Thursday, September 13, 2012

For Blacks Voting for Obama is a Social Imperative - 0% Of Blacks Support Romney... Does It Matter?

Folks keep in mind some of this is a week or two old, that’s what happens when you basically go into complete news/political blackout. Frankly and I don’t mean to sound anti-American or anything I am far more concerned about how the 49ers are going to do this season not to mention how my San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s will do down the stretch.

While I have decided to pay cursory attention to the political scene I will remain cautious regarding the outcome. It is precisely because of stories like the subject matter below that really has me wanting to go to some cave somewhere and hide.

Folks those of you who have been reading this blog know I’m black in addition many of you know that I was not a fan at all of Mitt Romney. I in fact said that he would be a horrible choice for president and I also said that I did not think that a good number of Christian folks would support a Mormon for president.

However, Obama is a horrible president and nothing any liberal political commentator can say can eradicate that glowing fact.
Obama has completely screwed black folks, all of his hope and change bullshit did nothing to inspire the black community out of the cesspool of crime, drugs and lack of education.
I keep reading and hearing black folks still desperately trying to carry the torch for this fool and all I can do these days is laugh. I would be sad except for the fact that I simply have developed an emotional scab when it comes to trying to explain and figure out folks who share my skin pigmentation.

If zero percent black people support Romney, so fucking what? If black people want to remain slaves to the government, broke, un or undereducated then let them. People have the right to be wrong or stupid.

Romney is no savior; he is not the most engaging person. He is flat in many ways lackluster, boring. I honestly don’t know what he stands for or where his passion lies and he is Mormon.
He has a shitty campaign crew because if you can’t inspire greater poll numbers while running against this idiot president you have a major PR problem. Conservatives are unsure of him, independents are still undecided about him and he is a Mormon.
However I do know one thing, he is not Obama. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that all you have to do to turn the country around is THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT OBAMA IS DOING.

If black people are not ashamed of their EBT status then fuck em, let them vote for Obama and if dude wins just imagine what kind of train wreck the black community will dissolve into, not that it already isn’t.

The thing people forget about the media is they need a good story and a good narrative to sell papers, to sell ad space and to sell commercials.
It would be easy for the media to say “Obama has been a disaster as president; anyone else is a more preferable choice for the country.” If this were the case none of us would be paying attention to politics because there would be no buildup we would all know who would win in November.
The media and its willing participants go to school to get that worthless degrees in journalism for one reason and one reason only; they want to make a difference.
Every person in the media has this obsessive need to want to change the world.
It isn’t about truth, it isn’t about what is good for the country or society, and some people in the media want to tweak society for their own amusement.
Take the “hot mic moment.” captured yesterday, these people are about the game of reporting not for the sake of informing the public.  

I will tell you as a person who is privy to some interesting conversations with some of the most prominent journalists in the country few are nearly as vitriolic, or as partisan as they appear on TV or in print.
It is their job to “make a difference” one way or another.
Also with white journalists coming to the aid of a black guy makes them appear cool and hip. When Obama is shown the door these journalists who were favorable to him will still get to hang out with the first black president, appear at cocktail parties, and hang out with him in the luxury suites at Cowboy stadium or somewhere else.
Any meaningful journalist, news anchor, talk show host whoever those people helping him will be rewarded for a lifetime with his company.

As for the black journalists it is obvious why they are helping him perpetrate the biggest fraud on black folks ever. They get to hang with the king, they get to play in the white house press room for a term or two.
In addition many of you either has forgotten or did not know that Obama gave millions of taxpayer dollars to black journalists to support their (his) efforts. So take any news article or editorial written by a black journalist in support of Obama with a grain of salt.  
The few black journalists that have been outspoken about Obama in particular his relations with blacks (PBS Host Questions Obama‘s’Genuine Love for Black People’)
Tavis Smiley has been vilified in the black community.

No black person in this country benefits by speaking out against Obama, or writing something negative about him.

I’ve said this before black people who stand up against Obama is risking everything from
social status in their communities and or church, if they own a business losing customers forever, isolation from their families and friends.

This is the one thing many of you white people don’t understand regarding why blacks vote Democrat in such large numbers because it is a social imperative to do so.

