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Black voters look to leverage their loyalty
Associated Press ^ | Fri, Nov 23, 2012 | SUZANNE GAMBOA

Posted on 11/24/2012 5:12:17 PM PST by haffast

WASHINGTON (AP) — When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day in defiance of predictions that they might sit it out this year, black leaders breathed a collective sigh of relief.

That encouraged those leaders to try to leverage more attention from both Obama and Congress. Although they waver over how much to demand from the president — particularly in light of defeated GOP challenger Mitt Romney's assertion that Obama gave "gifts" to minorities in exchange for their votes — they are delivering postelection wish lists to the president anyway.

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Blacks made up 13 percent of the electorate this year, about the same as 2008, while participation among whites shrank slightly to 72 percent and Hispanics increased to 10 percent, national exit polls showed. Black leaders point to that minority participation as they sharpen their calls for initiatives to address black unemployment, which was 12.7 percent when Obama took office, peaked at 16.5 percent roughly a year later, and stood at 14.3 percent in October. The overall unemployment rate is 7.9 percent.

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The enthusiasm of black women was demonstrated in Florida when more than 250 churches marched their congregations to the polls as part of the "Souls To the Polls" early voting campaign, said Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. A large percentage of the marchers were women, Campbell said.

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"....in Florida when more than 250 churches marched their congregations to the polls as part of the "Souls To the Polls" early voting campaign......"

A great movement of "a" spirit moved upon our nation.

1 posted on 11/24/2012 5:12:21 PM PST by haffast
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To: haffast
It looks like they come seeking their "gifts".

Here comes Bama Claus,

Here comes Bama Claus,

Right down Bama Claus lane

2 posted on 11/24/2012 5:16:24 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: haffast

large majority of activists are (black) women....

who have been trained the last 50 years to see government and now Obama as the family breadwinner.


3 posted on 11/24/2012 5:18:12 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Margaret Sanger must be laughing her ass off in Hell.


4 posted on 11/24/2012 5:21:22 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: haffast
0bama hasn't done one thing for black people.

No Hope; No Change For the Blacks!

5 posted on 11/24/2012 5:22:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: haffast
Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall:

"You guys have been practicing discrimination for years. Now it is our turn."

- From Chapter VI, Men in Black by Mark Levin

6 posted on 11/24/2012 5:23:40 PM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: haffast

7 posted on 11/24/2012 5:26:34 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: Jacquerie

We is in charge now.

That’s what a black supervisor once told me, and he was right.

Promotions based on race, hiring based on race, scholarships based on race,Helath care based on race.

It’s just the beginning folks.


8 posted on 11/24/2012 5:27:15 PM PST by Venturer
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To: haffast

African Americans will be now dutifully ignored for the next three and a half years. The definition of insanity comes to mind here.


9 posted on 11/24/2012 5:28:01 PM PST by fhayek
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To: haffast

So the ‘black activist’ comes home smiling after talking to a politician and her boy/girl friend asks her why...
she replies: “The politician says I’se impo’tant!”
(Changing the doctor in the old joke to a politician).

My point is they’re impotent and don’t realize it.
They’ll get nothing but a false high opinion of themselves.


10 posted on 11/24/2012 5:28:08 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: haffast
To coin a phrase:

"That's racist!"

11 posted on 11/24/2012 5:30:49 PM PST by stboz
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To: haffast

Wonder what their reaction will be when the brother in chief can’t deliver.


12 posted on 11/24/2012 5:31:16 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: RWB Patriot

“The white man kept him down”.

What else?


13 posted on 11/24/2012 5:32:17 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: haffast

Sorry Black voters. You have served your purpose by giving 90+% support to the Democrats. Now please sit down and don’t make any trouble. You will get no concessions, no help, nothing.

But remember to vote Democrat in 2014.


14 posted on 11/24/2012 5:33:31 PM PST by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: Salamander

I know what you mean, but seriously the sad fact is there is absolutely no one laughing in hell. those past days are like an eternity ago, and will never come again for anyone there.


15 posted on 11/24/2012 5:35:55 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: haffast

Blacks still voting for melanin content and undeliverable promises.


16 posted on 11/24/2012 5:39:51 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Eight years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: haffast

The highest unemployment rate of any group in the U.S... Yeah, Barack has done wonders for his most faithful constituency.

If you voted for Obama, you deserve the misery that you get. Unfortunately, the rest of us who didn’t vote for him are also along for the ride.


17 posted on 11/24/2012 5:42:31 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: CriticalJ
Sorry Black voters. You have served your purpose by giving 90+% support to the Democrats.

