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spin off question from the 'would you vote Obama again' question.

There was a response in there about how black and hispanic voters overwhelmingly support Democrats. Why exactly is that? I lean conservative on many issues, but I wasn't raised by a conservative. It doesn't occur to me to attribute a political party to someone according to their race. I am just wondering what the Democrats have to offer that the Republicans don't. Besides the obvious amnesty and such. Well, actually, republicans have given amnesty, haven't they?
What are your thoughts?


Asked by QuinnMae at 9:32 PM on Sep. 27, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Republicans believe that each person is responsible for his or her own place in society. I don't think that worked well for black slaves.

    So, you're saying that in the 160 some odd years since slavery ENDED, blacks apparently cannot move forward, think for themselves, and "trust" the modern Republican Party?! That makes absolutely no sense, since it was the SOUTH where slavery was king, and it was the SOUTHERN Democrats who wanted to keep blacks in their place and dependent on the government!!

    So by your "calculations" blacks are destined to continue with the same thought process and beliefs of their great, great, great grandparents?! Are all blacks who became conservatives or Republicans, "sell outs," in your eyes?! (eye roll)


    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:24 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • Dems tell people they don't have to worry, we will take care of you and all of your needs. Repubs tell people that we will try to make it so you can take care of yourself and all of your own needs. The dem plan takes a person with brains and drive and turns them into couch potatoes who are bored and find things to do which are rarely socially productive and usually illegal. The repub plan takes a person with brains and drive and tells them to work hard, get up when you fail and try again. Repubs want a climate that encourages independence from gov't and the dems want you dependent on gov't. I can't for the life of me understand why you would choose the dem way of looking at the world. I really don't.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:40 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • Im case you are not kidding. it is POLYSCI....Political Science
    Don't you mean Poli Science?
    Poly means more than one. Poli is short for Political.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 7:57 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Gertie,

    It was not the republicans who were KKK members, it was democrats. The latest member of congress that use to be a member of  the KKK was democrat Robert Byrd, who just died this year.

    I beginning to think you fried your mind on all the drugs at Woodstock. I bet you was there, because you don't remember the 50's & 60's.



    Answer by Natesmom507 at 12:27 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • TY natesmom..the trying to label all republicans as black people haters is tired.Some libs do not have anything else and so they try to use the Alinsky tactics.

    Answer by tnmomofive at 7:40 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Rnurse is right about Democrats having more to offer blacks. It's called Welfare, food stamps, housing assistance, free health care and college


    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:22 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • . IMO, the bottom line is that the message from Dems resonates with inner-city voters.

    However, the message never pans out. They are having the same troubles as they have had for several decades in the inner city. The dems NEED them to have those problems so they can continue to make the same empty promises.

    Answer by Carpy at 8:53 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • The man that freed the slaves, Abraham Lincoln, was a republican.  Black people didn't start voting for democrats until civil rights were passed in 1964. The democrat party has kept the black people in slavery through all there welfare programs, telling them you keep voting for us we will take care of you. The democrats keep making empty promises to them and then hardly ever deliver. Then they tell them well maybe next time, keep voting for us.

    It took democrat President Johnson and the republicans in congress to get civil rights passed. The democratic south sure didn't want civil rights passed and fought it tooth and nail..


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:53 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • gertielu, you really should study the facts a bit more. Natesmom is correct.

    Answer by Carpy at 12:32 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Civil rights act 1964.

    Despite an 83 day filibuster led by senate Dixiecrat's ( southern Democrats) the bill passed.

    63% of the Democrats voted Yes to pass.  37% voted No.

    80% of republicans voted Yes to pass. 20% voted No.




    Answer by Natesmom507 at 1:12 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

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