Democrats Continue to Prove that It's All about Vote-Buying

Here's something I'll wager that we don't hear about from Al Sharpton, or Jesse Jackson, or Sheila Jackson Lee, or Jeremiah Wright, or Barack Hussein Obama, or the NAACP, or any Democrat for that matter.  Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ), a Democrat and civil rights icon, speaking while aboard Air Force One about his "Great Society" to two sympathetic governors, said, "I'll have them niggers voting Democratic for the next two hundred years."

LBJ also said (emphasis mine):

These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness.  Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.

I know that LBJ's language was/is offensive, but hey -- LBJ was an offensive guy!

Civil rights, indeed!  LBJ had only one purpose in mind, was doing nothing more than out-and-out vote buying.  And what's worse is that blacks (and liberal whites) bought it.

Of black Americans, 44 percent consider themselves to have a moderate political viewpoint, and only 28 percent consider themselves liberals.  It was, along with LBJ's efforts, the association of civil rights legislation with John F. Kennedy (JFK) and LBJ that solidified black loyalty to the Democrat Party.  JFK proposed and LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  No Republican presidential candidate has gotten more than 15 percent of the black vote since.

So what has black voting loyalty yielded?  For perspective, consider this: the National Urban League released its annual State of Black America report on April 10, 2013, and concluded that equality between black and white Americans hasn't improved much since 1963, considered to be the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

It's interesting to note that, even though blacks voted in record numbers for Obama, a Democrat, in 2008 and 2012, the black poverty rate in 2009 was 25.8 percent, while the black poverty rate in 2013 is above 27 percent.  And in 2009, the black unemployment rate was 12.7 percent, but in 2013, it is 13.7 percent.  (Though they gave a mighty effort, the BLS could not get that percentage down.)  Obama, while vote-buying, promised to reduce both rates.  Further, the black homeownership rate in 2009 was 46.1 percent, and in 2013, it is 42.9 percent (see table 7).

Blacks refuse to leave the "Democrat Plantation."  The Democrat party seeks to enslave blacks by providing just enough entitlements to make them increasingly dependent upon the government.  They are then indebted to Democrats and subsequently vote for them (Democrats) to make sure that they (blacks) don't lose the minimal entitlements that they receive.

That's what LBJ was talking about.  History has proven that Democrats provide only enough entitlements to buy votes.  Yet still blacks vote overwhelmingly Democrat.

And speaking of the plantation, here is what Harry Belafonte had to say: "In the days of slavery, there were those slaves who lived on the plantation and [there] were those slaves that lived in the house.  You got the privilege of living in the house if you served the master exactly the way the master intended to have you serve him."  I am certain that Belafonte didn't mean to, but he well summarizes what Democrats thought/think of blacks in LBJ's time and today.

Was LBJ correct?  He made his "voting Democratic" comment in 1965, so we have about 150 more years to see.  He has been correct so far, as the following suggests:

Year

% Black Vote for Democrats for President

1968

85

1972

87

1976

85

1980

86

1984

89

1988

88

1992

82*

1996

84*

2000

90

2004

88

2008

95

2012

93


* There was a third-party candidate in 1992 and 1996.

So where are the MSM and Sharpton, et al. on this?  All of the above was found on the internet in about an hour, and I'm not even a journalist.  So much for journalistic research.  I can only surmise that buying votes is much easier and more profitable than research and publicizing historical truth.  Plus research would show that the vote-buyers provide, as LBJ said, "a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference."

As Larry Elder says, "[k]eeping blacks ignorant of history remains crucial to ... the monolithic Democratic black vote."

Dr. Warren Beatty (not the liberal actor) earned a Ph.D. in quantitative management and statistics from Florida State University.  He was a (very conservative) professor of quantitative management specializing in using statistics to assist/support decision-making.  He has been a consultant to many small businesses and is now retired.  Dr. Beatty is a veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 22 years.  He blogs at rwno.limewebs.com.

