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  • Obama: I didnít lie about supporting gay Ďmarriage,í you just didnít understand

    02/12/2015 5:12:44 AM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/11/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) ‚Äď President Barack Obama is denying an account by a close adviser that he lied about his views on gay ‚Äúmarriage‚ÄĚ to get elected president in 2008. In an interview yesterday, Obama said he didn't lie; it's just that he was misunderstood.However, Obama admitted he supported government-enforced recognition of homosexuality, and ‚Äúit was frustrating to me‚ÄĚ that he had to ‚Äúsquare that with what were a whole bunch of religious sensitivities out there.‚ÄĚObama's close campaign operative and senior adviser David Axelrod wrote that Obama always favored redefining marriage but lied about it in order...
  • White Flight From Southern Democrats Doomed Mary Landrieu

    12/07/2014 11:01:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/07/2014 | SCOTT BLAND
    Democrats have been worried about the African-American vote in Louisiana for months. But what really doomed Sen. Mary Landrieu's reelection bid was the near-monolithic white vote against her. Landrieu's loss Saturday to Republican Sen.-elect Bill Cassidy followed a November all-party primary in which the incumbent got a lower share of the white vote (18 percent) than all other Democratic Senate candidates in the country but one, according to exit polling. There was no exit poll Saturday night due to a lack of media interest in the runoff, perhaps because even Landrieu's campaign acknowledged that she would need at least 30...
  • Dear Black People: The Democrats Are About To Break Up With You

    11/16/2014 5:43:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    For decades, the black vote in the United States almost uniformly has gone to Democrats. How¬ís that working out? Black unemployment is twice the national average, poverty rates are higher than before Democrats offered ¬ďhelp,¬Ē and the education system fails a disproportionate number of black children. That¬ís what 50-plus years of blind voting loyalty to Democrats has earned. And, thanks to those same Democrats and the nation¬ís first black president, it¬ís about to get a lot worse. President Obama is set to legalize upwards of 5 million illegal aliens, with the dream of granting amnesty and citizenship to 6 million...
  • Why African-Americans Should Vote Republican

    11/10/2014 10:02:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Mequon Now ^ | November 9, 2014 | Gary Wickert
    On April 10, President Barack Obama and two former Democrat presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and the legacy of former President Lyndon B. Johnson at Johnsonís presidential library in Austin. Never one to let facts get in the way or pass up an opportunity to mislead his country, the president cast LBJ and the Democrat Party as champions of civil rights and said that without LBJís push to end legal segregation he himself wouldnít be in the White House. Racism, political correctness, and a civil rights struggle without end are...
  • The First Lady Instructs African-Americans to Vote Democrat and Receive a Reward

    11/04/2014 11:07:09 AM PST · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 11-3-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The president and the first lady are both participating in massive get-out-the-vote efforts today. We have statements from both. Up first, the president of the United States, Barack Hussein O. (playing of spoof) Okay. So that's the get-out-the-vote effort from the president and Mrs. Obama. Mrs. Barack Hussein O, the lovely Moochelle (My Belle) Obama has picked up on that theme of vote for a Democrat today or else. She was on a syndicated radio show that nobody hears, which is why we're gonna play you the sound bite, called NewsOne Now. The host of Roland Martin, the cherubic...
  • Black Awakening Ė African American Leaders see Real Hope with the GOP

    10/30/2014 8:54:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    You Tube/One America News Network ^ | 30.10.2014 | One America News Network
  • Is the Left Losing Its Iron Grip on the Black Vote?

    10/29/2014 8:49:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/29/2014 | Tom Blumer
    The left‚Äôs behavior in the months leading up to this year‚Äôs midterm elections reveals far more than mere anxiety about their results.There is real concern that they might be losing their grip on African-Americans, their most reliable constituency.They should be worried. African-Americans who, more than any other group, were promised ‚Äúhope and change‚ÄĚ in 2008 have seen plenty of reasons to lose hope, because the changes seen during Barack Obama‚Äôs first six years have done them serious harm.Democrats have gotten used to counting on well over 90 percent of blacks voting in their favor. If that figure had come down...
  • Justice Department condemns Ferguson leaks as effort to influence opinion

