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Republicans need to man up and ask black voters, 'Are you better off?'
One News Now ^ | 10/14/2010 | Larry Elder

Posted on 10/14/2010 10:05:10 AM PDT by GonzoII

The monolithic pro-Democratic black vote is a clear and present danger to America.

As recently as 1956, the GOP captured 39 percent of the black vote. If Republicans can seize just 20 or 30 percent of the black vote, the Democratic Party -- and its ability to pull the country to the left -- could be stopped, if not reversed.

"The 'black vote'?" I said to a white Republican politician who asked my advice. "I'll tell you how to go after it, but you won't do it."

"Try me," he said.

Politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, treat blacks like children. When a Republican addresses a black audience, you can make book on how long it takes before he refers to Martin Luther King, Jr. Either he marched with King or his father did, or the next-door neighbor of his barber's nephew used to mow the Rev. King's father's lawn.

As long as the black vote is a referendum on empathy, compassion and "civil rights," Republicans lose. Nobody can "feel your pain" like a spread-the-wealth, entitlement-expanding, "close-the-inequality-gap" leftist.

"The struggle for civil rights is over," I told him. "The good guys won. The battle now is against wrongheaded 'compassionate' policies. But the most important issue -- by far -- is education."

Republicans need to ask blacks, "Are you better off?" Are blacks better off sending their children to assigned government schools -- as demanded by the teachers unions and the Democratic Party?

Inner-city parents know that urban government-run schools have a nearly 50 percent dropout rate and that even the kids who graduate often cannot read, write, or compute at grade level. They know that poor teachers end up getting transferred to urban schools, where other parents are less likely to object to their incompetence.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: africanamerican; blackvote; buyersremorse; education; vouchers

1 posted on 10/14/2010 10:05:22 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

Irrelevant question to the black community...they don’t care...all they want is handouts, coddling, and “social justice.”


2 posted on 10/14/2010 10:07:41 AM PDT by Tribemike1
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To: GonzoII

Not too sure it will work. Unfortunately blood is often thicker than reason and logic. But I am encouraged by the large number of high quality blacks running for Congress this years as Republicans.


3 posted on 10/14/2010 10:09:18 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: GonzoII

Top 10 : Poverty in Our Major Cities

City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level

1. Detroit , MI
32.5%

2. Buffalo , NY
29.9%

3. Cincinnati , OH
27.8%

4. Cleveland , OH
27.0%

5. Miami , FL
26.9%

5. St. Louis , MO
26.8%

7. El Paso , TX
26.4%

8. Milwaukee , WI
26.2%

9. Philadelph ia , PA
25.1%

10. Newark , NJ
24.2%

U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey, August 2007

What do the top ten cities (over 250,000) with the highest poverty rate all have in common?

Detroit , MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961;

Buffalo , NY (2nd) hasn’t elected one since 1954;

Cincinnati , OH (3rd)....since 1984;

Cleveland , OH (4th)...since 1989;

Miami , FL (5th) has never had a Republican mayor;

St. Louis , MO (6th)....since 1949;

El Paso , TX (7th) has never had a Republican mayor;

Milwaukee , WI (8th)..since 1908;

Philadelphia , PA (9th)...since 1952;

Newark , NJ (10th)....since 1907.

Einstein once said, ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’

It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats-—yet they are still .....................
POOR

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”
Abraham Lincoln


4 posted on 10/14/2010 10:09:32 AM PDT by robjna
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To: GonzoII

You make a good point, what have the Republicans to loose by challenging the black voters on their beliefs and voting habits?


5 posted on 10/14/2010 10:10:07 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: GonzoII
Politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, treat blacks like children.

One of my life lessons is that politicians treat most people like children. The paternalism (in both parties) is stunning.

6 posted on 10/14/2010 10:10:53 AM PDT by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: robjna

since I started saving this , my hometown Milwaukee has jumped up in rankings to #4 woo-hoo!!!!!


7 posted on 10/14/2010 10:10:53 AM PDT by robjna
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To: Dem Guard

loose = lose


8 posted on 10/14/2010 10:11:29 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: GonzoII

Big City Governments are almost 100% Democrat and have been responsible for a decline over many years in their cities, the quality of life and the schools where large black populations live. yet, year in and year out these same incompetents are returned to office. It doesn’t seem to matter that they continue to be worse off under Democrat Government. Since Obama took office, Black Unemployment has gone up by almost 50%, but as a voting block they support him with 90%-95%. Could that possibly be construed as Racist? Without that Black support, Obama’s approval rating would be in the mid-low thirties.


9 posted on 10/14/2010 10:16:08 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Gen. Burkhalter

Blood is often thicker than reason and logic,OJ agrees.


10 posted on 10/14/2010 10:19:03 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: GonzoII

Unfortunately, I think many of the inner-city communities may know which party’s policies caused the blight, but so long as they allow their “leaders” to tell them how to vote it’s going to continue.


11 posted on 10/14/2010 10:20:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Could that possibly be construed as Racist?

Of course it's racist. the average American black lives their entire life driven by racism. They voted for obama because he is black. no other reason needed.

