this is most likely one question looming in the minds of floridians including kendrick meeks, florida’s democratic candidate for senate and the first african-american to run for the senate from florida.
this is somewhat of an historical election. the democratic candidates from south carolina and florida are both black. this is the first sense reconstruction? or is it? everything in the south, when it comes to politics, seems to be the first since reconstruction.
the drudge report, courtesy of a headline from the wall street journal, has asked meeks to drop out of the race, which would pave the way for christ to overtake marco rubio which would help democrats keep latinos in the corner. marco rubio, the son of cuban immigrants looks to be the first latino senator –not since reconstruction, because that didn’t have anything to do with latinos, but since ever.
but getting back to our headline. what has barack obama done for black voters in the u.s.? well, directly nothing. one could argue that the healthcare law rammed through congress would help african americans who are disproportionately impoversed in america. but then the question because would one rather have a job or health insurance?
because the u.s. social welfare system doesn’t really work if you are an unemployed african american male, white male, asian male, latino male. we think we’ve covered all groups there. and since the passage of what everyone likes to call obama care u.s. companies have engaged in a hiring freeze.