The Blacks of Tuesday VS the Blacks of Sunday

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    Snipped from an article by Star Parker:

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    Black America's Sunday-Tuesday gap
    Star Parker: Christians must address inconsistencies in light of Obama, 'gay' marriage

    According to a 2010 Gallup survey, 55 percent of blacks said they attend church frequently (“at least once a week” or “almost every week”). However, among Democrats, the party blacks overwhelmingly support, 39 percent say they attend church frequently. And among liberals, who are overwhelmingly Democrats, 27 percent attend church frequently.

    The black vote wasn’t always so predictable. Eisenhower got 39 percent of the black vote in 1956, and Nixon received 32 percent in 1960.

    Now, 90 percent of blacks can be depended on to pull the lever for Democrats.

    These are the blacks of Tuesday. But now that President Obama has made his support for same-sex marriage clear, what impact will this have on the blacks of Sunday?

    In 2008, in California, the blacks of Tuesday voted for Barack Obama. But in the same election, the blacks of Sunday switched over and voted for Proposition 8, which directed that marriage be formally defined in the California Constitution as traditional – one man and one woman.

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    I doubt many will want to vote for Mitt.
     
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    Conditioned lever pullers may not vote for Mitt- but they may also refuse to pull for the first gay president- Obama~

    Of course this is equal to pulling for Mitt :eusa_whistle:
     
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    I think the number that it will lead to just not vote at all will be insignificant...besides, people who want to can dismiss it as him just sharing his personal feelings, and not necessarily that he'll really strive to make it a priority of his political agenda.
     
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    There are only two, relatively small groups of people that care about the gay marriage issue. The first is gays, the second is extreme social conservatives. For the vast majority of the people gay marriage, be they for it or against it, is not a critical issue - it will not influence their vote at all.

    The extreme social conservatives, catagorically, are going to vote against Obama regardless of his stance on gay marriage - no change there.

    So the only difference caused by Obama's support of gay marriage is that it will likely increase the turnout amoung gay voters - many of who were feeling alienated by the Obama administration.

    In general, Obama's biggest fear for the election is that his liberal 'base' won't get out and vote - many think that he's gone too far to the middle. This is just a small bone that he threw to the extreme left to try to get them out voting - one that really isn't going to rock the boat otherwise.
     

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