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Do black people support Obama because he's black?
AP ^ | Saturday, October 13, 2012 | JESSE WASHINGTON

Posted on 10/15/2012 12:31:35 PM PDT by areukiddingme1

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?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; elections; obama; romeny2012; romney
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1 posted on 10/15/2012 12:31:43 PM PDT by areukiddingme1
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To: areukiddingme1

Yes and yes.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 12:33:57 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: areukiddingme1

Yes.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 12:33:57 PM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: areukiddingme1

Yes. Probably.


4 posted on 10/15/2012 12:34:44 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: areukiddingme1

Just ax ‘em.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 12:35:36 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: areukiddingme1

I read in a recent news article in the Rochester NY, D&C newspaper that they interviewed on black woman from the city, unemployed, low income, single mom who is voting for Obama.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/interactive/article/20121013/NEWS01/310140027/Louise-Slaughter-Maggie-Brooks-poll

Name: Jada Prescott
Age: 22
Registered as: Democrat
Resides in: Rochester
Voting for: Undecided/Obama
Jada Prescott, 22, will vote for Obama in November.

She said she doesn’t think Romney is going to do what’s best for the people. “If you’re going to tax the middle class for something that the higher class and rich people can pay, that’s just going to put us more in poverty because that’s money that we don’t have,” Prescott said.

Prescott, a single mom who is currently unemployed, said the Affordable Care Act will be a big help to her. She’s worried about losing healthcare if Romney wins and rolls back healthcare provisions in the new law.

“I’m really dependent on these types of things to kind of help me keep myself up above water,” she said. “It would really set me back.”

This kind of says it all, doesn’t it?


6 posted on 10/15/2012 12:35:47 PM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: areukiddingme1

Yes. Nothing else matters.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 12:36:11 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’ve been told, and heard, so many times, it’s really a common fact, and I believe it that the only people are racist are white. No, they vote for him because they believe in his agenda. And they aren’t racist, because black people are immune, they don’t see color, they are rainbow people. White’s are the only ones who can be racist. I heard it on the news.


8 posted on 10/15/2012 12:36:56 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: areukiddingme1

sho nuff!


9 posted on 10/15/2012 12:36:56 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: areukiddingme1

Watch you talking bout Willis?


10 posted on 10/15/2012 12:37:08 PM PDT by 12chachacha
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To: forgotten man

Jay Z says so.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 12:37:34 PM PDT by ully2
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To: areukiddingme1

Color has nothing to do with why I’m voting...period. Every time the left brings this meme up it makes my head explode.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 12:37:34 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: RochesterNYconservative

Sounds like she doesn’t want to pull herself out of the deep end of the pool.


13 posted on 10/15/2012 12:37:34 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: areukiddingme1

“...it has less to do with the candidate than with his party’s treatment of Obama...”

Absolute BS! “O” is getting the same treatment every single President of this country ever gets from the opposition.

Have minority voters never heard or seen the way Liberals behaved to either of the Bush Presidents?

It’s called POLITICS... if it is too hot for you in the kitchen, GET OUT!!


14 posted on 10/15/2012 12:39:14 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: areukiddingme1
FTA:

Clinton got 83 percent of the black vote in 1992 and 84 percent in 1996; the third-party candidate Ross Perot probably sliced away some of Clinton's black support.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA


15 posted on 10/15/2012 12:40:18 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: SMARTY

Amen!

“...the way Liberals behaved to either of the Bush Presidents?”

That used to really get under my skin, but you are right, too hot...get out!


16 posted on 10/15/2012 12:41:24 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: TexasCajun

LMAO!


17 posted on 10/15/2012 12:44:14 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: areukiddingme1

Awhile back I asked the question “Why does having black skin color mean you automatically have to be a socialist?”

A poster responded that back in its heyday, the Soviet Union had propagandized Southern big-city blacks to help start a race war. Looks like they did one hell of a job.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 12:45:58 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: areukiddingme1
Color has nothing to do with why I’m voting...period. Every time the left brings this meme up it makes my head explode.

How many heads you got?

19 posted on 10/15/2012 12:46:17 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: areukiddingme1

Is the Pope Catholic?


20 posted on 10/15/2012 12:48:56 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: areukiddingme1
Do black people support Obama because he's black?

