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#16    Mr Honeybadger

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:23 AM

__Kratos__ on Aug 1 2008, 02:17 AM, said:

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.


Can't get much more racist than that



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Posted 01 August 2008 - 04:36 PM

Kerry pulled 88% of the black vote in 2004 and Gore took 90% in 2000. Newsflash: the black vote is overwhelmingly Democratic.

edit/ In case any of you are confused, John Kerry and Al Gore are white men.

Edited by Startraveler, 01 August 2008 - 04:39 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2008 - 07:00 PM

Startraveler on Aug 1 2008, 09:36 AM, said:

Kerry pulled 88% of the black vote in 2004 and Gore took 90% in 2000. Newsflash: the black vote is overwhelmingly Democratic.

edit/ In case any of you are confused, John Kerry and Al Gore are white men.


BUT BHO IS BLACK! AND HE'S A MUSLIM EXTREMISTS! THEY ARE CHEATING!

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 07:18 PM

__Kratos__ on Aug 1 2008, 02:17 AM, said:

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.

who doesn't know squat about the middle east. he confuses sunnis' and shia. doesn't know his boarders. ect ... no diplomacy backround. what good is his military backround if all it consists of is 20 bombing runs and time as a pow that he as many say was a songbird ?

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



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.

blacks make up about 13% of the population. how many vote ? the number of those whites  who wouldn't vote for a black person may well be just as high as the number of blacks voting.

The Republican shook his head. “You’re missing the most important one,” he said. “Race. McCain runs against Barack Obama and the race vote is worth maybe 15 percent to McCain.”

The man I was talking to is not a racist; he was just stating what he believes to be a fact: There is a percentage of the American electorate who will simply not vote for a black person no matter what his qualities or qualifications.

How big is that percentage? An AP-Yahoo poll conducted April 2-14 found that “about 8 percent of whites would be uncomfortable voting for a black for president.”

I don’t know if 8 percent sounds high or low to you, but I was amazed that 8 percent of respondents were willing to admit this to a pollster. And I figure that the true figure is much higher.

The same poll, by the way, found that 15 percent of voters think Obama is a Muslim. He is, in fact, a Christian. But thinking a person is a Muslim probably does not encourage you to vote for him in America today.


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0408/9761.html

seems likely there will be more racists for McCain than blacks voting.



on the black vote -

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...8012602741.html

Edited by Lt_Ripley, 01 August 2008 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2008 - 07:50 PM

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who doesn't know squat about the middle east. he confuses sunnis' and shia. doesn't know his boarders. ect ... no diplomacy backround. what good is his military backround if all it consists of is 20 bombing runs and time as a pow that he as many say was a songbird ?


Once again you're taking a misspeak as literal. Something that you defend Obama against but on the other hand you use against McCain. And of course the big thing is the success of the support in Iraq and the surge that McCain was for.

Military background and his long history in public service is much better credits for most then Obama's short time in service. Experience is a good thing in many ways for higher office.

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blacks make up about 13% of the population. how many vote ? the number of those whites who wouldn't vote for a black person may well be just as high as the number of blacks voting.


Perhaps it will be. Still doesn't make it right on either side to vote solely on skin color.

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seems likely there will be more racists for McCain than blacks voting.


Perhaps so. That means also though racists voted for Hillary as well earlier this year.

Though people are going to vote against him if he keeps up this race baiting system. I can't see myself voting for him if he does this more in the future.

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 01:45 AM


I see this latest "race" story a very sad attempt by the McCain camp to get anyone to listen to them. Make up a story to get attention.



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Posted 02 August 2008 - 01:59 AM

ninjadude on Aug 1 2008, 08:45 PM, said:

I see this latest "race" story a very sad attempt by the McCain camp to get anyone to listen to them. Make up a story to get attention.


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."



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Posted 02 August 2008 - 02:41 AM

__Kratos__ on Aug 1 2008, 06:59 PM, said:

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."


You gotta admit that that stuff (he's a muslim? HES BLACK!) IS being thrown around. But Mccain is not the one pushing it. He's bigger then that, but unfortunatley not every on his side is.

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 03:00 AM

Lt_Ripley on Aug 1 2008, 12:01 AM, said:

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.


Please, Obama has flipped and flopped his whole campaign, The Black voter's are against Obama, maybe you haven't seen my other post on the Preacher who wants all Black Americans to boycott Oprah and most News stations because they are leaning to wards Obama, I can put that video on here...   http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3cd_1217190878



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Posted 02 August 2008 - 03:03 AM

InHuman on Aug 1 2008, 09:41 PM, said:

You gotta admit that that stuff (he's a muslim? HES BLACK!) IS being thrown around. But Mccain is not the one pushing it. He's bigger then that, but unfortunatley not every on his side is.


It is but that's not an excuse to drop the race card.


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(he's a muslim? HES BLACK!)


Hmm? Muslims are of all races and genders.

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 04:33 AM

__Kratos__ on Aug 1 2008, 08:03 PM, said:

Hmm? Muslims are of all races and genders.



????

I named the two different things people are scared of. Where did I say all muslims are black?


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Posted 02 August 2008 - 04:34 AM

the14u2cee on Aug 1 2008, 08:00 PM, said:

Please, Obama has flipped and flopped his whole campaign, The Black voter's are against Obama, maybe you haven't seen my other post on the Preacher who wants all Black Americans to boycott Oprah and most News stations because they are leaning to wards Obama, I can put that video on here...   http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3cd_1217190878


So 1 BLACK preacher is against him, and suddenly the tides are a changing?


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Posted 02 August 2008 - 04:35 AM

InHuman on Aug 1 2008, 11:33 PM, said:

????

I named the two different things people are scared of. Where did I say all muslims are black?


Never mind, ignore me tongue.gif

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 04:37 AM

__Kratos__ on Aug 1 2008, 09:35 PM, said:

Never mind, ignore me tongue.gif


Unless it involves batman, I already do.  thumbsup.gif

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 06:13 PM

__Kratos__ on Aug 1 2008, 08:59 PM, said:

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."


So what's your response when someone smears you? (and the McCain camp did do this) Tell eveyone how great a guy he is?

Edited by ninjadude, 02 August 2008 - 06:14 PM.

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