Why don't blacks vote for the GOP?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by OPTIONAL777, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Racist jokes may have lasting impact on S.C. GOP

    By John O'Connor
    The State (Columbia, S.C.)

    State Republican leaders said they do not think online racist jokes by party activists will have a long-term impact on the party's ability to attract black voters and candidates. But political experts and Democrats disagree.

    Twice this week Republican activists have apologized for racist humor.

    Wednesday, flanked by members of the NAACP, Columbia GOP activist Rusty DePass apologized for the Facebook remark that likened first lady Michelle Obama's ancestors to an escaped Riverbanks Zoo gorilla. On Tuesday, Mike Green, an employee with Lexington GOP consulting firm Starboard Communications apologized for an online joke about President Barack Obama taxing aspirin "because it's white and it works."

    Starboard has been hired by U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett, an Oconee Republican who is running for governor.

    Despite the apologies, observers said voters likely will remember the incident as part of a longer history of disputes that includes removing the Confederate battle flag from the State House dome.

    And voting data show S.C. Republicans have a tougher time attracting black voters than do Republicans nationally.

    "I think it makes a strain to invite African-Americans to the Republican Party," said state Rep. Leon Howard, D-Richland. "This kind of behavior does not close that gap very much."

    Howard, former chairman of the State House Black Caucus, said he works well with Republicans often, but there are a handful of party members "that are completely out of control."

    DePass issued an apology during a press conference called by the South Carolina NAACP.

    "I am truly sorry for any offense I have caused," DePass said to a small crowd of NAACP supporters who turned out for the noon press event. "My remark was clearly inappropriate, and I apologize for writing it."

    The NAACP had called on DePass to make a clear apology.

  2. Why don't blacks vote for the GOP?

    Because GOP supporters repeatedly yell Nigg*r at GOP rallies,and people like Sarah Palin do nothing about it

    Other GOP members call Michelle Obama a monkey
  3. Such a shame that GOP members would so blatantly insult monkeys! . . .

    Bush was frequently portrayed as a monkey by the democrats, perhaps this is why blacks don't vote for the GOP.
  4. the GOP is anti-affirmative action, anti-multi-generational welfare, anti-blame-whitey, anti-white-guilt, anti-excuses, anti-crime, etc ....

    there are some blacks who subscribe to these as well, they are regularly referred to as 'uncle toms'

    walter williams might be a good source, he knows ALOT about why blacks are anti-GOP

  5. If Michelle Obama had a lower intelligence level then a monkey like Bush does nobody would be offended

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  6. Why should republicans worry about offending blacks? They vote 90-98% for democrats, no matter what republicans do. A logical response for republicans would be to target blacks for retribution, like democrats do their enemies. Instead, we are constantly treated to lectures about how we must bend over backwards and abandon our principles lest we offend blacks.

    Do blacks worry about offending republicans? Do democrats worry about offending white people?