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Old 08-02-2008, 04:27 PM
 
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After those comments, McCain campaign manager Rick Davis said, “Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck. It’s divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.”
But Martinez, born in Cuba, told Puente that he thought Davis was wrong.
"I would not agree with" Davis's statement, Martinez said
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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So?

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But Obama also admitted that, despite what Obama senior adviser Robert Gibbs told reporters, there was a racial dimension to his Missouri remarks in which he said McCain and the Republicans would make an issue of the fact that he doesn't look like presidents who have been on the dollar bills.
The overwhelming concensus is that he did indeed play the race card. Nice spin though. Notice how fast his campaign and he himself backpedaled? They need to get one set of talking points out and stick with it - but that's what usually happens when you're lying, can't keep the story straight.

McCain knew he would try this, just the way the successfully did it to the Clintons.

Brilliant strategy by McCain.

Even Hardball on the obama channel agreed he did. Must I post the links to the many others that agree?

Can't run from this one.
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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Well,

You could say that Obama was saying that "THEY" would try to paint him as a risky candidate because he has an untraditional background and a funny name and doesn't look like the guys on the currency -- you know, maybe because he has big ears. That would make him different from them.

But it really was an unfair ploy to make Democrats abhor conservatives. Obama's tactic suggests that Republicans are racists -- which isn't true. But Democrats will believe it and flock around him. They think that they are ideologically and humanly better than those 20th century Right Wingers.

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Old 08-02-2008, 05:09 PM
 
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But it really was an unfair ploy to make Democrats abhor conservatives. Obama's tactic suggests that Republicans are racists -- which isn't true. But Democrats will believe it and flock around him. They think that they are ideologically and humanly better than those 20th century Right Wingers.
We have the proof of the democrat primary that tells us who the racists are. Can you imagine how they got away with doing that to the Clinton's?
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:56 PM
 
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Do you have ears? Yes, Obama did indeed play the race card. Yet the liberal media tried to spin it and attack McCain. Do they really think the American people are that stupid? I think not.
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:51 PM
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I can't imagine what would be wrong if Obama DID state the obvious fact that he is black and there has never been a black president before. What the heck is the big deal. Are we all suppose to pretend that no one noticed he was black before he brought it up?
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:53 PM
 
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That would be fine - and obvious.

He didn't just say that. He said "they" - McCain, republicans, Bush, were going to try to make you afraid of him because of his race.

It's crystal clear.
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Came-by-Chance
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He didn't just say that. He said "they" - McCain, republicans, Bush, were going to try to make you afraid of him because of his race.
And THEY probably would have, but won't be able to now.....perhaps that's why McSame is so pi$$ed off
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:57 PM
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I was taught that "I heard" and "They say" are the two biggest liars in the world.

The Obama response was really lame. He did it and he knows it. It won't work and he really needs to stop it. It makes him look foolish.
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:46 PM
 
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And THEY probably would have, but won't be able to now.....perhaps that's why McSame is so pi$$ed off
You must not be paying attention, or perhaps you're shell-shocked over the last week.

Obama got the very short end of this stick he tried to play. HE is the one that WON'T be able to play the race card like he has recently or how he played it against the Clintons.

McCain has been waiting for him to try the same tactic obama deployed against the clintons - and it worked brilliantly.
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