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"Black and Missing" in the GOP
The Afro ^ | 3/14/12 | Afro Staff

Posted on 03/16/2012 6:19:52 AM PDT by YourAdHere

As the Republican presidential campaign trail ensues, there is something obviously missing from GOP campaign activities and primaries—Black people.

A look at last month’s GOP presidential primaries reveals that older Whites dominated the electorate.

According to an analysis by the National Journal, 89 percent of voters in Arizona were White, while Blacks represented just 1 percent. Meanwhile, Hispanics made up about 8 percent of the vote.

The findings are a stark increase compared to the numbers found in the same state during the 2008 general election. That year, 75 percent of voters were White, while 4 percent were Black and 16 percent were Hispanic.

A similar increase was shown in this year’s Ohio primary. In the Buckeye state, a whopping 96 percent of voters were White, compared to 83 percent in the general election four years ago.

Aside from the primary elections, it is also apparent that Blacks are considerably absent from many GOP campaign activities.

While it is no secret that African Americans have long voted Democrat, the question at hand is whether the GOP is concerned with the obvious racial disconnect.

Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee said in a recent interview with writer Kam Williams that there are a couple of things that the party can do to attract more African Americans.

“One is to own up to our own failures as a party, when it comes to making investments in the Black community when it counted, like the Civil Rights Movement,” Steele said during the interview.

He explained that while Republicans had been the architects of landmark civil rights legislation during the Reconstruction Era, the party hesitated when it really mattered in the 1950s and ‘60s, resulting in a longstanding riff between the GOP and Blacks.

Steele added that Republicans should also, “Show up in the community prepared to have meaningful discussions about issues that actually matter to [Blacks] like job creation, in way that makes sense.”

“That’s why my very first official act as Chairman was to host a town hall meeting in Harlem. To me, that was a very important step to take,” he said.

The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) has also continuously worked to close the gap. Their organization aims to return Blacks to their Republican roots and enlighten them on GOP ideals and values.

In the meantime, the AFRO wants to know if you spot more than one Black person at a GOP event. Email your submissions to Blackfolkspotted@afro.com.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 03/16/2012 6:19:57 AM PDT by YourAdHere
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To: YourAdHere

Please. Sign up.


2 posted on 03/16/2012 6:26:25 AM PDT by allmost
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To: YourAdHere

Whose fault is this?

Try the blacks who march lockstep with the Democrat agenda.

The blacks who vote against their moral value system for power.

The blacks who do not look beyond the headlines.

Of course this can all be said about leftist whites too.


3 posted on 03/16/2012 6:28:26 AM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: YourAdHere

I have seen herman cain, allen west, j.c. watts at campaign events, are you blind?


4 posted on 03/16/2012 6:28:56 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: YourAdHere

That is one thing Republicans need to do, if they want the black vote.

I think Republicans, if they were willing to engage in meaningful discussions, showing how low taxes and freedom are key to economic growth, I think many blacks would come over to the Right side.


5 posted on 03/16/2012 6:29:08 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: YourAdHere
Blacks are not excluded from the Republican party. Far from it.
What keeps them out is not Republican whites but the pressure from other blacks and leftists.

6 posted on 03/16/2012 6:30:27 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: biggredd1

They are obviously amongst the 4 percent.

I think Republicans can do better than that.


7 posted on 03/16/2012 6:30:39 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: YourAdHere
Yeah, and Chris Rock thinks people who complain about lower taxes are racist.

The black community has free will and has made its choice.

I dont see why the GOP should get all twisted in knots about it.

8 posted on 03/16/2012 6:32:32 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: YourAdHere
This is racism. The whole article talks about a certain group of people identified only by the color of their skin.

Blackfolkspotted@afro.com

9 posted on 03/16/2012 6:33:41 AM PDT by TaxPayer2000
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To: BitWielder1

Republicans have allowed themselves to be defined by Democrats and black activists as anti-black.

Unfortunately, it hasn’t been a priority of the Republican party to change this, as evidenced by the lack of communication by Republicans to the black community.


