One very interesting poll came out yesterday. The new Rasmussen Poll.
Here is the eye-popper:
Among African-American voters, Obama dominates but Clinton attracts just 59% support
A Democrat, who, 6 months out, garners 59% of the most loyal base of the Democratic Party.
White 'Progressives' have been running around talking about ' unifying the party'. From this column at HuffingtonPost.com:
And, should Senator Clinton secure the nomination as the result of a floor fight at the convention (which her campaign admits is her only path to the nomination), that will only further promote the perception that this nomination is being stolen from America's first African American candidate with a real shot. If it goes that far, to the convention, there is only two months to repair the breach. A daunting task, indeed.
Everyone I've discussed this with who is white basically says the same thing -- wounds will heal, African Americans will come back.
This is in a word, DELUSIONAL.
You can take me at my word. Take Jim Clyburn at his word. Or, you can dismiss the chorus, growing across the Black Blogosphere, which is once again, being the canary in the mine on this issue.
I'll only state my own position:
I will not, under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, vote for Hillary Clinton.
There was, once upon a time, when I would have held my nose and considered it. That time has long since passed.
I will NEVER become a 'complicit accomplice' in her race-baiting tactics by giving her my vote.
For me, it's about any future Black politician with aspirations higher than a gerrymandered Congressional Seat.
If she is allowed to STEAL this nomination from Obama, based upon a foundation of Dogwhistle Racial Politics, then she will be giving the blueprint by which ANY future Black politician will be taken out.
I'm not having any parts of that under any circumstances.
IF I voted for her AFTER SHE STEALS IT, then I, and every other Black voter who votes for her, would be saying that Black folk belong PERMANENTLY IN THE BACK OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BUS.
I'm not having any parts of that either.
She is getting FIFTY-NINE PERCENT of the BASE of the Democratic Party.
And people actually are under the delusion that number would INCREASE AFTER SHE STEALS THE NOMINATION FROM OBAMA?
You must have lost your natural minds.