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  • Republicans Can Get More Black Votes

    02/10/2016 10:23:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Star Parker
    The 2012 presidential election delivered a wake-up call to the Republican Party to improve communication with minorities. The realization that the American presidency can now be won with support of less than 40 percent of white voters -- Obama won with just 39 percent -- was a bombshell. When Ronald Reagan was elected president in November 1980, 88 percent of the electorate was white. In 2012, when Barack Obama was elected, this was down to 72 percent. Pew Research projects that in 2016 the percentage of white voters will be down to 69 percent. This trend will continue, as America...
  • The rarely discussed support for gun rights among black voters

    01/30/2016 7:04:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Gun rights is a topic which seems all too readily broken down among racial lines if you get all of your news from cable TV or the New York Times. Black Americans don’t like guns and white people are just crazy about them, right? (Or just crazy, I suppose.) But while there are some definite trends to support the stereotype, no group is ever as homogeneous as the press would have you believe. While I rarely turn to NPR for my news, I ran across an interesting interview this month conducted by Karen Grigsby Bates, speaking with one black gun...
  • Is This the Beginning of the End for Blacks and Dems?

    01/28/2016 9:30:57 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/29/16 | Keli Goff
    The Obama era represents a peak in black voters’ identification with the Democratic Party, which will have to fight to retain their loyalty. While President Obama made history by becoming the first black president in 2008, black voters made history four years later. In 2012, for the first time ever, black voter turnout nationally surpassed that of all other groups. But that is unlikely to happen in tomorrow’s election. An even bigger question to consider, however, is whether it will ever happen again. Black voter enthusiasm has been at an all-time high during the era of the first black president,...
  • Did Trump Play the Race Card?

    12/05/2015 7:00:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    Donald Trump's highly publicized meeting with a group of black pastors was met immediately with reactions ranging from skepticism to condemnation. Critics were immediately justified when numerous individuals on Trump's "endorsement" list spoke out to clarify that they had only agreed to meet with the real estate mogul turned presidential candidate, rather than agreeing to endorse him. Those who did lend their names to the Trump candidacy were predictably branded sellouts. But what was missed in all the name calling and outrage was the overall necessity of Trump's move, even if it was poorly executed. Trump recognizes what Romney did...
  • For the media and the GOPe Trump’s Black voter support is the “Elephant in the room”

    11/29/2015 9:24:44 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/29/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There have been at least two surveys showing Donald Trump getting between 25% (nationwide) and 13% (Florida) of the Black vote in a general election against Hillary Clinton. In a very detailed October survey of Florida voters, Clinton gets 82% of the Black vote and Trump gets 13%; with 5% undecided. This means Clinton’s current solid Black vote in Florida is just 77% but can go up to only 82%, and Trump already has the potential to get 18%. Clinton is in trouble with Blacks now and things can potentially get much worse. Trump, however, is doing better than he...
  • Trump should call for a new “Project Exile” to deport illegal criminals, help cities fight crime

    11/20/2015 8:18:59 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/20/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The City of Baltimore trails only St. Louis in the rate of murders it has seen thus far this year. To address the carnage in these and other Democrat run cities, Donald Trump should support a new “Project Exile.” “Project Exile” was a tactic which bypassed local courts for trial in federal courtrooms when guns were involved. The gun toting criminals in Virginia’s capital City Richmond, never knew if they were facing local law enforcement or the full weight of the federal government until it was too late. Throughout the life of the project sometimes a coin flip in the...
  • Beyond Rand: The GOP Can Win Black Votes

    06/01/2015 8:06:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 1, 2015 | Keli Goff
    The Kentucky senator gets a lot of attention for his outreach efforts. But hes not the only Republican looking to win black voters in the post-Obama era. If Republicans really care about winning in 2016, then they may want to pay more attention to the voters who havent ever voted Republican. With each passing election the Republican electorate has gotten older and whiter, while America is getting younger and browner. That presents a problem for what is increasingly becoming the Gray Old Party. The only real choice for Republicans is to win a meaningful share of brown or black voters....
  • The Lefts Use of Black People

    12/30/2014 3:32:37 AM PST · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | Walter Williams
    Back in the day, when hunting was the major source of food, hunters often used stalking horses as a means of sneaking up on their quarry. They would walk on the opposite side of the horse until they were close enough to place a good shot on whatever they were hunting. A stalking horse not only concealed them but also, if their target was an armed man and they were discovered, would take the first shot. Thats what blacks are to liberals and progressives in their efforts to transform America stalking horses.
  • Have Black Voters Left the Building?

