As of Thursday, October 20, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Cal Thomas's view on the voting habits of blacks ("Voting for Obama just because he's black is wrong," Oct. 20, 8A) is simply not true; he does not have a clue.
Thomas' views are from a society that has been among the privileged since America was taken away from the Native Americans. What he failed to mention, out of ignorance, is blacks will come out again, even in stronger numbers than before, because we are insightful people. Based on our orientation of the world, we know the obstacles the first black president has been confronted with from the opposite party. We see the massive disrespect, the indignation, the unwillingness to compromise, and the constant barrage of negative reporting along with the relentless disparaging statements and actions to sabotage his presidency.
For the other party to win would be like saying we give in and we will gracefully reward your bad behavior. No, we are indeed smarter than you think. Yes, we and other insightful people of all races are going to vote for Obama, not only because he is black, but also because of what he stands for and the way he has been treated as a result of being black. Hopefully, this time around he will get the support he needs to move his positive "change" agenda forward.
-- Karl Bryant,