According to the 2017 Power of the Sister Vote poll, conducted by the Black Women’s Roundtable, the Democratic Party has experienced an 11 percent drop in support from Black women.
The Black Women’s Roundtable, is an intergenerational public policy network, that works in partnership with Essence magazine.
The poll results were revealed Wednesday during the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
Democrats are losing their most loyal voters: black women. Older black women in particular constitute the party’s electoral base.
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In the 2016 survey, Black women overwhelmingly (85%) felt the Democratic Party best represented their interest.” That number fell to 74 percent this year.
The brilliant Avis Jones-DeWeever made it clear that 53 years after Mississippi freedom fighter Fannie Lou Hamer cried the words, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired,” more black women in the United States are ready to take on the white savior of political parties: the Democrats.
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat in the Congressional Black Caucus, addressed the news after the poll’s release at the Washington Convention Center. “I respect independents. I understand independents,” she told the crowd, arguing that her party needs to do more to communicate its values. “I’ve never said I’m in the Democratic Party because I like to party,” she said. “I’m in there because of values.”
Speaking to reporters, Jackson Lee attributed the decline in support to younger voters. “Every generation has a different way of looking at life,” she said. Today’s young people came of age under President Barack Obama when “all was well,” so now the Democratic Party needs to “talk values” particularly to younger black women.
So Lee blames it on the kids and the message. That doesn’t fly! The liberal complex has had the bully pulpits in their control for decades. Specifically the schools. They had the media for decades, until social media balanced the power. And they still have a lot of that control.
No, Lee, like always, the Democrat party hijacks specific groups, uses them, and does nothing for them.
Instead of encouraging Black America to jump their hurdles, you have led them to cry in front of them, blame everyone else, and demand free stuff!
We have already been seeing this change this year. I believe we will see this change predominantly in the upcoming Alabama Senate special election between Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.
For Democrat Doug Jones to win Alabama’s special Senate election next week, he will need overwhelming support from African-American voters, the core Democratic constituency in the deeply conservative state. A decade ago, Jones could have relied on a number of black political organizations to mobilize African-American voters. But these once-powerful groups have declined as the state has voted more and more Republican, and now they may be unable to push Jones over the finish line.
Africa- Americans are key to any Democrat’s success in Alabama, where party identification breaks down along racial lines. They make up 27 percent of Alabama’s population but a far larger share of the state’s Democratic voters.
Black-voter participation has increased over the past three elections cycles since 2000. That is, until Hillary Clinton led the ticket. Then it declined.
During the campaign, Hilary Clinton attacked Donald Trump for highlighting troubles in our urban areas.
Why didn’t she just agree with Trump that there were problems that needed to be addressed? That would have conveyed to the black community: I hear you. I’m here to help.
Instead, Hillary blamed everyone and everything but herself for her loss. This mistake alone cost her the election, and the Democrat party votes.
Last year, The New York Times published a report by Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher indicating the party was on thin ice with some young black voters in the battleground states of Ohio and Florida. The report, which surveyed voters who had supported President Obama, quoted a black college-educated woman in Ohio, who told researchers:
“What am I supposed to do if I don’t like him and I don’t trust her? Choose between being shot and being stabbed. No way!” A non-college-educated black man argued Clinton “was part of the whole problem that started sending blacks to jail,” referring to the decision by her husband, Bill Clinton, to sign the 1994 crime bill.
I really think the door has been cracked and we are about to see some fireworks.
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