10 posted on 03/16/2012 6:35:52 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: BitWielder1
What keeps them out is not Republican whites but the pressure from other blacks and leftists.

absofrigginlutely.

11 posted on 03/16/2012 6:35:52 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: Jonty30

It’s called “Runaway Slave”.

Tired? RUN FASTER!!!

http://www.runawayslavemovie.com/site/


12 posted on 03/16/2012 6:36:51 AM PDT by ak267
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To: YourAdHere

Black community? What about colorblind, diversity?

How about blacks ‘reach out’ to whites? Oh that’s right it is one way street.


13 posted on 03/16/2012 6:37:04 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Jonty30

I think you mean the 96% blacks that vote commie democrat can do better to join republicans.


14 posted on 03/16/2012 6:37:13 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: skeeter

Be who you are. Represent your core values. Let the voter judge and vote accordingly.

The above will NEVER be done by leftists. Their core values are repugnant to the majority of decent folks.


15 posted on 03/16/2012 6:37:20 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: YourAdHere
While it is no secret that African Americans have long voted Democrat, the question at hand is whether the GOP is concerned with the obvious racial disconnect.

Pffft. Blacks don't show up at GOP events for a reason. One need only look at the treatment dished out to distinguished black men and women who dare call themselves Republicans or conservatives. Clarence Thomas, J.C. Watts, Michael Steele, Condoleezza Rice, Ward Connerly, Ken Hamblin and countless other courageous black leaders are vilified by Democrats and their friends in the media for refusing to accept their insulting labels. Every one of the aforementioned leaders is pilloried as an Uncle Tom. Somehow by achieving greatness they are traitors to their race. Have you ever stopped to wonder why a woman like Condoleezza Rice who speaks five languages and represents our country to foreign leaders is not really black while the drug dealer on the street who destroys black children is truly black? Can this type of treatment be construed as anything but a continuation of the Democrat war against the black psyche?

16 posted on 03/16/2012 6:37:20 AM PDT by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: YourAdHere
Democrats want to keep them on the plantation and the majority of blacks are content to stay there.
There is a way out, but dependency is a terrible thing.
17 posted on 03/16/2012 6:39:49 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: YourAdHere

It would appear that the goals of conservatives and the goals of most blacks are not the same. C’est la vie.


18 posted on 03/16/2012 6:43:11 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: biggredd1

They do it because blacks think Republicans don’t like them. Considering the response, “if they can’t figure it out, that’s their problem”, that is the opinion of some posters here, I can’t really blame blacks for not taking the time to, “figure it out”.

I just think that Republicans can do better than nothing to communicate these values, is all.


19 posted on 03/16/2012 6:44:31 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: ILS21R

“...Have you ever stopped to wonder why a woman like Condoleezza Rice who speaks five languages and represents our country to foreign leaders is not really black while the drug dealer on the street who destroys black children is truly black? Can this type of treatment be construed as anything but a continuation of the Democrat war against the black psyche?...”

Why is this so hard for people to see????

I commend you on one of the most insightful statements I’ve read in a while....


20 posted on 03/16/2012 6:45:06 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: biggredd1

The Republican message was lost on the Blacks in the 60’s. Somehow the Dems glossed over Their history with the KKK, Bull Connor and George Wallace.


21 posted on 03/16/2012 6:45:53 AM PDT by radioone
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To: Altura Ct.

Would you really reach out to your neighbour, if you were convinced that he hated your guts?


22 posted on 03/16/2012 6:46:05 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: MrB
These calls to 'reach out' to certain demographoics are nothing more than attempts at extortion. The dems have won these voters through bribery, plain and simple.

The constituencies that make up the loyal democrat voting block are not moved by the message of liberty and self sufficiency.

23 posted on 03/16/2012 6:46:30 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: YourAdHere
While it is no secret that African Americans have long voted Democrat, the question at hand is whether the GOP is concerned with the obvious racial disconnect.

