Black people are hard to please. They will never forgive white people for Pre-Obama America, an era that they deem dead and gone.
Regardless of obsequious actions performed by white people to placate Black people, resentment and bitterness will always exist.
Reparations? Not enough. Free college education for all Black people? Nope. Affirmative Action? Hasn’t gone far enough in Black people’s eyes. Making a Black person head of the Republican National Committee? Say what?
Michael Steele, a Black person, is head of the RNC, a political organization that receives nearly 90 percent of its support from the most hated political voting bloc in Post-Obama America – white people. John McCain received exactly three percent of the Black vote in the 2008 election so in a bid to cause Black people to flock to the Republican Party, Mr. Steele was given the nod to lead the de-facto white party.
“We need messengers to really capture that region - young, Hispanic, black, a cross section ... We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-surburban hip-hop settings.”
Another idea he had to get Black people to vote for the GOP was more interesting:
“The shoot from the lip Steele with a wry smile and a chuckle told a questioner that he'll get more black folk into the GOP by ladling out scoops of potato salad and every black's favorite, fried chicken to them.”
You would think that, based upon the voting habits of white people, the Republican Party would reflect the desires of the majority of its supporters. Wrong. The GOP goes out of its way to demonize, use and abuse its overwhelmingly white base, as it tries to attract Black voters into its lily-white ranks.
Black conservatives, that rare breed of renegade Black person that wishes to be both the Token Black and charged as Acting White, are looked upon by white people as the Holy Grail of Reflecting Racism charges.
Laughably, they are thrust to the forefront of any party, television show or convention as a reminder that Black people are welcomed in the GOP and promoted to the top right away.
Exit polls for the 2008 election showed:
“And minorities went heavily into the Obama camp. Blacks, 96 percent Obama to 3 percent McCain; Latinos, 67 percent Obama to 30 percent McCain; and Asians, 63 percent Obama to 34 percent McCain.”
With those numbers in mind, consider that both McCain and Obama each spent $1 billion in their quest for the White House. Collecting a measly three percent of the Black vote and spending $1 billion in the process is a poor return-on-investment for the senator from Arizona.
However, in 2000, George W. Bush was also attempting to get a large portion of the Black vote and yet he failed in that early bid to bring “hip hop” to the GOP dance:
George W. Bush's strenuous efforts at "minority outreach" were rewarded by the lowest fraction of the black vote since Barry Goldwater. Depending on which exit poll you consult, Dubya carried between 8% and 10% of African-American voters.
Why do Black people not vote for Republicans? One Black writer for CNN, wrote:
“Ever since Richard Nixon ran for the White House, the GOP has run on a "Southern Strategy," meant to alienate blacks in an effort to garner white voters. They've worked the strategy to perfection. When he was head of the Republican National Committee, Ken Mehlman apologized for that strategy as he sought to make inroads among black voters.”
In 2006, Mehlman tried to bring about a Black Republican revolution, which failed, although he had this to say:
"We've gone from a model of outreach to a model of inclusion," Mehlman said. "Outreach is a top-down approach. Inclusion says, 'Let's find some really good people and encourage them to run for office.' "
Bruce Bartlett wrote a book trying to demonize the racist past of the Democratic Party, but he fails in this analysis to remember the crucial part of why Black people vote for the Democratic Party: Black people think everything in Pre-Obama America was and is inherently racist, regardless of what it was or is. The Democrats might have been racist, but they are the party of Obama now.
The Republicans are seen as defending Pre-Obama America and thus, will always be seen as nefarious in Black people’s eyes.
Even staunch Black Republicans voted for Obama, because race will always triumph politics. And these Black Republicans were getting tired of being the Token Black:
“…well-known black Republicans have also said they are at least considering Obama, including conservative talk show host Armstrong Williams and former Secretary of State Collin Powell Former Republican Rep. J. C. Watts received attention when he told reporters he was contemplating an Obama vote. "I'm a free agent," says Watts, who is one of the only two black Republicans to serve in the House of Representatives since the 1930s.
"I wouldn't just vote for a Republican candidate just because they are Republican, no more than I would vote for a black candidate just because they're black." For Watts it's not the historical nature of the race that leaves him undecided, it's frustration toward his own party. "African-American Republicans in the faith community are the most forgotten demographic in the Republican Party," Watts says. And he hopes the GOP will allot more resources toward attracting black voters. “
Stuff Black People Don’t Like includes Republicans, regardless of how many outreach programs, initiatives and money is thrown their way by whitey. Black people don’t like Acting White or being the Token Black, and they especially hate Pre-Obama America. The Black vote is lost to Republicans, because SBPDL includes Republicans, the most evil entity left in America that stands in the way of the coming “this is a Black world,” that Black people have been waiting for, for so long.