Black voter turnout passes white rate

Black voter turnout passes white rate

There are 220 comments on the Politico story from Apr 28, 2013, titled Black voter turnout passes white rate. In it, Politico reports that:

America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which blacks strongly supported Barack Obama while many whites stayed home.

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“Happiness comes through giving”

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#46 Apr 28, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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Yep, but most blacks aren't smart enough to know that. Very few know anything about politics in the first place yet alone where to get statistics like that. Besides, they figure they are black--DumBama is a Mulatto, what more needs to be said? That's all they need to know.
Where do you get your statistics, from Glenn Beck's colostomy bag?
Cat74

Palatine, IL

#47 Apr 28, 2013
so tell me, why won't the killers come prey on the people in DuPage county? Maybe because they will fill them full of deadly bullets if they try it.Those people prey on the old, and the young in their own neighborhood.

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#48 Apr 28, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
They're talking turnout RATE, not actual numbers.
For example 60% of all blacks turned out compared to 58% of all whites.
How stupid are you people?
To describe these wingnut matzoballs as "stupid" is to exaggerate their level of intelligence.

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#49 Apr 28, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
None of the innocent people dying in the ghetto in Chicago deserve to die, but die they must, because they prey on each other,
As if you care, you sub-moronic bigot.

Since: Sep 08

Viva Madeira

#50 Apr 28, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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Christie? Why not run McCain or Romney again?
Moderates don't win elections for Republicans hands down. We don't need yet another moderate like Christie. What we really need is a better candidate such as Rand Paul. He would pick up more conservative votes not to mention the people who supported his father. There is a little excitement to the guy and not just a stick in the mud.
The only way to get the minority vote is to pander to them through social programs or leniency in laws. Of course, it didn't work for Reagan. He granted amnesty and didn't increase his Hispanic vote all that much. Minorities are not going to vote Republican as polls show they favor bigger government. If the Republican party went that way, we would not only speed up our eventual bankruptcy, but have two Democrat parties instead.
There is only one way out of this mess we are in, and that is getting a conservative President. Now half of our population is being supported by taxpayers either partially or entirely. At the the pace we are going, this country will collapse in just a matter of a few decades.
So by your standards and that of other conservative, intensively partisan republicans, Ronald Reagan would never have been elected today because he was too “moderate”. Then that would mean that the republican admiration for Reagan is false and of short duration. How fickle.

This may sound radical, but minorities are people too. They want the same things that you and all other Americans want. They don’t need to be pandered too. Previous waves of immigrants survived and thrived, so too will the newer wave of immigrants.

You keep reiterating the same talking points that led to the republican defeat in November. What I find perplexing is----- if it didn’t work before, hasn’t been working, why keep regurgitating the same points??
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#51 Apr 28, 2013
Marichu wrote:
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So by your standards and that of other conservative, intensively partisan republicans, Ronald Reagan would never have been elected today because he was too “moderate”. Then that would mean that the republican admiration for Reagan is false and of short duration. How fickle.
This may sound radical, but minorities are people too. They want the same things that you and all other Americans want. They don’t need to be pandered too. Previous waves of immigrants survived and thrived, so too will the newer wave of immigrants.
You keep reiterating the same talking points that led to the republican defeat in November. What I find perplexing is----- if it didn’t work before, hasn’t been working, why keep regurgitating the same points??
We haven't had a conservative in the last 12 years. What doesn't work are moderates. we know that already. Reagan was a conservative, but by his own words, you can't get everything you want, so get what you can when working with an opposing party. If Reagan had conservative leadership in both Senate and Congress, we would probably be looking at a better country today.

Immigrants of yesteryear are different from immigrants today. They didn't come here demanding we learn their language. They learned ours. We never had to push "1" to speak in Russian, Polish, German or Italian. When they arrived, they did so legally and didn't make demands for special treatment. They concluded that being allowed to enter this country is all the special treatment they needed. They assimilated.

Bottom line is this: as long as minorities are slaves to the government, many will not vote Republican no matter what we do. So why try? I think it's better to rally the people we already have in hopes of defeating Socialism and Communism. If we lose, then we go down proud. If we pander, we succeed in shame and await the end of this great country.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#52 Apr 28, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>you didn't get the memo from teh last election that is was the GOP's continual push to the far, far right that keeps them losing?
I disagree because in the 2010 elections where the Tea Party made their agenda known, it was a gigantic reversal of leadership.

