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The Monolithic Black Vote -- and My Republican Dad

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 3:34 AM
Are there any high school teachers on this thread? How about printing this column and having your class read it? And while you're at it, have them read Thomas Sowell and Walter E. Williams. All great writers and great thinkers, each in their own fields.

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)...