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#1    __Kratos__

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:44 AM

RACINE, Wisconsin (Reuters) - Republican White House hopeful John McCain accused Democrat Barack Obama on Thursday of playing racial politics in some of the most biting back-and-forth of the presidential campaign.

The negative twist in the campaign for the November 4 election was prompted by a McCain television advertisement on Wednesday that called Obama a celebrity akin to star-crossed U.S. personalities Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.

In response, Obama said McCain was trying to scare voters away from him by pointing out he had "a funny name, and he doesn't look like all the presidents on the dollar bills and the five dollar bills."

Obama, whose father was Kenyan, would be the first black U.S. president. Only white men, most of them former presidents, are on U.S. paper currency.

"Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck. It's divisive, negative, shameful and wrong," McCain campaign manager Rick Davis said in a written statement.

McCain agreed with Davis, telling reporters he was "very disappointed" that Obama had used the race card.

"Race will not have any role in my campaign, nor is there any place for it. I'm disappointed that he's used it."

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:53 AM

hmmm.. both sides play it.

Politicans also play the "poor card", the culture card, the religion card, the celeb card, and a whole bunch of other such nonsense that is just part of democracy.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 03:03 AM

InHuman on Jul 31 2008, 09:53 PM, said:

hmmm.. both sides play it.

Politicans also play the "poor card", the culture card, the religion card, the celeb card, and a whole bunch of other such nonsense that is just part of democracy.

Som1's gettin' snippy.



Yes but if you don't vote for obama your a racists.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 03:10 AM

danielost on Jul 31 2008, 08:03 PM, said:

Yes but if you don't vote for obama your a racists.


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And if you DO vote for him, you're also a racist. amirite?

Saying it dosn't make it true, and you obviously don't bother reading posts.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 03:30 AM

InHuman on Jul 31 2008, 10:10 PM, said:

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And if you DO vote for him, you're also a racist. amirite?

Saying it dosn't make it true, and you obviously don't bother reading posts.

I don't think Mccain can make that claim or will.  But Obama will he already has.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 04:38 AM

danielost on Jul 31 2008, 08:30 PM, said:

I don't think Mccain can make that claim or will.  But Obama will he already has.

Where/when?

And the Mccain camp have been throwing that around for many months, they say that the poor blacks/minorities that vote for him JUST because he isn't white are racist.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 05:53 AM

no different that McCain playing the 'hero' card.


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Posted 01 August 2008 - 05:57 AM

InHuman on Jul 31 2008, 11:38 PM, said:

Where/when?

And the Mccain camp have been throwing that around for many months, they say that the poor blacks/minorities that vote for him JUST because he isn't white are racist.



hilley said that.

Lt_Ripley on Aug 1 2008, 12:53 AM, said:

no different that McCain playing the 'hero' card.



But he is a hero.


The only reason I am backing McCain is he is the lesser of two evils.  Although it is almost to close to call.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:01 AM

danielost on Aug 1 2008, 01:57 AM, said:

hilley said that.




But he is a hero.


The only reason I am backing McCain is he is the lesser of two evils.  Although it is almost to close to call.



but plenty won't vote for Obama solely on his being black. I'm not voting for McCain because he's a bush wanna be. he's flipped flopped more than a trout on issues.


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Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:03 AM

danielost on Jul 31 2008, 10:57 PM, said:

hilley said that.




But he is a hero.


The only reason I am backing McCain is he is the lesser of two evils.  Although it is almost to close to call.


So what do you make of the people who DONT vote for him? Unamericans?

Just don't vote if thats your mindset. There is no "lesser of two evils"... theres idependents that would love your vote..

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:17 AM

Lt_Ripley on Aug 1 2008, 12:53 AM, said:

no different that McCain playing the 'hero' card.


Hmm... Wanting to be the commander and chief including the military... That would seem on topic to the situation! rolleyes.gif

And of course he is a hero.

It is a whole lot different because being black or having a funny name has nothing to do with being president.

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but plenty won't vote for Obama solely on his being black.


But even more of blacks will vote for Obama soley because he is black. He has right now 90% of all black voters in support of him. That's much higher percentage of the minority of other voters who will simply vote against him for being black.




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And waste your vote? laugh.gif



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Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:20 AM

__Kratos__ on Jul 31 2008, 11:17 PM, said:

And waste your vote? laugh.gif


Atleast your not voting for evil, just a nobody.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:30 AM

InHuman on Aug 1 2008, 01:03 AM, said:

So what do you make of the people who DONT vote for him? Unamericans?

Just don't vote if thats your mindset. There is no "lesser of two evils"... theres idependents that would love your vote..



no not unamericans.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:32 AM

InHuman on Aug 1 2008, 01:03 AM, said:

So what do you make of the people who DONT vote for him? Unamericans?

Just don't vote if thats your mindset. There is no "lesser of two evils"... theres idependents that would love your vote..



If I don't vote then I really don't have the right to complain about the problems.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:37 AM

danielost on Jul 31 2008, 11:32 PM, said:

If I don't vote then I really don't have the right to complain about the problems.


Find someone you WANT to vote for. Don't vote AGAINST.

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