That and the free "Obamaphone"...

21 posted on 10/15/2012 12:49:38 PM PDT by apillar
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To: areukiddingme1
It's just the final realization of Rev. King's dream, that one day people would be judged by the color of their skin rather than by the content of their character.

Yes, I know that's the exact opposite of what MLK said. If he had known what was coming, he would have said "Shoot me now."

22 posted on 10/15/2012 12:51:49 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: areukiddingme1

The statistics on that are clear.

Prior to Obama maybe 90% of Blacks voted for Democrats.

With Obama 92% of Blacks vote for Obama.

The only logical conclusion is that Blacks only vote for Obama because he is Black.


23 posted on 10/15/2012 12:54:11 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: areukiddingme1

Yes. Racists.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 12:54:21 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: areukiddingme1

Just as non-minorities are labeled racist for criticizing 0bama, minorities deserve the label racist for favoring him.


25 posted on 10/15/2012 12:55:39 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Brett66
Not so fast there, Captain Rhetorical...
26 posted on 10/15/2012 12:56:23 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: areukiddingme1

Fo’ shizzle


27 posted on 10/15/2012 12:58:49 PM PDT by Ignatz (Winner of a prestigious 1960 Y-chromosome award!)
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To: Ignatz

That was funny...


28 posted on 10/15/2012 1:00:06 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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29 posted on 10/15/2012 1:02:22 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: areukiddingme1

What rock did this person just crawl out from under?


30 posted on 10/15/2012 1:03:58 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: TexasCajun

31 posted on 10/15/2012 1:03:58 PM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: areukiddingme1

Well, duh.


32 posted on 10/15/2012 1:04:15 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: areukiddingme1

If the race was between Allen West and Hillary Clinton, or Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid, for whom do you think blacks would vote?

A pandering lefty who would continue the handouts - that’s who they would vote for.


33 posted on 10/15/2012 1:06:35 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: areukiddingme1; jazusamo
Quoting Dr. Thomas Sowell from a recent FR thread:

"If you truly believe in the brotherhood of man, then you must believe that blacks are just as capable of being racists as whites are."


34 posted on 10/15/2012 1:08:39 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: areukiddingme1
...Told that some saw her tweet as racist, she said that's not what she meant. "I was saying that as a black woman, Romney doesn't have that much that would make us want to vote for him," said Scott-Miller, who is black. "Because Barack Obama lives with three black women in his house, he knows about what they need, he knows about the issues we may be facing, he talks to black women on the regular."

Imagine where this country would be if we just all thought of each other as Americans. Generally speaking (95% of the African American Voters), blacks don't want to be recognized simply as equal Americans. Why not?

Can you imagine if a politician, regardless of race or sex suggested that no government form was allowed to list, track or keep statistics on whites and non-whites; that from now on all people in America will be tracked as citizens or non-citizens and we won't recognize race at all?

There would be riots. Most Minorities (95% of African American voters) are somehow proud of the victim status they maintain with a simple ethnic label.

Look at the quote above and see if it makes any sense when you remove all racial references. Any decision or opinion that is swayed simply by the color of skin is prejudice (pre-judging). Not all pre-judging is bad. Think of the college kid with glasses, a pocket protector, a bunch of pens and a scientific calculator carrying a computer case on a college campus. Would you assume this is a book-smart person at least? You have pre-judged and there is nothing wrong with that. Same goes in the other direction when you see a group of African American youth wearing all black, tattoos, pants low, baggy clothes, hats worn sideways flashing gangsigns at each other on a downtown street corner in a rough part of town late at night. Would you ask them to walk your dog? You've also pre-judged.

Until the victim culture in this country changes and some racial segments of the population begin to take pride in making their own success, it will never change. And democrats will shamelessly USE their own self image against them to keep them down.

DA-MAN is not WHITEY. DA-MAN is Liberalism.

35 posted on 10/15/2012 1:09:42 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: TXnMA

Bump! Dr. Sowell doesn’t mince his words.


36 posted on 10/15/2012 1:17:38 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: areukiddingme1
If race is just one factor in blacks' support of Obama, does that make them racist?

Only Whites can be RACISTS...Blacks support blacks because they have to get even with 'WHITEY'!!

