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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 10:18 PM
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35. You pose a thought-provoking hypothetical...and I appreciate your perspective.
Edited on Fri Dec-21-07 10:24 PM by jefferson_dem
Ultimately, I would need to judge the candidate within the broader context of his or her overall message and full set of policy positions, coupled with a consideration of the qualities and deficiencies of the other candidates running.

Bottom line...this would not be a disqualifier for me.

EDIT: I don't necessarily stipulate that the Booth - racist situtation is totally representative of the Obama - Donnie McClurkin situtation.
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  -Thoughts on Barack Obama: a parable about racism and homophobia ruggerson  Dec-21-07 06:38 PM   #0 
  - thank you  dsc   Dec-21-07 06:41 PM   #1 
  - Nice.. managed to get Barack's name, racism and homophobia in the title. ::wild applause::  K Gardner   Dec-21-07 06:42 PM   #2 
  - wow just wow  dsc   Dec-21-07 06:43 PM   #3 
  - It does for me.  MNDemNY   Dec-21-07 06:44 PM   #4 
  - Couldn't be further from the truth. But I don't have to defend myself to you  K Gardner   Dec-21-07 06:48 PM   #6 
     - So telling the truth about exploiting bigotry  ruggerson   Dec-21-07 06:51 PM   #8 
     - It's ok, dear, you can admit that gay-rights just aren't an issue for you.  MNDemNY   Dec-21-07 06:52 PM   #9 
     - Is this the new catch phrase:  seasonedblue   Dec-21-07 07:03 PM   #12 
     - No you don't. And thanks for speaking truth to power.  ClarkUSA   Dec-21-07 09:06 PM   #20 
        - Unfortunately  ruggerson   Dec-21-07 09:34 PM   #23 
           - Yeah, you're a veritable Bill Shaheen that way.  ClarkUSA   Dec-21-07 09:40 PM   #24 
              - I'm saddened that you find bigotry amusing  ruggerson   Dec-21-07 09:51 PM   #25 
                 - Has Hillary fired her homophobic SC co-chairs yet?  ClarkUSA   Dec-21-07 09:59 PM   #27 
                    - What does Hillary have to do with this?  ruggerson   Dec-21-07 10:15 PM   #32 
                       - Gimme a break.  ClarkUSA   Dec-21-07 10:31 PM   #40 
                          - His *actions* speak louder than his words  ruggerson   Dec-21-07 10:37 PM   #41 
  - I'm sure that the gays and lebsians at DU thank you for your support.  Bluebear   Dec-21-07 06:44 PM   #5 
     - So now anyone who supports Obama is a homophobe? OMG.. that's just a stretch.  K Gardner   Dec-21-07 06:49 PM   #7 
        - I think only those that are not troubled by BHO's decision on this matter.  MNDemNY   Dec-21-07 06:58 PM   #10 
        - No, but anyone who supports him IS CONDONING homophobia.  Jim Sagle   Dec-21-07 07:00 PM   #11 
        - Baloney. I support Obama and I'm not a homophobe. He made  babylonsister   Dec-21-07 07:29 PM   #14 
           - I don't think you're a homophobe  ruggerson   Dec-21-07 07:33 PM   #15 
           - Thanks, ruggerson.  babylonsister   Dec-21-07 08:38 PM   #17 
           - Then you're in disagreement with your candidate  VarnettaTuckpocket   Dec-21-07 09:07 PM   #21 
           - "I think there are a lot of Obama supporters who aren't homophobes."  jefferson_dem   Dec-21-07 09:56 PM   #26 
           - What are your thought on the OP?  ruggerson   Dec-21-07 10:11 PM   #31 
              - Barack = Henry Booth, if they can't say they'd vote for Booth..  VarnettaTuckpocket   Dec-21-07 10:18 PM   #34 
              - You pose a thought-provoking hypothetical...and I appreciate your perspective.  jefferson_dem   Dec-21-07 10:18 PM   #35 
