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Old 10-31-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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I work in a county (sadly) that is 99% white. Alot of the locals have rebel flags on their front porch. Eight years ago most of the yard signs were Gore. Then it was mainly Kerry. Now, it is all McCain. A county where it is 90% Democrat. Even one poor neighborhood where half of them collect government checks where you would think they would just love Obama...nope...all McCain signs. Now tell me this is NOT a race issue.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:05 PM
 
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90% Democrat turns all Republican? Of course it's race. It's race for a lot of people who are not voting for Obama. And the more they scream that it isn't, the more obvious it becomes. But what really makes it obvious is the level of HATRED they exhibit towards him. Here's a guy who's been called every name in the book by McCain and Palin, who is ridiculed and mocked--on a personal level--by them daily. Obama, on the other hand, has never said anything hateful about either of them. He has never given anyone a reason to hate him. And yet: the McCain/Palin supporters hate him with a hatred that is so visceral it's frightening--in real life at the rallies, and on this forum. You BET it's racism.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:06 PM
 
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I work in a county (sadly) that is 99% white. Alot of the locals have rebel flags on their front porch. Eight years ago most of the yard signs were Gore. Then it was mainly Kerry. Now, it is all McCain. A county where it is 90% Democrat. Even one poor neighborhood where half of them collect government checks where you would think they would just love Obama...nope...all McCain signs. Now tell me this is NOT a race issue.
They will tell you,of course,that it's not. I personally know of several die-hard dems here,now voting McCain. Several have claimed it's NOT racism,yet I have heard them tell "N" jokes! One relative states right up front he "won't vote for that 'N'." Of course not everyone who is voting for McCain is a racist,but there's NO denying racism is alive & well even in this "enlightened" age. Some people are just not as far up on the evolution ladder as others.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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The best part is when you engage them in coversation about the election, they give me everything they want in a POTUS and it all points to Obama. However, one guy even told me, "I ain't votin' for no n----r".
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:13 PM
 
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So what you are saying is that democrats who don't vote for obama are racist? How do you explain the reagan democrats, then?

Now, there are people who are not going to vote for obama soley because he is black, and those people are racists. Then, there are people who will not vote for obama because they have ideological differences with him, and those people would be smart
I'm voting for either ron paul or bob barr -- how could I be deemed racist? Obama and Paul have very little if anything in common politicially. The same would hold true for republicans, and even conservative leaning democrats. Face it, obama is coming from an extreme political position that is not conducive to a fiscal conservative frame of mind.
Then again, there are and have always been, complete racist douches. I just don't believe that they are the majority of those not voting for obama.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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The best part is when you engage them in coversation about the election, they give me everything they want in a POTUS and it all points to Obama. However, one guy even told me, "I ain't votin' for no n----r".

Sadly it is true. My mother in law lives outside of Louisville and when she said she was voting for Obama a group of guy said how can you vote for a N----R. It's sad this is the case in 2008
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:14 PM
 
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:15 PM
 
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If you had ever spent time in this county, you would realize that they are mainly "complete racist douches."
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:15 PM
 
Location: The Land of Lincoln
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Did you ever consider that maybe Obama does not appeal to them because he has no experience?
It is so easy to jump to race, but it often goes much deeper than that.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:18 PM
 
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Now, there are people who are not going to vote for obama soley because he is black, and those people are racists. .
There are also people who are going to vote for Obama simply because he is black, and those people are racists.

I betcha one of those numbers is greater than the other.
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