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Right Intention: Democrats & Black Vote

Friday, March 04, 2005

Democrats & Black Vote

Mona Charen takes a look at the Black vote and the Democrats need to keep it:

It is a plain fact of American political life today that Democrats are completely dependent on black votes. The day African-Americans stop casting 80 percent to 95 percent of their votes for Democrats is the day Democrats stop winning elections. ... In the year 2000, George W. Bush won 54 percent of the white vote and 31 percent of the Hispanic vote. But Al Gore won 90 percent of the black vote and thus topped Bush in the total popular vote." Democrats at the national level consistently win fewer than 50 percent of white votes.

And she has noticed what I have noticed. Which is Democrats try to play up racial issues in order to keep Blacks voting for them.

Brazile herself contributed to this myth-making when she declared that the results of the 2000 election in Florida represented "a systematic disenfranchisement of people of color and poor people," adding that "in disproportionately black areas, people faced dogs, guns, and were required to have three forms of ID."

This is pure fiction. So were Democrats' claims that George W. Bush somehow condoned the dragging murder of James Byrd in Texas, or that Judge Charles Pickering was soft on the KKK, or that black churches in the South were targets of a racist arson conspiracy.

Democrats have been hoping to prevent Republicans from speaking to African-Americans by creating the equivalent of radio jamming. They've spewed so much falsehood and emotion into the air that they hope Republicans cannot be heard over the din.

I really hate it when Democrats condescend this way. Let's discuss real issues, not create racial divisions where none exists.

But we Blacks are catching on. The Democrats are going to have to work very, very hard to keep our vote in the type of numbers they are accustomed to. I predict they will fail.


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