Skip to comments.Why Black Republicans Support Obama
Posted on 07/07/2008 2:45:34 PM PDT by abigail2
Recent comments by well-known black Republicans J.C. Watts and Armstrong Williams that they're conflicted about the upcoming presidential elections and are contemplating voting for Barack Obama have sent shock waves through the Republican Party.
I'm hearing many black Republicans echoing similar sentiments. They say that because of the historical significance of casting a vote for the first legitimate black presidential candidate, they may cross party lines. These statements don't surprise me.
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So that’s what like 6 or 7 more votes for Obama?
I really hate to say this.....BUT...putting myself in their shoes I think that it would be difficult, if not impossible to resist casting such a historical vote. I hope that they dont but I just cant get too angry with them for considering it.
well, there you go.....
'Legitimate'; God, I want to heave...
And this shi@ is not racial? BS. Keep this stupid crap up and the backlash might be huge.
Armstrong Williams yesterday said “of course I’m not voting for Obama. I’m voting for McCain”.
A truly historical vote would be a vote against the content of Obama’s character, not for the color of his skin.
LOL, I think that’s our problem, that little bit of empathy for them.......It will be the undoing of the United States of America.
That is pure bullstuff.
One does not vote for 'history'.
I have always bought into the idea that it was the content of one's character and the ideas one supported that mattered. Thanks, Watts and Williams. I now see that I was naive and wrong. What matters is RACE. Glad you cleared that up for me. I will endeavor to act accordingly in the future.
Plus all the Republicans voting for Obama because they don’t want to vote for a McCain.
Like heck, I can assure you I could avoid casting an “historical vote” for Mario Cuomo.
There is the crux of the matter. The very cause the “color blind” black activists (MLK jr.) wanted the nation to adopt is being cast aside by them in favor of....color. Amazing.
Where did you hear that?
It IS the color of one's skin, not his charater, that counts.
I am voting for McCain because he’s white and a veteran. I also don’t wish to spend the next four years paying for something I had nothing to do with and that’s called reparations. I am also not fond of socialist white reeducation camps and gun control..
Then you would join them in their racism.
JC Watts said the same thing, but don’t let those facts get in the way of a good story.
This morning on the Laura Ingrahm show.
Historical my butt. Then the same can be said for the ‘first transgender candidate’, ‘first pedophile candidate’or ‘first illegal alien candidate’
It’s all about $$$$$$$$ and the possibility of more handouts, more ‘affirmative action’ and the holiest of holies: reparations.
All this means is that Calvin Stephens was never a Republican, simply a political opportunist. He recognized the GOP was the party in which he could most rapidly advance in his self-promotion. Nothing new here.
I doubt they like Obama. They might not have considered supporting Obama except the GOP chose a liberal who depends on the Democrat Lieberman to whisper answers to him.
If McCain wins the nomination, he will be the FIRST Vietnam Vet to get to be President, and he might well be the last as well, because the rest of them are getting pretty old.
Of the two things that are important, and neither really is, I’d rather hang on electing the first Vietnam Veteran as more important than the first Black. After all, the Vietnam Veteran is so because of a choice they made, while the Black candidate was just born that way, and we don’t reward people for how they are born.
Which Republicans are these? Can't be the fiscal conservatives because Obama is a Marxist.
Can't be the social conservatives because Obama is a kill'em on the way out and 24 hours after as well.
And it certainly can't be the security conservatives because Barack wants to not only have open borders, and yes I know McCain has his head planted well up his descending colon here, he wants to throw away all of the gains made in the Middle East against jihadism.
So tell me, which Republicans will be voting for Obama the Marxist from Manchuria?
I bet we won't be hearing that from Larry Elders, Thomas Sowell or Walter Williams.
It sounds like their republicanism was more about find a “niche” that it was about principle.
Let them know.......
“One does not vote for ‘history’. “
Me? I’m voting for the survival of America, liberty, Western civilization and my own personal self, I’m voting for McCain like my life depends on it.
In 1960, it would have been pretty hard to find a Catholic who also was normally considered by his friends and neighbors as a conservative Republican, who DIDN’T vote for Kennedy that year.
May have regretted it later, but still, the vote was definitely for JFK that year.
As a black conservative, I am INFURAIATED that most blacks vote on race. It’s absolutely insane. Values and principles over color. Having a black person in the White House shouldn’t mean anything in itself. And it sure as hell shouldn’t mean that blacks become “better off” especially since it’s not the federal government’s job to support the well being of one group over that of another. Most blacks just walk right along with this insanity and it’s very disturbing.
I presume it's because they've been Marxists all along.
Voting for a person because of race is the last thing on my mind. I’m more interested where they stand on the issues. Voting for a black person just because it is their turn is ridiculous.
JC Watts said he was taken out of context.
Apparently skin color IS more important than qualifications. Even to black republicans. What a shame.
Just when you think you've heard it all. Sheesh.
I am a woman from California. I have spent my entire adult life voting against women from California. I vote for the candidate who best shares my values and so far no one who looks like me has measured up.
Better run fast or I’ll run over you...!
Black pride? Kind of sounds like the same reason that black jury acquitted O.J. It doesn't matter what they've done, or what they stand for, it's the color of their skin that gets the vote. As Donald Trump would say: Very shallow.
And therefore will unwittingly vote to invigorate Islamic Fascists who seek to destroy the United States of America.
and weak men who are ruled by their wives......
Instead of getting 10% of the black vote, we will get 2% this time. Whoop de friggin do!
It does. And just like Chas Wayne CT, I know whats up. We are going to have to win this one without a decent candidate. For the Gipper.
Blacks would actually be better off without Obama.
Well, maybe they changed their tune, Jesse is a stickler about his facts. I emailed them asking for sources...
I don’t know. I think they are pretty decent guys overall.