Why are white republicans made to look racist just because they didn't vote for the black guy?
Seriously, I am so sick and tired of people telling me I'm racist just because I didn't vote for the black guy. I am republican, so duh I'm not going to vote for a democrat! I don't get it, I'm racist because I didn't vote for Obama, but black people aren't because they voted for him because he is black? Over 95% of African Americans voted for Obama. I know hardcore black republicans who voted for Obama; why? Did they all of sudden switch parties? I asked one black republican why he voted for Obama, and he said, "well, you'd just have to understand what we have come through ("we" meaning African Americans); I am republican, yes, but I just, um, like Obama." He all but came out and stated that race was his deciding factor. And so I am confused, just what has he specifically gone through??? NOTHING! If he wants to complain about his ancestors, well la-de-da! I am from part native american descent, and guess what, you don't see me going around with a chip on my shoulder because my ancestors walked the trail of tears! And seriously, if black people want someone to blame, a good start would be with their own ancestors, because after all, Africans sold African Americans into slavery, not Caucasians.
Hey "blaqking" if you have such a problem with my "crying" as you call it, why don't you move! I'm the native, my people were here first, so why don't you stop telling me to get out of my native country and go back to yours:) Have a nice day
Thanks Stephanie A, I appreciate your answer
- zzoneLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Democrats Foster Racism
Frances Rice, chairman of the National Black Republican Association, describes the Democratic Party as the architect of modern day racism.
Rice, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and lawyer, says in an interview it was Republicans who pushed through much of the ground-breaking civil rights legislation in Congress. Now, she says, Republicans stand for empowering blacks to help them out of poverty. In contrast, Rice says, the Democrats push to keep blacks dependent on government handouts and encourage them to see themselves as victims.
“The Democratic Party has built its power base on the backs of poor blacks, and they want to keep blacks poor, angry, and voting for Democrats,” . “Every election cycle they go into the black community and preach hatred against the Republican Party and get blacks to cast a protest vote against Republicans.”
In Rice’s view, “The Democrats fight every effort of Republicans to get blacks out of poverty because they know that once blacks become prosperous, the Democratic Party will lose its power base.”
Rice co-founded the National Black Republican Association in 2005 with the mission of returning African-Americans to their Republican Party roots. Because co-founder Andre Cadogan knew Newsmax CEO and Editor in Chief Chris Ruddy, the first meeting of the organization took place at Newsmax offices in West Palm Beach, Fla. The organization has grown from five members to over a thousand members. It publishes a quarterly glossy magazine — The Black Republican — and has a Web site: www.nbra.info.
Rice says the Democrats oppose giving blacks the opportunity to become wealthy through Social Security personal accounts and oppose efforts to reform Social Security, even though blacks on average lose $10,000 in the current system because blacks on average have a five year shorter life expectancy.
Aligning themselves with special interests, Rice says the Democrats are “fighting school-choice opportunity scholarships that are designed to get black children out of failing schools, because the teacher’s unions wants to maintain control over buildings.”
Rice also cites widespread opposition by Democrats to the No Child Left Behind Act, which has lifted reading scores of black children but is reviled by teachers’ unions.
“Our philosophy in the Republican Party is to teach a person how to fish, so he can feed himself for a lifetime, whereas the Democratic Party’s philosophy is give a man a fish, so he can eat for a day,” Rice says.
Rice says most blacks are not aware that from its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party, the Republican Party has been at the “forefront of the struggle for civil rights, which is why Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican.”
It was Republicans, she notes, who fought to free blacks from slavery and amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom, citizenship, and the right to vote. Republicans also pushed through much of the ground-breaking civil rights legislation in Congress from the 1860s through the 1960s, Rice says.
“It was the Democrat public safety commissioner, Eugene ‘Bull’ Connor, in Birmingham who let loose vicious dogs and turned the fire hoses on black civil rights demonstrators,” Rice says.
