AMERICAN URBAN RADIO NETWORK (November 14, 2012)
“People will come around and tell you that there was a mandate given as a result of (the) re-election of President Barack Obama.
“Well, they would be right – and wrong.
“There were a LOT of mandates given at the ballot box throughout America…”
“One mandate told the American people that personal connection meant a little more than economic and political apathy…another mandate told the Democrats in Washington: find a way to make a deal work with the fiscally-conservative Republicans controlling the House of Representatives before we all fall off of the fiscal cliff. Yet another mandate told the Republican Party: it’s time to back to the future if you’re going to lead in this diverse nation. Go back to a time when Republicans were ahead of the social curve on issues of justice, such as abolition, women’s suffrage, civil rights, and fiscal reform…
“And, by the way: one other mandate: Black voters still matter – a lot. For all of the Republicans’ focus on Latinos and the Democrats’ focus on marriage equality laws, it was the Black voter turnout that shocked pundits across the nation.
“Democrats: Black America can still deliver when it’s time to vote in politicians, but when that is over, Black America demands that those politicians act as leaders when in office. And Republicans: Black America will demand political accountability from both sides of the political aisle, so if you will compete for votes, Black America will push for positive change in our communities.
“And your mandate, Black America: demand nothing less than results starting in 2013.”
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