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? These questions have long animated conservatives who are frustrated by claims that white
Comments: Can a major news bureau ask a more inane question? With something like 95% of black Americans voting for Obama, this mental giant asks the question, "Are blacks voting for Obama because he is black?" Obama's policies are of the kind that has destroyed black families and for decades kept blacks in slavery to their plantation masters in the federal government. Blind black support of Obama is powerful evidence that black America is the most racist ethnic group in our nation.
Is the sky blue? I know black Pastors are trying to get their flocks to recognize that the same sex marriage and gay issues are against their teachings..we will have to see which God they choose to obey.
They aren't voting for him because he is a successful president,because he is not. They aren't voting for him because he lowered unemployment ion the Black community because he didn't (it went way up). So are blacks voting for Obama because Obama because he is black---YES. Is that racist? Absolutely.
As a teacher in an urban school district I can relate the following beliefs that they hold to be fact: 1. My students believe that blacks make up about half of the US population. 2. If Romney is elected "they" will bring back slavery. Even worse, their benefits will get cut. 3. 75% cannot tell time on a face clock, only the digital readout on their expensive cell phone. 4. Some believe that white people let Obama get elected knowing he would fail and we would never elect another black person.
There is only so much you can teach students like this. They hear this at home, in the church, etc.
Some do. There are, however, a number of black persons whom I have heard calling conservative talk radio shows saying that they plan to vote for Romney for all the same reasons that many people here cite: the economy, jobs, defense, the country's future, etc.
A black commentator once said: We hate him but we hate you even more. I think he was joking. It would matter if Snow White were the nominee of the dims. They'll vote dim because it's the party that takes money from the rich in the form of taxes and gives part of it to the poor and they pocket the rest.
Obama's failure and rejection of him has nothing to do with race. He's a socialist at home and islamic hugger overseas. Nobody put a gun to his head to be this type president. Socialism has always failed and overseas muslims will never become westerners,no matter how much you kow tow to them.
You can't defy history just because you think you're smarter than your predecessors. Socialism kills people's self motivation and has no where to go but down.Islam is built around racial hatred,maybe that's why the left wouldn't mind power sharing with them.
#5, the most unfortunate part of the plague known as obama is that it will take decades before a constitutionally qualified, competent black person will receive a major party presidential nomination. Every time a competent black comes forward, people will see an image of the sneering kenyan in their mind.
Number 5, I think perhaps your fourth item has some truth to it. With Obama we've been witness to the most corrupt, racially biased Justice Department in recent memory. People are going to remember Eric "The Red" Holder's policy of not prosecuting blacks, including the disgusting Black Panther incidents at the Philly voting sites as well as the highly illegal bounty on Zimmerman in the Trevon Martin fiasco.
Well, if you asked if they supported him because he is purple, I think the answer woudld be no. So if you try all the other colors you can think of, eventually you get one with at least a few more "yes" answers.
The good news -and it is good news- is that the question is finally being asked in the mainstream media. The bad news is that, to judge by the news item, the answers given are incredible nonsense. An actor boasts that he voted for Obama because he is black - and rationalizes this by claiming that everybody votes for people "who look like them." Others say that Obama is somebody to be proud of. All of them focus on skin color. None seems to comprehend the obvious, that the color of someone's skin says nothing about them as an individual. It does not tell us whether they are good or bad, smart or stupid, accomplished or failures, qualified or unqualified etc.
Blacks have their share of blame in the perpetuation of such crude racism, but the real villains are the white liberals who are obsessed with race. White liberals are responsible for elevating Barack Obama to the presidency because they thought it would be nice, look good and prove something for America to have her First Black President. The media pounded this drum 24/7. It was all about race. It is STILL all about race for some.
There are racists in America. Most of them are Democrats and on the Left. The racists are the ones who are obsessed with race, who are always talking about race, dragging race into every issue, and, of course, who go around accusing everyone they see of being a racist. Normal Americans are content to judge others as individuals, not as members of a race or examples of a group. It it the Leftists with their categories and collectivism who are responsible for racism as well as every other -ism today.