    12/08/2014 8:35:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-8-14 | M. Joseph Sheppard
    In July, New York Times political writer Nate Cohn wrote a long piece, "Demographic Shift Black Southern Voters, Poised to Play a Historic Role," in which he surveyed the collapse of white support for the Democratic Party (in the November election, Senator Landrieu in Louisiana received only 18 percent of the white vote) and the vital, as he saw it, new role of Southern black voters. Using Georgia as an example, Cohn found that "demographics" might win the Senate for the Dems: Today, 57 percent of black Americans live in the South; more than one million black Southerners today were...
  • Does Rand Paul have any black friends apart from his consultants?

    11/29/2014 4:26:03 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    Rand considers himself a new messiah to black voters. Does he have any black friends or did he have any in college? Bill Cassidy for instance isn't as hip as Rand but I know he has a black friend because I saw a picture of his rock band. The same thing with Hispanics. Rand says he knows of no hispanics on welfare which is why he supports amnesty. How many hispanics did he deal as a doctor in Kentucky? Im sure he has hispanic consultant friends.
  • If I Were Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan

    11/02/2014 9:29:39 AM PST · by dignitasnews · 18 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | November 1, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In 1965 radio legend Paul Harvey first aired his now-famous piece entitled If I were the Devil which examined which steps the Great Deceiver would take in order to win the battle for man's soul. The agendalisted matched (frighteningly) realities of an American culturewhich has gone from a God-fearing and industrious nation into one ripe for misery and plunder. Like somany Progressives, Earl Ofari Hutchinson used the lead-up to the midterm elections to warn in the "Huffington Post" that A Republican Wave Will Further Sink Black Americaand throughout the yearthe Democratic Party has made ceaseless attempts to paint conservatives and...
  • Maybe enough is finally enough in St. Louis County as Black Democrats endorse White Republican

    10/06/2014 10:06:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/6/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Beware of the low flying pigs as you watch hell freeze over; a group of Black Democrats in St. Louis County has endorsed White Republican Rick Stream in his race for County Executive. The group known as the Fannie Lou Hamer Coalition (FLHC), named for the Voting Rights giant who worked to give Blacks the right to vote in Mississippi during the summer of 1965, has finally awakened to the fact that Democrats do not care about them and never have. They point to the continuing failure of the countys schools to educate Black children and the Democrats shameless pandering...
  • Are Black Voters Turning Against Obama?

    07/17/2014 9:28:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    It may be too soon to label it a trend and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans. Last Friday in Chicago, a group of black residents of the city's South Side, staged a protest against the violent shootings that are becoming as commonplace as White Sox games at Cellular Field. It wasn't just the protest that should concern the administration and Democrats; it was the language used by some of the protesters, many of whom at the time...
  • A Baptist Preacher Fires Back at a Republican (Circular) Firing Squad

    07/12/2014 10:53:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/12/14 | Jerry Todd
    First Union Missionary Baptist Church, Meridian, MS is where we learned how Thad Cochrans corrupt Senatorial re-election campaign upped the black vote by 30,000 over the last election with blatant lies and walking around money to narrowly beat opponent Chris McDaniel in last months Republican primary. The folks there are a bit upset with church member Rev. Stevie Fielder, the guy who broke the news. The media erroneously reported he was an Associate Pastor. No one I know blames the congregation for yielding to endless propaganda and sleazy enticements. (1) These very nice folks are upset with themselves for being...
  • Mississippi Blacks will still be voting Democrat for the next 200 years and still getting nowhere

