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independent_voter Donating Member (283 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-06-10 02:00 PM
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59. Are there people against Obama because they are racist? Of course there are
Edited on Wed Oct-06-10 02:01 PM by independent_voter
but there are a lot of working/middle class whites who would be eager to vote for him in 2012 if they really saw a turnaround in the free trade issues that are hurting them. Even if it were just a roadmap - but there isnt one

and they get offended as hell their lack of enthusiasm is dismissed as 'racist'
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  -AP-GfK Poll: Working-Class Whites Shun Dems Elmore Furth  Oct-06-10 03:21 AM   #0 
  - I do not trust the AP in any way, shape nor form  Nostradammit   Oct-06-10 03:41 AM   #1 
  - not. n/t  indimuse   Oct-06-10 03:47 AM   #2 
  - I fit the demographic. I'm a huge leftist-Democrat supporter  NBachers   Oct-06-10 04:45 AM   #3 
  - Voters 65 And Older  DallasNE   Oct-06-10 04:50 AM   #4 
  - Nah, I don't buy that...  Iowa   Oct-06-10 01:11 PM   #48 
  - Uneducated favor carnies...  boppers   Oct-06-10 04:53 AM   #5 
  - I don't know what "carnies" are but it sounds disparaging..and guess what?  whathehell   Oct-06-10 09:25 AM   #33 
  - Carny is slang for "carnival worker"  alp227   Oct-06-10 11:40 AM   #37 
  - I don't need a wikipedia link..  whathehell   Oct-06-10 11:59 AM   #40 
  - No disparagement meant, as I'm part of a carny family.  boppers   Oct-07-10 02:26 PM   #66 
  - Oh yeah. I can see by your homepage that you're too young to remember  whathehell   Oct-06-10 01:13 PM   #49 
     - that bugs me too  independent_voter   Oct-06-10 01:24 PM   #53 
     - Right...but I hoped it also bothered you  whathehell   Oct-06-10 01:31 PM   #54 
        - that's ABSOLUTELY why it bothered me  independent_voter   Oct-06-10 01:33 PM   #55 
           - No.  whathehell   Oct-06-10 01:46 PM   #57 
           - true - all too often i see people ok with someone ELSE getting the shaft  independent_voter   Oct-06-10 01:49 PM   #58 
              - Yes...It's an "everyman for himself" attitude which is both cold and foolish, imo.n/t  whathehell   Oct-06-10 02:02 PM   #60 
           - I entered the workforce in that late 80's/early 90's.  boppers   Oct-07-10 02:38 PM   #68 
     - Homepage?  boppers   Oct-07-10 02:29 PM   #67 
  - Thank TALK RADIO!  SkyDaddy7   Oct-06-10 05:18 AM   #6 
  - surrounded by weak minded gullible knuckle heads  saigon68   Oct-06-10 07:29 AM   #15 
  - Same damn thing up in my area of SW PA  RamboLiberal   Oct-06-10 05:55 PM   #63 
  - I don't have a 4 year degree...  ingac70   Oct-06-10 05:51 AM   #7 
  - I used to say that you couldn't pay me to vote Republican.  whyverne   Oct-06-10 06:00 AM   #8 
     - I reckon everyone can be a whore and has their price. n/t  ingac70   Oct-06-10 06:05 AM   #9 
     - We have a secret ballot  The Wizard   Oct-06-10 08:15 AM   #17 
  - "Activist governing"??? What is that, some kind of dog whistle phrase?  Zoeisright   Oct-06-10 06:08 AM   #10 
  - They really object to "Blackness of the young president"  Doctor_J   Oct-06-10 12:12 PM   #41 
  - It's been like this, to varying degrees, since 1968....  Burma Jones   Oct-06-10 06:58 AM   #11 
  - Utter garbage  Alcibiades   Oct-06-10 07:10 AM   #12 
  - Yep, the methodology sucks. nt  bemildred   Oct-06-10 07:15 AM   #14 
  - 416 is way too small of a sample  wilt the stilt   Oct-06-10 08:17 AM   #18 
  - That's really stupid! Republicans are the ones who ship jobs overseas!  Joanne98   Oct-06-10 07:14 AM   #13 
  - The Republicrats and the Demlicans have both done that.  No Elephants   Oct-06-10 08:57 AM   #24 
