Why I changed my vote

Discussion in 'Politics' started by John_Wensink, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. This is besides the fact that after seeing Barry for the empty suite and dangerous person he is.

    Black Congressmen Declare Racism In Palin’s Rhetoric
    ‘Racism Is Alive, Well’ Says Democrat Ed Towns; Greg Meeks: ‘Racial’

    by Jason Horowitz | October 7, 2008 | Tags: PoliticsBarack ObamaJohn McCainSarah Palin
    This article was published in the October 13, 2008, edition of The New York Observer.

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    Barack Obama.

    As the McCain campaign ratchets up the intensity of its attacks on Barack Obama, some black elected officials are calling the tactics desperate, unseemly and racist.

    “They are trying to throw out these codes,” said Representative Gregory Meeks, a Democrat from New York.

    “He’s ‘not one of us?’” Mr. Meeks said, referring to a comment Sarah Palin made at a campaign rally on Oct. 6 in Florida. “That’s racial. That’s fear. They know they can’t win on the issues, so the last resort they have is race and fear.”

    “Racism is alive and well in this country, and McCain and Palin are trying to appeal to that and it’s unfortunate,” said Representative Ed Towns, also from New York.

    In recent days, as polls have shown a steady lead for the Democratic ticket, Mr. McCain and Ms. Palin have used reports of Mr. Obama’s loose association with Bill Ayers, a former member of the ’60s radical group the Weather Underground, as evidence that he is different from them.

    “Our opponent,” Ms. Palin told donors in Englewood, Colo., “is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country.”

    She added, “This is not a man who sees America like you and I see America,” she said. “We see America as a force of good in this world. We see an America of exceptionalism.”

    An Associated Press analysis characterized those remarks as “unsubstantiated” and carrying “a racially tinged subtext.”

    Neither Mr. McCain nor Ms. Palin has backed off the line of attack.

    Again invoking Mr. Obama’s intermittent encounters with Mr. Ayers, Mr. McCain asked a crowd in Albuquerque, N.M., on Oct. 6, “Who is the real Barack Obama?” Someone in the crowd screamed in reply, “a terrorist!” Mr. McCain grimaced, but kept going.

    Before Ms. Palin took the stage in Estero, Fla., at the Oct. 6 event, one of the introductory speakers, Mike Scott, the sheriff of Lee County, referred to the Democratic candidate as “Barack Hussein Obama,” a practice the McCain campaign has distanced itself from in the past. Apparently, no longer. Ms. Palin also said that she had advised Mr. McCain to “take the gloves off” and said Mr. Obama was “not one of us.”

    David Bositis, senior political analyst at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and an expert on African-American issues, said that most Americans were too busy worrying about their economic future to concentrate on Mr. McCain’s comments on the stump. To the extent that people were listening, though, he said his remarks would be “not just crossing the line but introducing serious ugliness into the race.”

    Other black members of Congress, all Democrats who support Mr. Obama, said they were dismayed by the new and vicious tenor of the McCain attacks.

    “If McCain’s attacks don’t cross the line, they’re certainly teetering on it,” said Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois. “He is certainly appealing to people’s fears and not their hopes.”

    Mr. Jackson took issue with the McCain campaign’s attack on Mr. Obama’s connection to Mr. Ayers, who committed acts of domestic terrorism when Mr. Obama was 8 years old, and contrasted that with Mr. McCain’s long relationships with erstwhile supporters of segregation in the Senate like Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond. Next Page >
  2. Sociologists have shown that in America, by far the most racist people are blacks. Their thinking is entirely oriented around race. They do not like whiteys and you can prove that for yourself anytime you want. I just moved from an area that was overrun by blacks in the last decade, most of them [not all obviously] could not be plainer in their contempt for whites..

    They use race to stifle free speech and open debate while they ride roughshod over the culture and suck zillions of dollars out of the public sector... they use the political process to extort money essentially, and I'm thinking that their reward will never be that great for all that...
  3. The only people I see playing the race card are democrats. Obama has not been shy about accusing anyone who opposes him of being racist. Now even pointing out facts about his past is racist.

    Obama is clearly on a different planet from most voters. Most voters would have left Rev. Wright's church within five minutes. Obama stayed 20 years, until it became an embarrassment for him. Then he quickly threw his longtime pastor and mentor under the bus.

    Most voters would not have had a financial relationship with a chicago underworld figure like Tony Rezko. They certainly would not have let him get them a bargain price on an expensive house.

    Most voters would not have spent the better part of their career engaged in the sort of hard left politics Obama did at ACORN or running Bill Ayers foundation that funneled money intended for education to far left political causes.

    Most voters would want nothing to do with an unrepenant terrorist like Bill ayers. We have barely begun to scratch the surface of his relationship with obama. The media considers it racist apparently to mention it.

    The race issue is totally bogus. Republicans have long been comfortable with responsible minority leaders, people such as Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell and Condi Rice. Obama's curious background and associations have nothing to do with race and everything to do with explaining who he is and what he will do as president.
  4. Lucrum


    What he said.
  5. That one.
  6. cuz69


    Except you left out one thing, they live in the past!
    People who never knew what racism was or what it was like to be a slave or not given equal rights, claim they are being treated unfairly.

    I have a news flash... if you are white in this country, YOU ARE THE MINORITY!
    We live in a modern era, and they are given every oppurtunity to better themselves(more than whites), but still play that card. ENOUGH ALREADY!
    Rosa Parks is gone, they don't ride in the back of the bus, eat in any restaraunt they want,and are given more education/job oppurtunities(because of color)than the rest.
    It's time to stop playing the "Fiddle" and start helping yourself.
  7. Conservative black's equal average success like anyone else. Liberal black's are just pitiful human being's.