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Has Support for Gays Cost Obama the Black Vote?
Speigel Online International ^ | 5/31/12 | Marc Hujer

Posted on 06/01/2012 9:33:12 AM PDT by SaraJohnson

By openly supporting gay marriage, US President Barack Obama has offended many of the country's African-Americans, who number among his most loyal supporters. Several of the community's religious leaders have even called on their congregations to withhold the support that will be crucial to his re-election.

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; obama

1 posted on 06/01/2012 9:33:21 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Pointless diversionism. Support will not change - immutable.


2 posted on 06/01/2012 9:35:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SaraJohnson

Stupid Headline!

How about, “Will Obama’s Support for Gay Marriage Reduce the Black Vote From 98% to 96%?”

He certainly won’t “lose” the black vote. I’ll stop commenting at that point.


3 posted on 06/01/2012 9:37:36 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: SaraJohnson

Obama could put on a white dress and marry Larry Sinclair with Michelle as his best man and his daughters as bridesmaids and not lose a single black vote.

It’s a funny world socialists live in.


4 posted on 06/01/2012 9:37:59 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: SaraJohnson

I equate this with the catholic Bishops in a huff about forced Contraceptive Insurance.

The Catholic Bishops pushed Socialism about health care until it bit them.

The Black Bishops pushed Obama and now he has bit them.

Catholics will not fight for their Church and Blacks will not fight for their Bishops.

Both the Catholic Democrats and the Black Obama rank and file will vote for Obama anyway.


5 posted on 06/01/2012 9:39:28 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Gaffer

For blacks it’s not politics, it’s personal. He is them. If you call him a failure you are calling them failures and so you are a racist.

Some Americans weren’t ready for a black President.


6 posted on 06/01/2012 9:39:51 AM PDT by DManA
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To: mrsmith

Hahahaha!


7 posted on 06/01/2012 9:40:44 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: SaraJohnson

But..but..I saw an article that clearly showed (in an instant!) that majority of Blacks now support homosexuality.


8 posted on 06/01/2012 9:40:44 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: SaraJohnson
HA!! The first Black Brutha President is a 'mo

Let's drive that home


9 posted on 06/01/2012 9:41:31 AM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: SaraJohnson

The only way Obama will lose the black vote is if he switches parties.


10 posted on 06/01/2012 9:41:41 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: SaraJohnson

Get REAL!! He could KILL another black man on the White House lawn and they would STILL vote for him!! COLOR is BLINDING!!


11 posted on 06/01/2012 9:41:46 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SaraJohnson

The only way Romney’s going to get more than 1% of the black vote is to pick a black VP. Then he might get 2%.


12 posted on 06/01/2012 9:42:32 AM PDT by DManA
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To: SaraJohnson

I sure HOPE so!


13 posted on 06/01/2012 9:46:30 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SaraJohnson

I dunno. King Louie expressed his disaproval over Hussein’s flip-flop.

And militant black racists are a huge part of the Obama Plantation.

So maybe Zerobama will lose a fraction of a percent or two.

Maybe.


14 posted on 06/01/2012 9:47:33 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Venturer

“Both the Catholic Democrats and the Black Obama rank and file will vote for Obama anyway.”

There is nothing that will convince the hard core democRats not to vote for Obozo or any rat.

They never allow religion, race, morality, patriotism or anything to stop them from voting for their beloved Rats.


15 posted on 06/01/2012 9:52:03 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: SaraJohnson

Lose voters? Maybe a couple of percent - Maybe.

Lose support & enthusiasm? Yes


16 posted on 06/01/2012 9:57:31 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: SaraJohnson

No more than it will cost hussein the Catholic vote. Expect next to zero change in voting.


17 posted on 06/01/2012 9:58:49 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Grampa Dave

I don’t think any of the black people who voted for him last time will vote for Romney, but I do believe a a % of them, maybe 1% will stay home because of this issue.


18 posted on 06/01/2012 9:59:51 AM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: SaraJohnson

When skin color trumps everything else... then hell no... it will not cost him very much in the way of the black vote.

LLS


19 posted on 06/01/2012 10:00:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: SaraJohnson

The only way Obama MIGHT lose the black vote is if he demands that they take responsibility for their own actions and demands that they get to work. Of course he would convert to Christianity before THAT ever happens.


20 posted on 06/01/2012 10:02:00 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: bill1952

Lose of enthusiasm equals less votes. The percentages will not change but the vote count will be less.


