Originally Posted by Gravel Slinger
Come on guys, get over it. The election is over and President Obama was reelected. The world doesn't come to a screeching halt because your candidate didn't win. Some of your analysis is waaaaaaay off. I'm the "resident Black guy" here and I didn't vote for the President simply because he is Black ( incidentally, he's half Black). The chief reason I voted for Presudent Obama is because Governor Romney is waaaaay to divisive. Hell, he wrote off half the American public with his 47% comment. He doesn't believe in women's right to choose abortion; he's against same sex unions; he's anti immigration; he's largely for the wealthy (and unless I miss my guess, none of you complaining fall in that category). When you get right down to it, who is he for? A very slender minority (wealthy). I would argue many people voting against
the president did so on account of race. Never in the history of America has the office if president been so openly reviled. The demographics of America are changing and it's time people realize we're not living in the 1950's.
Slinger, first off, I know all
blacks didn't vote for him. My assessment isn't way off - I'd say it was spot on. All of my black friends admitted they voted for him because of race and most of them disagreed with his policy. In fact, one of the demographics I saw last night was that 97% of the blacks voted for him. Either way, you and I both know there is big bucks to be made in keeping the image as it is..........I'm anti illegal immigration (there is a difference) I'm anti same sex union. His 47% comment was taken out of context, but there is a very large portion of the country who want nothing but handouts, you and I both know that, from both parties.........believe me Slinger, I know what I'm talking about.
I'm not blind Slinger. I know this isn't the 50's.......I very well know........I also know he isn't pure black. Even Jesse Jackson was against him at first because Obama hadn't fought the fight in the streets, hadn't earned the blackness and what it truly means to JJ. But, then he figured there was money to be made in promoting Obama cause he was some black. I'm sure some did vote against him because he was black. Again, the money is in the struggle and keeping it alive....
What this country needs is someone who knows business, who knows how to create and breed business.......that isn't Obama. No one candidate will ever fit the mustard for all of us. As far as I see it Obama is polarizing, more so than Romney. Look at the closed door democratic meetings he had with the legislatures, right after he said his administration was an open book. Listen to the words and objectively look at the actions......you are wise to the ways of people and politics...so am I. I've had direct inside experience with Congress and it's activities.
We need someone who tells the truth, who actually reports accurate and inclusive numbers (ie. actual unemployment, actual types of jobs created and lost, etc....no one is doing that, certainly not Obama) Last I saw, it was people with money who invested it in our country's manufacturing and job market.......not the takers........we will see where this goes, we have to now......I'm all for our country's well-being, growth and upholding the Constitution. I don't see our President as being such.