In 2008 voter turnout during the United States Presidential election reached epic levels. Black people, encouraged by the candidacy of Mein Obama, went to the polls in record numbers. 65.2 percent of eligible Black voters went to the polls, supporting Barack Obama with near monolithic solidarity:
|Does the Black vote matter? No.|
Fully 96 percent of black voters supported Obama and constituted 13 percent of the electorate, a 2-percentage-point rise in their national turnout. As in past years, black women turned out at a higher rate than black men.
As many as 88 percent of African Americans approve of the job he is doing handling the economy, compared to just 33 percent of whites. While most say the economy is bad, more African Americans than whites say it is in good shape now.
More than four in five African Americans think the president has made progress on many of the important issues facing the country, including providing affordable health care to all. Eighty-five percent of black voters said Mr. Obama has made progress health care, while just 40 percent of white voters said so. When it comes to ending the war in Iraq, 82 percent of black voters said they president the president has made progress, while just 56 percent of white voters agreed.
The Republicans don’t care about the Black vote anymore. Nor should they. The majority of Black people vote for the Democratic Party because of the promise of entitlements, a continued expansion of the welfare state and because they rely on the Federal Government (i.e. the tax payer) to support their life styles.
White people, Disingenuous White Liberals, provide the bedrock of the Democratic Party, and their diminishing numbers aren’t enough to provide Democratic candidates with victories. They need Black people and will employ any shameless tactic to get Black people to the polls:
No one expects African-Americans to vote in anywhere near their numbers from 2008, when their 65 percent turnout matched that of whites for the first time. But that isn’t stopping Democratic organizers and supporting groups from using aggressive, even racially charged, tactics to get them to the polls Tuesday.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of Americans believe the U.S. government is too sensitive to the concerns of racial, ethnic and social minorities in the country.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 24% of Adults think the government is not sensitive enough. Sixteen percent (16%) say the level of sensitivity is about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Perhaps not surprisingly, 56% of African-Americans say the government is not sensitive enough to minority concerns, while 61% of whites think the government is overly concerned. Those of other ethnicities are narrowly divided on the question.
“I’m the head of the state!” President Obama shouts, with a blend of jubilation and indignation on his face.
Except that’s not exactly what he says — the sentence is spiked with an expletive and a racial epithet.
And, of course, it’s not Mr. Obama, but an extremely convincing impersonator, James Davis, performing as Baracka Flacka Flames in a video called “Head of the State.” (The video is available onYouTube and elsewhere online.) The clip, which has been viewed more than million times since Thursday, is a spoof of the bombastic “Hard in Da Paint,” the recent hit by the rowdy Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame.
After that introduction, there are three more minutes of jarring juxtapositions. Mr. Davis’s Obama raps about his detractors with more curses and epithets, smokes marijuana, dances with a bottle of alcohol, pets a pit bull and more. Actresses play the first lady (Jefandi Cato, whose resemblance to Michelle Obama is a little uncanny) and Oprah Winfrey, who happily join in the raucous party.