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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    60 million people disagree.

    And are you denying that some people voted for him simply because he is half black, and that was an historic vote, as jdubya said?
    Yes, not enough to matter voted for for that reason. And candidate who could resonate with the American voter could have won. Republicans need to take personable responsibility for fielding poor candidates and stop blaming everything else.

    And facts are not up to popular vote. Factually, the statement is racist.

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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    I don't particularly like Obama. I didn't vote for him in the last election (voted for Jill Stein - Green Party) Among other things, he's a liar and corporate tool. However, the reasons I dislike Obama are diametric to why the political right (GOP, TP, religious extremists, etc) dislikes him for. I am not loyal to the duopoly.
    I didn't vote for him in '12 either, and I don't care for the duopoly. However there are those, who while claiming they aren't Republicans, will unfailing defend anyone who would have an (R) next to his name. Same goes for the other side.

    Heck, I get baited into exactly that sometimes. The fact is that some people don't like him simply because he's a Democrat, and will only miraculously change their view of him if he switches parties.


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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    By all accounts? No, not by all accounts.

    I'm not surprised to see lazy racebaiting from one of his supporters, though.

    It's the only card you have to play. And man, is it ever worn down from use.
    OK, nearly all. But, yes, nearly all accounts. Obama won on merit. He was better.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Yes, not enough to matter voted for for that reason. And candidate who could resonate with the American voter could have won. Republicans need to take personable responsibility for fielding poor candidates and stop blaming everything else.

    And facts are not up to popular vote. Factually, the statement is racist.
    What do Republicans have to do with my post? And what is "personable responsibility" anyway?
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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    60 million people disagree.

    And are you denying that some people voted for him simply because he is half black, and that was an historic vote, as jdubya said?
    Some people surely did, but that poster's comment still borders on racist. I still think that half the reason Palin got chosen as McCain's mate was that the GOP felt like they needed their own "special" to get votes (special is not a comment on her intelligence here).


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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    What do Republicans have to do with my post? And what is "personable responsibility" anyway?
    It's when you find the responsible party to be a really likeable guy.


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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Of course it isn't. In the grand scheme of things, the only people who think about the color of his skin are those who use it to defend against criticism of a woefully inept President.

    That.... :

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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    What do Republicans have to do with my post? And what is "personable responsibility" anyway?
    personal. Doing three things at once. And you're making excuses for republican loses no matter who you voted for.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Some people surely did, but that poster's comment still borders on racist. I still think that half the reason Palin got chosen as McCain's mate was that the GOP felt like they needed their own "special" to get votes (special is not a comment on her intelligence here).
    And you think that's an epiphany, rocket? It's obvious the Republicans picked Palin to appeal to women, and possibly hunters, Midwesterners, and other groups as well. That's what they do in these races. It isn't racist to say Obama appealed to black voters. He did.
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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    It has been said repeatedly by some over the years that the United States is not ready for a black President. Is the Obama Presidency proof of this?
    Ready?

    What's to be ready for? It's his ideology and political views that alter things, not his race.
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