Skip to comments.Barack Obama in struggle to re-capture black vote
Posted on 10/26/2012 6:43:55 AM PDT by Zakeet
Dispatch: Barack Obama is struggling to recreate the magic achieved in states like North Carolina back in 2008. Peter Foster visits Greensboro to see why this time round, people are not as excited.
... When 19-year-old Jasmine Edwards reaches the doors to the voting booths at North Carolinas Agricultural and Technical (NCA&T) university alma mater of civil rights activist and presidential candidate Jesse Jackson - she lets an involuntary yay!.
Im so excited to be voting for President Oba-a-ma, she says, with the purest of smiles, I was watching the debates and I felt like he was really talking to me just to me on my own. He talked about school and financial aid and all that good stuff. I love the president. With just 10 days to go until polling day, this is kind of wide-eyed eagerness that Mr Obama is trying to whip up with his eight states in 48 hours marathon extravaganza tour that hammers home the 'vote early message.
This time, though, it doesnt feel quite the same. Its good, but it still isnt like '08, says Augustine Joseph, a 22-year-old Democrat campaigner watching the steady trickle of early voters arrive. Back then everyone wanted to vote, people wore their 'I voted, Have You? stickers for days afterwards.
Out on the doorsteps, however, it is clear that even among African-American voters the last four years of tepid jobs growth have taken their toll, with North Carolinas 9.6 per cent jobless rate above the national average of 7.8 per cent.
African-American voters are ready to defend Mr Obama blaming the global recession and obstructive Republicans in Congress for thwarting his plans but it is also plain that the audacity of hope has quietly evaporated.
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No matter how much Zero panders to his base, it is becoming plain that the audacity of hope has quietly evaporated
So what do we learn from this article? That even after four years without jobs and an economy that hits blacks the hardest, blacks are still making excuses for Obama and blaming their plight on Republicans, probably out of racial solidarity. Oh, and young blacks can be just as stupid and incoherent when talking about why they are voting for someone as young whites.
We know he has two votes: Colin Powell and himself. Guess he’ll have to work harder for the rest.
Black Americans are on their way to being “Adrift At Sea” for the next fifty years or so by continuing to back, support and vote for POTUS Barack Hussein “Muslim Brotherhood Adoree” Obama. Yes.....life on the Obama, NAACP & CBC Economic Slave Plantation is good, while the “The Obama Stash” holds out, which is not for very long. If these folks do not have this wired yet, they got serious problems. The fatal political and economic wound of continuing failed POTUS Obama will be, nothing, but self-inflicted, so....please, Obama supporters.....no complaints!!!!
Blacks are the most racist voting bloc in America. O will get 90% of their vote this year and he’ll still lose.
Struggling to capture it, indeed. The Race Card TM won’t work for him this time around.
Obama does not have to struggle to capture the black vote. He owns that vote. What he has to struggle with is to get them to the polls election day to cast their captured vote.Hopefully he is not successful.
(typical black voter). Obama has as many like this Negro as he can get on Food Stamps, free Cell Phones, help with mtg. payments that never should have been granted them....Obama wants "his people" on the dole so he can control the plantation.If that woman is any criteria of Obama's base....tax dollars are being misspent on education for starters...
Just anecdotal, but I work at a health facility where the majority of the workers are AA and black. I am hearing undercurrents of doubt, worry, and a lot of “Well, i’m just sure I’m even gonna vote this time” sort of talk. But they do work, and they are experiencing many struggles due to being on budgets, the high cost of living, etc.
I think they are disgusted, but they don’t know what else to do. They are still mired in their racist thinking and won’t vote for the white guy. So, I guess they’re all just going to likely take up their toys and go home, like a bunch of ignorant spoiled brats.
Who cares. This country will go on, with or without them. I for one, am through with them. They have proven to me how easily they are led, and where their true loyalties lie.
And it’s not with America. I’m not sure they are EVER going to advance in this country as a group. They are going to keep themselves down, forever, unless they see fit to change.
Vote for me, me, me BECAUSE I’m BLACK.
I think that horse is long gone from the barn and closing the gate at this point is wishful thinking for Barack.
“Please, Massa Obama, the chains I been wearin’ for the last fo’ years ain’t comfortable no mo’. Can’t you give me a more comftable set of chains fo’ the next fo’ years?”
If blacks and Hispanics go for Obama, if Romney wins, it means that Romney won't owe them anything.
So, if they want Romney to help them, they should be careful who they vote for.