Minorities voting Dem disenfranchise themselves

While addressing the Impact Symposium* at Vanderbilt University in Nashville this past week, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said he believed every black American should vote Republican in one election to let the political parties know the African-American population wasn’t pledged to one party’s control.

“What I dream is that for one election, just one, every black person in America vote Republican,” he said. “Black folks in America are telling one party, “We don’t give a damn about you.” They’re telling the other party, “You’ve got our vote.” Therefore, you have labeled yourself “disenfranchised” because one party knows they’ve got you under their thumb. The other party knows they’ll never get you and nobody comes to address your interest.”

Smith went on to say that no one in the Republican Party would feel the need to cater to African-American needs if they felt it was impossible to earn black votes, and voting Republican would be akin to “shopping around.”

The black community is not alone in being taken for granted by the Democrat party to which they hold unwavering allegiance, and are therefore given little consideration.  Hispanics favor Democrats over Republicans by a roughly 2-to-1 margin, according to this 2013 Gallup poll

Pew Research Center has also found that 75 percent of Hispanics prefer a “bigger government providing more services,” and only 19 percent prefer a smaller government. Pew also reported that more than half (52 percent) of Asians prefer “bigger government providing more services,” and only 36 percent prefer a smaller government. So it’s no surprise that in 2012, 71 percent of Hispanics and 73 percent of Asians voted for Obama.

The New York Times’ Washington bureau chief noted in 2013 that “the two fastest-growing ethnic groups — Latinos and Asian-Americans — are decidedly liberal.” Factor in religion and the dynamic remains the same with Jewish voters supporting the Democrat in presidential elections in far higher numbers than any other religious group. The most politically conservative faith-based group remains the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons. Gallup polling here.

What do Black, Asian, Hispanic and Jewish voters all have in common?  Stephen A. Smith nailed it in his speech at Vanderbilt —- they have all made themselves politically irrelevant by their bonding to the Dems, who exert no energy to win any of them over since they are considered reliably tucked away in the Democrat’s back pocket.

Members of these groups should heed Stephen A. Smith’s wise counsel. He got it right.

* H/T Video: National Review


20 Responses to Minorities voting Dem disenfranchise themselves

  1. Paying Attention says:

    Under Barack Obama, the man who captured nearly all of their vote, black unemployment remains high and home ownership is down. In 2008, Obama won 95% of black votes.
    This article detailing the impact of the racial component was in the Wall Street Journal:

  2. freedom4fighters says:

    Growing up Mormon we were taught in church and at home to become more like Jesus Christ. All truth comes from God who gives us free agency to choose the right. Sadly many good people are deceived into thinking big government and socialist thinking is the answer to our country’s problems. The truth is first change yourself then help your family then your community then our state then our nation then the world. Every time the world has had a freedom or forced shift for good or bad it’s been by less than 3% of the population. The economic crisis bubble is about to pop are you prepared?

  3. SmallGovt says:

    I have always said just what Smith said. Keep them off guard and make them earn your vote.

  4. East Valley PC says:

    Although Democrats repeatedly insult blacks, the black vote still stays with the liberals.
    Here’s moronic Joe Biden saying Republicans want to put blacks back in chains.
    It makes no sense, since Lincoln was Republican and Congressional Democrats actually attempted to hold back civil rights advances.

  5. Vince says:

    Larry Elder, a black conservative Republican wrote, “Five Decades of Lies Help Dems Create Monolithic Black Vote.”
    Read what he has to say on this topic. Very enlightening:

  6. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Stephen A. Smith is correct in advising blacks to vote Republican for a change. “Paying Attention” also shows how, under Obama, blacks aren’t doing well with unemployment up, etc. LBJ set the scene with his “War on Poverty” and said blacks will vote Democrat for the next xx years. He was right. Blacks will always vote for the party that gives them something for “free.” It’s been generations of welfare, food stamps, no education and affirmative action and it is hard to change the mindset of these people….and the Democrat party, who will keep pandering to the minorities for votes.

    Republican blacks are denigrated by the black community, led by Al Sharpton and others who live off of making blacks the “victims” of old, white Republican men. Look what Clarence Thomas had to endure from the Left. The first elected black senator from SC, Tim Scott, is called names by other blacks.

