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Fine, show me the FACTS that support your admitted personal opinion.
In 2008, 96 per cent of black Americans voted for Barack Obama; in 2012, 94 percent of us did. We have been his most loyal constituency. As a prominent black Republican, even I voted for Obama in 2008, partly because of the historical significance of his candidacy, but also because I believed he had a better programme than John McCain and Sarah Palin.

What a disappointment the past eight years have been! Despite Obama’s mantra of “Hope" when he first ran for President, on any objective measure, blacks have fared poorly.

The black poverty rate was 25.8 per cent in 2009 and had climbed to 27.2 per cent five years later, according to the Pew Research Center. The earnings gap between blacks and whites is wider than it was in 1979, according to the Economic Policy Institute. As median incomes rose with the recovery last year, they went up more slowly for black people.

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Black liberal organizations and individuals have begun to criticize Obama publicly. “Black America remains in crisis when it comes to jobs and the economy… Black unemployment is twice that of white unemployment. Wages are stagnant. Many people who are working are simply not earning what they need or should earn to make ends meet" said Marc Morial, director of liberal black think tank The National Urban League in its 2015 State of Black America report.


"I'm not the president of black America" Obama told an interviewer in 2012, in response to criticism that he had not done enough to support black businesses.

If I hear one more black person tell me that Obama cannot do anything to address the specific concerns of the black community because he doesn’t want it to appear like he's doing special favours, I am going to scream.


He hasn't had strong enough black advisers around him to build bridges with black communities, while the Republican Party establishment has repeatedly shown itself to be clueless about why and how it should court black electors.

Lesson to take away: after almost eight years, the black community must finally come to terms with the fact that the first black president really sees very little value in the black vote. Rather than the politics of identity, black Americans should look to those candidates who will diligently address their needs and concerns.

While making history makes us feel good, only solving the problems afflicting the black community will make us feel better.

After the massive disappointment of Barack Obama, it's time for black Americans to vote outside of the box
Obama was a big letdown to black people. 96 percent of them voted for him just because he was black.
You need more proof, I could embarrass you more




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In 2008, 96 per cent of black Americans voted for Barack Obama; in 2012, 94 percent of us did. We have been his most loyal constituency. As a prominent black Republican, even I voted for Obama in 2008, partly because of the historical significance of his candidacy, but also because I believed he had a better programme than John McCain and Sarah Palin.

What a disappointment the past eight years have been! Despite Obama’s mantra of “Hope" when he first ran for President, on any objective measure, blacks have fared poorly.

The black poverty rate was 25.8 per cent in 2009 and had climbed to 27.2 per cent five years later, according to the Pew Research Center. The earnings gap between blacks and whites is wider than it was in 1979, according to the Economic Policy Institute. As median incomes rose with the recovery last year, they went up more slowly for black people.

Urban blight in Baltimore
Urban blight in Baltimore CREDIT: -/NATIONAL REVIEW
Black liberal organizations and individuals have begun to criticize Obama publicly. “Black America remains in crisis when it comes to jobs and the economy… Black unemployment is twice that of white unemployment. Wages are stagnant. Many people who are working are simply not earning what they need or should earn to make ends meet" said Marc Morial, director of liberal black think tank The National Urban League in its 2015 State of Black America report.


"I'm not the president of black America" Obama told an interviewer in 2012, in response to criticism that he had not done enough to support black businesses.

If I hear one more black person tell me that Obama cannot do anything to address the specific concerns of the black community because he doesn’t want it to appear like he's doing special favours, I am going to scream.


He hasn't had strong enough black advisers around him to build bridges with black communities, while the Republican Party establishment has repeatedly shown itself to be clueless about why and how it should court black electors.

Lesson to take away: after almost eight years, the black community must finally come to terms with the fact that the first black president really sees very little value in the black vote. Rather than the politics of identity, black Americans should look to those candidates who will diligently address their needs and concerns.

While making history makes us feel good, only solving the problems afflicting the black community will make us feel better.

After the massive disappointment of Barack Obama, it's time for black Americans to vote outside of the box
Obama was a big letdown to black people. 96 percent of them voted for him just because he was black.
You need more proof, I could embarrass you more




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You only suceed in embarrassing yourself, as usual. Black people represent only 12.3% of the U.S population and obviously not all of them voted or were even registered to vote.
A sizable voting block, but not enough to ensure election.
Obama won in 2008 at least partially due to the fact that McCain had an idiot for a running mate.
 
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Again... WTF?

Oh, and why did Bill Clinton receive 85% of the black vote in 1992. Was that because he's black too?
Democrats have a method of promising Black people they will help them, but when it comes to getting those promises they are let down. Clinton was another one filled with false promises. At least he got elected on 40 percent of the vote


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Nov 2008
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You only suceed in embarrassing yourself, as usual. Black people represent only 12.3% of the U.S population and obviously not all of them voted or were even registered to vote.
A sizable voting block, but not enough to ensure election.
Obama won in 2008 at least partially due to the fact that McCain had an idiot for a running mate.
People don’t care about Vice Presidents much. You think Joe Biden helped Obama win? You probably would


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Democrats have a method of promising Black people they will help them, but when it comes to getting those promises they are let down. Clinton was another one filled with false promises. At least he got elected on 40 percent of the vote


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Oh, so Obama's support in winning was NOT due to some bullshit "black priviledge" but rather due to his being a rather liberal Democrat?
In 1992 Clinton got 43.0% of the vote.
In 1996 Clinton got 49.2%

Do you have something against honesty?
 
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People don’t care about Vice Presidents much. You think Joe Biden helped Obama win? You probably would


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Bullshit. You win by making fewer mistakes than your opponent most of the time. Palin was a HUGE fuck up.