I keep wondering what it is that black folks see in the Democrat Party. It never made sense to me, except for the entitlement aspect, most stances that the Democrats hold are contrary to the normal ideals that I hear expressed by blacks.
In fact, if they actually sat down and looked at the issues and what Democrats really stand for, they wouldn’t vote for them lock, stock, and barrel in every election since FDR. Democrats love the homosexuals. Blacks are generally, about 70%, or so against it. This includes the marriage issue. There are a host of other issues that blacks tend to not agree with Democrats, yet they keep voting for them in droves.
Read Star’s essay for more detail.
The awkward co-dependence of blacks and liberal Democrats
By Star Parker
December 29, 2008
What does Caroline Kennedy have in common with black America? If your answer is not much, I’d tend to agree with you.
When I think of Caroline, I think of Manhattan and Park Avenue, not the Bronx and Brooklyn. I think of Brentwood and Beverly Hills, not Watts and South Central Los Angeles.
But there is something that Caroline and black America do have in common. The Democratic Party.
Whether Kennedy succeeds in her effo rt to slide into Hillary Clinton’s soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat will have little to do with her Democratic Party bona fides. Per her policy positions ticked off the other day, she is in perfect and predictable liberal alignment with party boilerplate. If she fails, it will be for reasons other than her views.
So what exactly is the common political ground that Kennedy bluebloods share with the 90 percent of America’s blacks who vote for Democrats?
A careful look shows the deep internal contradictions of the Democratic Party and the complexity of the political psyche of black Americans.