I can’t add much to this, so I’ll just quote a few segments of La Shawn Barber’s well-written piece on why black people don’t care that the GOP is a civil rights party.
I’m only one black American among millions, and I’m no authority on black people, nor do I speak for black people.
But I can provide insight.
Knowing history is important, obviously, and all this makes for good reading. But I need to break it you: blacks who vote for Democrats do not care about this history. The only bit of history they care about is the one that provides excuses and finger-pointing opportunities: ancestors in bondage, great-grandparents and grandparents struggling to gain first class citizenship in this country, etc. They don’t care who did what to or for whom in the past. All they care about is who’s offering them the most goodies today.
Democrats know they’ve got an eternal lock on 90 percent of the “black vote.” All they have to do is continue to promise black Americans bigger and better government programs and government handouts (so-called affirmative action, set-aside contracts, and other entitlements qualify as handouts to me), and encourage them to blame third parties for their troubles. (And I’m talking about blacks as a group here.) No grand theories. … (federal government as savior, for example), it is that simple.
Now that the Democrat party has a black candidate, it’s easy to see where the “Messiah” title for Obama comes from.