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Do black people support Obama because he's black?
AP ^ | 10/13/12 | Jesse Washington

Posted on 10/13/2012 2:35:19 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

...Are black people supporting Obama mainly because he's black? If race is just one factor in blacks' support of Obama, does that make them racist? Can blacks' support for Obama be compared with white voters who may favor his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, because he's white?

...Stacey Dash, who also has Mexican heritage, is best known for the 1995 film "Clueless" and the recent cable-TV drama "Single Ladies." On Twitter, she was called "jigaboo," "traitor," "house nigger" and worse after posting, "Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future."

...Twitter users are by no means representative of America, and many black Obama supporters quickly denounced the attacks.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012electionbias; agitprop; americanpravda; asspress; buttociatedpress; duh; imshocked; obamalegacy; race; racism; yes
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many black Obama supporters quickly denounced the attacks...

Bull crap.

1 posted on 10/13/2012 2:35:22 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Duh?


2 posted on 10/13/2012 2:36:51 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: SoFloFreeper

“...Are black people supporting Obama mainly because he’s black?”

Are there shootings at a BET awards show?


3 posted on 10/13/2012 2:40:26 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: SoFloFreeper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2944411/posts


4 posted on 10/13/2012 2:40:49 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: ozzymandus

Yup


5 posted on 10/13/2012 2:43:27 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: SoFloFreeper

“many black Obama supporters quickly denounced the attacks...”

Many more didn’t.


6 posted on 10/13/2012 2:43:27 PM PDT by trublu
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To: ozzymandus

Buddy of mine describes us as stupidists. Not stupidest although there have been times fueled by tegquilla but that’s another story. We won’t vote for certain people because they are stupid and the skin color doesn’t matter. Obama seems to fall in that category.

Now before the Racial Police come beating my door down to drag me away I would vote in a heartbeat for Dr. Thomas Sowell, Lt. Colonel Allen West, or Herman Cain. Educated men, not stupid men, who happen to have black skin.


7 posted on 10/13/2012 2:43:27 PM PDT by RonInNaples
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To: ozzymandus

LOL! Who mugged the AP?

Barry?


8 posted on 10/13/2012 2:43:35 PM PDT by fanfan ("But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

I don’t understand why this topic keeps reappearing on Free Republic. It’s nonsense on stilts. We’ve run black GOP candidates against white Democratic candidates in districts with large black populations and gotten next to no black votes. If Obama were a RINO like Romney going up against a generic Democratic candidate of any race, he would get next to no black votes. Blacks support any given Democrat (including Obama) not because of the race of the candidate, but because Democrats support freebies and federally-mandated race preferences from education, hiring to conviction rates and sentencing in criminal trials. Why wouldn’t a black person support any given Democrat? For a black person to vote for the GOP would be like an aristocrat voting for the abolition of his perks and privileges.


9 posted on 10/13/2012 2:44:45 PM 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: SoFloFreeper

Duuhheaahh


10 posted on 10/13/2012 2:50:54 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

do they support him because he;s not white[he;s not black]

DUH OF COURSE THEY DO , they’;re frigging idiots who have had their areas ruined, put on the crumbs the left throws out and only come out to vote for those who are not white.

I’m speaking about most as I know there are a few out there which have a brain and look at issues not color, something which MLK said to do and something which is ingored by the anti civil rights, party of KKK and party of slavery nad party of segregation Dem party

WHAT , WHAT’S THAT most Dem voters and blacks never knew the Dems history, well blow me down with a feather


11 posted on 10/13/2012 2:55:15 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Zhang Fei

You would think hussein would only get HALF the black support.


12 posted on 10/13/2012 2:55:29 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s all about bottom line pocketbook issues rather than the skin color of the political candidate. There’s also the issue of status. Black people want heroes outside of the sporting arena who share the same skin color. It gives them the illusion that they, too, could be somebody, if only they’d try a little harder. Remember the days when Rocky Marciano was the great white hope? Blacks want to have their equivalent of Rocky Marciano represented in every profession in the land - something that really isn’t possible without an assist, given the unbalanced distribution of raw intelligence among the races. At least not without legally-mandated racial quotas.


13 posted on 10/13/2012 2:55:42 PM 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: shelterguy
You would think hussein would only get HALF the black support.

Precisely. If the race of the candidate were the deciding factor for black voters, that would be true. But it's not - an Obama running as a Romney clone on the GOP ticket would get 10% of the black vote.

14 posted on 10/13/2012 3:02:17 PM 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: SoFloFreeper

Is the Pope Catholic?


15 posted on 10/13/2012 3:05:01 PM PDT by veritas2002
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To: max americana

Do da Black Bear shite in da woods?


16 posted on 10/13/2012 3:07:42 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: max americana

Did Tu Pac get capped?


