Black Voters Look to Leverage Their Loyalty

Suzanne Gamboa, Yahoo! News, November 23, 2012

When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day in defiance of predictions that they might sit it out this year, black leaders breathed a collective sigh of relief.

That encouraged those leaders to try to leverage more attention from both Obama and Congress. Although they waver over how much to demand from the president—particularly in light of defeated GOP challenger Mitt Romney’s assertion that Obama gave “gifts” to minorities in exchange for their votes—they are delivering postelection wish lists to the president anyway.


National Urban League President Marc Morial acknowledged in an interview that “we sweated turnout all the way to the end,” because the country’s underlying economic conditions made it tougher to mobilize black voters. Within days of the election, Morial sent to Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., an “urgent petition” asking that Obama’s second term focus on economic opportunity and income inequality.

A jobs program should emphasize infrastructure and public works, broadband technology and energy “with a special focus on those communities where unemployment is and remains stubbornly and persistently high,” Morial’s letter said.

“We who represent the nation’s urban communities will demand a seat at the table in these discussions,” he wrote.


Blacks made up 15 percent of the electorate in Ohio, up from 11 percent in 2008. And 97 percent of those votes went for Obama, leading Bositis to say Obama’s margin of victory in the state came from black voters.


Michael Steele, former Republican National Committee chairman, said the GOP had an opportunity this election to connect with black voters on unemployment, health disparities, incarceration and other issues.

“How the heck do you win if you don’t engage in the conversation?” Steele said.

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  • JohnEngelman

    The link does not work for me. If it does not work for you, try this one:

    • Pelayo

      I got it.

  • Puggg

    Why should Obama give anything more to blacks than he has otherwise given them? They showed up in force to elect him than re-elect him. They can be taken for granted. Pro-life voters in the Republican Party are much in the same position, taken for granted.

    • Pelayo

      They want it all!!!!

  • Black Voters Look to Leverage Their Loyalty
    does this mean they want free stuff???

    • Sounds like it to me.

      • What else? It’s like the song goes: “Gibs me dat, gibs me dat, gibs me, gibs me, gibs me dat, gibs me dat ding”….

  • JohnEngelman

    The Democrats lost the white working class when they adopted policies that required white blue collar workers to make sacrifices on behalf of blacks of all income levels. Efforts to reduce economic inequality should be made without reference to race.

    • “Economic inequality” – what exactly is that? Do you mean a farmer in East Timor should earn as much money as an American baseball player? That a North Korean factory worker earn as much money as Bill Gates? That a camel herder in Saudi Arabia, earn as much as a Saudi oil baron?

      There is inequality between Earth’s countries and territories in virtually every way – whether it’s physical topography, peoples, cultures, architecture, population size, education, law and life span. Why should economic systems – artificial creations of humanitiy, be any different?

    • MikeofAges

      Did they? Weren’t white blue collar workers in the Northeast one of the battleground voter blocs in 2008 and again 2012? I thought Obama did well enough with them to win Ohio twice. Clinton did pretty well with them also. One of the reasons why he was able to command the political landscape for a decade.

  • Michael Steele is a nearly retarded negro, just like his sister a “pediatrician” who was married to Mike Tyson the boxer.

  • The Liberal Democrats are in serious trouble now. They almost have to run another Black man to get the kind of racial support they got this time around. Those race hating White Liberal males are done for and out in the cold unless they are being some Brothah’s bish like Biden. My bet is the Democrats victim coalition will begin to fall apart before Obaummer finishes the next four years.

    • JohnEngelman

      The Republican Party is the party of older white Evangelical Christians. As time goes on they will get older and fewer.

      In addition, within the GOP there is an intractable division between Republican employers who want more immigrants so that they can lower wages, and Republican employees who want fewer immigrants, or none at all so that their bosses cannot lower their wages. Immigration is a leading reason for the growing income gap between the rich who keep getting richer, and the rest of us who keep getting poorer.

      The various constituencies in the Democratic Party have different concerns from each other, but they are not fundamentally divided. What is more, they are growing in size.

      • The__Bobster

        I can see that you are looking forward to it as much as a Reconquista leader.

        And the divergent elements in the “party of fringe groups” will go after each other when the money of “older white Evangelical Christians” runs out.

        • JohnEngelman

          If you were looking for another reason to date an Asian male, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics just came up with one. In their latest report on earnings in the 2nd quarter of 2010, Asian men topped the charts again, making $901 in median weekly earnings. Asian women were second at $854, followed by white men at $838.

          Voice of America

          Exit polls suggest Asian Americans overwhelmingly voted for President Barack Obama in Tuesday’s election that handed the incumbent Democrat a second term in the White House.