  - Another example of people voting against their best interests  Tempest   Oct-06-10 08:13 AM   #16 
  - I agree. And unfortunately I personally see that same sentiment with many working class whites.  Owl   Oct-06-10 08:51 AM   #23 
  - Which of these is in working peoples' "best interest"? NAFTA, MFN China, Bankster bailouts,  Romulox   Oct-06-10 09:11 AM   #28 
  - The bank bailouts were necessary  Tempest   Oct-06-10 09:16 AM   #29 
  - But bailouts of regular people aren't, huh? What were you saying about "best interests", again?  Romulox   Oct-06-10 09:18 AM   #30 
     - Nice strawman  Tempest   Oct-06-10 09:51 AM   #34 
     - No Strawman. We're talking about Democratic policies as they exist on the ground.  Romulox   Oct-06-10 10:01 AM   #35 
        - nothing in this crisis has addressed the free trade causes of it  independent_voter   Oct-06-10 01:14 PM   #50 
     - What do you mean by "bailouts of regular people"?  Owl   Oct-06-10 09:20 PM   #64 
  - you forgot H-1b visas and outsourcing too nt  independent_voter   Oct-06-10 01:04 PM   #45 
  - With a two party system, and the sorry state of today's DLC driven Democratic party...  Iowa   Oct-06-10 01:18 PM   #51 
     - DLC Driven means the economic voter has NO choice  independent_voter   Oct-06-10 01:20 PM   #52 
  - Yet another case of Friedman Shitonomics being allowed another decade margin of error . . .  HughBeaumont   Oct-06-10 08:19 AM   #19 
  - Spending trillions on multinational banks, almost nothing on regular people = "Keynesian"? Really?  Romulox   Oct-06-10 09:07 AM   #26 
     - TARP = Bush II /Paulson, not Obama.  HughBeaumont   Oct-06-10 09:18 AM   #31 
        - Stop. Obama voted for, spoke in favor of, and spent half of TARP  Romulox   Oct-06-10 09:23 AM   #32 
        - Senator Obama voted for TARP nt  independent_voter   Oct-06-10 01:05 PM   #46 
  - Complete bullshit. n/t  Jefferson23   Oct-06-10 08:30 AM   #20 
  - And those of us that have a job....  AnneD   Oct-06-10 08:44 AM   #21 
  - Stupid people will get what they deserve  impik   Oct-06-10 08:50 AM   #22 
  - Smart people don't get what they deserve, though.  No Elephants   Oct-06-10 08:59 AM   #25 
  - This is because the Democrats refuse to adopt economic populism  Romulox   Oct-06-10 09:09 AM   #27 
  - the term is 'neoliberalism'  independent_voter   Oct-06-10 01:10 PM   #47 
  - what bullsh*t, "flocking to Republicans..."  RussBLib   Oct-06-10 10:25 AM   #36 
  - I think we'll see more and more fake polls before the elections. nt  mcollins   Oct-06-10 11:46 AM   #38 
  - If they don't support us then they must be punished  AngryAmish   Oct-06-10 11:48 AM   #39 
  - ..and their freeloading, tax cheatin' pets too!  whathehell   Oct-06-10 12:36 PM   #42 
  - This seems like a crock.  Quantess   Oct-06-10 12:51 PM   #43 
  - The "dumbing down" of America by republicans since the Reagan era  Zorra   Oct-06-10 12:52 PM   #44 
  - Democrats are forgetting that the gains came from disgust with the incumbant party  independent_voter   Oct-06-10 01:42 PM   #56 
  - Are there people against Obama because they are racist? Of course there are  independent_voter   Oct-06-10 02:00 PM   #59 
  - the thinking of serfs.  maxsolomon   Oct-06-10 03:35 PM   #61 
  - Voting to help the rich people they think they'll become.  Starbucks Anarchist   Oct-06-10 03:42 PM   #62 
  - It's not as if educated whites go for Democrats whole-hog. Lyndon Johnson was the last  ProgressiveEconomist   Oct-07-10 06:41 AM   #65 
  - Where the hell are they finding these people?  DiverDave   Oct-07-10 02:43 PM   #69 
  - These are the people DLCers directly piss on. (nt)  w4rma   Oct-07-10 03:16 PM   #70 
     - +1  independent_voter   Oct-07-10 05:43 PM   #71 

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