Many African-Americans vote Democrat simply because they believe that’s what they’re “supposed” to do. But they may change their vote once they realize that the party does nothing for them.
Seriously — even Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) admitted to MSNBC’s Ali Velshi that the Democrat Party takes black loyalty completely for granted:
Velshi told Jeffries that he had recently spoken with another member of the Congressional Black Caucus who believed that some individuals within the Democratic Party have taken African-American electoral support for granted.
“The Democrats are going to have to come out there and not assume that because someone is black they should vote Democrat,” Velshi said quoting an unnamed member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Jeffries agreed with this statement from his congressional colleague.
“Democrats need an affirmative agenda to deal with issues impacting African-Americans and there is a feeling amongst some in the African-American community that Democrats as a whole have taken advantage of our loyalty to the party without reciprocating in terms of public policy accomplishments,” Jeffries said.
Minority voters didn’t turn out for Hillary Clinton in anywhere near the numbers that they turned out for Barack Obama. Perhaps they’re realizing the truth: that liberals only care about their vote, not their livelihood.