Beyond that, when did the GOP push for the far, far right?
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#53 Apr 28, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Where do you get your statistics, from Glenn Beck's colostomy bag?
I don't listen or watch Beck. I consider him a phony.

Now where do I get my statistics from? The results of the last elections.

90+ percent of black voters voted for the failure twice. This in spite of their high unemployment level. OH! But wait! Blacks usually vote liberal. This is true, but doesn't explain the near same percentages for DumBama in the primaries against Hillary.

Blacks have bonded together against whites with DumBama. It's as clear as day. Some whites have awaked to this which is why Oprah is off the air now. Her white audience witnessed her fawning over DumBama made it obvious because she never has backed a political candidate so strongly before. Good for those sober in her audience.

Since: Sep 08

Viva Madeira

#54 Apr 28, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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We haven't had a conservative in the last 12 years. What doesn't work are moderates. we know that already. Reagan was a conservative, but by his own words, you can't get everything you want, so get what you can when working with an opposing party. If Reagan had conservative leadership in both Senate and Congress, we would probably be looking at a better country today.
Immigrants of yesteryear are different from immigrants today. They didn't come here demanding we learn their language. They learned ours. We never had to push "1" to speak in Russian, Polish, German or Italian. When they arrived, they did so legally and didn't make demands for special treatment. They concluded that being allowed to enter this country is all the special treatment they needed. They assimilated.
Bottom line is this: as long as minorities are slaves to the government, many will not vote Republican no matter what we do. So why try? I think it's better to rally the people we already have in hopes of defeating Socialism and Communism. If we lose, then we go down proud. If we pander, we succeed in shame and await the end of this great country.
No conservative in the last 12 years? You don’t think GWB was a conservative??? He certainly wasn’t a moderate, not by any stretch of the imagination. Reagan got what he wanted and so did GWB. Reagan was a pragmatist who knew how to negotiate to his advantage. GWB got what he wanted because no one in Congress stood up to him. Had Congress done their job and curtailed GWB we wouldn’t have gotten into that multi-trillion dollar waste of a war in Iraq.

The reason no one had to push a “1” to speak in Russian, Polish, German or Italian was because during the turn of the century (1900) the influx of European immigration there were no phones.

Immigrant assimilation into a new culture depends on various factors: economic- moving up the economic ladder, cultural-learning a new language and customs and civic-becoming citizens and participating in the electoral process. Children who are born in this country of immigrant parents are unrecognizable from any other American born child. The immigrants of today are no different than in years pass.

How do you not try to become party of inclusiveness? New blood is needed, with different perspectives and ideas. Because if not stagnation will ensue leading to a decaying, ineffectual political party.

And correct me if I’m wrong but (according to republican lore) didn’t Ronald Reagan take out the evil empire? Is the USSR still around? No, it is not. You can say communism proved to be a failed political/social/economic system. Put the past to rest.

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#55 Apr 28, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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I don't listen or watch Beck. I consider him a phony.
Now where do I get my statistics from? The results of the last elections.
90+ percent of black voters voted for the failure twice. This in spite of their high unemployment level. OH! But wait! Blacks usually vote liberal. This is true, but doesn't explain the near same percentages for DumBama in the primaries against Hillary.
Blacks have bonded together against whites with DumBama. It's as clear as day. Some whites have awaked to this which is why Oprah is off the air now. Her white audience witnessed her fawning over DumBama made it obvious because she never has backed a political candidate so strongly before. Good for those sober in her audience.
I suppose it would never occur to you that people, black, white, etc. might have voted for Obama because they consider him to be an inspiring, visionary leader competing against a stupefyingly narrow-minded, dull-witted alternative.

What your analysis "neglects" to mention is that in the 2008 Democratic primary, Obama beat Clinton among white voters too.
Also, your little play-on-words with Obama's name does not insult him so much as it reveals you as someone from the shallow end of the gene pool.
News Skeptic

Canton, GA

#56 Apr 28, 2013
Lively debate we have here tonight.
Mike

Zephyrhills, FL

#57 Apr 28, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
And the racist right-wingers who post on here daily are dropping a major load in their panties, LOL…
It’s the demographics stupid.
We the People are the new reality for you hate-filled bigots… DEAL WITH IT!
How many times did you vote, you pansy azz, fake Marine??

