Terry Paulson

President Obama benefited from over ninety percent support from black Americans in the last two elections, but more and more blacks are questioning whether Democrats, with their divisive special interest politics, are really benefiting them.

Black conservative Larry Elder's column “Obama Will Make Blacks Vote Republican” acknowledged that if a white president had presided over America for the last five years, blacks would have been marching on Washington. When Obama came into office black unemployment was 12.7 percent; black unemployment remains at 13.7 percent.

Elder summed up the results for blacks under the first black president: "The median income of black households declined more than twice as much as the income of white households under Obama's tenure. Blacks have lost their homes to foreclosure at a higher rate than whites. ... Obama's policies have produced the worst recovery on record."

When Sean Hannity focused his popular Fox News show on listening to a distinguished group of African-American conservatives, their comments were strident. Instead of calling them names, it's time for minorities to face their contentions.

Benjamin Carson, author and former pediatric neurosurgeon, talked about the need to reclaim core American values: "We need to...(bring) back...the kinds of Judeo-Christian values that helped establish this country and that made families strong. We have lost a lot of that. As a result, there is less respect for each other. Young men are not respecting the young ladies. They are going around impregnating them. Young ladies are allowing that to happen by disrespecting themselves. Babies are being born with no solid family or financial structure. They have four to nine times the instance of poverty. People are not learning how to turn over dollars in their own community a couple of times before they send them out. That's how you build wealth. And as you build wealth reaching back and pulling others up."

Terry Paulson

Terry Paulson, PhD is a psychologist, award-winning professional speaker, author of The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results, and long-time columnist for the Ventura County Star.

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