changed in that people know more about him, and we all have had the opportunity to understand the direction he is taking and wants to take our nation.
It is not racist to say no thanks. I don't like what you want to do because I think you are wrong. And I can honestly say it has nothing to do with the color of his skin.
The worst thing I hear black people say is that they think Obama cares about them. My observation is that there has never been a president or presidential candidate that cared less for black people. Otherwise he would have worked to rebuild the black family and given priority to programs that help black men find jobs.
Obama has made a career using the color of his skin, his liberal white friends, and the exploitation of black people to achieve political success, and become personally very wealthy.
If say black conservative Thomas Sowell was running for President against say Joe Biden with Joe offering Obamaphones, Obamaflat-screens, ObamaCar-payments, I think that more blacks would vote for the guy handing out the free stuff. Plus they would really dig those store-bought choppers.
The only thing worse than being a poorly educated, poorly trained and poorly paid dud is being all that with no one to blame except yourself and your own laziness. Hitler figured that out in Germany and the masses were more than happy to blame the Jews. Obama, Sharpton, Jesse Jackson have successfully placed the blame on the whites .Except, of course those clear-eyed brave white liberals who will be kind enough to tell you what to do and who to blame. And, of course, free 'Bama fo's and free foo stamps.
The answer is yes - and what would I be called if I voted for Romney just because he's white (and that is not the reason I'm voting for Romney/Ryan - I would vote for a conservative black or hispanic if they were running).
#18, really? Stacy is racially and ethnically mixed but identifies as Black because it it's probably the most in her racial blend.
Obama is 50% white and %50 black. That his father was Arab is not an argument. Arab is not a race. He's still 50% black if you believe his father was the other guy. In any event, Obama has strong Arabic associations and blacks have no clue they are used for political gain and serve no other purpose to them other than to get the vote. Why they don't get the perpetual joke is beyond me.
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