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qijackie Donating Member (238 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-12-08 06:47 PM
Response to Reply #25
29. What does "banking on" mean? Some sort of feeble insult ?
I'm saying that a very large proportion of "white" people in the United States hold a substantial amount of prejudice against people that are not perceived by them as "white" and such prejudice is very likely going to influence their thoughts, decisions, and actions in their daily lives(including in voting). Although I do believe that the younger people are far less fixed in their racial views than their parents, it certainly is out there and not in small numbers.
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  -Is it possible racism WILL keep Obama out of the White House? shomino  May-12-08 06:25 PM   #0 
  - I think not...  gabby garcia   May-12-08 06:26 PM   #1 
  - Is is completely disengenuous coming from someone with her unfavorables  rosebud57   May-12-08 06:27 PM   #2 
  - Even if it is...  shomino   May-12-08 06:28 PM   #6 
  - yes when the candidate is as charismatic as Obama is  rosebud57   May-12-08 08:32 PM   #84 
  - how do you suppose she got those "unfavorables?"  Evergreen Emerald   May-12-08 06:31 PM   #13 
     - Lots of ways many of which have to do with Clenis, meaning of "is", dishonesty, negative  rosebud57   May-12-08 07:23 PM   #55 
        - yes...just as I suspected.  Evergreen Emerald   May-12-08 07:45 PM   #66 
           - annoying people come in both genders, misogyny doesn't explain the errors her campaign made  rosebud57   May-12-08 08:16 PM   #77 
           - Everyone made mistakes in the one is perfect.  Evergreen Emerald   May-12-08 08:27 PM   #82 
              - Life is not fair, Everyone doesn't get to be prom king/queen, reality bites, it is what it is  rosebud57   May-12-08 08:41 PM   #88 
              - There's a difference between a candidate that makes mistakes  MadMaddie   May-12-08 09:22 PM   #97 
           - Most people here are not misogynists  OhioBlues   May-13-08 04:54 AM   #123 
  - Probably  galaxy21   May-12-08 06:27 PM   #3 
  - I Think You Post Is.....  rsmith6621   May-12-08 06:28 PM   #4 
  - no  Botany   May-12-08 06:28 PM   #5 
  - Ummm....have you seen some of those pics of hillary voters?  galaxy21   May-12-08 06:31 PM   #12 
     - hillary supporters are not  beezlebum   May-12-08 06:38 PM   #23 
  - It's possible.  Bornaginhooligan   May-12-08 06:28 PM   #7 
  - Damn. That was perfect.  Solomon   May-12-08 07:41 PM   #65 
  - Agreed. Excellent response.  Barrymores Ghost   May-12-08 08:04 PM   #73 
  - No, it is not possible. Americans will rise to the challenge of getting  FrenchieCat   May-12-08 06:29 PM   #8 
  - There are more of us (who abhor racism and racists)  C_U_L8R   May-12-08 06:29 PM   #9 
  - Once again I should make clear I support Obama  shomino   May-12-08 06:30 PM   #11 
     - No worries. There was never any doubt.  C_U_L8R   May-12-08 06:37 PM   #21 
     - Don't get it  Number23   May-12-08 08:59 PM   #93 
        - Heh, thanks for the honest response.  shomino   May-12-08 09:08 PM   #95 
  - I think Obama can register enough young voters to cancel out the racists....  PoliticalAmazon   May-12-08 06:30 PM   #10 
  - Are you saying that young voters are never racists?  qijackie   May-12-08 06:38 PM   #22 
     - How many are you "banking" on?  FrenchieCat   May-12-08 06:41 PM   #25 
     - What does "banking on" mean? Some sort of feeble insult ?  qijackie   May-12-08 06:47 PM   #29 
        - Many of them are Republicans...and they are the same ones that  FrenchieCat   May-12-08 06:58 PM   #38 
        - No, I don't get it.  qijackie   May-12-08 07:02 PM   #41 
