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Campaign Stops: Making The Election About Race

There are 121 comments on the FiveThirtyEight story from Aug 27, 2012, titled Campaign Stops: Making The Election About Race. In it, FiveThirtyEight reports that:

The Republican ticket is flooding the airwaves with commercials that develop two themes designed to turn the presidential contest into a racially freighted resource competition pitting middle class white voters against the minority poor.

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JBH

Richmond, Canada

#1 Aug 27, 2012
You committed a big error by getting Obama in last time.
SERIOUS BLUNDER AND CRITICAL ERROR ARE VERY HARMFUL AND CONTAGIOUS.
AND THAT WOULD MOVE YOU INTO MORE OF THE DARK AGE OF THE TROUBLESOME TIMES.
GET OVER WITH IT TO MOVE ON AND COME UP WITH SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE THIS TIME.

You are out of your minds if you still do not know what the right thing for you and to do, is.
The best AND right thing to do is to fire Obama absolutely as there is no other way.
That is it--Obama is supposed to be let go by all of you in this election.
Don't repeat a major big mistake again by voting out Obama then.

You need a strong fellow as tough as John Wayne, who is fit for the image of the president and that image can only filled by Romney, but not Obama.

Obama has failed in everything, without doing one single thing of any accomplishment but making vast damages and destruction.

On Iraq, Obama claimed he had achieved approving and helping the mission of Bush by saying,"Mission accomplished".
If it was Romney, he would say, "This is the time US withdraws from Iraq, for this confirms the ending involvement engaged from former administration".

On bin Laden, many people do not like and disapprove the way of Obama's handling, by bowing to others like Muslims, to shuffle against them by telling to take credit instead, while there are not any pictures of dead body shown by being sloppy and giving a poor presentation.

Unlike Obama, Romney would take charge of overseeing the raid, and give more details from the bin Laden case on all the conspiracy of bin Laden and 9-11 case, besides showing pictures of dead bin Laden and would not give excuses of fear in Islams and Muslims--that is supposed to be the way of a great man as president would do--and serving that is what US people want to know.

Unlike Obama, by pointing to Bush, if Romney would be in charge of the economy for the last few years, the present public health care would be cost-effectively in place, debt-levels would not rise, simultaneously the unemployment rate would be well under 6% and income and wealth of people would not drop. The middle class would not have declined and education becomes competitive for all people. No matter what color and race of people are, they all have job opportunities and that is all that matters. Women would be doing fine with rights of choices, to choose between careers, freedom of living and style,with freedom of speech, to be single, married or single mothers.

The future would be bright with Romney thus because all of you need a great man with vitality, who possesses hands-on ability and skills, with great communication gesture and presidential image, to lead to get things done in the right way.

Obama is not real, but an unrealistic radical, extremist as a con artist with a poor perversion image while having none of any capability.

Now that YOU KNOW, what are you waiting for?

Elect your good future which is right for all of you--Romney-Ryan for 2012.
Curtis Lowe

Montgomery, AL

#2 Aug 27, 2012
Yes, let's make this about Obama's marital infidelity. Where is Vera Baker?
John Birch Hemorrhage

Memphis, TN

#3 Aug 27, 2012
JBH wrote:
Something long and indecipherable
Uhm...I really don't know how else to put this...

At this critical conjecture, I am at a loss for words. No clear reasoning, but no importance does that hold because of certain major critical mistake.

For distortion and fear are the best tools Republicans have to fight against the contagious democracy which undermine the American freedom of wealth. Romney, who is fit for the image of president and not as actual president, will wave his magic Mormon wand, and women can chose to be single, married or single mothers.

Having a legitimate critique is not important, it is only important to perpetuate crazy conspiracy theories so as to portray, I mean expose, Obama as a pinko commie socialist nazi islamo-fascist atheist anti-colonial crony capitalist that threatens to help those undeserving poor people because he does not have any capability to do anything, like end the war in Iraq or produce grotesque pictures of potential martyrs.

As once said at that one time by that strong fellow known as John Wayne, and I am paraphrasing, life is tough but it is even tougher when you're stupid.
JBH

Richmond, Canada

#4 Aug 27, 2012
WHAT IS THAT YOU DON'T KNOW?

It was said you made a major mistake by electing in Obama because he is an unfit person having no ability, while having the high anxiety and infatuation for boasting his credit here and there (but of damages instead), as a confused and weak con man.

So you must not repeat the major mistake again this time by voting out Obama.

