Skip to comments.Is black support of Obama based only on race?
Posted on 03/20/2012 6:40:21 AM PDT by Mustang Driver
Conventional wisdom hold that black support of Barack Obama is due solely to the color of his skin. I question that. To be sure, he received 95% of the black vote, but 4 years earlier, John Kerry received 89% of the black vote. That 6% difference is magnified by a noticeable increase in the black vote. But President Obama also received a slightly higher percentage of the white vote.
Maybe black people overall have a different view of government from white people do.
Maybe black people believe in the central government more because of their experience in the South in the 1960s when the federal government ended 100 years of Jim Crow law.
There also is the identification of slavery with capitalism. Overall, white people would reject that notion. But I can see that if I were black and a descendant of slaves, I might connect the two.
Perception is nine-tenths of the law in politics.
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Yes. Next question.
After 52 years on this planet I have come to the sad conclusion that blacks are some of the most racist people I have met, and I have had to travel and deal with people around the world.
Yes - next.
This is a hard answer to question...
“I’ll take “Duh!” for $1000, Alex...”
“Is black support of Obama based only on race?”
His race certainly doesn’t hurt his support within the black community but it’s more about the “D” for Democrat after his name. After all, plenty of black conservatives and Republicans don’t get black support because of their race, and the “R” after their name is shunned as a scarlet letter in the black community.
Almost two years ago, I helped to organized and sat in on a meeting of the minds between local leaders of the Tea Party and the NAACP. The three NAACP leaders were all Army veterans and had served in Desert Storm. The meeting was a little tense at first. . but soon it became a lovefest. When we focused upon the ideals expressed in the Declaration and core family values, we were totally on the same page.
However, and very telling, a question came up about whether or not we believed that the Constitution "guaranteed everyone a job in America?" The Tea Party leaders unequivocally said absolutely no. .the Constitution doesn't give that guarantee. It was like on TV when the record needle is raked across the vinyl record. . "WHAT??!!" They were shocked at first. In their mind, they were hearing that we were for racial discrimination in hiring. But interestingly, because a bond of trust had been built up in the meeting and they could see these Tea Party leaders where not racists or Klan members. . .they stayed engaged so that the dialogue on this issue could continue. It was very instructive for both sides.
The point is, if we can find opportunities to engage African-Americans in these kinds of exchanges, there is an opening for more blacks to recognize that the conservative principles implicit within our founding ideals, not dependency on government, are the truest path to justice and prosperity for us all.
Many of them share the same ideology of expropriation and redistribution as well as alienation from the nation and other ethnicities, including but not limited to Caucasians.
Many if asked are opposed to abortion and vigorously oppose homosexuals, but will vote lockstep for the Democrat candidate. (of course, many “conservatives” will do the same for Bishop Willard if he is the Republican nominee.)
Ask an African what he or she thinks of American blacks. You may be astonished.
“The point is, if we can find opportunities to engage African-Americans in these kinds of exchanges, there is an opening for more blacks to recognize that the conservative principles implicit within our founding ideals, not dependency on government, are the truest path to justice and prosperity for us all.”
That has been a main effort of the GOP for over two decades, the Bushes in particular. It may have brought over two or three percent. All of that will be undone by a Bishop Willard nomination, at which point the GOP will be forever associated not with abolition, but historical Mormon Aryan supremacy.
But I can see that if I were black and a descendant of slaves, I might connect the two.
but obozo is not. He is in fact a descendant of owners
I also drive a Mustang. It's a real Cracker car.
Very insightful and another good reason to oppose Willard Mitten Romney.
Black’s support for Obama is for affirmative action. They want it for themselves and they want it for their kids.
Unfortunately, 99% vote for him because he looks like them.
Make em stir crazy so they can easily be manipulated into rioting / looting.