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    NAACP Official: Obama Campaign Staffer Threatened Me

    cbs chicago today:

    The President of the South Suburban Branch of the NAACP alleges a director of the re-election campaign of Barack Obama has threatened and intimidated him because he doesn’t support the president.

    David Lowery says he believes he was threatened during a phone conversation with Louis Raymond, the Illinois political director for Obama for America.

    Lowery says he doesn’t personally support the president because he’s not addressing issues important to the black community. He said he was explaining that to Raymond when the Obama campaign official told him, “You know what? I know everything about you.”

    Lowery says Raymond added, “We’ve been watching you, and since you don’t support Obama, we’ll deal with you,” before hanging up.

    Lowery filed a report with the Oak Forest police report, he says, “in case something happens.”

    He says it’s a clear signal the Obama campaign is concerned about the black vote.

    Lowery hosts an internet radio program called “Let the Truth Be Told,” where he’s made no secret of his displeasure with the president.

    Louis Raymond declined to comment. The Obama re-election campaign issued a written statement in response to Lowery’s claims.

    “Unfortunately there seems to have been a miscommunication regarding this conversation and we have since discussed with the campaign staffer in an effort to clarify the matter. The President continues to support the mission and principles of the NAACP and the work they do,” the statement said.
    NAACP Official: Obama Campaign Staffer Threatened Me « CBS Chicago

    big shoulders, anyone?

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    Re: NAACP Official: Obama Campaign Staffer Threatened Me

    Are you surprised? I'm not!

    What I find interesting is that I have a few black friends and I would say only about half of them will vote for Obama this time round. Some of them said they're not going to bother voting at all since the President can't win, so not sure what that equates to on a national level but the reporting is that 98% of black American's support Obama. I'm not so sure that ths is an accurate figure. Furthermore, I'm convinced that at least a 3rd of them won't even make it to the polls this election cycle?


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    This is only news if Romney's people threaten people. If Obama's people does it noone cares. It's ok.
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    Re: NAACP Official: Obama Campaign Staffer Threatened Me

    For the claimants sake (and only for his sake) I hope this is more accurate than that volunteer from the last cycle who claimed to have been physically assaulted, only to later admit she'd lied.

    Accusations like this are serious, and this man's reputation is on the line given his position.

    Then again, since the statement from the campaign doesn't deny the allegations, there may be some truth here. If there IS, then I think this Lewis character should be fired.
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    Re: NAACP Official: Obama Campaign Staffer Threatened Me

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    This is only news if Romney's people threaten people. If Obama's people does it noone cares. It's ok.
    That depends on who sees it. If the OP saw news about Romney's people, he wouldn't care.

    It sure doesn't sound like a lot is happening. I don't assume that much will. It's crazy time in partisan politics. The true partisans are going crazy. I'd assume that if the guy is part of Obama's machine, he's pretty partisan.

    This is what I found kind of, well ironic....

    Lowery says he doesn’t personally support the president because he’s not addressing issues important to the black community.
    We keep hearing about how he favors blacks and is a true racist who hates white people. Hmmm...guess that's not so true is it?


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    Re: NAACP Official: Obama Campaign Staffer Threatened Me

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    since the President can't win
    What polls are you reading? Every one that I see says it's a close race, so I think it's entirely possible that Obama will win. If he doesn't, it'll be Obamney. We're screwed either way.


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    Re: NAACP Official: Obama Campaign Staffer Threatened Me

    As we get down to the wire stuff like this will escalate....it is going to be such a close race and I have a feeling that dirty politics will win out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Politicaladdict View Post
    As we get down to the wire stuff like this will escalate....it is going to be such a close race and I have a feeling that dirty politics will win out.
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    Re: NAACP Official: Obama Campaign Staffer Threatened Me

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    That depends on who sees it. If the OP saw news about Romney's people, he wouldn't care.

    It sure doesn't sound like a lot is happening. I don't assume that much will. It's crazy time in partisan politics. The true partisans are going crazy. I'd assume that if the guy is part of Obama's machine, he's pretty partisan.

    This is what I found kind of, well ironic....



    We keep hearing about how he favors blacks and is a true racist who hates white people. Hmmm...guess that's not so true is it?
    Just because Lowery thinks that Obama isn't favoring the. Black Community's issues doesn't give Obama an automatic aquittal.
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    Re: NAACP Official: Obama Campaign Staffer Threatened Me

    ...Lowery says he doesn’t personally support the president because he’s not addressing issues important to the black community...
    clearly this guy is a racist.

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