21 posted on 06/01/2012 10:02:55 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: SaraJohnson

He certainly nailed White Non-Breeders support.


22 posted on 06/01/2012 10:05:41 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: DManA
For blacks it’s not politics, it’s personal. He is them. If you call him a failure you are calling them failures and so you are a racist.

I'd disagree. Blacks don't support Obama because he's black - they support him because he's a Democrat. And blacks support Democrats because they are the party of racial preferences and freebies. If Obama switched parties and became a conservative Republican, his black support would drop to zero.

23 posted on 06/01/2012 10:07:58 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: skinndogNN

I believe that you are correct in your assessment:

“I don’t think any of the black people who voted for him last time will vote for Romney, but I do believe a a % of them, maybe 1% will stay home because of this issue.”

Maybe 1 to 3% will stay at home and not vote because of Obozo’s many failures for Blacks in America.

Hopefully, the stay home and not vote % will run high in the college kids and grads with instant unemployment degrees. That could cost Obozo the election in many swing states as the doped out Hopers and Changers voters insured his election 4 years ago as they turned out in mass.


24 posted on 06/01/2012 10:10:15 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: SaraJohnson

not in a million years


25 posted on 06/01/2012 10:23:48 AM PDT by chesley (God's chosen intrument - the trumpet)
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To: Venturer

I’d like to believe there are principled Catholics and principled Black Protestants; and that these groups will do what is right.

I hope I am correct.

Had they been principled enough, they wouldn’t have supported him the first time. But perhaps the forced abortion payments and homosexual “marriage” perversions will push them to the edge.


26 posted on 06/01/2012 10:26:20 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: SaraJohnson

Gots to be kidding right?
Obammy could be photographed in the act with underaged boys and blacks still would vote in the 90 percentile for him and he knows it. Jews, lesbeans and fags too.


27 posted on 06/01/2012 10:28:45 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: SaraJohnson

Given the option blacks (generally) will vote for anybody but the white guy, no matter how detrimental to their interests that choice may be. It’s tribalism.


28 posted on 06/01/2012 10:34:31 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: DManA

Just getting them to sit it out on election day would be enough to hope for.


29 posted on 06/01/2012 10:47:50 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: SaraJohnson
They are holding a meeting of the Blacks for Mitt coalition in a phone booth in Butte Montana. Standing room only. lol

Blacks(except for Condelezza Rice) vote democrat.

30 posted on 06/01/2012 10:52:53 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: SaraJohnson

no


31 posted on 06/01/2012 10:55:38 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i a m t h e m a r g i n o f e r r e r)
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To: FrdmLvr

I think some black voters will not bother to vote this go round. Not real sure if it will be much of a number....

Can somebody please explain to me why Obama’s being on the Down Low doesn’t matter to anybody in the media?

After what they did to Cain?!?

Sometimes I think I am dreaming....the media is a joke.


32 posted on 06/01/2012 11:53:54 AM PDT by Pigsley
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To: SaraJohnson

Wow. Delusional at best to think that would happen.


33 posted on 06/01/2012 11:55:29 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: skinndogNN

I agree they won’t vote for a Republican, but I think some number much greater than 1% will stay home.

Fine, that’s their right.


34 posted on 06/01/2012 12:07:35 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: SaraJohnson; All

Pastor Dwight McKissic from Arlington, Texas, declared, “Obama has betrayed the Bible.” Pastor William Owens from Memphis, Tennessee, decried what he described as “the homosexual community hijacking the civil rights movement,” adding, “I did not choose to be black, and you did not choose to be white — and homosexuals make a choice to be homosexual. So why compare what we went through with your situation? It’s not the same thing; there’s no comparison.”

Wow, this guy has his Christian head on straight. Wish there were many, many more like him...not only in “Black” churches, but in ALL churches. Were this so, not only would Mr. Obama not be reelected, Mr. Romney wouldn’t be elected either. Then maybe we could see a real conservative be elected POTUS.


35 posted on 06/01/2012 12:57:43 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: SaraJohnson

Nope - skin color trumps all!!!


36 posted on 06/01/2012 1:30:28 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: crosshairs
The only way Obama MIGHT lose the black vote is if he demands that they take responsibility for their own actions and demands that they get to work. Of course he would convert to Christianity before THAT ever happens.

A two-fer ... very well said!!

37 posted on 06/01/2012 1:57:38 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: SaraJohnson

Stupid is as stupid does...


38 posted on 06/01/2012 6:04:13 PM PDT by Kenton
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