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Old 11-25-2012, 02:33 AM
 
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That's odd, I thought anyone who voted for Romney was dumb....guess it works both ways.
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Dumb, no Moronically Stupid - YES.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:23 AM
 
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Just gotta love it how people only hear what they want to.

Every single MSN at one point or another told their viewers this year: "you have to be really ignorant to vote for <obama>/<Romney>"

obama got the african-american vote because of one thing:

You don't bite the hand that feeds you

This video was from the last election cycle and as we can see people didn't vote because of their knowledge of current affairs and intelligence....


How Obama Got Elected... Interviews With Obama Voters - YouTube
Actually, no. President Obama got the African-American vote for the same reason every Democratic candidate has received the African-American vote since the 1960s. When Lyndon B. Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act in 1964, African-Americans who could vote decided to vote for LBJ in large numbers. Barry Goldwater, the Republican candidate at the time, was against it. Because of this, African-Americans voted for Johnson, those that could vote. Johnson would later pass the Voting Rights Act in 1965, He didn't seek a second term. After Robert Kennedy was assassinated, Hubert H. Humphrey ran for President as a Democratic candidate. He gained the majority of the African-American vote. Richard Nixon didn't get that much of the African-American vote. Why? Richard Nixon used the Southern Strategy, appealing to the worst elements of Southern culture, mainly the people who were against civil rights. Use of the southern strategy has basically alienated most African-American voters from the Republican Party.

Ronald Reagan opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he tried to weaken the Voting Rights Act, There was a tax exemption ban on private schools that practiced racial discrimination. Reagan got rid of that ban. Why would I as a Black man vote for someone who does things like that?

It isn't just a matter of Democrats gaining alot of Black voters. It's a matter of Republicans alienating Black voters by using the Southern Strategy. I would highly recommend listening to this youtube video.


Why Black Conservatives Don't Vote Republican - YouTube
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:36 AM
 
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By anyone you must mean the overwhelming majority of women, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, The GLBT community, and the under 30 population that finds the Republican stand on Same Sex Marriage, The Affordable Care Act and women's reproductive rights absolutely disgusting and aberrant.

This is the GOP's obituary, The party's continued talking points are likened to a chicken with it's head cut off. Still moving but only from past impulses that came from the now severed head.

This is demise, not of the country but the country YOU and your party will never see.
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The GOP just dont get it, they trash black people by inferring they are all welfare bums who want free stuff and government entitlements then they wonder why they didnt get the black vote,
Repeat same logic for gays,latinos,women, young people,the elderly and Democrats in general, end result = those dastardly Democrats stole it from us.
My precious! - YouTube
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:52 AM
 
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didnt Mitt promise everybody a 20% tax cut
Actually that means Mitt thought we should get to keep 20% more of our money rather than sending it to Uncle Sam.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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A Black friend who votes Democratic told me that he's going to vote for Obama but he's not expecting this President or any President to do anything for him or change his life.
your friend is intelligent.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Mitt didn't bring anything to the table for 95% of America. Not just blacks. No president will go to the Whitehouse on white mans vote. Its a totally different world now.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:50 PM
 
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Mitt didn't bring anything to the table for 95% of America. Not just blacks. No president will go to the Whitehouse on white mans vote. Its a totally different world now.
The 47 percent comments didn't help either.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: 77441
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truth hurt ?

considering they only voted for him because hes black than yes, they are stupid/dumb/ignorant...etc...



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Conservative radio talk show hosts as well as some commentators on Fox News were alluding to the fact that Blacks were insane (bascially calling them dumb) for re-electing Obama for President when unemployment rates are the highest among black voters.

Even during the whole campaign and election, the Republicans were adamant about getting Obama out of office and tried to win the black vote by stating how bad off blacks are as a result of Obama's policies. How it would be just insane for blacks to reelect Obama when Rupublicans would be the answer for them.

Even if you want to look at the four previous Presidents' policies elected before Obama (three of them were Republicans), one thing that has been the same under all of those previous Presidents' administrations; blacks have typically been the highest unemployed of any group, highest group proportionately living in poverty, and the highest to need some type of government assistance. So to me and many blacks, it really doesn't matter who became president. We gonna keep getting what we have been, false promises to win our vote. At least this time, it's by someone who looks like us lying about helping our communites.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Conservative radio talk show hosts as well as some commentators on Fox News were alluding to the fact that Blacks were insane (bascially calling them dumb) for re-electing Obama for President when unemployment rates are the highest among black voters.

Even during the whole campaign and election, the Republicans were adamant about getting Obama out of office and tried to win the black vote by stating how bad off blacks are as a result of Obama's policies. How it would be just insane for blacks to reelect Obama when Rupublicans would be the answer for them.

Even if you want to look at the four previous Presidents' policies elected before Obama (three of them were Republicans), one thing that has been the same under all of those previous Presidents' administrations; blacks have typically been the highest unemployed of any group, highest group proportionately living in poverty, and the highest to need some type of government assistance. So to me and many blacks, it really doesn't matter who became president. We gonna keep getting what we have been, false promises to win our vote. At least this time, it's by someone who looks like us lying about helping our communites.
And that's the rub. In no way can any president help the local communities unless he signs an executive order subsidizing that particular community. And that happens at the expense of others. Staying out of the way and not controlling the economy is the best solution.

If you want to break it down to race, generally speaking when you say black, you also say poor. Blacks are always going to be left out since they do not have community money. When you don't have money to spend there will be less businesses in that area looking for your money. As long as there are fees and startup regulations which raised administrative costs then the poor will find it much harder to strike out on their own and create their own businesses.
The proof is in the pudding, big government helps big money. The working stiff gets left out in the cold.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:12 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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I really hope the RWNJ faction continues to spew their hate. It is only beneficial to the Democratic party.

So ~ thanks and keep it up.
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