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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 05:59 PM
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85. Call him what you like. But we'll lose the argument unless we eliminate
their obvious "out."

Like it or not, Bush and his cronies CAN make a GOOD case against his being a racist. They can NOT make such a case when it comes to class.

Blacks/hispanics voted for Bush in larger numbers than before:

http://www.nola.com/national/t-p/index.ssf?/base/news-0...

In Ohio, according to exit polls conducted by the National Election Pool, Bush won 16 percent of the black vote, up from 9 percent in 2000.

David Bositis, an analyst of black politics at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, calculates that if Kerry had won black votes at the same rate as Al Gore, he would have gained 55,000 that instead went to Bush, a net switch of 110,000.

Kerry was trailing Bush by 136,000 votes in Ohio when he conceded, having concluded that counting the more than 100,000 provisional ballots couldn't change the outcome. With those additional 110,000 black votes, Bositis said, the identity of the next president might still be in doubt.

Bush scored a similar gain with black voters in the battleground states of Florida, where the 13 percent contributed to his comfortable victory, and in Pennsylvania, where Democrats were able to absorb the 16 percent and still win.


We can keep on calling Bush/Neo-cons racist, and keep losing elections in the process.

After all were the ones who look condescending and perhaps "racist" if we continually perpetuate the "Rice and Gonzales are too DUMB to realize they're being used" meme.
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