Black voters in NC supported Amendment One by 2-1 margin

posted at 10:01 am on May 10, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

If the President expects to get a boost at the ballot box over his flip-flop on same-sex marriage, the composition of North Carolina’s vote on Tuesday might indicate a big problem in his strategy.  Obama came out publicly against Amendment One, which shifted the state’s ban on same-sex marriage from statute to constitutional amendment, and opponents railed against the loss as a victory for bigotry.  However, that message might not sell well in the Tarheel State or in other swing states when black voters supported the constitutional ban by a 2-1 margin:

African-Americans voted 2-1 in favor of the North Carolina amendment banning gay marriage Tuesday, but the White House is betting that black voters there and beyond will stick with the president, despite broad resistance to legalization.

While there’s faith that African-Americans will turn out strong at the polls to protect Obama’s legacy, pollsters point out that while opposition to same-sex marriages has fallen in the black community, it’s still just a point shy of 50 percent — enough to affect black turnout, at least theoretically, in an election where every vote will matter.

Obama’s statement rocked the political world. But it also underscored a widely-held belief that African-American voters are closer to Republicans than Democrats when it comes to gay marriage.

That’s a big problem for Obama in North Carolina, because as Politico’s Joseph Williams points out, African-American turnout was key in winning the state for Obama in 2008.  Obama only won by 14,000 votes in that race, and so even a small level of dropoff in voter turnout in this demographic would be deadly to Team Obama’s hopes to retain North Carolina.

However, that’s really a minor problem for Obama.  No one thinks that black voters are going to shift support to Romney over gay marriage, or at all for any reason.  Turnout and enthusiasm could be issues, but gay marriage is the least of the drivers on that score.  On Tuesday, 199,000 Democrats chose no option in the presidential preference poll rather than vote for Obama’s nomination, slightly more than one in every five Democrats who voted.  That’s 14 times the margin by which Obama won in 2008, and that’s not because of same-sex marriage, which is dead last on voter priorities.

The real problem with this data will be the derailing of the “bigotry” claim against those who oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage.  If progressives think they will win elections by calling two-thirds of black voters in North Carolina bigots, they’re in for a rude awakening in November.  If they push that message in other swing states, then Obama will be working on his presidential library next January.

Update: On Twitter, Dean’s Logic reminds me that the final number of votes for “no preference” in NC’s Democratic presidential primary was over 199,000, not 140,000.  I’ve corrected it above.


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…That’s not going to change their vote in November!

KOOLAID2 on May 10, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Barrack is black!

KOOLAID2 on May 10, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Obama is Awesome…or something.

Electrongod on May 10, 2012 at 10:04 AM

…and a bigot!

KOOLAID2 on May 10, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Much like with Obamacare, Obama is once again pushing an issue the majority of Americans oppose. Good luck with that…

easyt65 on May 10, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Barrack is black!

KOOLAID2 on May 10, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Barrack is Back in Black

AC/DC

Electrongod on May 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Let’s see, what’s more important: Principles or skin color?

JammieWearingFool on May 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM

There can finally be no doubt about Obama’s preferred homosexual position!

easyt65 on May 10, 2012 at 10:06 AM

but the White House is betting that black voters there and beyond will stick with the president

You think?

Dash on May 10, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Obama won’t win NC in November. He isn’t even trying, hence the indifference toward the state with the timing of his “evolution.” He’s focused on OH, VA, and the west. NC Dems are falling apart, and they’ll be left to their own devices in doing so.

Gingotts on May 10, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Besides religious reasons why are blacks so opposed to gay marriage? Has there be a poll/study/survey?

BJ* on May 10, 2012 at 10:08 AM

I wonder if it’s due to the fact that they live in awful enough neighborhoods already, and don’t want to have to deal with the Bugger Brigade in addition because their screwiness has just been legalized?

There can finally be no doubt about Obama’s preferred homosexual position!

easyt65 on May 10, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Missionary?

MelonCollie on May 10, 2012 at 10:08 AM

On Tuesday, 140,000 Democrats chose no option

Not to nit pick, but the final numbers where:
199,426 at 20.80%

LoganSix on May 10, 2012 at 10:09 AM

They decided to go with the original Messiah.

