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Jeb Bush, Black People…And “Free Stuff”

27 Sep

Jeb went full Romney in his recent “outreach” to black voters. He promises that he will buy their votes with more than just “free stuff”…

Jeb Bush Says He’ll Offer Black Voters More Than Just ‘Free Stuff’

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said “free stuff” won’t be part of his plan to appeal to black voters, echoing comments Mitt Romney made during the 2012 presidential election.

As The Washington Post first reported, Bush was asked at a Republican dinner on Thursday in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, how he plans to reach out to black voters.

“We have African Americans in our leadership team, I have met with African American ministers and focused on this not just in South Carolina but across the country,” Bush, a former Florida governor, replied. “Latino voters, the same thing.”

Bush noted Republicans’ historic failure to win over black Americans — according to 2012 exit poll data, just 6 percent of black voters sided with Romney in the 2012 general election. But if Republicans made an effort to just double that number in 2016, Bush argued, the party could win critical swing states.

“Our message is one of hope and aspiration,” Bush said. “It isn’t one of division and get in line and we’ll take care of you with free stuff. Our message is one that is uplifting — that says you can achieve earned success. We’re on your side.”

A Bush spokesperson didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

Bush’s remarks raised the memory of comments Romney made in response to getting booed at an NAACP event in 2012 after vowing to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“I want people to know what I stand for and if I don’t stand for what they want, go vote for someone else, that’s just fine,” Romney said at a fundraiser later that day. “But I hope people understand this, your friends who like Obamacare, you remind them of this, if they want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy –more free stuff. But don’t forget nothing is really free.”

Months later, after losing the election to President Barack Obama, Romney claimed he lost because his Democratic rival offered “gifts” to black, Hispanic and young voters.

“The president’s campaign focused on giving targeted groups a big gift — so he made a big effort on small things,” Romney told donors on a conference call shortly after the election. “Those small things, by the way, add up to trillions of dollars.”

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2015 in Stupid Republican Tricks, The New Jim Crow

 

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23 responses to “Jeb Bush, Black People…And “Free Stuff”

  1. Ask Cara

    September 27, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Lord help us if a republican wins. They are so out of touch with reality.

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    • btx3

      September 27, 2015 at 10:47 AM

      I think the Repubs will maintain control of the House, because of extensive Gerrymandering of Congressional Districts in their favor.

      However keeping a majority in the Senate is a long shot, and gaining the Presidency, due to the Looney-Tunes Cartoon show in their Primary, means they lose the Presidency…Again.

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    • roderick2012

      September 27, 2015 at 11:08 AM

      You ain’t never lied.

      I work for Uncle Sam and the number of Republicans who work for the Feds is unbelievable but a lot of them are military veterans even though Democratic presidents treat veterans better than Republicans .

      But it’s always about keeping black people down even if they have to suffer.

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  2. black guidance

    September 30, 2015 at 12:45 AM

    Why are black people democrats?

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    • btx3

      September 30, 2015 at 8:01 AM

      Think if you read some of my site, you will get a pretty good idea.

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      • black guidance

        September 30, 2015 at 7:46 PM

        Interesting. Two of the worst presidents regarding the interests of black people were democratic. But carry on.

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      • btx3

        September 30, 2015 at 11:56 PM

        And which would those be and by what measure?

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      • black guidance

        September 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM

        LBJ and Woodrow Wilson. Wilson with Jim Crow laws, and LBJ with the mishandling of integration.

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      • btx3

        October 1, 2015 at 8:37 AM

        Spot on with Wilson.

        And how exactly did LBJ “mishandle” integration?

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      • black guidance

        October 1, 2015 at 12:37 PM

        We’re probably not gonna agree on this, and that’s ok. I think LBJ let us box ourselves into a corner with integration. Some of the blame falls on Civil Rights leaders as well. Rather than us being truly “integrated”, we were rather desegregated. Similar actions, but totally different outcomes over time. Now if Civil Rights leaders had focused on making us equal in the eyes of white folks, integration would’ve naturally happened on it’s own. Why separate yourself from someone you feel equal to? Instead, we blacks wanted to be included with the whites. We wanted to eat in their restaurants, go to their schools, shop in their stores. I think if we could’ve have more Greenwoods (Tulsa, OK) then we would’ve demanded more respect. I don’t want to drag this comment out so I’ll stop here.

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      • btx3

        October 1, 2015 at 4:07 PM

        You obviously aren’t old enough to remember segregation, and haven’t done much study on what actually happened.

        Integration would not have happened “naturally on its own”.

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      • black guidance

        October 1, 2015 at 5:45 PM

        I’m not sure how you concluded I haven’t done studies on segregation, but ok. My grandma is 90+ years old and lives in Huntsville, AL as we speak. I’ve read many things and heard many stories about segregation I found that second video interesting, because Mr. Lowery stated that his father owned a candy shop, and his uncle owned a barbershop. What happened to this? After segregation, the white man’s ice was colder. Black folks weren’t forced to have their own facilities, so they didn’t want them anymore after integration. They were satisfied doing what the whites did.

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      • btx3

        October 1, 2015 at 4:15 PM

        The worst President in history is George W. Bush. Not to say that Bush, like Wilson is/was a racist. His homeownership plan removed more wealth from the black community than at any time since slavery.

        http://www.peri.umass.edu/681/

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      • black guidance

        October 1, 2015 at 6:53 PM

        Was that intentionally done to harm the interest of black folks? Bush wasn’t known for making good decisions during his term (which resulted in the entire country suffering, not just blacks). Not to mention that Obama controlled both houses when he got into office, so all the changes could’ve been executed.

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      • btx3

        October 1, 2015 at 10:37 PM

        No – Bush Jr was many bad things – but not a bigot.

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      • black guidance

        October 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM

        Ironically, everyone seems to forget that Lincoln was a republican.

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      • btx3

        October 1, 2015 at 8:38 AM

        Just not the type of Republican we have today.

        The parties have switched sides post “Southern Strategy” by Nixon.

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      • black guidance

        October 1, 2015 at 12:42 PM

        You see, you have the insight to look at both parties and make a decision from there. But I think a lot of black folks just blindly vote democrat without researching things for themselves. Ask the average black what left wing/right wing means, and they can’t tell you. That’s a problem.

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      • btx3

        October 1, 2015 at 4:10 PM

        My site is full of statistical and empirical information as to why voting Republican is bad…Not only for black folks, but for poor whites.

        Ask the average white, why they are still poor, and voting Republican against their best interests – in a country that has historically provided huge benefits to whites…

        And they can’t (or won’t) tell you.

        Voter ignorance isn’t just a black malady.

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      • black guidance

        October 1, 2015 at 6:58 PM

        The democrats know that they automatically have the black vote, not matter what. Black folks don’t approach republicans with their issues. If you paid two people to work, one 10 dollars and the other 90, and neither one of them did the work, who would you be more upset with? Translate that into votes, and there you go. Black folks barely support the GOP, but when someone in the GOP gets elected, they still expect the same things done when they didn’t support the GOP candidate at all.

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      • btx3

        October 2, 2015 at 8:23 AM

        Why exactly would black folks need to approach the GOP? We are not the ones who need their votes.

        And if someone is elected, they support their District or State…All of it, from the 90 year old ladies on Medicaid to the 3 year olds in Kindergarten.

        If the Republicans don’t believe that – then they don’t deserve to be in Congress, or any other elected office.

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      • black guidance

        October 2, 2015 at 9:43 AM

        I understand you…but I’m sure you understand me too. We reap what we sow, basically.

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