Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The Monolithic Black Vote -- and My Republican Dad
Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Larry Elder

Posted on 11/15/2012 6:00:02 AM PST by Kaslin

In 13 wards in Philadelphia, reports the Inquirer, President Barack Obama received 99 percent of the vote! A local Democratic ward leader outlined the strategy: "In this election, you had to point out to people what was at stake. And in many cases, they felt that the Romney doctrine was not going to favor the working man."

Obama appears to have held on to most of his percentage of the black vote from 2008 -- even though the black unemployment rate in October reached 14.3 percent. Emmanuel Cleaver, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, admitted: "If (former President) Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House."

Lower taxes, less government spending on domestic programs and fewer regulations mean a better economy for everybody. These were the policies of the '80s under Reagan. The results for minorities? In late 1982, Reagan's second year in office, the unemployment rate for blacks was 20.4 percent. By 1989, his last year, the black unemployment rate had fallen to 11.4 percent -- a 9 percent drop. In late 1982, the unemployment rate for Hispanics was 15.3 percent. By 1989, it had fallen to 8 percent -- a drop of over 7 percentage points. White unemployment, by contrast, fell "only" 4 percentage points.

Still, as one prominent black businessman once told me, "Voting Republican would be like voting for the Klan." When I informed him that Democrats started the Klan, he replied, "That was then."

In my latest book, "Dear Father, Dear Son", I write about my Republican father. "No poor person ever gave me a job," he would tell my Democrat mom in opposing tax hikes "on the rich folks who can afford it."

John F. Kennedy, an icon of the Democratic Party who pushed for deep tax cuts, argued, "A rising tide lifts all boats." Urging a tax rate cut, Kennedy said: "It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low -- and the soundest way to raise revenues in the long run is to cut rates now. The experience of a number of European countries has borne this out. This country's own experience with tax reductions in 1954 has borne this out, and the reason is that only full employment can balance the budget -- and tax reduction can pave the way to full employment. The purpose of cutting taxes now is not to incur a budgetary deficit but to achieve the more prosperous expanding economy which will bring a budgetary surplus."

President Barack Obama calls getting a "world class" education is the "civil rights issue" of the 21st century. Yet the Democratic Party -- and the teachers' unions -- fight against parental choice that allows one to opt-out of an underperforming government schools. This disproportionately hurts black parents who, according to polls, want the right to reject a bad government school.

And then there is the issue of what the welfare state has done to the family. My Democrat mom and Republican father did agree one thing: that government welfare made it "too easy" for the able-bodied "get on the county." And my Dad always said, "If you try to get something for nothing, you end up with nothing for something."

In 1965, Daniel P. Moynihan wrote a book called: "The Negro Family Case for National Action." At the time, 25 percent of black kids were born out of wedlock. Today, that number is 70 percent. Now 26 percent of white kids are born to unwed mothers. This is an indictment of the welfare state and a direct link to crime, drop-out rates and poverty. This is a crisis -- but not a death sentence.

As I write in "Dear Father, Dear Son," my "illegitimate" Republican father never knew his biological father. Raised by an irresponsible mother during the Great Depression in the Jim Crow south, my father was on his own from the age of 13. He worked two jobs as a janitor, and saved enough to open up a small restaurant in his late 40s, which he ran until his 80s.

My dad's wisdom was simple. Don't play the victim: "Hard work wins. Nobody owes you a living. You get out of life what you put into it. And no matter how you hard work or how good you are, bad things will happen. How you react will tell if me and your mom raised a man."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: barackobama; blackconservatives; blackrepublicans; blackvoters; larryelder; republican; vote

1 posted on 11/15/2012 6:00:10 AM PST by Kaslin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Larry is right on target here.

“The War On Poverty” begat “The War On Stupidity.” The latter is much harder to solve because stupid is a difficult way to go through life.

Ugh.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 6:08:25 AM PST by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Philly and Cleveland probably tossed all the votes out and simply sent the numbers in: All registered voters voted for Obama minus a couple here and there and maybe a vote for Romney for “realism.”


3 posted on 11/15/2012 6:11:17 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: struggle

What most refuse to acknowledge is that it was unlikely that ANYBODY could have beaten the voter fraud planned and perpetrated by the Obama machine. They seem to prefer pointing fingers, blaming Romney and blathering on about Patraeus' sex life.