    07/11/2014 10:35:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/11/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When Democrat President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, he was doing so very reluctantly. He knew that the 1960 census had shown what he correctly considered a shift to the Right in the South that would make it difficult, if not impossible, for Democrats to win the White House in the future. Being the Machiavellian sneak that he was, Johnson probably looked back at his support for Operation Wetback which deported about 1.5 million Mexicans who were in the Southwest illegally as a lost opportunity to restock the Democrat voter pool. With that chance lost, Johnson and...
  • 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 Cochrans successful game plan, which drove his run-off victory over Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel for Mississippis Republican Senate nomination, was unconventional. But most incredible was the success of this game plan to reach out to liberal black churches and get Democrat black voters to turn out and vote for Cochran 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 Cochrans team to turn out black Democrats to overcome...
  • NAACP Wants Thad Cochran To 'Show Some Reciprocity'

    06/26/2014 2:48:16 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 54 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/26/14 | Sam Levine
    Mississippi NAACP, said that Cochran could thank black voters by supporting efforts to re-establish protections in the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down last year. "Our advocacy towards his office is to support amending the Voting Rights Act, free of any conditions such as voter ID," Johnson said. "I think this is an opportunity for him to show some reciprocity for African-Americans providing a strong level of support for him." Johnson said that there are currently no Republicans who support re-establishing the formula eliminated by the Supreme Court last year, though Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and a...
  • Tea Party Alive And Well And Influencing Blacks

    05/12/2014 4:07:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2014 | Star Parker
    Whats all the crowing about regarding North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis victory in the North Carolina Republican Senate primary this week? Im talking about the crowing that this is some kind of defeat for the Tea Party. Sure, Greg Brannon was the Tea Party candidate and endorsed by Rand Paul. And, yes, the Republican establishment big names including, of course, Mr. Establishment, Karl Rove - came out and backed Tillis with endorsements and lots of money. But lets not get carried away, folks. Tillis is an experienced politician with solid limited government, pro-family, pro-life credentials. And Rand Paul...
  • In Playing the Race Card, Obama Pulls a Joker

    04/17/2014 9:55:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | John Kass
    It was disappointing the other day to see President Barack Obama embracing the vulgar race hustler Al Sharpton. President Obama once eloquently confronted race in a memorable speech in Philadelphia in 2008. That speech was remarkable and honest and, to borrow a favorite word of the political left that still fawns over him, it was nuanced. But there was nothing particularly remarkable about Obama standing next to the preening Sharpton, speaking in New York to his National Action Network. Except that Obama expertly used a message of victimization to begin energizing black voters, who provide the electoral foundation for the...
  • [Walter Williams] Black People Duped

    03/04/2014 3:06:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 3/4/2014 | Walter Williams
    People in the media and academia are mostly leftists hellbent on growing government and controlling our lives. Black people, their politicians and civil rights organizations have become unwitting accomplices. The leftist pretense of concern for the well-being of black people confers upon them an aura of moral superiority and, as such, gives more credibility to their calls for increasing government control over our lives. Ordinary black people have been sold on the importance of electing blacks to high public office. After centuries of black people having been barred from high elected office, no decent American can have anything against their...
  • Wake Me When Someone 'Comes Out' -- As a Black Republican

    02/13/2014 5:07:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Michael Sam appears to be a fine young man. But, no, he isn't the first openly gay male U.S. athlete to play in a major sport. And "brave"? Can we please dispense with the absurd Jackie Robinson comparisons? Wake me when a black collegiate pro prospect "comes out" as a Republican. A starting senior on the University of Missouri football team, Sam looks like a mid-round draft pick in the NFL. He recently "came out" to his teammates, many of whom said they already knew or suspected. Neither teammates nor coaches had an issue. Most normal people ask, "Who cares?"...
  • America's Knockout Novel: The Adventures of Huck Finn

