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    Re: Obama seeks to 'reconnect...young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women'

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    This young person is going to vote in November, but I'm voting Republican all the way through. I think Obama's comments weren't "racist" though. However it wasn't right for him to leave out white people and males, it almost indirectly suggests that he doesn't want anyone but blacks, Latinos, and women to vote. I know that's not his message, but that's the way it comes across.
    Well, there's that whole saying that goes something like, "Never explain yourself -- your enemies won't believe you and your friends don't need you to." Point being is that white male Democrats aren't generally going to take it in the way that you interpreted. The "undecided voters" might, but those guys are idiots anyway...just shout "go [name of popular local sports team]" one day before the election and they'll come back to the Democrats in no time.
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    Re: Obama seeks to 'reconnect...young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women'

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    If these are the demographics that actually fell for all that hopey-changey bull**** he pedaled in 2008, I'd rather they just stayed home.
    I really wouldn't mind if everyone successfully targeted by soundbite-driven marketing campaigns stayed home (including anybody quoting Palin for any reason whatsoever).
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    Re: Obama seeks to 'reconnect...young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women'

    Whoever opposes the welfare-warfare state gets my vote.
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    Re: Obama seeks to 'reconnect...young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I do find it interesting that the Tea Party is racist... yet here the President of the United States of America is playing the race card so... blatantly. White Males, Asians... you need not apply.
    Its not "playing the race card".

    Three of the largest contingent of voters for Obama were latinos, blacks, and young people. Indeed. He had near record, if not record, turn out and support from those groups.

    There is times I have no problem saying someone is playing the race card. This isn't it. This is someone being a politician. Election time is heating up and he's trying to rally three groups who he had strong sway over and support from in 2008. Not really unusual here.

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    Re: Obama seeks to 'reconnect...young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women'

    I don't see this as Obama playing the "Race card" here, He is pandering to groups that got him elected. I think actually he's a bit scared. They came out for him, but he has been the touch of death to other canidates he endorses....
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    Re: Obama seeks to 'reconnect...young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women'

    I'm sick of politicians rubbing, massaging and jacking their votes out of people based on their race, gender or age.

    It chaps my hide and whoever hops on that wagon is the first to NOT secure my vote. I think it's dribble, speaking down to the masses and trying to appeal to their stereotypical mind-frames.

    the Democrats, unfortunately, have been horrid about it over the last decades. Always first in line to stroke everyone's ego and win the minority vote (or whatever they decide will win them a seat) - it's all a popularity game which is why, when in office, they fail miserably at their job.
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    Re: Obama seeks to 'reconnect...young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women'

    Since when are young people, Latinos and women 'races'? I guess if you're white. You can't be young, Latino or a woman?
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    Re: Obama seeks to 'reconnect...young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women'

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Yes... telling a demographic that tends not to vote to get out there and vote is so outrageous.

    Now who's being PC?
    See, to Vicchio, anytime a black President speaks to non-whites he's apparently playing a race card...

    With that logic, he's apparently playing the age card, pitting young vs. old...

    In fairness to Vicchio, I believe Sarah Palin always dumbs down her speeches (unintentionally of course) to appeal to the less sophisticated crowd; in other words, she plays the folksy card...

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    Re: Obama seeks to 'reconnect...young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Since when are young people, Latinos and women 'races'? I guess if you're white. You can't be young, Latino or a woman?
    Oh s*** since I am young and white does that mean I have to choose one or the other?

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    Re: Obama seeks to 'reconnect...young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women'

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Oh s*** since I am young and white does that mean I have to choose one or the other?
    You're biracial.
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