12 posted on 10/14/2010 10:21:55 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: GonzoII; Tribemike1; Gen. Burkhalter; robjna; Dem Guard; freespirited; Old Retired Army Guy; ...

I disagree. Don’t appeal to their color. Appeal to their conservatism.

The race game is a loser.

If they can’t be swayed by a conservative message then they can’t be converted.

Leave the race baiting to the Just Us brothers.


13 posted on 10/14/2010 10:23:00 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: GonzoII

I’ve had a lot of black friends in my time. One older lady in particular I worked with in the early 1990s decried the degradation of our culture, welfare dependency, the “gay rights” push, the explosion of crack use in the inner cities, high taxes and crime.

Yet, she voted straight Dem in 1992.

When I asked her what was it that motivated her to do that since their policies had created the conditions she complained about. Her answer: “We blacks just vote that way... it’s what we always do.”


14 posted on 10/14/2010 10:27:15 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: GonzoII

“Republicans need to man up....”

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Aren’t you asking too much of the Gutless Old Party?


15 posted on 10/14/2010 10:33:58 AM PDT by 353FMG (Unless stopped, ISLAM will be the end of America.)
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To: ScottinVA

“We blacks just vote that way....it’s what we always do”....ARRRGH. Case closed!


16 posted on 10/14/2010 10:35:37 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: sam_paine
Don’t appeal to their color. Appeal to their conservatism.

That's how McDonnell was able to do so well with the hispanics and many blacks here in VA in 2009. He spoke to the economic freedom and benefits of limited government and how he supported entrepreneurship through lower taxes and more business-friendly policies. He kept clear of the immigration and civil rights issues during the campaign and stressed what Virginians are capable of, if government gets off their backs.

While many in the ethnic communities are incorrigibly democrat, Republicans could still make some inroads if they replicate the McDonnell message. GOPers should shoot some video in blighted cities and use it in their campaign commercials, with the message... "We've tried it their way for a long time... is it working?"

17 posted on 10/14/2010 10:35:57 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: robjna

Good info but would you give your source?


18 posted on 10/14/2010 10:43:32 AM PDT by rj45mis
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To: ScottinVA
"We've tried it their way for a long time... is it working?"

Someone needs to get that and run with it!!

19 posted on 10/14/2010 10:45:54 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: ScottinVA
“We blacks just vote that way... it’s what we always do.”

Well that's an intelligent answer.

20 posted on 10/14/2010 10:59:01 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: sam_paine

Don’t confuse race game with facts.


21 posted on 10/14/2010 11:04:19 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: GonzoII
Someone besides Limbaugh need to hammer the fact into the blacks that it was the Democrats of the south that would not give up slavery in the 1800's and it is the Democrats that keep the blacks in a slavery type mode today with the

" Massa will take care of you all".

22 posted on 10/14/2010 11:10:36 AM PDT by jetson
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To: sam_paine; GonzoII; ScottinVA; fieldmarshaldj

I would appeal to them directly by pointing out how rat policies keep them in particular down. Republican candidates need to go to in front of black audiences and hammer it and dispel the democrat myths and expose them for the plantation bosses they are. And also emphasize to them the social issues that black voters are already conservative on.

Black voters are brainwashed to be democrats from birth. Their parents are democrats and tell them Republicans hate blacks. The public schools reinforce allegiance to socialism.

Most of them will not be reached with broad-based messaging. We need to get in their faces.


23 posted on 10/14/2010 12:03:59 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: GonzoII

The fact is between 1865 and 1932 Blacks votes almost exclusively Republican because Republicans were the abolitionist party.

Then FDR and LBJ gave Blacks all the welfare goodies and put them on the gravy train to poverty and desperation.

Funny, for 400 years, Black folks had no welfare, and despite all the misery, racism and discrimination, still survived.

Then the Democrats gave them welfare and handouts and put them right back on the Democratic slave plantation. Being dependent on the government for survival is no different from slavery. We learned this from the Soviet Union, North Korea and China.

On the capitalist side, it didn’t help to have open borders and free trade policies that basically destroyed many industrial urban centers in the United States. But free trade and open borders probably wouldn’t have happened if the trade unions and Democratic politicians didn’t tax and regulate corporations to death to fund their corruption.


24 posted on 10/14/2010 12:05:40 PM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: sam_paine
Conservatives need to challenge blacks and Jews natural self imposed cultural expectation to vote Democrat for what it is, racist and prejudicial to wake them up. How exactly this can be accomplished I'm not sure. But if this isn't addressed pretty soon mere demographics are going to wipe out the Republican party and the conservative cause.
25 posted on 10/14/2010 12:08:48 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: ScottinVA

Stupid is as stupid does.


26 posted on 10/14/2010 1:00:57 PM PDT by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wined up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: RickB444

Our hope is that black Americans will all see that this President is not their ‘black’ President. Dump this lemon and go shopping for another car.

I think a real AMERICAN ‘black’ President would be great for the United States.


27 posted on 10/14/2010 4:27:50 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (lame and ill-informed post)
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