    12/10/2013 3:45:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2013 | Lee Culpepper
    With recent footage of black teenagers cold-cocking random strangers in a deadly game known as Knockout, Americans should recognize how badly our country needs a selfless voice of leadership heard in all of our homes. But until the dignified message of someone like Dr. Ben Carson becomes mainstream, Mark Twains classic punch to the face has always packed the power to knock some sense in to people who need it the most. Nearly 130 years after The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published, Twains timeless lessons on race and humanity continue to offer America a remedy to racial bigotry --...
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine

    11/23/2013 4:01:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2013 | Steve Deace
    This one is truly a man bites dog story. Never before has a campaign for a seat on a local community college board mattered so much to so many, and we have Dave Wilson in Houston to thank for it. For Dave Wilson has proven that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Dave Wilson wouldve made C. Thomas Howells character in the 1980s cult classic movie Soul Man proud. The Caucasian Wilson took a page right out of that movies controversial playbook by leading voters in a largely black district to believe he was also black in order to win...
  • Time to Abandon the Government Plantation

    07/15/2013 8:37:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    President Obama benefited from over ninety percent support from black Americans in the last two elections, but more and more blacks are questioning whether Democrats, with their divisive special interest politics, are really benefiting them. Black conservative Larry Elder's column Obama Will Make Blacks Vote Republican acknowledged that if a white president had presided over America for the last five years, blacks would have been marching on Washington. When Obama came into office black unemployment was 12.7 percent; black unemployment remains at 13.7 percent. Elder summed up the results for blacks under the first black president: "The median income of...
  • Run Guillory Against Landrieu For Louisiana Senate Seat

    07/15/2013 4:20:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Star Parker
    Amid the dense fog and hot air blowing around the Republican Party, a new voice of clarity has emerged. Its the voice of Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory, who announced several weeks ago his departure from the Democratic Party, which he calls the party of disappointment, to become a Republican. I wrote about Guillory a few weeks ago after I met him at the @Large conference in Baton Rouge, where he announced his change of party. Subsequently, Guillory explained why he, a black Democrat, would become a Republican in a video that went viral, and he continues to deliver his...
  • Two Black Democrats Become Republicans in Louisiana

    06/17/2013 4:01:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2013 | Star Parker
    Anyone who doubts that the Republican Party can attract black voters needs only look south to Louisiana. At a conference held in Baton Rouge at the end of May, called @Large and aimed to attract black conservatives, black Democrat Elbert Guillary, a member of the state legislature, announced that he was switching party and becoming a Republican. Less than two weeks later, just up the road in Central City, Louisiana, black Democrat city councilman Ralph Washington who attended this same @Large conference, made the same announcement hes becoming a Republican. Its really not such a mystery. The mystery...
  • Five Decades of Lies Help Dems Create Monolithic Black Vote

    04/11/2013 5:00:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Larry Elder
    As recently as 1956, nearly 39 percent of blacks voted Republican in that year's presidential election. After the Civil War, Abe Lincoln's Republican Party easily carried the black vote -- where blacks were allowed to vote. Unwelcome in the Democratic Party, most blacks voted Republican and continued to do so through the early part of the 20th century. It wasn't until 1948, when 77 percent of the black vote went to Harry Truman, who had desegregated the military, that a majority of blacks identified themselves as Democrats. Yet, as a percentage of the party, more Republicans voted for the passage...
  • 5 Groups Of Obama Voters That Are Being Crushed By Democrats

    03/30/2013 5:54:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2013 | John Hawkins
    Hollywood, the mainstream media and the public school system are all almost entirely controlled by people and groups friendly to the Democrat Party. Yet and still, even with that almost overwhelming advantage, Democrats can't do any better than a rough parity with the Republicans. If the tables were turned and the GOP controlled what you see on TV, in the news and what your kids are taught at school the same way the Democrats do, the Republican Party would win every presidential election and would permanently maintain unassailable majorities in Congress. So, why aren't the Democrats running away with every...
  • The Monolithic Black Vote -- and My Republican Dad

