Skip to comments.Obama won’t lose Latinos and Blacks because of gay marriage
Posted on 05/10/2012 12:46:09 PM PDT by SmithL
One key point conservatives made in todays story about President Obama backing same sex marriage is that it would drive away conservative Latino and African-American voters. Thats what folks like conservative activist Gary Marx told us.
That possibility is wildly unlikely, said Gary Segura, professor of American Politics and Chicano Studies at Stanford University and a principal in the polling firm Latino Decisions.
While many Latinos are Catholic, a religion which does not condone same sex marriage, Segura said Latinos rarely let their religious beliefs steer their votes.
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African-Americans will come out as they did in 2008 to support their own. Latinos I do not know because Obama has done zilch regarding amnesty.
I'd add Hispanics to your comment and your spot on. GOTV will be suppressed, which is very bad for Barry.
Of course the San Francisco Gate is going to make this claim. San Francisco is the current biblical town of Sodom.
Bet you're right - he'll lose more - on top of those zimmered...
The GOP needs to run some “Obama is pro-gay marriage” ads in the hispanic precincts to pull them to our side before the whole story dies down. Gotta make hay while the sun shines because the polls will soon convince the press to give up on their “Obama is historic and courageous” meme.
Obama is so uniquely unqualified to be president -he wouldn’t be if he didn’t have great political instincts.
He would NOT have made this jump if it didn’t line his political pockets.
The black community is not gay (imho) and this alone jeopardizes zer0 (imho). The brothers and sisters have a problem (in more ways than one) if they support zer0 after this new revelation of support for gays. Expecting many to stay home, and not necessarily regarding this issue but rather the issue of the economy. Many in the black community believe they were betrayed by a slick talker (of course they are correct) and the enthusiasm grows slimmer as the economy tanks and zer0 opens his mouth for gays. It is good for the Nation the zer0 is out of the closet showing where his allegiance lays.
Whistling past the graveyard, IMHO. His voters are already unenthusiastic. By all accounts they did this to raise campaign funds. So what kind of commercials are they going to buy with all theis money?
Seems like a poor trade-off.
—Obama has done zilch regarding amnesty.—
Maybe between now and November his position on it will “evolve” and he will say that, dog gone it, he’s all for it.
True, 21st century American politics is all about the bribery.
In the black community, there are certain men who are on the “d/l” (the down low) meaning they are married or in a seemingly hetero relationship and lead a secret gay life on the side. Those guys will come out in force to vote for Obama.
Exactly. He could likely sodomize and strangle a young black boy and STILL get over 90% of the black vote. It is just the way it is.
>> I totally agree with the article 100%. Latinos were a big forced behind defeating gay marriage at the ballot box in CA but they will turn around and vote for their pro-gay marriage <<
I agree as well, most of the Hispanics I know are socially liberal and publicly embrace gay pride parades, Obama's health care mandate, etc. I also know a handful of socially conservative Hispanics who usually vote Republican, but they are FAR outnumbered by the number of liberal Hispanics I know.
I get really tired of hearing the GOP talking point about how Hispanics are "pro-life, pro-traditional family, social conservatives who are natural Republicans". It's a nice soundbite, but looking at real life voters I know, it just isn't true. If anything, black voters are actually more socially conservative than Hispanic voters. That's ironic because blacks vote 90-95% RAT whereas Hispanics vote 60-70% RAT, but I can tell you I've met alot more blacks who are "pro-life and pro-traditional marriage" (but routinely vote for Obama and other far left Dems anyway) than I've met Hispanics who agree with me on those issues. Perhaps they are very "socially conservative" in their countries of origin in Latin America, but I knows I know who grew up in the Chicago area are very liberal.
And yes, Prop 8 in California is a perfect example. The media reacted in shock because a bunch of black Obama voters crossed over and supported the amendment to ban gay marriage, even as they voted for Obama on the same ballot. You didn't hear about a massive groundswell of support for Prop. 8 in the "Hispanic community", because there wasn't any. The nation's largest Spanish language newspaper even published an editorial AGAINST Prop. 8 and in favor of gay marriage.
Hispanic Catholics seem much more left-wing than their non-hispanic counterparts. Take away the "Hispanic Catholics" and Obama LOST the Catholic vote (this statistic is ignored by everyone, including freepers. Hmm) I wonder why "pro-life and pro-family" Catholic church officials aren't doing more to speak out to THAT segment of the "Catholic vote" and telling the "church going Hispanics" them their voting records conflict with their faith.
Follow the money.
Obama could kill and dismember his own children in front of a live audience and they crowd would still cheer him on and the MSM would still spin that in Obama’s favor.
Black people aren’t necessarily against gay marriage. They just don’t like homosexuals, especially male homosexuals. Obama’s being a homosexual hasn’t bothered them, so this shouldn’t drive voters off the leftist plantation.
The punchline is too long.....
WISHFUL THINKING by the left leaning SF Gate newspaper.
Exactly. No way this hurts him. They’ll follow him off any cliff at any time. Anyone who thinks otherwise is as stupid as those sheep.