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Old 05-08-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX
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I don't think African-Americans are voting for Obama because they think he'll do "anything special for black people." I'm pretty sure they know he's running for President of the United States, not President of Black People Land.
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:43 PM
 
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And what about the fact that 92% of the black voters voted for Obama? Racial preferences are benefiting Obama more than they are hurting him.

Amen speak the truth!
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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Also many black people who have done way more for black people than obama have been labelled self hating just because they don't want to settle on obama. It is really sad how people are worshipping this guy although he is nothing but a politician and will not do anything special for black people.
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Why should Obama do anything special for black people? Black people are not the ONLY people in America. This, my friend, would indeed by racist. Those of you assuming that blacks are voting for him simply because he is black and that he will "do something special" for us should remind yourselves how well Sharpton, Jackson, and other blacks did in their Presidential nod.

This is why he is winning both white and black votes! Modern blacks are tired of the old Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson politics that further cast us as a "welfare" race. This is why many blacks who have run for office got no where near the support or following that Obama has achieved.

Wake up! It's a new day in Washington!
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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Talking You beat me to the punch

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I don't think African-Americans are voting for Obama because they think he'll do "anything special for black people." I'm pretty sure they know he's running for President of the United States, not President of Black People Land.
I can't give you anymore reps...apparently they don't like us to "favor" any one poster. But it's the thought that really counts!
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