Sunday, January 27, 2008

The African-American Vote

The South Carolina presidential primary has come and gone with Obama winning over Clinton by 27%. Most Afro-Americans voted for Obama after Bill Clinton turned the primary into a race issue. In my opinion, the geni is out of the bottle now and we are going to see a racially charged Democratic primary. In fact, I think we are seeing the beginning of the end of the Afro-American block vote for democrats.

I have often wondered how the Democrats got the African-American block to begin with. It was a Republican who emancipated the slaves, and it was Dwight Eisenhower who integrated the Little Rock, Arkansas schools in the late 1950s. True, Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights act but he did it by steamrolling over the congressional democrats. This is not to say Republican hands were perfectly clean but the were a hell of a lot cleaner than the Democrats.

After Johnson signed the Civil Rights act, the Democrats somehow convinced Afro-Americans that they were the downtrodden masses and promised to fix their situation with the "Great Society". Afro-Americans bought into this en masse and billions of tax dollars were poured into welfare programs that kept Afro-Americans at the very margins of society. Dependent upon a welfare system that instead of lifting them out of poverty as promised only served to make them even more dependent on the welfare system. Afro-Americans migrated to the Democratic Party which has promised them everything but delivered little more than maintaining them at the poverty level.

The "Great Society" welfare system set up rules that encouraged people to not get a job because they would lose the welefare benifits. It also made it more financially attractive to have more children so more welfare money would be given to support the child. The "Great Society" even made it finacially better to be a single parent than a two parent household with it's aid to dependent children program.

The Democratic party, in my opinion, did more harm to African-Americans than anything other than slavery. They made them virtual slaves to the Democratic party.

I think we will see a huge change in the party affiliations of African-Americans. Maybe not immediately, but within the next 3 election cycles. In short, Bill and Hilliary have crapped in the Democrtatic Party's hat.



Blogger Larry said...

Excellent observations, Chuck. I recently posted about this ongoing scam by the Donks HERE.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Chuck said...

Thanks Larry.

I have tried to comment several time at your site but none have ever appeared.

I well remember the days of the DixieCrats and their filibustering of civil rights legislation and George Wallace proclaming "segregation forever". Those were very trying time in the south and many southern white people made sacrifices that to this day go unrecognized. We are still looked upon as redneks or peckerwoods. If only the African-Americans knew.



3:08 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

Hmmm... don't know why you don't get comments published, Chuck. I typically get an email to accept/reject. Never saw one from you! Larry

9:26 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

Just left a test comment on my "Offering Hope Through Change" post and it posted easily -- and I got that accept/reject email. Larry

9:32 PM  
Blogger A-6Dude said...

Chuck, I have been saying the same things too. How the Republican Party got the reputation as being "not black friendly" is a mystery to me.

I think the Democrat Party has played on "victim card" on them and told them that the path to the promised land was through them. But after 40 years and $7,000,000,000,000 (that's trillion) spent I am looking for any sign of success. I don't see it.

Also, the Jesse 'Hi-Jackson's' of the world know that if they rise out of the their current lot in life then they will be rendered irrelevant (moreso than they already are).

Great post.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Chad said...

I actually heard somewhere that up until 1972 most African-Americans voted Republican, it was during Nixon's second campaign that it switched. I'm not sure why except maybe as a lingering aftermath of the King and RFK assassinations.

2:11 AM  

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