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Racial Bigotry in the Presidential Race

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, May 27, 2008.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    Doesn't the radical right-wing understand that tactics like this backfire and hurt Senator JSM III's campaign and actually end up helping Senator Obama's campaign. With friends like this Senator JSM III doesn't need any enemies. I hope that all Christians will condemn racial bigotry in this presidential race.

    "The latest controversy centered on a depiction of Obama in the cross hairs of a rifle used that appeared on the cover of Georgia's Roswell Beacon newspaper. The controversy focused on the image, though the story, which included interviews with several white supremacists threatened by Obama's candidacy, reflected a deeper reality.

    Thomas Stevenson, a carpenter who lives near Atlanta, told the newspaper, "Some idiot out there's going to put a bullet in that silver-tongued devil and then there'll be a race war. There are some in our movement who are preparing for war, [even] praying for it."

    The Beacon was heavily criticized for the image, and the local Holiday Inn announced it would stop doing business with the paper."

    - www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=4918487&page=1
     
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    exscentric Well-Known Member
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    I rather doubt that radical right wing white supremists are McCain backers anyway, nor do they probably care how their actions reflect on him whether they support him or not. :laugh:
     
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    webdog Active Member
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    I'm gone for 2 weeks and you are now a Barr supporter? :laugh:

    Who's next?
     
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    Much ado about nothing. As ususal.
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member
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    The only racism I have witnessed in this campaign has been on the part of the Obama campaign and his supporters.
     
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    The prejudiced Mrs. Obama has stated her husband could be shot while getting gas, a long time ago. She brought it up, first.
     
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    Yup, just like all the ado about a certain middle name - as usual.

    Good point Rev.
     
  9. KenH

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    I am amazed that some of my fellow Christians don't think that racism is a big deal in this campaign - from all sides. :tear:
     
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    Oh, some of your fellow Christians do think racisim is a big deal in this campaign, and that's why we are so opposed to Obama and his 20 year association with Dr Jeremiah Wright, for one. Not to mention his ties to his Kenyan cousin who happened to instigate muslim burning of Christian churches and killing Christians over there when the election didn't go the way they wanted it. Yep, we certainly do think racisim is a big deal in this election. A very big deal.

    http://www.salemthesoldier.us/jonsson_obama_2008_series_01.html
     
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    I am saddened that apparently some of my fellow Christians only think that racism is a big deal in this campaign when it comes from the Left. Unfortunately, they do not write with the same vehemence(if they write about it at all) when it comes from the Right. :tear:
     
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    You've started a thread with a false premise.

    You shouldn't expect it to hold together for long.

    But you can keep trying. I'm done. :wavey:
     
  13. KenH

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    I certainly hope that expecting Christians to condemn racism regardless of the source is not a false premise.
     
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    Is this another one of those Muslims who will overlook Mr. Obama's stance on same-sex marriages and abortion?

    This carpet-bombing of Mr. Obama has backfired on its proponents - they are placed in the exceedingly awkward position of how to explain how Mr. Obama has radical Islamist connections and yet also supports policies that Muslim extremists would oppose - abortion and rights for same-sex marriages.
     
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    I don't think that there is an issue about whether African-Americans will vote for Senator Obama. This will be the first time that a major political party has nominated an African-American for president. So the acceptance of his candidacy among white European-Americans will certainly be the subject of much research.
     
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    Personally, I voted for Alan Keyes in the primary.

    Ed
     
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