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Black Americans and the Obama Dilemma: Why support someone based on the color of his skin alone?
American Thinker ^ | 05/14/2014 | By Patricia L. Dickson

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 Obama’s 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 Chaplain’s 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blacks; obama; race

1 posted on 05/14/2014 6:50:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


2 posted on 05/14/2014 6:55:38 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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3 posted on 05/14/2014 6:56:19 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind

None so blind . . .


4 posted on 05/14/2014 6:57:51 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


5 posted on 05/14/2014 6:59:18 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: SeekAndFind

She is just discovering how it is to be white.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 6:59:59 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: SeekAndFind
the first black president did more for the homosexual agenda than any president in history, and that is the dilemma.

That's because besides being a Muslim, he himself is gay or at the very best bisexual.

7 posted on 05/14/2014 7:00:20 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Patricia Dickson sees things through her own eyes...not those of others.....


8 posted on 05/14/2014 7:01:37 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Mich Patriot
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.

And whose most prominent "leaders" are themselves racists who perpetuate and exaggerate grievances, real or imagined.

9 posted on 05/14/2014 7:02:44 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm a white male...as white as any person who's ever walked this earth (yes,even including albinos).However,I could easily support Secretary Rice (running as a Republican) against *any* Rat that might be nominated,including the whitest,most "male" individual they could find.

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.

10 posted on 05/14/2014 7:03:14 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 7:03:40 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


12 posted on 05/14/2014 7:07:54 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


13 posted on 05/14/2014 7:26:59 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: Mich Patriot

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.


14 posted on 05/14/2014 7:27:34 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Excellent points.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 7:58:35 AM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: Mich Patriot

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.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 7:59:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator. - - Freeper Balding_Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


17 posted on 05/14/2014 8:03:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: MichaelCorleone
Where’s the righteous anger about this outstanding Colonel getting marginalized?

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.

18 posted on 05/14/2014 8:06:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

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”.


19 posted on 05/14/2014 8:07:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GOPJ
blacks would vote for the crack cocaine dealer if he had the “D” for democrat by his name.

Yep..remember the 36% support the intellectually limited Alvin Greene got in SC back in 2010 during the race against Jim DeMint?

20 posted on 05/14/2014 8:08:23 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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!!!


21 posted on 05/14/2014 8:18:10 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


22 posted on 05/14/2014 8:19:33 AM PDT by warsaw44
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To: SeekAndFind
If the only reason most Blacks supported Obama was the color of his skin, why don't they support conservative Blacks? Why does every Black organization support abortion, "gay rights," and the entire left wing agenda? Why is it that not one conventional Black politician in the country, not even in the rural South, ever agitates for school prayer? Why are Black-governed cities so uniformly left wing on every issue?

If it were all just skin color, conservative Blacks would get some votes and some action once in a while.

23 posted on 05/14/2014 8:21:46 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

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.


24 posted on 05/14/2014 8:40:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


25 posted on 05/14/2014 8:46:53 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Robert DeLong
the first black president did more for the homosexual agenda than any president in history, and that is the dilemma.

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.

26 posted on 05/14/2014 8:49:30 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: SeekAndFind

Blood is thicker than Christianity.
I have realized that after witnessing most of my fellow black parishioners supporting Obama unconditionally.


27 posted on 05/14/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT by Henderson
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To: SeekAndFind
It's SIMPLE!
It's EASY tyo understand, once you READ the Bible.

The truth has smacked them in the face several times, yet they choose to believe a LIE.

NEVER FORGET:
28 posted on 05/14/2014 8:54:49 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Henderson
About 10-15 years ago I happened to glance at a book title as I was passing through a bookstore, something like, "Christian First, Black Second" or words to that effect. I have searched online for it ever since and never found it. Looks like it wasn't a bestseller.

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.

29 posted on 05/14/2014 9:04:55 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is from “The Onion” right?


30 posted on 05/14/2014 11:50:59 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Albion Wilde

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.


31 posted on 05/14/2014 1:50:08 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is the tribal way.


32 posted on 05/14/2014 1:56:58 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Mich Patriot

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.


33 posted on 05/14/2014 2:00:29 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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