Saturday, November 5, 2016
The Trump Victory, Dem's Great Fear President Trump Empowering Blacks Economically
In 2012 President Obama was reelected with 93% of the African American vote to Romney's 7%
This massive support and turnout. Blacks turned out at a higher percentage than Whites for the first time, a record turnout 66% so dedicated were they to the ideal of having a Black president while White voting was depressed at 64.1%.
The Black turnout was vital in Obama's victory as Blacks voted en-mass in Ohio (96%) and Obama won Florida (95%) by less than 1%.
Post election statistics indications are Black voters supported Trump by 8% compared to the 6% Romney received while support for Clinton was down from 93% to 88%. The data is not in yet but it seems obvious that Black turnout as a percentage of available Black voters for her was much lower than for Obama
Prior to FDR's depression era landslide victory Blacks had always voted Republican since Emancipation after the Civil War. Economic necessity drove the majority of Black voters into the Democratic party even though Jim Crow, segregation and outright violence were an integral part of the Democratic party.
Democratic welfarism, especially notable with Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" kept many urban Blacks in dependency to the party's machine, especially in the urban centers while the northern liberal wing, from the likes of Hubert Humphrey, did positive work in assisting with the removal of the disgusting racial laws. This welfare/racial progressive balance in the party ensured solid Black support.
The nomination of Barack Obama as the first Black candidate in 2008 and the ensuing pride for Blacks generated a massive level of Black voting support, at the 90% plus level in 2008 and 2012 (93%) allied to a Black turnout which exceeded White turnout in 2012-a historic first.
With Obama not able to run the question was would this level of support, or anything near it, transfer to Hillary Clinton? The election day results show if did not.
"Donald Trump is gaining support among African-American voters — whose enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton is eroding, a tracking poll released Saturday revealed.
The level of high profile Black community leaders endorsing Trump is unprecedented and people like Ben Carson and the wonderful "Diamond and Silk Sisters" must have taken the edge off any Dem charges of "racism" which were preposterous.