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Obama and the Black American Family Donít Jibe
Modern Conservative ^ | August 19, 2008 | William Owens

Posted on 08/19/2008 8:37:36 AM PDT by thinkingIsPresuppositional

Obama and the Black American Family Don’t Jibe

By William Owens

If Black Americans honestly believe Barack Obama truly has the best interests of their families in mind, then Black Americans had better pay attention to Obama on paper and not merely on skin.

Barack Obama has consistently shown his opposition to several key factors that protect the Black American family:

On Gay Marriage:

By a large margin, Black Americans widely oppose same-sex marriage. 67% of Black Americans favor a constitutional amendment that would define marriage between that of a man and a woman. A national survey by the Pew Research Center in May shows only 26 percent of Blacks favor gay marriage. According to a report by the National Black Justice Coalition and Freedom to Marry, approximately 75 percent of Black Americans believe homosexual relations are always wrong; and over one-third of Black Americans believe AIDS may be a punishment for homosexual behavior.

Obama’s position on gay marriage does not reflect the will of the Black American family.

Obama has suggested the gay rights issue is similar to the Civil Rights Movement and opposes all state Marriage Amendments calling them “divisive and discriminatory”. If elected President, Obama intends to fully repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)...


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; africanamerican; blackfamily; blackvote; doma; elections; family; homosexualagenda; nobama08; obama; values

1 posted on 08/19/2008 8:37:37 AM PDT by thinkingIsPresuppositional
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To: thinkingIsPresuppositional

On Abortion:

According to the CDC, 1,450 Black children are aborted each day in the United States. Since Roe v. Wade, more than 14 million Black babies have been killed in the Black woman’s womb. More than twice as many Blacks have died from abortion than from heart disease, cancer, accidents, violent crimes and AIDS combined. Black American babies account for 40 percent of all abortions in America.

How does Obama’s position on abortion reflect the plight of Black American babies?

Obama, who received a 100 percent rating from NARAL in 2005, 2006 and 2007,
criticized the U.S. Supreme Court ruling for upholding the ban on partial-birth abortion. While serving in the Illinois State Senate, Obama was the ONLY state Senator to speak on the floor against the Born Alive Infant Act. The legislation was proposed in 2001 in response to nurses’ depositions saying that babies born accidentally during abortions were allowed to die of neglect in utility closets. The United States Senate, before Obama was a member, passed legislation with identical language 98 to 0.


2 posted on 08/19/2008 8:41:39 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: thinkingIsPresuppositional

On Educating Our Youth:

Approximately 89 percent of Black Americans would send their children to private school if they received vouchers. The Obamas, who send their children to private school, realize the benefits a private school education provides over a failing education system. Studies across the country have shown the positive effects vouchers have had on the education of our children, particularly among Black American children.

In a study on private school voucher programs in Milwaukee, Cleveland, New York and Washington, Paul Peterson of Harvard’s Kennedy School found:

“According to the test score results, African American students from low-income families who switch from a public school to a private school do considerably better after two years than students who do not receive a voucher opportunity. However, students from other ethnic backgrounds seem to learn after two years as much but no more in private schools than their public counterparts.”

In a speech to the American Federation of Teachers, Barack Obama emphatically told the teachers union that he does not support private school vouchers, saying “We need to focus on fixing and improving our public schools, not throwing our hands up and walking away from them.”

Obama has an unwavering commitment to policies that will further lend to the destruction of Black American families. His agenda is one that history has confirmed time and again as being hostile toward the Black American family and detrimental to our advancement. If we are foolish enough to believe that a person, simply because he shares our skin tone, will also share our values, we are shirking our responsibilities as Black American citizens. Not only will our families suffer, but our nation will as well.


3 posted on 08/19/2008 8:43:00 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: thinkingIsPresuppositional
By a large margin, Black Americans widely oppose same-sex marriage. 67% of Black Americans favor a constitutional amendment that would define marriage between that of a man and a woman.

It is also curious but true that this is the approximate percentage of black babies who are born out of wedlock.

