Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Blacks leave Obama

I know what this could mean, if ccurrent trends continue perhaps Blacks won't turn out for President Obama next year. They could always turn out for the GOP nominee, but I have my doubts about that. So that leaves possibly staying home in November 2012. But it's still a long time away yet!
According to a Washington Post/ABC News survey, his favorability rating among African-Americans has dropped off a cliff, plunging from 83 percent five months ago to a mere 58 percent today — a drop of 25 points, a bit more than a point per week!

Nothing is more crucial to the president’s reelection strategy than a super-strong showing among black voters. In the election of 2008, he was able to increase African-American participation from 11 percent of the total vote in 2004 to 14 percent. He carried 98 percent of them. This swing accounted for fully half of his gain over the showing of John Kerry. Now his ability to repeat that performance is in doubt.

And the emergence of Herman Cain as a serious Republican candidate could not have come at a worse time for the embattled president. Cain’s alternate narrative — self-help, entrepreneurial skill, hard work and self-improvement — stands in stark contrast to the victimization/class warfare argument that the president has adopted.
On another tack how about an encore from Ulsterman:
On the proverbial heels of the president’s open embrace of the radical race-baiting rhetoric of the Congressional Black Caucus, Barack Obama has followed up with further divide and conquer public statements that reveal a man increasingly desperate and willing to say almost anything in an attempt to marginalize his potential GOP presidential opponents.

At a fundraiser held Sunday evening, (an event that marks the fourth such fundraiser in five days for the president – wonder how the country is managing to run without him?) President Obama described Republicans as cheering the death of someone due to lack of health care, while also stating they boo homosexual military personnel serving in war. (Both examples were from less than a handful of individual responses at various GOP presidential debate forums – the president is now taking those extreme examples and attempting to portray all Republicans as such – a blatantly dishonest and irresponsible portrayal that once again diminishes the office of President of the United States.)
Back in 2008, there were some rumbles about what would happen if Obama lost that election. By the time of the election there wasn't any logical possibility of Obama losing that election. McCain just wasn't that good of a candidate IMO. Not that this would've put anyone at ease who supported Obama.

Who knows, it's an unfortunate turn I've seen Obama as of late and he's supposed to be the post-racial and post-partisan President. It's not working out. :(

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