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ELECTION: How can black Americans still support Obama?

Letter by C.M. Sherrill, Puyallup on Oct. 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm | No Comments »
October 29, 2012 1:37 pm

Re: “Intolerance to black Romneyites” (letter, 10-24).

It was no surprise to me that some 96 percent of black Americans voted for Barack Obama in 2008. I do believe if Obama had the credentials, experience and background of a statesman, and was truly transparent and honest about his upbringing, education, friends and religion, I would have voted for him, too. Obama was not this candidate. Too much was unknown about him.

Today, the unemployment among young black people is 50 percent, yet they will vote for him because of his skin color (remember he is also half white). Many black families have gone from middle to low incomes during Obama’s term and yet believe he will fix that in the next four years?

Just when racial tension in this country was getting so much better than the 1960s, along comes Obama. If you oppose him, you are a racist. No, I oppose him because he is an awful, deceitful president.

Romney voters want this country to be free, with no socialistic regulations, no dependency on the government, no big government, no security cover-ups and no corruption within the administration. They want a president who stays in the Oval Office, confers with his cabinet members, meets with Congress, works on a budget, keeps debt down, is proud of America and tells the American people the truth.

Educate yourself. Obama dictates the media; find other sources about him before you vote.

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