I’m so very glad that Brenda Snipes finally resigned as Broward County’s Supervisor of Elections. Millions of dollars were spent and much time was wasted recounting votes that in no way needed recounting for nothing was found that would change the results of election day…Ron DeSantis is still our next governor and thankfully Andrew Gillum is still not. Rick Scott now gives we Floridians two Republican senators for the first time since Reconstruction and Bill Nelson proved that one can be a crybaby sore loser at any age. But this election did prove one very sad thing…racism…especially when it comes to voting…is alive and flourishing not only here in Florida but across the nation as well.
But…and here’s the key difference…it’s racism by black voters against white candidates not racism by white voters against black candidates.
Let me use my state of Florida as an example and the fact that former President Barack HUSSEIN Obama is actually ground zero for all today’s racially charged political divisiveness here in the Sunshine State. Briefly, it all started on February 26, 2012 when white Hispanic George Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year old black thug Trayvon Martin in self-defense during a physical altercation between the two. Found not guilty of second degree murder by a jury of his peers, Martin’s death saw certain supposed black leaders…racists actually…capitalizing on his death by claiming that “whitey”…especially white police officers…always seems to get away with killing young black men. And when Obama stated on national television that, “If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon,” long healed racial scabs were ripped off to fester once again.
And fester those scabs did what with Obama’s cleverly masked call for revenge and the media’s overt bias against George Zimmerman, leading to the Department of Justice looking into the case for possible civil rights violations. But no racial motive was found for the killing with no additional charges being filed as there was “insufficient evidence” to prove the shooting was racially motivated in any way. And why was no racial motive found…simply because there was none.
The specifics of the Trayvon Martin case can be found all over the internet, but what cannot be found is the truth that Obama’s words and his butting into what should have stayed a local matter first went statewide then national as it set the stage for the infamous “race card” to be used by black what I call “race baiters” every time they don’t get their way politically or if they don’t get enough “free stuff” they feel whites owe them.
And while I am no racist…I judge folks by their character not by the color of their skin…to paraphrase the late Rev. Martin Luther King…it seems some…and note I said some not all…in our nation’s black communities see race as their defining feature. It’s the first thing they think of when waking in the morning and it’s the last thing they think of before going to bed at night. And that is truly sad for that type of thinking spills over into not only their personal and private lives but into the public venue as well, and most especially into today’s volatile political discourse via the all-important voting booth.
And now here is where the actual numbers come in for numbers themselves do not lie for numbers are neither racially motivated nor racially biased…they are what they are…numerical statistics and nothing more.
So let’s start with a few final numbers from specifically Florida’s gubernatorial race between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum. In the finalized tally after the recount nonsense was over, white candidate, former Congressman Ron DeSantis beat Florida’s first black candidate for governor, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by 33,683 votes, as in 4,075,445 to 4,041,762 votes respectively (49.6% to 49.2%). Now while those numbers show a tight race…at least on the surface…let’s break those numbers down even further…as in exit polls showing that 86% of black voters cast ballots for Gillum…a socialist leaning candidate who championed big government, Florida possibly becoming a sanctuary state, and who wanted to raise taxes…while his opponent white Ron DeSantis championed smaller government, lower taxes, and wanting to make Florida even more business friendly than it already is.
So why did a staggering 86% of black Floridians vote for a man who did not have their true best interests at heart…simply…race. The black voters and the black candidate shared not only a skin color but sadly a still to this day prevailing ideology that blacks are “owed” something because of the years they spent as the white man’s slaves…years long gone over a century and a half ago.
And while a number of blacks and white liberals from across the economic spectrum continue trying to claim that race alone was the deciding factor in the Florida’s governor’s race, the fact is that when a white man wins an election over a black man by less that one-half a percentage point, race had nothing to do with it…the black man’s agenda did…an agenda that led 18% of black women registered to vote voting for DeSantis because he supported school vouchers and Gillum did not. And when that black man spewed out words more times than not that tried to cast both Ron DeSantis and we his supporters as racists…it truly got old and got old fast. And remember, liberal whites voted for Gillum as much if not even more so than blacks did, and that Gillum led in the polls after the primary with the governors race only “tightening” when Gillum’s true progressive/socialistic agenda started to really become known. And that agenda had nothing to do with his race but everything to do with his wanting to turn Florida into a Florida we Floridians would no longer recognize…a Florida that would basically be the east coast’s version of Jerry Brown’s failed state of California.
Now back to more indisputable numbers.
Briefly, as per the U.S. Census Bureau, Florida’s population as of September 2018 was 21,312,211 people of which 75.9% are Caucasians (57% plus 18+% Hispanic as Hispanic is not a race), 16.1% are Negroid, 2.6% are Oriental, and 5% are biracial/mixed race. But this article focuses on the white to black ratio alone…as in there are 15,130,748 white Floridians as opposed to 3,216,994 black Floridians…roughly five times as many whites as there are blacks which mirrors Florida’s voting rolls which show whites make up 68% of all registered voters with blacks making up 13%…almost a 5 to 1 ratio again. Yet 86% of that total 13% voted for Gillum, meaning that number alone shows that blacks in Florida, to date, will always vote for the black candidate even if the white candidate is the better choice and has their true interests at heart.
Remember, in 2008, 95% of black voters in Florida voted for Barack Hussein Obama and in 2012, 93% did likewise, yet black employment numbers and black economic numbers in Florida and nationwide stagnated under Obama and did not improve until white Donald Trump became president. In other words, blacks only voted for Obama the first time because they saw him as one of their own, and did so again in 2012 even though they were no better off than before Obama became president. And now in 2018 they voted for a black man…an unabashed liberal black man running in a state that elected white Republican governors in five previous elections…a man who was not only running an Obama-style campaign replete with the same socialist-leaning platform and agenda as Obama’s…a man going after Obama’s favorite progressives and millennials with the same promises of lots and lots of free stuff…but thankfully he failed.
And with 82% of black registered voters being Democrats but with 86% of black Floridians who registered to vote voting for Gillum means that even blacks registered as either as Republicans or NPA’s crossed over and voted for Gillum. And for those black Republicans who crossed over and voted for Gillum it could not be because they favored his socialistic agenda…an agenda which countered everything we Republicans believe in…it could only mean they crossed over because of the color of his skin. Nothing else makes sense, which makes the cry of racism even more ludicrous for Andrew Gillum would never have gotten the numbers he did if white voters had not voted for him.
And with but a very few white Democrats crossing over to vote for Ron DeSantis…because Andrew Gillum’s socialist-leaning Bernie Sanders’ styled agenda fit the Democrats ideology well…it’s the lack of white Democrat crossovers that allowed Andrew Gillum to get the large numbers that he did. Simply, percentage wise more whites voted for Gillum than blacks did for almost 100% of white Democrats voted for him. And this should prove once and for all that race played no part in the election outcome at all, and that it was party turnout alone that was the deciding factor.
So maybe now Andrew Gillum and embattled but now resigning…and hopefully soon prosecuted…Broward County SOE Brenda Snipes will put this racism on the part of white voters against a black candidate nonsense to rest. The cry of racism every time a black candidate loses…and that happens not just here in Florida but nationwide…is like I previously stated earlier getting old and ever so tiring just like the blacks whining that “you owe us” rhetoric is, for the sins of fathers past have no bearing on the children of today. Maybe if that lesson was not only learned but accepted the entire racial issue would be put to rest and only then will the best candidate no matter their skin color win a given election.
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