Romney didn’t win even one vote in 59 Philly neighborhoods

Nobody besides perhaps Karl Rove would have expected Romney to win many votes in Philadelphia, but in parts of Philadelphia Romney failed to even win the support of one voter.

In logic that can only make sense to the vote-denying GOP, their explanation for why Romney wasn’t able to win even one single vote is that the GOP wasn’t allowed to disenfranchise Democratic voters.

Right. The first thing that enters a Republican politician’s mind when told that his candidate isn’t doing well enough black votes is, “well then, how do we suppress the black vote?”

black voter

Guess who he’s not voting for?
Voter via Shutterstock

Of course, as the Philadelphia Inquirer article points out, blocking more blacks from voting doesn’t really help you get more Republican votes.  Perhaps the answer is to stop always thinking of new ways to take civil rights away from African-Americans, and perhaps then, some day, some of them will finally vote for you?

I’m sure that Romney’s attack on the 47%, and the historical racism of Mormon‘s that has yet to be fully repudiated by Mormon leaders, and the Republican party’s general disdain for African-Americans and minorities generally, had nothing to do with the reason that not in recent polls in the last months, Romney was getting zero percent of the black vote.

Philadelphia Inquirer:

Upon hearing the numbers, Steve Miskin, a spokesman for Republicans in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, brought up his party’s voter-identification initiative – which was held off for this election – and said, “We believe we need to continue ensuring the integrity of the ballot.”

The absence of a voter-ID law, however, would not stop anyone from voting for a Republican candidate.

Predictably, the vote was more even in South Philly, where the infamous “order in English” cheesesteak shop is based.


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  • El_Tigre_Loco

    Oh, so you think that race should enter into all calculations? I thought Martin Luther King wanted race to become a non-issue in relationships.

  • Me

    That’s funny

  • Me

    These district were basically all black, at or below poverty level and with below average schools. It figures why they all voted for hand outs and because Obama is black. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to get that one.

  • Lee Knutsen

    How do you know? Through our current media sources? I am independent, but I don’t know any Republican (in my mixed party area) who is this creepy type you describe.

  • Lee Knutsen

    I know Chicago…and my own nearby county.

  • Lee Knutsen

    Only the very cynical…or very naiive…could accept that result…at face value.

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    He doesn’t have to gin anything up. The democrats are rife with them.

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    Republicans just want the dead to rest in peace and not show up at polls to vote.

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Dead-and-Still-Voting-177286281.html

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    The new black panthers would take care of that person and show him/her the error of his/her ways.

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    Voting for a black man because he is black is not racism, but voting for a white man because he is white is racism. And you will tell Jesus what when you see him?

  • jooney

    Romney lost because he is not Santa like the other guy.

  • Dotty Flannery

    Most likely the voter suppression was “SANDY” not the Republican Party. Would be helpful if this blogger had to produce evidence instead of just making unsubstantiated comments-where is evidence that Repubs. have suppressed the vote and lets all look at both parties when we consider voter suppression. It is not American to bring down a candidate or a party based on what we feel-just the facts matter and the candidates performance record. Internet and blogs-I guess anything goes!

  • hollywoodstein

    Would that our country was as wise as Philadelphia. Rpubs prayed Sandy would suppress Philly turnout, but the Godess is a Democrat.

  • time to get real

    Speak truth, brother. These people are beyond crazy; I want to believe that they’re not intentionally malicious but that’s starting to be a naive and ignorant position. I know that there are some of these crazy Left that are lied to and manipulated, but the underlying party platform – hate, misinformation, and manipulating all parts of current society to create the unrealistic and ultimately inhumane society they desire – is apparently starting to manifest at lower and lower levels. Got to stop the epidemic of Liberalism, for it embodies all of that platform, what with being a guise for the propagation of socialist policies at large.

  • http://www.facebook.com/delores.smith.33483 Delores Smith

    ” Republican President Dwight Eisenhower introduced the first civil rights legislation to congress (civil rights act of 1957). Republicans voted unanimously in favor of it, while the racist democrats opted to keep blacks disenfranchised.”

    You are correct but the parties have switched. The Republican party of today is nothing like it was decades ago. They do not stand for what Eisenhower stood for. Eisenhower would be ashamed of his party today.

