Washington Post journalist Vanessa Williams offered an analysis of why so many black men voted for the Republican candidate in the Georgia governor’s race instead of Stacey Abrams, a black candidate.
Suffice it to say, it didn’t go so well for Williams on social media.
After getting the prerequisite shaming of white female voters out of the way for not “helping a black woman,” Williams, who is African-American, targeted black men who voted for now Gov.-elect Brian Kemp.
What’s up with all those black men who voted for the Republican in the Georgia governor’s race? https://t.co/t82eQ9yxDv
— The Fix (@thefix) November 23, 2018
Not about to suggest that is could be Abrams hard-left politics, Williams said that black men “were not so much rejecting Abrams as embracing the conservative messages of rugged individualism and free-market economics.”
Egad — anything but rugged individualism and free-market economics!
More from Williams’ column:
“I think it boils down to — the conservative mantra of self-determination and economic empowerment resonates with men, period, but especially with a certain cohort of black men,” [Ted Johnson, a senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice] said. “Like the brothers that are hustling CD to the brothers that open barbershops, that entrepreneurial spirit is alive in the black community.”
He said those voters believe that the GOP talking point of “getting government out of the way and letting people determine their own economic path. That sounds good to black men, and it’s a mantra they can support rather than having the government say we’re gonna help you to be a man.”
Of course, Williams may want to follow her piece up with an analysis of why out of the roughly 650,000 black women who voted in Florida, 18 percent voted for Republican Ron DeSantis over black Democrat Andrew Gillum, who shares Abrams hard-left views.
This remarkable statistic being reported by the Wall Street Journal, which cited a CNN exit poll of 3,108 voters.
The reality may be in the #Blexit era that black voters aren’t crazy about socialism and are beginning to move beyond the identity politics that defines the Democratic Party and are voting based on issues that are important to them.
A horrifying prospect for liberals.
It also explains why Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens gets so much flak for being so outspoken about black Americans walking away from the Democratic Party.
The reactions online weren’t very complimentary of Williams, with a common them being to point out the racist nature of her inquiry.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
— ❌John Johnson – American Patriot?? (@Onelifetogive) November 24, 2018
Maybe they just realized Stacey Abrams is a moron and decided that her gender and skin color didn’t make up for the fact that she’s a #moron.
— ??#IAmTheNRA Rosenblum (@StevenRosenblum) November 23, 2018
You mean black men actually have the ability to think for themselves??? *clutches pearls* I’m shocked, SHOCKED!!!
— Christy Waters (@ThatChristyChic) November 23, 2018
They rejected the identity politics that Democrats like to run on in every election. For Kemp to get 11% of Black men vote is the reason Stacey Abrams isn’t Gov in Georgia.
They looked at the ISSUES that are important to them.
DeSantis won 14% of the Black vote in Florida. pic.twitter.com/tX1PrD7z8J
— D.Smith (@DSmith3_) November 23, 2018
“What’s up with all those white men who voted for Barack Obama?”
If you consider that a racist question, then it’s official …
— David Henry (@imau2fan) November 24, 2018
Do you think it’s possible….(wait, here me out here.)
Do you think it’s possible that black males *might* have had misgivings about her quasi-socialist views? Are African-Americans allowed to consider factors other than skin color on Election Day?
— Chuck Vipperman (@ChuckVipperman) November 23, 2018
Can’t you even see how RACIST this question is? Really? “Black people only vote for Democrats.” Come on!
— John Smith (@dutchboy125) November 23, 2018
— Joseph Clark (@masterdiver4) November 23, 2018
This is the left in full fledged panic mode. The slightest fraction of defection of POC from the Democrats to the GOP spells the end of the Democrat party as we know it. https://t.co/gR9X7qTpB4
— Scott Akos 🇺🇸 (@AkosScott) November 24, 2018
I don’t know, maybe they don’t want to be socialist. Maybe they want the chance to work for themselves and keep the money theyve earned. Maybe they don’t want to be forced to “believe” whatever the latest fad is. Just speculating… https://t.co/efwB68qoSK
— Colonel Cobwebs (@colcobwebs) November 24, 2018
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