WASHINGTON — When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day in defiance of predictions that they might sit it out this year, black leaders breathed a collective sigh of relief. That encouraged those leaders to try to leverage more attention from both Obama and Congress. Although they waver over how much to demand from the president — particularly in light of defeated GOP challenger Mitt Romney´s assertion that Obama gave "gifts" to minorities in exchange for their votes — they are delivering postelection wish lists to the president anyway. Link repaired by staff.
Riiiight, you turn out every election and vote for the Democrats. Why should they do anything special for you? It´s not like you are going to start voting Republican. Heck, they can scare you with some story about how those scary Republicans are going to try and re-enslave you (even though it was the Republicans who fought to end slavery) and you will turn out in droves.
I heard a black lady spokesman on Fox demand in no uncertain terms that Republicans fall in line and give the president the taxes he wants. When she was asked about cuts in spending she mentioned only one: The military, she said, has been given more money that it ever asked for.
The Democrats always gut the military, and, why not, since the military votes predominently Republican.
Blacks voting for democrats is, on a much smaller scale, like Jews voting for Hitler. Democrats have entrenched blacks in generational bare subsistence welfare misery. Are the black leaders trying to increase the number of whole families in their community? You know, like ones with a father and a mother? I don´t hear them asking for help with that major problem. What they like is raising the minimum wage, which drives black youth unemployment still higher. Democrat politicians are quite happy with the black situation as it is. Do blacks really think business will be hiring when their taxes are going to go up, regulations will be increasing, and obamacare will smother them?
I have news for these dunderheads - black unemployment is likely to get worse now that BO care is a certainty.
Any business owner who wants to get rid of the BO voters on his payroll can get rid of the black employees secure in the knowledge that 96% if them voted for The Won. He/she can throw in a few single white women and hispanics for good measure to make it "fair."
#8 - Why should they work? Everything they want is given to them with no strings attached. I don´t know how much more they expect, but I´m sure they´ll think of lots of things and Obama is only too happy to punish Whitey.
Obviously the black unemployment number does not matter by the results of the Nov. 6th election.
Lookit, y´all -- the Dems have all the voting records and registration information they need; they have election-fixing down pat; they can dial-a-"turnout" and come up with whatever "vote count" is needed anywhere, any time, which will go unchallenged. So, as Chili said to Bo in "Get Shorty," "If I need a ride, I´ll call you."
Although it must be said that they´ve been consistently bigoted throughout.
The race hustlers union. Not every black person is a member. Hope lies in those who are working so hard to expose the corruption and open the eyes of the ignorant. The list of prominent black conservatives continues to grow. God bless them.
Well it´s time to see the real Obama, the black liberation half taught by Rev. Wright, or the Marxist half that says; " thank you useful idiots" now get lost! I am betting there will be a lot of blacks mighty disappointed in Zero in the next four years.
But the black community are absolutely right - Obama hasn´t been any help. It is true, he leveraged their trust to get himself in position to undertake a bunch of sixties ideas. If he were going to really help them, that would be different, but he isn´t. It´s going be same old, same old. If he actually helped that community, improved the schools and so on ... Oh, why think through the rest of that sentence. He won´t.
WASHINGTON - Thousands of people converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday morning and tore down the barricades blocking it off, protesting the closure of the memorial during the federal government shutdown. Beginning at about 9:30 a.m., Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, as well as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, were among the luminaries in a crowd that chanted "Tear down these walls!" and sang "God Bless America" as well as other patriotic songs as they entered the memorial, which has been closed since the government shutdown that began Oct. 1.
A man died from an enormous caffeine overdose after snacking on high-energy mints - each of which is as powerful as a can of Red Bull. John Jackson, 40, ate Hero Instant Energy Mints, unaware they could kill him. Each mint contains 80mg of caffeine, equivalent to a can of Red Bull, but are sold alongside normal mints. Coroner Robin Balmain recorded a verdict of accidental death but said he intends to write to the Department of Health highlighting the dangers of energy sweets. He said at the hearing: “It seems to me to be something the authorities need to know
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was caught up in a minor scandal Wednesday night when a report from the Associated Press erroneously identified the Democratic nominee as being mentioned in an indictment and saying that he had lied to investigators. The report, first sent out around 9:45 p.m., turned out to be false and the AP retracted the story shortly before 11:30 p.m. The story, which is still up on some websites with an accompanying disclaimer, claimed that, "Documents in a federal fraud case allege that...Terry McAuliffe lied to a federal official investigating a Rhode Island estate planner now imprisoned
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Megyn Kelly did not hold back during the premiere of her new show, “The Kelly File,” Monday on Fox News, bluntly kicking off with her first guest Sen. Ted Cruz. “What’s it like to be the most hated man in America?” Kelly asked the Texas senator. To answer, Cruz drew on the prose of none other than William Shakespeare. “Look, I think there have been more than a few Democrats who were throwing rocks in my direction. To quote the bard, ‘methinks she doth protest too much.’ They are throwing every insult they can,” Cruz (R-Texas) said. Kelly, citing a poll from