Only 99% of blacks will vote for Obama because he is black. The 1 % will vote for Romney because they remain true to their beliefs...no gay marriage. Others within the 99% have already come up with their justification as to why they'll vote against their church beliefs so let the stammering and stuttering begin. Rev Al and Rev Jesse will vote for anything and say anything as long as money comes their way.
Found out from one of my son's black friends, that his father (who became a muslim while in prison for a few years)is voting for Romney this time. The guy is a foreman somewhere in a wearhouse, but seems to get it this time around. Anecdotal, but was quite a surprise to me since the guy seems a bit militant.
Don't know if the MSM would even let the word out if they found their polls tilting off Zero even slightly in the black community.
Me and the Mrs. are as white as sheets...and we're voting white. Just like we did the last time. It's got nothing to do with "racist"...it's got everything to do with competence. McCain wasn't a 1st choice, but he was definitely better in the "I Love America" category than the Socialist Affirmative Action Community Organizer. Call us racists if you want to, we really don't give a shirt at this point. I'm not too happy about our kids, grandkids, and great grandkids paying for this dipshirts BS.
If a black Republican ran, he would get a slightly greater percentage of the black vote than the 1 or 2 percent that ordinarily vote Republican, but the number that vote Democrat would still be in the 90 percentile. If anything, many would stay home and not vote at all. They are brainwashed to vote Democrat. The fact that Obama is black only provided greater motivation for blacks to get out and vote.
#22, et al, Living in a small 'rural' town in South Carolina, I interface with a lot of black people, people who are good citizens, who vote. They are not in the tank for obama. Stop the racist crap and treat them like people.
I believe many are voting for him because he is a black Democrat. Whenever you see Allen West, Condoleezza Rice, Mia Love, Stacey Dash, Clarence Thomas etc. they are called horrific racial slurs by blacks for being sellouts, yet Robert Byrd, a white Democrat Senator was a self proclaimed KKK member is forgiven for his past sins of burning crosses and his hateful, racist speeches that included calling blacks the "N" word.
Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said pornography is difficult to define, but "I know it when I see it."
Progressives say racism is hard to define, but they know it when they NEED it.
Today's civil rights leaders and their Democratic enablers have unforgivably cheapened the truly heroic fight of an earlier generation of American blacks who stood against real racism when they had no leverage but their bodies, no power beyond their prayers for an awakened conscience among their persecutors.
I think the real answer here is that Obama was elected via racism: a vast number of white Americans who took great pride in electing a Black man solely because he was/is Black....no matter how unqualified, no matter what is iffy in his past. THAT is racist!
Last time, the Dems had a real fight, thanks to Hillary vs. Obama. WE were stuck with McLame. THIS time, we have a fired up Romney and Obama with a BAD first term. It was soooooooooooooo bad halfway through his first term, that even HE was saying that he would be a '...one term president...'. Let's not kid ourselves. ONE minority group in the USA can not elect a president. There was broad appeal, the first time out. Obama shot himself in the Hillary this time around, and have killed off her chances AND his. Romney/Ryan will have BETTER support across the board simply because folks can't afford another four years of Obama/Hillary.
If blacks support Obama because he's black, then it follows that whites should support Romney because he's white. Actually, since Obama is half-black, either half of blacks should support him, or all blacks should half support him. Which?
The real crime here is that the liberal left has been so successful at changing history, most people think Republicans were the slave owners and started the KKK and Jim Crowe and segregation, and a long list of other atrocities the Democrats began and held onto for a couple hundred years.
All of us need to try and re-educate our friends and neighbors and our colleagues at work and wherever about the real historical truth of who it was that has a history of grinding people under their heel for so long. Their attempt at rewriting history is successful because we keep silent about it.
I am white and I voted for Obama because I felt that it would help the USA to have a minority President. We voted fro him, wanted to support him, were happy that a minority individual finally made President, and he proved out faith was misguided. Therefore, this Nov I will vote for Mr Romney.
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