C.L. Bryant, a former NAACP Texas president and current Baptist minister, told MSNBC's Thomas Roberts Thursday there's really no reason for black people to have voted for the re-election of Barack Obama other than the color of his skin.
Bryant said that due to the high Latino unemployment rate as well as the high poverty rate among young white women, the same was true for those demographic groups.
THOMAS ROBERTS, HOST: Reverend, how can the Republican Party do better with nontraditional constituencies?
REVEREND C.L. BRYANT: By telling the truth about who they've been historically. That has been distorted. The truth of the matter is this - and Mr. Reed did in fact say well, the president did well through the south - but the truth of the matter is this: take away this president's skin color and take away the race card that is played so often with this president and there's really no reason for black people to vote for him or Latinos in that frame as well, because when you look at the unemployment rate among those two demographics, when you look at the poverty rate among young white females, there is no reason for anybody to have re-elected this president in those demographics except for the emotional issue of race. And this is what I’m saying, and this is what we say in our movie “Runaway Slave.”
The Democrat party, the progressive liberals, have been very successful in co-opting the emotional issues of the day. The truth of the matter is those very issues have led the same group of people who voted this president and voted for him religiously into a mindset and to a culture of bondage.
Shocking stuff, especially for MSNBC.