The number of young black men who cast a vote for the Republican presidential candidate in 2012 tripled that of 2008. Hearing this statistic, one commenter quipped, “Is this one of those situations where three times nothing is still nothing?” No. “Nearly 20 percent of black males under 30 voted for Romney, more than three times what McCain got.” That according to Ann Coulter, who gets her information from Pew Research. How? Why? Is there a growing number of young black conservatives? (Snip) Any number of factors could have informed these votes, which deviate markedly from the wider black community
#5. From my totally unscientific observations, there are very, very few black guys with "real jobs." Essentially no high line-men, garbage men, machine operators, construction workers, auto mechanics, road construction, roofers. But walk the halls of any government building and you will see dozens and dozens sitting at their desks, fiddling with computers,drinking coffee and flashing the evil eye at white guys. That not "real work."
need to disagree with #7, partially. I do see black faces doing real jobs, i.e. driving garbage trucks. But say "hello" and listen for the accent. Do the same at the DMV or other government office and you get a different response as the woman behind the glass tries to poke at a keyboard with 2" nails while chatting on her cell phone
#7 While we all know that tons of black guys hang around street corners in bad neighborhoods or occupy government jobs with no risk of accountability I have to say that is hardly the entire picture.
I work with black people who are mixed in with other minorities and a majority of whites. The head of the corporate tax dept in which I work is black, the guy I support is a black originally from Africa. There are many other blacks - including one who looks like he should be playing football but instead is involved in US taxes. These people are here on merit since this is a for profit corporation. There are also many accomplished black and other minority women.
I won´t say that the company isn´t conscious of trying to "be inclusive" but the people they´ve chosen are there to do a job and I have yet to encounter anyone who isn´t as worth his or her pay as any white person.
Ironically, black men are probably the ones suffering the most under Obama given the employment situation. So it shouldn´t be a surprise that they didn´t support him with the same intensity as they did 2008.
I still believe that when you find a traditional black family (father, mother and kids, perhaps some grandparents) living under the same roof, employed in non-gov´t make-work jobs, they tend to be more conservative and have traditional values. The challenge across the black culture is to support this lifestyle and build millions more like it. Sadly, this will not happen for decades if at all. The black culture is so dysfunctional and it is obvious to everyone but blacks will never acknowledge it for fear of being called "white" or Uncle Tom. Also, rather than talk about the real issues in the black culture, the vast majority of the blacks are looking for something or someone to blame and it WILL NOT be the image in the mirror.
No, they are going to reject Obama. They don´t like what is happening to them under his Administration and if you talk to them in private they do seem to understand his policies are doing the damage. I guess that is a start, if a feeble one.
But reject him? No, a vast majority will support him no mater what. Eighty percent is landslide territory in anyone´s political book.
Rejecting him will happen to his successor in four + years time, whoever that will be.
I don´t see this happening, I see the continuation of the DNC plantation mentality and the increased use of the Kool-aid pitcher. The DNC has and will continue the give away to keep the black community under their control, even if that is bad for them. The Democrats have spent a lot of time and effort to convince the black comunity that they are too stupid or oppressed to suceed by their own effort. They must continue to be dependent on government (controlled by the DNC) to survive. The DNC enablers at the NAACP will continue to get the big bucks for their pockets and scam the rest of the community, as long as the DNC provides the payoff they will continue to help keep the masters people on the plantation.
Are welfare recipients showing signs they want to go back to work? Is the media evidencing a desire to tell the truth? Are republicans showing an ability to unite the American people behind conservative values? Are the Jets headed to the Superbowl? Are Bears thinking of giving up the woods in favor of a portajohn?
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This is not a return to Diana West’s book. However, Andy McCarthy, a man for whom I have very great respect and whom I like very much, has written a review of it in The New Criterion that, because of its revisionist presentation of a number of historical events, is among the most discouraging political documents I have read in many years. (Snip) First is Andy McCarthy’s view that the scandalous, cowardly refusal of the mainstream elite of American culture and politics to recognize that America’s Islamist enemies are enemies can be traced to Soviet infiltration of the U.S. government
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Nobody should be surprised that President Obama´s Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a new bailout for insurers. Whenever Obama sees a problem, he proposes a regulation. When that regulation hurts someone, he proposes a subsidy. That subsidy, in turn, justifies a new tax or regulation, then more bailouts. It may seem like he’s swinging back and forth — pro-business, then anti-business — but he’s marching in a straight line: more state control of industry. It´s the ratchet of state corporatism, and Obama is pretty handy with it. Health insurers and the federal government were intertwined in a web of subsidies
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
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