Why do blacks vote 90% or more for the democrat?
If this is a taboo subject, I encourage the moderators to delete my post. But, my opinion of the black community is that they are a large church going population. So then why would they (especially the black Christian community) vote 90% for a guy who is pro gay, pro abortion, pro same-sex marriage, and now anti-God and anti-Israel? Why? Don't their convictions mean anything to them when they go to vote?
What are blacks voting for when they vote 90% democrat? Are they voting for the continuance of affirmative action? Is that what it is about you think? I guess that trumps your Christian convictions? What do you think?
One thing that I have noticed is most black people stand behind each other because of their race alone. THeir beliefs and common sense come second. Look at that Zimmerman case.
Now if only the rest of the country would stand up together we would be onto something.
Blacks have a vested interest in the democratic party .......
Cool - The rest of your post was out of line.
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This is not a taboo subject, it's actually a valid question. But I would ask all to keep their replies on-topic and stay away from any racial slurs or hate speech.
I've got a few reasons to consider.
1) Blacks are always predominately democratic so they are more likely to support any Dem, black or white.
2) Probably any ethnic candidate, whether it black, jew, asian, etc would get support from their own kind in large numbers. Especially for a first time chance to be Prez.
3) And I think one of the biggest reasons is blacks used to be slaves in this country and are probably more pumped than anyone else could be to actually go from being lowly slaves to being President. I'm thinking that motivates them big time to vote Obama.
I agree with all of that. But it still fails to answer the OP question. I can understand black people voting for Obama in record numbers, but what an idiot like Al Gore?
Originally Posted by newoldtech
Gore got just as much support as Oboma.
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Blacks tend to be poorer, and Democrats appeal to more to the Immediate, base needs of the poor- food, shelter, medicine; whereas Republicans tend to promote opportunity to succeed on your own and generally occupy the moral high ground on religious topics (abortion, religion in the public square, prayer).
While most blacks tend to agree ideologically with conservatives on social issues, you can't eat them or live in them. Republicans tend to be tougher on crime, and statistically blacks are far more likely to themselves be or have family members under some type of criminal sanction.
Democrats also promote the idea that blacks are owed something, and they are the party willing to make good on that debt.
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Yea, I focused more on the Obama part of it, being that the big election is imminent.
Originally Posted by Tool-Slinger
But for the bigger reasons, I'll go with this. Blacks, who are statistically more likely to fall more into a lower income bracket probably feel like they have a better chance of getting more freebies from dems than they would from pubs. In the end most people will vote their pocketbook.
If you ask them, many will say that they don't like the idea of giving more money to the rich man and adding more laws to the poor man. Which both are things conservatives like to do. Does it happen under democrats too? Sure....but it's not as obvious, and as widespread.
Except it is mostly a big lie. I'm not rich. Far from it. But I find it incredibly dishonest to say that government seizing 30% of someone's earnings in taxes instead instead of 40% is somehow "giving" the rich 10% more money or somehow depriving the poor of that 10% that is somehow rightfully theirs.
Originally Posted by AStudent
African nations are notorious for being run by despots that promise the people everything in benefits and steal everything from them. Quite simply, they vote for whoever promises them the most stuff, regardless of whether the politician can possibly provide it. Heavy on promises, light on results, but always more promises.
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I understand where you are coming from, while I don't agree that government should take from anyone, I do think that it is not only the right thing to do for the more fortunate to care for the less fortunate...it is also a smart investment. The stronger your poor class is, the stronger the wealthy class will be, what it comes down to IMO is that we all need each other and should do away with both extremes (giving to the rich, or giving to the poor) and all meet in the middle. Until this is done, this country will always be split two ways, with a middle class that is getting the shaft from both directions, and we will all be fighting one another as if we were actually going to get something accomplished.
Originally Posted by Pete838
hmmm, I thought I replied to this thread..... of course I may have replied and left the page without hitting that button...hang on I gotta scroll down to see what that button is called... The "post quick reply" button...... I may have left the page without activating that control.
Dems historically are out to throw more bones to the working and poor classes than the Pugs.... and with our black population made up primarily of poor and working class folks they tend to vote dem.
Women also tend to vote dem too....for some reason. I bet even ann romney is going to vote for obama as she did the last time.....
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BS it is pure envy at those who work hard and become prosperous is what drives most Democrats to vote more socialism. In the Blacks case it is that plus also getting back at the "man" they are very heavy into to class and race envy.
That is your main motivating factor here. There have been studies made by psychologists and it shows a good percent of the population would given the opportunity to acquire wealth would take less if that means those who have more will get a lot less. Of course the Democrats naturally fulfill this desire by punishing the rich even if it means we will all be poorer. That's how socialism and the Democratic platform works. Thank you, thank you very much
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