Muarck
 
Reply Tue 11 Nov, 2008 12:58 am
Everybody talking about this election is: Black this or black that, black’s good; or black’s bad…

This is the office of the president of the United States! We can’t elect someone just based on skin color. I’m willing to bet that a large number of the voters voted for or against Obama purely on the color of his skin! Many voted against him because they didn't want a black as president; but I'd bet, many more voted for him just because they wanted a black to win! There are issues here that should have been considered. What I’m going to say here is you’re all racist. Many of those people who voted against Obama are racist against blacks, and many of those who voted for Obama are racist for blacks against whites. This is the presidency you’ve got to look beyond color; but obviously not happening.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Tue 11 Nov, 2008 02:37 am
I think your premise is wrong. Virtually everybody who voted for Obama did so because he offered sanity in the office and a whole lot of ideas to turn this country around and go in a new direction from the Bush presidency, which 80% of the country thought was the wrong direction. McCain offered more of the same Bush direction.
Blickers
 
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Reply Tue 11 Nov, 2008 07:45 am
@Muarck,
We don't really know how much race was a factor in this election, do we? In fact, throughout the campaign the factor which seemed to be most important was age: if you were under 45, of any age, you were most likely to vote for Obama, if you were over 45 you were most likely to vote for McCain.

There is a trend that African American candidates do worse on election day than the polls indicate. That seemed to happen here to a degree-most polls showed Obama ahead eight points or so, he finished six points ahead of McCain. So we can conclude, at least for this election, that race had some effect, but not enough to change the outcome. And the effect does not appear to be large.
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Muarck
 
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Reply Tue 11 Nov, 2008 10:28 am
@MontereyJack,
Absolutely disagree: As you said voters were looking for something that wasn't Bush. White old boy, so Obama the radical black seems like a great idea. I understand the feeling. (Bush sucked.) But just voting for someone with a different skin color doesn't make him a better president.

Listen to the talk. Sure any racist can find a valid reason for voting for McCain. (Such as they won't vote socialist.) But same for those racist (prejudiced in favor of blacks), they can come up with a million good reasons for voting for Obama. I like his radical determination to elevate the poverty of the nation. Still doesn't change that fact that the skin color effected my decision.

Listen to the talk. Black this. Black president won. Black... It's largely racism in favor of blacks.
Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 11 Nov, 2008 10:31 am
Damn those blacks . . . how insidious . . . i should have known ! ! !
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Blickers
 
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Reply Tue 11 Nov, 2008 11:04 am
@Muarck,
You seem to be going on the idea that because Obama won and he is black that he won because he was black.

There seems to be no room in your world for the concept that perhaps he won because more people felt he was the better man, and he just happened to be black.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Tue 11 Nov, 2008 11:15 am
the focusing on that which divides us, as well as the culture wars, was a form of self indulgence that was born out of post ww2 prosperity. The prosperity is now gone, and as the masses come to realize this the practice of placing great importance on race will wain. The Archie Bunkers and the MTV multiculturalists (those who champion the seeking out of and talking up the qualities of persons that represent races other than our own) are equally relics of period of American history that has passed.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 11 Nov, 2008 11:27 am
@MontereyJack,
In my experience 80% of the people are getting a C or lower. Ever notice how the valedictorian almost never gets to be homecoming king/queen?
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Tue 11 Nov, 2008 10:20 pm
I'm a racist. I voted for the White half of Obama's geneology. I also voted for the Kenyan half of his geneology. I also voted for his Hawaiian upbringing and for his mid-western family.

But, the main reason I voted for him is his intelligence, creativity, people skills, and common sense.

I voted for a member of the human race.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Tue 11 Nov, 2008 10:33 pm
@Muarck,
Quote:
Everybody talking about this election is: Black this or black that, black’s good; or black’s bad…

This is the office of the president of the United States! We can’t elect someone just based on skin color. I’m willing to bet that a large number of the voters voted for or against Obama purely on the color of his skin! Many voted against him because they didn't want a black as president; but I'd bet, many more voted for him just because they wanted a black to win! There are issues here that should have been considered. What I’m going to say here is you’re all racist. Many of those people who voted against Obama are racist against blacks, and many of those who voted for Obama are racist for blacks against whites. This is the presidency you’ve got to look beyond color; but obviously not happening.


Sadly, some are just stuck in a racist world.
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