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 SAguy_06
Joined: 12/29/2005
Msg: 23
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i was backing cliton but its time for a change.... obama has said this from day one..what in the blue hell is he talking about i dont think he knows........i have never voted for the rep party but thats the change im talking about.... cliton as vp.... i hope she dont take a back seat i hope she will run on the indepent ticket........ if she does ill vote for cliton if she sides with obama ..ill vote for john....


I think you have clit-on the brain...
 musicianfriend
Joined: 7/23/2007
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Posted: 6/14/2008 7:25:44 AM
AMAZING...We wont vote for OBAMA because HE IS THE RACIST!! Not us. The Democrates wont vote for Obama BECAUSE HES A SOCIALIST/MARXIST. It has nothing to do with race.

This "change" he talks about will send us all spiriling down into poverty. Paying 50% or more of your hard earned dollars in taxes to support his SOCIALIST AGENDA.

He has NO EXPERIECE!! I vote no....No on the job training. Dumb idea.

NO THANKS NO THANKS NO THANKS NO THANKS NO THANKS NO THANKS!!!

And by the way....someone called us and extremely racist country. ARE YOU KIDDING. We have done more for all races here in America than ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.

I dont appreciate you saying bad things about this wonderful kind and giving nation. We help everyone. If you cant see that...then you need to open your eyes.

Every country we have gone into with our military, we do for humane reasons and when we leave...we leave it better than when we came. a true fact. Read your history. Or you can run around bad mouthing this great nation while you live here and enjoy the great opportunities.

Hey..I got a great idea....why dont you move to Africa where there are no racists and people are so good to each other. They also have no arms, hands, legs, or whatever part got lopped off because some Muslim African was having a little fun. Read about it. Its all in writting.

If your voting for Obama....please google his voting record and then I want you to think about what you are about to do to your children and mine. Bad move to vote for a racist man like this. Yes...some blacks are racists too. Not just whites. Im so tired of all that crap I could scream.

In my religion....we are supposed to love all peoples. No matter what race. God created them. All.
 Jake52177
Joined: 12/18/2007
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Posted: 6/14/2008 2:57:35 PM
I feel if america upgrades it's education system and really holds it's self accountable we can elect the right person for president. This all started out as the Hillary Clinton Show. It would be Hillary against a lame duck republican. Now that the show has been canceled it's lets beatdown the man that truly one.(She still hasn't hit 2025). People are tired of race it's only a problem with the hillary democrats. (just the blind ones) That word electability is very demeaning. I am know unemployed and living in ny its a rough economy. I want the person who is going to help my future. Water on Mars who cares I can't drive my car.
 flyguy51
Joined: 8/11/2005
Msg: 30
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Posted: 6/14/2008 3:38:14 PM
I'm still not sure whether it's meant to be serious, or is completely tongue in cheek.

Yeah, the first few sentences sounded pretty satirical, but then... no such luck.

Only in America, with its history of race-based slavery, segregation, and prejudice, can a member of the marginalized group ascend to the nomination for the country's highest office, only to find accusations of him being a racist bigot. I find solace in that this election will be largely decided by young voters who tend to be more open-minded.

"Yeah, I'm opposing Obama because... because he's the racist. Yeah, that's the ticket..."
 flyonthewall!
Joined: 3/31/2008
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Posted: 6/14/2008 5:01:03 PM

I find solace in that this election will be largely decided by young voters who tend to be more open-minded.


How's that? The population of people 45 and above outnumbers the population between 18 and 44, and if anything, older people vote in larger numbers than younger people.
 lateef7842
Joined: 4/14/2008
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Posted: 6/14/2008 5:32:41 PM
My God is there anywhere I can go and have an honest discussion on politics and race without it devolving into a "liberals vs. conservatives" or a " black this and whites that" kind of thing? Aren't we all Americans?

The OP asked a legitimate question on why O8ama was regarded as black and not white. Nothing wrong there. All of a sudden people start with the "liberal agenda" argument and the who's more racist whites or blacks? Come on people. Are you so hell bent on making a political point that you can't stay on topic?

If you must bring up issues like that, you should take the time to realize we are all in the same boat fighting the same war. We are all citizens of the U.S.A. There is no such thing as all the liberals have the right answers or all the conservatives have the wrong answers. There should be no us verses them within our own boarders. We have to work together and compromise, as Americans, to find the answers to our (and I emphasize "our") problems as a nation. Black, white, liberal, conservative, Christian, atheist and every American in between. No one group has all the answers or shoulders all the blame.

Quit trying to prove a point and comment on the OP's original question. Give it a rest.

I am Lateef and I approve this comment.
 flyguy51
Joined: 8/11/2005
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Posted: 6/14/2008 6:26:14 PM

if anything, older people vote in larger numbers than younger people.

That's just it. This isn't going to be your average election.
 flyonthewall!
Joined: 3/31/2008
Msg: 34
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Posted: 6/14/2008 7:42:22 PM
I don't understand. How are you going to manufacture a larger young population? Even if the young vote in record numbers, the older generation will do the same. Therefore more older voters will vote than younger, because there are MORE of them.

Your comment just doesn't compute.
 flyonthewall!
Joined: 3/31/2008
Msg: 35
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Posted: 6/15/2008 6:33:23 AM

So, against your contention of disdain, I suggest we may just see a significant number of voters that were absent in the past swelling the ranks of the voting population. In an election that may indeed be a close one, that could push an Obama victory far more easily than a McCain one into a higher probability.


We are going to see a higher voter turn out of ALL persuasions. No argument from here that blacks will turn out in high numbers to vote for Obama, and despite other contentions I don't think there will be enough rednecks, skinheads and other racists voting against him to wipe out that vote.

