A black activist Chicago preacher has come out endorsing the Republican candidate for Illinois governor.


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Pigs fly! A black activist Chicago preacher has endorsed the Republican candidate for Illinois governor.

This is a very significant story. Prior to the 2012 election there had been hints in Chicago of a revolt by blacks against the Democratic Party, but on election day it didn’t happen. It now appears that the undercurrent of justified dissatisfaction is finally reaching the surface. And should it be true, that the blacks are beginning to consider voting for someone other than Democrat, then it will become impossible for Democrats in Illinois to win any elections. In fact, all that needs to happen is for them to lose about 20 to 30 percent of the black vote and they are toast as their support in most other demographics is so poor.

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  • Kelly Starks

    No doubt the Dem leaders will be furious at such disloyalty to their betters.

    Dems took for granted that Black voters were almost congenitally incapable of not voting democratic, regardless of how badly they were abused by Dem policies and actions. Its possible, though not certain, that this lone black activist Chicago preacher is the sign of a trend. If it is, Dems needing to actually respond to black voters will really force a lot of changes to the party. Though unlikely I think the democrats stubborn refusal to support black community issues/values/etc may finally have angered them enough to look at republicans, or much more likely to just not be interested in coming out to vote for the dems. Obamas support among the black community was down a lot last election (though R’s didn’t gain). Given how close US elections are a loss of 1-2 % of your base can doom you. Lose half of the 20%(?) of the dem base that’s black– stick a fork in you, your done.

  • Cotour

    Unrelated but a great commentary on the administration, this is my new favorite politician (if I were to allow myself one).

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/gop-rep-refuses-to-question-eric-holder-because-he-should-be-in-jail/

  • Kelly Starks

    Then charge him!!!!

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