    10/23/2014 10:30:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 23, 2014 | By MATT PEARCE
    With a grand jury decision looming on whether a white police officer should face charges in the killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., the investigation has sprung a few leaks. New details from the inquiry into Michael Brownís Aug. 9 death ó all provided by unidentified sources and which seem to support Officer Darren Wilsonís story of what happened that day ó have emerged in St. Louis and national news outlets in recent days. The U.S. Department of Justice condemned the leaks Wednesday as ďirresponsible and highly troublingĒ and said, ďThere seems to be an inappropriate effort...
  • Lifelong Black Democrat Votes Republican Because Obama "Is Destroying This Country"

    10/22/2014 3:57:29 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 56 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rachel Mullen
    Joyce, an 82 year old lifelong black Democrat called C-Span to express her dismay with her party and announce that she voted straight Republican this year. She is dismayed with the Democrats stance on religion, abortion, and the poor effects of Obamaís policies on the black community and the country. ďI have noticed in years what the Democratic party has done to my people. Unemployment is higher in the black communityÖ.than anywhere else. I cannot say, thereís no way I can continue to say that I was a Christian and stay in the Democrat party. They advocate the killing of...
  • In Senate races, little talk of Ferguson. Will that hurt black voter turnout?

    10/22/2014 4:55:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's DC Decoder ^ | October 22, 2014 | Francine Kiefer
    African-Americans are engaged in intense discussions about the race and justice issues raised this summer. But the Senate candidates Ė many in tight races that could determine control of the chamber Ė arenít talking about Ferguson.Ankeny, Iowa ó In the razor-thin Senate race in Iowa, Tara Patterson, a sought-after African-American voter, is deeply disappointed that neither candidate is talking about whatís most important to her: race and justice issues that can be summed up in one word, Ferguson. The mother of a son in middle school and another in high school says she wants ďAfrican-American boys to be able to...
  • Attendees Leave Campaign Rally When Obama Appears

    10/20/2014 7:00:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 20, 2014 | Staff
    President Obama made a rare appearance on the 2014 campaign trail on Sunday and attendees walked out as the President spoke.44 President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. Obama showed up to support Lt. Governor Anthony Brown who is running for Governor. "You've got to vote," Obama repeated over and over at a rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington. A steady stream of people walked...
  • Black Vote Seen as Last Hope for Democrats to Hold Senate

    10/19/2014 2:51:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 18, 2014 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted ďcrushing Democratic losses across the countryĒ if the party did not do more to get black voters to the polls. ďAfrican-American surge voters came out in force in 2008 and 2012, but they are not well positioned to do so again in 2014,Ē Cornell Belcher, the pollster, wrote in the memo, dated Oct. 1. ďIn fact, over half arenít even sure when the midterm elections are taking place.Ē Mr. Belcherís assessment points to...
  • "'[C]rushing Dem losses' if blacks not engaged in election" (edited Drudge headline)

    10/18/2014 5:07:08 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 49 replies
    Matt Drudge ^ | 10/15/14 | Drudge
    NYT SUNDAY: Confidential memo from Obama pollster predicts 'crushing Dem losses' if blacks not engaged in election... Developing...
  • WILLIE BROWN: ONLY PLACE OBAMA WELL-RECEIVED IS HIS 'BLACK BASE'

    10/08/2014 11:54:50 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 8 2014 | WYNTON HALL
    Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown told the New York Times that the best and only place for Democrats to deploy President Barack Obama heading into the midterm elections is with black voters. "I'd have Obama on an evangelistic schedule of black churches all over the country," said Brown. "I think he really should go to the black base. I don't think there's any other place I would trust he wouldn't create an adverse reaction rather than a positive reaction."
  • Elbert Guillory Gives Us A Game-Changer

    10/04/2014 2:22:54 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 7 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | 03 October 2014 | MacAoidh
    By now many of our readers have seen the video Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory released earlier this week indicting Mary Landrieu and the Democrat Party for the terrible effect their policies have had on the black community and the cynicism of Landrieuís once-every-six-years appeal to blacks in order to maintain her share of their votes. If you havenít, see it here. The video has been hailed as a potential game-changer. Allen West called it ďthe most powerful message of the 2014 mid-terms.Ē Mark Levin said Guillory ďobliteratesĒ Landrieu in it. The Washington Examiner says itís ďscathing,Ē and the Weekly...
  • Elbert Guillory: Mary Landrieu is Not Helping Blacks

