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  • Jason Riley: Why Should Blacks Support The President’s Party; What Have Democrats Done For Them?

    Racial politics and the Democrat Party go together like salt and pepper.

    And one day after black voters were seen walking out on Obama as he was giving a speech, Wall Street Journal writer Jason Riley says it’s all quite “remarkable.”

    “This is not just a red-state-Democrat problem. That’s what’s so remarkable about the Maryland footage. That’s a deep-blue state that Obama won by 26 points in 2012. It’s quite remarkable,” Riley said.

    Indeed, Obama won the State of Maryland by 25 points in 2012. But who’s counting?

    Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 9.33.33 PMThe point is that black voters, along with a plurality of Americans, are over the hype. They’ve been sold a bill of goods. And blacks are finally seeing the truth for what it is: Obama wasn’t The One we were all waiting for.

    He’s been in Office for six years and black people don’t have a thing to show for their near-unabashed support for him.

    More remarkable, though, according to Riley is that “we have a president of the United States and an Attorney General making overtly racial appeals” to black voters. “I find that very disturbing,” Riley told Fox News’ Bret Baier.

    Between “the voter ID stuff that” Democrats have “been talking about constantly as if there’s some Republican conspiracy out there to deny blacks the franchise. It’s just not true. Black voter turnout in 2012 was higher than white voter turnout in 2012,” he said. “And on another level, why should blacks be eager to run to the polls to support the Senate Democrats and Harry Reid?”

    “What have they done for blacks?” Riley asks. “Black unemployment is higher. Black labor participation rates are the lowest they’ve been in 30 years. Black poverty is going up. Why should blacks be enthusiastic about going out to the polls and keeping the president’s party in power?”

    Black people have always been a political stepping stone for Barack Obama and Democrats. The only thing that’s different now, considering the Maryland Walkout, is that everybody finally seems to be willing to admit that.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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