Republican Party chairman Ken Mehlman told an NAACP chapter this week that the “party of Lincoln and the African-American people have an incredible history together.” Maybe so, but it’s the present that’s the problem: The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll finds that 2 percent of African-Americans approve of the job President Bush is doing, compared with 39 percent of Americans overall. That barely perceptible support among blacks is down from 19 percent six months ago and 51 percent after the Sept. 11 attacks. More evidence, sadly, that Kanye West spoke for millions in saying on national TV that Bush doesn’t care about black people.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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