Monday, June 27, 2011

Blacks Hit Hardest by Obama's Liberal Agenda

Unfortunately for the Republicans, President Johnson was right when he made the comment below. Blacks are blindly following the Democrats despite their abysmal record in fighting poverty and in education.

That President Obama’s race is associated with slavery suggests a cosmic karma. That he has become the leader of the party that went to war to preserve it is beyond ironic. This is the Democratic paradox.

For blacks, the national stain of slavery was survived by Lyndon Johnson’s dream writ large. As Ronald Kessler writes, when asked why the Civil Rights Bill had recently become so important to him, President Johnson said: “I’ll have them n——s voting Democratic for two hundred years.” History remembers Presidents, not senators. And despite the efforts of Republican Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen, whose leadership supplied the votes needed to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act that Johnson took credit for, black support, by a consistent 90% margin, became a democratic dream come true.

Eleven presidential elections later, blacks still blindly concede power to a political party whose ideals are anathema to our own. And two generations of playing the role of a politically duped voting bloc has resulted in enumerable losses. Black unemployment at “Depression-era levels” is, regrettably, the tip of the iceberg.

The Schott Foundation reports that 47% of African-American males graduate from high school. In D.C., the black homicide rate dropped over the last decade, but remained much higher than the average white murder rate. The National Campaign reports that 50% of black teen girls get pregnant at least once before age 20—nearly twice the national average.

These are all outgrowths of a disintegrated values system among many blacks. Most noticeably in a number of darkened inner city neighborhoods, where a miasma of underclass culture has been swallowed whole. Where a shrinking middle class, due to rampant illegitimacy and disproportionately high crime rates, produces poor expectations for home ownership and income equality.

Do not all Americans confront the profound problems facing black Americans? Of course. It’s these tragic disparities that call for headlines.

Elsewhere, Obama is fresh from another foreign trip and is already golfing again. His 30th fund-raising event to date puts him at an average of one fund-raiser every six days since New Year's.

The point here is the President’s priorities.

Read full Jerome Hudson article here.

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