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Observation: Black Teens Thoughts on Herman Cain (Vanity)
September 27, 2011 | no dems

Posted on 09/27/2011 7:11:12 PM PDT by no dems

I'm a certified Social Studies teacher in Texas. I teach in a Public School that is predominantly Black (70%) with 25% Hispanic and 5% White/Asian. Today, I went out on a limb and told them that there was a possibility that in 2012 there would be two Black men running for President: Barack Obama (Democrat) and Herman Cain (Republican). Most of the students were non-committal or non-interested. But, the ones who were interested and somewhat informed, SHOCKINGLY, are excited about Herman Cain.

Of the aforementioned, I would say, it was 50% Obama and 50% Cain. The Obama support was tepid at best. But, without fail, the students who like Cain were enthusiastic about him, saying: "Cain, Cain, Cain," and someone in almost every class said: "Obama has not helped people get jobs."

Kids reflect their parents politics. I still say, Herman Cain would not get the majority of the Black vote, but he would take more votes from Zero than anyone else. The dissatisfied Black voters could vote for Cain and not feel guilty because they voted against a brotha.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; elections
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To: RitaOK

Sarah is so awesome isn’t she. She sure tells it like it is. Brilliant women. Can’t wait until she announces.


81 posted on 09/27/2011 9:07:58 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: no dems

82 posted on 09/27/2011 9:11:46 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“BFL — for people too lazy to create a bookmark on their own computer — they force us to filter through the “bump” crap. What’s wrong w Ctrl-D or Cmd-D? Or dragging the link to your tab bar? Is that really so hard?”

yeah it’s not so hard to delete a bookmark but it is very hard to delete a post on freerepublic. And most of these bfl’s, btt’s, etc simply aren’t deleted.


83 posted on 09/27/2011 9:16:19 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: ladyjane
You may have misunderstood my post. Perhaps I didn’t make it clear enough. I have some friends who are unemployed and I have talked with them a lot. But they have a better chance of landing a job than the high school drop out with long hair and droopy pants. I don’t find them asking the government to ‘give them a job’ or ‘give them benefits’ because they would rather earn a job, not rely on the government to give them anything. The job talk I was referring to was from the black community. Lots of talk about jobs.

Gotcha. Thanks.

84 posted on 09/27/2011 9:17:49 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (You may have misunderstood my post. Perhaps I didn’t make it clear enough. I have some frienECOMCO)
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To: NotTallTex

There is a lot to what you say. Great Post!


85 posted on 09/27/2011 9:29:05 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Thank you for those kind words.


86 posted on 09/27/2011 9:38:11 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Bullish
The black vote goes 70% or so for the democrat in every election, right?
Actually it's 90-93%
87 posted on 09/27/2011 9:43:20 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: BobL

It’s not a fair election if Cain splits the black vote.
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I really did LOL at that.


88 posted on 09/27/2011 9:45:29 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Marie

I told my first Principal, years ago before she retired: “Thank you for giving me a job”. She said: “I didn’t give you a job; you earned your job.” I shall never forget that.


89 posted on 09/27/2011 9:50:30 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Brilliant

“Obama is no more black than he is white”

Obama is black and white and red all over.


90 posted on 09/27/2011 10:03:53 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now ( Is the Obama administration a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Marxist-Islamic-terrorist axis?.)
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To: NotTallTex

Cain and Palin have been my two prime choices for a long time. Both have said things that give me to understand they are that extreme rarity among politicians i.e. people who understand Economics, how people choose and how money works and doesn’t work. Reagan understood. Coolidge understood.


91 posted on 09/27/2011 10:12:52 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: no dems
Great post and you sound like a wonderful teacher who certainly earned your job at a good school.

Tomorrow Obama is apparently giving an annual "address to students" (see here Heads Up! Obama will speak to students in his annual propagandize the children speech on 9/28/11)

Is your school participating in this?

If so, could you post a follow up with your observations on how the students received the speech?

92 posted on 09/27/2011 10:13:20 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: voteNRA
Tomorrow Obama is apparently giving an annual "address to students"
Our school is not participating.
93 posted on 09/27/2011 10:15:33 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Clinton was/is perhaps Black of heart if not of skin.


94 posted on 09/27/2011 10:17:10 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: BobL; All
“Cain has been predicting he would get 1/3 of the black vote. If he’s correct, there’s no way Obama could overcome it.
I'm thinking that if Cain can mobilize the Black Churches in Iowa and get them to the Caucuses.... He can win Iowa and be on the road to getting the nomination. Pawlenty is out and Bachmann is falling in the polls, so, Iowa is wide open.
95 posted on 09/27/2011 10:20:23 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: no dems
"Our school is not participating. "

Glad to hear it personally, but part of me wanted to know what he said and a social studies teacher's opinion on how the kids received the speech.

Keep up your good work and thanks again for the post

96 posted on 09/27/2011 10:20:36 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: no dems

BFL = Big Fruit Loops


97 posted on 09/27/2011 10:23:16 PM PDT by ponygirl (People are calling our President the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers; that’s not allowed is it?)
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To: no dems

Even if he doesn’t get the nomination he should continue to get the message out.


98 posted on 09/27/2011 10:23:33 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: no dems
I still say, Herman Cain would not get the majority of the Black vote, but he would take more votes from Zero than anyone else. The dissatisfied Black voters could vote for Cain and not feel guilty because they voted against a brotha.

Probably the first fifty of the fifty-seven states plus, maybe, DC?

99 posted on 09/27/2011 10:25:25 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: smokingfrog
Obama on Pies

Imagine him trying that speech in 2012! LOL!

100 posted on 09/27/2011 10:32:39 PM PDT by cynwoody
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