Michael Che did it again. He took a severe problem and broke it down in a very amusing manner. It is unfortunate but Alabama reiterated something that the Democratic Party should have known long ago about the black vote, yet it continues to fail miserably in making amends.
Democrats tend to address people of color communities fully just when elections come around. And Michael Che pointed it out, if in a very amusing manner.
Michael Che talks Democrats and the black vote
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“On Tuesday we saw exactly why Republicans try to keep black people from voting,” Michael Che said. “Ninety-eight percent of black women voted for Doug Jones bringing the total number of black women who voted for Roy Moore to just Cheryl. Damn Ms. Cheryl. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez tweeted ‘black women led us to victory, and we can’t take that for granted.’ Hmm. But I bet you will. And you know why? It’s because Democrats know that black people aren’t really Democrats. We just vote for the guy that looks less likely to put us on a boat. Here’s how I vote. I look at both candidates. I listen to them speak. And then I ask myself if I got pulled over, which one of these candidates would I rather see approaching my car. And it’s almost always not the one on a horse.”
Michael Che discussed two issues, voter suppression, and taking one’s vote for granted. Republicans and their Right Wing cohort on the Supreme Court overturned section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. And Democrats continue to take the black vote for granted. One does not have to look too hard to understand the level for which the black vote is taken for granted. What is sad is that the Republican Establishment may be winning the strategic PR battle over black leadership in their ranks as discussed in the blog post titled “Does Democrats talk the talk while Republicans walk the walk?“
Also published on Medium.