Skip to comments.Do black people support Obama because he's black?
Posted on 10/13/2012 2:12:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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.
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Does a bear crap in the woods? :)
Looks like the AP needs a visit from Captain Obvious.
Why of COURSE not. And the Pope is REALLY a Lutheran!
As if that was a question. No, the question is if the guilt fed for over 50 years by the education establishment and the media and guilt ridden now whites support the mullato because he’s (allegedly, as we know) black? (And frankly, I don’t think that is a question either.)
I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
I say the answer is no. They support Obama because he’s a leftist. If he were conservative they would’nt support him.
many say that they proudly support him .
One vote no, so far.
Thanks for your feedback. :D
I would hope not, but suspect it is true.
In recent elections 90% of black voters voted for Demoncrats, in 2008 99% of black voters voted for Obama, I doubt very many would vote for Alan Keyes or Herman Cain.
P.S. that is not a misspelling above.
Whites should vote for Romney for the same reason. That shouldn’t upset anyone.
Is the sky blue?
Does a bear poop in the woods?
Is a frog’s ass watertight?
Is the pope Catholic?
Do turkeys stampede at dawn?
Does Dolly Parton sleep on her back?
I think you are on to something. If a conservative black were to run, he would probably get more blacks to vote for him than a white conservative, but still far less that a white or black leftist.
Does a bear.......
Is the Pope Catholic?
Does that look like the woods to you? Is the Pope Italian? It looks like a trail to me!
Obama phones, sidestep on the must look for work to get welfare law, Food Stamps,WIC, subsidized housing,every social program know to man.
DUH ! They fear Romney would make their fat butts work to eat.
No because he is a black democrat.
Does the sun rise in the east?
Nothing has changed.
I don’t recall black support for Alan Keyes when he ran for offices or for other conservative blacks. They might be proud of them but I don’t recall it ever translating into a real shift in votes.
Recall that he who controls the meaning of words controls the outcome of the discussion.
In the context of Critical Race Theory, just what, exactly, is meant by race and thus “racism”, “racist” and even “black”? We have a prominent case of race in that BHO told us in his own autobiography that in his youth he struggled with his racial identity and finally chose to be black. However, he also tells us that his mother was Caucasian and his father was from Kenya but listed as part Arab. In 1988, none other than Bill Clinton was
called our first black president by Nobel poet Tony Morrison.
If a Caucasian man can be black, and a person with a Caucasian mother can decide to be black despite the fact
his biological father may be more Arab than black or something else, then what, exactly is meant by black?
When Bill Maher, during a panel discussion on HBO complains that Obamas policies are half-assed because hes only half black. and that if he was fully black, Im telling you, he would be a better president., and that theres a white man in him holding him back, than what is black?
CNNs Soledad OBrien writes of a private meeting in 2007 with Jesse Jackson in her book, The Next Big Story. During the meeting, Jackson complained to OBrien, whose mother is a black woman from Cuba, that there werent any black anchors on CNN. She wrote, He looks me in the eye and reaches his fingers over to tap a spot of skin on my right hand. He shakes his head. You dont count, he says. She closed the section with [t]he arbiter of blackness had weighed in. I had been measured and found wanting.
Finally, Dr. Cornel West, whose official web site describes him as a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual, was the subject of an article in the May 18, 2011 Washington Post. Reporter Krissah Thompson opened with, Scholar Cornel Wests scathing critique of President Obamas liberal bona fides in a series of recent interviews has ignited a furious debate among African American bloggers and commentators.
These are all facts that anyone can verify on Google in 0.8 seconds.
References to race, racism and especially to black, in all these contexts, is clearly not about race. It is about ideology, socialist ideology. The problem is not how black all these people may be, but how RED. With that in mind, to a person who equates “black” with socialist, then “racism” and “racist” is only about people who reject socialism and socialists.
Does it matter if the candidate is a socialist/communist who parties with the 1% while blathering about 47% (for whom he does nothing)? Does it matter if the candidate is a proponent of aborting black babies, no matter how far along in utero they are? Does it matter if the candidate supports gay marriage, defying religious and moral convictions of some of those voters? Apparently it didn't in 2008!
Snip: Fully 96 percent of black voters supported Obama and constituted 13 percent of the electorate, a 2-percentage-point rise in their national turnout.
I wonder if blacks have read history. The whites have been enslaved at one point too. It’s too bad color of skin is so important to them.
The real surprise is that the “RASIS” obsessed here on FR are not voting for the Kenyan themselves.
I remember reading Dick Gregory’s book N***** in high school. (Not as an assignment, don’t worry.) He was born in 1932, and he said that when he went to high school football game, he would cheer a little louder when a black player got the ball, he was, he admitted, prejudiced (he meant biased). But he was not a bigot.