When Lyndon Baines Johnson got his "great society {i.e. welfare programs for the unmarried} passed in 1965 he said, "We'll have these niggers voting demonRAT for the next hundred years".

The destruction of the black family and then the entire black vision of the American promise of "life, liberty and the PURSUIT of happiness", in exchange for monthly payments, has been no accident.

24 posted on 03/16/2012 6:46:43 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: Chickensoup
Blacks are not showing up to vote in Republican or Democrat primaries because................. (1) They don't care, (2) Nobody's running ~ Virginia was one of those places, (3) They're virtually all Democrats and there are no Demo primaries.

There, I think that's all the possible answers ~ but most likely it's because there are no Democrat primaries to show up to.

25 posted on 03/16/2012 6:48:15 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Jonty30

Bunk

Go have yourself a meaningful discussion with the “BLACK LEADERS” then come back tell us how it works out.


26 posted on 03/16/2012 6:48:39 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Jonty30

democrats have “reached out” to blacks with higher gas prices, fewer jobs, higher electric bills, and higher minimum wage/no teen jobs etc. Is a black person able to think for himself or is it a 96% “group think”.


27 posted on 03/16/2012 6:51:56 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: YourAdHere

Have you seen what happens to ‘black people’ when they do come, campaign or speak out in support of our Constitution? No, not done by white people, done by black people who claim that ‘those’ blacks are ‘white thinking blacks’, not real blacks...


28 posted on 03/16/2012 6:52:45 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: skeeter

Sheeperals are motivated by “it’s someone else’s fault and I’ll get the bastids for you”.


29 posted on 03/16/2012 6:53:13 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: IMR 4350

Bypass the leaders.

I’m not saying that we’d make massive inroads immediately, but any attempt to do so would be better than no attempt to do so.


30 posted on 03/16/2012 6:53:22 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: radioone

...also KKK Byrd in west virginia and blacks still voted commie democrat.


31 posted on 03/16/2012 6:53:33 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: All

The GOP doesn’t need to change to get more black voters, the GOP needs to CHANGE the typical black voter who has been BRAINWASHED into believing their slavemasters in the Dem Party give a zhit about freeing them.
Man up, change the culture, ignore the race-card THEN my black brothers and sisters can share in the American Dream.


32 posted on 03/16/2012 6:53:59 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: YourAdHere

I did notice there weren’t many ‘white’ faces at Whitney Houston’s funeral shingdig...


33 posted on 03/16/2012 6:54:22 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: IMR 4350

“According to an analysis by the National Journal, 89 percent of voters in Arizona were White, while Blacks represented just 1 percent. Meanwhile, Hispanics made up about 8 percent of the vote.”

Blacks make up only 3% of the population of Arizona.

Seems to me someone needs to look at demographics before writing an article that is not factual.


34 posted on 03/16/2012 6:55:06 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: YourAdHere

Hey afro, you forgot to mention the % of black to white population to start with.


35 posted on 03/16/2012 6:55:17 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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Blacks have voted for Democrats since the 1960’s.
How have they benefited?

They must live in paradise with that kind of loyalty!

They wouldn’t vote for democrats in vast majorities if it resulted in poverty violent neighborhoods and crap schools would they?


36 posted on 03/16/2012 6:55:39 AM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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re: “Show up in the community prepared to have meaningful discussions about issues that actually matter to [Blacks] like job creation, in way that makes sense.”

Oh, because only blacks have job problems? Or should they bring flash cards to explain it to us (due to stupidity)?

Idiot. What happened to Steele? Nevermind.


37 posted on 03/16/2012 6:55:56 AM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: YourAdHere

Fifty years of continuous lying propaganda tends to have that kind of effect on any demographic.


38 posted on 03/16/2012 6:59:10 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: biggredd1

When one isn’t aware of one’s options, you tend to keep doing what you’re doing, even if the consequences of doing so are negative.

I don’t think we need to resort to bribery or anything, just good old fashioned reaching out. Just like Christianity used to do when it was tryinh to convert the pagans.


