The AP asks the taboo question "Do blacks support Obama because he is black"
A story came out yesterday by Jesse Washington of the Associated Press. I was actually blown away, when I read the headline, and I was even more stunned as I was reading the story. I can't believe it took the Associated Depressed almost five years to do a story reporting the obvious. In light of the racial attacks black actress Stacey Dash is receiving for saying she will support Romney, Washington decided to actually do some journalism (which is rare for the AP) asking the politically taboo question "Are blacks supporting Obama because he is black". I beleive there is tons of evidence to support such a notion. I'm sure the rapper Ludacris would agree.
Blacks don't support Obama just because he is black though. They support Obama because he is black and a Democrat progressive. Blacks would vote for a white Democrat before they would ever vote for a black Republican for any political office, however since Obama is a Democrat, they see him in the light of being a "real black man" and white liberals are comfortable with Obama because he's not so black . Some people have asked me whether I believe that if Obama is defeated, will his black supporters start race riots. That is a hard question to answer. You can never predict the actions of people who think on emotion. Obama has made it highly unlikely though that another black person will be considered anytime soon for the presidency. By the left constantly using Obama's race as a weapon to try and silence mainstream America's opposition to his policies and political doctrine, I simply do not see it happening. Also, there are those who will judge Obama's failure based on his race. Of course race doesn't determine how good or bad a person will be at a particular job, but there are those who see it like that. Personally, I do believe that Obama has been toxic for race relations as president. Last year in a Gallup poll, only 35% of Americans believed that race relations under Obama improved. When he was sworn in in January of 2009, 70% predicted race relations would improve. All the post racial hype of unity didn't even come close to panning out. I believe Obama's own supporters played a major role more so then Obama in that decline. When his supporters keep making every political and policy issue about Obama's race, it turned off a lot of people. As usual with the left, they overreached and helped to alienate the very people Obama needs in order to have a chance at re election. His economic record hasn't helped his case much either.