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GOP Should at Least Try With Black Voters
GOP Should at Least Try
With Black Voters
Eugene Robinson

GOP Should at Least Try With Black Voters

Nixon's Southern strategy still haunts Republicans

(Newser) - If there’s one thing we can predict with confidence about the upcoming election, it’s that black voters will overwhelmingly vote Democrat. “This is perfectly rational political behavior—but in many ways it’s a shame,” writes Eugene Robinson in the Washington Post . Yes, Robinson believes in...

Obama Is Losing Black Voters
Obama Is Losing
Black Voters
bob herbert

Obama Is Losing Black Voters

Bob Herbert: Expect Lower Turnout in November

(Newser) - Bob Herbert sees a growing "disenchantment" among black voters for President Obama and the Democrats. It's a real problem, he writes, even if it hasn't generated many headlines. "Most blacks are reluctant to publicly express their concerns about the president because they are so outraged by the blatantly...

Middle Class Voter to Obama: I'm Still Waiting for Change

Woman fears return to hot-dogs-and-beans era

(Newser) - An angry black middle class voter confronted President Obama at a Town Hall meeting yesterday, saying: "I'm still waiting " for change. The woman, at the meeting arranged and broadcast live by CNBC, said she was "exhausted" defending the president, "exhausted defending the mantle of change that...

Calif. Pot Battle Splits Black Community

NAACP for Prop 19, many black pastors against it

(Newser) - The president of the California NAACP vocally supports Proposition 19, and many of the state's black religious leaders oppose it just as vocally. As the ballot measure to tax and regulate marijuana grows closer, both sides are increasingly viewing black voters as the swing bloc that will determine the proposition's...

Dems Cough Up $50M to Lure Obama Voters Back to Polls

Party zeroes in again on young, minorities

(Newser) - Conventional wisdom says the 15 million first-time voters who pushed President Obama to his 2008 victory won't turn out for this year's midterm elections. But $50 million say they will. That's the gamble the Democratic Party is making: Instead of focusing on turning out the base, traditionally the only people...

2010: The Year of the Black Republicans?

GOP has most black candidates since reconstruction

(Newser) - Black candidates are suddenly coming out of the woodwork for Republicans; there are at least 32 running for Congress this year, which hasn't happened since Reconstruction, according to the New York Times . Of course, the party only believes five of them actually have a prayer of winning, and most face...

Black Tea Partiers Take Heat
 Black Tea Partiers Take Heat 

Black Tea Partiers Take Heat

Talk about a minority

(Newser) - Black conservatives are used to having to defend their values, but they now are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white "tea party" movement—and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of America's first black president. "I've been told I hate myself,"...

Obama to Meet With Black Church Leaders

White House meeting comes amid criticism from African Americans

(Newser) - Barack Obama will meet with about 20 black religious leaders at the White House today, following a broader Easter prayer breakfast, in his latest attempt to reach out to the African-American community. Criticism of Obama within those ranks heated up last month, the Washington Post notes, but a White House...

5 Predictors in Georgia Runoff
 5 Predictors in Georgia Runoff 

5 Predictors in Georgia Runoff

(Newser) - If Saxby Chambliss defeats Jim Martin in the Georgia Senate runoff today, Democratic hopes of a 60-seat majority will be dashed, Politico reports. Here are five things to look for as voters go again to the polls.
  • Turnout: Martin's hopes ride on higher than average black participation, which happened Nov.

Obama-Driven Minority Turnout Fueled Marriage Ban
Obama-Driven Minority Turnout Fueled Marriage Ban

Obama-Driven Minority Turnout Fueled Marriage Ban

Latino, black supporters helped conservative Calif. proposition pass

(Newser) - Barack Obama's popularity among California's minorities helped pass the state's conservative-backed gay marriage ban, Dan Walters writes in the Sacramento Bee. Blacks and Latinos—94% of whom voted for Obama—turned out in record numbers, and the majority of them supported the ban. The proposition would probably have failed with...

Democrats Surge in Early Voting
Democrats Surge in Early Voting

Democrats Surge in Early Voting

Republican advantage no more

(Newser) - Early voting is usually dominated by Republicans, as wealthy, well-educated whites tend to be the ones who turn out. But not this year, the Los Angeles Times reports, as high proportions of Democrats and African Americans are being seen everywhere in the 32 states where voters can cast early ballots...

Black Voters Hitting Polls Early
 Black Voters Hitting Polls Early 

Black Voters Hitting Polls Early

Early voting big among African Americans

(Newser) - Black turnout isn’t just expected to be high this year; according to early voting records, it already is, the Wall Street Journal reports. African Americans account for 36% of early ballots in Georgia, for instance, despite making up just 29% of active voters. In 2004, blacks represented 25% of...

Black Voters May Tip House Contests
 Black Voters May 
 Tip House Contests 

Black Voters May Tip House Contests

Obama coattails could mobilize enough to play decisive role in at least 10 districts

(Newser) - With black voters expected to come out in record numbers on Nov. 4, Democrats think a surge could flip as many as 10 hotly contested House districts in their favor, the Washington Post reports. “I was just thinking about the need to vote Democratic down the line,” said...

Alaskan Blacks Call Palin Insensitive

(Newser) - Black leaders in Alaska say it's no surprise to see Sarah Palin sparking debate over race on the campaign trail, the AP reports. "She has no sensitivity to minorities," said a black Baptist minister who has urged her to hire more people of color. Another likened her supporters...

Obama Quietly Moves to Pump Up Black Vote

Dem balances image concerns with efforts to increase turnout

(Newser) - Barack Obama is running a quiet parallel campaign aimed at black voters while he spends his time and more obvious effort in moderate white areas, Politico reports. The campaign has run ads targeted at black voters that aren’t released to the media, and scoured heavily African-American areas for new...

GOP Throws a Very White Party
 GOP Throws a Very White Party 

GOP Throws a Very White Party

Diversity not strong for GOP

(Newser) - Scan the faces in the Xcel Energy Center, and you’ll see a sea of white. This year’s Republican National Convention is the whitest on record, the Washington Post reports, with just 36 black delegates —out of 2,380. “It’s hard to look around and not...

Housing Bill Funds Democratic Ally

Group sets out to register the poor

(Newser) - Nestled in the housing bill President Bush signed yesterday is an acronym Republicans don’t like one bit: ACORN. The Wall Street Journal reports that the group is among the many housing-related nonprofits the bill hands cash to, but Republicans grumble that it does more than housing. It’s also...

Obama Looks to Tip Scales by Boosting Black Vote

Army of volunteers fans out, targeting young people, African Americans

(Newser) - The Obama campaign’s national voter-registration effort has deployed 3,000 volunteers, with one major focus on expanding the African-American voter base dramatically. One volunteer hits the sweltering streets of Macon, Ga., with the Washington Post in tow. "You see how mentally shackled and jaded people are, because they've...

Judaism's Black Converts Growing Part of US Mosaic

More African-Americans switch religions even as Obama seeks to renew connection

(Newser) - The number of African-Americans converting to Judaism is growing, the Christian Science Monitor reports, at a time when Democrat Barack Obama is seeking to renew what was once a strong alliance between the groups. Politics, though, plays a small role; "Obama's candidacy, African-Americans choosing to be Jews ... is all...

What Jackson Problem? Waning Clout Signals Shift

Obama, younger generation seem little concerned with fallout

(Newser) - Once, Democrats worried about “the Jesse Jackson problem,” the fear that rebuke from Jackson would cost them black voters. But now, some Democrats are saying that Jackson’s latest criticisms of Barack Obama may actually help the Illinois senator, the New York Times reports, both with white voters...

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