For Some The Answer is Yes
Published on June 16, 2008 By KFC Kickin For Christ In Politics

So I've been reading lately that it's looking like many of the black conservatives are going to ditch the GOP to vote for Obama. 

So when it comes right down to it, race trumps  belief?  That's what it's looking like. 

Armstrong Williams who is a black conservative talk show host has never voted for the Democrats before.  That could very well change with this upcoming election.  He said:

 "I don't necessarily like his policies; I don't like much that he advocates, but for the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it.  I can honestly say I have no idea who I'm going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that's incredible."

Ya, incredible all right.  Dump your beliefs for color. 

So there's a conflict going on here with Black Republicans.  They love the idea of a Black President but are wrestling with the fact they don't agree with Obama's policies. 

Williams acknowledged that he is being told privately by black conservatives they will have a hard time voting against Obama come fall. 

McCain and the GOP are going to have a tough time getting much of the black vote which is not surprising.  Usually the blacks lean heavily towards the Dems anyhow even with two whites going against each other.   But now with Obama running, it will be next to impossible for a while older man to even think of garnering the black vote.   

But he's trying.  McCain will meet with the NAACP at their annual convention next month.  Nevertheless this is going to be a tall order trying to win over the black vote. 

Right now two other well known black leaders in the GOP have come out saying they are not ruling out voting for Obama.  Colin Powell and J.C. Watts have both come out saying they are considering voting with the black voters  for Obama and by doing so would very well be voting against their own party. 

Some may remember Joseph C. Phillips from the Cosby show.  He appeared as Denise Huxtable's Navy Lt. husband.  Anyhow he's calling himself an "Obamacan"  which stands for an Obama Republican although he does admit he wavers back and forth.

Phillips seems to be wrestling still with the decision, as it seems, by his following comment:

"We have to not judge him based on his race, but on his desirability as a political candidate," he said. "And based on that, I have a lot of disagreements with him on a lot of issues. I go back and forth."

Although many blacks may vote for color instead of platform not all black leaders around the country feel this way.  James T. Harris, a Milwaukee radio talk show host and public speaker feels quite the opposite.  He  said he opposes Obama "with love in my heart."

"We are of the same generation. He's African American and I'm an American of African descent. We both have lovely wives and beautiful children," Harris said. "Other than that, we've got nothing in common. I hope he loses every state."

Still many are being swayed by color.  For some this is a way for them to take part in a historic moment.   So when it comes to pushing that leaver or marking that x in the fall they will have to ask themselves a question.  Am I willing to sacrifice my beliefs for the color of  my skin?

And we too should ask, what would we do in this situation? 

 

 


 

 


Comments (Page 1)
on Jun 16, 2008

Good... then they will see that a black president can ignore them just as well as a whiter president, though I doubt the leason will be engraved into anyone's memory.

on Jun 16, 2008

the part that doesn't seem to get mentioned much is the fact that Barak Obama is HALF WHITE!  It's pretty much ignored. 

Does that mean they are halfway-there if he gets elected President? 

on Jun 16, 2008

I hope you're right LW.  I guess it depends on how much Hillary defends and supports Obama in the coming months. 

Did you hear what Farrakhan said about Obama recently while taking jabs at Hillary? 

Farrakhan compared Obama to the religion's founder, Fard Muhammad, who also had a white mother and black father.

 

"A black man with a white mother became a savior to us, A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall."

He also said that Obama is the "hope of the"entire world." 

Really?  The great Black/White Hope?  Because like it or not this whole election is turning into a race race. 

I'm still not sure if Obama is running for the American Presidency or the Global One. 

 

 

 

 

 

on Jun 16, 2008
So, I am not white, nor am black. Well I may have African in my ancestors. Not sure about that completely. That, however, does not mean I'm voting for Obama.

Does that mean they are halfway-there if he gets elected President?


Actually that might mean if he screws up they will blame it on his white side. I wonder, does this make him an Uncle Tom? Just curious.
on Jun 16, 2008
He also said that Obama is the "hope of the"entire world."


Wow, I can not believe this man is being seen as some kind of God. I am truly impressed by his uncanny ability to eat peoples brains for breakfast. Lord help us if this is the mentality of todays average American.
on Jun 16, 2008
If there is not a dime's worth of difference between the 2, so what? There is no conservative candidate. So you vote for the lesser of 2 liberals.

Besides, if he drags enough liberals into DC, that gets them out of the states!
on Jun 17, 2008

Besides, if he drags enough liberals into DC, that gets them out of the states!

 so when Iran  nukes Washington, what WILL happen to our country then?  All the liberals would be gone................ all at once! 

I always thought 'The Great White Hope' was sickle cell anemia.

oooohhhhhh ya, you'd better run!  You're gonna get me in serious trouble

on Jun 17, 2008

Well I may have African in my ancestors

If the theory of evolution is correct we are all descendents of Africa. Personally I don't believe someone from the US that never stepped foot in any other country in their life time should consider themselves anything but an American, some need to feel different I suppose, not me.

To the point of the article, Obama will be considered half white only if he fails his constituents. If all is good he'll be black. After all whitey is the devil right? Just ask Rev. Wright or Louis Farrakhan.

on Jun 18, 2008
Just ask Rev. Wright or Louis Farrakhan.


Both more white than black themselves. Is that a trait now for the rabble rousers? Self loathing?
on Jun 20, 2008

He does mention in his (Obama's) book that he wished his white blood could be expunged. Why should he lie about it?

on Jun 20, 2008
He does mention in his (Obama's) book that he wished his white blood could be expunged


Well, I aint too proud of my male sperm donor, but I dont go around wanting his DNA expunged.
on Jun 20, 2008
He does mention in his (Obama's) book that he wished his white blood could be expunged. Why should he lie about it?


LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

link?
on Jun 20, 2008

link?

Just read his book, lots of insight on the man.

on Jun 22, 2008
link?
Just read his book, lots of insight on the man.


I have. It was a pretty good literary tale of one's struggle with identity and race. If you read it and got any other idea, then you're not very educated.

From Obama's Book 'Dreams From My Father'.Malcolm X's autobiography "spoke" to Obama. One line in particular "stayed with me," he says. "He spoke of a wish he'd once had, the wish that the white blood that ran through him, there by an act of violence, might somehow be expunged."To see some more interesting (and racist) quotes from the book, here's a good start, although a simple google search will find them reprinted on thousands of other sites.WWW Link


Awww....that damn liberal media, I mean Snopes, strikes again!



Do some research before you buy into such idiocy, or you yourself will become one.

EDIT: You linked me Ann Coulter? ANN FUCKING COULTER? Are you serious? I take back what you said, you are a moron. And a number of your posts have been reported because you've got serious racist issues that you need to deal with. Hopefully your kind will die off soon.

on Jun 23, 2008
TheGribbler


YOu know, you had (note the tense) an excellent rebuttal - until you had to get denigrating, condescending and insulting. That shows an insecurity in your own argument, not in the ones offered by others.
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