A major component to Obama’s ascension to the presidency was the turn out and support of African Americans. 96% of all black voters supported him, an incredible statistic and one that I doubt will ever be duplicated again. The racial element was forefront with a number of voters. For many black folks it basically came down to ,”It was time”, that here was a chance for the first black president in our history and it was time. For many white liberals here was a ready made opportunity to assuage their guilt, not only to make up for a few hundred years of treating black people poorly, but of showing the world and themselves how un racists they are by putting a black man in the WH. Voting strictly on race is one of the dumber reasons for voting at all, but it is hard to fault the African American community because of the historic precedent set. It also reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw the other day ,”You voted for Obama to prove you are not racist, now it’s time to prove that you are not stupid”.
Since you have to learn to crawl before you can walk, I expect that the dissatisfaction within the black community wrt to Obama and that whole progressive agenda to be slow, but they are crawling:
I always love reporters that feel the need to submit the ,”whether you agree with them or not” disclaimer, they only do this when covering anything right thinking or conservative. And as far as that ,”Perception of an all white Tea Party”, that perception is only held by the LSM.
I was scratching my head over the choice to have this in present contrast to the NAACP convention next door, their thunder would have been just as loud as a stand alone demonstration. And I agreed with the gentleman that was praising some of the things the NAACP does. For most conservatives the gag reflex is triggered too easily when both the NAACP and the ACLU is brought up. Too many times the NAACP and ACORN has their hands in the same pie, but the NAACP along with the UNCF has helped many in the black community obtain the American dream and that is consistent with the conservative agenda of everyone getting a bite of American prosperity.
More and more within the black community are coming to realize that the liberal agenda has sold them down the river, that this once thought noble endeavor of the great society, of eliminating poverty through expensive welfare programs have done pretty much just the opposite and that the conservative principals of individual responsibility and achievement will provide for them what the welfare state can’t. Embracing moral clarity wrt respecting yourself and your body, rejecting the abortion on demand agenda, school choice and not accepting the failed schools that the public school system (powered by the teachers unions) offers, respecting the sanctity of marriage, getting fathers back in the homes and back towards being good role models for their kids, adopting a work ethic that empowers you to take pride in your work and pride that you are doing for yourself and not being on the dole, and for some, getting back to God, the church, and religion.
The message perpetrated by the LSM that the TP is populated by white racists still gets put out there, but with folks like the South City LA Tea Party, and the gains already made with the likes of Allen West and Tim Scott, that message is losing steam. We are going to need the support of many black voters to defeat Obama next year. Keep that canvas coming