4 posted on 08/19/2008 8:45:19 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: nmh

Combine his stance on the Born Alive act with his “above my pay grade” answer at Saddleback. Anyone who thinks that the morality surrounding infanticide is above his pay grade doesn’t have far to step to get to full blown genocide. This about his hero, Che Guevara.


5 posted on 08/19/2008 8:45:51 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Terrorist organizations worldwide endorse Obama.)
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To: thinkingIsPresuppositional; All

This is beautiful. It is a sensible appeal to Blacks that Boma is not one of them. He really isn’t. He is half white and has no stake or foothold in the slave-blood American Black culture. He has always been a spoiled brat in an affluent world. He used to talk like a little lord Fauntleroy until just recently when he started to mimic a sharecropper’s son’s speech pattern (Like John Kerry going into that Ohio bait shop and asking, “Can ah get me a huntin’ license h-year?”). He is totally fake. Jesse had him pegged...


6 posted on 08/19/2008 8:47:47 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: nmh; cpforlife.org

Great article.


7 posted on 08/19/2008 8:54:57 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: thinkingIsPresuppositional

Issues don’t matter to black voters who see this election through the prism of race. Even conservative blacks are seduced by the vision of a man of color being elected President.


8 posted on 08/19/2008 8:55:20 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: nmh; antonius

9 posted on 08/19/2008 8:55:34 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: thinkingIsPresuppositional
If Black Americans honestly believe Barack Obama truly has the best interests of their families in mind, then Black Americans had better pay attention to Obama on paper and not merely on skin. Barack Obama has consistently shown his opposition to several key factors that protect the Black American family:

NOPE! Can forget the black vote! Real black families are in the bag for us!

10 posted on 08/19/2008 9:00:12 AM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: shalom aleichem

re: He used to talk like a little lord Fauntleroy until just recently when he started to mimic a sharecropper’s son’s speech pattern

So true! It would interesting to compare his current speech patterns with the one he gave at the last DNC convention.


11 posted on 08/19/2008 9:02:03 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: thinkingIsPresuppositional

That’s because Obama’s not black.


12 posted on 08/19/2008 9:04:34 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: wildbill
Issues don’t matter to black voters who see this election through the prism of race. Even conservative blacks are seduced by the vision of a man of color being elected President.

EXACTLY--forget the black vote --if the abortion --gay loving white democrat candidates didn't lose it in the last 4 elections ain't no way Obama loses it

White democrat and independent vote is the key
13 posted on 08/19/2008 9:09:52 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: thinkingIsPresuppositional

“Oh stewardess, I speak jive”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-xHPU6NulM

(Must read headline more closely.)

;oD


14 posted on 08/19/2008 9:15:28 AM PDT by maggief
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To: thinkingIsPresuppositional

Countless public opinion polls indicate that somewhere between 94 percent and 97 percent of black people will vote for Sen. Obama. Personally, I believe the percentage will be even higher, and it will include a considerable number of those who identify as “black conservatives.”

I obviously find no fault with blacks who vote for Obama because they embrace his proposals and philosophy, even if I disagree with certain components of that philosophy. But it is deeply troubling for me when segments of the American people cast their votes for candidates on the basis of their “race,” color, sex, ethnicity or national ancestry. And, no one can argue effectively that as many as 97 percent of black people identify with Sen. Obama’s philosophy. Therefore, many (I would argue the majority) are being guided solely by the influence of race.

Ward Connerly


15 posted on 08/19/2008 9:28:02 AM PDT by IrishMike (Obama stands for change. He wants to change the subject.)
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To: thinkingIsPresuppositional

mark for later reading


16 posted on 08/19/2008 9:34:00 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (About Obama: "Overinflated balloons pop suddenly and catastrophically." - Bill Dupray)
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To: IrishMike

>>Countless public opinion polls indicate that somewhere between 94 percent and 97 percent of black people will vote for Sen. Obama.>>

There are two forms of racism:

1. Illogical preference of a minority, and
2. Illogical denial of a minority

(I thought that blacks couldn’t be racist?) /sarcasm


17 posted on 08/19/2008 9:36:55 AM PDT by Righter-than-Rush
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