Question for white folks about Obama and black folks

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    I see a lot of withe saying that black folks voted for Obama because he is black. You say that nothing matters to blacks but the color of his skin. In reality Obama got only a fraction more of the black vote as any other Democratic candidate since 64 when LBJ got 94%. Blacks have strongly supported Dems since then so why do you think that it is now all of a sudden about skin color and not party? Also do you think that a Black GOP candidate would get a higher percentage of black votes against a white Democrat?
     
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    Obama got the biggest share of black votes because it's the blacks that make up most of the poverty and are the most discriminated against in our legal system. Obama campaigned on helping the poor and unemployed and everyone that has been thrown into the ditch did not have anything else to lose by trying to elect a president that would help them back up. Obama has not kept his campaign promises but he did do more than any republican president would have done to fix what their own party caused.
     
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    But that doesn't address the question. Obama got 96% of the black vote. That's about 2 points above the average. Why is it all of a sudden about his skin color and if that is all black folks care about, would a black Gop candidate get more black votes than a white Dem?
     
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    Nope its the party they vote for ... the one that's done them so much good for the last 50 years.
     
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    I think it's an insult to African Americans that whites think they voted for President Obama just based on his skin color.

    As if African Americans aren't as savvy as whites to check the voting record of candidates and vote an informed choice. It's racism.
     
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    You might want to listen to this. Not that it is attributed to all people. But it is interesting.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyvqhdllXgU]Harlem voters - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    yep that about sums up the black voters !!
     
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    I think it's an insult to Americans to add stupid qualifiers like 'African'.
     
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    So, if it wasn't because he's black, how come more blacks voted in 2008 than in any other election? The turn out in 2004 for blacks was 60.5%, in 2008 it was 65.3%.

    The group with the highest increase.... black females.

    Interesting.
     
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    WOW!!! Really? So 4.8% more blacks showed up to vote? In 2004 122 million Americans voted. In 2008 it was 131 million. Is that also because Obama was black? So let's see we have 9 million more people voting in 2008 than 2004 that is a difference of 9 million with 624,000 more blacks voting. This is your answer? This is all because Obama was black? Had nothing to do with the American people wanting to kick the GOP out of office for whatever reason?
     

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