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Why more blacks support Bush this year


Benevolent Dictator
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May 19, 2004
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Source: Townhall

According to two polls released over the week just passed, President Bush has picked up significant ground among black voters. A New York Times poll showed black support for the president at 17 percent. A poll of larger scope done by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, an organization specializing in studying black issues, showed 18 percent black support for Bush. Although black support at this level for Bush/ Cheney is still low, it nevertheless represents a doubling of the 8 percent of the black vote that the Republican ticket received in 2000.

In a race that seems to be shaping up as a neck and neck horserace, it can make all the difference for the president to pick up an additional 9 percent of the black vote.
same topic...

I just read a very good article by Ann Coulter.
Find it here: 40 excuses and a mule

Here are the last paragraphs.
And apparently, black voters can also look forward to a lot of patronizing demagoguery from the Democrats, such as the claim that Republicans maliciously suppressed the black vote in Florida in 2000.

Kerry claims Republicans disenfranchised 1 million black voters in Florida in 2000, but neglects to mention that after extensive and expensive hearings, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission failed to name a single one of them. Can you name just one out of that "million," Sen. Kerry? We've found more WMDs in Iraq than we've found disenfranchised blacks in Florida. Indeed – to the contrary! – in 2000, blacks composed 11 percent of registered voters in Florida, but made up 17 percent of those who actually voted. If that's how Republicans "suppress" the black vote, blacks are better off when Republicans attack them than when Democrats pretend to be nice to them.
I think Blacks are waking up. It has been almost 40 years since LBJ’s “New Society” was implemented. Billions and Billions of dollars have been ear marked to help the poor and the underprivileged… but nothing seems to change. In 1964 Malcolm-X gave a landmark speech that was very skeptical of what the Democrats were trying to do. The ironies of his words are, in retrospect, turned out to be prophecy for today.

Read carefully these excerpt from his speech “The Ballot or the Bullet”:

“It was the black man's vote that put the present administration in Washington, D.C. Your vote, your dumb vote, your ignorant vote, your wasted vote put in an ad ministration in Washington, D.C., that has seen fit to pass every kind of legislation imaginable, saving you until last, and then filibustering on top of that. And your and my leaders have the audacity to run around clapping their hands and talk about how much progress we're making. And what a good president we have.”

“… the Democrats have got the government sewed up, and you're the one who sewed it up for them. And what have they given you for it?”

” And when you see them (Democrats) coming up with that kind of conspiracy (saying one thing doing another), let them know your eyes are open. And let them know you got something else that's wide open too. It's got to be the ballot or the bullet. The ballot or the bullet. If you're afraid to use an expression like that, you should get on out of the country, you should get back in the cotton patch, you should get back in the alley. They get all the Negro vote, and after they get it, the Negro gets nothing in return.”

“How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what's already yours? You haven't even made progress, if what's being given to you, you should have had already. That's not progress”

This has been exactly what has happened to Black America. The Democrats have promised the world and delivered nothing. The largest move in history of black Americans into the middle class was under the Reagan administration and a Republican controlled congress. Take a few minutes and name the black cabinet members who served for Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton? (That is a rhetorical question) Look at President Bush’s cabinet today. All a Republican has to do is ask the average Black American to look out their window on to the street they live and ask them. “What have the Democrats done for you in the last 20 years?” How has your life changed, how have the futures of your children changed?

It is a choice between Democrat money meant to appease to the next election and Republican policy that is designed to give any man limitless opportunity

Who signed the Emancipation Proclamation? Ohh that was Abraham Lincoln… a Republican. The Emancipation Proclamation was a nice “policy change”.
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