Despite unemployment increasing from 8.8% to 10.8% in Philadelphia over the last four years, Philadelphians turned out in numbers even greater than 2008 to vote for Barack Obama.
From the AME Churches to black celebrities like Spike Lee, blacks minds have been polluted with the false propaganda that they are powerless on their own, and only the Democrat Party, led by a black President, can provide them the hope they need.
Of course, blacks are to ignore the fact that the Democrat's "War On Poverty" and the "Great Society" have been abject failures over the last 45+ years. They are also to ignore the fact that it has been Democrats who fought voting rights for blacks, turned fire hoses, billy clubs and dogs on them during the Civil Rights marches in the 60's, and that it was Democrats who were the authors of segregation and 'white's only' water fountains and lunch counters. Democrats created the "Jim Crow" laws. Yet, it is Republicans who get slandered and blamed by the Democrats and media for wanting to go back to "Jim Crow"! The KKK was a Democrat organization, yet it is the GOP who are tagged with the title by Democrats. The list goes on.
History has been rewritten or purged so that blacks growing up today are completely ignorant of the fct that it was President Dwight Eisenhower who originated and passed the first Civil Rights Act of 1957, which was the first civil rights legislation since reconstruction in the 1800's. They are ignorant of the fact that it was a majority of Republicans who helped pass the act, and that it was Democrats like Al Gore, Sr., and William Fullbright (Bill Clintons's mentor) who led the opposition to it.
Even President Lyndon Johnson, who signed the bill, did so not because he believed that blacks deserved equal rights, but as a political chess piece with which to manipulate blacks.
Johnson was famously racist, and opposed Eisenhower's Civil Rights legislation when he was still in the Senate, and was responsible for watering down the bill, which Eisenhower later signed.
Johnson is reported to have said upon signing the Civil Right's Act of 1964:
"I'll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years."
Some other "colorful" quotes from LBJ regarding black Americans were these:
"These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”
On appointing Thurgood Marshall, the first black Justice to the Supreme Court:
"Son, when I appoint a nigger to the court, I want everyone to know he's a nigger."
Even more recently, in 2008 Former President Bill Clinton is quoted as telling then-Senator Ted Kennedy:
"A few years ago, this guy (Obama) would be getting us coffee."
Other racist and anti-semitic quotes from Democrats: http://www.rightwingnews.com/quotes/quotes-from-democrats-on-race-anti-semitism/
Sadly, these are the people who have convince the vast majority of blacks in this country that they are looking out for their best interests. Even more appalling are the so-called black "leaders" who have literally sold their souls to the Democratic Party to perpetuate the lies, and to dangle the carrot in front of blacks, with promises that only with Democrats is equality and opportunity "right around the corner".
The really tragic thing is that opportunity is already available to them, and has been for nearly 50 years if they are willing to remove the Democrat blinders. Barack Obama should be an example of what anyone in this country can accomplish, and that anything is possible. Instead, he tells them that the "deck is stacked against you", and that only the government and a party that has conspired to keep them in economic shackles can give them the hand up that they desire.
The Republican's now have to figure out how to de-program 50+ years of lies and propaganda from a Party and its leaders who will keep not only blacks, but now the rest of us as well, in those same economic shackles for the next fifty.
Vote was astronomical for Obama in some Philadelphia wards
Miriam Hill, Jonathan Lai, and Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writers POSTED: Thursday, November 8, 2012, 3:01 AM
Some Philadelphia neighborhoods outdid themselves in Tuesday's presidential election. In a city where President Obama received more than 85 percent of the votes, in some places he received almost every one.
In 13 Philadelphia wards, Obama received 99 percent of the vote or more. Those wards, many with large African American populations, also swung heavily for Obama over John McCain in 2008. But the difficult economy seemed destined to dampen that enthusiasm four years later.