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Reminder: Black Voters Aren’t Going To Go For Romney

I guess the Post has to do this kind of story, but anecdotal evidence that some area blacks won't support Barack Obama because of his newfound support for gay marriage is really useless. What would be useful is polling data, and I'd be shocked if Obama took even the slightest hit among black voters.

And let's be real here—there's no way D.C. or Maryland is going to Mitt Romney, and even Virginia is leaning a bit blue. Obama's approval rating among black voters is in the high 80s, Gallup reports.

Really, the only way black voters could hurt Obama is by staying home—but you can bet that Obama's get-out-the-vote plans are taking this into consideration. Relatedly, the D.C. NAACP is kicking of a local voter registration drive, the Informer reports, in an bid to register 5,000 minority voters. And of course, even if black turnout in the District plummeted, Obama would still almost definitely win the three electoral votes we've got.

Also worth noting: Back in 2008, when California's Prop 8 failed, the media was quick to blame black voters for torpedoing the marriage equality measure—even though we know now that was an exaggeration, to say the least.

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  1. #1

    It was specifically the Washington Post that initiated the mainstream media narrative of "blacks pass Prop 8", after bloggers like Dan Savage made an internet stink (if I recall correctly).

  2. #2

    LETS JUST HOPE THIS ISNT A PYRRHIC VICTORY JUST TO HEAR HIM SAY HE SUPPORTS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE WHEN HE HAS DONE MORE FOR THOSE THANGS TO PUT THEM IN THE MAINSTREAM THAN ANY OTHER POL EXCEPT FOR MAYBE REP FRANK.

    THIS IS TYPICAL OF HOMOSEXUALS TO MAKE A LOT OF UNNECESSARY NOISE TO HAVE THE SPOTLIGHT SHOWN ON THEIR FINGER SNAPPIN IN THE AIR BEGGIN FOR ATTENTION ASSES TO MAKE THEMSELVES SEEM RELEVANT.

    THIS STORY WILL GO AWAY IN ABOUT A WEEK AND FORGOTTEN ABOUT IN THE SAME TIME FRAME. THE SAD PART IN ALL OF THIS IS NOTHING WAS ACCOMPLISHED. THE MAJORITY OF STATES STILL RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGES AS BEING ILLEGAL AND EVERYTIME A CRIME IS COMMITTED AGAINST ONE OF THESE PEOPLE THE FIRST THING THEY ARE GOING TO SCREAM IS A HATE CRIME WAS COMMITTED BEFORE EVEN LOOKING AT THE EVIDENCE.

    THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE SQUEAKING WHEEL GETTING SOME OIL BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THAT SHIT IS VERY ANNOYING!

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