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Old 04-23-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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How sad for you that you think everything is about racism. Terribly sad.
In this case he is right because they did exit polls and the white Catholics themselves said they were racist and they voted that way. No suprise there. But Obama can still win the state if he he can hold the votes he got and peel off about 30% of the white woman vote in the general.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:19 PM
 
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In this case he is right because they did exit polls and the white Catholics themselves said they were racist and they voted that way. No suprise there. But Obama can still win the state if he he can hold the votes he got and peel off about 30% of the white woman vote in the general.
If you are talking about white catholics in Philly or Boston, you are dealing with a certain group of people who lived through forced bussing, whose unions were affected in a large way by affirmative action. Not a reason to be racist, but at the same time, knowing people from Philly for all my life, they are unabashedly anti bussing and affirmative action. But if the choice is McCain, I think they will come home to the fold, now they still have a choice.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:40 PM
 
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I agree. He was down 25% a few weeks ago and he still fought hard for the state and made up 15 points. He just could not overcome Rendell, Nutter and the Catholic racist in that state.

"Catholic racist"? What the heck is that? Someone who won't vote for someone who isn't Irish?
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:11 AM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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"Catholic racist"? What the heck is that? Someone who won't vote for someone who isn't Irish?
That is anyone who won't vote for Obama.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:28 AM
 
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"Catholic racist"? What the heck is that? Someone who won't vote for someone who isn't Irish?
Are all Catholics Irish? You see how things get started!

As I said before, I do not think it is racist, but I do think you see a backlash in surburban Philly with a memory of white flight and job losses.

I just am amazed at the fact that for all the talk of getting to know the "real" folks, the news people really do not ever find the real folks because there are all kinds of real folks out there with all kinds of life stories that make them vote the way they do. Not racist, not in love with a candidate, not an ardent fan, or a die hard supporter. Just normal perople who take their life experience and picks the candidate they are most comfortable with.

And as a fellow American, I must applaud every single person who got up and got to the polls or the caucus or sent in their absentee. They participated. YEA US.

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Old 04-24-2008, 06:59 AM
 
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Good Lord....
This racist thing has gone too far. You know so what if you dont' like blacks or catholics or whatever. It is a free world not to be ignorant if you choose.
Also,
I think some are too sensitive for God sakes. Get over it.
Oh the don't like me because I'm this or that. Well maybe they dont' like you because you are a big pain in the butt. I'm mean, did anyone else think of this or am I the only one.

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Are all Catholics Irish? You see how things get started!

As I said before, I do not think it is racist, but I do think you see a backlash in surburban Philly with a memory of white flight and job losses.

I just am amazed at the fact that for all the talk of getting to know the "real" folks, the news people really do not ever find the real folks because there are all kinds of real folks out there with all kinds of life stories that make them vote the way they do. Not racist, not in love with a candidate, not an ardent fan, or a die hard supporter. Just normal perople who take their life experience and picks the candidate they are most comfortable with.

And as a fellow American, I must applaud every single person who got up and got to the polls or the caucus or sent in their absentee. They participated. YEA US.
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:06 AM
 
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If everytime something doesn't go Obama's way as President and his supporters pull out the race card each time, its going to be a long 4 years.
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