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Old 07-20-2012, 11:17 PM
 
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I am black for one. Two I just am curious about why the Democrats argue how anti-black the Republican party is, and yet 5% of Republicans are black. That's not a small number by a long shot, since my black people make up only 12% of voters. In other words, the remaining 7% of blacks vote either as Democrat, Independent (myself) or one of the other parties.
Your black people?
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:20 PM
 
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Your question is interesting, but your math is waaaaay off. I am Black, and an independent, but I too would be interested in hearing from black republicans. I dont see how anyone could support them in 100% in all areas, really whether you are black, white or other. I support some of their ideas, but todays party is far too radical. When Mitch McConnell can get on tv and say, the number of uninsured doesnt matter, and when the house can pass a budget gutting safety nets, yet advocating more tax cuts for corps and the wealthy, I cant support that.
I'm an independent too. How long have you been an independent? My math waaaaaaaaaaaaay off, then help a brotha out, cause I was just going by the article I read. Can you do the research?
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:35 AM
 
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I think it may have read that 5% of Republicans are Black, not that 5% of Black voters are Republican. There is a difference.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:09 AM
 
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the reason why democrats argue republican party is anti-black is because it only has 5% blacks.
But how is that Republicans fault, that more blacks dont join? Thats like blaming the Boy Scouts because more boys dont join, or cats, because dogs chase them.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:13 AM
 
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Let me explain my math since I need math lessons LOL. The article I read states that blacks make up 12% of voters or it could be the total us population. Out of that 12% black voters, 5% are Republican. So doing the math, that leaves 7% voting for other parties. Right or Wrong? There are about 40 million blacks in the USA as of 2010. I don't know the percentage of them that vote out of the 42 million. But the math I was using was 12% of ALL voters are black. So, to me, that means that if 5% of that 12% vote Republican, then that leaves 7% voting for some other party. Not hard at all using my math, ROFLOL Call it bad math or just me being tired, I use that as an excuse for my calculations. But please help a brotha out.
Oh my.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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Let me explain my math since I need math lessons LOL. The article I read states that blacks make up 12% of voters or it could be the total us population. Out of that 12% black voters, 5% are Republican. So doing the math, that leaves 7% voting for other parties. Right or Wrong? There are about 40 million blacks in the USA as of 2010. I don't know the percentage of them that vote out of the 42 million. But the math I was using was 12% of ALL voters are black. So, to me, that means that if 5% of that 12% vote Republican, then that leaves 7% voting for some other party. Not hard at all using my math, ROFLOL Call it bad math or just me being tired, I use that as an excuse for my calculations. But please help a brotha out.

.05 * .12 = .006 or .6%

But that's not accurate. Registered Republicans are 27% of the electorate as of 2011. 5% of that 27% would be 1.35% of the total electorate.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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Bad math aside, I will say 5% is higher than I thought it would be. Is that figure correct? I wonder if it really is rising.
Bush got 9% of the black vote in 2000 and 11% in 2004. Shoot, Dole got 12% in 1996, and that was against the first "black" president.

McCain got 4%.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:46 AM
 
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Bush got 9% of the black vote in 2000 and 11% in 2004. Shoot, Dole got 12% in 1996, and that was against the first "black" president.

McCain got 4%.
Thanks! I actually knew Dole's numbers oddly enough. The rest I didn't.

Voting republican is different from being a registered Republican though. I was surprised that 5% of the registered Rs were black. For some reason I had 3% stuck in my head for years.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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It's kind of interesting how Obama does not have to do a single thing for the black people, he's having to promise the earth, sun and moon and of course nice work visas and great jobs to the illegals to get their votes but he doesn't have to even promise anything to blacks who have the highest unemployment rates of all -=- he'll still win their hearts and votes no matter how nothing he does for them.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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Let me explain my math since I need math lessons LOL. The article I read states that blacks make up 12% of voters or it could be the total us population. Out of that 12% black voters, 5% are Republican. So doing the math, that leaves 7% voting for other parties. Right or Wrong? There are about 40 million blacks in the USA as of 2010. I don't know the percentage of them that vote out of the 42 million. But the math I was using was 12% of ALL voters are black. So, to me, that means that if 5% of that 12% vote Republican, then that leaves 7% voting for some other party. Not hard at all using my math, ROFLOL Call it bad math or just me being tired, I use that as an excuse for my calculations. But please help a brotha out.
Shaking my head at these "math skills"
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