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    Re: Obama Fast Losing White Voters' Support

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    What hatred? Since when is destain against right wing American policies, politicians and certain people, suddenly "anti-American" or hatred against the US? You and your buddies pulled that same bs crap during the Bush administration and labelled anyone criticising Bush as un-American or in the case of Non-American, America bashing...

    Well now the shoe is on the other foot... Why do you hate America so much?
    You hate America. C'mon, admit it. We're all racists, remember?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obama Fast Losing White Voters' Support

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Part of Obama's success in getting elected was a combination of being in the right place at the right time. You had Bush looking like a dismal failure, who was wildly unpopular, you had the economy in a nose-dive, and you had an elderly, lackluster opponent. Plus, Obama is a charming and very presentable figure. Additionally, the press was extremely excited about the historical possibility of electing a Black president.

    Not surprising regarding the free-fall with Whitey. Obama has blundered a number of things, and he's shown that he definitely has a racial chip on his shoulder with things like the Gates controversy. Naturally he has a lock on the Black vote, they would never abandon one of their own.
    as old white men would never abandon one of their own. and please explain why obama has a racial chip on his shoulder for his belief that the officer in the gates drama over reacted. thanks.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Obama Fast Losing White Voters' Support

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    Obama is fast losing white voters' support -- latimes.com


    Seems like daily someone posts how Obama is "sinking like a rock" in the polls,
    and yet everytime I go look he's still right around 53% approval.



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    Re: Obama Fast Losing White Voters' Support

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You hate America. C'mon, admit it. We're all racists, remember?
    No you hate America, you are critical of your President and his administration and according to the standard set by people like you during the Bush administration that is basically treason and un-American.

    As for me, no I do not hate America. Being critical of a portion of a population and the policies of a specific political group is not equal to "hating America".

    So again, why do you hate America?
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    Re: Obama Fast Losing White Voters' Support

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    No you hate America, you are critical of your President and his administration and according to the standard set by people like you during the Bush administration that is basically treason and un-American.

    As for me, no I do not hate America. Being critical of a portion of a population and the policies of a specific political group is not equal to "hating America".

    So again, why do you hate America?
    It's my patriotic duty to question my government.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obama Fast Losing White Voters' Support

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post


    Seems like daily someone posts how Obama is "sinking like a rock" in the polls,
    and yet everytime I go look he's still right around 53% approval.




    Nate Silver just posted an article on this LA Times headline:


    Dep't of Stupid Headlines: L.A. Times Edition
    by Nate Silver @ 12:02 PM
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    Today, there's an article in the Los Angeles Times entitled:

    "Obama is fast losing white voters' support".

    A reasonable person might expect the punchline to be either that the manifest decline in Obama's approval ratings is particularly steep among white voters, or that race-related issues are responsible for Obama's current slump. A reasonable person would then click on the chart accompanying the article and discover...



    ... that they're much smarter than the people who wrote and edited the article. Obama's approval rating has declined by 10 percent overall since April. It's also declined by 9 points among white independents, 9 points among while college graduates, 11 points among whites non-Democrats, 11 points among White Democrats, and 12 points among white (is there any other kind?) Republicans. In other words, Obama's approval ratings have declined exactly as much, but no more, among white voters as it has among nonwhite voters.

    So what in the hell does the decline in Obama's approval rating has to do with race? It doesn't -- or maybe it does, but if so, this article is evidence to the contrary.

    The best part of a story like this is that it spawns its own series of sequels:

    "Obama is fast losing Hispanic voters' support!".

    "Obama is fast losing Inuit-Eskimos' support!".

    "Obama is fast losing support among Scots-Irish women named Vanessa in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania!".


    I'm not one to take some schadenfreudic pleasure in the decline of the mainstream media; the Los Angeles Times was once, and sometimes still is, a great paper. But articles like these are approximately as fresh as the latest Garfield comic strip, and have approximately as much news value.

    FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Dep't of Stupid Headlines: L.A. Times Edition

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    Re: Obama Fast Losing White Voters' Support

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's my patriotic duty to question my government.
    Noooo it is un-American liberal communism Muslim terrorism to be critical of the US government.. it was under Bush, so why not now? You are not telling me that you are a typical right wing hypocrite that I despise?
    PeteEU

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    Re: Obama Fast Losing White Voters' Support

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Noooo it is un-American liberal communism Muslim terrorism to be critical of the US government.. it was under Bush, so why not now? You are not telling me that you are a typical right wing hypocrite that I despise?
    We just need a one party government over here and then maybe the right wing would be happy

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    Re: Obama Fast Losing White Voters' Support

    The OP actually cited a credible article by a liberal leaning newspaper, so I wouldn't so eagerly discount the thread.

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    Re: Obama Fast Losing White Voters' Support

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Noooo it is un-American liberal communism Muslim terrorism to be critical of the US government.. it was under Bush, so why not now? You are not telling me that you are a typical right wing hypocrite that I despise?
    I never made any of those comments and you know it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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