Black voters look to leverage their loyalty

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    Black voters look to leverage their loyalty - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day in defiance of predictions that they might sit it out this year, black leaders breathed a collective sigh of relief.

    That encouraged those leaders to try to leverage more attention from both Obama and Congress. Although they waver over how much to demand from the president — particularly in light of defeated GOP challenger Mitt Romney's assertion that Obama gave "gifts" to minorities in exchange for their votes — they are delivering postelection wish lists to the president anyway.

    "I think the president heard us loud and clear. The collective message was, 'Let's build on where we already are,'" the Rev. Al Sharpton told reporters after a White House meeting last week with a collection of advocates representing largely Democratic constituencies.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Yep, cause it worked so well the first term. LBJ had the minority communities pegged, keep promising and they'll keep voting. Right up to the point there's nothing left to offer.
     
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    Another thread bitching about black people.

    Who'da thunk.
     
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    Time to pay up Obama...isn't that how it works today..

    this country is doomed if that is what people are voting for
     
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    It shouldn't surprise that blacks would vote as a race. I guess it's only racist when whites do it. LOL

    What the fuck do they want? More welfare? More double standards to hurt other people without punishment??? WHAT???
     
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    You really don't understand politics do you?
     
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    What do prolifers want when they go vote for a person?
    what do lower tax people want when they do?
    or immagration reform, or energy..

    You people need to actually go educate yourself on what politics is about.
     
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    The difference here is that those voting for a guy who'll give them lower taxes don't whine like little bitches when someone correctly points out that they are getting something for their vote.
     
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    In 2012 Obama carried 26 + DC states to Romney 24 states.
    Obama received a total of 332 electoral votes to Romney 206 electoral votes.
    Obama won the Popular votes. 64,385,262 for Obama to 60,209,277 votes for Romney.
    Obama Won by 4,175,985 votes over Romney.


    In 2008 Obama won 28 states and received a total of 365 electoral.
    Electoral vote 365 for Obama, to McCain 173
    Obama carried 28 + DC + NE-02 for Obama, to McCain 22
    Popular vote 69,498,516 for Obama, to McCain 59,948,323
    Obama Won by 9,550,193 votes over McCain.

    McCain lost by more votes to Obama then Romney
    9,550,193
    -4,175,985
    ----------------
    5,374,208
     

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