    11/15/2012 6:00:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Larry Elder
    In 13 wards in Philadelphia, reports the Inquirer, President Barack Obama received 99 percent of the vote! A local Democratic ward leader outlined the strategy: "In this election, you had to point out to people what was at stake. And in many cases, they felt that the Romney doctrine was not going to favor the working man." Obama appears to have held on to most of his percentage of the black vote from 2008 -- even though the black unemployment rate in October reached 14.3 percent. Emmanuel Cleaver, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, admitted: "If (former President) Bill...
  • What Went Wrong Last Tuesday

    11/12/2012 4:33:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Star Parker
    Disbelief is the word that defines the Republican state of mind in the wake of the 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama. The obvious questions are: How can Americans have re-elected a president who has presided over an economy where unemployment still hovers at 8 percent ? And, How can Americans have re-elected a president who still doesnt grasp that his big government policies are what have blocked our economic recovery? The Republican Party needs to take responsibility for this disaster. Nothing in the outcome of this election is a surprise. The realities which produced these election results have been...
  • Lets help Black pastors cut their communitys support for Obama by 25%

    10/10/2012 1:19:28 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | OCTOBER 10TH, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    Heres a way to make a contribution to a group that can do real damage to Barack Obamas reelection plans. As Democrats brace for the Vice Presidential debate they must be mentally cataloging the worst gaffes from Joe Biden. They have to know Paul Ryan will bring up Bidens empty claims that the Recovery Summers would bring 500,000 new jobs and magically improve our sick economy. There will be many Biden gaffes served up to him by Ryan tomorrow night, but the biggest one will remain unsaid. Ryan will not mention Bidens early May comments in support of Gay marriage....
  • Dear black voters, a picture to debunk all the "racist" claims

    10/07/2012 10:27:05 AM PDT · by Milagros · 82 replies
    Dear black voters, a picture to debuke all the "racist" claims
  • Time For Blacks to Leave the Democratic Party

    10/03/2012 9:47:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2012 | Susan Brown
    Speaking at the National Press Club in late September, black pastor Bishop E. W. Jackson unapologetically said it was time for black Americans to take a stand for what is right and called for a mass exodus from the Democrat Party due to the "irreconcilable conflict" between what the Democrat Party represents and their faith in God. Regrettably, the Democrat Party has drawn a line in the sand forcing Christians of all colors to decide whether they will stand for their faith or against it if they stay in a party that blasphemes God when giving standing ovations for...
  • Blacks are abandoning the Democratic Party

    10/02/2012 3:16:38 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/1/12 | E.W. Jackson
    For more than 50 years, the black community has been the wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party. That may be changing. In spite of the overwhelmingly liberal voting patterns of black voters, they are an essentially conservative community. Americans of African descent are more pro-life and pro-family than the average white voter and as conservative on social issues as any white evangelical. Democrats have managed to monopolize the black vote in spite of the vast chasm between the two on social issues. This philosophical difference has become more pronounced in the past 20 years, as liberals have embraced far-left...
  • 5 Reasons There Are So Few Black Americans In The Republican Party

    09/07/2012 10:18:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2012 | John Hawkins
    How is it that the party of Lincoln, a party that led the way in opposing slavery, Jim Crow laws, lynching, the KKK, poll taxes, led the way on integration and voting rights for black Americans, and percentage wise, voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act in greater numbers than Democrats is now only getting about 10% of the black vote? Democrats say racism, but any objective observer would quickly discard that explanation given the significant number of popular black Republicans. If even a large percentage of Republicans were racist, certainly Allen West, Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, Michael Steele,...
  • Democrats to Blacks: Stay Angry, Vote Democratic

    07/05/2012 4:18:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., once said: "George (W.) Bush is our 'Bull' Connor -- and if that doesn't get to you, nothing will be able to get to you. It's time for us to be able to say that we're sick and tired, we're fired up and we're not going to take it anymore." Connor was a racist sheriff who sicced dogs and water hoses on civil rights workers in the '60s. Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., says Republicans "want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws." The tactic is as obvious...
  • Conservatism 101 for those not paying attention

