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How Many White People Will Vote for Romney Because He's White?

 
 
snood
 
Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 04:49 am
This commentary article by Les Payne proffers a simple question: blacks are often accused of voting for Obama because of his race, but how much of the 98% white GOP will vote for Romney because he's white?

Repeatedly, blacks are called upon to explain why, other than because of his race, they would vote for Obama (after 128 years of voting for white presidents, including many avowed racists).

Indeed, blacks support President Obama for similar reasons to those stated in the New Yorker magazine's endorsement: "[He] has achieved a run of ambitious legislative, social and foreign-policy successes that relieved a large measure of the human suffering and national shame inflicted by the Bush Administration. Obama has renewed the honor of the office he holds."
That he happens to be African American, of course, is an added value of pride for African Americans.

Seldom, if ever, are whites queried about voting for the candidate of a predominantly white party, who is so shameless a panderer that even ranking party officials are knocked into a quandary over what exactly he believes. So the question arises:

Are whites voting against Obama chiefly because he's black?

The shifty Romney campaign has driven some party loyalists to appeal to the baser instincts of race, especially among the undecided. "Romney is not the perfect candidate," declared Rush Limbaugh, the GOP mouthpiece. "This election isn't about him. He may as well be Elmer Fudd as far as [Republicans] are concerned….


…Unfolding before our very eyes in the upcoming election is something of a racial showdown between an incumbent black president who has enjoyed 43 percent white support and a shifty character from the Republican Party, which is 98 percent white.
Stay tuned.


http://www.theroot.com/views/will-some-whites-vote-romney-based-race

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 04:59 am
Do you expect to get any straight answers, snood?
snood
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 05:02 am
@edgarblythe,
Aw, you know me, ed. Always willing to suffer the slings and arrows for a stimulatin' discussion!
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jcboy
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 05:15 am
A lot of these crackers in Florida will be voting for him because he’s white. Cool
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 05:18 am
wait, romney's white?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 05:20 am
@djjd62,

yeah, mayo-on-wonder-bread white...
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jcboy
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 05:21 am
@djjd62,
Well that depends on which ethnic group he’s pandering too. They have spray on tans now.
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snood
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 06:01 am
More from that article:

The shifty Romney campaign has driven some party loyalists to appeal to the baser instincts of race, especially among the undecided. "Romney is not the perfect candidate," declared Rush Limbaugh, the GOP mouthpiece.

"This election isn't about him. He may as well be Elmer Fudd as far as [Republicans] are concerned. We're voting against Obama," said Limbaugh, who -- as Sen. Mitch McConnell has done in Congress -- has fixed as the top GOP goal removing the first black U.S. president from the White House.

Such assertions "may have a strong appeal to those who have latent racial motivation," according to a recent Washington University study of some 8,600 voters, 80 percent of them whites.
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snood
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 06:03 am
I just thought the question deserves to be asked, since even (a supposedly acceptable-to-the-GOP black) Colin Powell gets questioned about whether his motive for supporting Obana is race-based.
jcboy
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 06:24 am
@snood,
Can't wait for Secretary Of State and General Colin Powell to respond to the bloviating ignoramus John Sununu!

And the Teabaggers and Ann Coulter claim racism doesn't exist in their party.
snood
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 06:28 am
@jcboy,
Ann Coulter's just "shuckin' and jivin'".
thack45
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 07:28 am
@djjd62,
wait, obama's black?
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 07:39 am
http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/articles/life/explainer/2012/10/121024_EXP_RomneyTan.jpg.CROP.rectangle3-large.jpg

Please do not adjust your sets. The tonal differential between this person's face and his fingers is an actual change in coloration due to his desire to look like he makes his living as a Gulf Coast Shrimpboater or Minnesotan Woodchopper.

Joe(or Latino Impersonator)Nation

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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 09:58 am


It's not about skin color!!

I voted for Romney because four more years of Obama is unthinkable.
Baldimo
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 11:26 am
@H2O MAN,
They have to make it about skin color otherwise they wouldn't be able to explain how Obama is going to loose. It is always a matter of race with those on the left. Since the start of the Obama admin they have claimed it was about race even though Obama won the election. For the left it will always be about race until Obama gets 100% of the votes.

Nov 7th won't be about Mitt Romney winning, it will be about how the GOP cheated and the "majority" of Americans being racist.
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Foofie
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 12:56 pm
@snood,
Well, let's be honest. According to the accepted popular definition of African-American, Obama is out. Obama is African and American. Let's not blame Obama for having a white mother. However, to believe his African father can give him authenticity in the African-American community relies on ethnocentrism. Obama looks African-American; however, no one in his family suffered in a Jim Crow South, nor under slavery.

So, in my opinion, what makes Obama so acceptable in the African-American community is: a) he is a Democrat and b) he has ADOPTED the identity of an African-American. Marrying an African-American, in my opinion, has given credence to this, similar to a Jew marrying a Christian allows management in a corporation to promote the Jew, since the Christian workers might now consider the Jew an honorary Christian due to propinquity.

If LBJ did not sign the de-segregation act, would the South be voting Republican? And then there might be no Black candidate on the Democratic ticket. History is full of 180 degree turns, I believe.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 01:23 pm
@Foofie,

Every so-called 'African American' finding themselves in darkest Africa would
not identify themselves as such, they would identify themselves as an American.

It's almost 2013... if you must split Americans into groups,
'American' is the first descriptive word that should be used.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 01:26 pm
@snood,
Obama's just joking and acting facetiously.
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snood
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 03:06 pm
Let me ask my friends on the right a question:

Do you believe that some black people vote for Obama just because he's black?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 03:33 pm
@snood,
I'm very left and figure, sure, black people will pick who they think is somewhat knowing what they deal with, still and now.

I'm not acquainted with the expanse of the south personally, but I've read a lot of negs. I'm presently reading Sebastian Junger's A Death in Belmont.

A conservative cousin of mine freedom rode, so justice interest isn't all one way. But hey, she's from california.

I figure there are plenty of white people who vote race. I am hoping that number is lessening.



 

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