           - Are you from West Virginia?  FrenchieCat   May-12-08 07:06 PM   #46 
           - How terribly amusing.  qijackie   May-12-08 07:15 PM   #51 
           - New poll out today.....Obama 51, McCain 44 vs. Clinton 49, McCain 46. Primary #'s O53 v. C. 41  FrenchieCat   May-12-08 07:17 PM   #54 
              - Thanks for the info. Personally, I want a Democrat elected - I want it very badly...  qijackie   May-12-08 07:36 PM   #59 
                 - I reject your "lesser of two evils" rationalization.  Barrymores Ghost   May-12-08 10:34 PM   #112 
                    - Revolution.  qijackie   May-13-08 09:03 PM   #137 
        - Speak for yourself Rush.  IsItJustMe   May-12-08 07:03 PM   #42 
     - I believe young people are less likely to be racist. Certainly, there ....  PoliticalAmazon   May-12-08 06:54 PM   #35 
        - Yes and no. I agree that it seems the flagrant racism has  qijackie   May-12-08 07:01 PM   #40 
           - You're right. And bad economic times seems to bring out the worst of it. n/t  PoliticalAmazon   May-12-08 07:05 PM   #44 
              - No kidding. Toss a little "survival" stress into the mix and all hell tends to break loose.  qijackie   May-12-08 07:10 PM   #50 
  - It could be one among multiple causes if Obama gets the nomination and loses the election  slackmaster   May-12-08 06:32 PM   #14 
  - No. Not possible  panader0   May-12-08 06:33 PM   #15 
  - I think there are more of us who are not racist, than those that are. nt  gateley   May-12-08 06:33 PM   #16 
  - I would argue that GWDumbshit was NEVER elected, let alone re-elected  grannylib   May-12-08 06:34 PM   #17 
  - But it could be used as a talking point after election stealing, like guns & gays in 04  Overseas   May-12-08 06:53 PM   #34 
     - Gotcha, and that's what scares me most, a squeaker that  grannylib   May-13-08 06:41 PM   #136 
  - no.  beezlebum   May-12-08 06:34 PM   # 
  - Obama's mother was white. His father was black  wurzel   May-12-08 06:34 PM   #18 
  - Some black people don't like mixed race blacks... ditto for white people  Juniperx   May-12-08 07:36 PM   #60 
  - Possibly  laptoprepairguy   May-12-08 06:34 PM   #19 
  - no  enid602   May-12-08 06:37 PM   #20 
  - ...  beezlebum   May-12-08 06:39 PM   #24 
  - If Obama wins against McCain then no  rock   May-12-08 06:42 PM   #26 
  - Aren't we all racist to some degree?  shomino   May-12-08 06:44 PM   #27 
  - i'm not sure if you're sincerely attempting to start an honest dialogue  beezlebum   May-12-08 06:51 PM   #33 
  - Note that I specified : "To some degree".  shomino   May-12-08 08:24 PM   #80 
  - I think we all are to some degree. There are some that were raised without the taint of racism.  IsItJustMe   May-12-08 07:15 PM   #52 
  - Why don't you answer your own question, for yourself?  Barrymores Ghost   May-12-08 08:09 PM   #75 
     - OK let me rephrase: Isn't everyone racist to some degree?  shomino   May-12-08 08:22 PM   #79 
        - We probably all  graycem   May-12-08 08:41 PM   #87 
        - I don't think one has to claim"perfection" to say that racism plays no part in one's life.  Barrymores Ghost   May-12-08 10:06 PM   #106 
  - Nope the younger generation will not let it happen  grantcart   May-12-08 06:46 PM   #28 
  - Yes, it is - BUT I think  elfin   May-12-08 06:48 PM   #30 
  - hilary has no points ..hilary has only  zidzi   May-12-08 06:50 PM   #31 
  - Well, to be honest, I'm afraid to answer with the truth.  Jamastiene   May-12-08 06:51 PM   #32 
  - I like you. You made me laugh and you are also right - an irristable combo!!  qijackie   May-12-08 06:54 PM   #36 
  - Of course it's possible. It'll be there until the end.  Carrieyazel   May-12-08 06:58 PM   #37 