Col Allen West; "I don't want to see America become like Zimbabwe where people don’t trust their electoral process. If we cannot trust the integrity of the voting system then we are no longer a free republic".

Col West has opened the door.

We must fight election fraud.

It falls on ‘We the People’.

Silence is consent

There’s overwhelming evidence of fraud.- Here


_________________________________________________

SARAH PALIN speaks out on Twitter about massive Obama machine voter fraud:

>Sarah Palin News ‏@SarahPalinLinks Between suppression of the military vote and voter fraud, Obama stole another election. http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/46302 …DEMAND A RECOUNT! #VoterFraud

>Sarah Palin News ‏@SarahPalinLinks People need to stop pointing fingers within the GOP and investigate the Dems' massive voter fraud and suppression of the military vote.

MITT ROMNEY TWEETS ABOUT ELECTION FRAUD:

>MITT ROMNEY in 2012! ‏@PlanetRomney #tcot The Competent Conservative: Elections Have Not Yet Been Certified, Here’s What You Can Do:

>> These electi... http://bit.ly/Zzam8Y

Here

Excerpt from Mitt Romney's reference:

These elections are NOT certified yet. The only way to get this investigated, much less recounted or overturned, is through the Secretary of State of each of the five key states: Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. EVEN IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE you can help. But it won’t do any good to dilute our effort to challenge California or Michigan or other states. Until a major group gets involved to do more, here is the plan: Contact the Secretary of State of the state in question. See contact information below...

Read the rest- Here

___________________________________________________



The website,'Barack Obama Vote Fraud 2012' is keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:

(Astonishing!) > Visit the site- Here
Sign this petition- Here

Another website:

Is There Enough Evidence of Voter Fraud To Merit a Recount? If you wish to add your voice, click here and sign the petition for a recount Here-

< Hannity and Col Allan West slam voter fraud Nov 12- Here

Photo of SOMALIANS brought to Ohio voting stations by the busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket- Here

Must watch videos!

VIDEO-- Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting- Here

VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers- Here

VIDEO- MICHAEL SAVAGE: How Obama fixed the 2012 election- Here

VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April- Here

VIDEO- Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud- Here

4 posted on 11/15/2012 6:27:00 AM PST by patriot08 (Native Texan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: All

Contacts

(1) Mitt Romney
http://www.mittromney.com/forms/suggestions
(2) Republican National Committee
http://www.gop.com/contact-us/Fox News
(3) National Republican Senatorial Committee
http://www.nrsc.org/contact-us/
(4) National Republican Congressional Committee
E-mail: website@nrcc.org
(5) FOX News
foxnewstips@foxnews.com
(6) FOX News
Friends@foxnews.com
(7) Rush Limbaugh
ElRushbo@eibnet.com
(8) Mark Levin
http://www.marklevinshow.com/contactus.asp
(9) Shawn Hanity
http://www.hannity.com/contact
(10) Laura Ingraham
http://www.lauraingraham.com/help
(11) Michelle Malkin
Email: writemalkin@gmail.com
(12) Newt Gingrich
http://www.newt.org/contact/
STATE GOVERNORS
(1) Rick Scott, Governor of Florida
http://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/email-the-governor/
(2) John R. Kasich, Governor of Ohio
http://governor.ohio.gov/Contact/ContacttheGovernor.aspx
(3) Bob McDonnell, Governor of Virginia
http://www.governor.virginia.gov/AboutTheGovernor/contactGovernor.cfm
(4) Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin
govgeneral@wisconsin.gov
(5)Tom Corbett, Governor of Pennsylvania
http://sites.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/Governor/govmail.html
(6) Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan
rick.snyder@michigan.gov
Please contact your senators as well.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 6:28:29 AM PST by patriot08 (Native Texan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
President Barack Obama calls getting a "world class" education is the "civil rights issue" of the 21st century.

The Democrats' idea of a "world class education" is a world class salary and benefits package for the same incompetent dorks delivering a substandard product now.

6 posted on 11/15/2012 7:41:02 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: patriot08

Previous posts identified the fraudulent voters as Ethiopian. How did anyone know what country they were from?


7 posted on 11/15/2012 8:50:57 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson