I'm not sure if Rick Tyler just won the country for Newt or handed the primary to Mitt Romney, but on a day where a major breast cancer charity has chosen to turn their back on poor women in need of breast cancer screenings (including poor black women), this is beyond despicable. Here's the part I zeroed in on as he spoke the words:
TYLER: More people are on food stamps today because of Barack Obama, they fail in the schools, you can ask Al Sharpton, the Democrats have failed in the public schools with the African-Americans, they abort their babies, they've done nothing to lift them out of poverty.
And then he doubled down a few seconds later.
98 percent of African-Americans vote Democrat, okay? What have they gotten for it? Poor schools, poor neighborhoods, crime-ridden neighborhoods, a destruction of the family, and the Democrats want to abort their babies. That's their position. I'm not going to defend that.
Wow. Got that, folks? If you're a Democrat, you presumably want to abort black babies. Really? That's just loaded code right to the core.
Also, about that whole "they've done nothing to lift them out of poverty thing?" According to this 2011 Brandeis study, the single most destructive economic factor in African-American communities is...debt.
Economic stagnation and decline was experienced by both low-wealth whites and low-wealth African-Americans. However, African-Americans were found to be more likely to have very low levels of wealth. In fact, for every year of the study at least one in four African-American families had no assets at all. The increase in negative wealth experienced by many households at the lowest positions on the wealth distribution reveals a new dependence on credit to make ends meet. Among those with no financial assets, credit is often an emergency resource. Summing all assets and debt, one in ten African-Americans owe at least $3,600 (see Figure 3), while their debt burden in 1984 at was about half of this in real terms in 1984 ($2000). In sum, many African Americans hold more debt than assets.
Now I ask you. Whose policies would have put African-Americans in this position? Democrats who "want to abort black babies"? Or Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich's sugar daddies?
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