Why Republicans don’t get the “Black Vote”

Obviously there are black Republicans but overall most in the African-American community vote Democrat.  Why is that? The last time I checked, most African-Americans disagree with Gay Marriage or Abortion according to most polls that is.  That’s funny because that’s what the Republicans stand for.  What about religious rights?  A majority (not all) in the black community believe in Christianity and everyone else is going to hell… so does the Republican agenda.

I was curious as to why the word Republican is a bad word in our community.  How is it that a party could represent a number of the same beliefs as a major demographic yet never get close to half the votes from this segment of the society? ….

It’s the language.  Democrats are seen as the party for the people and Republicans are seen as the party of old rich white men.  The problem with Republican Party is that they haven’t learned how to speak the language and no I don’t mean the lyrics to a hip hop song.  I mean they haven’t conveyed a message of care to the black community.   This is not to say that Republicans don’t care or even that its their job to, but that’s the point, people don’t respond to how things are, they respond more to how they appear to be.  Honestly, the biggest difference between most races, genders, parties or religions is… the language and language is communication and communication is behavior.   You can’t effectively spread your message until you learn the language of those with whom you’re communicating it to.  How else could you ever explain yourself?

It’s  funny how everything that happens on a microscopic scale happens on the macroscopic scale also.   What happens between political parties happens in our

personal relationships too.  We’re just little dots that make up a big picture or fractal geometric.  When these two parties were formed I can’t believe that it was based on how to best destroy a country. I’m sure the exact opposite was true, how can we make this the best country ever?  However, something gets in the way of that common goal and you already know by now what that is… Physicals vs Emotionals, Left brain vs. Right brain communication or lack thereof.  One cares about things and the other cares about feelings.  They believe the other to be sent from hell and work to eliminate this god awful threat to humanity.  Only to now become surrounded by like minds that compete for the same position.

Left or right brain, Physical or Emotional, Type A or B, Democrat or Republican, Wall Street or Main Street, it’s all opposing energy expressing itself as behavior.  One is not good and the other bad, one is not righteous and the other evil; they’re just opposites.  Right now our country is divided negatively because we choose sides to go to war instead of creating an opportunity to learn from the other.  Can you imagine where any country could be if they solved this riddle of the opposites?  What if the entire world got it?  I know that was too far.

So, to the Republican party, if you’d like to get more of the “black vote” you have to change your language, communication…behavior.  You have to communicate your message in a way that is received as caring about the people and not as pity or sympathy.  How would you do that?  Go ask!

A man who knows it all lacks heart and the man who feels it all lives in confusion but the man who knows and feels equally knows prosperity.

 

– Dehypnotize

 

 

11 responses to “Why Republicans don’t get the “Black Vote”

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I think you’re really on to something here. And I thoroughly agree neither party was founded to destroy us as a country. Hope it doesn’t take a catastrophe for people to band together.

  2. Knowing a lot of Republicans, there is something else here that you didn’t mention. Unfortunately, the truth is a lot of older people in the party are racist. Yes, I mean they just hate anyone with black skin. My brother and I were just talking about this this week. Our Dad is in his 80s and a typical Tea Party member. My brother told how he hates the president JUST BECAUSE he is black, and that our mother (now dead) thought the same way. I think it will be a long time before the current Republican party will really be looking for, or courting, the Black vote. I think that generation of people has to die off. Of course, there are racists of every age, but the percentage of racist white people under 60 is much smaller than in the generation over 60/70. As long as there are those extreme elements in the party, it’s more or less “the Old Boy’s Club,” and the women who support “the Old Boy’s Club.”

    • Hey Lynne, thank you so much for dropping by and for your very candid comment. It is unfortunate that there are still those who refuse to grow. Even after seeing the results of such mind sets they stubornly hold on to their beliefs. This if anything should show us the power of suggestion… the true culprit in all of this. Thanks again for your honesty and position.

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