    11/26/2011 5:35:10 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-26-11 | Lloyd Marcus
    You and I are politically well informed. But there are many Americans like my family who do not follow politics as closely as we do. Their political views are shaped by liberal media bias hit pieces, spin, and sound bites. 99.9 % of my family are Democrats because Marcus family traditional taught us the Democrats are "for the little guy." Republicans are "rich white racists." Liberal media and the Democratic Party jointly support and promote this silly, simple lie, which still wins the Democrats 95% of the black vote. Despite me the eldest of his five children being a...
  • BLACK VOTERS ABANDON OBAMA DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT!(video)

    09/29/2011 9:04:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9/29/2011 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how a new poll shows real erosion, for the first time, in African-American attitudes toward the president. This could be a catastrophe for him!
  • Black Vote Could Tip Scales in Swing States(Scale tippers)

    10/15/2010 10:06:33 AM PDT · by jrushing · 13 replies
    DiversityInc ^ | Oct 16, 2008 | DiversityInc staff
    While there's been a great deal of speculation on the possibility of race hurting Sen. Barack Obama in the presidential election, renewed fervor on the part of Black voters may end up tipping the scales toward him in battleground states, CNN.com reports.
  • Black Voters Could Sway Midterm Races

    10/14/2010 11:50:14 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    wfsb.com ^ | 14 Oct 2010 | SONYA ROSS, Associated Press Writer
    BOWIE, Md. -- On the corner of Collington Road and Route 301, a bright blue poster screams the Democratic Party's wishful thinking at passing cars: "We've got your back President Obama." The poster, not quite big enough to qualify as a billboard, reflects an unspoken bargain between Obama and black voters: He asks, they deliver. Last week, Obama asked. Polls indicate many minority voters are discouraged and won't turn out Nov. 2 as they did for Obama two years ago, yet a solid showing among blacks could still swing several House, Senate and gubernatorial races, according to some analysts. Ruy...
  • Justice Department to blacks: We know better

    10/27/2009 9:55:37 AM PDT · by MadisonReagan · 10 replies · 883+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/27/09 | MadisonReagan
    Black voters across the land should be offended by the Obama Justice Department. In a decision last month, the department effectively told black voters in the town of Kinston, N.C., that they are too stupid to choose their own elected officials unless the candidates are identified by party label. In doing so, the department overruled Kinston's black voters themselves,....
  • OBAMA TO BLACKS: YOU'RE TOO STUPID TO KNOW HOW TO VOTE!

    10/22/2009 4:45:18 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 14 replies · 923+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 10/22/2009 | Gary P.
    Obama's Justice Department is now ordering the banning of "non-partisan" local elections in one small, predominantly black, town because without the "D" next to the candidates name, blacks will be discriminated against and too confused to know from whom to vote. Seriously, this for real.
  • First Black Party Chief Undermining Outreach to Black America?

    07/20/2009 7:05:43 AM PDT · by james.richardson · 10 replies · 1,113+ views
    RedState ^ | 7/20/09 | James Richardson
    At last weeks annual conference of the Young Republican National Federation, RNC Chairman Michael Steele joked that he would woo potential black voters with fried chicken and potato salad, prompting criticism from some prominent black Republicans that the G.O.P.s first black chief was undermining outreach to the black community. Asked how he intends to attract diverse populations to a party bereft of minority coalitions, Steele replied, My plan is to say 'Y'all come,' because a lot of you are already here." But noting that an overwhelming 95% of black voters nationwide supported Obama in last years general election, black Republican...
  • Renewed Wright Imbroglio Exposes Fissures Among Black Voters

    05/01/2008 9:46:54 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 17 replies · 55+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 2nd, 2008 | Jonathan Tilove
    Barack Obama's presidential campaign, until now, has benefited from a strong undercurrent of black nationalism among African-American voters, a racial pride and solidarity that have swelled support and muffled criticism. But his repudiation this week of his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., may unleash a more open debate in the black community, where even some who back Obama worry that he is vague or evasive in his approach to race matters. "In some ways it's a cathartic moment for African-Americans whose voices had been silenced," said Andra Gillespie, a political scientist at Emory University. There is no reason...
  • Bill Clinton courts black voters at Los Angeles churches (as Hillary's poll lead erodes)

