Why are African-American voters in lockstep with Democrats?
Dr. Oliver McGee sounds off
- Duration 3:49
- Date Sep 16, 2012
Dr. Oliver McGee sounds off
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Despite unemployment being at fourteen point 1% among African Americans -- recent Rasmussen poll shows 95%.
Of black voter support President Obama.
We'll just 3% are backing Mitt Romney our next guest says it's time for people to vote with their minds.
Instead of sticking to past loyalty to the Democratic Party.
Joining us is the author of jumping the -- how I became a black Republican.
In the ages.
Obama got Calvin -- -- -- -- DLU today.
Morning Peter Tucker and Alison how do we explain.
The numbers that we just heard.
Almost record unemployment in the African American community.
But a tremendous loyalty in the African American community to the Democratic Party and to President Obama.
There is a rich history and -- American community for looking at issues of affirmative action and civil rights.
When we look at Nixon.
He -- -- -- to draft the tenets of affirmative action for him and he was the president all the people.
Johnson was also the president of all the people and -- senator durst and to draft the tenets of civil rights.
And so that brought it in half full or for loyalty for the African American community and those two attendance policy.
What we're looking that it's we go into the age of Obama is an idea.
That idea of economic.
But unfortunately we're still waiting for -- -- the com.
And so therefore my -- -- for Donald it's saying hey let's look at that look more closely.
And start evaluating where are we looking at as we look at -- dependence.
Economic choice school choice things that will help us be able to -- the save and help the struggling economy.
So if I'm if I'm Mitt Romney I'm running against the first black president in American history but I want to win African American voters what's my pitch what -- -- -- -- -- work.
I think the Republican Party and Mitt Romney need to address.
How is the Republican platform.
Shrinking -- They're widening gap between -- and half -- it's.
The haves have.
At stake in looking at liberty and efficiency.
But they need to book a little bit further community and equality and being able to address some of the issues -- the have nots.
Where the black community is looking good for Democratic Party to be able to address those have not issues.
But at the same time they're looking to find out where are the hats on the left as well -- right.
As the Democratic Party or the White House that -- -- exploited racial differences or tensions.
In this country to their advantage in the African American community.
Some would say yes and some would say no.
Clearly in 2008 there -- -- an emotional bit far most emotional.
A stats in the country for hope and change.
And looking for I promise in the first black president.
Unites -- than Barack Obama.
But sometimes turning out campaigning to -- governments can't be rather.
Tricky to get into murky waters.
Oftentimes many in the -- -- and looking to.
Why did we reach so far for health care without looking at job creation.
Most are saying that if you don't have a job how can you buy health.
And more importantly if you don't have a job that creates a lot of stress and that couldn't -- there to -- your health.
So we could -- to -- challenge that the Obama administration is facing right now is jobs in the age of joblessness.
Yes that the -- thoughtful book and thank you for spending time with us today the book you -- you very much -- -- out -- -- -- attention first.