Martin Luther King III made the jaws of MSNBC drop in horror.
So it goes from the party having to earn that support, to them expecting it to then them ultimately feeling they are "entitled to their votes".
This is why minorities who don't blindly follow the herd mentality are called out. When the party has a good thing going, the last thing they want is others who see through the BS to influence others to what is really going on. Way back in the 1960's Malcolm X stated the same thing about blacks and their overwhelming support towards political parties especially the Democratic Party, with nothing to show for it.
He basically said what I've been saying, that blacks need to leverage their votes and have political parties "actually earn it" that included the Democratic Party. I've heard liberals tell me that "I vote against my interests". When they say that, I normally tell them please list my personal interests that I vote against, that normally shuts them up. When MLK III said that blacks should be Republicans, Independents and dialog with the Tea Party, the panel especially Toure gasped with horror. The look on Toure's face was priceless and beyond funny.
MLKIII is right. Blacks should be Republicans, Independents, Tea Party, Green Party, Constitution Party, Libertarians etc. The whole mindset that blacks should belong exclusively to the Democratic Party is absurd, especially when there is no evidence to support why it's a good thing. I'm sure MLK III will not be invited back on MSNBC after what he said. The last think progressives want are blacks to start thinking as people and not as a loyal collective.