    FDR was a democrat who did a lot for minorities but I think it was because of Eleanor. She had a heart for those in need.

  • Conservative_escapee

    Ya, just like that whole ‘Benghazi’ conspiracy …whats a ‘Benghazi’ anyway? I mean, sure, the President and his entire cabinet came out lying to everyone in our country and the world for 2 weeks, but its just the fog of war-like things, ya know. The fog makes it hard for the White House to see cus its on a high elevation – I can’t believe people don’t know that, it’s so obvious.

    Sorry, that was my alter-ego. It doesn’t really make sense of things, kind of hung on after 9 years old, when it was supposed to go away…cus I grew up. I tolerate it, but you know, I keep waking up in strange places, with no money and a bad headache. Doctor said it could happen; if I let it hang on, it might gain control… Guess its time to deal with it – look it in the face and face reality…

    4 people dead. Administration caught lying multiple times; indisputable. Left media refuse to look at it so Obama can win re-election. Two nights after election, we find out that Iran has fired on US drone (in international airspace), the CIA director has been on thin ice since July for having an affair and possibly compromising national security, and despite the fact the administration was aware there were 2 previous attacks on consulate in Libya, they left our people there without adequate security – though our people had asked for increased security several times. And to top the cake with a nice fat cherry, the administration knew several hours before their deaths about the attack on the consulate and that a massive terrorist outfit claimed responsibility. D/CIA is likely going to face perjury charges after the hearings the House are conducting now. So yes, it kinda sorta maybe might be starting to seem as if they could possibly be slightly covering what exactly, per se, happened.

    The morons on the View, MSNBC, and the rest, have sold their credibility at the price of Obama’s re-election. More than half the country will never respect – NEVER- again. They’ve shown their interest is their agenda; not honest journalism and the interests of the American people as a whole. Time for America to face reality: they are worthless. Truly. Seriously, who cares at all what Whoopi Goldberg has to say about anything? No, thats not racist; she’s just dumb.

  • awildseaking

    “Perhaps the answer is to stop always thinking of new ways to take civil
    rights away from African-Americans, and perhaps then, some day, some of
    them will finally vote for you?”

    Well I’m never reading your crappy articles again. This is so factually incorrect it makes me want to puke. Do you even the 1950s? Republican President Dwight Eisenhower introduced the first civil rights legislation to congress (civil rights act of 1957). Republicans voted unanimously in favor of it, while the racist democrats opted to keep blacks disenfranchised.

    The Democrat party today continues to push its racist agenda by controlling the black vote. They take advantage of the poor conditions for life that they created and maintained since before the civil war, and tell black voters that Republicans are evil, spiteful, slave owning bigots who want to re-enslave blacks and return us to the early 19th century. The racist Democrat agenda is to make blacks docile, then control them with fear and lies. Obama is the perfect head for this, because a racist party surely wouldn’t nominate a black man for president twice. Don’t you find it particularly odd that even though most blacks voted Republican up until the 1980s, almost 90% of the black population votes Democrat today? MLK was a Republican. The Democrat lies and deception will not end well. Conservatives will continue to fight for blacks, just like we fight for every American, and as they become more aware of reality, it will come to bite your racist, hateful party right in the ass.

    Fuck you and your disinformation campaign.

  • irrenmann

    “I’m sure that Romney’s attack on the 47%, and the historical racism of Mormon‘s that
    has yet to be fully repudiated by Mormon leaders, and the Republican
    party’s general disdain for African-Americans and minorities generally,
    had nothing to do with the reason that not in recent polls in the last
    months, Romney was getting zero percent of the black vote.”

    And I’m “sure” that racism didn’t lead to those voters choosing a candidate with skin color more like their own. I’m sure this means all those voters support gay marriage, right? Right.

  • Guest

    You don’t know Philadelphia.

  • SkippyFlipjack

    on the other hand, funny business here would be easily discovered — all you need is one person to say they voted Romney to prove it, one person.

  • SkippyFlipjack

    doesn’t this strike you as more odd than awesome? if 59 neighborhoods in, say, Colorado Springs, didn’t turn up a single Obama vote wouldn’t that seem suspicious?

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.rennhack John Rennhack

    Hannity is already ginning up a conspiracy.

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