  - It's always possible. Won't know til we try though! :)  BlooInBloo   May-12-08 06:59 PM   #39 
  - I had no idea there were so many...  stillcool47   May-12-08 07:05 PM   #43 
  - If Obama loses due to race, our country should be shamed by the rest of the world.  MessiahRp   May-12-08 07:06 PM   #45 
  - Not in most states, but if that were true, she wouldn't stand a frickn' chance either /nt  still_one   May-12-08 07:08 PM   #47 
  - Yes, that's always been possible,  LWolf   May-12-08 07:09 PM   #48 
  - Sure anything is possible, after all stupidity put W in the whitehouse.  canadian_is_cold   May-12-08 07:09 PM   #49 
  - In 50 years, 6 blacks have run for the Presidency. All lost. 6 women have also run. All lost.  Xithras   May-12-08 07:16 PM   #53 
  - Yes. It is possible. But I hope not probable.  kwenu   May-12-08 07:28 PM   #56 
  - If they can call it something else to the satisfaction  mmonk   May-12-08 07:33 PM   #57 
  - no chance but fear of white backlash is being marketed by Clinton for the Primary Race  crankychatter   May-12-08 07:35 PM   #58 
  - absolutely but sexism could have kept Hillary out  dmordue   May-12-08 07:38 PM   #61 
  - Why is sexism never an issue regarding electability?  dansolo   May-12-08 07:38 PM   #62 
  - Its a big issue. Likely neither can win the Big One.  qijackie   May-12-08 07:48 PM   #68 
  - Okay, I'll bite. You think McCain will win -- why?  Barrymores Ghost   May-12-08 07:50 PM   #69 
     - Sorry - wasn't fishing. But I do tend to think McCain will win.  qijackie   May-12-08 08:05 PM   #74 
        - I think it's wasted energy to speculate on why you think either of them "can't win."  Barrymores Ghost   May-12-08 08:14 PM   #76 
           - Your opinion is only that. And mine is mine.  qijackie   May-12-08 08:19 PM   #78 
  - Oh, sexism is DEFINITELY a big issue.  shomino   May-12-08 09:22 PM   #98 
  - Anything is possible  BrentTaylor   May-12-08 07:39 PM   #63 
  - Your concern is noted n/t  IWantAnyDem   May-12-08 07:40 PM   #64 
  - Gee, nobody's ever thought to ask that question.  Barrymores Ghost   May-12-08 07:47 PM   #67 
  - Polls say NO  kenny blankenship   May-12-08 07:52 PM   #70 
  - I dunno. Is it possible the inevitability of Obama's nomination will blow open the floodgates...  Barrymores Ghost   May-12-08 07:56 PM   #71 
  - And also a torrent..  shomino   May-12-08 09:03 PM   #94 
     - Looks like a nerve was touched. n/t  Barrymores Ghost   May-12-08 09:56 PM   #105 
        - Ever heard of the expression "ad-hominem"?  shomino   May-12-08 10:07 PM   #107 
           - Well, as an Obama delegate, financial supporter and a geez...  Barrymores Ghost   May-12-08 10:30 PM   #111 
              - Firstly, I never said anyone was "wasting their time" supporting Obama.  shomino   May-12-08 10:51 PM   #113 
              - Exactly. Bad things have indeed happened.  livingmadness   May-13-08 03:41 AM   #115 
              - A delegate? How cool!  livingmadness   May-13-08 03:47 AM   #116 
  - No. it's the playing of the race card that will get him nominated  unlawflcombatnt   May-12-08 07:58 PM   #72 
  - It's not the stating of an opinion  graycem   May-12-08 08:59 PM   #91 
  - No. Go find the numbers of the AA vote that Kerry got, that Gore got,  sfexpat2000   May-12-08 10:14 PM   #108 
  - Is it possible to be somewhat racist  Life Long Dem   May-12-08 08:24 PM   #81 
  - Hillary has made that closer to becoming a reality by encouraging racism  Levgreee   May-12-08 08:29 PM   #83 
  - Bullshit.  qijackie   May-12-08 08:36 PM   #86 
     - saying "as far as I know" in relation to a categorical fact, when there are race-based rumors  Levgreee   May-12-08 08:55 PM   #89 
