In an article in the Politco on November 5th, 2008 we were reminded that fully 96 percent of black voters supported Obama and constituted 13 percent of the electorate, a 2-percentage-point rise in their national turnout. As in past years, black women turned out at a higher rate than black men…McCain won only 57 percent of the votes of white men. http://www.politico.com/news/
You see, blacks out-voted whites almost 2-1 in favor of the African-American candidate choice in 2008. Now this does not appear very “fair” during a time when giving our “fair share” was the very bedrock of the Obama campaign and subsequent administration. It’s funny how this message did not seem to manifest itself at the polls. Now, relax your mind a moment. Imagine if Obama was white and McCain was black. What if 96 percent of white voters supported McCain while Obama won only 57 percent of black voters? The mainstream media and liberal electorate would certainly cry foul while demanding a recount. “Racism” they would cry!
Interestingly, it appears that in West Virginia “racism” only accounts for 20% of the voter population. On May 14th, 2008 the Huffington Post wrote: Fully 20% of the voters consisted of whites who reported that race was a factor, and they voted for Clinton 84-10 over Obama. That's a total racist vote of 17%. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
An impassioned “total racist vote” they exclaimed! Yet where were the cries from this same Huffington Post concerning those 96 percent of black voters who supported Obama over McCain?
Only 4% of black voters chose a white candidate while 43% of white voters chose a black candidate, that's 4% vs. 43%. Don’t cry racism unless you’re willing to justify non-equal treatment of members of one race. Hey, isn't that racism? Using the logic of the Huffington Post, 96% of black voters exhibited racism towards John McCain. John’s a nice guy and doesn’t deserve this, even Barack said so! Racism can be a tool for social engineering and the Huffington Post continues to use it to this very day. This blogger would like to note that there are many great black leaders alive today who should run for President but would never garner support from at least 96% of black voters since they happen to be conservative. Not racism, just plain stupidity.
So how can Americans avoid casting a potentially racist vote in 2012? Truly, if we are to resolve ourselves of any possible claims of discrimination then we must cast our vote in an equally and racially fair manner. For example, since blacks consist of roughly 13% +/- of the electorate, then that is the “fair” percentage which voters should attribute to any black candidate during the next electoral tally. 87% of you black voters are going to have to choose a non-black candidate. Sorry Barack, but it’s the only way to avoid a truly racist vote. America can thank the Huffington Post for bringing this potential travesty of social disorder to light.
As for me and many other great Americans, we prefer to simply look at the candidates as racially equal individuals and cast our votes according to conscience and political alignment. Sounds fair to me!
JR @ Dittos Rush!