    10/01/2014 4:51:58 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 27 replies
    FreeAtLast PAC ^ | 9/29/14 | Elbert Guillory
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEjqRLjP7Io "You are not Mary's cause and you are certainly not her charity. You are just a vote - nothing less, nothing more. You are just a means to an end, so that she remains in power."
  • Rand Paul Pandering on Voter ID Laws Counterproductive

    09/19/2014 6:55:38 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 9 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 19, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Throughout his career, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) has built upon his reputation as an independent maverick who is willing to buck party leadership or dogma to advance his goals for America. For conservatives dubious of the feckless GOP beltway bunch, this has been a refreshing change and helped the Kentucky Senator establish himself as a true contender for the 2016 Presidential nomination. While this trait is without doubt a positive one, Rand Paul's criticism of Republican's efforts to establish voter ID laws in various states is the wrong issue to tackle and counterproductive to the overall goals of increasing genuine...
  • Democratic Party Loses Support of Every Group but Black Americans

    09/12/2014 10:36:44 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 46 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 12, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    As the 2014 midterm races heat up Democrats across the nation are faced with the reality that they have lost the confidence of nearly every demographic group who will cast their votes in November. Recent polling indicates that women voters, a long-held Democratic Party constituency now prefer the Republican Party, leaving black Americans as the only group the Democratic Party has not lost the support of. As President Obama has suffered through historically low public support heading into his final election of consequence, he still maintains 89 percent approval ratings among African-Americans, compared to only 38 percent of all likely...
  • Democrats Use Ferguson to Relive the Sixties and Register Voters for 2014

    08/19/2014 2:04:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Sometimes I feel like I've fallen into a time warp here. A Democrat governor's just sent in the National Guard to shut down a bunch of black protesters. The Democrats are doing sit-ins in the offices of somebody named Nixon. I mean, if you stop and think about it, if you're old enough, this is really uncanny. I know how this is gonna turn out. It's in the cards, folks. This is a fait accompli. This is so intense, there is so much riding on the line in this incident in St. Louis, which is not common,...
  • Democratic activists were behind controversial Klan ads in Mississippi

    08/04/2014 9:41:04 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 16 replies
    A Democratic activist has claimed responsibility for controversial radio ads that attempted to tie Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel to the Ku Klux Klan. Harrisí claim counters charges leveled by the McDaniel campaign that the Republican Establishment and GOP operative Henry Barbour were responsible for the ads.
  • Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

    07/22/2014 8:28:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2014 8:50 PM EDT
    Civil rights leaders at the NAACPís annual convention worry that black voters wonít show up at voting booths in November this year. Black voting turnout hit records in presidential elections during Barack Obamaís presidency but dropped sharply in 2010. A wave of newly elected Republicans passed several laws targeting voter fraud after those elections that critics say make it harder for minorities to vote. Ö
  • Black Southern Voters, Poised to Play a Historic Role

    07/18/2014 6:34:39 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    ny times ^ | 7-18-2014 | NATE†COHN
    Southern black voters donít usually play a decisive role in national elections. They were systematically disenfranchised for 100 years after the end of the Civil War. Since the days of Jim Crow, a fairly unified white Southern vote has often determined the outcome of elections. This November could be different. Nearly five decades after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, black voters in the South are poised to play a pivotal role in this yearís midterm elections. If Democrats hold the Senate, they will do so because of Southern black voters. The timing ó 50 years after the passage...
  • Black Democrats Tell Thad Cochran: We Own You Now

    06/30/2014 4:56:08 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6-30-14 | Tony Lee
    Nothing in life is free. And now that Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) was able to narrowly beat his Tea Party rival, due to thousands of black Democrats who crossed party lines to vote in the GOP primary runoff, his new constituency is looking to cash in on their influence. In their minds, Cochran, who is in line to chair the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee if Republicans take back the Senate, is now a part of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)--and should vote like a CBC member. According to Politico, "Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are talking about what they...
  • McDaniel Blows it in Mississippi by Ignoring Blacks