RBMN on May 10, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Obama goes all etch-a-sketch on gay marriage out of desperation. Now he’s going to have to make nice with the black vote. It’s a shame Obama has no record to run on, and has to be forced into these little political faction games. A diminutive president makes a diminutive campaign.

Weight of Glory on May 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM

…it’s a state issue…it’s his personal view…not something the Federal government would be involved in…you know like voter ID, border security, EPA stuff, etc….yep!…it’s a state thing…no Federal courts or nothin’

KOOLAID2 on May 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM

However, that message might not sell well in the Tarheel State or in other swing states when black voters supported the constitutional ban by a 2-1 margin:

Same thing here in California, where after Amending our State Constitution to ban same sex marriage, a GAY Federal Judge ruled the amendment unconstitutional.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM

My president is a gay communist. That’s just fabu.

DanMan on May 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Those blacks must be racist homophobes just like the rest of the majority of the country…or something…

search4truth on May 10, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Does this mean that Mooch is out and Clooney is in? Inquiring minds want to know…

joe btfsplk on May 10, 2012 at 10:13 AM

But, but…but….[really should use another word on this topic]…but Obama personally risked his entire political career, his shot at a second Presidency, by making a risky personal trip to visit every district, precinct and neighborhood in North Carolina, to push for the rejection of Amendment One…to convince Blacks all across the Carolinas that bitterly clinging to their staid religious belief was standing in the way of his desire to see a more metrosexual world…

His was a truly gutsy move…

Huh? You are kidding, right?

Never made the trip?

Cancelled it?

Really.

Whatta guy…this Obama.

coldwarrior on May 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Topline won’t change. Identity voters vote by identity.

Prufrock on May 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

That may not change the minds of black voters, but what about non-black voters? On the day after a state (NC) that Obama won very narrowly in 2008 votes by a landslide to ban gay marriage, why would Obama come out in favor of it? Just to cover up for Biden, who opened mouth before engaging brain?

Obama said in his ABC interview about gay marriage that the issue should be decided by the states. If that is true, why is a President even mentioning it, if he can’t do anything about it? After the vote in NC, we now have 31 STATES that have expressly banned gay marriage, and will the people in those states vote for Obama after he tries to force something on them that THEY DON’T WANT?

Obama’s announcement in favor of gay marriage seems like it will lose him more votes than it will gain. Maybe we should thank Biden–the Mouth that Roared.

Steve Z on May 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

What a bunch of inbred, knuckle-dragging, racist teabaggers.

Oh wait.

HumpBot Salvation on May 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Topline won’t change. Identity voters vote by identity.

Prufrock on May 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

libfreeordie on May 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM

I salute Obama’s decision to support gay marriage. It is a brave political calculation to anchor his elector votes in all-important swing states of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

Archivarix on May 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM

What percentage of Christians who attend service every week voted for Amendment 1. How religious are black people? There you go.

libfreeordie on May 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Besides religious reasons why are blacks so opposed to gay marriage? Has there be a poll/study/survey?

BJ* on May 10, 2012 at 10:08 AM

I’ll admit right up that the majority of my black friends and workmates are generally associated with the military or defense industry backgrounds. They are mostly deeply religious and socially conservative. But our family also has friends and neighbors who by all indications speak and act conservatively. How this pans outs when they vote, I wouldn’t hazard a guess. But the vote in NC and this poll doesn’t surprise me in the least.

hawkdriver on May 10, 2012 at 10:17 AM

The black voters only hate PBHO’s white half, they will still vote for his black half.

Bishop on May 10, 2012 at 10:17 AM

…That’s not going to change their vote in November!

KOOLAID2 on May 10, 2012 at 10:03 AM

No, but what if some don’t vote at all and opt to stay home.

Doughboy on May 10, 2012 at 10:18 AM

What percentage of Christians who attend service every week voted for Amendment 1. How religious are black people? There you go.

libfreeordie on May 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Unusually intelligent analysis, libfree. Good point.

My counter-question is this: if they’re so religious, then how come they voted against this but haven’t done diddly about the willful genocide of black babies?