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The oldest living Medal of Honor recipient -- who singlehandedly took out two machine gun bunkers during the Battle of the Bulge despite being wounded -- died Friday night at a New Jersey hospital. Nicholas Oresko, a former U.S. Army master sergeant who served during World War II, died at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey, hospital officials said Saturday. He was 96. The hospital expressed condolences in a statement that lauded Oresko as “a true American hero.” A November 2011 story on the U.S. Department of Defense website said Oresko was the oldest living Medal of Honor
To those good country fan boys and girls, Christmas is coming a little bit early this year. The colorful Robertson clan from A&E´s Duck Dynasty is showing off its country roots with the new holiday album Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas, which hits stores Oct. 29. Wille, Jase, Phil, Si and the rest of the gang show off their singing talents on standards like "I´ll Be Home for Christmas" as well as originals like "Ragin´ Cajun Redneck Christmas," which Willie wrote with Dallas Davidson. Produced by Buddy Cannon (Kenny Chesney), Duck the Halls also includes vocal contributions from
WASHINGTON - The White House budget office has directed federal agencies to shut down, lacking funding from Congress. The U.S. government began a partial shutdown Monday after the Democratic-led Senate and Republican-controlled House refused to back down in a clash over scaling back President Barack Obama´s landmark health care law as the price for essential federal funding. On a long day and night in the Capitol, the Senate torpedoed one Republican attempt to tie government financing to changes in the law known as "Obamacare." House Republicans countered with a second bill despite unmistakable signs their unity was fraying — and
PITTSBURGH - L.C. Greenwood, the relentless defensive end who made up one quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers´ ´´Steel Curtain´´ defense of the 1970s, has died. He was 67. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner´s office said Greenwood died Sunday from undisclosed causes just before noon at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. A six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, Greenwood played for the Steelers from 1969-81, helping Pittsburgh win an unprecedented four Super Bowls in a six-year span. Greenwood, Joe Greene, Ernie Holmes and Dwight White formed the bedrock of the defense that helped turn a perennial loser into a dynasty. ´´L.C. was one
In exclusive comment to Breitbart News, former ESPN and CBS broadcaster and former Southern Methodist University and NFL star tailback Craig James criticized former employer Fox Sports Southwest for its firing of him two weeks ago over his public stance on same-sex marriage. “I was shocked that my personal religious beliefs were not only the reason for Fox Sports firing me but I was completely floored when I read stories quoting Fox Sports representatives essentially saying that people of faith are banned from working at Fox Sports,” James told Breitbart News. “That is not right and surely someone made a
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas rarely visits the West Coast. He made the journey to the University of Portland, where he spoke Thursday, because he made a promise to E. William Beauchamp, the Catholic school’s president. “Some years ago, Father Beauchamp did me a favor to help me help someone I care deeply about,” Thomas said. “I promised him I’d come to the University of Portland one day. It probably caused him more trouble than he wanted.” The “someone” was in the crowd, a junior named Dakota Garza. The Supreme Court justice never mentioned her by name or told the details
Every week during halftime of Sunday Night Football, Bob Costas gets to recite a personal essay about whatever hot topic strikes his fancy. This Sunday he chose the Redskins name, and spent a few minutes offering his commentary on the subject. Here is his statement in full. With Washington playing Dallas here tonight, it seems like an appropriate time to acknowledge the ongoing controversy about the name, “Redskins.” Let’s start here: there’s no reason to believe that owner Daniel Snyder, or any official or player from his team, harbors animus towards Native Americans, or chooses to disrespect them. This is
The rights of a transgendered Colorado high school student are being put ahead of girls the boy harasses in the girls bathroom. A male student at Florence (CO) High School who claims to be transgendered has caused controversy by harassing female students in the girls room, but will not face any discipline – this despite vocal protests from the girls’ parents. ‘The boy’s rights as a transgender trump their daughters’ privacy rights,’ the school has told concerned parents, according to CBN. Unidentified because all involved are minors, the students are being threatened with removal from sports teams or even hate crime charges
The Los Angeles Times headline said it all: "Rep. Paul Ryan Fails to Close Republican Divide." When this became Ryan´s job, or whether his now "controversial" Wall Street Journal op-ed was even an attempt at doing that, is anyone´s guess. But once again, Republicans have decided to cannibalize themselves viciously and needlessly instead of uniting over common goals. To be clear, the divide on the right isn´t over policy. No Republican I´ve met thinks Obamacare is good legislation. No one is suggesting capitulation on the debt ceiling. Everyone wants spending cuts, entitlement reform and deficit reduction. Where we´re divided is over tactics. Incidentally, Ryan
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Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) attended a rally protesting the closure of the World War II Memorial, according to reports. The lawmakers and the former governor – and 2008 GOP vice-presidential nominee – joined a crowd that removed barricades at the memorial and chanted “tear down these walls,” according to Washington, D.C., radio station WTOP. (Snip) The presence of a Confederate flag at the protest, which later moved to the White House, sparked an uproar on Twitter.
As Cory Booker looks set to win the junior Senate seat in New Jersey Wednesday, his supposed neighbors in Newark say Mayor Booker doesn’t live in the Gateway City. Multiple residents of Newark told The Daily Caller that the longtime mayor doesn’t live at any of the addresses he has claimed as home. The mayor is believed to live in New York even though he is registered to run for New Jersey’s special senate election. Booker, who filed to run for the U.S. Senate from a B.O. Box in Newark, is registered to vote at 435 Hawthorne Avenue but his
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