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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:34 PM
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My husband made a good point about the Obama flap.
He said at least people (Faux News etc.) will now stop claiming he's Muslim. ;)

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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:36 PM
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1. They will say that he is a "Black Muslim" which is what they have been saying for months.
"Black Muslim" is right wing speak means "Black separatist" or someone who plans to raid the U.S. Coffers to send our wealth to Africa. Please see my journal "The Right Wing v. Obama"
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:38 PM
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3. Maybe you will say this........and maybe others will call McCain the Manchurian candidate
who was programmed to take over the United States while he was imprisoned for 5 1/2 years?

and?



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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:45 PM
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11. This would make a nice DU avatar FC


:hi:
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:46 PM
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13. I'm totally taking your logo.
:hug: FrenchieCat :hug:

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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:44 PM
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10. THEY just became a much smaller number
though. :shrug:
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:08 PM
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18. Maybe it's a generational thing, but when I hear "Black Muslim", I think of this guy...


Nothing scary about this Great American (unless you were in the ring with him).
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:25 PM
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20. I agree.
I'd just prefer people to be honest about Obama's belief system.
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cindyw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:36 PM
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2. Iposted about this point. I think it is very true
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easy_b94 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:39 PM
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4. your husband is a smart guy
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:45 PM
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12. Err,
sometimes. ;)
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:40 PM
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5. As a couple of us said yesterday, it will highlight that he's Christian, not Muslim
In the long run, it'll be better for Obama to have this as a central issue.

Also, non-religious people won't give a damn. Religious people (especially in the south) are accustomed
to preachers shooting off their mouths. lol
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:46 PM
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14. I agree
:hi:
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olkaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:42 PM
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6. Your argument has one fatal flaw: Our opponents do not use logic.
They will call him a Muslim. They will say his pastor is anti-American and crazy. They'll say he was raised in a madrassa. They'll post pictures of him in tribal dress. It's called the kitchen sink.

There was nothing to be won of this, EXCEPT giving Obama a chance to show that he can deflect this type of senseless criticism.

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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:43 PM
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8. Sure "some" will, but the average "reachable" voter will now know that is not the case.
And, even if the later point you made is a win, it's best to air this now vs. in the GE.
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:43 PM
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7. Yep they shot that argumentin the foot far more damaging than a socially aware pastor...
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 04:44 PM by barack the house
Not that muslim is bad just explain it to the christian right.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:43 PM
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9. Yeah, it seems to be unanimous..
brilliant minds.. Now, they'll have to file that Obama is a Muslim" lie in the trash heap of discarded non-stickies.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:47 PM
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15. LOL
I love you're analogy Z. :hi:
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:48 PM
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16. You haven't seen the schedule
Cocaine on Monday
Muslim on Tuesday
Experience Wednesday
Too Charismatic Thursday
Obama knew somebody Friday
Saturday recap week
Sunday talk shows - "Why is the media so soft On Obama"

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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:49 PM
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17. Excellent point/post.
I think SNL needs a new script this week? ;)
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:15 PM
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19. Hey Obama is yep a Christian!
good one!
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