"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
Well the percentage of blacks who are receiving government help is extremely high compared to other groups and I think a third of black males have criminal records. When certain laws disproportionately help or hurt certain groups members of those groups tend to have higher or lower than favorable views of the laws. Its why many LEGAL hispanics are outraged with say the Arizona immigration laws: even though those laws don't apply to them, they see the laws as targeting people who are LIKE them
The Black people I speak to know that Pres. Obama is pro-life, yet supports a woman's right to choose to have an abortion if either her life or the life of her unborn child is threatened.
The Black people I speak to know that Pres. Obama believes in equal rights for all and as such supports gay rights and civil unions.
The Black people I speak to know where Pres. Obama stands on the social issues of the day and will vote for him because his interests are closely aligned with their own, and believe him to be the better choice in the upcoming presidential election, not because he is Black.
It is undoubtedly a factor, but not an important one nor one that decides how most black people vote
The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that things are not mended again. - Alan Paton
Bach is the beginning and end of all music - Max Reger
It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It's us. Only us - Rorschach
for instance if a candidate was pro-life or anti-equal rights that would bother me IF they had no plans to do anything about thier personal feelings and understood the laws and rights of america doesnt have to reflect their own.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT in a candidate.
on the other hand any candidate that campaigned on the plan to stop equal gay rights or abortion would never get my vote. Not because those are the most important issues but because in my opinion they dont understand america well at all.
another example of this is people bash Obama for his gun views but yet theres orgs out there that rate him very gun friendly for what he as actually done or not done.
he can say he doesnt like guns all he wants, doesnt bother me but if he would actually do something about then it does.
SO words and stance alone doesnt mean as much as plans and record