    06/30/2014 4:38:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 207 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2014 | Star Parker
    Incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochranís successful game plan, which drove his run-off victory over Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel for Mississippiís Republican Senate nomination, was unconventional. But most incredible was the success of this game plan Ė to reach out to liberal black churches and get Democrat black voters to turn out and vote for Cochran Ė despite being executed in broad daylight. Soon after Cochran lost to McDaniel in the primary, necessitating a run-off because McDaniel fell short of getting 50 percent of the vote, papers reported the intent of Cochranís team to turn out black Democrats to overcome...
  • Florida Reignites Voter Suppression (Afro Reports)

    06/26/2014 7:08:16 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 19 replies
    The Afro ^ | 6/25/14 | Zenitha Prince
    The roots of modern-day voter suppression is buried in Florida, and it grew and blossomed during the 2000 presidential elections. ďFlorida is the state where awareness of how serious flaws in elections administration could result in voters being disenfranchised developed,Ē said Marcia Johnson-Blanco, coordinator, Voting Rights Project, Lawyersí Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.votersuppression2 The critical role of Florida in deciding the presidential contest between Republican candidate George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore, and the narrow margin by which the outcome was decided shined a global-sized spotlight on the state, revealing several election irregularities. Before the elections, state officials...
  • BREAKING: 25,000-35,000 Democratic Voters Carried Thad Cochran to Victory

    06/26/2014 7:53:51 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 260 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Mitch McConnell, the NRSC and the Chamber of Commerce went all in for moderate Thad Cochran in Mississippi (57% conservative rating with Heritage Action): Back in Washington, Cochranís most important allies resolved to muffle their anxiety and stick with him for another three weeks. The Chamber of Commerce polled the race, concluded the senator had a difficult but viable path to victory; the group began brainstorming inventive ways to make a splash in the state, culminating with a sensational commercial starring NFL legend Brett Favre. National Republican Senatorial Committee political director Ward Baker, confronted with Beltway pessimism about Cochranís chances,...
  • Mississippi: McDaniel Polling Ahead (of Thad Cochran), Black Voters Still a Big Unknown

    06/23/2014 1:07:25 PM PDT · by rface · 12 replies
    Jackson Free Press ^ | 6.23.2014 | R.L. Nave
    By most accounts, going into tomorrow's Republican primary for U.S. Senate, state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Laurel has a commanding advantage over the incumbent, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. That is, among likely GOP voters. Over the weekend, Chism Strategiesóa Democratic firm that has commissioned several polls since the June 3 primary election that resulted in a runoffóunveiled its latest survey of Republicans that shows McDaniel leading Cochran by eight points. For the first time since Chism began polling, the lead is well outside the 4 percent margin of error. "Unless Cochran expands the electorate with general-election Republicans and crossover Democrats,...
  • Democrats Could Win Eric Cantorís House SeatóWith Black Votes

    06/11/2014 5:12:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Root ^ | June 11, 2014 | Charles D. Ellison, DC correspondent, Philadelphia Tribune & Uptown
    Donít sleep. In a district thatís 20 percent black, if they played their cards right, Democrats could turn Rep. Cantorís primary loss into a general election win. Pundits, prognosticators and backseat-driving know-it-alls are chatting up everything you need to know about House Majority Leader Eric Cantorís (R-Va.) karma-driven primary loss Tuesday night, with politicos scrambling to understand David Brat: a once-puckish Tea Party upstart and Cantor twin with only $200,000 in the bank who managed to unseat the second most powerful cat in the House armed with $5 million plus. But, the Spidey sense should buzz after those third-eye folks...
  • NAACP Head Praises Rand Paul

    04/22/2014 9:25:59 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 56 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 4 22 14 | Matt K. Lewis
    Over at NPR, Liz Holloran's latest piece on Sen. Rand Paul's efforts to loosen the Democratic Party's lock on black votes included some positive feedback from a prominent African-American leader: "He's a different voice in the arena that we don't traditionally hear," says Lorraine Miller, acting head of the NAACP, who expects to invite Paul to speak at the organization's July national conference in Las Vegas. "He's an engaging guy ó that's why we want to talk to him," Miller says. Miller is not the only black leader who has been intrigued by Paul, whose father, former Texas Rep. Ron...
  • KKK Flyers Passed Out to Residents