... and in return, the Democrats will let your community enjoy a 14% unemployment rate for the next 4 years - at which point, they'll be calling on ya again. Repeat.

What a trade.


18 posted on 11/24/2012 5:42:57 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Venturer
We is in charge now.

That’s what a black supervisor once told me, and he was right.

When white voters sit out elections while black voters show up en masse to support the winning candidate, we shouldn't be surprised when they start making demands.

Sitting at home on your ass has consequences.

19 posted on 11/24/2012 5:44:35 PM PST by Drew68
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To: haffast

Many of them can’t even see they need to lift themselves up ( this is mostly payback). It falls in line with the same radical teachings they are being told. ( The nation was built on the brow of slavery and they did not get a FAIR SHARE in the beginning. It’s more welfare checks they want. The are owed this) The dems have brainwashed people. The new democratic party is a cult. The modern republican party is cowardly and corrupt who have a message they refuse to adhere to. The good souls are holding what tiny thread there is remaining to society.


20 posted on 11/24/2012 5:46:21 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. .Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: TigersEye

He has promised to get even with the evil white devils who are responsible for their misery. The last thing they want to do is to admit that they are responsible for their positions in life.


21 posted on 11/24/2012 5:46:46 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: Venturer

A second term for our first affirmative action president...


22 posted on 11/24/2012 5:50:06 PM PST by TheDon (In 2012, American voters chose European style big gov't.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Souls to the polls”?

Whatever happened to black Christianity?

I guess it’s for abortion, same-sex marriage, and anti-semitism.

Nothing takes precedence over the melanin content...


23 posted on 11/24/2012 5:51:58 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: haffast

Well gosh, it seems that the next logical step would be a federally funded elite paramilitary group with spiffy uniforms, guns, truncheons, and trained dogs. I mean heck, what better way to “leverage one’s loyalty”.


24 posted on 11/24/2012 5:52:20 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

“color guard”


25 posted on 11/24/2012 5:59:50 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: CondorFlight

What ever happened to Black Christianity(and the Left split of many denominations)? This:

Dr. Harry F. Ward - the known communist “Red Dean” of Union Theological Seminary - NYC

Founding home of: “Womanist Theology” (Feminists), “Mujerista Theology” (Latino), annnnnnnd

Dr. James H. Cone - The Charles H. Briggs Professor of Systematic Theology Union Theological Seminary, founder of “Black Liberation Theology” who influenced:

Paraphrase: “Your Christianity is not necessarily our Christianity” - Rev. Jeremiah Wright

Rev. Jeremiah Wright - Black racist expositor of “Black Liberation Theology” and mentor of Dear Leader who admits that after 23 years wasn’t sure if he had converted Dear Leader to his form of “Christianity” and introduced him to BLT.....and that ain’t bacon, lettuce and tomato.

About minute 4:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RZsbWxUBc0w#!

Dr. James H. Cone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1X5sZ6Q4Fw

Leaving us with a Islamic-Black Liberationist-CommUnitarian leading us into a land of di-versity of “faith traditions”.


26 posted on 11/24/2012 6:02:33 PM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. ~Abraham Linco)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I should’ve added “figuratively speaking”.

More than likely, she’s full of useless regret.


27 posted on 11/24/2012 6:04:31 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Venturer

yep.

Just wait for your banker to start rapping at you. ...Now that we is in charge, wes go t ma this pla a suksess li Afreeka.

idiots.


28 posted on 11/24/2012 6:06:47 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: haffast
“in light of defeated GOP challenger Mitt Romney's assertion that Obama gave “gifts” to minorities in exchange for their votes — they are delivering postelection wish lists to the president anyway.”

So it wasn't an “assertion” it's a fact that Obama promised and minorities expect those “freebies”.

29 posted on 11/24/2012 6:06:47 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: haffast

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30 posted on 11/24/2012 6:08:24 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: obama
One sliver of joy if the maggøt usurper is allowed to flush our economy completely down the toilet and the EBT extortion cards quit working
will be watching the looter scum hordes begin to literally eat each other, and then seeing them mown down by the tens of thousands when they fan out.
31 posted on 11/24/2012 6:11:02 PM PST by tomkat (a million tiny cuts .. add yours daily .. be creative)
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To: Salamander

That only works so long. Eventually, even blacks will expect dear leader to deliver on his promises.


32 posted on 11/24/2012 6:12:01 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: haffast

Since we are going to need scads of new doctors under obamacare, just confer medical doctorates on all unemployed black people. That would be a nice gift from obama.