Obama isn't going to lose because of racism, he's going to lose because he won't be able to get enough of the Hillary supporters to vote for him, because there will be enough people turned off by his long term associations and lack of political experience.

Obama is only leading Hillary Clinton by a few hundred thousand votes in the primaries, and he would need to get virtually ALL of her supporters plus some Republicans to vote for him in order to win. It would only take 5 percent of Hillary supporters staying home, not voting for President at all (but voting for other candidates), or voting for McCain for him to lose.

Currently around a third to half of Clinton supporters say they won't vote for Obama. No doubt he'll get some of them to change their minds over the next five months, but he won't get enough of them.

And, I'll say hi to President McCain at the inauguration for you!
 jumpsat
Joined: 8/15/2004
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Posted: 6/16/2008 8:43:15 AM
helo their ,I am a female and to know that a women can't run AMERICA SAYS IT AINT ON............Either the dark ages of women being on the mule train change or earth runs out of fual.And at the end of the day he has a very large family. orphan he aint. now then best of luck to whom ever win's. But it is a dull world that does not share its winnings sometimes.Me I never vote because I belive it's rigged.......But you know Im just a dumb women that can't take a smack in the head.
 77Eliza
Joined: 2/15/2008
Msg: 37
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Posted: 7/29/2008 7:12:11 AM
I am tired of people say black people use the race card. Do you think we walk around this world thinking ....We are black....I am black...No. It is not until white people...all people remind us that we are black and it seems that they want to remind us we are beneath them. I feel sad for the people that do this to me because I can truly see them. The igonorance, the fear in them. People like that will not survive the evoutionary chain. Because people, we are so much more than color. Obama will be a fine leader. He will not mess it up any worse than the past presidents. If Obama win you should burn your flag, the US needs a new one anyways.
 Glock34
Joined: 7/18/2007
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Posted: 7/29/2008 6:56:59 PM
Moneyboystu, I would like for you to answer this question, exactly who, is suppose to pay the black race anything? And..exactly how would you address the issue of Africa paying the "black race" back?
 Strongdad
Joined: 6/9/2007
Msg: 39
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Posted: 7/30/2008 12:25:24 PM
I laugh my ass off when someone uses wikipedia as a source. Truly as hilarious as it is, inaccurate. And, to post a theory that is a hundred years or more old, to boot.

Following Jewish tradition, if a mother is jewish, then so is the kid. Perhaps we should refer to Obama as just another white democrat with strongly socialist tones and a tan.

And, if anyone hasn't heard Democrats or Obama using his "blackness" as a selling point during this campaign, then I would ask, "where have you been?" LOL. Keep it real, yo.

SD
 CherylCake
Joined: 2/27/2007
Msg: 40
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Posted: 8/4/2008 6:29:52 AM
I am an Illinois-ist. I will vote for anyone from Illinois. Anyone from anywhere else is inferior.
 MsGreenEyedJoy
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 41
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Posted: 10/2/2008 8:19:57 PM
Sorry.......but did everyone forget that Jesse Jackson DID run for president????????
 MsGreenEyedJoy
Joined: 5/16/2007
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Posted: 10/2/2008 8:21:06 PM
Inferior??? Since when did IL become the center of the Universe??? Get a grip ...
 Thatguy67
Joined: 9/20/2006
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Posted: 10/3/2008 9:27:14 AM
Technically, Jackson only ran for the nomination to become president.
 TheyCallMeMrAwesome
Joined: 7/27/2008
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Posted: 10/15/2008 6:19:26 PM
I say **** em both!

I'm writin in Colbert Stewart 08

hell of a lot better than Obama Biden 08 or McCain Pailin 08

Colbert for PREZ!!!!
 lateef7842
Joined: 4/14/2008
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Posted: 10/22/2008 5:21:43 PM


Huntley Brown is a pianist with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He is a Jamaican
and his wife, Annette, is from the island of Barbados .

Huntley is a graduate of Judson Baptist College and NIU. He has a Master's in Piano performance
from Northern IllinoisUniversity .


That letter clearly shows that Huntley Brown lacks both the understanding of scripture and historical context. When Cone wrote what he wrote America was a radically different place for Black Americans then it is today.

Thirty years ago Billy Graham made some antisemitic remarks. But, we know longer begrudge him those comments because we understand that it was a different time and we, as Christians, understand that forgiveness and understanding is part of our calling.

Furthermore, I would be interested in reading the book that the Cone quote comes from. If what we are looking for is truth, then we must see things through the window of context not ideology. In other words; just because a person wrote something, decades ago that we don't agree with, doesn't mean they have nothing useful to say at all.

Pastor Jeremiah Wright's sermon needs to be seen in it's entirety to fully understand. But, too many of my Christian brothers and sisters choose to view a 30 second clip rather than research and watch the whole sermon. Where is the honesty in doing that?

If you do not have the time or wherewithal to check the voracity of what you are posting, then for the sake truth, don't post it. Jesus doesn't deal in rumor and innuendo.

Lateef
 marita_b
Joined: 6/15/2005
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Posted: 10/22/2008 6:19:43 PM
sure America is racist,....so are most places in the world,...

the degree may varry but yup racism is everywhere,...

The first time I personally ever encountered it was an old boy friend who was east Indian,...He refused to introduce me to mom because after all I was white,....

I still remember the old Star treck episode with the half white guys and half black guys,...they were terminally at war with each other and when Capt Kirk asks why,...you are both the same,....
each was revolted by the implication,...can't you see one of them said,...he's white on the wrong side,....

I suspect that years from now when we are all so mixed and mingled we are all the same colour, the problem will be big noses or left handed people verses wright handed,....

I think ,...sadly,.....it's our nature,....because not enough of us need for that to change yet.....maybe,....someday,....but I personally doubt it
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