Here's something I'll wager that we don't hear about from Al Sharpton, or Jesse Jackson, or Sheila Jackson Lee, or Jeremiah Wright, or Barack Hussein Obama, or the NAACP, or any Democrat for that matter.  Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ), a Democrat and civil rights icon, speaking while aboard Air Force One about his "Great Society" to two sympathetic governors, said, "I'll have them niggers voting Democratic for the next two hundred years."

LBJ also said (emphasis mine):

These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness.  Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.

I know that LBJ's language was/is offensive, but hey -- LBJ was an offensive guy!

Civil rights, indeed!  LBJ had only one purpose in mind, was doing nothing more than out-and-out vote buying.  And what's worse is that blacks (and liberal whites) bought it.

Of black Americans, 44 percent consider themselves to have a moderate political viewpoint, and only 28 percent consider themselves liberals.  It was, along with LBJ's efforts, the association of civil rights legislation with John F. Kennedy (JFK) and LBJ that solidified black loyalty to the Democrat Party.  JFK proposed and LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  No Republican presidential candidate has gotten more than 15 percent of the black vote since.

So what has black voting loyalty yielded?  For perspective, consider this: the National Urban League released its annual State of Black America report on April 10, 2013, and concluded that equality between black and white Americans hasn't improved much since 1963, considered to be the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

It's interesting to note that, even though blacks voted in record numbers for Obama, a Democrat, in 2008 and 2012, the black poverty rate in 2009 was 25.8 percent, while the black poverty rate in 2013 is above 27 percent.  And in 2009, the black unemployment rate was 12.7 percent, but in 2013, it is 13.7 percent.  (Though they gave a mighty effort, the BLS could not get that percentage down.)  Obama, while vote-buying, promised to reduce both rates.  Further, the black homeownership rate in 2009 was 46.1 percent, and in 2013, it is 42.9 percent (see table 7).

Blacks refuse to leave the "Democrat Plantation."  The Democrat party seeks to enslave blacks by providing just enough entitlements to make them increasingly dependent upon the government.  They are then indebted to Democrats and subsequently vote for them (Democrats) to make sure that they (blacks) don't lose the minimal entitlements that they receive.

That's what LBJ was talking about.  History has proven that Democrats provide only enough entitlements to buy votes.  Yet still blacks vote overwhelmingly Democrat.

And speaking of the plantation, here is what Harry Belafonte had to say: "In the days of slavery, there were those slaves who lived on the plantation and [there] were those slaves that lived in the house.  You got the privilege of living in the house if you served the master exactly the way the master intended to have you serve him."  I am certain that Belafonte didn't mean to, but he well summarizes what Democrats thought/think of blacks in LBJ's time and today.

Was LBJ correct?  He made his "voting Democratic" comment in 1965, so we have about 150 more years to see.  He has been correct so far, as the following suggests:

Year

% Black Vote for Democrats for President

1968

85

1972

87

1976

85

1980

86

1984

89

1988

88

1992

82*

1996

84*

2000

90

2004

88

2008

95

2012

93


* There was a third-party candidate in 1992 and 1996.

So where are the MSM and Sharpton, et al. on this?  All of the above was found on the internet in about an hour, and I'm not even a journalist.  So much for journalistic research.  I can only surmise that buying votes is much easier and more profitable than research and publicizing historical truth.  Plus research would show that the vote-buyers provide, as LBJ said, "a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference."

As Larry Elder says, "[k]eeping blacks ignorant of history remains crucial to ... the monolithic Democratic black vote."

Dr. Warren Beatty (not the liberal actor) earned a Ph.D. in quantitative management and statistics from Florida State University.  He was a (very conservative) professor of quantitative management specializing in using statistics to assist/support decision-making.  He has been a consultant to many small businesses and is now retired.  Dr. Beatty is a veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 22 years.  He blogs at rwno.limewebs.com.

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