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The Monolithic Black Vote -- and My Republican Dad

Neal from PA Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 7:20 PM
America's shifting demographics—are America’s moral values also shifting? If they are, this says something about those that comprise these demographics; and that is not good for America…to continue to be…America, the land of the free and the home to the brave. This is temporary…but for how long…until the TAKERS realize there aren’t enough MAKERS to support them. “An alternative way to make inroads into the overwhelming majority of minority votes for Democrats would be for the Republicans to articulate a coherent case for their principles and the benefits that those principles offer to all Americans”; all the while describing the short and long term consequences of Democrat principles and solutions...past, present, and future.
wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:46 PM
Conservatives constantly decry the eroding moral fabric of America, but then simultaneously claim that America and Americans are exceptional which is why we are unique in our enjoyment of the "land of the free and home of the brave." They think half the community has failed to live up to this standard, which is why we are verging on more takers than makers, and we need to correct this if the American dream is to persist.

That many on the right see things as worse than they were in years past, indicates the incredible amount of white privilege that has been present in this country for a very long time. White people feel their place threatened, just as they did in the 60's and 70's--when the old social order was upset.
wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:50 PM
Those who were in control of the social authority by the virtue of their race, and no longer are guaranteed that authority, are afraid and resentful of the direction our society has taken. And understandably so. They see a world in which their grandchildren will be challenged for employment, places in college classes, etc, by the grandchildren of those who used to be forced to lower their gaze when they passed. And they see that as an incredible loss of rights.

However, for those in our community who are no longer forced to enter businesses through the back door or forced to take whatever education was offered, those costs are well worth it.

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."

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