17 posted on 10/13/2012 3:07:56 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SoFloFreeper
“Are black people supporting Obama mainly because he's black?”

Is the Pope a Catholic?
Does the wild brown bear $hit in the woods?
Is Joe Biden a lying, pompous, rude sack of $hit?
Same answer to all.

18 posted on 10/13/2012 3:08:15 PM PDT by Tupelo (Republicans, ...Are any of them worthy of my vote?)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ..
Re: Do black people support Obama because he's black?

Does Joe Biden crap in the woods... with a big smile on his face?

Feeling a little better but not out of the woods yet... as I have to be careful to not step in Biden Stool--

19 posted on 10/13/2012 3:08:25 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Do black people support Obama because he's black?

Do bears poop in the woods?

20 posted on 10/13/2012 3:09:09 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m voting for the White guy...


21 posted on 10/13/2012 3:09:32 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: max americana

You, Sir, owe me a new keyboard!


22 posted on 10/13/2012 3:10:27 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: SoFloFreeper

Does a bear ................


23 posted on 10/13/2012 3:11:34 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: SoFloFreeper

24 posted on 10/13/2012 3:21:43 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: RonInNaples

Agreed, and I would add Alan Keyes to your list!


25 posted on 10/13/2012 3:33:22 PM PDT by delcopatriot
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To: SoFloFreeper

Colin Powell does. There is no other reason.


26 posted on 10/13/2012 3:33:22 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: shelterguy

>>”You would think hussein would only get HALF the black support.”<<

Ha! - too funny - you NAILED IT!


27 posted on 10/13/2012 3:41:16 PM PDT by delcopatriot
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To: Zhang Fei

The relevant scenario would be to run a black progressive against a white progressive, both of whom hold identical positions on the issues important to the black community. This would happen in a democrat primary (sort of like Hillary vs Obama).

The black electorate would, I suspect, go for the black progressive candidate by a significant majority (”we need to support the brother for the purpose of advancing the cause for future black candidates in the future”).


28 posted on 10/13/2012 3:42:18 PM PDT by Let_It_Be_So (Once you see the Truth, you cannot "unsee" it, no matter how hard you may try.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Do black people support Obama because he's black?

Most of them do, of course.
That is one of the immutable truths of our time.

All the parsing, word play, delusion, political correctness, false indignation and refusals to accept reality cannot change the truth.


29 posted on 10/13/2012 3:46:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: SoFloFreeper
"I do not hate Obama because of the color of his skin";
"I loathe Obama because of the content of his character"!

30 posted on 10/13/2012 3:56:02 PM PDT by yoe (Vote for the Real American whose love for his country was NEVER in question.)
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To: Let_It_Be_So

Steve Cohen (D-TN) runs against black candidates in Democratic primaries all the time. Majority black Memphis is 3/4 of his district. He’s won 4 primaries against black candidates. White Dem candidates in districts with substantial black populations don’t get a free ride - they can’t win without the black vote, and many aspiring black pols run just because they think that they have the black vote locked up in the primaries. They are mistaken. Blacks will vote for the candidate who is best able to get them freebies and racial preferences. This is why there are so many non-black owned businesses in the slums. There are any number of black businessmen who would love to run those stores and restaurants. But black consumers won’t pay more to patronize black-owned businesses, any more than they will support a black politician who can’t deliver the freebies and racial preferences to which they feel entitled.


31 posted on 10/13/2012 3:59:14 PM 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: SoFloFreeper

Blacks will always vote for the party that absolves them
from personal responsibility, and promises to be their lifelong baby sitter and provider.
The fact that Obozo is black is just icing on the cake.

The big question is how would a black Republican fare against
a white Democrat.


32 posted on 10/13/2012 4:12:56 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: max americana

“...Are black people supporting Obama mainly because he’s black?”


What part of “YES” do people NOT understand?


33 posted on 10/13/2012 4:17:01 PM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: SoFloFreeper

34 posted on 10/13/2012 4:18:22 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: AlexW
The big question is how would a black Republican fare against a white Democrat.

Michael Steele ran for Maryland's Senate seat against a white Democrat. Maryland's black population is 30% of the total. Ben Cardin won by 11%. If Steele had picked up a mere 50% of the black vote, he'd be the sitting senator instead of Ben Cardin.

35 posted on 10/13/2012 4:20:59 PM 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: SoFloFreeper

According to most polls, 92% of blacks voted for Obummer. If 92% of whites had voted for McLame, it would have been a HUGH landslide. But then, that would have been racist.


36 posted on 10/13/2012 4:22:11 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: Bender2

yee haw !!!!!!!! a bender sighting!

week6 is here. it’s better than beer.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2943317/posts


37 posted on 10/13/2012 4:26:16 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yes.


