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wanpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 08:10 PM
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11. no one knows...yes, race is the huge elephant in the room...the media asks why O isn't 10 pts ahead
Edited on Tue Aug-12-08 08:12 PM by wanpete
when they know the answer, because he is black. cokie roberts says that Hawaii is too "exotic" a place for him to vacation. What is "exotic"-code word for brown/black/not like the white establishment. all that we can do is vote, get out the vote, educate all that we know and can have reasonable conversations with, and trust Barack to continue to do what he has done which is run a fantastic campaign and show himself to be the true statesman and intelligent leader that he is.

the rest? we'll just have to wait and see.
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  -Effect of Racism upon November steve2470  Aug-12-08 07:42 PM   #0 
  - Our America will tell us in November whether the amount of Melanin in our nominee's skin  FrenchieCat   Aug-12-08 07:43 PM   #1 
  - It's really all this election is about, though we're not allowed to say so, of course.  BlooInBloo   Aug-12-08 07:44 PM   #3 
     - Well it should be about rejecting the United Corporation of America.......  FrenchieCat   Aug-12-08 07:46 PM   #5 
        - Yup. So many things *should* be. Thankfully we have an excellent chance at getting on some of them..  BlooInBloo   Aug-12-08 07:51 PM   #7 
  - Racists do not have a voting majority. Period.  tekisui   Aug-12-08 07:44 PM   #2 
  - Really?  ContinentalOp   Aug-12-08 08:39 PM   #15 
     - Well, it is my belief, and my hope that  tekisui   Aug-12-08 08:43 PM   #17 
  - Sadly, I am afraid that there will be those who will vote for skin color,  BrklynLiberal   Aug-12-08 07:45 PM   #4 
  - Well, I know some folks who won't vote for an old ass crazy warmonger......  FrenchieCat   Aug-12-08 07:47 PM   #6 
  - Racists won't vote for Obama.  CakeGrrl   Aug-12-08 07:52 PM   #8 
  - It will be a factor, but no one knows the magnitude.  elkston   Aug-12-08 07:53 PM   #9 
  - Good points. I also wonder how Obama's name will look on the ballot  Truth Hurts A Lot   Aug-12-08 09:31 PM   #22 
     - I thought about that too. If they put "Hussien" in there, it could cost some votes  elkston   Aug-12-08 09:42 PM   #25 
  - I too wonder...  qwlauren35   Aug-12-08 07:56 PM   #10 
  - no one knows...yes, race is the huge elephant in the room...the media asks why O isn't 10 pts ahead  wanpete   Aug-12-08 08:10 PM   #11 
  - Ok at the risk of locking this up myself  Bluzmann57   Aug-12-08 08:18 PM   #12 
  - I can understand your reaction but overt racists like that trucker are probably not as dangerous as  eshfemme   Aug-12-08 08:35 PM   #13 
  - Yeah, you're likely right  Bluzmann57   Aug-12-08 08:39 PM   #16 
     - But ultimately, even if they are racists, if you suppress their vote, that just increases their  eshfemme   Aug-12-08 08:55 PM   #20 
     - Yeah. They may not be overt but their various endless "concerns"  Truth Hurts A Lot   Aug-12-08 09:34 PM   #23 
  - well, if some of the racists just stay home, that will help O  wanpete   Aug-12-08 08:37 PM   #14 
  - That's fine. Let him stay home.  ContinentalOp   Aug-12-08 08:47 PM   #18 
  - K&R  qwlauren35   Aug-12-08 08:53 PM   #19 
  - I hope racism can be counter-balanced -- tipping the scales the other way -- by new voters!!  Sparkly   Aug-12-08 09:13 PM   #21 
  - One thing I can guarantee--  fortyfeetunder   Aug-12-08 09:37 PM   #24 
  - It will have an effect  quakerboy   Aug-12-08 09:53 PM   #26 
  - Steve, I hope it won't have much effect. I ran across this news story via Google News today:  highplainsdem   Aug-12-08 10:28 PM   #27 
     - It's an obvious factor  TheKentuckian   Aug-13-08 04:15 AM   #28 
 

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