    02/03/2008 11:05:39 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 15,087+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/3/08 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    Just more than a week after Barack Obama routed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the racially charged South Carolina primary, Bill Clinton appeared before black parishioners Sunday as the latest poll showed his wife's once commanding lead in California has eroded. Clinton's back-to-back appearances at four churches in the Los Angeles area's historical black heartland appeared intended to smooth over perceptions that the former president injected race into last month's Democratic primary in South Carolina. Obama scored a 2-to-1 victory over Hillary Rodham Clinton in that election, and the two are tied among likely Democratic primary voters in California, according to...
  • Ex-congresswoman [Cynthia McKinney]says blacks should consider third parties

    08/30/2007 2:33:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1,436+ views
    WHP-TV (Harrisburg PA) ^ | August 29, 2007
    Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney said Tuesday that black voters should consider voting for third-party candidates. Speaking to a sparsely attended Green Party gathering, the Georgia Democrat railed at her party and said black voters should not automatically vote Democratic, as an overwhelming majority now do. "We have to be willing to do something that we've never done before so that we can get some things we've never had before," said McKinney, who is black. During the 2000 presidential election, McKinney said, Democrats "didn't even fight for your right to vote and your right to representation," referring to allegations that...
  • Clinton and Obama vie to be the 'second black president'

    07/01/2007 2:59:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 787+ views
    The Canton Repository (Canton, OH) ^ | July 1, 2007 | Nedra Pickler
    If Bill Clinton was the "first black president," his wife and Barack Obama are vying to be the second. Obama, the only black running for the White House, came into a debate Thursday night at predominantly black Howard University with the crowd on his side, chanting his name as all eight Democratic candidates posed for pictures on stage. But Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared to win many of them over in an impassioned performance that addressed their anger over inequality. "If HIV/AIDS were the leading cause of death of white women between the ages of 25 and 34, there would be...
  • In Selma, Obama appeals to black voters

    03/04/2007 10:55:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,440+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/4/07 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    SELMA, Ala. - Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) reached out to the civil rights generation Sunday on the anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march, saying the protesters helped pave the way for his campaign to become the first black president. He also urged blacks to take more personal responsibility. "I stand on the shoulders of giants," the Democratic senator from Illinois told hundreds at a breakfast to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the clash between voting rights demonstrators and police. He was just 3 when police with billy clubs bloodied blacks who tried to cross the bridge out of...
  • CA:Schwarzenegger woos black voters with state grants ('pumping' Prop 49. funds to black clergy)

    10/07/2006 5:59:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 212+ views
    Hoping to attract support among black voters in his re-election race, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is aggressively courting black clergy by luring them to the same after-school aid program that was a springboard for his political career. About $500 million in state grant money for schools, nonprofit groups and faith-based institutions is available this year for the first time under Proposition 49, the initiative Schwarzenegger promoted in 2002. That effort lay the groundwork for his entry into the recall campaign the following year. In recent months, the governor's staff has been offering black churches help in applying for the competitive grants...
  • Black vote no longer a lock for Democrats

    03/02/2006 7:16:17 AM PST · by grundle · 14 replies · 776+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | March 2, 2006 | Jon Ward
    Black voters' loyalty to the Democratic Party is no longer a certainty in Maryland, especially among young independent voters, several black leaders say. "We might be the last generation of unabashed loyalists to the Democratic Party," state Senate Majority Leader Nathaniel J. McFadden of Baltimore says. "The Democratic Party is no longer a monolith for the African-American community." Rep. Albert R. Wynn of Prince George's County warns his party's leaders that "black voters can no longer be taken for granted." Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, a Republican who is the first black to win statewide office in Maryland, has been...