38 posted on 10/13/2012 4:56:22 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (really good tag line wanted here.)
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To: All

Sometimes I wonder, generalizing of course, if the black “community” longs for the good ol’ days of depending on the plantation overlords.

They seem to keep hoping for a good “MASSA”, who will provide their daily minimum needs, with no demands that they work the fields, except on election day.

Then they must vote for whoever will forever keep them on the dole, and doom their children to a life not worth living, in gangs and addicted to drugs.

The only way I can think of to stop this is to stop all federal programs, including social security, medicare, farm supports, etc. If we return to making the family responsible for care of their own, maybe we could turn things around in three generations.

Obviously there would be hardship stories, but let’s let charities have a shot at what the fed.gov. has failed to do over the past 50 years, in spite of all the bureaucracy dollars tossed at “the problem”.

Ditto for schools.

I know, pissing up a rope, as usual, and being called a racist for wanting something better for the kids than a ghetto hell-hole.


39 posted on 10/13/2012 5:13:14 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: SoFloFreeper; All
What's the difference 'tween this Q & the Question: Do 88-95% of Mormons vote for Romney because he's Lds?

A 2008 exit poll of Utah voters showed they shunned issues in favor of "personal qualities" in voting for Romney..."personal qualities" was "Mormon talk" for "he's a fellow Mormon."

40 posted on 10/13/2012 5:34:07 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: SoFloFreeper

After the Biden-Ryan debate, the blacks, on FB, were jubilant with the job VP Biden did.....They clearly did not see the debate I did or they are delusional, and/or, racists.


41 posted on 10/13/2012 6:33:05 PM PDT by jch10 (America needs some R and R!)
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To: jacquej
ometimes I wonder, generalizing of course, if the black “community” longs for the good ol’ days of depending on the plantation overlords.

Via the vote, they are the plantation overlords. A big chunk of the community sits around doing nothing all day, and we feed and house them. A subset of the indigent supplements its welfare payments by stealing from or robbing the productive. They're not the slaves - we the taxpayers, black and white alike, are the ones yoked to the plow.

43 posted on 10/13/2012 6:50:30 PM 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: sergeantdave

If there was a thumbs up or a like to this post, you’d get plenty!!!!!!


44 posted on 10/13/2012 6:52:08 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: catfish1957

Sadly, this is what FR has come to.

You guys realize there are blacks on FR. That there are decent, dedicated blacks in our military? Or do you just forget about them when it’s convenient for you.

And shipping blacks back to Africa? Where? I was born here. I’m as American as you - my relatives may have even come here before yours did. I’m not ‘shipping back’ anywhere unless it’s to Virginia when I retire.


45 posted on 10/13/2012 7:20:44 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, store food, pray for the Republic.)
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To: radiohead
I honor your service, and as an example think that Colonel West is one of our best future candidates for POTUS.

However, for everyone one of you and Col. West, there are 50 who eschew the values of Snoop Dog, Obama, and Jesse Jackson. Sorry, but those are the facts, and you are an exception to the rule.

46 posted on 10/13/2012 7:33:22 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Absolutely. Will they turn out to vote their racism? Tough question. They want their freebies, but their interest is fading


47 posted on 10/13/2012 8:22:38 PM PDT by Figment
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To: SoFloFreeper

Only 15% of the Black community have involved Dad’s. 2/3rds of that 15% vote for what’s best for the country.

The black community needs more Dad’s!

Most of the white folks I know that don’t have an involved Dad vote for Momma Government too.


48 posted on 10/13/2012 8:31:16 PM PDT by bondserv (God governs our universe and has seen fit to offer us a pardon.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

different question same answer

was the black vote for Obama in the 2008 dim primaries a whole lot greater than the black vote for Hillary in the 2008 dim primaries


49 posted on 10/13/2012 8:32:59 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Zhang Fei

They support him first because of his welfare socialist giveaway programs. Being black is just icing on the cake.
Blacks would not give Allen West 10% of the vote if he were on top of the GOP ticket instead of Romney. 90% of blacks are democrats because of socialist programs. Never forget that Bill Clinton and Al Gore got about as many black votes as the Kenyan candy man. Also never forget that the Kenyan can get 100% of black votes and Romney can still be elected.
Whites elect the president. Whites outnumber blacks by 70% to around 13% of the total population, but if you were to look at American sports and entertainment you would think the percentages were the other way around. For the last 30 years the majority of blacks were born to unwed mothers and had no father figure in their life so they looked up to athletes as role models. You still see very few in highly technical fields, such as doctors, nuclear engineers, or aircraft pilots. The reason for that is the breakdown of the nuclear family and the democrats keeping them dependent on the government instead of self-reliance.


50 posted on 10/13/2012 8:48:58 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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