Late one night his car won’t start and he, his wife and baby were stranded in the middle of nowhere. Along came a motorcycle and a huge white “cat with a million zippers” got out and asked what the problem was. Gregory is a small man, and he was afraid for his family’s safety, but told the biker that his car won’t start. The biker told him to pop the hood, and he tinkered with the engine for a bit, while other bikers, friends of his show up. They all got involved, pooled their knowledge and resources, and got him on his way.
So, his message was, don’t judge a person based on superficial appearance. Look, white NBA players tend to be overrated, and so are black politicians. Let it go.
Once again, thanks for the feedback.
(trying to promote balance)
Though I wonder whether there is likewise balance in return?
I’d say no.
They’re voting for Obama because he promised them free stuff. They’re voting for Obama because he demonized successful white people. They’re voting for Obama because Obama tells them that their stupidity, sloth, laziness and third world work ethic isn’t their fault - it’s someone else’s fault.
Blacks in the US vote, in the overwhelming majority, for whomever affirms their worldview -which is that a) they’re blameless, b) they’re incapable of doing anything about their condition by themselves, and c) whenever they don’t succeed, the cause is always someone else’s fault. Those who don’t toe this line are demonized within the black community, so this voting preference isn’t the result of mere sloth and indifference. This position is actively taken and protected, which means that blacks in the US like being seen as violent, mendacious grifters.
Sometimes, the person for whom they vote is a white person - but there’s always an element of that white person’s character that is consonant with the majority black viewpoint. If a white person is selling a viewpoint that has at it’s core hard work, thrift and self-restraint, then the vast majority of blacks will have none of that. These positions run against their very fiber of their being.
Well, didn't the previous pope meet with a Lutheran mufti and kissed a Lutheran Bible?
That’s only half right. If it were merely a black thing, black people would support conservative blacks also, but they don’t. Obama is a black man who is willing to plunder the wealth of America to squander it in race and class division schemes. Obama is a neo-soviet who talks their talk, and pretends to walk their walk. ...They also support Obama because he is gay. He is gay first, and black last.
At first I thought, well, of course!
But then, if it was Allan West running against, say, Nancy Pelosi or Bill Clinton, they’d vote white in a heart beat.
Reminds me of the old hip-hop tune “Things That Make You Say DUH!”
I, personally, would be surprised if blacks didn’t overwhelmingly vote for a black candidate. Most blacks thought Clarence Thomas should have been confirmed and O.J. should have been acquitted. I don’t think it’s healthy for our society, but I accept that that is the way it is.
I wish more blacks would recognize that their real interest lies in opportunity, not hand outs. I know a lot of blacks who have self-respect and intelligence, and resent the condescension flowing from the likes of buffoons like Biden and the Clintons. But, they vote for the Democrats none-the-less.
I even know one black Freeper personally, he is a dude who has his stuff together, and he cordially despises liberals of every stripe and color. And he despises Obama and would never vote for a Democrat. But his kind are few and far between.
Does a fat baby fart?
Which raises the question: does Obama having won an election, change the situation for good?
Up until the last election, nobody believed a black could win the presidency.
Well a black man won the presidency. With a gathering of black votes from both sides of the aisle, and a huge bunch of whites as well.
I suspect the tide has begun to change now. Slowly.
Obama will still win a majority of black votes, but some will judge him. Because he won, and now is just another former president.
I believe Obama was necessary.
But I hope some blacks will use their heads this time.
Surviving slavery, segregation and discrimination has forged a special pride in African-Americans
What have they done with that Freedom, that integration, that discrimination.
There are a some blacks who have done well, the others call them Uncle Toms.
The others still need Affirmative action for jobs, they kill each other in gang killings, they are high on drugs, they live in ghetto’s the rely on welfare and free health care, crime is rampant in their communities,and they vote for more entitlements.
Some can be proud, others are just a pain in America’s ass, doesn’t matter, they all but 5% of them vote for a mullatto no one ever heard of who has no idea how American blacks live because he isn’t an American black, he was raised in Hawaii by whites,and never lived in a ghetto,never experienced racism and had everything handed to him on a silver platter.His claimed Daddy was not an American he was an African drunk.Yet they elected him just because he is half black.
Here in Pennsylvania we had a black football star (Lynn Swann) running against white Ed Rendell. The news reported that Rendell won the black vote pretty handily. Are there any elections where the black republican won the black vote? I can’t think of any.
I’m voting for the white guy...
wasn’t his mother whi....what? That’s not relevant here?
Blacks have been so propagandized that Republicans are all Klansmen and slave masters that they have a psychological block that prevents them from ever voting for the GOP. (Not to mention that it is no fun to be called "Uncle Tom," "Oreo", etc.)
So for the most part blacks support Obama because he is a Democrat. The fact that he is black does, however, increase voter turnout and enthusiasm for him.