I've always wondered this but hesitant to say out loud. If not voting for BHO means your racist, does that mean anyone who did not vote for H Clinton is a misogynist?
I believe the Democrats were responsible for the Jim Crow laws not Republicans. If you don't break the law then you don't have to worry about doing time no matter who you are. You have to have an ID to open a bank account, get a license to drive, cash a check, but not to vote. Requiring an ID to vote would not stop anyone from voting. These same people can get to the grocery store, the doctor's office, sporting events, etc., but it would supposedly pose a hardship for them to go get a free ID card. I don't think so!
Very good point up2
JM, when more blacks realize that earning stuff in the pursuit of happiness brings and enables a more prosperous life, I believe they will eventually.
JM, please do not attempt to change history my friend. The Democrats have suppressed blacks even before the founding of this country and influences them today as well by insinuating that we are still victims and it’s not our fault if we fail and that the Republicans are to blame.
Check out the “Black History Test; The Untold Story, here! And please take note of 11 and 17.
wayne44, well said and to the point!
Democrats = suppression!!!! Is that why BHO is POTUS?? Is that why the voting rights act of 1965 was passed by a Democratic Administration? Is that why Dems pushed to raise the minimum wage?
No JM, and neither does Republican=suppression !!!! for BHO as our POTUS :D.
Yes for Democrats in regards to the voting rights act. Republicans are responsible for the passage of the law. LBJ signed it into law so if not for REPUBLICANS it wouldn’t be law.
Raising minimum wage suppresses job creation, economic growth and the incentive to pursue happiness.
Here is another History Lesson from the NBRA:
Fact: Black Americans will not lose the right to vote if the Voting Rights Act of 1965 expires in 2007 (in 2006 extended for 25 more years).
Fact: Black Americans are guaranteed the right to vote by the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution that was pushed through in 1870 by Republicans after the Civil War. That constitutional amendment states: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
Fact: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed over the strong opposition of Democrats, with more Republicans voting for the act than Democrats. The act was passed to stop the Democrats in the South from denying black Americans their constitutional right to vote, using discriminatory tactics such as literacy tests and the poll tax.
Fact: The Voting Rights Act has been extended several times since it was passed in 1965, and extension of the act now is not in dispute. Some sections are being debated, particularly those regarding printing ballots in languages other than English and the "pre clearance" section. The “pre clearance” section requires Justice Department approval before certain state, counties or districts can make certain changes, including district boundaries. This prior approval is designed to prevent the diluting of the black vote. This disputed section of the Voting Rights Act has created "Majority-Minority" districts. These districts which have a majority of minority voters have become untouchable, creating a harmful condition for black communities.
Hoax: Despite the above facts, Democrats, over the past eight years, have perpetuated the hoax that blacks will loose the right to vote if the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is not extended. Democrats have also played the race card, falsely accusing Republicans of being against extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Please don’t attempt to change or alter or suppress our History in America.
Certain sections placed great hardship on communities regarding voting. It is that section that got struck down. Example: If your polling place were to burn to the ground, the cost to replace it would be very finically detrimental to the community. Why? Because the community would have to seek the court's permission to move it anywhere, even next door. They have to prove that the new place is not placing an undue burden on the voters. Yet federal law states your polling place cannot be more than 15 miles from your home. With the overwhelming regulations placed on certain states (and one county in Alaska) each election costs the tax payers of a small town like Hinesville $200,000 or more. And as a practicing voter, I see more minorities voting that the typical WASP. So I am in agreement that the part that was struck down, needed to be. There are still watch dogs in place to ensure that fair voting practices are maintained.
hope you are right up2. I still would like my friend Funk to splain to me why John Lewis denounced the change in the voting rights act so strongly.
JM, I don’t understand how John Lewis who was beaten battered and tarnished by Democrats for standing up for what was right, still is a Democrat. This country has improved dramatically in regards to race relations overall and I have the personal experiences to support that fact. Additionally we have numerous accomplishments by blacks in America that acknowledges that fact too. IMHO John Lewis has been scarred by a real and difficult past growing up in a more racist country led by Democrats that is leaps and bounds more fairly to all than it was during his adolescent and early adult days. If the racist era Democrats turned into Republicans can you explain Robert Byrd and why is Lewis still a Democrat?
Republican Senator Tim Scott, from South Carolina agrees with me in regards to the voting rights act too:
Finally, blacks are generally not stupid, ignorant or complacent; however we have been bamboozled into accepting policies and legislation by Democrats that has enabled dependence on stuff given to us by BIG GOVERNMENT “Leviathan” that has hindered our appetite for individual upper mobility and success in “The Pursuit of Happiness
I think when talking about race you need to understand the racial make up of the US. 72% White. Latino/Hispanic 16.9%, Black 13.%, Native American 1.2%
This helps make more sense of the data presented. While true that there is an almost equal amount of whites and blacks on welfare, the statistical data shows far greater amount of blacks on welfare than whites. There are many factors that go into the reasons for the disparity that have nothing to do with motivation to work. I might also point out that 55% of blacks live in the south.
That wasn't for you Seb but for the readers of the blog who may not fully understand the meaning of the numbers presented without the additional information.
That's a lot of bamboozling that ya got
going on there Funk. I guess we can count Colin Powell getinn bamboozled too since he endorsed and voted for BHO. And Colin used to be a Republican in W's Administration.!!
So, in essence I guess you are saying most black folks are easily fooled to buying into what's not really in their best interests?
That's a broad brush you b painting with, my friend.
JM, thanks for your intuitive thoughts and comments. Colin Powell doesn’t fall in the bamboozled category just as I don’t. Powell is still a Republican and conservative who thinks out the box and probably voted for BHO for some of the same reasons Larry Elders conservative friend that he talks about in the opening paragraph of this blog” Back in 2008, a black conservative friend, a college professor, said he voted for then-Sen. Barack Obama for president. "Obama," he said, "is post-Jesse Jackson. No more race card. And, with a black president, young blacks will start hitting the books a lot harder. They will see that racism is no barrier to the highest possible achievement." I would have voted for him in 2012, if he had actually reached across party lines, reduced the deficit, improved the economy and wouldn’t have forced Obamacare down our throats with a 50+1 vote like he said you can’t do. The Obamaphone lady is a classic example of a bamboozled Black American have you seen the video. No other demographical race of people vote for democrats at a 90% rate. Is everyone else wrong?
Thanks up2 and Chief MVB for their informative perspectives and facts in regards to uninformed Black Americans.
I was just giving some info Funk. I never in my wildest dreams thought they would offend. Please except my apology.
up2, I'm fine with your research and info. There is no need to apologize for representing the truth as long as you're respectful of others as you are 99.9% of the time.
As a black man, I was preconditioned to vote Democrat when I became of age, and wasn't urged to research candidates at all. I took it upon myself to review history and policies and found that my views lined up more with Conservatives than Liberals. Today, I don't look at color. I pick the candidate that will most benefit my finances and gets close to my point of view. BHO didn't. He was a great speaker, but too many people didn't listen to the content. I read the speeches after listening to them and it took on an entirely different meaning. Looking forward to the next election.