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The Monolithic Black Vote -- and My Republican Dad

jblakemore Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 1:41 PM
"Since that date, I have made it my business that every messenger and message from the GOP is dead-on-arrival(DOA)." How open-minded of you." How reductive and hypocritical of YOU. You just did exactly what you accused him of doing; you shut off his entire argument over one thought. Nice. What is truly interesting is this article is not about accusing the 60% of White men voted for Romney (the ONLY group he carried) of being a mindless and potentially racially motivated "monolith". Convenient, that.

In 13 wards in Philadelphia, reports the Inquirer, President Barack Obama received 99 percent of the vote! A local Democratic ward leader outlined the strategy: "In this election, you had to point out to people what was at stake. And in many cases, they felt that the Romney doctrine was not going to favor the working man."

Obama appears to have held on to most of his percentage of the black vote from 2008 -- even though the black unemployment rate in October reached 14.3 percent. Emmanuel Cleaver, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, admitted: "If (former President)...