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Samuel L. Jackson: I Voted For Obama 'Because He Was Black'

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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Samuel L. Jackson: I Voted For Obama 'Because He Was Black'

Samuel L Jackson

The Huffington Post    First Posted: 02/12/2012 3:15 pm Updated: 02/12/2012 3:20 pm

Samuel L. Jackson made a surprising confession in the March issue of Ebony.

"I voted for Barack because he was black. Cause that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them," Jackson said, according to the New York Post.

He contended that Obama's message wasn't important, since he believes most politicians will say anything to get elected.

"That’s American politics, pure and simple. [Obama’s] message didn’t mean [anything] to me. In the end, he’s a politician. I just hoped he would do some of what he said he was gonna do. I know politicians ... lie cause they want to get elected," he continued, according to TMZ.

The president is banking on African American support for November's election. Earlier this month, he unveiled a new push to court black voters.

"He needs the support of the African-American community in order to continue to bring positive change to our community," campaign advisor Stefanie Brown told The Huffington Post.

However, not everyone in the community thinks race is enough of a reason to vote for Obama. J.C. Watts, a prominent black Republican, is a vocal Gingrich supporter and Princeton professor Cornel West told Sean Hannity that while he believed the president deserves a second term, he wished "even more intense in terms of his commitment to poor and working people."

by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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Carpy
by Emerald Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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Imagine that.

Paperfishies
by Silver Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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I'm not shocked. That is why Obama is president. Everyone wanted to be a part of making history so they could say, "hey I was a part of that".
People have all kids of dumbass reasons for voting.
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AdellesMom
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Well, I didn't vote for him because of his race. Lol
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tooptimistic
by Kelly on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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Quoting Carpy:

Imagine that.

My thoughts exactly when I read it. 

Tanya93
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:30 PM

It's racist.



But I will still watch his movies

lilblu399
by Bronze Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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Anyone else read it in his voice? Yelling and all? LOL.
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trippyhippy
by Platinum Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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Balances out all of those people that voted against him because he is black.

Tanya93
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:35 PM

So why is that okay? 

Quoting trippyhippy:

Balances out all of those people that voted against him because he is black.


Debmomto2girls
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:38 PM
Al ot of people have ignorant reasons for voting for President. He isn't the first one.
trippyhippy
by Platinum Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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Where did I say it was ok?  Just stating the fact that it went both ways and that it is bs to try to say that is the only reason he was voted into office.

Quoting Tanya93:

So why is that okay? 

Quoting trippyhippy:

Balances out all of those people that voted against him because he is black.




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