MelonCollie on May 10, 2012 at 10:18 AM

It’s interesting how blacks seem to be more against gays and gay marriage than whites, in general. I’ve seen this stat in poll after poll.

It’s obvious that Barry was going after the actual gay vote but especially the white liberal “educated” women who put him in office.

It’s no skin off his nose if blacks have more aversion to gays, because their racist, lock-step voting bloc activity trumps that.

cane_loader on May 10, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Topline won’t change. Identity voters vote by identity.

Prufrock on May 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

libfreeordie on May 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Weeeeeeeeee!!!! You cheer that blacks will still vote for him because he’s half black. Talk about stupidity. You really are an idiot.

VegasRick on May 10, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Yeah, I would be stunned if Obama won NC again. I just don’t see it happening.

GOPRanknFile on May 10, 2012 at 10:22 AM

What percentage of Christians who attend service every week voted for Amendment 1. How religious are black people? There you go.

libfreeordie on May 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Perhaps there’s a point in there – on the off chance that there is, you failed to make it.

CorporatePiggy on May 10, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Melanin content trumps actual issues.

They’ll be there for Barry come November.

mankai on May 10, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Barrack is Back in Black

AC/DC

Electrongod on May 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM

“For Those About to Rock Barack, We Salute You!”

cane_loader on May 10, 2012 at 10:23 AM

I’m still laughing that so many WV Democrats think an incarcerated felon is a better choice than Barry Soetero.

Happy Nomad on May 10, 2012 at 10:23 AM

If they push that message in other swing states, then Obama will be working on his presidential library next January.

*in drunkish British accent*

Well, at least he’ll know how to get thaaar……
/Paul McCartney

ted c on May 10, 2012 at 10:23 AM

There can finally be no doubt about Obama’s preferred homosexual position!

easyt65 on May 10, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Missionary?

MelonCollie on May 10, 2012 at 10:08 AM

I was going to say “prone”.

teke184 on May 10, 2012 at 10:24 AM

I hope Romney can get us off this “Highway to Hell”

cane_loader on May 10, 2012 at 10:24 AM

“Give the Dog(-Eater) a Bone”

/AC/DC

cane_loader on May 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM

The lsm is focusing on dear leader using etch a sketch against Mitt

Real news reporting there

cmsinaz on May 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Are you suggesting black voters can’t be bigoted toward other minority groups? Of course they can…and they showed it by this vote.

inthemiddle on May 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Yeah, I would be stunned if Obama won NC again. I just don’t see it happening.

GOPRanknFile on May 10, 2012 at 10:22 AM

My wife said the Fire Station we vote at in Hoke County was pretty packed right before noon when they voted. Did I understand from comments you’ve made that you’re in NC too?

hawkdriver on May 10, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Politico:

Gay marriage: Black voters remain divided

2-1 is “divided”?

No, 2-1 is a massive landslide.

mankai on May 10, 2012 at 10:26 AM

KOOLAID2 on May 10, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Hmm… maybe. But a well-crafted series of ads concentrating on how Blacks are not doing well under the guiding hand of Teh One, with his view-point on gay marriage layered in… which is NOT viewed positively amongst black religious conservatives.

Every pin-prick matters, every campaign dollar Teh One has to spend on ‘locked-in’ voting blocks matters. Every percentage point chipped away matters.

America is not a happy, contented nation. Barack telling people that they are, and that things are getting better, is a fool’s errand.

Only his zombies, the clinically insane, and shut-ins believe that lie.

The events in Wisconsin and North Carolina are not outliers… they’re storm clouds.

CPT. Charles on May 10, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Are you suggesting black voters can’t be bigoted toward other minority groups? Of course they can…and they showed it by this vote.

inthemiddle on May 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM

“They”? I hear “those people” in your comment!!

mankai on May 10, 2012 at 10:28 AM

I can see the parallels between Barack’s affect on America and gay sex, this is a good fit for him.

NoDonkey on May 10, 2012 at 10:28 AM

A diminutive president makes a diminutive campaign.

Weight of Glory on May 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM

So far, he sure is playing “little-ball,” isn’t he?

