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Monday, October 17, 2011

Racially explicit appeals made to Afro-Americans to support Obama

For several months, radio host Tom Joyner has pleaded with his 8 million listeners to get in line behind the first black president.

“Stick together, black people,” says Joyner, whose R&B morning show reaches one in four African American adults.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, an ally of President Obama who has a daily radio show and hosts a nightly cable television program, recently told the president’s black critics, “I’m not telling you to shut up. I’m telling you: Don’t make some of us have to speak up.”

Even as Obama and his campaign play down the suggestion that support among African Americans is flagging, a cadre of powerful allies is snapping back at critics in the black community and making explicit appeals for racial loyalty.

“Let’s not even deal with the facts right now. Let’s deal with just our blackness and pride — and loyalty,” Joyner wrote on his BlackAmericaWeb.com blog. “We have the chance to re-elect the first African-American president, and that’s what we ought to be doing. And I’m not afraid or ashamed to say that as black people, we should do it because he’s a black man.”
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2 comments:

CJ said...

Hmm . . I don't remember him saying this when Alan Keyes ran. And if we vote for Herman Cain, it's still cool right?

Eurasleep said...

It's time the blacks in America woke up and realized that the Left doesn't care about them. They are being handled like the proverbial "useful idiots" who will blindly support the Democrats until their usefulness is used up. Keyes and Cain will never get the support of the Left, not because they're black, but because they're not on the Left. The Party trumps ALL. Reminds me of the old USSR Communist Party behavior...

Not that the Pubbies are much better...just a different sort of evil.