Latent Racism in South Carolina?

The Democratic primary in South Carolina showed that approximately four out of five black Democrats voted for Obama.  Given the fact that he has almost no legislative record to go by, is it possible that black people voted based on the color of the skin not on the content of the character.  National polls show Hillary around ten points over Obama.  So it would seem that black Democrats depart from the national Democratic ideology when enticed to do so by race.

The analysis is more complex though.  Iowa, a state with a very small black population voted for Obama.  It is likely that there is a preference among the black electorate for a black candidate so long as he is a) a liberal Democrat, and b) has a shot at actually winning.  That would explain why conservative black candidates such as Alan Keys, or second tier liberal candidates such as Jessee Jackson have never been able to gather the black vote like Obama seems to have done.

Some may argue, well, Romney gets the Mormon vote.  This argument is flawed for two reasons.  The first is that religion is to a certain extent a personal choice and a reflection of your character, race is not.  The second is related to the first, and that is that Mormons, because of their religious belief tend to be semi-conservative Republicans, and would thus gravitate towards Romney, just as all other semi-conservative Republicans are doing.

I will be very surprised if black liberals are able to get over their own form of racial discrimination or racial preference and vote for Billary, the first androgynous black presidential nominee.   In the end it shouldn’t matter, and Billary will be the the Democratic nominee, and black Americans will have made themselves as irrelevant as pro-life Americans.


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