What a trivial campaign 0bama has run, so far – picking off narrow issues and trying to peel away voters by hypnotizing them with the swirling deck chairs while he and his friends plot to steal the last lifeboat.

cane_loader on May 10, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Heard on talk radio this morning that it’s all about his bundlers. Many are gay or have gay kids. They were refusing to write checks until he took a stand, in their favor, of course. Follow the money.

msupertas on May 10, 2012 at 10:28 AM

I was going to say “prone”.

teke184 on May 10, 2012 at 10:24 AM

in the back of a limo.

upinak on May 10, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Obviously, they’re all RACISTS!!

ToddPA on May 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM

199,000 Democrats chose no option in the presidential preference poll

Presumably there were other primary races as well as the ballot issue, but why chose no option over a sitting president who’s of the same party as you?

rbj on May 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM

My counter-question is this: if they’re so religious, then how come they voted against this but haven’t done diddly about the willful genocide of black babies?

MelonCollie on May 10, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I know many, many, many pro-life black people. The difference between black sensibility on this (and many other issues) is that very few believe the state should insert itself into what is a private moral decision. Historically no group of Americans have been/are the victims of state surveillance and harassment as African Americans are. I mean most of the white southern Democrat controlled states had a set of laws called Black Codes which specifically criminalized black people being “idle.” So, there are some deep seated historical legacies that discourage black engagement with policing and surveillance and ultimately, making abortion illegal would merely increase that.

Also, black folks know more than anyone that the people who are crying about “black genocide” are (with some notable exceptions) very often, not black. They are white, conservative Christian anti-abortion activists. And not just that, they are white, conservative, Christian anti-abortion activists who have done DIDDLY within actual black neighborhoods/communities before they stared buying up those obnoxious billboards. As much as conservatives like to present black people as “on a democratic plantation” they seem to get mad when we don’t fall for blatant attempts by conservatives to get us to vote for them based upon the most superficial engagements. In fact it is BECAUSE conservtives think that black people vote “unthinkingly” for Democrats that they continually miss the mark on engaging black people on these types of issues.

libfreeordie on May 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM

I hope Romney can get us off this “Highway to Hell”

cane_loader on May 10, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Hope come Nov, BHO will be “Shot down in Flames”.

msupertas on May 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM

He has the black vote in NC in the bag.He can’t promise any help to them for jobs so he will give them more food stamps.

docflash on May 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Heard on talk radio this morning that it’s all about his bundlers. Many are gay or have gay kids. They were refusing to write checks until he took a stand, in their favor, of course. Follow the money.

msupertas on May 10, 2012 at 10:28 AM

As this campaign unravels for him I expect him to claim (true or not) that he is bi-sexual thinking that it will improve his chances with both men and women. “Identity politics” it’s whats for dinner the rest of the year.

VegasRick on May 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Are you suggesting black voters can’t be bigoted toward other minority groups? Of course they can…and they showed it by this vote.

inthemiddle on May 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Ever lived in the State O’bama claims to have been born in? I grew up there. And as a White guy I was in the minority.

I can assure you, it was and still is one of the most racist and bigoted places on the planet.

O’bama grew up there too. You must be so proud of how he turned out.

Del Dolemonte on May 10, 2012 at 10:34 AM

The idea that minorities can’t themselves be opressors is fundamentally a leftist one. (And I have had several liberals try to argue just that to my face.) Calling people out on what some perceive to be bigotry may or may not be a smart move depending on the situation, but that changes nothing about the nature of the motivations involved.

McDuck on May 10, 2012 at 10:34 AM

There can finally be no doubt about Obama’s preferred homosexual position!

easyt65 on May 10, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Leaning back in a car, while smoking crack, I think. Ask Larry Sinclair.

The Rogue Tomato on May 10, 2012 at 10:35 AM

I know many, many, many pro-life black people.
libfreeordie on May 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM

like I am sure you know many incestuous couples and so on.

You have yet to answer my other question in the other thread… but then you are about as deep as a puddle in my driveways.

upinak on May 10, 2012 at 10:35 AM

In fact it is BECAUSE conservtives think that black people vote “unthinkingly” for Democrats that they continually miss the mark on engaging black people on these types of issues.

libfreeordie on May 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Blame whitey.