39 posted on 03/16/2012 7:00:26 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: YourAdHere

That’s because they’re all on the democrat plantation. Any time we have a prominent black person speaking out on behalf of conservative ideas, they are demonized and Uncle Tom’d by the democrats.


40 posted on 03/16/2012 7:01:39 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: YourAdHere
I think we need to do a better job of selling Conservative values in the black community.
Start very early in the schools with: "The best thing you can do for the poor and downtrodden is to make sure you don't become one yourself."
Get an education. Be a contributor. When everybody has a real job, poverty will go away.
That advice works well for all races and ethnic groups of course.

(But I'm probably naïve believing it's that simple.)

41 posted on 03/16/2012 7:03:22 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: YourAdHere
"...is something obviously missing from GOP campaign activities and primaries—Black people."

This outfit is undoubtedly a group of plantation democrats looking for something to bitch about.

I've never heard of any faction of the GOP refusing to allow black people to join the party. Hell, even their hero - Abe Lincoln - was a Republican.

Besides, obama already has the support of about 98% of the black voters, so this "AFRO" magazine (or whatever it is) must be writing this drivel to attract "white guilt" voters, or just to give the rats something else to use to beat the GOP over the head.

The one thing about obama is, his devisive tactics have worked both ways, and I give a damn less about what the racist blacks think, or say, anymore. The truth is, they're going to yell "racisim" if the sun comes up, or there is a "white" cloud in the sky.

Their complaint is about as valid as the claim that the prison populations are "disapportionaly black"...well, if you can't do the time, don't do the crime.

The real problem for them is, they see their brethren man-chld president slip-sliding away in the polls, and they're breaking the emergency glass in the "race card" alarm.


racecard


42 posted on 03/16/2012 7:05:44 AM PDT by FrankR
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...Uncle Tom’d by the democrats...

They should read the book; Uncle Tom was the GOOD GUY!

43 posted on 03/16/2012 7:06:04 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: FrankR

The Race Card expired on 1/20/09; it is non-renewable.


44 posted on 03/16/2012 7:09:55 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: biggredd1
"I have seen herman cain, allen west, j.c. watts at campaign events, are you blind?"

To the black racists, these gentlemen are not "black".

To the black racists, you have to be liberal and lock-step with the RATS in order to be black.

45 posted on 03/16/2012 7:13:29 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: JimRed
"The Race Card expired on 1/20/09; it is non-renewable. "

Yeah..........right!
46 posted on 03/16/2012 7:17:05 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: YourAdHere

What isn’t missing in the GOP primary are TAXPAYERS. Any color. Any age. Any sex. Any height.


47 posted on 03/16/2012 7:25:46 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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Blacks would go to the GOP if the GOP chastized the like of Obama to stay away from Democrate liberal nonsense.

But the silence of the GOP RINOs on Zero’s misdeeds is blatant quiet racism.


48 posted on 03/16/2012 7:32:49 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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Sheer ignorance. Line up the policies, straight r....

Line up the faces and party, straight racist.
49 posted on 03/16/2012 7:33:27 AM PDT by allmost
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There isn’t a tougher nut to crack then this quandary/enigma.

MSM makes it easy for any black person to NOT look at what Obama is doing but rather what he is saying and to believe it 100% to be factual. It is amazing. It is a fact that the real “racialists” are blacks who do NOT look at what his policies are but rather only that he is “black”. Fact is, he is not “American black”, and he is only 50% at that. His “blackness” is non-colonial, not from slavery ancestory. Not that Soros/Ayers/Dorn and the other Manchurian Candidate folks did that on purpose.

At very least, republicans in the senate, house, Reince or any other in high places can at least point out such policies or edicts or dictates have made blacks’ lives in the US worse, and, to start drumming his policies, not what he is saying, OVERTLY to blacks in the U.S. Heck, Romney, Santorum, and Ginchrich are all scared to do this. The MSM is winning this battle, and they are Obama’s useful idiots.

I know what I am talking about - let’s just say my family situation has educated me well on this.


50 posted on 03/16/2012 7:33:57 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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