Monday, November 8, 2010

Blacks Stay Home in 2010

You could have seen this one coming. "Black Americans voted with their feet in the 2010 midterm elections".

Yep, that's one of the reasons that the GOP did so well. Minority voters weren't quite as enthusiastic as they were in 2008. Writes black conservative Lurita Doan:

But why is this surprising? Consider: unemployment is greatest among African Americans, with the Bureau of Labor (BLS) statistics reporting in Table A-2, unemployment of 29% for Black American adults... [I]f you consider that BLS reported that for Black Americans between the ages of 16-19, the unemployment rate is a stunning 48%, this kind of disenchantment with an administration that promised so much, but delivered so little, should be expected.

And if minority voters aren't convinced by the unemployment numbers there's the clear signal from the defeat of reformist Mayor Fenty in Washington DC by the teachers union. Democrats care about teachers; they don't care about kids.

There's really only one way forward for blacks, now that we've had our First Black President. That's the good old Anglo-Saxon Protestant way symbolized by freshman Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC), who won the predominantly white 1st Congressional District in South Carolina. What does Tim Scott believe, asked Zev Chafetz?

What, I asked, would be his message if he is sent by the party to evangelize among African-American Democrats? “Faith in God,” he said. “School choice and vouchers. And private enterprise. I want people to know that the American Dream is still alive and well, and I’m living proof.”

African American Scott was an indifferent high-school student but a businessman mentor and Bible study in college "gave me confidence that I could think my way out of poverty."

Here's my prediction. The real importance of the Barack Obama presidency is that it will free African Americans from their faith in an earthly savior. They will turn to faith and self-reliance. They will return to the party of Lincoln and in another generation you will not find a more staunchly Republican group than middle-class blacks.

One thing you can learn from Bible study is this: "put not your trust in princes." Prince is an old-fashioned word for politician.

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