          Preliminary national exit poll data suggested that 73 percent of Asian Americans voted for President Obama, while only 26 percent supported his Republican rival, Mitt Romney.

      • David Ashton

        Does this worry you at all?
        Or are you on a Slow Boat to China?

        • JohnEngelman

          It does not worry me because I am a Democrat.

          If I could get a job in China I would want to take a jet there.

          • David Ashton

            Do you agree with the Democrat President for whom you voted that the USA needs to maintain a strategic posture to meet the challenges presented by potential rivals like China?
            What a pity you were not there during the Mao Famine or the Cultural [Marxist] Revolution!

          • MikeofAges

            You can get a job in China, or Hong Kong or Singapore anyway. Go.

    • If a black runs in 2016 Democrat primaries, the pressure on the party to nominate them will be tremendous, even if the candidate is a complete dolt. The DNC has created a Frankenstein.

      • Paisan, I was thinking the same thing. And the Bantu that comes to mind is MA governor Deval Patrick. Don’t put it past him to think of a run in 2016. He’ll even have the advantage of presenting himself as a 100% certified, USDA inspected Bantu; unlike the half-and-half Obama, to his Bantu audiences. He’ll appeal to the brain-dead MA voters, and the college crowd who thinks he “groovy”.

        I’d better stop, lest I give some Democrats ideas.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        The DNC deserves it. Unfortunately, the rest of the nation does not.

  • Axel

    I am now convinced that the election was stolen. Blacks going from 11 to 15% of the vote in Ohio and 12 to 16% of the vote in Michigan is very strange next to the black vote share staying the same in North Carolina.

  • When Romney said Obama won because he promised gifts for key groups, he knew what he was talking about.

    • The__Bobster

      Meanwhile, mouthpieces for clowns like Jeb Bush said the statement was disgraceful.

      The calls for Mr. Bush to step forward have grown louder since Mr. Romney told donors that Mr. Obama won the election by giving “gifts” of government benefits to Hispanics, African-Americans and younger voters.

      “That stupid comment that came out of Mitt Romney’s mouth would never in a million years have come out of Jeb Bush’s mouth because he doesn’t think it,” said Ms. Navarro, the strategist, who sees Mr. Bush regularly at the Biltmore, a gathering spot for local politicos. “This election result has made Jeb Bush’s voice that much wiser and that much more needed for the Republican Party: What he’s been warning about all along proved to be true.”

  • ageofknowledge

    Obummer voters are stupider than dirt. The Obummer is a Kenyan, he’s not some black from Selma Alabama. His interests are in denuding the U.S. and building up the rest of the world. The blacks in the U.S. give their loyalty and are rewarded with nothing. It’s like Bush is president for all the good it does them. They are greatly deceived imo.

    • Disgusted

      This pretty much sounds like how the GOP moves and shakers like Karl Rove and Dick Morris and GOPAC have treated republican voters.

    • Coleman

      The fact is that a number of Black Americans (I included as well as a number of non-Blacks) were so outraged with the level of blatant racist disrespect that was directed toward President Obama that they were determied to make sure he got reelected.

  • Pelayo

    This was sent to me by email. I didn’t know were else to post it. It all ties in with the existing political climate. I was going to check it on SNOPES but to be honest I’m more than a little dubious about their agenda.


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) –

    The United States reversed policy on Wednesday and
    it would back launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms sales as
    long as the talks operated by consensus, a stance critics said gave
    every nation a veto. The decision, announced in a statement released by
    the U.S. State Department, overturns the position of former President
    George W. Bush’s administration, which had opposed such a treaty on the
    grounds that national controls were better. On Wednesday Obama took the
    First Major Step in a Plan to Ban All Firearms in the United States.

    The Obama administration intends to force gun control and a complete ban on
    all weapons for U.S. citizens through the signing of international
    treaties with foreign nations. By signing international treaties on gun
    control, the Obama administration can use the U.S. State Department to
    bypass the normal legislative process in Congress. Once the U.S.
    Government signs these international treaties, all U.S. citizens will be
    subject to those gun laws created by foreign governments. These are
    laws that have been developed and promoted by organizations such as the
    United Nations and individuals such as George Soros and Michael
    Bloomberg. The laws are designed and intended to lead to the complete
    ban and confiscation of all firearms. It will never happen.! The Obama
    administration is attempting to use tactics and methods of gun control
    that will
    inflict major damage to our 2nd. Amendment before U.S. citizens even
    understand what has happened. Obama can appear before the public and
    tell them that he does not intend to pursue any legislation (in the
    United States) that will lead to new gun control laws, while cloaked in
    secrecy, his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is committing the U.S.
    to international treaties and foreign gun control laws. Does that mean
    Obama is telling the truth.? What it means is that there will be no
    publicized gun control debates in the media or votes in Congress.We will
    wake up one morning and find that the United States has signed a treaty
    that prohibits firearm and ammunition manufacturers from selling to
    the public. We will wake up another morning and find that the U.S. has
    signed a treaty that prohibits any transfer of firearm ownership. And
    then, we will
    wake up yet another morning and find that the U.S. has signed a treaty
    that requires U.S. citizens to deliver any firearm they own to the local
    government collection and destruction center or face imprisonment. This
    is not a joke nor a false warning. As sure as government health care
    will be forced on us by the Obama administration through whatever means
    necessary, so will gun control.
    forward this message to others who may be concerned about the direction
    in which our country is headed. Straight into socialism if Obama has
    his way… We are being led like a lamb
    to the slaughter, (Socialism/Dictatorship).


