Black Grandmother Explains Why She Just Voted Straight Republican

As voters across the nation line up to cast their ballots ahead of Election Day, pollsters continue to forecast big wins for the Republican Party. A primary reason for this expected trend lies in the growing unpopularity of Barack Obama and, in turn, the leftist Democrats who support his agenda.

This frustration was on full display when a self-described “82-year-old black senior citizen grandmother” named Joyce called C-SPAN to explain why she voted for the Republican candidate in every race on the ballot this cycle.

“I voted straight Republican because I have noticed for years what the Democrat Party has done to my people,” she said. “Unemployment is higher in the black community that it is — double with unemployment than it is anywhere else.”

Beyond fiscal issues, the woman noted that the party has embraced social liberalism to the point that it has effectively shunned voters who follow God’s word.

“There’s no way I could continue to say I’m a Christian and stay with the Democrat Party,” she continued. “They advocate the killing of babies and taking from the doers and giving to the ones sitting doing nothing.”

Clarifying that she supports government assistance for those truly unable to provide for themselves, she noting that “with so many getting help that doesn’t need help, it prevents the people that really need help from getting it.”

The elderly Texan recalled a point during which Democrats attempting to establish the party’s platform voted three times to remove God from the platform. She also lamented the activist role her state’s Democrat gubernatorial candidate has taken regarding abortion.

“For that reason there’s no way I can say I’m a Christian and stay in the Democrat Party,” she concluded.

Before wrapping up her remarks, the octogenarian set her sights on those who allege any criticism of Barack Obama is rooted in racism.

“We need to stop that foolishness,” she said. “This man is destroying this country and it’s what he intended to do. He said he would transform America and that’s what he’s doing.”

BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.

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