Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Black Voter

Black leaders say that
Black conservatives are out of sync.
Most African-Americans,
reject Republicans after taking
a careful and sophisticated
view of candidates and issues.

Black voters are liberal-minded
opponents of conservative causes.
Less than a tenth vote for
Republicans in presidential elections.
They have a very positive view
of President Barack Obama.
Conservatives compare government programs
to latter day slavery,
trapping people in dependency.
A large black middle class—
like the middle class generally—
has fared poorly under Republican policies. 

Conservatives want to rip up
the social safety net.
The constitution calls for
promoting the general welfare.
Government helps those who slip—
The safety net is there for you.

©Catherine Giordano