Skip to comments.Black Americans and the Obama Dilemma: Why support someone based on the color of his skin alone?
Posted on 05/14/2014 6:50:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
When Black Americans decided that they would throw their full support behind Barack Obama in both of his presidential runs, they set in motion a rolling stone that cannot be stopped. It is foolish and dangerous to give your unyielding support to anyone, let alone someone you know very little about.
As a Christian American black female back in 2008, I got in many heated discussions with who I thought were other intelligent Christian black Americans (some were my close friends since childhood). I got the shock of my life when I was yelled at and called all kinds of names by individuals that I thought were both Christians and also my friends. No matter how many facts I presented about candidate Barack Obamas record supporting issues that were contrary to what these individuals claim to be against (e.g. abortion), they were unyielding in their support for the black presidential candidate.
During the 2007-2008 presidential campaign, I was in the military on active duty. I used to sometimes spend my lunch break in the Wing Chaplains office discussing scriptures with the chaplain. I had a tremendous amount of respect for this chaplain, who happened to be black. He would constantly try to convince me to come and speak at his church (he pastored a church in the community) because I had such in-depth knowledge of the scriptures.
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Most black people have been taught from the cradle that ‘their kind’ are the only ones they can trust. Oh, and that we are all racist bastards.
"One man with courage makes a majority."
~ Andrew Jackson
None so blind . . .
If anyone has an in-depth knowledge of scripture, they are immunized. You madam are immunized.
Too bad more people are not immunized—whatever their “race”
Their is only one race according to God.
The human race.
However according to the godless, there are many races, all of which suffer at the hands of the white devils.
She is just discovering how it is to be white.
That's because besides being a Muslim, he himself is gay or at the very best bisexual.
Patricia Dickson sees things through her own eyes...not those of others.....
And whose most prominent "leaders" are themselves racists who perpetuate and exaggerate grievances, real or imagined.
I'm proud to have never pulled the lever for Teddy Kennedy despite him claiming the very same "heritage" as mine (white,Irish,Catholic,Boston).And if he had ever been the Rat nominee for President I would have pulled the lever for his opponent...regardless of his/her race,religion,ethnicity.
I put country before tribalism.Always have,always will.
One suggestion. Change the usage from “Black Americans” to “Americans who are black”. It takes a little longer to write, but it puts the emphasis where it should be.
Americans of Irish descent.
Americans of Italian descent.
Americans of Latin descent.
And yet I wonder where was this blind loyalty when Alan Keyes was available to support? Particularly from Black Christians.
How about Alan West? Where’s the righteous anger about this outstanding Colonel getting marginalized?
Unless you were a political wonk - and most Americans, sadly, are not, and a determined conservative, I could forgive Black Voters for voting for Obama - ONCE just because they wanted to see a black man in the White House. Catholics did this with Kennedy. I am sure it was done with other groups.
But for them to have RE-ELECTED this freakin catastrophe, this POST-AMERICAN President, this lying fool, this enemy of Christianity A SECOND TIME was pretty stupid and alarming. The only thing I can say in defense of the black community is the support he received second time around was less than what he got the first time.
BO’s African ancestors (and their tribe) most likely were the ones which sold black American’s ancestors into slavery. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Black Americans throw their ‘full support’ behind any Democrat.
Ignore them and move on... Democrats feed blacks promises that never come true and blacks reward them by keeping white liberal elites in power. We don’t need to be involved in anything that creepy. We can laugh at them - and move on - it’s that hopeless.
If a crack cocaine dealer was running against the best human on the planet, blacks would vote for the crack cocaine dealer if he had the “D” for democrat by his name.
Really, it’s disgusting.
When I was assigned at a joint command in North Chicago in the very early 1990s, I worked with an older black lady who was as culturally conservative as they come. Up and down the scale, she was the black female version of Rick Santorum.
Then, in 1992, along came the philandering and thoroughly corrupt Bill Clinton, and she voted for him enthusiastically. I asked her what — given her cultural traditionalism — drew her to Clinton. She replied, “He’s a democrat, and we in the black community vote for democrats. DOn’t ask me why...it’s just what we do.”
It’s culturally and generationally ingrained.
Their church leaders and Al Sharpton didn't give them the approval to criticize COL West's detractors. Leader approval is apparently very important to them.
I REALLY DOUBT
that blacks would have voted for a black conservative
at a rate of 90+%
just to vote for the “first black president”.
Yep..remember the 36% support the intellectually limited Alvin Greene got in SC back in 2010 during the race against Jim DeMint?
Fact: African-Americans have never been served well by “their own kind”, whether it is Barack Obama, the NAACP or the CBC. Having said that....there is little hope for them as group...unless they change their political culture and really assimulate into the general American society. They are just simply adrift at sea and are surviving in Obama/NAACP/CBC created economic & opportunity slavery!!!
They are failng to realize that Obama is a failed POTUS...and Obama, The NAACP & CBC continue to bring them down. The coming years will not be kind to them...for they suffer widely from their self-inflicted political wounds...and will continue to do so, for many years to come. Sad for them and America!!!
The good news is.....there is trickle of enlightened views and change culture afoot, alive and well!!! Let us pray to our Lord.....that the enlightenment spreads widely among the African-American communities across this great nation. Obama is no friend of American blacks.....he never was....and, never will be!!! And...a big ditto for the NAACP & the CBC!!!
Why? “ now we gonna get sh*t! Good sh*t! White people sh*t ! “.
- actual quote word for word from a black Obama voter on election night first time around.
If it were all just skin color, conservative Blacks would get some votes and some action once in a while.
As Rush Limbaugh used to say — YOU CAN’T FIGHT SANTA CLAUS.
If someone is giving you money, welfare and all other goodies, you tend to ignore the other values.
In other words, the MONEY is too much to ignore.
The “duhs” are starting to add up. And it only took — what — seven years (from the start of his candidacy, based on nothing and air, two years before the election) until now?
There would have been no dilemma if blacks had voted on his record, obfuscation of his background and clear lack of character instead of his skin color. He wouldn't even have been able to have created a dilemma over gay marriage.
Blood is thicker than Christianity.
I have realized that after witnessing most of my fellow black parishioners supporting Obama unconditionally.
As a white person, I have experienced quite a number of uncomfortable verbal confrontations by blacks towards me in public since Obama was elected, sort of a feeling that it's now ok to express rage and to insult whites at random, even if they have done nothing to you personally.
Whenever this happens, I immediately say, "Are you a Christian? Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ?" Usually they say yes. I then say, "So do I, so you and I are sisters/brothers!" -- with a big smile. It usually stops the negativity.
This is from “The Onion” right?
No doubt. However, when you have the first opportunity in history to do so you more than likely are going to. Vote for someone of your race that has never held the highest office in the land, or even the world. Because you want to believe in the person and assume that his enemies are lying about him. After all, he had expressed that he was against gay marriage almost up to the day that he no longer was against it. The rest while partially exposed was easily dismissed as his enemies (read racists) lying about him. The press also did their part in making the case that it was racism at play, not the man’s true record.
It is the tribal way.
However, I have heard it said by a black friend, that if you want something done right, get it done by a white business. He told me blacks were more likely to take advantage of other blacks. Just like politics.