I'm starting to wonder if President Obama is providing the opportunity for Blacks to look more critically at the policies of Democrats and at Democrats in general.
Don't get me wrong, I've said and I continue to maintain that Blacks know that Democrats are not the ideal political candidates for Blacks, but they are the choice, for some, as being The Devil We Know candidate. But I noticed when Obama initially was running, ordinary Blacks, and not just the public political Blacks, were asking key questions about Obama. I'm also noticing now, that while polls show Black support of Obama is strong, the more critical comments are being made concerning what Obama is NOT doing.
This is not just in the media but on a personal level. It's been about one year and people are starting to say, "When are you going to get going?" I like this, not because I am a Republican, for now anyway, but because a genuine "Come to Jesus meeting" has to occur with Blacks and the political establishment.
With younger Black Democrat politicians seeming to be more than just the "civil rights track" type of Black politician, as is seen with Obama not seemingly catering to the civil rights establishment, the shift that needs to occur is manifesting. With Blacks registering as independents instead of joining a political party, the shift that needs to occur is manifesting. If younger Black Republicans start to target the "urban areas" in other than a "stop being a victim" bomb throwing manner, then the shift that needs to occur will manifest.