Democrat Georgia Gov. Lester Maddox “brandished an ax hammer to prevent blacks from patronizing his restaurant,” Rice says. “Democrat Alabama Governor George Wallace stood in front of the Alabama school house in 1963 and declared that there would be segregation forever. In 1954, it was Democrat Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus who tried to prevent the desegregation of Little Rock public schools. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who sent the troops into the South to desegregate the schools and who appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court, which resulted in the 1954 Brown versus Board of Education decision.”
In contrast, the Democrats “fought to keep blacks in slavery, started the Ku Klux Klan to terrorize blacks, and fought civil rights legislation,” Rice says.
“The Democratic Party is the architect of modern day racism,” Rice says. “Now they are fanning the flames of racism in order to keep blacks in economic poverty.”
And race baiters like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson along with Democrats, keep the racism alive daily, playing the victims. Sharpton and Jackson both make Millions a year off the same old crap they have been feeding democrats for many years.
I did not vote for Obama and I do not care what people think. When some one calls you a racist, just remember this. Guilty yells racism first, that is what a phony victims does. Why, because we are smarter than to buy into Obama issue's, regardless of what color he is.
- bobbo342Lv 71 decade ago
I have seen the same thing...I did not vote for Obama because the things he is for I am not; the things he isn't for, I am.
You mentioned that you new republicans that voted for Obama (who are African American) as I new a whole bunch who did not vote for him...This Election definitely racially charged...But I find that those who keep telling republicans they are racist are just as racist.
I would also say that skin color was the only reason some people voted. For example a radio DJ went around asking people if they have been up on the elections (back in Oct./Nov.) and more than a few had no clue who they were voting for just that he was black. One question to one voter was, "So who are you voting for," asked the DJ. "Obama," responded the voter. "So are you happy with Obama's choice of Sarah Palin for VP," the DJ asked. "I do...I think she will do real well," responded the voter....
This is an awesome video about this subject...take a gander.Source(s): Bitter Republican who is clinging to his guns and Bible.
- 5 years ago
Simply put, because a lot of Republicans are racist. Also, a lot of Democrats are racist. Catch is, Obama was a Democrat and in turn, his political views lined up with most of the Democratic party...go figure.
Nobody is telling you to feel guilty about being white. That's stupid. I don't feel guilty that I was born to two people who have advanced degrees and live in an upper middle class socioeconomic bracket. BUT I do notice that not everybody was born into the same privileged lifestyle that I was. Not everybody was able to afford the opportunity to go to a private school when the public schools in their area sucked. And because they were not able to afford that competitive education, they are consequently ill-equipped to handle getting into a good college, and so on and soon.
And because I recognize this inequity, I do my best not to shame those who have suffered/are suffering from that situation. Because I will never understand that hardship and it is unfair and unrealistic for me to tell another person to how to deal with that burden if I myself have not successfully navigated that situation on my own. It is unfair and unrealistic to tell somebody how they need to grieve about their situation. It is unfair and unrealistic for me to discount the feelings of another person.
My job, as a privileged person, is to validate that person's feelings and shed light on their situation. In no way am I trying to enable lazy behavior, but the fact of the matter is: a person cannot achieve if their is not opportunity to achieve. And a lack of a good/competitive education takes away a person's opportunity to achieve at that level.
The same goes for skin color. It is a fact that in our society today, people are still treated differently based on skin color. I myself have been told that I shouldn't apply for STEM program because it statistically proven that "people like me" don't handle a rigorous curriculum very well In my naive head, I assumed my 3.99 GPA just wasn't going to cut it. I started thinking back to all the AP classes I had taken, my executive roles in the National Honor's society, my job as an RA, and my countless extracurricular activities just weren't enough. It took my mother asking the woman "what were the statistics based off of" for me to know I was so wrong. The answer my mother and I got was "Your people... minorities ma'am. Black people mostly."
You see...that was only 6 years ago (after Obama was elected for the first time, mind you) when it seemed like ever white person in America wanted to shout from the rooftops that America wasn't racist anymore because we had a black President. And here I was, having somebody tell me that I wasn't going to do well solely because I was black.
