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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Him and Elizabeth Warren would make great friends.

    Really though, what sickens me more is that the guy's race may have been the deciding factor in his victory. People that vote based on race, or have race as a factor in their decision do our nation a disservice with their vote. It seems like much of the issue is that he didn't reveal himself as white and mailed out cards with smiling black people on them. You shouldn't have to reveal your race, the accusations seem fairly stupid.
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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Which side's low info voters?



    Sorry, couldn't help but poke that in people's faces. If he was a Dem, we'd never hear the end of it....
    No...if he was a dem we'd never HEAR of it. It wouldnt be worthy of news and dems and libs would be tripping over themselves to excuse and justify his position. Hell...dems can be reelected after being caught with hookers and crack. They can be reelected with 100k of bribe money stashed in their freezer. Theres always a reason. Theres always an excuse.

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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Him and Elizabeth Warren would make great friends.

    Really though, what sickens me more is that the guy's race may have been the deciding factor in his victory. People that vote based on race, or have race as a factor in their decision do our nation a disservice with their vote.
    At the end of the day, THATS what it is all about.

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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.
    What do you mean by "not in the direction some would expect"? I find the whole thing hilarious, and he didn't even lie to do it.

    It should always be expected that blacks will vote for blacks regardless of party when running against another race. It has been so historically for a longtime now.
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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Well...now...be fair. Its just the opposing candidate that is making the claim that black people are so stupid they would vote for a guy based solely on his skin color. In...THIS instance at least. Now...lets see if the population at large gets upset and demands a recall and new election.
    I find it interesting that it's only AFTER he lost the election that he came up with this unbelievably racist boner of an excuse.

    Given that, and the utter stupidity of anyone who voted for the winner merely because they thought he was black, having never even seen the dude - it's actually a little unfair [to them] their moron didn't win instead of the white guy. I mean, I just think morons deserve morons to represent them against the more intelligent in society - much like those whom Shiela Jackson Leigh represents. Having said that, the winner will probably do them a far greater service than the moron would; only problem with that is that in their abject ignorance, they'll probably never realize the good he'll do for them.
    Major kudos to Dave Wilson, and his cousin Ron Wilson (no relation to the popular black state rep) who endorsed him for figuring out how to effectively reach low information voters.
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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    No...if he was a dem we'd never HEAR of it. It wouldnt be worthy of news and dems and libs would be tripping over themselves to excuse and justify his position. Hell...dems can be reelected after being caught with hookers and crack. They can be reelected with 100k of bribe money stashed in their freezer. Theres always a reason. Theres always an excuse.
    So no Repub has ever been re-elected after being caught with hookers? David Vitter ring a bell?

    We'd never hear the end of it from the right, demanding an explanation for ALL Dems if he was one. I can think of a few posters here who would love it.


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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Yes, it is disappointing that this has spun into a racial thing. But what is more disturbing? That this got spun into a racial thing? That Wilson never once indicated what race he was in the flier, or the possibility that people may not have elected him if they had known he was white?
    Different aspects of the same problem I'd suggest.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And there was no actual fraud here. He cannot control what people assume.
    He can - that's exactly what election flyers are designed to do (very carefully designed, even at this level).

    Publishing a stock photo with a statement suggesting the people in it support the candidate is questionable, though sadly not uncommon in general. Stating that "Ron Wilson" supports the candidate without making clear that's some random family member rather than a comparatively well known political figure with the same name is grossly dishonest at best and probably only skirting the edge of electoral law with small-print and luck.

    He may not have done anything criminal and it may well significantly factor in the ignorance of the electorate but winning an election on the basis of dishonest information is, morally at least, fraudulent. Just because they all do it to some extend doesn't make this any less so.

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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Bob Evans endorsed me. Well, okay, he goes by Rob and he's not actually famous for anything...

    All I need now is someone named Jimmy Dean, and someones got to have an Aunt Jemimah....I'll corner the breakfast vote.


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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
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    Really though, what sickens me more is that the guy's race may have been the deciding factor in his victory. People that vote based on race, or have race as a factor in their decision do our nation a disservice with their vote.
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    This was his opponent.


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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    Stating that "Ron Wilson" supports the candidate without making clear that's some random family member
    It said that they were cousins right below where it said that Ron Wilson endorses him, though.

    The whole thing is ridiculous. The whole thing implies that they wouldn't have voted for him if they knew he was white.
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