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Racial Misgivings of Democrats

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Racial misgivings of Dems an Obama issue


    WASHINGTON (AP) - Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks _ many calling them "lazy," "violent" or responsible for their own troubles.


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    More than a third of all white Democrats and independents _ voters Obama can't win the White House without _ agreed with at least one negative adjective about blacks, according to the survey, and they are significantly less likely to vote for Obama than those who don't have such views.

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    Lots of Republicans harbor prejudices, too, but the survey found they weren't voting against Obama because of his race.
     
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  2. LadyEagle

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    Imagine how the numbers would be if people discovered he's more Arab than Negro. :eek:
     
  3. JustChristian

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    This was a nice sentiment but it no longer seems to apply:

    "Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
     
  4. KenH

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    Kenyans are Arabs?
     
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    I think the findings would be different if the Republicans were running a black president candidate, such as Colin Powell or Condi Rice.
     
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    I would not vote for either of them. Both are liberals. But I would vote for Alan Keyes, a conservative.
     
  7. KenH

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    I believe you, LE.
     
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    Isn't Negro an African American? He is American via his mother and his father if from Kenya which last I knew was in Africa so how do you derive this?
     
  9. LeBuick

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    Liberals... Now imagine that... I haven't seen them at any of the meetings.

    Isn't he the isolationist? The one who wants to cut ties to everything different?
     
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    You like to misrepresent our position as "isolationist", if it's on purpose, or not I can't tell....opposition to NAFTA doesn't make him an isolationist. I would think we could trade with countries instead of sanctioning them to death, with his method....
     
  11. carpro

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    That wouldn't change the fact that 30% of democrats, supposedly the party of tolerance, are racially prejudiced.

    Almost all Republicans are politically prejudiced, meaning a black conservative would meet with almost total acceptance by Republicans
     
  12. KenH

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    Wanna bet?
     
  13. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Sure.

    Now prove that statement is false.
     
  14. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    What! :eek:

    No proof?
     
  15. LadyEagle

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    Alan Keyes - would be accepted AND lauded by most Conservative Republicans along with maybe a few morality issue-oriented Dems along the way. You betcha!
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member
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    The key word is "conservative".

    Color and sex do not matter to conservative Republicans like they do to democrats as a whole.
     
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    BINGO!!!!:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     
  18. LeBuick

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    But wasn't the lady who called Obama an Arab conservative? How about the ones who said they are scared because he is different or because of his middle name? I don't know if you can make this case stick???
     
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