    03/30/2014 4:32:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    WBRZ ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | Chris Nakamoto
    A disturbing flyer began circulating through some neighborhoods in Eunice this weekend. The flyer showcases the phone numbers for two KKK groups, calling themselves the White Knights. The flyer states, "the law abiding citizens in your community can sleep in peace knowing the klan is awake." The flyers were distributed to the homes of African-American residents over the weekend, according to KATC-TV. The papers were reportedly in bags filled with rocks and tossed at the homes of residents KATC reported. Eunice Deputy Chief Varden Guillory said multiple people in Eunice made complaints to the police department about the incident. The...
  • Sowell: Republicans and Blacks

    03/24/2014 1:17:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 25, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Recently former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice to those who have long been urging the Republican Party to reach out to black voters. Not only is that long overdue, what is also long overdue is putting some time ó and, above all, some serious thought ó into how to go about doing it. Too many Republicans seem to think that the way to "reach out" is to offer blacks and other minorities what the Democrats are offering them. Some have even suggested that the channels to use are organizations like the NAACP and black "leaders" like Jesse...
  • Rand Paul's Heading Deep Into Democratic Terrain: Wants to lure young and black voters to the GOP.

    03/20/2014 7:08:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    National Journal ^ | 03/20/2014 | Shane Goldmacher
    The conservative 2016 contender wants to lure young and black voters to the GOP, so he's taking his message to them. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BERKELEY, Calif. Ė Rand Paul's swing through Berkeley is just the beginning of his foray into traditionally Democratic territory. After his visit to this liberal stronghold, where he's speaking to students about the NSA and privacy, the Kentucky senator will make stops at the National Urban League in July and at the NAACP in the coming months, if an informal invitation from the group is made official. He's also plotting a trip to Chicago and Milwaukee, Paul said...
  • Black GOP hopes for banner 2014

    03/15/2014 6:12:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Phillytrib.com ^ | 2/9/14 | Charles D Ellison
    ....While GOP enthusiasm mounts for a retake of the Senate, the Republican National Committee is spicing up its Black minority outreach operations. Not that thereís any expectation of a sudden groundswell of grassroots support for the GOP from African Americans ó in fact, most observers laugh that off as fiction. But, Republican strategists hope that this Congressional midterm cycle could give Black voters something to think about, or maybe pause long enough to take a broader look at the political landscape. ďThe response to the RNCís initiative to engage Black voters and share our positive message has been phenomenal,Ē said...
  • Eye on 2016, Clintons Rebuild Bond With Blacks

    11/30/2013 12:56:44 PM PST · by kristinn · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, November 30, 2013 | Amy Chozick and Jonathan Martin
    Inside Bright Hope Baptist Church, the luminaries of Philadelphiaís black political world gathered for the funeral of former Representative William H. Gray III in July. Dozens of politicians ó city, state and federal ó packed the pews as former President Bill Clinton offered a stirring eulogy, quoting Scripture and proudly telling the crowd that he was once described as ďthe only white man in America who knew all the verses to ĎLift Every Voice and Sing.í Ē But it was the presence and behavior of Hillary Rodham Clinton that most intrigued former Gov. Edward G. Rendell: During a quiet moment,...
  • Not all millennials are white and privileged!

    10/19/2013 2:36:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | October 18, 2013 | Sydette Harry
    A lot of us are fighting for an education, battling inequality and marching for justice. Quit calling us lazy! [SNIP] ....... Iím an early millennial, born in 1984, and when I started my education, I was able to attend a classroom that had gifted and special-ed programming in my neighborhood with an average class size of 20. Current millennials in Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia are having sit-ins and organizing unions, as their schools are closed with class sizes of 29 called too small. When children are left crying at the end of the year because their schools wonít reopen, what...
  • New U.S. mayor sets sights on 'black nation'

    09/29/2013 4:52:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 126 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/29/2013 | unknown`
    Voters in Jackson, Miss., a mid-sized city in the heart of the Deep South, have picked a Democrat as their mayor. Whatís different about this individual is that he is a former leader of the Republic of New Afrika, a group dedicated to creating an independent black nation out of five southern states. Now leading the city of about 175,000 is Chokwe Lumumba Ė who has a long history of radical activism and whose plans for the largest city in Mississippi could be called ďrevolutionary.Ē A co-founder of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, which promotes black ďself-determination,Ē Lumumba was sworn...
  • Stark Divide Between Blacks, Whites on Gun Control and Health Care