VegasRick on May 10, 2012 at 10:36 AM

There can finally be no doubt about Obama’s preferred homosexual position!

easyt65 on May 10, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Pillow Biter?

If you believe Larry Sinclair (I do) and other salacious allegations from those who used to frequent “Man’s Country“, Barry prefers to be Lewinskied by white guys.

ornery_independent on May 10, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Same thing here in California, where after Amending our State Constitution to ban same sex marriage, a GAY Federal Judge ruled the amendment unconstitutional.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM

The Constitution came first, then the concept of Judicial Review developed later.

It seems to me that if California wants to stand by its progressive underpinnings laid 100 years ago by Gov. Hiram Johnson, without being hypocritical (the progressive idea being that the people should be able to directly vote things into the state constitution), then the decisions of California voters should trump Judicial Review. California progressives wanted the right to directly change their constitution, and they got it. So Californians who want to rule by ballot initiative (thereby bypassing their own elected legislature, an incredibly bad idea, IMO), need to suck it up and respect the constitutional changes approved by the electorate. That includes Prop. 8 declaring that marriage is defined as being between a man and woman, which was voided.

When history is writtten, the turning point in the destruction of California will likely be seen as judicial voiding of Prop. 187 during the term of Gov. Pete Wilson. Had 187 stood, the state would never be overrun and bankrupted by illegals. Too late.

Every attempt by Californians to voice their electoral opinion on illegals and gays has been overturned. Arguably, The People of California have lost any right to change their government, and now live under judicial tyranny.

cane_loader on May 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM

I don’t care what anyone says, the black homosexual Omar from “The Wire” was badass.

Uncledave on May 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Oblamer reminds me of that song….

Desperado……

why don’t you come to your senses?
You been out ridin’ fences for so long now
Oh, you’re a hard one
I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin’ you
Can hurt you somehow.

(with apologies to the Eagles)

FlaMurph on May 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Historically no group of Americans have been/are the victims of state surveillance and harassment as African Americans are.

libfreeordie on May 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM

I would call you an Unusually Good Liar on the statement above, but don’t have to. There are still plenty of Japanese-Americans living today who painfully remember how a Democrat pResident threw them into internment camps solely because of their Race after Pearl Harbor. One of them in fact was a teacher of mine in 6th grade in Hawai’i when I grew up there in the 1960s.

INC

Del Dolemonte on May 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM

It’s a good day to revisit Hillbuzz.

Is Barack Obama Gay?

Read more http://hillbuzz.org/is-barack-obama-gay

ornery_independent on May 10, 2012 at 10:39 AM

In fact it is BECAUSE conservtives think that black people vote “unthinkingly” for Democrats that they continually miss the mark on engaging black people on these types of issues.

libfreeordie on May 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Well, when the very policies that Democrats pass “to help the black community” end up doing it more and more harm and less and less good…yet the votes still flock leftward, it is pretty apparent that the phrase “voting unthinkingly” applies here.

search4truth on May 10, 2012 at 10:40 AM

The real problem with this data will be the derailing of the “bigotry” claim against those who oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage. If progressives think they will win elections by calling two-thirds of black voters in North Carolina bigots, they’re in for a rude awakening in November.

What total, unadulterated camel’s p*ss. Black people are homophobes too.

lostmotherland on May 10, 2012 at 10:41 AM

These voters are going to have to have corner stores for groceries if these Progressive Rulers….

Take away their cars…….in the name of HEALTH.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/weatherill-wants-better-city-planning/story-e6frea83-1226343053619

Down Under today……DC tomorriw!

PappyD61 on May 10, 2012 at 10:41 AM

He supports it by a 1/2 margin.

Barry, yes.

Barack, no.

Ben Hur on May 10, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Del Dolemonte on May 10, 2012 at 10:34 AM

One solution is to have more university Departments of Afro-American studies. Oops!

a capella on May 10, 2012 at 10:42 AM

“On Tuesday, 140,000 Democrats chose no option in the presidential preference poll rather than vote for Obama’s nomination, slightly more than one in every five Democrats who voted. That’s ten times the margin by which Obama won in 2008, and that’s not because of same-sex marriage, which is dead last on voter priorities.”