As a black person, living in America, who has had many other encounters like this one, it was amazing seeing "one of us" make it to the highest office in the land. To see somebody who had gone through a lot of the same prejudicial stuff that I had and had somehow made it through successfully. And the fact that he was a Democrat was icing on the cake. I didn't even have to choose between wanting so desperately to see the first black president and my political views!
I hope my two cents helps you see a little more clearly as to where a lot of black American's minds are on this subject. God Bless.
- Anonymous5 years ago
If 75% of voting whites voted for McCain than Obama wouldn't be president.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
I didn't vote for Obama because I'm smarter than that & saw through his thin disguise - also I'm Republican. "Blackness" had no bearing on my decision. I'm sick of this race card popping up all the time too. It almost makes you want to be that way when you are bombarded with it daily. But , then the liberals would win. I'm not giving them that.
- mamadixieLv 71 decade ago
I agree with you. I think a lot of African Americans voted for Obama simply because he is black.
A lot of people voted for Clinton because they thought he was handsome
Some people voted for McCain because he had been a pow, some were really voting for Sarah Palin.
It would be nice if we could stop being accused of racism for our vote. There are all kinds of good and bad reasons people vote for who they want.
- 1 decade ago
they're made to look racist because libs/socialists don't have a leg to stand on when it comes to issues. there's also a lot of 'white guilt' which shouldn't exist but for some reason, there are those who feel sorry for something they didn't do to people who didn't experience it (slavery). c'mon, does that mean that blacks need to experience guilt for the slavery of Jews by the Egyptians? of course not!!
it's a diversion tactic. that's all.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I always tell them this:
IF I'm a racist because I didn't vote for NObama, then their are a racist for not voting for McCain. It works both ways.
But in their own mind, there are many blacks they would call an Uncle Tom as well because they refused to vote for Obama.
- 1 decade ago
I see where you are coming from. I didn't vote for Obama because of his policy beliefs. I really wanted to vote for him, though-because when he first 'came out," the whole CHANGE chant was so catchy and all-With this election, I think the Repubs. were made to look so stupid by the Mainstream Media and it worked. McCain wasn't Conservative from the start- The O Campaign ran a brilliant campaign-and even though I don't agree with him, I do believe it was smart. He got the votes. Like you said, 95% of the African Americans voted for him just because of his race. If I were black, I have to say, I might have, too. (Just because, it's honest....) They have completed several studies on O supporters and 90% are not even aware of ANY of his policies! These people were not aware that he voted on a ban to stop a physician from saving a baby who was born alive, at 8 months gestation, writhing on a back table. He could have voted against the ban-but, he didn't! the whole Iran and Israel situation has me very worried. But, 56% of American voters chose him as thier president-so, we must live with their choice. They did vote based on race. So, when they ask does racism still exist? Of course it does! Us conservative folks will just have to hope & pray that people like Bobby Jindal and Michael Steele pave the way next time. Thank you-good question!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
You are correct And for those people that keep voting for entitlements and bankrupting this country, why don't they move to Russia. Our founding fathers had a vision for this country and there was no entitlements in that vision.
- qncyguy21Lv 61 decade ago
that is what they want to play it as to make themselves out to be the victims, after saying things like....
"he has arab tendencies!"
"black people commit more crimes....."
"if Obama gets elected will the white house still be the white house?!"
"Affirmative action only helps black people....waaa waa waa reverse racism blah blah."
"Obama will make American kneel to Africa."
" I'm not racist but... followed by a racist comment."
and a little while later they'll come out bashing Obama with half-truths, speculations, lies, and misrepresentation of facts.
It also doesn't help that Palin was trying to arouse ethnic hate at Republican rallies.
It also doesn't help that Republicans spent the past 3 decades reling on white voters fears fo desegragation to win their seats.
If you aren't a racist, it wouldn't bother you to the point of having to justify yourself.
You had the chance to vote for Alan Keyes, did you do so?