WaPo reporter asks what’s up with all those black men thinking for themselves in Alabama?

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.

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:


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