Vote early, vote often Obama for president 2012

Obama = as much a competent President as patty is a real Marine

WRITE "OBAMA SUCKS". ON ALL YOUR CASH !!!
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#58 Apr 29, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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So when that beautiful Black girl was killed in Chicago after returning from performing in the Inaugural parade, you consider that a positive? So in your mind her death is a good thing because she deserved to die because she was Black?
Wow… those good old conservative Christian values on display. And you wonder why minorities avoid the racist right-wing tea-bagging bigots in the GOP?
You should speak well about the beautiful white people constantly attacked in urban areas. You should ask for the real statistics on the vicious criminal interracial acts that never seem to make the elitist news or is massively subdued. Perhaps the beautiful white men and women in changing neighborhoods engineered by the progressive lunatics can give you a better perspective. go speak to them. there are many. Millions throughout the fruited plain. You are a racist and a vile hateful piece of scum. And that is because you are close minded. You are the type that will use one person for your advantage. And there are to many of you. Well you used others who did no wrong and had their own problems and issues. And they have been bled of much of their wealth that progressives stole from them. You got what you wished for and soon nearly all of us will be collecting. Only that is impossible. Since you are in power then you gots the answers. You tell us that everyday without giving specifics. Just in case you can't come up with any, your government is becoming a police state. As it has come up with its own answers from the problems they caused with your blessings.
truman

Boise, ID

#59 Apr 29, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Blacks make up less then 15% of our population. The only way they could outvote whites is if they multi vote. They did, and they don't give a damn if you know it. They have no more respect for this country then the illegals the Democrats are trying to shove down our throats. Call your congressman, and tell him how you feel about Amnesty.
So you have proof of this?
Of course you dont because you pulled that allegation of fraud out of your ass.
The bottom line is your nut job racist republican prty mobilized African Americans as it did Women,latinos and the Young.
The Repubs Ignorant Old White and Paranoid base is shrinking daily.
And still the Gop(And Fools such as yourself) continues to spout reppelant rhetoric about these demographics.
The Right wont win another National Election in our lifetimes.
Praise God!!
Theyve lost touch with the American people and serve only the special interests of a handful of elderly white billionaires.
Period.

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For your mind and soul

#60 Apr 29, 2013
Thank the god I don't believe in for this because had Mitt won. we'd be losing several 100k jobs a month.

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Paris

#61 Apr 29, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
And the racist right-wingers who post on here daily are dropping a major load in their panties, LOL…
It’s the demographics stupid.
We the People are the new reality for you hate-filled bigots… DEAL WITH IT!
Oh yeah, you have made a mess out of every city, state and country your have ran. Detroit, LA, Bronx, Philly, Chicago and NYC are all mecca's of bounding success.

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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#62 Apr 29, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
Thank the god I don't believe in for this because had Mitt won. we'd be losing several 100k jobs a month.
How's that, Mitt made companies and jobs.......when is Obama going to pivot......he isn't, he won't and he never will. He either don't care or he is too stupid to solve the problems.
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#64 Apr 29, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Blacks make up less then 15% of our population. The only way they could outvote whites is if they multi vote. They did, and they don't give a damn if you know it. They have no more respect for this country then the illegals the Democrats are trying to shove down our throats. Call your congressman, and tell him how you feel about Amnesty.
Oh my... Where have you been all my life. I couldn't believe that someone like you existed but here you are in all your ignorant glory.

This settles it, I am now going to hunt for Big-foot, because damn it, if you can live out your dream as a delusional quack then by god so shall I.

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#65 Apr 29, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>How's that, Mitt made companies and jobs.......when is Obama going to pivot......he isn't, he won't and he never will. He either don't care or he is too stupid to solve the problems.
Psst... Jimmy, Romney doesn't create jobs, he is a venture capitalist, a parasite that lives off the great ideals of other people that actually puts in the work to make a great business.

OoooOOOOOooOoOOOOooh, Mind = Blown... Romney is just like a welfare queen only real.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#66 Apr 29, 2013
thats great, maybe someday they'll pay more taxes than we do. Voting is ok, but you gotta pay taxes too, or you are not doing your part.

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