During elections, why don't the Republicans come to the poor black neighborhoods for votes?

In the commercials too, I never see them shaking hands and building a friendship with black people in the ghettos, hoods of America, and not even the black middle class neighborhoods even at that. There is isolation between black people and Republicans during elections, watch your election commercials. It's always a white farmer, no pun intended, or a family from a very small all white town. Wouldn't that give you the feeling that Republicans don't care about black people because they never made the effort to get to know them and get their votes instead. This is the reason black people always voted democrat. The democrats actually went to their neighborhoods and talked with them about real issues that concerned them like poverty, crime, etc. Do you think it's that Republicans can't relate or they just don't care? Either way it's bad for Republicans on getting to know the black people and building trust, friendship, and votes. Not every black person is poor, there are a lot of wealthy black people, but the Republicans never really lean towards black people for the votes like Democrats do during election time.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
    Best Answer

    So your saying if McCain/Palin would have been on TV commercials in the ghettos and hoods of America that Blacks would have voted for them instead of Obama? I don't think our country experienced the highest minority voter turn out in history because Obama went to the hood. Get real. Republicans are supposed to be for smaller government and less Social programs and that is why a lot of people in the low income brackets of all races usually embrace the Democrats because they depend on those Social programs whether it's truly needed or they use it for a crutch. It has nothing to do with the photo ops that they use on TV. If they truly cared (both parties) about the people they were shaking hands with and listening to in those commercials we wouldn't be in this mess now.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Republicans have been been trying to show black people for 20 years now that the Democrat party takes them for granted, and all the poor black population does is spit in their faces. It is not that Republicans don't care, it is that black people primarily vote Democrat and no amount of campaigning is going to change that. Blacks, for the most part, refuse to vote Republican, so why waste resources to try and get the vote, when they won't vote for you anyway?

  • 8 years ago

    Blacks consistently vote Democrat 90+ percent of the time. I ask you, why bother?

    "This is the reason black people always voted democrat"

    No, the reason is that the dems convinced blacks that republicans are racist and want to take away their rights. Many are ignorant enough to believe it and will not check facts out for themselves. Those that do, often switch party allegiance and became Republicans. For thinking independently, they are rewarded with racist attacks and called "Sellouts", Uncle Toms" etc. It is then that the left shows their true colors.

  • 8 years ago

    To be blunt, when 13% of the population consistently votes (98%) democrat, why waste the time.

    Yet with all the time spent by democrats in poor neighborhoods you still have the likes of this;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm1KOBMg1Y8

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    Now call Herman Cain an Uncle Tom and your rant will be complete.

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  • Fred K
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Because Republicans Don't Care about the People in the Income Range of 50,000 and Down they only care about how they can Keep there's and have the Rest pay for it.and 98% of the Republicans think There are no more Ghettos in America only in the Movies.Look at Palin it took every thing she Had to try to bring her self to the Level of Hockey Mom and no one even bought that

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Well, they aren't coming out to visit the poor white folk either. At least they discriminate equally, which is more than I can say for the democrats.

  • 8 years ago

    I don't believe this is even true. But the fact is, the Republican party doesn't pander like the Democrats do. Maybe realize what you're talking about is pandering.

  • robert
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    its not about skin color its about political views...Conservatives don't waste their time in inner cities where voters are liberal. They don't waste much time in san francisco either. Same way liberals dont campaign very hard in Conservative districts...

    Stop making everything a RACE ISSUE

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Because they're too busy working and trying to recover from flash mob savages.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    They only talk to black people if they have THE CASHMONEY that makes corporate america go round.

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