Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:51 PM
leftlibdem420 (256 posts)
Why do RWers call African-Americans racist for voting overwhelmingly for Obama?
I've seen RWers act as though the AA preference for Obama is similar to David Duke winning the White vote in the 1991 LA gubernatorial election. Measuring an overwhelming preference for a good candidate, however, proves nothing. AAs also overwhelmingly favour any reasonable White candidate over somebody like Alan Keyes. John Kerry would have won the AA vote by nearly as much in an election cycle like 2008 (and even in a decent GOP election, Kerry won 85% over Bush).
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Why do RWers call African-Americans racist for voting overwhelmingly for Obama? (Original post)
|Renaissance Man||Nov 2012||#3|
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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:00 PM
Renaissance Man (474 posts)
As with everything else that right wingers accuse other people of doing that they heavily engage in themselves, it's projection.
Whenever one attempts to bring up this point, I always point to the fact that Al Sharpton consistently polled the lowest among all Democratic Primary candidates in 2004, and that he had no shot of winning the Democratic nomination in 2004.
So, if we were going with the theory, then shouldn't have Al Sharpton received overwhelming support among black Democratic voters in 2004. Right? Projection. The numbers have always shown demonstrable support among African-Americans for any Democratic candidates. Perhaps maybe we look and vote based on policies.
The bigger question that they should ask is, "Why are so many black people not voting for Republican candidates?" .. but, that would take serious introspection and discussion of all of the dog whistles and overt racism in this election cycle, and we can't discuss that, now can we?