October 26, 2004

Parker: Why there's increased black support of Bush

A weekend NY Times poll has shown that black support for President Bush, as we go into the final week of the campaign, is up to a whopping 17 percent nationally. I've said repeatedly that ANY increase in black support for the President -- regardless of the overall outcome -- is certainly a victory in terms of black political outreach.

Star Parker takes a look at WHY that increase is happening in her new column.

The black community is by and large a religious community. When surveyed, blacks respond at higher rates than whites that religion plays a "very important" role in their life.

Gay marriage, and claims equating the gay movement to the civil rights movement, has been a wake-up call. Black pastors and their congregants are waking up to the fact that the liberal agenda that they have been supporting all these years does not liberate but denigrates, dehumanizes, and enslaves. They are beginning to see the liberal agenda, the welfare state agenda, as a moral problem, undermining the dignity and responsibility that makes men and women free.

The substance of Kerry's remarks was as revealing as his behavior. Kerry knows zero about Mary Cheney's personal struggles. However, he used her to claim that there is no choice in homosexual behavior. So, in one swoop Kerry threw thousands of years of religious tradition and teaching into the garbage. We're all victims now. And, of course, from a black perspective, John Kerry will argue that an individual's sexual behavior is as pre-determined as his or her race. So, indeed sexual behavior should fall into the realm of civil rights.

Blacks are picking up on all this. This is what these new polling results are telling us. View this as a trend.

Kerry's pandering to black congregations in swing states, while looking good on camera, is starting to backfire, based on these numbers.

Posted by mhking at October 26, 2004 08:02 AM
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