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AgadorSparticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:58 PM
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From the Progressives: Ferraro, Clintons Love the Race Card
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Ferraro, Clintons Love the Race Card
By Matthew Rothschild, March 12, 2008
Barack Obama scored another impressive victory on Tuesday, crushing Clinton 61% to 37% in Mississippi.

But the mainstream media gave it a ho-hum, and to the extent that they covered it, they focused on the racial split in the voting.

Obama won a whopping 91% of the black vote, and Clinton won 72 % of the white vote. But white independents went to Clinton only 55% to 40%, yet you would have been hard pressed to pull that stat out of the CNN exit polling data, so little attention did it get.

Its in Clintons interest to stress the racial divide because the more the Clintonites can dwell on Obamas blackness, the more they can scare up the racist white vote for themselves.


http://www.progressive.org/mag_wx031208
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:03 PM
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1. It was obama who played the race card when he shouted
"Racism!" from the rooftops to solidy the SC black voting block. And it worked. And the media gave and continues to give him cover.

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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:05 PM
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3. I agree - Obama's playing the race card worked to stop Hillary's NH win momentum
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:05 PM
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4. You can't possibly be THAT confused...
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 02:06 PM by polichick
Bill Clinton played the race card in SC ~ and Hillary has apologized for it.
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:21 PM
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8. You are falling for the media hype
"Fairy tale" had nothing to do with racism. It was a contrived plan to win SC and it worked with the help of the media and the surrogotes. Remember the list Obama's camp sent out of "Clinton's racist statments?" The list included her MLK comment-not racist and his Fairy tale comment--not racist.

But don't let facts stand in the way of a good history re-write.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:32 PM
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9. That's not the Clinton comment that I was referring to...
It was especially the one about Jackson winning SC ~ when I heard Bill say that, I wished I'd never worked to get him elected.

It was a "contrived plan" alright ~ but not Obama's.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:07 PM
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5. Got any photos of him shouting from the rooftops in SC?
I'd love to see them.



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Nedsdag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:42 PM
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11. Why did Bill Clinton bring up Jesse Jackson's name?
John Edwards won the South Carolina primary in 2004, why didn't he mention him?

Oh, that's right! He's white!
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:04 PM
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2. disagree - I see the situation as Obama playing race card to scare/shame/pride AA's to 91%
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:10 PM
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6. When?
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:41 PM
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10. Playing the race card" meams changing the subject to race - immediately after NH Obama did this by
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 02:42 PM by papau
claiming random supporters of Clinton had used "sensistive" language - not racial slurs - and that Hillary was responsible.

Later - 4 weeks later after the AA swing to 90% is complete aqnd NH win momentum is killed - Obama says that supporters comments can not be controlled and that Hillary is not a racist.
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Bad Thoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:43 PM
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12. You didn't hear the dog whistle? eom.
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:42 PM
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15. do you think McCain and the media will not point this out in the general?
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:13 PM
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16. Is there a public record?
To support your view.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:11 PM
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7. Self evident
"Obama won 91% of the black vote" while Clinton is getting only 55%.

This means that blacks, in drove vote for Obama because of his skin color, while whites, most of them go by the issues.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:55 PM
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13. Because I don't expect the Progressive to print it, here is my response
Here is the sorry truth. The nation's so called left wing press is a commercial enterprise like any other part of the MSM and it cares more about its own image and box office gross than it does about the truth. When "hip" "cool" Obama came along, the nation's left wing press decided to latch onto him the way that aging Ted Kennedy did--because they hoped to ride the wave of his celebrity.

Anyone like me who was around in 1968 saw the same phenomenon with Gene McCarthy. Of course, the left wing press was smaller then. No internet. So it did not reap the millions (maybe billions if you count book deals, interviews, spin offs in movies, advertising) that it generates now. The poseurs did not care that they were shooting the Democratic Party in the foot with their "Divide and Conquer" Humphrey is as Bad as Nixon line. They only cared about their own ego.

That's right. The forefathers and mothers of these pretend liberal journalist used to call Hubert Humphrey a fascist. And say "If you have to vote for him, stay home."

Do not be fooled. People at Huffington Post and other so called progressive or left wing sites do what they do to promote their own careers and gratify their own egos. They are rich. They have investments. It is no sweat off their brow if John McCain gets elected. But it makes them look trendy to support Obama---for the moment. Until the winds of fashion change.

If they really cared, they would be writing about the issues each and every article rather than playing the RNC's game of Divide and Conquer the Democratic Party.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:56 PM
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14. Correct answer: The Press Plays the Race Card
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