Romney's 0 percent black support

Rare is the time that a poll number makes me gasp. But there is one in the latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll that elicited one. Full Story

Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#1490 Nov 26, 2012
Did you notice the most common misspelled sign at a tea bag rally was ( keep your government hands off my Medicare)? Medicare is a government program

Since: Aug 11

Santa Cruz, CA

#1491 Nov 26, 2012
bobby6464 wrote:
Did you notice the most common misspelled sign at a tea bag rally was ( keep your government hands off my Medicare)? Medicare is a government program
I think they should walk the talk. If they don't believe in taxes and government spending, they should set the example by refusing to use Medicare and accepting Social Security. Those are both examples of socialist government which teabags hate so much.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#1492 Nov 26, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
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What about Medi-care and social security? Those aren't handouts?
Workers pay into medicare and social security - if you work for something it is not a HANDOUT. They are NOT FREE for the ones that paid into the system - they are FREE for the freeloaders like the telephones, the free abortions, the free birth control pills and the free ride the tax payers are paying for.

Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#1493 Nov 26, 2012
Free abortions. Where? Nothing free in america.
Pure Observation

Washington, DC

#1494 Nov 26, 2012
Romney didn't get any black support because all the people like Stacy Dash that supported him don't check black on their census reports.
John from Texas

Austin, TX

#1495 Nov 26, 2012
senior citizen wrote:
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Workers pay into medicare and social security - if you work for something it is not a HANDOUT. They are NOT FREE for the ones that paid into the system - they are FREE for the freeloaders like the telephones, the free abortions, the free birth control pills and the free ride the tax payers are paying for.
These government "entitlement" program are not the problem. they are necessary for those that truly need them. The problem is those able bodied people that lie and cheat their way into getting them. It's a damn shame. I have met a few of these freeloaders. More oversight is needed to ensure these scumbags don't get undeserved handouts. Sounds expensive, but will be cheaper and more efficient in the long run. There is nothing wrong with helping out our fellow human beings. I think your Jesus Christ would agree.

Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#1496 Nov 26, 2012
Is you a doctor? No. A person is determined to be disabled by a doctor before receiving the freebies you mention. Snap is for the poor and needy, again is you a doctor? If i worked hard enough i could turn you into a big con artist that you only see getting aid assistance

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Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#1497 Nov 26, 2012
Pure Observation wrote:
Romney didn't get any black support because all the people like Stacy Dash that supported him don't check black on their census reports.
Another reason Romney didn't get black support is that he is a heartless, ignorant jerk.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#1498 Nov 26, 2012
John from Texas wrote:
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These government "entitlement" program are not the problem. they are necessary for those that truly need them. The problem is those able bodied people that lie and cheat their way into getting them. It's a damn shame. I have met a few of these freeloaders. More oversight is needed to ensure these scumbags don't get undeserved handouts. Sounds expensive, but will be cheaper and more efficient in the long run. There is nothing wrong with helping out our fellow human beings. I think your Jesus Christ would agree.
I agree with you 100%- you hit the nail right on the head with your comment. Those of us that have worked all of our lives do not like to support those that will not get off the couch or the ones that think you owe them something and are not willing help themselves. I am willing to help anyone who will try to help themselves. There is a man that works 9 hours a day at a convenient store and still can not make ends meet and we get him gift cards from the grocery store to help keep him going. With gas going up and electric there is not much left when you make minimum wages. Yes, my Jesus would agree.

Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#1499 Nov 26, 2012
You can look at some one and determine a medical issue or mental illness, huh? You like playing doctor?
Pure Conjecture

Washington, DC

#1500 Nov 26, 2012
Pure Observation wrote:
Romney didn't get any black support because all the people like Stacy Dash that supported him don't check black on their census reports.
lol let me rephrase that... the blacks that might have voted for that nut most likely don't claim to be black so how the fxck would you cry babies even know?
Anne

Washington, DC

#1501 Nov 26, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
Romney is done. Can we move on now?
Yes, he IS done and is being marginalized by the very party that wanted him to win the White House. Now that he's lost, they are piling on him. With friends like those, who needs enemies? I find it ironic that so many self-anointed arbiters on this forum of whom they think we black folks should have voted for are apparently willing to overlook the inconvenient fact that we were far from being alone in helping to defeat Romney. It can't possibly be that we saw in him the exact same flaws that most Hispanics, Asian-Americans, American Jews, gays, religious minorities,and others saw. It has to be because we only voted because of color, even though that idea has been completely undermined by the fact that we've voted against other blacks like Allen West and Herman Cain because of their ideology.

