Skip to comments.The awkward co-dependence of blacks and liberal Democrats
Posted on 12/29/2008 8:28:26 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
So what exactly is the common political ground that Kennedy bluebloods share with the 90 percent of America's blacks who vote for Democrats?
A careful look shows the deep internal contradictions of the Democratic Party and the complexity of the political psyche of black Americans.
Ironically, despite Democratic Party rhetoric about economic inequities and wealth and income gaps in America, those gaps are more pronounced inside the Democratic tent than inside the Republican one.
According to exit polls from November's election, Barack Obama captured the vote of America' richest and America's poorest. Fifty-two percent of those with incomes over $200,000 voted for Obama and more than 60 percent of those earning under $30,000 did.
Our wealthiest senator, John Kerry, is a Democrat, as is our wealthiest House member, Jane Harman.
The nation's two wealthiest men, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are both, by all indication, Democrats.
What political aspirations can black Americans, whose median income lags the nation's share with these multimillionaires and billionaires?
There is little common ground regarding values.
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Why do rich white liberals and poor blacks both vote Democrat? It’s called “the custodial state”.
Not at its root.
The reason that blacks vote Democrat is simple: The liberals have convinced them, through careful manipulation over the course of DECADES, that Republicans hate black people. It reall is that simple.
I've posted this story before and I'll do so again. About ten years ago, I had a conversation with a young, female, black coworker. I took her through the Republican platform step by step, and she agreed with every single position. Then, I told her that she'd just agreed with every single position that the Republican party held, and asked her if that was enough to convince her to vote R instead of D. Her answer shocked me: "No... I won't vote for Republicans because they hate black people."
We will continue to get less than ten percent of the African-American vote as long as we continue letting the Dems run the conversation in that community.
When you’re rich, you can afford to be liberal.
You’re absolutely, 100% correct; (I would add that Blacks are taught in school, at the family dinner table, at church and in their media that Whites hate Blacks but that’s a topic for another day). I have to wonder if a lot of “Republicans” aren’t missing a point here. It’s precisely this belief held by Blacks and increasingly, Hispanics, that has doomed the “Republican” brand. In a post-Anglo majority U.S., a political party that is seen hating anything “not-white” can’t possibly survive.
at some point the question will be asked,
“who needs who?”
then it will be an issue of sorting out the race politics from the left wing lunatics. (acorn etc.)
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