        - Muslim is not a race  Lilith Velkor   May-12-08 09:46 PM   #101 
           - I'm sorry I didn't spell it out to you... if Obama was a white man, the Muslim rumor wouldn't  Levgreee   May-13-08 04:33 AM   #121 
              - Levgree, think about this. If Barack Obama's name was  HopeLives   May-13-08 06:21 AM   #129 
  - It is entirely possible but not as probable as people might think.  MrSlayer   May-12-08 08:34 PM   #85 
  - YES!!!  TheDonkey   May-12-08 08:58 PM   #90 
  - no. mccain is hopeless. this is THE perfect chance to make history, because the guy has no chance.  goletian   May-12-08 08:59 PM   #92 
  - you really just fell off the turnip truck, didn't you? mccain has at least as good a chance as Obama  VotesForWomen   May-12-08 09:53 PM   #104 
     - McCain may not even live until November.  sfexpat2000   May-12-08 10:16 PM   #109 
     - why? you like him? no he has no chance. hes flip flopped on everything and the far right isnt happy  goletian   May-13-08 01:53 AM   #114 
  - Considering the Hillary and Bill have spent their lives fighting  MadMaddie   May-12-08 09:12 PM   #96 
  - After Bush's 8 years of horse-shit, no chance in hell for another repuke to occupy the WH.  Imagevision   May-12-08 09:25 PM   # 
  - I hear a lot of people saying "theres no chance McCain will win"!  shomino   May-12-08 09:30 PM   #100 
     - The wise thing to do is to focus on what you CAN do  livingmadness   May-13-08 03:54 AM   #118 
  - I certainly hope not. But, it will be a real test . If he wins, it will  Laura PackYourBags   May-12-08 09:25 PM   #99 
  - possibly. it's also possible that over-zealous false accusations of racism from his campaign could  VotesForWomen   May-12-08 09:50 PM   #102 
  - LOL  sfexpat2000   May-12-08 10:17 PM   #110 
  - Like over-zealous and false accusations of sexism and misogyny will keep Hillary from it?  Barrymores Ghost   May-13-08 10:26 AM   #134 
  - In my mind RACISIM is the only thing that COULD keep him out  hollowdweller   May-12-08 09:53 PM   #103 
  - That WAS AP Point of view and ANYONE paying attention! Over 91% Blacks voting for BO..  indimuse   May-13-08 03:51 AM   #117 
  - Racism is the only way he might be kept out of the White House  TexasObserver   May-13-08 04:01 AM   #119 
  - It is possible that an asteroid will hit the earth and wipe us out before then  n2doc   May-13-08 04:07 AM   #120 
  - maybe . . . but it's much more likely that election fraud will do the trick . . .  OneBlueSky   May-13-08 04:38 AM   #122 
  - Suck it and see, I guess  Prophet 451   May-13-08 05:14 AM   #124 
  - No more than Sexism or Ageism will keep McCain or Clinton out  livingmadness   May-13-08 05:58 AM   #125 
  - yes, we know people  DemReadingDU   May-13-08 06:03 AM   #126 
  - I'd like to find out for sure, please.  rucky   May-13-08 06:05 AM   #127 
  - I think a RW campaign of fear based on lies is far more likely to do the trick  Marrah_G   May-13-08 06:06 AM   #128 
  - I believe racism is by far the biggest hurdle for Obama to overcome  Ian_rd   May-13-08 06:34 AM   #130 
  - Things change. When I was a childhood no Afro Americans or Asian Americans  Old Crusoe   May-13-08 06:37 AM   #131 
  - This is how we get around that--  eridani   May-13-08 06:42 AM   #132 
  - It's possible racism will keep BOTH out of the WH  cici4691   May-13-08 06:43 AM   #133 
  - No More Or Less Possible Than Racism Will Be Used as a Tool to Put Him IN the White House  Crisco   May-13-08 10:39 AM   #135 
  - If it does, The Clintons will NOT EVER regain their good standing with the AA Community.  ShortnFiery   May-13-08 09:05 PM   #138 

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