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Vote For Obama Because He's Black
Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2011 | Cal Thomas

Posted on 10/20/2011 5:15:40 AM PDT by Kaslin

At the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Sen. Barack Obama said, "...There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America -- there is the United States of America."

Those were welcome and commendable words. Unfortunately, they appear to be only words. Since then, Obama has divided us along race and class lines more than any modern president.

Some of his strongest, high-profile supporters in the black community are now saying that Obama's race, alone, should be enough for black voters to vote for his re-election.

Krissah Thompson of The Washington Post reports that on "The Tom Joyner Morning Show," which has an estimated 8 million radio listeners, Joyner, who is black, said, "Stick together, black people." The show reaches one in four African-American adults.

Rev. Al Sharpton, who also has a radio show and a gig on MSNBC, admonished blacks who have been critical of the president, "I'm not telling you to shut up. I'm telling you: Don't make some of us have to speak up."

The attempt at poetry is getting tiresome, Al. Why don't you leave that to Jesse Jackson?

Joyner went even further on his blog, writes Thompson: "Let's not deal with the facts right now," he said. "Let's deal with just our blackness and pride -- and loyalty. We have the chance to re-elect the first African-American president, and that's what we ought to be doing. And I'm not afraid or ashamed to say that as black people, we should do it because he's a black man."

Try that in football. Never mind that the black quarterback continues to throw interceptions or drop the ball, keep him in the game simply because he's black. If that happened, he'd be booed until the coach pulled him off the field, and those boos wouldn't just be coming from whites.

In the same week the memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was dedicated in Washington, Joyner and Sharpton are saying that Barack Obama should be judged not on the content of his character and policies, but rather on the color of his skin. How sad. How racist.

If a black president cannot be held accountable for his policies and must receive the votes of African-Americans solely because of his race, then all of the marching for equal rights has been for nothing. The question ought to be this: are African-Americans, indeed, are all Americans, better off than they were when Barack Obama took office? By any objective standard, the answer must be "no." How do black people expect their circumstances to improve if Obama is elected for another four years? If they conclude they will not, why not vote for someone who can create the conditions under which more of them might get a job, for example? Black unemployment is 16.7 percent, the highest it's been in 27 years.

Sharpton and Joyner don't have to worry too much about their financial futures. But too many African-Americans remain mired in conditions that have characterized many in their community for decades. Why would they want to continue their lifestyles out of "pride" and "loyalty" when the Democratic Party has been disloyal to them and a better way is available?

Recent Washington Post-ABC News polls reveal a decline in the number of blacks with "strongly favorable" views of the president and his efforts to improve the economy. What people like Joyner and Sharpton fear is a loss of a place at the political table, a table that has been set far more elegantly for them than for too many of the African-Americans for whom they claim to speak.

What the slide in Obama's support in the African-American community demonstrates is that increasing numbers of black people are beginning to understand they have been played for suckers by the Democratic Party. They are right to feel this way. Their loyalty should not be to a party, but to themselves, their families and their best interests, which lie outside a welfare system that has locked too many of them into dependence and an addiction to a government check. What they need instead is a reality check.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; voteyourrace

1 posted on 10/20/2011 5:15:42 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I’ll vote for a Black American - HERMAN CAIN!


2 posted on 10/20/2011 5:18:21 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: New Jersey Realist; Kaslin

I live in Illinois. In the 2004 U.S. Senate race, I voted for Alan Keyes, instead of Barack Obama, and Keyes was the darkest candidate, in that race.


3 posted on 10/20/2011 5:22:13 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: Kaslin

Don’t really care about his color. The important fact is: He’s the worst President in the history of the United States.


4 posted on 10/20/2011 5:22:13 AM PDT by econjack
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To: New Jersey Realist

There are LOTS AND LOTS of African American politicians and public figures in America who are personally, intellectually and professionally top-notch and who the MSM is perfectly mum about....

Yet we are supposed to worship on bended knee in some kind of idiotic stupor and fawning, mindless idolatry for this half-wit in the WH JUST because the MSM swallowed him whole?????