Those of you who are white can afford to put up lawn signs, speak openly about your voting preferences at dinner parties or Facebook statuses.
Black people who speak out against Obama in a social setting can kill a relationship. As for poll numbers seriously… a white pollster comes up to a black person… oh wait a black pollster comes up to a black person in a black neighborhood and ask who are you voting for?  Blacks are already fearful of the government and if they think that saying the wrong thing could get them kicked out of government housing or that they may lose that EBT card you think a black person is going to say that they are going to vote for Romney?       

I find it more than a little amusing that so many of these white news outlets and blogs are making such a big deal out of this zero percent support headline.
Black people on a national scale have little or no clout in determining who the next president is. Black people don’t have the collective media or financial means to affect the outcome of the election. All of this hand wringing is symbolic and a little bit insidious on the part of white liberals. Basically they are saying “if the least of our brethren (black people) can’t support Romney, then how can we?”

Black people and in particular black children are murdered all over this country, black unemployment is at a record high for black people, the black family is all but disintegrated, 70 percent of black children are born to single mothers, almost 70 percent are dropping out of high school none of these fact will ever get a headline but the fact that these same black folks won’t support a GOP candidate is news worthy?

 Survey: One-Third Of Americans In ‘Lower Classes’ Since Obama Took Office
Folks I am so fortunate to be on the down turn of my life cycle because this country is getting more fucked up each and every day.


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 The Unreported Racism Of The 2012 Election: 0% Of African-Americans Support Romney
"The results of an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll came out recently and got very little play in the media. The poll’s results were race-related and quite startling. While the media has jumped on anything involving race quite readily during the Obama presidency – and even before – apparently this survey didn’t produce the type of front page race-talk the media likes to report on.

According to the NBC and Wall Street Journal’s poll conducted in August of 2012, 0% – that’s “zero percent”, not a typo – of African-Americans support the GOP presidential candidate-to-be Mitt Romney in the presidential election of 2012.

The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support – obviously – or he wouldn’t have won an election in the country where the vast majority of people are white."

"why is the support for Obama among African-Americans is so strong. Black persons’ economics have reportedly worsened during the Obama administration over the past four years. The extremely poor unemployment rate among African-Americans has worsened during Obama’s term, as it is now estimated to be up to approximately 15%. The Obama economy has caused people’s need for federal assistance, such as food stamps, to increase to 50% of all Americans – with a great deal, but not a majority, of those in need being black persons. The housing situation in America which has had an extremely negative impact on minorities in this country is reportedly worse than it was in the mid-1930s during the Great Depression. Crime and murders in the big cities are still atrocious, quite often in the minority areas of those cities, such as in Obama’s own hometown of Chicago.

With all this factual data – not propaganda – created during President Obama’s term, it is incomprehensible to think that 94% of African-Americans are still supporting Obama and 0% is supporting Romney – unless one thinks like a racist and only vote for one’s own race."


By Scott Paulson
The Plus in Romney's 0 Percent Black Vote Support - Earl Ofari Hutchenson
Another insidious GOP ploy with its eye on black voters is to bankroll and promote a handful of visible and vocal black conservatives to recite all the stock criticisms of Obama, civil rights leaders, and Democrats. This creates the deliberate and false impression that a substantial number of blacks don't support the Democratic Party despite the polls. Davis, for instance, plays that role well. In highly touted interviews and appearances, Davis pounds on the tired theme that the Democratic Party has betrayed blacks and that it practices a modern version of plantationism; that is perennially taking the black vote for granted, while offering no tangible programs for the black poor. His tout of Romney and Ryan's emphasis on private sector growth, school choice, and further shredding welfare, is supposedly the path to economic well-being and uplift for blacks. This line will be repeated incessantly by black GOP pitchmen and women in the run up to November 6.

