Skip to comments.Black voters look to leverage their loyalty
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.
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.
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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A great movement of "a" spirit moved upon our nation.
Here comes Bama Claus,
Here comes Bama Claus,
Right down Bama Claus lane
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.
Margaret Sanger must be laughing her ass off in Hell.
"You guys have been practicing discrimination for years. Now it is our turn."
- From Chapter VI, Men in Black by Mark Levin
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.
African Americans will be now dutifully ignored for the next three and a half years. The definition of insanity comes to mind here.
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.
Wonder what their reaction will be when the brother in chief can’t deliver.
“The white man kept him down”.
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.
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.
Blacks still voting for melanin content and undeliverable promises.
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.
Thats 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.
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.