White Voters Prefer White Candidates

Askia Muhammad | 5/23/2012, 4:19 p.m.

So the President - like all Democratic presidential candidates since 1972 - lost the "White vote" in 2008. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) carried the White vote by a margin of 55 percent to 43 percent over then Sen. Obama. An analysis in the Daily Kos has done the math. Gov. Romney will have to keep the President from winning more than 38 percent of the White vote in order for him to win.

So now it's all starting to make sense. Voter suppression efforts have gone from individual voting precincts to statewide legislative campaigns in at least 20 states where so-called Voter ID laws have been put into place. So now, Black people who were "American enough" to chop and pick cotton for generations, and to perform every other kind of undesirable task for little or no pay, are now all of a sudden ineligible to vote because they don't have some state issued driver's license or other ID card? Right!

And now, all of Gov. Romney's code-switching, dog-whistle, race-based campaign jingles, which resonate in the bosom of all true genetically-recessive White folks make sense. White voters get it all right. Those Black voters are only going to vote for President Obama because he's Black, and if we leave it to those Muslim-Communist, Black voters, they'll put Kenya-born Obama back into the White House, and he'll just ruin this country that was getting along just fine when White people were solidly in charge and Black people knew that their place was behind Whites, and they politely stayed there, thank you.