5 posted on 10/20/2011 5:23:13 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." Edmund Burke)
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To: Kaslin

"Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal".--James (Jim) Cone,
African American Religious Thought: An Anthology (Paperback)
by Cornel West (Editor), Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Editor)
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SEAN HANNITY: But Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not backing down and has not for years and in his strong stance on the teaching of black liberation theology is nothing new. He had the same things to say last spring when he appeared on "Hannity & Colmes:"

WRIGHT: If you're not going to talk about theology in context, if you're not going to talk about liberation theology that came out of the '60s, systematized black liberation theology that started with Jim Cone in 1968 and the writings of Cone and the writings of Dwight Hopkins and the writings of womynist theologians and Asian theologians and Hispanic theologians, then you can't talk about the black value system.

HANNITY: But I'm a — reverend

WRIGHT: Do you know liberation theology, sir?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354158,00.html
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Malik Zulu Shabazz, chairman of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPP):
"We believe in a Black first philosophy and a Black Liberation Theology."

http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_1858.shtml
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“Although it [The New Black Panther Party] says it sees capitalism as the fundamental problem with the world and “revolution” as the solution, the new party does not draw its influences from Marxism or Maoism as the original party did. Instead, in a carefully-worded, roundabout form of ethnic nationalism,[8] they say that Marx based his ideology and teachings on indigenous African cultures, and that the NBPP therefore need not look to Marxism or Maoism as a basis for their program, but can look to ideologies that stem directly from those African origins.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Black_Panther_Party#Philosophy.2C_ideology.2C_and_criticism
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"The Justice Department originally brought the case against four armed men who witnesses say derided voters with catcalls of "white devil" and "cracker" and told voters they should prepare to be "ruled by the black man." ..."

One poll watcher called police after he reportedly saw one of the men brandishing a nightstick to threaten voters.

As I walked up, they closed ranks, next to each other,” the witness told Fox News at the time. “So I walked directly in between them, went inside and found the poll watchers. They said they’d been here for about an hour. And they told us not to come outside because a black man is going to win this election no matter what.”

He said the man with a nightstick told him, “’We’re tired of white supremacy,’ and he starts tapping the nightstick in his hand. At which point I said, ‘OK, we’re not going to get in a fistfight right here,’ and I called the police.”...”

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/bio/userletter/?id=48778&letter_id=5485433306

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_110408/content/01125111.guest.html
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"Security" patrols stationed at polling places in Philly:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neGbKHyGuHU
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Also see:

Black Panthers intimidate voters in Philadelphia with night stick:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzBVxP5wzCY

6 posted on 10/20/2011 5:23:38 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: New Jersey Realist

Herman Cain indeed is a “Black American”,
and 0bama is an African, and perhaps a naturalized American?


7 posted on 10/20/2011 5:25:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin

The majority of Black Americans have regressed to tribalism.


8 posted on 10/20/2011 5:27:39 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: New Jersey Realist

Yep, me too, but according to the racial hucksters whose continued existence is contingent upon Obama staying on, HC ain’t the for real, for real black man. He ain’t down for the struggle.

Getting black folks to wake up to the fact that there is no comparison between the two.

Cain has done worthwhile and important things in his life. He was a rocket scientist for pete’s sake and a successful businessman.

Obama is just an community agitator.


9 posted on 10/20/2011 5:28:17 AM PDT by Molon Labbie ("It's free, swipe your EBT!")
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To: Kaslin
Vote For Obama Because He's Black

NO, HE'S NOT!

Technically speaking, he's 50% black and 50% non-black additive.

OTOH, he's 100% BS...

10 posted on 10/20/2011 5:30:14 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Kaslin

I am turned off by the darkness of his soul.


11 posted on 10/20/2011 5:31:23 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Kaslin
Vote For Obama Because He's Black

That's the reason they voted for him in 2008. It sure wasn't because of his accomplishments either as a State or US Senator.....because there are none.

I don't recall anyone touting an accomplishment of any kind in the 2008 race.

12 posted on 10/20/2011 5:36:48 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Kaslin
Obama's race, alone, should be enough for black voters to vote for his re-election...

Watch this meme be dropped like a hot potato[e] should Cain be nominated. When that happens, liberals will then be accusing republicans of voting along the lines of race, when the choice is between a Black American and a Half-White-45%-African-Muslim-5%-African-Black Marxist.

