NAACP President Ben Jealous said Democrats may have trouble motivating voters -- especially African Americans -- without Obama at the top of the ticket in future elections. Jealous told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Democrats “must quickly figure out how to motivate these voters who – if Obama is not at the top of the ticket – simply go away." According to an NAACP Georgia poll, "enthusiasm for re-electing the country’s first black president accounted for about 5 percentage points in Georgia" this year. There was a similar pattern of black enthusiasm in other states like Ohio.
For once they speak the truth. The Democrat win was not based on people being happy with the directions of the country. It was another ´´think with your heart´´ moment. The 2014 mid terms will resemble 2010 (not that it will matter much by then). And Dems will have to keep nominating candidates who enrage and inflame the Democrat base in order to win. At some point it will burn itself out.
But those church vans from the negro churches, with the added inducements of packs of cigarettes, malt liqour, and pizza parties all put president zero over the top. No whitey will receive such support. But I expected such support from the hood. And I am disappointed in the uninformed votes of the hispanics.
Don´t worry NAACP. Moochelle Obama is quietly sending out trial balloons for a 2016 presidential run. Even though she has even less experience and is just as corrupt Barack is, you ACORN people can rally around her.
The only problem I see is, Joe Biden will also be running to continue his term after Barack is impeached.
Translation: Yes, of course we´re bigots. We vote for color, period. That´s why we demanded absurdly-gerrymandered districts so electing outstanding blacks like Cymfia McKinney and Maxine Waters and Sheila Jackson-Lee and the rest would be easy for the voters there.
[I expect Elbridge Gerry to some back any day now to avenge the misuse of his name and his namesake brand of political mischief.]
#7: Thank you for your service. But it´ll only be a waste if we let it.
#12: Allen West? But he´s not black. Or is it, he´s not "black"?
Ben and his fellow negroes in the NAACP be so smart!!!! Of course a black will make a deal with the devil to vote for someone who is black regardless of the felonies, assaults, thefts, rapes, robberies...past history supports this so don´t try to deny. A more worthless organization you cannot find!!!
After Obama, look for the liberal Democrats to find an Obama clone to run, as here we already have the NAACP warning them that there must be a black person on the 2016 Democrat ticket. Hillary Clinton knows all about that.
Mr. Jealous, a simple solution. Simply keep nominating Blacks in perpetuity. Why change a winning formula? And certainly, the odds are at least one of them may be competent and not given to race-hating.
They will motivate them the way they have always done in the south - a ride to the polls, a barbecue, a coke, and a sample ballot with the choices checked. I really have trouble respecting some one who would sell his vote.
#7 - Thank you. Your personal courage and commitment flew in the face of those who went because they had to. We here appreciate what you did, and what all our military has done through the years. Our history has been filled with unhappy periods but we always came about because we´re Americans and that´s what we do. I will not accept that the can-do spirit is a thing of the past. Chin up.
Ben Jealous shouldn´t be worried. By then, the courts will have changed the Constitution so that Obummer can run for a third term or convicted felons, drug lords, illegal aliens, etc. can run on the ballot. That should excite the voters.
Mr. Jealous could have saved his breath - he didn´t need to tell me they voted skin color - so that makes them racist, right? No? Oh, my bad. Oh, that´s right; I´m the racist because I voted against Obama and his policies regardless of his skin color.
Since Barry´s decided to program the source code in the machines I dont see what the problem is. What? Mr Jealous was uninformed about this? Perhaps he should watch this short video and get a clue. It´s the Chicago way doncha know.
With the cowards (GOP) running the House I dont see why they shouldnt win all elections from here on out.
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