                 - That's valid  ruggerson   Dec-21-07 10:26 PM   #38 
                 - Re: your edit  ruggerson   Dec-22-07 11:37 AM   #63 
           - And that's it right there!  Forkboy   Dec-21-07 10:22 PM   #36 
              - None so blind as those who refuse to see n/t  VarnettaTuckpocket   Dec-21-07 10:25 PM   #37 
           - Let him apologize. He's arrogantly refused.  Jim Sagle   Dec-21-07 08:08 PM   #16 
           - Hi babylonsister  ZombieHorde   Dec-21-07 09:21 PM   #22 
              - Thank you as well.  babylonsister   Dec-21-07 10:06 PM   #29 
        - No. But obviously gay rights is just not an issue for you.  Bluebear   Dec-21-07 10:02 PM   #28 
           - Sorry to rain on your smear-parade but ...  jefferson_dem   Dec-21-07 10:10 PM   #30 
           - Bluebear, attack me, and let's talk. If this an issue you have with me,  babylonsister   Dec-21-07 11:49 PM   #43 
              - I am not attacking you.  Bluebear   Dec-22-07 01:31 AM   #48 
                 - But it is politics, all of it. You must know that given  babylonsister   Dec-22-07 01:41 AM   #50 
                    - As you know,  Bluebear   Dec-22-07 01:43 AM   #51 
                       - Actually,  babylonsister   Dec-22-07 01:49 AM   #53 
                          - I'll be here.  Bluebear   Dec-22-07 01:54 AM   #55 
  - You left out what Henry Booth told Essence magazine during the aftermath  VarnettaTuckpocket   Dec-21-07 07:26 PM   #13 
  - I hope everyone reads your post  ruggerson   Dec-22-07 10:48 AM   #62 
  - Obama's campaign released an official statement that said:  FredScuttle   Dec-27-07 10:41 PM   #65 
  - Excellent post.  Harvey Korman   Dec-21-07 08:58 PM   #18 
  - Blah blah blah bullshit.  babylonsister   Dec-21-07 11:56 PM   #44 
     - You know plenty about my candidate already.  Harvey Korman   Dec-22-07 12:32 AM   #45 
  - What about Florence Dowell's grocery store that employs KKK members?  zulchzulu   Dec-21-07 09:04 PM   #19 
  - he did what he had to  mitchtv   Dec-21-07 10:17 PM   #33 
  - I honestly cannot tell if this is sarcastic  Kurt_and_Hunter   Dec-21-07 10:30 PM   #39 
  - I was channeling  mitchtv   Dec-21-07 10:44 PM   #42 
  - That's exactly what he did. He pissed a lot of people off on DU, but  babylonsister   Dec-22-07 01:16 AM   #46 
     - Oh he enthused the homophobes!  VarnettaTuckpocket   Dec-22-07 01:23 AM   #47 
     - Get over yourself.  babylonsister   Dec-22-07 01:33 AM   #49 
        - He just "weighed his options" "It's politics"  VarnettaTuckpocket   Dec-22-07 01:47 AM   #52 
           - Sigh. He hired a popular musician. I can guarantee he didn't  babylonsister   Dec-22-07 01:52 AM   #54 
              - You're making a molehill out of a mountain  VarnettaTuckpocket   Dec-22-07 02:04 AM   #58 
     - I'm sad and disappointed  Harvey Korman   Dec-22-07 01:57 AM   #56 
        - Don't be. Why? Don't you think that was his intent, as a politician, to  babylonsister   Dec-22-07 02:04 AM   #57 
           - That's not an excuse.  Harvey Korman   Dec-22-07 02:13 AM   #59 
              - Right on, great post! nt  VarnettaTuckpocket   Dec-22-07 02:14 AM   #60 
              - 'just another politician, not some messenger of "hope" or whatever other nonsense he markets himself  Bluebear   Dec-22-07 02:21 AM   #61 
  - Well done  goodgd_yall   Dec-22-07 02:12 PM   #64 
  - Great effort. Hardened in stone seems not to be generational  wiley   Dec-27-07 11:27 PM   #66 
  - Oh. My. God.  avrdream   Dec-27-07 11:33 PM   #67 

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