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Posted on 06/02/2012 5:36:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The wishful scenario many Republicans envisioned after Barack Obamas change of heart this month on gay marriagethe presidents African-American base, far less supportive of expanding marriage than other parts of his coalition, becomes demobilized or even defects as a result of Obamas stancealready seems unlikely to be realized. Last Thursday, Public Policy Polling revealed a 36-point swing in black support for gay marriage among Maryland voters, who will have the chance to legalize the practice in a November referendum, since PPPs last poll on the subject in March. Then, 56 percent had been opposed to the new marriage law and 39 percent supported it. In May, PPP found the numbers nearly reversed: 55 percent supported, and 36 opposed. By all indications, black voters werent abandoning Obama over an issue on which they disagreed, but adjusting their opinions to match his.
That notionthat our views toward Obama are stable and everything else is changing around themhas been at the core of Michael Teslers groundbreaking survey research throughout the Obama era. Last week, as PPP tracked opinion in Maryland, the Brown University political scientist was reviewing his own national polls conducted since Obamas switch, which helped moor the movement on gay marriage in a broader, deeper set of attitudes. Not only was Obamas support pulling blacks toward his position, it was also pushing a segment of whites whom Tesler categorized as racial conservatives away from his position. In other words, Obama had such sway over race-conscious voters that they adjusted their positions on gay marriage because of him....
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Speaking of Obama’s dog, has anyone seen him recently? Or was he eaten over Memorial Day?
It’s a sad commentary that conservatives tend to judge a man by the content of his character, but the concept is mostly lost on dem slaves. Reverend King gave it a good shot.
Like the German populace in 1938. They adjusted their views to that of their leader as well.
“Public Policy Polling revealed a 36-point swing in black support for gay marriage among Maryland voters”
Just further proof that many voters refuse to think for themselves. Playing Follow the Leader is much more convenient.
Don't buy into this leftist propaganda. It's a total fabrication.
Attitudes about homosexuality within the black community are extremely conservative - nearly bordering on 'homophobia'. That attitude is buttressed by most blacks' belief in Christianity, and is as old and well-established as dirt.
Obama hasn't caused a significant number of blacks to change their mind about homo sex. If anything, he's just alienated most of them on this one subject.
It's the height of arrogance, and even ignorance, to believe that this one man is capable of causing a large percentage of an entire sub-culture to shift their view on something that has been ingrained in their culture since time immemorial.
They still vote 90%+ as a bloc. Whatever resistance they put up will dissipate, just like it did when the homosexual lobby first tried to convince the NAACP types that it too was a “civil right”
Black Democrat voters have been hit harder by Obama's mishandling of the US economy than any other racial group, and they know it. There is a malaise amongst blacks about the upcoming election that is palpable.
The 'thrill' is truly gone for the Usurper. There's a real sense of betrayal in the minds of many blacks, which will translate into lower voter turn-out in the general.
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