Since: Aug 11

Santa Cruz, CA

#1502 Nov 26, 2012
Anne wrote:
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Yes, he IS done and is being marginalized by the very party that wanted him to win the White House. Now that he's lost, they are piling on him. With friends like those, who needs enemies? I find it ironic that so many self-anointed arbiters on this forum of whom they think we black folks should have voted for are apparently willing to overlook the inconvenient fact that we were far from being alone in helping to defeat Romney. It can't possibly be that we saw in him the exact same flaws that most Hispanics, Asian-Americans, American Jews, gays, religious minorities,and others saw. It has to be because we only voted because of color, even though that idea has been completely undermined by the fact that we've voted against other blacks like Allen West and Herman Cain because of their ideology.
That's why they are called the party of cannibals. They devour their own.
John from Texas

Austin, TX

#1503 Nov 26, 2012
senior citizen wrote:
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I agree with you 100%- you hit the nail right on the head with your comment. Those of us that have worked all of our lives do not like to support those that will not get off the couch or the ones that think you owe them something and are not willing help themselves. I am willing to help anyone who will try to help themselves. There is a man that works 9 hours a day at a convenient store and still can not make ends meet and we get him gift cards from the grocery store to help keep him going. With gas going up and electric there is not much left when you make minimum wages. Yes, my Jesus would agree.
Yes! I always believed that an unlocked gate in the fence was a good idea. Everyone has the same basic needs and I don't understand why all the divisiveness exists. It's not necessary to agree on everything, but understanding and compassion is there for almost everyone. Most people are not nuts!
Anne

Washington, DC

#1505 Dec 1, 2012
John from Texas wrote:
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These government "entitlement" program are not the problem. they are necessary for those that truly need them. The problem is those able bodied people that lie and cheat their way into getting them. It's a damn shame. I have met a few of these freeloaders. More oversight is needed to ensure these scumbags don't get undeserved handouts. Sounds expensive, but will be cheaper and more efficient in the long run. There is nothing wrong with helping out our fellow human beings. I think your Jesus Christ would agree.
The problem is not these programs, but the fact that some folks try to use public assistance in order to support a lifestyle. But that doesn't serve as an excuse to eliminate them, as people's lives can turn on a dime. I believe in a carrot-and-stick approach, which means insisting on things like job training and/or education to prepare for jobs with pay and benefits that outweigh any benefit welfare offers in return for continuing assistance. The stick would be reducing or denying additional monies to support irresponsible behavior, such as continuing to have babies while on welfare. So, better oversight is infinitely preferable to eliminating them.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#1506 Dec 1, 2012
Anne wrote:
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The problem is not these programs, but the fact that some folks try to use public assistance in order to support a lifestyle. But that doesn't serve as an excuse to eliminate them, as people's lives can turn on a dime. I believe in a carrot-and-stick approach, which means insisting on things like job training and/or education to prepare for jobs with pay and benefits that outweigh any benefit welfare offers in return for continuing assistance. The stick would be reducing or denying additional monies to support irresponsible behavior, such as continuing to have babies while on welfare. So, better oversight is infinitely preferable to eliminating them.
When you go to apply for a job you have to take a drug test and I believe a drug test should be required before you receive assistance of any type from the government.
Anne

Washington, DC

#1508 Dec 1, 2012
senior citizen wrote:
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When you go to apply for a job you have to take a drug test and I believe a drug test should be required before you receive assistance of any type from the government.
Would that apply to folks who use food stamps in order to supplement low-paying jobs or folks who lost jobs through no fault of theirs? What about young teenage first-time mothers? It seems doubtful that honest folks who are struggling against great odds or young women still in puberty would be indulging in drugs. It's not to say that that doesn't everhappen, but I believe that Governor Rick Scott of Florida has implemented this measure, and that it is one of many factors in why people want to vote him out of office at the first opportunity. I have a problem with kicking folks who are already down, although if someone shows some indation of using drugs they should be tested.
Hill Billion

Wilmington, DE

#1509 Dec 1, 2012
senior citizen wrote:
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I agree with you 100%- you hit the nail right on the head with your comment. Those of us that have worked all of our lives do not like to support those that will not get off the couch or the ones that think you owe them something and are not willing help themselves. I am willing to help anyone who will try to help themselves. There is a man that works 9 hours a day at a convenient store and still can not make ends meet and we get him gift cards from the grocery store to help keep him going. With gas going up and electric there is not much left when you make minimum wages. Yes, my Jesus would agree.
Stop your uneducated bullshyt rants! You do know that 1/2 of the families in this country that receive food stamps, HAVE A JOB!!! You knew that right? You dumbazz!

Since: Aug 11

Santa Cruz, CA

#1510 Dec 1, 2012
senior citizen wrote:
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When you go to apply for a job you have to take a drug test and I believe a drug test should be required before you receive assistance of any type from the government.
So in other words, you want more government intrusion into people's lives. You want a bigger government.

Does this make sense?
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#1511 Dec 1, 2012
Anne wrote:
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Would that apply to folks who use food stamps in order to supplement low-paying jobs or folks who lost jobs through no fault of theirs? What about young teenage first-time mothers? It seems doubtful that honest folks who are struggling against great odds or young women still in puberty would be indulging in drugs. It's not to say that that doesn't everhappen, but I believe that Governor Rick Scott of Florida has implemented this measure, and that it is one of many factors in why people want to vote him out of office at the first opportunity. I have a problem with kicking folks who are already down, although if someone shows some indation of using drugs they should be tested.
If people have jobs the drug test would not apply since it already had been applied when they got their job. I am willing to help anyone who will help themselves and if they got a job with minimun wages then yes they need help. The money that some have gotten on their debit card from the gov have been used at Disney World and in casinos. This has been all over the news here in the middle west and the people are not happy to see their tax payer dollars being spent foolishly when it is needed for food.

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