    09/27/2013 12:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The National Journal ^ | September 26, 2013 | Ronald Brownstein
    United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll finds that contrasting racial attitudes loom as an ever more powerful force in politics.Immigration isn't the only issue that represents a hurdle for Republicans hoping to improve their performance among Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans, and other minority voters. This week's United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll tested attitudes about two of the most incendiary issues now dividing the parties in Washington: health reform and gun control. While the survey found substantial convergence between whites and minorities on some fronts, it also underscored the consistent tendency of minorities to support a more activist role for Washington...
  • How slavery continues to shape Southern politics

    09/24/2013 8:03:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Facing South Blog ^ | September 23, 2013 | Sue Sturgis
    The slave population, shown in the above map based on the 1860 census, was concentrated in counties where cotton plantations dominated the local economy. Whites in these areas today express more racial resentment and are more likely to vote Republican and oppose affirmative action than other Southerners, a new study finds. Whites who live in areas of the South once dominated by the plantation economy and slavery are much more likely than other Southerners to express colder feelings toward African Americans, to oppose affirmative action, and to vote Republican. Those are among the findings of a groundbreaking new study titled...
  • Democratic mayoral candidates gather at Rev. Al Sharpton's headquarters...

    09/08/2013 6:36:49 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 8, 2013 | Erin Durkin
    The day began at Sharptonís House of Justice in Harlem, where each candidate took a turn at the mic to make their cases one final time, with Sharpton holding court.
  • Democrats Continue to Prove that It's All about Vote-Buying

    08/12/2013 5:15:07 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 12, 2013 | W.A. Beatty
    Here's something I'll wager that we don't hear about from Al Sharpton, or Jesse Jackson, or Sheila Jackson Lee, or Jeremiah Wright, or Barack Hussein Obama, or the NAACP, or any Democrat for that matter. Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ), a Democrat and civil rights icon, speaking while aboard Air Force One about his "Great Society" to two sympathetic governors, said, "I'll have them niggers voting Democratic for the next two hundred years."
  • Obama Fooled the Hip-Hop Community

    06/13/2013 12:18:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Root ^ | June 13, 2013 | Erik Nielson
    Erik Nielson, writing at the Huffington Post, says that President Obama deceived many who supported him during his first presidential campaign, including hip-hop artists. He says that Obama's policies havenít helped the minorities who elected him to office. There was something remarkable about seeing rappers pledge their support to a mainstream presidential candidate, especially given the history of antipathy between national politicians and hip hop. And, of course, there was something equally remarkable about watching a future president embrace hip hop culture. Indeed, whereas politicians on both sides of the aisle had made a political tradition out of demonizing hip...
  • Blacks outvoted whites in 2012, the first time on record (and they got their Socialist)

    05/10/2013 5:24:07 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 43 replies
    cnn ^ | 5/10/2013 | Dan Merica
    A new Census Bureau report shows a higher percentage of African-Americans than whites voted in a presidential election for the first time in history last year during the matchup between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney. The report, released Wednesday, found that more than 66% of eligible blacks voted in the presidential contest. Only 64.1% of whites turned out to vote. This marks the first time since 1968 that blacks turned out at a higher rate the whites. In addition to blacks turning out at a higher rate, the number of Asian and Hispanic voters grew from 2008 to...
  • Rand Paul's Play to Win Over Black Voters at Howard University

    04/09/2013 9:25:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/09/2013 | By Elahe Izadi
    The GOP minority outreach efforts continue: This time, itís Sen. Rand Paul taking the message to a historically black university. How the libertarian-minded senator is received will indicate how well GOP is making inroads with minorities. Paul will be delivering a speech at Howard University on Wednesday, where heíll talk about ďthe importance of outreach to younger voters, as well as minority groups,Ē according to his office. He also plans to address school choice and civil liberties. The Kentucky Republicanís appearance echoes the recommendations made in the Republican National Committeeís autopsy report, detailing why the party lost the 2012 election...
  • The Red and the Black - Seeking black votes could be the GOPís secret weapon.

