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"I don't trust him," is something people say to hide their racism.

 
 
Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 02:45 pm
I have heard a lot of people say about Barack Obama, "I don't trust him." While this is a perfectly reasonable thing to feel, many times it's just some words that are acceptable to say that mask the racist sentiments that often hide just beneath them. Out of the people I know who have said this to me, some of them later admitted they'd never vote for him because he's black, and others are people who I know for a fact have negative feelings toward blacks and muslims, and are usually the first ones at any gathering to break out the offensive racial jokes.

So if you hear somebody saying this phrase, tread carefully. You may just be in the presence of a closet racist. They may not even know that they're doing it. But in a lot of cases, it's the way it is.

Do you agree? Why or why not?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 03:01 pm
@kickycan,
New code words for old racism. Yep.
littlek
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 03:04 pm
@edgarblythe,
I agree too, especially when they can't provide any good reasons (if there even are any).
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 03:04 pm
@kickycan,
If anti-freedom Biden
were running againt Condi Rice,
I 'd vote for Condi because she is pro-freedom,
including freedom of gun possession.


However: TRUST NO ONE.





David
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 03:07 pm
@kickycan,
As a matter of fact, I don't trust him. I don't for a minute think his increasingly progressive tax scheme is going to get checks for tax credits coming to the rest of us. Not without lots more borrowing than we've yet seen.

That makes me a racist in your eyes? Oh, well.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 03:08 pm
@kickycan,
Let us take cognizance that every voter is perfectly free
to vote upon the basis of ANY criterion of his choice, including race.

Surely all the blacks will vote for Obama for that reason.

No voter has to convince u of anything.





David
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 03:08 pm
I said this on another thread...

people who have said things like "I just don't trust him" and can't answer the question when asked why.."I don't know, there's just something about him"

re people thinking obama's a muslim.

same difference.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 03:14 pm
Well, even tho I said "TRUST NO ONE"
I actually do trust Obama to institute "CHANGE" by veering left
as far as he possibly can go.

Admittedly, he can t get all the way over to Stalin or Mao,
but he 'd get as far left, away from freedom and Individualism
as he possibly were able to, if he got the chance.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 03:19 pm
@roger,
Quote:

That makes me a racist in your eyes? Oh, well.

One of my heros is Patrick Henry;
parafrasing him: if this be racism, let us make the most of it.





David
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maporsche
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 03:27 pm
@kickycan,
This is just bullshit kickycan.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 03:29 pm
@roger,
He said if you don't have a reason to articulate, roger. Seems you gave one.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 03:44 pm
@edgarblythe,
That's still a rather narrow basis for forming an opinion. What if I wouldn't trust McCain not to steal a hot stove. Makes no difference. I don't trust Obama.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 03:45 pm
@roger,
I find it fits some people very well.
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JTT
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 03:51 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
There is no way on god's green earth that you could be a member of Mensa, David. Your postings are extremely childish and unremittingly repetitive. Have you no other thoughts beside your personal greed, your ego, your childish take on political systems.

kuvasz
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 03:57 pm
@JTT,
ever hear of an idiot savant?
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JPB
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 04:08 pm
"You can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, its the honest one you have to look out for, cause you never know when they're going to do something incredibly stupid"
Captn Jack Sparrow
ebrown p
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 04:29 pm
Have people said this of any other candidate (either now, or in history)?
saab
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 04:43 pm
@ebrown p,
Yes, even in countries where there is only one race.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 04:45 pm
@JTT,
Quote:

There is no way on god's green earth that you could be a member of Mensa, David.

This is my 30th Anniversary.
I founded its Opulent Mensan Special Interest Group, which I lead.
I 'm fairly active in Mensa.
I was on its Board of Directors in 1980.
I just got back from HalloweeM in Chicago, about a week ago.


Quote:

Your postings are extremely childish and unremittingly repetitive.

We have children in Mensa; there 's a SIG dedicated to them.
Is there a by-law against repetition that I don 't know about ?



Quote:

Have you no other thoughts beside your personal greed,
your ego, your childish take on political systems.

Well, greed is hi on my list of preferences; shoud be for everyone.
My take on political systems is similar to that of the Founders;
Washington, Madison, Jefferson, Patrick Henry.
In keeping with their views, I follow Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham,
Barry Goldwater, Ludwig von Mises and Hugh Hefner, on an eclectic basis.





David
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 05:03 pm
@kickycan,
I would vote for Condi Rice or Colin Powell, in a heartbeat. I too don't trust Obama, but not because of his race......................except for the fact that I think that HE is a racist.

The main problem with Obama IMO is that I don't think that he has come to grips over who he is, his background and his relationship to the rest of the country. I think that he carries a lot of anger with regards to race.

A good few years, not in the White House, but in a psychologist's office, might help him sort things out. It is a pity, because I think that the man is brilliant, and has great potential. It is only when he works through his conflicts that he could be an effective and fair minded president.
 

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