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originally posted by: hammanderr
It seems painfully obvious that if the Democrats run another African American in 2016 they will win. In 2012 Obama got 93% of the black vote. That is a substantial number when you consider that blacks are a full 12-13% of the population. And running a black candidate in 2012 brought out the largest portion of the black electorate to date, 66%. Compared to 64% for whites.
How's he doin? This is how blacks view the race issue in US politics. SNL discusses Obama. This video is actually really funny, but proves my point.
So if you allow for the idea that whites are split somewhat evenly between Democrat and Republican and that Latinos are about the same. That 93% of 12% of the US electorate is just a massive advantage. I am aware that the breakdown of white and Latino numbers is not as simple as 50/50 for Democrat and Republican, but it isn't too far off. Whites swing pretty far left or right depending on the candidate, Latinos as well. Blacks swing very, very little to the right.
This is significant as a topic because it represents a winning strategy for Democrats that is, essentially, reliant on racism. If the Republicans field a black candidate he will be labelled as an "Uncle Tom", or as "Too White". Even though Obama was raised by a white family and was educated in about as privileged a manner as is imaginable, he was never labelled "Too White".
The Democrats have found a very effective technique for stymying any attempt by the Republicans to offer a black candidate, use Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson et al. to label that candidate as "not black enough", or as an "Uncle Tom". All the Democrats have to do in return for this gangster work is to continue to pump money into minority programs, support NAACP, and just keep on with the pro black political agenda that has kept these "black leaders" at the top.
When Sony executive Amy Pascal was a victim of hacking and subsequently had her non politically correct emails made public, she immediately reached out Jackson and Sharpton. Why?
Because these men hold an unassailable position of moral superiority in the American psyche. To challenge them is to risk public relations suicide. If you are labelled as racist in America today, you are finished. The Democrats know this and use this power.
Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton are both strong candidates, but neither one has that special quality, blackness. Both are willing to promise the moon and stars to the black(and latino) community. But a black candidate gets that white guilt vote, is guaranteed the black vote and can count on the regular old leftist vote. So based on this, can anyone see any reason why the Democrats would run anyone besides a black candidate for POTUS in 2016?
originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
Obama has done more to improve his golf swing than he has done to improve the position of blacks in this country. Hopefully they will see that and vote for substance and not skin color.
originally posted by: Jamie1
a reply to: hammanderr
I think it's incredibly racist and demeaning to perpetuate the myth that black Americans will vote for somebody because their skin tones match.
Is this the world you live in? Do you really think black are that stupid?