Voila:

North Carolina’s 9.9% unemployment rate

Michael K. on May 10, 2012 at 10:43 AM

libfreeordie on May 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Done nothing? Please!

It’s your side that’s made it nearly impossible to protest abortion. It’s your side that has used the media and entertainment programming to push object lessons on the virtues of abortion and the bigotry of being pro-life. You cannot complain about setting near impossible tasks for Conservatives and then indignantly complain that we fail in those tasks. The bottom line and undeniable truth is that it’s your side that has been responsible for killing a generation of Black Americans.

I’ll tell you one more thing. Your assertions about Religious Conservatives are your idealistic suppositions that you conjure to support your wild claims. I know of no other group that does more to reach out to all communities than Christians. I can guarantee my family has done more for impoverished families on the east side of Fayetteville NC than you’d hope to accomplish in your pathetic lifetime.

hawkdriver on May 10, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Hope come Nov, BHO will be “Shot down in Flames”.

msupertas on May 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM

:D

The “Problem Child” needs to go. This election will be a “Dog Eat Dog” mess. 0bama keeps “Beating Around the Bush” and I’m sick of it.

In November, let’s hope it’s “Goodbye & Good Riddance to Bad Luck.”

After being “Kicked in the Teeth” for four years, you can’t “Hold Me Back” from the voting booth. I’m voting the Dog Eater out, come “Hell or High Water!”

/AC/DC

cane_loader on May 10, 2012 at 10:44 AM

I’m surprised Barry Oh-face hasn’t hired John Travolta as his personal pilot yet. Travolta would be happy to service the preezy.

ornery_independent on May 10, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Presumably there were other primary races as well as the ballot issue, but why chose no option over a sitting president who’s of the same party as you?

rbj on May 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM

The current Democrat Governor, Bev Perdue, has decided not to run again. So, there was a Democrat primary for Governor as well, which included Bob “boom boom” Etheridge. He lost, but the winner only got 45%. Interestingly enough, 31,846 people took the time to vote or not vote for Obama, but didn’t vote for a Governor.

LoganSix on May 10, 2012 at 10:45 AM

pollsters point out that while opposition to same-sex marriages has fallen in the black community, it’s still just a point shy of 50 percent

More like a point above 80%.

EddieC on May 10, 2012 at 10:45 AM

I don’t understand why “states rights” is the answer from Obama on gay marriage but not on firearms, immigration law enforcement, abortion, birth control or health insurance.

I wonder if anyone will call him on it?

Washington Nearsider on May 10, 2012 at 10:46 AM

hawkdriver on May 10, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Game, set, match.

Washington Nearsider on May 10, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Barrack is black!

KOOLAID2 on May 10, 2012 at 10:04 AM

It’s very possible they split the baby.

They voted for his black half in 2008. Perhaps they’ll stay at home and not vote 2012 in opposition to his white half?

ButterflyDragon on May 10, 2012 at 10:48 AM

I’m surprised Barry Oh-face hasn’t hired John Travolta as his personal pilot yet. Travolta would be happy to service the preezy.

ornery_independent on May 10, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Barry would refuse to use JT’s 707. It was OK for Reagan, but 0bama needs the 747′s size to carry his ego around.

cane_loader on May 10, 2012 at 10:48 AM

to carry his ego Michelle around.

cane_loader on May 10, 2012 at 10:48 AM

:-)

coldwarrior on May 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM

90% of blacks will vote for Obama, no matter what he does. Don’t believe me? Look at Detroit, Cleveland, Washington DC (the city of), et al. Incompetent, corrupt, and even criminal black politicians are regularly returned to office by majority black voter blocks.

Mr Galt on May 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM

2nd that Washington nearsider

Hear hear hawkdriver

cmsinaz on May 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Besides religious reasons why are blacks so opposed to gay marriage? Has there be a poll/study/survey?
BJ* on May 10, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Unlike Liberal whites, at bottom, they still recognize what masculinity means.

