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What If Mitt Romney Wins?

October 18, 2012 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) With the presidential election right around the corner and most of the pundits saying the race is Obama’s to lose, I have begun to ponder the possibility that Mitt Romney might win and the impact that would have on the Black community.

Mitt Romney has been polling around zero percent of the Black vote. We all know that the usual Black liberal groups have sold out to Obama years ago – Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, Urban League, etc.

Mitt Romney, like Bush in 2000, will owe absolutely nothing to Blacks should he win the election. But, unlike Bush, I have no allusions that Mitt Romney will surround himself with the number of Blacks that Bush did. Mitt Romney will  feel compelled to make some token hires, but not much beyond that.

This will lead to the above-named liberals to complain that Romney is ignoring Blacks and not being inclusive. But these same groups have yet to raise their voices to criticize Obama on the same issue. Bush had more Blacks in his administration than Obama or Bill Clinton. How’s that for a White supposed racist Republican?

So, how can they, credibly, hold Mitt Romney to a standard that they refused to hold Obama to?

Let’s assume that Mitt Romney agrees to meet with these liberals and they make their typical left-wing demands: higher minimum wage, amnesty for illegals, homosexual rights, input on hiring decisions, etc. If the current incarnation of Romney shows up, he will not agree to their demands.

So, how will they respond if Mitt Romney says to them, “Why should I do these things when Obama didn’t do them for you? Congressman Cleaver, will you promise not to march on the White House during my administration like you did for Obama? Mr. Jealous, if I don’t address your annual conference, like Obama, will you give me a pass because my schedule is supposedly full? Members of the CBC, if I tell you to stop complaining like Obama did, will you label me a racist, even though you didn’t call Obama a racist?”

If the first Black president ignores the Black community, how can we then make demands on the next White president, regardless of party? This is why having Blacks put all their votes in one party is so dangerous. We have absolutely no leverage if Romney wins the White House.

What’s amazing about the groups that claim to represent all Blacks is they all claim to be non-partisan. If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.

On election night, should Romney win, he will say all the right things about wanting to be president for all of America, even those who did not vote for him.

But, in raw political terms, why should Romney engage with these liberals? They don’t represent the Black mainstream. They have been bought and paid for by the Democratic Party and the likes of George Soros.

To the Black community, you must become more politically sophisticated and not continue to allow you and the community to be ignored and taken for granted. To Republicans, get rid of your silly notion of a color-blind society. If you can’t see the changing demographics of this country, then you are truly color blind – blind to people of color. 

Staff Writer; Raynard Jackson

Mr. Jackson is also founder of a political and industrial consultant firm which is based in Washington, DC; Raynard Jackson & Associates.

 


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7 Responses to “What If Mitt Romney Wins?”
  1. E Shaffer says:

    I cannot believe that this is even being discussed. The is in fact more reverse discrimination in this country than there is any other discrimination. I am veru apposed to homosexuality, and yet I am discriminated against because of my beliefs. I am not able to teach my children that this is not only wrong, but God apposes the homosexual life style. Minorities need to get off their soapbox and realize that they are not being discriminated against, and move on. Mitt Romney is a good, God fearing man, it is Barrack Obamer that is the racist and is dangerous to not only America but the rest of the world as well.

  2. Most of the comments below are right on, but before we give up the crumbs of the Democrats, to get nothing from the Republicans, the Black community needs to come together in order to build a real power base. That means building a strong economic base. Until we do this, we won’t have real power to change anything worthwhile in our community. The sad fact is, in politics and everything else, money talks and the rest means nothing. How can you change anything when you control nothing and have to rely on the same people who enslaved us for everything?

    Black Unity means financial independence and happiness

  3. Victoria says:

    I am a white female, and I am also scared that the fact that Romney could very much win. Many don’t realize how much of their daily lives could be affected by this and how we could essentially go back generations rather than move forward as a country! Republicans are an openly racist, sexist, and ethnocentric group that are stopping the growth of our nation positively. We cannot afford 4 years of Romney. Not only will the rest of the world stop taking the United States seriously, but the United States will fall into a demise so dreadful that I don’t know what will be needed to get out of it.

  4. Deeann D. Mathews says:

    What if he does? If we are still under the illusion that a president — any president — can solve the gigantic problems Black people have to face without us throwing our full weight behind solving them, then the election of Mitt Romney may well be a good thing. He will certainly shatter the illusion!

  5. Anthony Rowe says:

    I don’t see white people or black people, I see people who pull their weight or people who don’t. you have special needs, thats your problem.

  6. Will says:

    Although I may not agree with everything in this article, I do think it is important to get the black community thinking about voting patterns. Why would the Republicans offer the black community anything if they know that we won’t vote for them no matter what? And why would the Democrats take the black community seriously if they know we will vote for them no matter what? Voting is like the consumer relationship to a business, but with politics. If you’re not getting the results you want as a customer, you can threaten the business by always taking your money somewhere else- this should be applied to voting with all ethnic groups, genders, religions, etc.

    The Republicans are beginning to see that the Black community can have an affect and swing votes- they learned that from the election in 2008… why do you think Mitt Romney showed up at the NAACP conference? To show off his good looks? Early on no one really expected Obama to win, but the youth and the black community helped substantially in electing him… the black community should learn to use that to it’s advantage and vote as independent individuals- not as a voting block or base… so that politicians are fighting for your vote.

  7. Jason says:

    I think you have missed the context of Obama’s term in office. He has been called everything under the sun to limit his mobility to help blacks. over the last 3.5 years if he had ushed for policies that helped blacks then he would have lost re-election before it happened. If he had pushed for more black leaders he would be labelled an affirmitive action President.
    He is in a no win situation as far as the African American is concerned.

    I have clients who are black whom I have done business with over the phone for many years. Once they find out I am black they know that using my services as a vendor would be looked at as racial favouritism in there offices. Their career growth becomes at risk . Sad but true. Obama is in the same boat!!

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