Obama won’t lose black vote “no matter what he does”

How do black Americans – and keep in mind it’s the liberals and main stream media that are fixated on dividing by race – feel about Van Jones stating “President Obama is not going to lose the black vote no matter what he does.”

What say you? Keep in mind he’s almost joking about it. From the 2008 exit polls.

Fully 96 percent of black voters supported Obama and constituted 13 percent of the electorate, a 2-percentage-point rise in their national turnout. As in past years, black women turned out at a higher rate than black men.

A stunning 54 percent of young white voters supported Obama, compared with 44 percent who went for McCain, the senator from Arizona. In the past three decades, no Democratic presidential nominee has won more than 45 percent of young whites.

I have to wonder … if 96 percent of white voters supported McCain in 2008, how would the media have spun that statistic?

Head over to Real Clear Politics to watch the video.

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Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Dimsdale on April 3, 2012 at 11:34 am

    The unemployment rates for blacks and a recent report on blacks and hispanics taking more hardship loans from their retirement funds shows that minorities have taken it on the economic chin in the ?bamaconomy.??
    It does not speak well of the black voter when they hurt themselves to keep a black guy in office that clearly could not care less about them.? Are they cutting off their political noses to spite “the man”?

    • Open4FreeDebate on April 6, 2012 at 6:29 am

      Dim Is Dale – Again you are 180 degrees in your spin, pointing blame away from your like minded followers. It is the TeaRepubs who are dividing by race. The media is doing a poor job reporting causes and effects of TeaRepubs actions. Why would it be surprising many black people would vote for the Pesident again? The black, white, green, all peoples, recent economic hard times have?been caused by?many issues,?namely?corporate greed and an intentional effort by Grovers Followers and Koch Brothers benefactors. Read up on what Michigan TeaRepubs are doing with immediate effect.

    • Lynn on April 6, 2012 at 7:05 am

      Why don’t you watch what Sharpton and Jackson are doing on MSM news?

    • Dimsdale on April 6, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      Wow! You have it all: every lame liberal talking point packed into a single paragraph!? The only group consistently and reflexively playing the race card is the liberal Democrat party, particularly since our “historic, unifying” presiident was elected.? The only way you can insinuate that the Republicans are dividing by race is through the tired old liberal tactic of projection, but feel free to elaborate.
      And your inability to reproduce my screen name just makes you look petty and childish, but do what you feel helps your alleged argument.

  2. RoBrDona on April 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Unfortunately Representatives like Conyers, Jackson Jr., Lee, Rangel, Rush and Waters, get elected time and again. They collectively constitute a staggeringly corrupt, race-baiting, inept and at times truly insipid group. This insulting behavior is apparently of no concern to their voters. Van Jones knows the constituency – he is right.?

  3. sammy22 on April 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Seems to me that whatever the Republican’s message is, it does not resonate with the black electorate.

    • RoBrDona on April 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      Yup. But it is a very real, visceral choice: educate yourself, work hard, succeed and you are welcome to the benefits and responsibilities of being an American (regardless of race or economic imperative), or reject the “hard way” and perpetuate the generational victim class mentality, keeping you firmly on the back seat of the short bus. I know what I picked – and I, like many people, just don’t understand how you could pick the other. ? ? ?

    • Shock and Awe on April 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      If that were true it would say more about them then us.

  4. ricbee on April 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    The “black vote” is too small to really carry any national weight. Gerrymandering is the only thing that keeps those black blots on society in office.

    • Open4FreeDebate on April 6, 2012 at 6:30 am

      Your comment says it all about your hatred racist infected mind.

    • Dimsdale on April 7, 2012 at 9:11 am

      Ironically, in Boston, one of the recently convicted Democrat Speakers of the House was convicted for gerrymandering to keep blacks OUT of power.? This was Thomas Finneran, a Democrat white blot on society.

  5. dairyair on April 3, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    There are already polls showing that young voters aren’t so excited over Obummer this time around, and may sit out the election. And while a very high percentage of blacks will doubtless back Obummer for another term, many more of them may sit out the election as well.

  6. Lynn on April 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    The figures on the division of races and how they vote is from 2008.? It may be different this time. However, I agree with Steve, why do we keep dividing into races.? But, it also brings up the question, why did this reporter ask this question? When Van Jones answers the question, why did she laugh her tinny little laugh? This is not news in any way, shape or form. It is a reporter showing how she panders, no ingratiates herself with a White House adviser. Van Jones has led this administration into the progressive destruction of our economy.? Personally, I think he is the last person on earth I would ask for his opinion on anything.?

  7. JBS on April 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Lynn, I think that you are on to it: the LSM panders these softball questions to “Regime sources” with the absolute knowledge of what the answer is going to be.

  8. winnie on April 7, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Abraham Lincoln (the real one, not Obama-as-Abraham-Lincoln-legend-in-his-own-mind) once said,
    “There are few things wholly evil or wholly good. Almost everything, especially of government policy, is an inseparable compound of the two, so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded.”
    If the liberals & the liberal media continue to insist upon race baiting and dividing and conquering our country, God help us if people — of all colors and religions and both sexes — don’t start using their judgment and (dare I say it) common sense in the voting booth.
    If I were to compare Obama to any political leader from the past it would be Nero.? The sound of that fiddle is the sound of our societal downfall.

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