    03/25/2013 8:46:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 58 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 25, 2013 | Deroy Murdock
    South Carolina senator Tim Scott speaks at CPAC, March 14, 2013. ‚ÄėWhat have the Democrats done for you lately?‚ÄĚRepublicans should start asking black Americans that question ‚ÄĒ early and often. Doing so could become the GOP‚Äôs secret weapon.As Republicans regroup after presidential and Senate campaigns that they should have won easily last November, they should seek votes among the 41 million black Americans whom Democrats take for granted, and Republicans lately have written off. Here‚Äôs why engaging black voters could revitalize the GOP.Republicans need not win the black vote, or even a third of it. Securing 15 percent of the...
  • Black Chamber of Commerce CEO on Obama: ĎI had hopes because he was black, shame on meí [VIDEO]

    02/26/2013 3:44:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | february 25, 2013 | Nicholas Ballasy
    National Black Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Harry C. Alford told The Daily Caller that he ĒignoredĒ President Obamaís ďspread the wealthĒ comment in 2008 and ďhad hopesĒ for him ďbecause he was black.Ē ďI donít really support him too well and he knows it and thatís a badge of honor. Heís bad. Heís bad and I supported him. I voted for him the first time around. I had hopes because he was black. Shame on me,Ē Alford told TheDC at the National Press Club after an anti-gun control news conference. ďThen when he started doing all these executive...
  • Blacks Are Fed Up with Obama; Itís about Time!

    02/17/2013 9:36:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2013 | Crystal Wright
    An increasing number of blacks appear to finally be getting angry with Obama. Itís just too bad it took four years and voting for Obama a second time for blacks to realize the president doesnít care about their interests. Immigration and the presidentís determination to get legislation passed granting amnesty to an estimated 11-20 million illegal aliens seems to be the straw that broke black liberalsí backs. Recently some Black Americans have been calling into black talk radio shows like ďKeeping it Real with Al Sharpton, complaining immigration is not an important issue to them. This is despite Al Sharptonís...
  • Many African-Americans Concerned About Obamaís Focus on Immigrant Rights

    02/11/2013 4:15:30 PM PST · by kristinn · 91 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Monday, February 11, 2013 | William Douglas and Franco Ordonez
    No sooner did President Barack Obama and a group of senators separately outline proposals to revamp the nationís immigration system than the phone lines on several African-American-oriented talk radio shows heated up with callers blasting the plans. ďAmnesty,Ē complained Frankie from Maryland recently on the nationally syndicated ďKeeping it Real with Al Sharpton.Ē A political payback to Hispanic voters that does little or nothing for African-Americans, reasoned Sam from Milwaukee on Wisconsinís 1290 WMCS AMís ďEarl Ingram Show.Ē SNIP Still, Ingram says many of his listeners see Obamaís attempt to push forward on immigration as a reminder of what the...
  • Black Low Info Voter Converted!

    02/02/2013 10:06:00 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 25 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 2-2-13 | Lloyd Marcus
    Hi Folks, This is a quick blog from the road. I am on the west coast promoting our first national TV ad confronting Obama's tyranny. Since the election, Obama's fundamental transformation of America has accelerated to warp speed. Every day we are hit with a new crisis, equaling a new excuse to attack and eliminate another one of our God given freedoms. Low-info voters swallow Obama and the Democrat's lies hook, line and sinker. So, I got this text from my brother David who lives on the east coast early this morning at 6am. Early morning and late night calls...
  • Ministers call for united black vote to replace Jackson Jr.

    01/31/2013 1:59:47 PM PST · by Proud2BeRight · 14 replies
    WLS TV Channel 7 Chicago ^ | January 30, 2013 | Charles Thomas
    Aggressive TV ads and racial politics take center stage in the race to replace Jesse Jackson Junior in the 2nd Congressional District. "I don't have enough words to say thank you. All I can say is I'll give you my whole heart and soul," State Sen. Toi Hutchison said Wednesday as a group of African-American ministers prayed that the other black candidates- Robin Kelly, Alderman Anthony Beale and State Senator Napoleon Harris  would remove themselves from the ballot. They believe by having one black candidate, it would be easier for an African-American to win on February 26. "
  • NAACP president: Black people worse off under Obama

    01/29/2013 4:30:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    washington times ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous said Sunday, perhaps unwittingly, that black Americans ďare doing far worseĒ than when President Obama first took office. ďThe countryís back to pretty much where it was when this president started,Ē Mr. Jealous told MSNBC host David Gregory on ďMeet the Press.Ē ďWhite people in this country are doing a bit better. Black people are doing far worse.Ē