The GOP's aim is not to add a digit or two to the goose egg that polls show Romney will get from black voters. It's to sow seeds of doubt, confusion, and even some hostility toward Obama among just enough blacks to keep them from the polls in the must win battle ground states, present the fa├žade of a color blind party, and sprinkle it all with racially loaded code terms to further inflame conservative white voters. This is the plus GOP banks on among blacks despite Romney's 0 percent black voter support.
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  Zero—Literally Zero!—Percent of Black Voters Support Mitt Romney 
After Romney suffered sustained booing at an address to the NAACP in July, the organization’s chair, Roslyn Brock, released the following apologia: “This morning Governor Romney laid out his policy agenda for this nation. Unfortunately, much of his agenda is at odds with what the NAACP stands for—whether the issue is equal access to affordable health care, reforming our education system or the path forward on marriage equality.”

Empirical research conducted on the “Blacks/Afro-Americans for Mitt Romney” Facebook page confirms Romney’s unpopularity within the black community. Many members of the group appear to be white; still more appear to have joined the group with the intention of arguing how disingenuous most of the posted pro-Romney arguments were.
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  We Are ‘Not Zero Percent’: Young Black Romney-Supporters Prove NBC-WSJ Poll Wrong

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 Romney On NAACP Booing: If They Want More Free Stuff From The Government Vote Obama

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  Mitt Romney’s Lack of Blacks
There still are no pictures of Blacks anywhere to be found on Romney’s campaign website.  There is a full section targeting the Hispanic vote, even a section in Spanish; but nothing targeting the Black community.  Enough said!

This is what happens when you have no capable Blacks around to advice and work on a campaign.  If Baca is in charge of coalitions, then why has he not reached out to experienced operatives like Shannon Reeves, Allegra McCullough, David Byrd, Aaron Manaigo, Francis Johnson, Ada Fisher or James House?  Why has he not reached out to the National Association of Black Accountants, the National Association of Black MBAs, or the National Association of Black Engineers, to name a few?

I know the leaders of most these groups and know for a fact certain that they would be fertile ground for an intelligent message put forward from the Romney campaign.  The few Blacks Romney may have around him are all functional people—meaning they follow orders; they don’t give the orders!  That is what I mean when I talk about being in a position of power—can they authorize an expenditure of money, can they get an event on Romney’s schedule, or can they get a private meeting on Romney’s calendar?

I would much rather the Romney campaign simply tell the Black community straight-up that they have no interest in our vote because their actions speak so loud that I can’t hear a damn thing they are saying!
 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gaius, I read what you posted, thought about it, came back to re-read it, thought some more and came back again and again.

"No black person in this country benefits by speaking out against Obama, or writing something negative about him."

When you are ostracized by your family, friends, coworkers, etc for holding beliefs counter to what they hold and they refuse to listen to you you do have choices.

Remain silent around them. Safe but hard to do.

Speak out at every chance. Ostracized and cut off from any safety net.

Feel out personal opinions to find those willing to at least listen. Time consuming and dangerous. But, also the most rewarding.

"This is the one thing many of you white people don’t understand regarding why blacks vote Democrat in such large numbers because it is a social imperative to do so."

Who sets the rules for the black social imperative? Find out who they are and what motivates them to insist on blacks voting democrat.

"...Blacks are already fearful of the government and if they think that saying the wrong thing could get them kicked out of government housing or that they may lose that EBT card you think a black person is going to say that they are going to vote for Romney?"

Why are blacks fearful of their government? Rumors and propaganda? If so who puts those rumors into place?

"Black people and in particular black children are murdered all over this country, black unemployment is at a record high for black people, the black family is all but disintegrated, 70 percent of black children are born to single mothers, almost 70 percent are dropping out of high school none of these fact will ever get a headline but the fact that these same black folks won’t support a GOP candidate is news worthy?"

Very easy to ask pointed questions that mean little. Very hard to ask questions whose very answers require a close look at yourself. Bill Cosby spoke about some of these issues and I commend him for his strength in speaking out. Black families are disintegrating. Why? I can remember when black families stood together. Now? Not so much. I remember when blacks valued an education so much that they risked their life to go to a good school. Today? Not so much.

This situation has to be driven from somewhere. Why is it being driven in the suicidal direction it find itself in today and who is driving it?

"Folks I am so fortunate to be on the down turn of my life cycle because this country is getting more fucked up each and every day."

Gaius, you have an insight into what's going on. Don't give up the good fight.