Cleombrotus on May 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Do not expect this one issue to change how blacks will vote for him in Nov. They will back their guy regardless of this or any other issue. They will stand by their man. He knows this so he doesn’t care about how they feel about this or any other issue. They will bite their nose to spite their face.

ColdWarrior57 on May 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM

I don’t understand why “states rights” is the answer from Obama on gay marriage but not on firearms, immigration law enforcement, abortion, birth control or health insurance.

I wonder if anyone will call him on it?

Washington Nearsider on May 10, 2012 at 10:46 AM

If I were the governor of Arizona, I’d approach it this way:

Since 0bama and Holder are saying that it’s the Feds’ right to secure a national border, and not the state’s, I’d build a fence 10 feet this side of the border and arrest anyone who crossed it. Now Arizona would be enforcing its own state border, instead of the national border. Why is a border state not allowed to control its own borders just like the other ones?

As the state and national border happen to coincide, I think that state and Feds have the right to patrol it.

But again, if Holder’s gonna play games, build my own state border 10 feet inside. Two can play at hair-splitting.

cane_loader on May 10, 2012 at 10:53 AM

No matter what Obama says or does, 90-98% of Black voters are going to vote for him.
There is no need to have any more articles or discussions about how Black voters could possibly be a problem for Obama and vote for the non-black candidate.

albill on May 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM

hawkdriver on May 10, 2012 at 10:43 AM

don’t ask her/he/it about incestuous couples. It will make your stomach turn.

upinak on May 10, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Del Dolemonte on May 10, 2012 at 10:34 AM

One solution is to have more university Departments of Afro-American studies. Oops!

a capella on May 10, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Yeah, I saw that earlier at PL. Wonder if our liberal friend here has a way to spin that Inconvenient Truth?

Del Dolemonte on May 10, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I think Obama should go the next step and be pro-marriage. Why should he only support sodomites?

Think about it. It is well documented that one of the biggest problems in the black community (in particular) and society (in general) is the number of single-parent households. Too many black children are growing up with baby daddies and not strong male role models. Why isn’t he out there pushing marriage?

Happy Nomad on May 10, 2012 at 10:56 AM

It’s all about the money. The black community has record unemployment, thanks to the current administration’s policies, and they can’t fund the Campaign of Campaigns the Democrats have planned. The gay lobby has big, big bucks, however. The votes are secondary, because Obama figures the blacks will vote for him anyway and so would the gays. Especially after this has all blown over in November. What they wouldn’t have done is give enough money to fund an epic defeat of Romney. But now he has their money in the bag.

Lily on May 10, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Why isn’t he out there pushing marriage?

Happy Nomad on May 10, 2012 at 10:56 AM

do you really think he is happy being married? Do you ever see them kiss or hold hands that isn’t a glamor shot?

upinak on May 10, 2012 at 10:58 AM

90% of blacks will vote for Obama, no matter what he does. Don’t believe me? Look at Detroit, Cleveland, Washington DC (the city of), et al. Incompetent, corrupt, and even criminal black politicians are regularly returned to office by majority black voter blocks.

Mr Galt on May 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Pervasive, open racism in the black community is tearing America apart. If the whites had a moral burden in the ’50s and ’60s to change their attitudes, now it’s the blacks’ turn in the ’10s.

A group that racist, at large, should be denied the right to vote, if they don’t stop their open, blatant racism against whites, because they are choosing color of skin over content of character.

How is it any different at all for the black voting bloc to choose hire 0bama simply because of skin color, than for a black corporation owner to hire only blacks, and refuse to hire whites, even if the white scored higher on the screening test?

cane_loader on May 10, 2012 at 10:58 AM

The Demonrat Herr Axelfraud’s ploys are working very well.

Ocommie is sucking up all the media oxygen- Romney is not getting any attention of late.

Its all about Obie.

FlaMurph on May 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM

This is just part of the “Republican war on Black People”.

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV?id={9DC780DD-11DC-46E2-AD69-56FA8E261958}&title=ITS-WAR-ON-BLACKS-Sharpton

Gunlock Bill on May 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM

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