    I’d appreciate some comments from readers re. the accuracy of this.

  • David Axelrod

    Every American who isn’t blinded by political correctness knows that a very large percentage of the black community is uneducated, violent, feral, and de-evolving before our very eyes.

    Even Mr. Bill Cosby acknowledged this when he stated: “Black on black crime, drug and alcohol abuse, and a stubborn proclivity towards embracing the most ignorant and juvenile, criminal and self defeating culture and mentality, has done more to to hurt black people than anything ole Whitey ever did.”

    These facts are not “racist” ….. they are reality:
    ► Fifty percent of all of the homicides in America are committed by young black males, who make up just four percent of the total population.
    ► Almost seventy-five percent of black babies are born out of wedlock. That means the taxpayers are stuck paying for all of the associated health care costs.
    ► Millions of young Mexican men travel thousands of miles from their homes in Mexico to get jobs in America, yet young black men can’t seem to find jobs….why?

    Honorable black men and women struggled for years to obtain their civil rights, so why do today’s blacks ignore their civil responsibilities that are associated with those right?

    • Pelayo

      Cosby states that Black on Black crime is one of the factors that has hurt Black people more than anything “ole Whitey” did.
      May one infer that Black on White crime is acceptable?

      • Bill Cosby believes that AIDS is a haole plot promulgated by CDC against Bantu communities.

        • Even if he’s right, so what? There’s an easy way to defeat this “conspiracy” — Avoid promiscuous unprotected sex. Just like the CIA’s supposed involvement in the crack cocaine business: Defeat the CIA, just say no to crack. So easy that by law you must do it!

          Or do these supposed nefarious interests know full well that blacks have so little self-control that their supposed invented viruses and CIA crack will always carry the day?

        • IstvanIN

          Shows just how incompetent our government is. Not only has AIDS not been very effective has a population control device, it isn’t even easily spread. On top of that we keep importing blacks when it would have been easier and cheaper to just stop allowing them to immigrate. If AIDS was a government plot it sure backfired!

          • It’s like the people who talk about black “genocide.” You mean to tell me that after hundreds of years no one has succeeded in wiping them out? Just like the AIDS plot, it’s just typical BS spread by the so-called “civil rights” leaders.

        • Katherine McChesney

          Perhaps it’s a form of birth control.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          The real irony with the widespread black belief in that theory is that US blacks thought AIDS was absolutely hilarious back when it was almost entirely a disease of white homosexuals.

          The theory itself is entertaining because implicit in the notion that whites created HIV to wipe blacks out is the admission by blacks that we have good reasons for wanting them gone.

      • Katherine McChesney

        I met Bill Cosby many of years ago through a white girlfriend. He was rude, not the person you see in Jello commercials and his sitcoms. My girlfriend told me he liked white women, dated white women and when around them controlled what they ate and their behavior. He is a racist of the first degree. Needless to say, she ‘unfriended’ him when she realized she was willingly being abused by him.

  • Greg Thomas

    “We who represent the nation’s urban communities will demand a seat at the table in these discussions,” he wrote.
    Well…it looks as if la raza and the illegal invading mexicans took your “seat at the table.”

  • MAJ

    They “demand” a seat at the table. Blacks love demanding things. They must think it makes them sound grown up and important. They think that just because they voted for Candidate A they get special treatment.

    As the urban league clown said in typical urban-babble, he now wants “a special focus on those communities where unemployment is and remains stubbornly and persistently high.” Gee, where could that be? And I suspect that special focus might be free goodies.

    Perhaps he doesn’t understand that democracy means my vote is the same as Shaniqua’s vote. It doesn’t matter if Shaniqua’s 10,000 cousins of the same color voted for Obama – big deal. Let’s say I voted for Obama – I have every right to “demand” something, too, because by the numbers my White Protestant cousins cast millions of votes for Obama. I want a seat at the table, too.

