Blacks Don’t Trust Bush and Republicans?

President Bush spoke with NAACP conventioneers for the first time since being selected as President. Bush acknowledges that “racism exists in America” and “pledged to improve that relationship and work with the NAACP’s new leader to achieve common goals.”

Bush goes on to say that “I consider it a tragedy that the party of Abraham Lincoln let go of its historical ties with the African-American community. For too long, my party wrote off the African-American vote, and many African-Americans wrote off the Republican Party.”

Blacks, just like everyone else, have a right to distrust Bush and the GOP.

Others expressed dismay that Bush did not offer more substantive remarks about issues such as education and the economy. The unemployment rate for blacks was 9 percent in June “” nearly twice the national jobless rate of 4.6 percent

According to AP-Ipsos polling conducted in June and July, 86 percent of blacks disapprove of the way Bush is handling his job, compared with 56 percent of whites who disapprove.

In conclusion to the polling data there are a few things the Bush administration has done to write off the black vote.

Patriot Act
The slow response to Hurricane Katrina
The Ongoing “War on Drugs”
Dismantling Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
The Unconstitutional Invasion of Iraq
Increasing the National Debt
The Over-hyped “War on Terror”

Blacks however should distrust Democrats as well for the same reasons I listed above. One can’t just blame Republicans in the whole mess; Democrats have to bolster their fair share of responsibility too! Either way, both parties want to keep blacks on the “plantation”.

Interesting enough there have been a some new articles on LewRockwell.com about black libertarians and how the libertarian movement is a natural fit for blacks.

posted by chrisbennett
  • Wes P

    Any chance to get articles like that into black publications?

  • R. E. Lee

    Did Bush take the opportunity to mention how raising minimum wages will tend to disfavor unskilled minority youth? Seems to me a perfect opportunity for a “Dutch Uncle” speech that might get at least a few of your audience thinking about getting off the old plantation.
    But then Bush sides with the Massa anyway, doesn’t he?

  • http://360.yahoo.com/pong_god Robert Mayer

    I seriously doubt that Bush even understands such economic principles as the harmful effects of minimum wage laws. And even if he did, he wouldn’t waste a good pandering opportunity in favor of an educational endeavor. Besides, what credibility does he have to educate anyone?

  • Mike G

    Patriot Act
    The slow response to Hurricane Katrina
    The Ongoing “War on Drugs”
    Dismantling Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
    The Unconstitutional Invasion of Iraq
    Increasing the National Debt
    The Over-hyped “War on Terror”

    Add “killed thousands of Americans and others on 9-11, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and elsewhere”.

    And we have all this because certain people elected and re-elected Bush on bullshit issues such as abortion, gay marriage, family values, and the like. Yeah like thats gonna keep a roof over your head and food on the table, not to mention keep liberty alive.

    After reading that list and my addition, it seems the GOP isnt pro-life and certainly not all about the family values and definitely not “about the kids”.

  • http://www.titaniumgirl.blogspot.com elle

    Blacks have been held down by the 2 major parties for too long. I think that as soon as they see other folks like yourself and Robert Wicks speaking the truth they will start to see that the 2 party system perpetuates rather than solves their social and financial problems.

    It’s starting to spill over, and the War on Drugs and Patriot Act affect everyone. This is something that can bring all races together to work towards a common goal.

  • http://www.mywaronpoverty.com Becky

    Fuck, I don’t trust that crew and I’m white…

    It’s a poor thing. Bushler wouldn’t understand.