13 posted on 10/20/2011 5:39:38 AM PDT by C210N (zer0 - a Marxonist spreading the flames of obamunism wherever he goes.)
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To: Kaslin

I feel compelled - yet again - to post my obligatory rebuttal to the likes of Tom Joyner and Al Sharpton: Barack Hussein Obama IS NOT black. He is mulatto - half white, half African ancestry, as his mother was a Caucasian from Kansas, his father a black African from Kenya. He was raised by white people - mostly - save the time he spent in Muslim Indonesia. Obama has not, to my knowledge, interacted with “blacks” or lived the “black” experience in the US. He is a creature of privilege and, more importantly, apparently a product of Affirmative Action preferences based on the melanin content of his skin.

Barack Obama embodies the Peter Principle at its highest level of expression. It’s truly frightening that a large proportion of voters in America cannot see all of this.


14 posted on 10/20/2011 5:40:46 AM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: Kaslin

How about a Hail Mary and anyone but?


15 posted on 10/20/2011 5:47:38 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Kaslin

Yes indeed give him a half vote, the black half.


16 posted on 10/20/2011 5:51:37 AM PDT by ully2
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To: Caipirabob

What do I do if I feel like I’m BLACK and I’m trapped in a WHITE body?


17 posted on 10/20/2011 5:52:47 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: PhilCollins

It’s not hard to remember that most of who were interested in if not followers of Alan Keyes heard of Barack Obama FOR
THE VERY FIRST TIME in the same Senatorial race.


18 posted on 10/20/2011 5:58:27 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Kaslin

I intend to vote against Obama’s white, socialist side.

There, PC America, I’m not racist.


19 posted on 10/20/2011 6:01:57 AM PDT by kidd
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To: kidd
There, PC America, I’m not racist.

Actually, what's sauce for the goose....

If it is morally acceptable to vote for him because he is black, then it is equally morally acceptable to vote against him because he is black. For that matter, if it is morally acceptable to vote for him because he is one eighth black, then it is equally morally acceptable to vote against him because he is one eighth black.

That would not stop me from voting for Cain, because he is a conservative.

20 posted on 10/20/2011 6:14:34 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Kaslin

It breaks my heart (really) to see the deception of wonderful people I love


21 posted on 10/20/2011 6:23:20 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: Kaslin; nutmeg; WVNan
You know I am sick and tired of the so called black intelligentsia telling us black folk what to do and how to do it. To top it off these people like Sharpton, Joyner, Tavis Smiley, Jesse Jackson are millionaires and they aren't doing a damn thing for black people except enriching themselves. All that marching and protesting and the conditions in black America have gotten worse and the irony of it all is that it has gotten worse under a half black president. Blacks thrived under Reagan and Bush but the useful idiots in the media will not report that fact. Look at the President's old district when he was in the State and Federal legislature it is ruinous. Now I want to talk about Uncle Tom Joyner (The Fly Jock) Here is a wealthy black American that could not have happened anywhere else in the world. I understand that Joyner has made a lot of money for in his radio syndication. That proves that capitalism works especially for black people. Capitalism not liberalism is the ONLY way out of poverty. It is pathetic that Joyner went to Tuskegee University. He didn't learn a damn thing about Booker T Washington and his philosophy."No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts." I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglass

“The American people have always been anxious to know what they shall do with us. Gen. Banks was distressed with solicitude as to what he should do with the Negro. Everybody has asked the question, and they learned to ask it early of the abolitionists, “What shall we do with the Negro?” I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are worm eaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! I am not for tying or fastening them on the tree in any way, except by nature’s plan, and if they will not stay there, let them fall. And if the Negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone! If you see him on his way to school, let him alone, don’t disturb him! If you see him going to the dinner table at a hotel, let him go! If you see him going to the ballot box, let him alone, don’t disturb him! If you see him going into a work-shop, just let him alone, – your interference is doing him a positive injury.” Frederick Douglass I agree with Mr. Washington and Mr. Douglass and Herman is a fine example of the kind of man they were talking about.

22 posted on 10/20/2011 6:29:08 AM PDT by Warrior Nurse (Cain is the Harriet Tubman of our time leading blacks off the Democratic plantation to freedom)
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To: Kaslin

“At the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Sen. Barack Obama said, “...There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America — there is the United States of America.”