    Only blacks would be dumb enough to vote en masse to re-elect a guy who presided over a first term where blacks came out WORSE off than when he started.

    How many Whites are now totally fed up with these “demands.” It’s been almost 60 years of demanding a seat at the lunch counter, a seat on the bus, a seat in the schools, a seat in line for billions of wasted dollars so they can figure out where to sit, and so on.

    Maybe if blacks got off the seat and did something – within their limited abilities – they wouldn’t be sitting in prison or sitting in public housing or sitting in hospital ERs and delivery rooms dependent on money and technology from White’s to simply survive.

    Pretty soon, when the cash runs out – or White’s refuse to pay any more in taxes – or both, there won’t even be a table to sit at, much less a chair.

    That’s when it will get interesting.

    • IstvanIN

      How many Whites are now totally fed up with these “demands.”
      Not nearly enough.

      • Sir, everyone is fed up. The only thing is that a vast element of White people are cowards. But when everything falls apart and the killing starts in earnest, the cowards will be the first to be slaughtered. Their cowardice isn’t something they can put aside like changing their clothes. It’s something bone deep.

  • zapp branigan

    So simply electing their officials isn’t good enough in this representative republic, after they vote as a block they demand “a seat at the table”, to the exclusion of all others?
    This is why democracy and negroes never work.

  • shmo123

    Obama doesn’t listen to anyone anyway and gets away with it every time. Why should he listen to blacks now? He doesn’t have to lift a damn finger to help them and politically it won’t matter one iota. There won’t be another election for him, and he doesn’t have to go fishing for any votes from blacks or anyone else foolish enough to vote for him.

    • The__Bobster

      He will listen to them because their agenda is his agenda.

    • David Ashton

      Watch to see if he now gradually pushes further the New Left/”Cultural Marxist” agenda – see David Horowitz’s for over 200 pages of evidence.

  • john

    In the past, when discussing my race-realism views with others, I was quick to disassociate myself with groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nation, Stormfront, Skinheads, etc. I believed that political debates could be won with dialog by simply pointing out the stark racial facts to my fellow Whites who displayed a bend toward the left, and supporting those facts with clear examples. Following recent events in the world, my view today is quite different.

    In the wake of 60+ years of affirmative action nonsense, a tidal wave of illegals, millions of Black wielding the free-pass-for-life race card, the dispossession of millions of my fellow Whites, and eight years of a Black radical imposter masquerading as POTUS, a larger view of our position is needed.

    I contend that we need to sit down with all pro-White groups around the world, find common ground, and work from there for the common good of Whites. No views should be dismissed out of hand and we must unify along the common points and begin pursuing a series of social, political, and fiscal policies that benefit for Whites.

    We have fallen woefully behind the efforts of Blacks working for the common good of Blacks, and Browns working for the common good of Browns.

    One of the primary actions we can take early on is to identify the corporations that hurt Whites the most and withhold our commerce from them as a bloc.

    We need to stop feeling sorry for ourselves, organize, and begin to constructively take back civilization using as many friends as we can find.

    • bluffcreek1967

      I agree. Although I would not agree with Stormfront, the KKK or other groups, there is some wisdom in seeking to unite over things on which we do share and agree. The other areas of disagreement, we can iron out later or just agree to disagree. I think we should move beyond having to agree on every minor detail of dispute, especially if they are non-essential matters.

  • asdf

    Attempts to boost black unemployment by spending on construction projects in urban areas are almost always met with accusations of racism among the trade unions, because the majority of high-paying union jobs are staffed with whites, while lower paying jobs such as laborers are usually black.

    The real reason for this is that laborers make full rate almost right away, while the higher paying trades require a 5+ year apprenticeship with very low initial pay. Urban blacks generally opt for higher pay right away while whites, who tend to have more of an eye for the future, will accept lower pay on a temporary basis for higher pay in the future. It’s the classic “time preference” explanation, and it holds true in the case of labor.

    The higher-paying trade unions bend over backwards to recruit black apprentices in an effort to appease the black race hustlers, but very few ever make it through the entire apprenticeship without dropping out of failing the tests required for advancement.

    There is a solution to this nonsense, and I’m shocked that is hasn’t been put to use already. The EEOC allows new employees to self-identify as whatever race they choose. If every white trade union worker claimed himself to be “African American” on the EEOC paperwork, PRESTO! The trade unions would then become 100% diverse!

    • IstvanIN

      I don’t think that would fly if all the “blacks” could suddenly pass for Irish, Italian and Polish.

  • IstvanIN

    They demand a seat at the table even when they own the table!

  • Michael_C_Scott

    They’re not asking for a “seat at the table”; they’re asking for a slop trough for hogs, and they’re demanding that everyone else be kept away from their slop trough.