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Obama's appeal to working-class whites faltering

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, May 3, 2008.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080503...lass_whites;_ylt=AtELB5GRHlTLT3GiRGNygzes0NUE
    Obama's appeal to working-class whites faltering, polls show By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Writer
    Sat May 3, 10:24 AM ET

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    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's problem winning votes from working-class whites is showing no sign of going away, and their impression of him is getting worse.

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    In an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll in April, 53 percent of whites who have not completed college viewed Obama unfavorably, up a dozen percentage points from November.
     
  2. sag38

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    It's just the dumb uneducated masses clinging to religion and their guns. I'm surprised they were smart enough to understand, let alone respond to the pollster's questions.
     
  3. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Most elitist liberals will agree. :thumbs:
     
  4. Daniel1654

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    Some blacks that I have talked to suggest that if your white and democrat, which I am not, and don't support Obama, which I do not, it's because he's black.
    I work in construction and about 90 percent of the white union workers are democrat.
    They say that they support Hillary, not because she's white but because Obama is inexperienced.
    Although they do mention Reverend Wrights hate speech and how could Obama sit under a pastor like him and it not have an effect.
    I attended a small independent Baptist church once and one of the Pastors kids came up to me and told a racial joke. Needless to say we did not last in that church.
    It was Obamas choice to stay in a hate speech environment.
    Either he agreed or he was to lazy to leave. I think is was the first one.
     
  5. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    "It's the stuff about his preacher ... and the thing he said about Pennsylvania towns, how they turn to religion," Keith Wolfe, 41, a supermarket food stocker from Parkville, Md., said in a follow-up interview. "I don't think he'd be a really good leader."


    Not a surprise.
     
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    Or it was politcally expedient at best.
     
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    This gets my vote as the snappiest answer to an OP yet! :thumbs:
     
  8. LeBuick

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    I agree, that works better than the IS defense... :thumbs:
     
  9. NiteShift

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    Also, Hillary's experience under fire counts for alot.
     
  10. sag38

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    You have to give her credit for milking Obama's image problems. She is politically expedient. I remember when she spoke in Selma, AL a few years ago. Low and behold she had a southern accent.
     
  11. LeBuick

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    You're joking, isn't that an insult or like making fun of people???
     
  12. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    It is the "experiences" that put her "under fire" in the first place that are a huge part of her problem.
     
  13. LeBuick

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    :laugh: :thumbs:

    Next Obama will tell us about riding down the gang infested streets of Chicago and how he came under fire for wearing blue in a red neighborhood.
     
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    You mean how underpressure she breaks down and cries in public? That kind of expereince?
     
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    That was an absolute embarrassment.

    She tried to sound like a black preacher, and ended up sounding like a fool.
     
  16. NiteShift

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    What I had in mind was the 'dodging sniper fire' incident. J/K
     
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