    Caucasians are the minority in California and soon, that will be the case in other areas of the U.S. Don’t you wonder what kind of ‘benefits’ whites will get from ‘affirmative action?’ I have no hope that blacks will vote Republican anytime soon or ever.

    • azgary says:

      everything smith said about blacks and the democrat party taking them for granted and then ignoring them applies to the way the republican party treats conservatives

  7. azgary says:

    conservatives voting lesser of two evils disenfranchise themselves

  8. Anthem Al says:

    Civil Rights FACTS:

    The Civil Rights Act, which is best known for ending discrimination in public accommodations, passed the House on Feb. 10, 1964 by a margin of 290-130. When broken down by party, only 61 percent of Democrat lawmakers voted for the bill (152 yeas and 96 nays), and a full 80 percent of the Republican caucus supported it (138 yeas and 34 nays).

    When the Senate passed the measure on June 19, 1964, nine days after supporters assembled enough votes to end the longest filibuster in Senate history, the margin was 73-27. And this was better than two-thirds of Senate Democrats supported the measure on final passage (46 yeas, 21 nays), but an even stronger 82 percent of Republicans supported it (27 yeas, 6 nays).

    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was similar, showing a majority of Republican support. In the House, the measure passed by a 333-85 margin, with 78 percent of Democrats backing it (221 yeas and 61 nays) and 82 percent of Republicans backing it (112 yeas to 24 nays).

    In the Senate, the measure passed by a 77-19 vote, with 73 percent of Democrats and 94 percent of Republicans supporting the bill.

    The degree of Republican support for the two bills actually exceeded the degree of Democrat support, and it’s also fair to say that Republicans took leading roles in both measures, even though they had far fewer seats, and therefore less power, at the time. 

    These regrettable facts should be printed out and dropped off at the doorstep of every black registered Democrat. How proud they could be of the party to which they are so bonded.

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      Even today, I see comments to articles calling Republicans “racists” and “bigots.” The rapper Kanye West stood on stage at a televised award show and said “George Bush doesn’t like black people.” He got away with it and some believe it.

      What’s worse is the present-day GOP doesn’t stand up for what the party has accomplished.

  9. jon jensen says:

    Well something better be tried as 100.000 minority kids turn 18(voting age) every month. In arizona 36,000 turn voting age every year. And these are citizens if obama legalizes the illegals it will be much higher. I understand their was a bill to take away voting right if one of your parents was an illegal.

    • Fought For My Country says:

      So a militarily vulnerable United States appeals to you? Why am I not surprised?

      • SmallGovt says:

        Not at all but billions of dollars of taxpayers money being spent on a boondoggle doesn’t appeal to me either While at the same time you have the defense Department pleading poverty and pleading for more. That probably doesn’t bother you, though.

    • Fought For My Country says:

      Money spent in the defense of liberty doesn’t bother me at all. From your string of anti-military comments, you were probably a Vietnam draft dodger. Those of us who served protected your right to be a liberal jerk masquerading as a fiscal conservative.

  10. Fought For My Country says:

    Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.

    Written by a USMC Vet:
    The American Dream ended (on November 6th) in Ohio . The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind.

    A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays, Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood , uninformed young people, the “forever needy,” the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other “fellow travelers” have ended Norman Rockwell’s America .

    The Cocker Spaniel is off the front porch… The Pit Bull is in the back yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and Chicago shyster, David Axelrod, along with international Socialist George Soros will be pulling the strings on their beige puppet to bring us Act 2 of the New World Order.

    Our side ran two candidates who couldn’t even win their own home states, and the circus fatster Chris Christie helped Obama over the top with a glowing “post Sandy ” tribute that elevated the “Commander-in-Chief” to Mother Teresa status. (Aside: with the way the polls were run, he didn’t need any help!)

    People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will never again comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.

    You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take Zealots, not moderates ­not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.

    Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to “white guilt” and political correctness…..

    An American Veteran……… Semper-Fi

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      Perfectly stated. “Our side” watched as a soft coup unfolded. Didn’t hear much from our senior senator about the outrageous behavior of the man who promised to fundamentally transform America. The man he ran against. McCain treats Conservatives worse than he ever treated Obama.

      Thanks for posting that.