One Nation, Overdrawn - Black Community Loyalty

  • Aired:  06/08/11
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Larry Wilmore says it's time that the black community's political structure reflects its diversity, even if that means voting Republican. (3:46)

[LAUGHTER]

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, HE WAS HALF RIGHT.

FOR MORE ON THE RECESSION'S

EFFECT ON AFRICAN AMERICAN, WE

GO TO OUR SENIOR BLACK

CORRESPONDENT LARRY WILMORE.

LARRY?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

LARRY, 96% OF BLACKS WHO COULD

VOTE VOTED FOR BARACK OBAMA.

96%.

NOW THEY ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY

BEING LEFT OUT IN THE COLD

ECONOMICALLY.

>> HE COULD LOSE THE BLACK VOTE.

>> Jon: YES, LOSE IT.

REALLY?

>> OH, YEAH, JON.

IF HE CAN'T GET AHOLD OF THIS

ECONOMY, THEN GOOD BUY 96%,

HELLO 94%.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: SO ECONOMY BE DAMNED.

BLACK COMMUNITY IS STILL

SUPPORTING THIS GUY.

>> LET ME CLEAR SOMETHING UP,

JON, I VOTED FOR OBAMA BECAUSE

HE WAS BLACK.

IS HE STILL BLACK?

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: I THINK HE'S STILL

BLACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

SO NO MATTER WHAT, NO MATTER

WHAT, THE BLACK COMMUNITY WOULD

STAY LOYAL TO A BLACK PRESIDENT?

>> WELL, NOT JUST A BLACK

PRESIDENT, JON, A DEMOCRATIC

PRESIDENT.

>> Jon: WHAT?

WHY?

>> LOYALTY.

WE DANCE WITH WHO BROUGHT US.

LOOK, THE REPUBLICANS FREED THE

SLAVES, WE VOTED FOR THEM FOR

100 YEARS.

THEN THE DEMOCRATS PASSED THE

CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, SO THAT'S BEEN

GOOD FOR DAMN NEAR FIDDY.

>> Jon: HOW DO THEY ENFORCE

THIS UNIFORMITY, THIS BLOC?

>> MOSTLY PEER PRESSURE.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: HOW IS PEER

PRESSURE... IT'S A SECRET

BALLOT?

>> NOT IN BLACK PRECINCTS IT'S

NOT, JON.

OH, NO.

SEE, JON, WHITE PEOPLE VOTE LIKE

THIS.

BUT BROTHERS, MAN, BROTHERS BE

TALKING AT THE BALLOT BOX, "YOU

BETTER BE VOTING FOR THE BLACK

PRESIDENT, NEGRO.

DON'T MAKE ME COME IN THERE."

>> Jon: LARRY, PLEASE.

>> THEY'RE HAVING A DEF JAM

REUNION.

I WAS WORKING OUT SOME STUFF.

>> Jon: ARE THERE STILL

CONCERNS FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY

AS UNIFYING AS SLAVERY AND

SETTING RATION?

>> NOT REALLY.

THESE DAYS CLASS IS MORE

IMPORTANT THAN RACE.

LIKE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.

MY KIDS DON'T NEED IT.

MY DAUGHTER TOOK A SPOT FROM A

WHITE KID AT PRINCETON, HE HAS A

RIGHT TO BE UPSET.

GOOD LUCK, BABY.

>> Jon: SO YOU THINK VOTING

MONOWILLITICALLY HAS HURT THE

BLACK COMMUNITY'S VOTING POWER?

>> OF COURSE, JON.

THIS IS THE LAST TIME.

IT'S TIME THAT THE BLACK

COMMUNITY'S POLITICAL STRUCTURE

REFLECT THE I HAVE TERSE -- THE

DIVERSITY.

IF YOU'RE A BLACK CONSERVATIVE

GUN-SHY ABOUT JOINING THE TEA

PARTY, START THE SWEET TEA

PARTY.

I DON'T CARE.

>> Jon: AND LIBERAL BLACKS

COULD HAVE LIKE

MOVIN'-ON-UP-DOT-ORG.

>> UH-UH.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: SO YOU THINK THE BLACK

COMMUNITY SHOULD VOTE THEIR

INDIVIDUAL SELF-INTEREST, EVEN

IF THAT MEANINGS VOTING

REPUBLICAN?

>> SURE, JON.

THERE'S A LOT OF REPUBLICANS I

CAN SEE SUPPORTING.

WHO IS THAT BROTHER WHO DELIVERS

THE PIZZA?

>> Jon: THAT'S HERMAN CAIN.

HE'S NOT A DELIVERY GUY.

HE'S THE FORMER C.E.O. OF

GODFATHER'S PIZZA.

>> DOES HE STILL HAVE ACCESS TO

PIZZAS?

>> Jon: I DON'T KNOW.

>> I COULD SUPPORT HIM.

MAYBE THEY CAN THROW IN A TWO

LITER...

>> Jon: ARE YOU PLACING AN

ORDER, LARRY IN

>> YEAH, DAMN RIGHT, JON.

YOU WANT SOMETHING?

>> Jon: NO, I DON'T.

LARRY, THANK YOU.

LARRY WILMORE, EVERYBODY.

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