Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Interesting Survey

I ran across this survey and thought I would post it here to get some feedback and your thoughts.

As a conservative, I found these two quotes to be of particular interest.

1)"Two of the four mentioned most often _ Rice and Powell _ are from a Republican administration that is unpopular with most blacks"

and

2)"A more diversified black community doesn't find it necessary to have one voice."

Is this survey indicative of a shift in the black community from blind allegiance to a party for partys sake toward a more educated and thought out approach concerning leadership?

Hurricane Katrina - and this administrations lack of a timely response - seemed to play a large role in some of the responses, and given that, I found it curious that Rice came in just under Jackson - as opposed to Farrakhan or Sharpton.

But I also found it hopeful in that many blacks, while blaming Bush for the response, don’t seem to be blaming the entire Republican Party – something even the most senior Democrats in Washington have been unable to do.

Your thoughts?

4 comments:

BigNewsDay said...

Very interesting article. I hope most black people look towards more moderate leaders than Farrakhan or Sharpton. Even most of us Liberals wish these two assholes would go hunting with Cheney!

ZombieSilas said...

What I found most intriguing was that many of those surveyed held right leaning notions about how leadership should be handled. Finding Jeackson at the top of the list was not surprising, but finding Rice and Powell there was - considering the contempt the NAACP feels for these two, as well as the mainstream media's concocted notion that Republicans have no concern for the well-being of blacks.

I would venture a guess that this survey didn't turn out quite the way it was "supposed" to.

crallspace said...

Every black person I have discussed politics with in the last year is actually more in tuned than a lot of white people. The wool is not pulled over their eyes. They know exactly what's up in the Repugnant-can party.

Greed, money, racism... more greed, and sheer incompetence.

Bush is not only bad for Blacks, but fatal for America. His reign as an illegitimate president has been the WORST thing to happen to our nation in many many years.

ColdWarSurvivor said...

"But I also found it hopeful in that many blacks, while blaming Bush for the response, don’t seem to be blaming the entire Republican Party – something even the most senior Democrats in Washington have been unable to do."

I don't know how you surmrised that blacks "don't seem to be blaming the entire Republican Party" from this article. It doesn't indicate that one way or another. Also, the survey uses the phrase "most important black leader" so it makes sense that Condi would be chosen 2nd - HOWEVER this is no indication that black people LIKE Condi, only that they see her as an "important" black leader...well, yeah, she's Secretary of State....duh. Let's not forget that Condi was out shoe shopping in NYC as NOLA was drowning...
Furthurmore, the Republican Party is in control of every branch of the Federal Government...so who else is left to blame when they dropped the ball in a situation that necessitated a massive, organized federal response. With power, comes responsibility...a responsibilitly that has been consistently lacking with this administration.