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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Apparently race is an important factor in some elections, but not in the direction some would expect.
    "This is one of the few times a white guy has pretended to be a black guy and fooled black people."

    Oh...I dont dont know that it is necessarily a 'few' times. After all...Bill was deemed the first 'black' president, Obama had black folk fooled enough for them to think he actually saw them as something other than a voting bloc, and Hillary..."Wahl...ya know...she aint no ways taired...."

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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    At least Wilson didn't say "that if you like your healthcare plan you can keep it".

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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    I know someone who secured a contract with a Korean company, back in the 1980s, always signing pertinent communications as "Kim". At the consummation of the (eventually profitable for all sides) business relationship, the chaebol dudes nearly had a collective heat attack, when they saw that "Kim" is actually Kimberly - with a perfectly Celtic last name and appearance, and two X chromosomes, to boot.

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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    All this shows is people don't research the candidates. [definitely low info voters]

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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    The Austin Guy has been there for 24 years, maybe it is time for some new blood.
    Actually, I think this is the same guy who ran for Mayor a few years ago,
    He may not be a good fit.
    Last edited by longview; 11-11-13 at 09:07 AM.

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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    It's disappointing this has been spun in to a racial thing. The two examples of things this guy put in his election literature suggest implicit fraud entirely independently of any idea of him pretending to be black, which in contrast sounds a bit petty (or maybe politicking on the part of the defeated opponent).

    It does bring home how ignorant most voters (regardless of who or where) are of the individuals they're voting to represent them. I can't understand how someone can vote for anyone, in any election, they don't know enough about to be aware of their skin colour (though it in itself is irrelevant).

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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    From the article...

    "I don't think it's good for both democracy and the whole concept of fair play," he said.
    Its a good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I read this. I would have spewed my drink all over my keyboard and screen. Since when is politics ever played "fair"? I watched the video where they showed the fliers that were sent out to everyone. It has lots of faces from various black folks on it and the endorsement from "Ron Wilson" it had the fine print as Ron Wilson being his cousin. Nothing about the flier said or indicated that any of the people on that flier was Wilson or that Wilson was a black guy. If people actually took his skin color into account when they voted then they just assumed that Wilson was black. Which is on them and no one else. I'm really curious as to what the general peoples reactions will be to finding out the guy is white.

    Granted Wilson doesn't deny that he "led" people to believe he was black, but still...nothing in the fliers actually truely indicated that he actually was black.
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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    To be fair, this sounds like the plot from "The Distinguished Gentleman".


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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Who promised a fair election? Politics is a dirty game. This guy hardly pretending to be black. Sounding a certain way on paper and being endorsed by a black politician hardly makes any determination about a person. Personally I commend him for thinking about of the box and succeeding. In this day of media and the internet it is incomprehensible why anyone would have been confused on his race in the first place. It's clear that they vote on race alone and no other variable. So who knows...perhaps he'll do his district some good and will wake them up. Right now the district is a joke, how stupid can a community be, well that district may have just answered that question.


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