37 posted on 10/15/2012 1:18:21 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: areukiddingme1

Does a bear scat in the woods?


38 posted on 10/15/2012 1:20:10 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: areukiddingme1

Ummmm...
“YES!”

Is there any other other reason to support him?


39 posted on 10/15/2012 1:23:43 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: areukiddingme1












People who support Obama, do so because they're EVIL!


40 posted on 10/15/2012 1:25:07 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: areukiddingme1

No. They support him because he is a Dem and at least 90% of blacks are Dems.


41 posted on 10/15/2012 1:25:10 PM PDT by kabar
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To: areukiddingme1; All

If any other president had numbers as bad as obamas, would that president get 47% of the vote...Unemployment above 8.3 percent for over 40 consecutive months, gasoline above $4.00 a gallon, 47 million recipients on food stamps and the national debt now above $16 trillion. Who would/could get reelected with those kind of pathetic numbers...seriously. The state of nation is alarming if this president is even considered a viable option.


42 posted on 10/15/2012 1:27:06 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: areukiddingme1

What’s black and white and red all over?

Barack H. Obama


43 posted on 10/15/2012 1:28:24 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: broken_arrow1

You stole that.


44 posted on 10/15/2012 1:32:50 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: areukiddingme1

I can’t even count the number of the man-on-the-street interviews where black people said the only reason they voted for Hussein is “because he’s black”. Lovely that we have so many deep thinkers who could vote on election day. God help us all.


45 posted on 10/15/2012 1:33:26 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: areukiddingme1
Not only do they support him ONLY because he's black, if there are any dissidence within the ranks, the black clergy in the next two or three weeks will stand in their pulpits and make a white vs black case to support him, just like Eric Holder told them to do in August. He probably promised them no retribution or loss of IRS status for their churches or the faith based initiative scams they are running nationwide, IMHO. They are just waiting for Holder's signal when Brotha’ Barrack sees defeat is imminent.

Just wait for the tacit approval of the race riots post election if Romney wins. The make will be that it's just the masses expressing their disappointment with the election and should be understood and we should give them money to quiet them down.

46 posted on 10/15/2012 1:38:34 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: JudyinCanada

“If the race was between Allen West and Hillary Clinton, or Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid, for whom do you think blacks would vote?”

Yours is the exception that proves the rule.

Blacks would vote for Clinton in your example because Alan West would be labeled an “Uncle Tom”, an “oreo”. He wouldn’t get much black support.

Blacks will support the black every time, with one proviso: if the black in question is not perceived as being “one of them” (i.e., the “Tom” scenario), they will “vote liberal over black”.

Thus the black backlash against Clarence Thomas, who was viewed by blacks as being a puppet of the evil Republicans.

Blacks aren’t 100% united in this behavior — there is a distinct but small cohort of blacks who seem to think more independently, and who try to escape the “racial gravitational pull” that draws the majority of blacks into a cultural world that is pointedly “non-Euro”. We saw that in 2008, when McCain won about 5% of the black vote. This time, Romney may win a little more, but it won’t be much — Obama will still win over 90% of blacks, maybe more.

There may be a number of blacks who are disenchanted with Obama and won’t vote for him again, but I doubt they will vote for Romney. They’ll sit it out instead.


47 posted on 10/15/2012 1:39:38 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: areukiddingme1
85% of African-Americans voting in presidential elections vote for the Democrat. In recent years only Clinton dropped a few points below that (because of Perot, probably). Obama could be as White as Mondale, Dukakis, or Kerry and he'd have over 85% of the African-American vote.

Probably more Blacks turned out to vote in 2008 because Obama was Black or half-Black. But how is that different from Catholics turning out for Kennedy, Southerners for Carter, or Greeks for Dukakis? Ethnic voting has a very long tradition in the US. But I guess if White people are accused of being racist for not supporting Obma, turnabout is fair play.

48 posted on 10/15/2012 1:48:11 PM PDT by x
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To: areukiddingme1

I am going to vote for the white guy.


49 posted on 10/15/2012 1:49:23 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: areukiddingme1

different qestion, same answer

did most black registered dimocrats vote for Obama in the 2008 dim primaries, and few black registered dimocrats vote for Hillary


50 posted on 10/15/2012 1:51:54 PM PDT by Wuli
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