Yeah, and I also heard him say during his campaign, “We are a nation of laws, not of men”. Tell that to the voters who were intimidated at the Philly polling place, and then saw Obama’s Atty. Gen. Holder completely disregard the law, all based on race. Nothing Obama says has any real meaning.


23 posted on 10/20/2011 6:29:14 AM PDT by mtrott
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To: New Jersey Realist

I’ll vote for a Black American - HERMAN CAIN!

Ditto.

And I won’t vote for a black IDIOT - Osama, Obama Hussein Barrack, whatever.


24 posted on 10/20/2011 6:35:23 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: mtrott
Nothing Obama says has any real meaning.

True. He's just reading a feel good speech someone wrote with good eye contact and voice inflection. That's all. He probably couldn't tell you what it actually means or even remember its content 10 minutes after he finishes.
I bet he made good grades in speech and drama class.

25 posted on 10/20/2011 6:41:44 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Kaslin

” I voluntarily CHOOSE to be his black slave, ‘cause he is a BLACK Massa !”


26 posted on 10/20/2011 6:42:18 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: econjack; All

Don’t really care about his color. The important fact is: He’s the worst President in the history of the United States.


‘Obama’s bus tour a flat failure’

...Nobody is listening and few care. He already gives of the stench of not a lame duck, but a dead duck - a failed one term presidency that people will talk about in the same breath as Jimmy Carter...

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/10/obamas_bus_tour_a_flat_failure.html


27 posted on 10/20/2011 6:51:25 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Kaslin
Neal Boortz:

"The Moral Code of Blackness requires blacks to defend and vote for Barack Obama to be accepted in the black community."

28 posted on 10/20/2011 6:53:18 AM PDT by Iron Munro ('We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them.' -- Mitt Romney)
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To: Kaslin; All

‘Communism’s African-American Soviet Republic’

Organized Communism has long targeted black Americans, an ongoing effort which has survived the fall of the USSR. Kudos to Peter Wilson, who here at American Thinker highlighted the manifesto of the Revolutionary Communist Party, who are in their glory with the occupation of Wall Street by their Marxist brethren and the usual assortment of easily manipulated liberal/progressive dupes — the dependable, university-trained foot soldiers who fill the streets...

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/communisms_african-american_soviet_republic.html


29 posted on 10/20/2011 6:56:08 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Kaslin
I just sent my guy, the Herminator another donation after I saw him on Piers Morgan on cnn last night.

That slimy british prick tried every way he could to get Herman to say that the TEA party had racist elements but Herman wouldn't do it.

I saw Herman at a TEA party last summer {2010} and he was terrific.

I was a Sarah guy at the time, but I said to my wife that Herman would make a great VP.

Now I think that Sarah would make a great VP.


30 posted on 10/20/2011 7:04:21 AM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: Warrior Nurse

bump


31 posted on 10/20/2011 7:17:18 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 10/20/11, 383/458 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/20/13))
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To: kidd

I am going to practice diversity and vote against both of obama’s halves.

LLS


32 posted on 10/20/2011 7:22:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Warrior Nurse
To top it off these people like Sharpton, Joyner, Tavis Smiley, Jesse Jackson are millionaires and they aren't doing a damn thing for black people except enriching themselves.

Exactly.

For those who subscribe wholeheartedly to this thinking, it really goes for nothing worthwhile except if it's their bread and butter.

If the (so-called) "African-American" birthright is so precious, why are they treating that birthright like Esau did his? Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of stew (Genesis 25:29-34).

Is this not what most of us did when they voted for a man who isn't even one of us?

Yeah, the birthright is so precious. But look, I'm hungry so I'll sell it to you for a cheeseburger from Mickey-D's. All of our history and American heritage for a burger.

SPIT!


Where there's a shell, there's a way.

If you can't appreciate the pure beauty of the violin after hearing this, something's wrong with your ears.

Or you can get raw with these strings. Either way, the violin is sweet yet lethal.

Do it!

33 posted on 10/20/2011 10:59:48 AM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: Warrior Nurse

Great post. Thanks.


34 posted on 10/20/2011 12:36:20 PM PDT by WVNan (!)
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