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Old 09-04-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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I saw numbers that I believe are most telling.. Here's an ethnic breakdown of the delegates to the two respective conventions:

Republican Convention

White-93%
Hispanic-5%
Black-2%

Democrat Convention

White-65%
Hispanic-11%
Black-23%

Another interesting fact, the GOP appears to be getting whiter as 85% in 2004 and 89% of the delegates 2000 were white. Also of interest..men account for 68% of Republican delegates (compared with 57 percent in 2004) and about half the Democratic delegates.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/04/us...ll&oref=slogin
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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What percent of blacks did i hear is voting for Obama? 90-something percent?

That's why they weren't at the Republican convention. They're all worshipping at the alter of obama.

When there's a black man (half black actually) running on one side, and black folks are all wound up about his blackness and how it's "historic", why would it surprise you that all the blacks are at the obama democrat convention?

Can't be on both sides, seems to me.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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You write the word historic in quotes as if that notion is in question...........
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:02 AM
 
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I wonder what percentage of blacks live in Obama's neighborhood? I'd say pretty low.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:03 AM
 
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What percent of blacks did i hear is voting for Obama? 90-something percent?

That's why they weren't at the Republican convention. They're all worshipping at the alter of obama.

When there's a black man (half black actually) running on one side, and black folks are all wound up about his blackness and how it's "historic", why would it surprise you that all the blacks are at the obama democrat convention?

Can't be on both sides, seems to me.
Dummy. It shows you that the Democrats represents reality versus some old fantasy...
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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I wonder what percentage of blacks live in Obama's neighborhood? I'd say pretty low.
He lives in Hyde Park; it is a very diverse neighborhood. In a place like Chicago, which is one of America's most segregated cities, that is an achievement in itself. Obama lives in that neighborhood because he wants to live among people of all ethnicities.

BTW, just want to know, Luzianne........what's the diversity like in your neighborhood?
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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I wonder what percentage of blacks live in Obama's neighborhood? I'd say pretty low.
You don't think there are blacks on the south side of Chicago?
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:07 AM
 
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It shows you that the Democrats represents reality versus some old fantasy...
??? W h a t ??? 'old fantasy' would that be?
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: North Side of Indy, IN
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I saw numbers that I believe are most telling.. Here's an ethnic breakdown of the delegates to the two respective conventions:

Republican Convention

White-93%
Hispanic-5%
Black-2%

Democrat Convention

White-65%
Hispanic-11%
Black-23%

Another interesting fact, the GOP appears to be getting whiter as 85% in 2004 and 89% of the delegates 2000 were white. Also of interest..men account for 68% of Republican delegates (compared with 57 percent in 2004) and about half the Democratic delegates.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/04/us...ll&oref=slogin
Interesting, indeed.

I'd also be interested in knowing the average ages of the GOP. It seems that a good portion of the "fans" in the audience at the RNC convention have had gray, white and/or bald heads...

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Old 09-04-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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Obama lives in that neighborhood because he wants to live among people of all ethnicities.
Wow ! ! ! I thought it was cause Tony Rezko got him a good deal on a house and the vacant lot next door.

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