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Steele: Blacks don't have a reason to vote GOP

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Batman Jones, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Batman Jones

    Batman Jones Contributing Member

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    How's that Michael Steele stuff working out for you, basso?

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/...ly-dont-have-a-reason-to-vote-gop.php?ref=fpb

    Steele: African-Americans 'Really Don't Have A Reason' To Vote GOP
    Eric Kleefeld | April 21, 2010, 3:03PM

    Appearing Tuesday at DePaul University in Chicago, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said that the Republican Party has not given African-Americans a reason to vote for them.

    "You really don't have a reason to, to be honest -- we haven't done a very good job of really giving you one. True? True," said Steele, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Steele said how the Republican party had been founded as a pro-civil rights party, with Frederick Douglass among its early members. However, Steele explained, the Republican Party has alienated those voters: "For the last 40-plus years we had a 'Southern Strategy' that alienated many minority voters by focusing on the white male vote in the South. Well, guess what happened in 1992, folks, 'Bubba' went back home to the Democratic Party and voted for Bill Clinton."
     
  2. RocketRaccoon

    RocketRaccoon Contributing Member

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    Sooner or later Black America won't have to listen to the likes of J.Jackson or M.Steele to make up their own minds.
     
  3. FranchiseBlade

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    Your saying that blacks have to listen to someone else now to make up their mind?

    Really?
     
  4. Lil Pun

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    I know I always consult with them before I decide on what to eat.
     
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  5. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    Wow, the head of the GOP finally says it. That's amazing. I give him credit for being honest.
     
  6. Rocket River

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    For Real! Can't just be out there thinking on our own all NILLY WILLY!!

    Rocket River
     
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  7. mc mark

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    Not gonna retake congress with that attitude Michael.
     
  8. finalsbound

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    thanks for those posts LP and RR...i needed a good laugh. :grin:
     
  9. vlaurelio

    vlaurelio Contributing Member

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    generalize much?
     
  10. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost not wrong
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    What attitude would retake congress?
     
  11. ling ling

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    What's the unemployment rate for blacks under Obama's watch?
     
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  12. JuanValdez

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    I was actually curious to know, so I googled it. According to the BLS, unemployment among blacks is essentially double that of whites and sits at 16.5% in March. They have data that goes back a year and it seems like black unemployment hasn't recovered while white unemployment has, somewhat. But, I don't know if the difference is statistically significant, or just noise (the black number jumps around). Asian unemployment is below white unemployment, btw, at 7.5% in March. Hispanics are at 12.6%.

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t02.htm

    I would be interested to see how black unemployment fared compared to white unemployment before the recession, but haven't found it yet.

    I think ling ling's point is measuring what the Democrats have done for blacks lately. I don't think this is a good way to measure it. But, it is interesting nevertheless to see where groups stand.
     
  13. SamFisher

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    I commend ling ling on his repeated ability to display his perspective and unique affinity for seeing matters in black and white:

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. mc mark

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    at this point none ;)
     
  15. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost not wrong
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    I think TITRC.

     
  16. basso

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    As some warn victory, some downfall
    Private reasons great or small
    Can be seen in the eyes of those that call
    To make all that should be killed to crawl
    While others say don’t hate nothing at all
    Except hatred
     
  17. RocketRaccoon

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    Me generalize? When 96% of Black America voted for Obama. Now that's generalizing!
     
  18. FranchiseBlade

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    Yes, 96%(of black voters) voted for Obama. What does that have to do with Jesse Jackson or Michael Steele and black America having to listen to either of them to make up their mind?
     
  19. Batman Jones

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    They were voting their interests. Same reason a majority of rich people vote Republican. Or a majority of racists or homophobes: when a bloc votes a certain way, it's generally for the party that best represents their interests.
     
  20. Rocketman1981

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    I really don't care about race relations or homosexual rights either way. I just want low taxes and low government costs so people can save a little more and one day start a business and achieve the American dream.

    Republicans seem to be more for small business owners whereas the democrats are based on big corporations, governments and workers of the world united.

    Just a fundamental difference.
     

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