Bush's Black Voter Court Shakes Democrats
THOSE WHO PEEP THE ZONE NEED TO UNDERSTAND ONE THING ABOUT WHY I DO THIS BLOG. THIS IS ABOUT LEVERAGING THE POWER YOU HAVE AT YOUR DISPOSAL.
I HAVE NEVER SAID NOR WILL I EVER SAY VOTE REPUBLICAN, ONLY, PERIOD.
WHAT I SAY IS STOP FOLLOWING THE DEMOCRATIC LIBERAL PARTY LIKE A FUCKEN LAP DOG. BLACK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GETTIN’ PLAYED BY LIBERAL TYPES FOR YEARS.
ALL I’M SAYING IS DO YOUR HOMEWORK, LISTEN TO BOTH SIDES, READ THE FINE PRINT.
(ANY) BLACK WEBSITE, BLOG, POLITICAL COMMENTATOR, SO CALLED POLITICAL LEADER WHO SELLS YOU THE COMPLETE LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC BULLSHIT LINE THEY HAVE BEEN SELLIN’ FOR YEARS, RUN AND RUN FAST. USE COMMON SENSE. AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE AND WILL CONTINUE TO SAY RACISM HAS NO POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION.
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, BlackNews.com Columnist
Republican National Committee chair Ken Mehlman told the recent NAACP convention that he'd pull out all stops to woo black voters to the GOP tent. A few hundred miles away his boss was busy touting his program for jobs, minority business, and homeownership at the Indianapolis Black Expo. Bush and Mehlman got a listen at both places, and they should have. Blacks have gotten precious little in return for their blind loyalty to the Democratic Party. The black poor are more numerous. They live in crime and violence plagued neighborhoods. Their children attend miserably failing public schools. Public services in their communities are abominable.
Increased black GOP voter support will give blacks greater leverage in the Republican Party to promote their interests. That in turn will force the Democrats to fight harder for those interests. The GOP has reshaped the black agenda to challenge the agenda of black Democrats and mainstream civil rights groups.
But Bush and Mehlman's black voter onslaught has nothing to do with political altruism. The GOP is playing for national and state dominance for years to come and even the most marginal bump up in the black vote for the party in key battleground states would assure that dominance. There are slight rumblings of a shift. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a Washington D.C. based black political research institute, found that between 2000 and 2004 the percent of blacks that registered Democrat dropped 11 percent. One in three young (under age 35) blacks said they were independents. The percent of blacks registered as Republican tripled. The not insignificant Republican increase and the Democratic slide among blacks have had major political consequences.