The ironic thing is the fact that Republicans are not racists and don't even think of the country in racial terms is what did them in. They naively think, "Hey, our policies will get the economy going and will benefit everybody, including blacks who have been the hardest hit by Obama's failed economic policies ". What they fail to realize is that the Democrats engage in an organized effort to generate racial hatred toward them. Star Parker is right. Republicans need to counter the Democrat hate machine and make an effort to explain to the black community why they benefit from Republican policies. They just voted for the man who has given their youth 50% unemployment and the party who keeps their children trapped in failing schools .