33 posted on 11/24/2012 6:12:05 PM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: tomkat

Ha, that would never occur. Sooner the dollar presses would continue to the point of a week’s wages needing a wheelbarrow to carry.


34 posted on 11/24/2012 6:12:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: RWB Patriot

Never underestimate how handy a convenient enemy is.


35 posted on 11/24/2012 6:13:27 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: haffast
That encouraged those leaders to try to leverage more attention from both Obama and Congress.

Hos, one and all.

36 posted on 11/24/2012 6:14:43 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: haffast; moder_ator

posted: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2962353/posts


37 posted on 11/24/2012 6:16:19 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: haffast

LOL. The laugh is on them. He doesn’t need them anymore! The only skill they had that he needed was to vote and they did. Mene,Mene,Tekel,Upharsin. The moving hand having rit moves on. Now he knows he doesn’t need actual people to go to the polls they are just a burden he doesn’t want or need. Outside of serving in the DHS they are useless. Of course, he will need some way to “manage” them. “The Trains”, probably. I think I can hear them now...


38 posted on 11/24/2012 6:17:08 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: wastoute

Barack might not, but Democrats in general will. If Democrats see him spoiling their pie, they will fall away from him in double quick time.


39 posted on 11/24/2012 6:19:20 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: haffast

In a matter of only four years, the United States of America, the nation of Washington, Adams, and countless other visionaries, has been transformed into a backward, corrupt, Africa-style sh*t hole sliding down the hopper of history.

Strange.


40 posted on 11/24/2012 6:19:43 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: 3Fingas

“If you voted for Obama, you deserve the misery that you get. Unfortunately, the rest of us who didn’t vote for him are also along for the ride.”

I’ve been saying the same thing ever since the “election,” but you word it so much better than I do.


41 posted on 11/24/2012 6:21:56 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: haffast

These faith traditionalists need to learn and experience the Magna Carta and try to fit in with it as that is the basis for modern man, his creativity , innovation and inventions
Inventions... everything from cadillacs to color TV.

Show me another civilization that has had this success.


42 posted on 11/24/2012 6:22:22 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: RWB Patriot

I seriously believe they don’t ‘get it’.

From what I’ve seen, since 2008, they’re just digging ‘the power’ they ~think~ they have and have been treating white people shamelessly.

The Wal*Mart strip mall is next to what used to be McMansions that are now mostly Section 8 housing.

After his first win, if you walked the strip mall instead of driving to where you needed to go, you were howled at and harassed by ‘yutes’ wearing their “OBAMA” shirts and hoodies.

It was nothing to hear “We in charge, now!”.

It’s settled down somewhat since then but I still don’t go there without hubby or the Dobermann with me.

It’s bad enough we have to deal with the nasty employees and ‘queens’ inside the stores.

I don’t think they understand how life works at all.

The only thing that matters is that check at the first of the month.

They believe they “deserve” it.


43 posted on 11/24/2012 6:27:48 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: haffast

What will the REAL (not cooked) black unemployment rate be in 4 years? Predictions?


44 posted on 11/24/2012 6:29:05 PM PST by Twinkie (ABORTION is GENOCIDE of Blacks & Hispanics!)
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To: haffast

What “leverage”?

The Dems own you.

You’ll vote for them next time even if they use you to wipe their butts.


45 posted on 11/24/2012 6:35:33 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Salamander

Name me ONE stable thriving all-black country in Africa.


46 posted on 11/24/2012 6:38:36 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: TigersEye; haffast

he’ll give the more free abortions.


47 posted on 11/24/2012 6:39:36 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: TigersEye

True, if anything Obama has thrown them under the bus, the Democrats have nullified the voice of blacks, they no longer have a say, they can vote Democrat all they want, it won’t make a difference, they are no longer a player, the other minorities have usurped their platform, Compton ain’t black no more, the movie “Colors” and the riots of the nineties look like they were something from another dimension, in a short twenty years illegals and others have changed vast swathes of the American landscape, blacks are taken for granted by the Democrats, they see them as their sole property.


48 posted on 11/24/2012 6:42:03 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sorry I stepped on ya. I searched for “Black” and “Voters” before I posted and didn’t see yours.


49 posted on 11/24/2012 6:44:55 PM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: Twinkie

“What will the REAL (not cooked) black unemployment rate be in 4 years? Predictions?”

The same as whites? >sad< (both as high)


50 posted on 11/24/2012 6:48:47 PM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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