All is as simple as that--it was said : that Romney is as tough with strength, vitality and integrity characters like John Wayne, who would do and achieve things very differently as a great leader for all of you to be voted in Romney-Ryan-2012.
JBH

Richmond, Canada

#5 Aug 27, 2012
What is Obama's ending war of Iraq equal to?

He told the message (meaning that he approved and helped out the mission of Bush in Iraq in withdrawing), by saying "Bush Mission accomplished", instead of saying,"Now in Iraq troops are withdrawing", and saying there was no mission.

It makes no difference by Bush or Obama to do the ending of Iraq, but Obama seemed to make it very odd and ugly in his exhibition.

So Obama ended the war was actually doing the left-over business -- mission of Bush (instead of Bush to stay on the third term to finish it by withdrawal by saying "the mission finally ended", and it is all the same.
JBH

Richmond, Canada

#6 Aug 27, 2012
WHAT IS THAT YOU DON'T KNOW and KNOW?

THE WORDS SPOKEN BY PEOPLE TELL THE POSITION THEY UNDERTAKE--FOR EXAMPLE--OBAMA approved and helped out the mission of Bush in Iraq BY CLAIMING (USA OR BUSH) MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

What is Obama's ending war of Iraq equal to?

He told the message (meaning that he approved and helped out the mission of Bush in Iraq in withdrawing), by saying "Bush Mission accomplished", instead of saying,"Now in Iraq troops are withdrawing", and saying there was no mission.

It makes no difference by Bush or Obama to do the ending of Iraq, but Obama seemed to make it very odd and ugly in his exhibition.

So Obama ended the war was actually doing the left-over business -- mission of Bush (instead of Bush to stay on the third term to finish it by withdrawal by saying "the mission finally ended"), and it is all the same.
John Birch Hemorrhage

Memphis, TN

#7 Aug 27, 2012
JBH wrote:
What is Obama's ending war of Iraq equal to?
So you're actually admitting that Obama finished what Bush started, right? And thankfully Bush didn't stay for a third term. Not only would that have been impossible, but that would have been extremely scary!
JBH

Richmond, Canada

#8 Aug 27, 2012
"""(OBAMA)he does not have any capability to do anything, like end the war in Iraq or produce grotesque pictures of potential martyrs.:::>>>>SEE BELOW __________

WHAT IS THAT YOU DON'T KNOW and KNOW?

THE WORDS SPOKEN BY PEOPLE TELL THE POSITION THEY UNDERTAKE--FOR EXAMPLE--OBAMA approved and helped out the mission of Bush in Iraq BY CLAIMING (USA OR BUSH) MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

What is Obama's ending war of Iraq equal to?

He told the message (meaning that he approved and helped out the mission of Bush in Iraq in withdrawing), by saying "Bush Mission accomplished", instead of saying,"Now in Iraq troops are withdrawing", and saying there was no mission.

It makes no difference by Bush or Obama to do the ending of Iraq, but Obama seemed to make it very odd and ugly in his exhibition.

So Obama ended the war was actually doing the left-over business -- mission of Bush (instead of Bush to stay on the third term to finish it by withdrawal by saying "the mission finally ended"), and it is all the same.
JBH

Richmond, Canada

#9 Aug 27, 2012
John Birch Hemorrhage wrote:
<quoted text>
So you're actually admitting that Obama finished what Bush started, right? And thankfully Bush didn't stay for a third term. Not only would that have been impossible, but that would have been extremely scary!
==========

Then what was Obama's saying, "Mission accomplished" telling you?

He was telling you that Mission was the USA or Bush mission when he meant: He OBAMA APPROVED BUSH MISSION IN IRAQ AND HELPED HIM IN THE WITHDRAWAL--as the unfinished business of Bush because USA would have to withdraw eventually--that was what Bush said--to check out WMD and install democracy and then get out(withdraw), which was done by Obama by saying Bush mission accomplished.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#10 Aug 27, 2012
Just look at how much better things are now. Imagine what it would be like without Obama. No more open transparent government. Health care costs would still be rising. Gas and food would be more expensive than they were. Unemployment would still be over 8%. The country wouldn't be united. It's all in the leadership. Without Obama/Pelosi/Reid where would we be?

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Sanford, FL

#11 Aug 27, 2012


Our Divisive President


Barack Obama promised a new era of post-partisanship. In office, he's played racial politics and further split the country along class and party lines.



By PATRICK H. CADDELL
DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN

During the election campaign, Barack Obama sought to appeal to the best instincts of the electorate, to a post-partisan sentiment that he said would reinvigorate our democracy. He ran on a platform of reconciliation—of getting beyond "old labels" of right and left, red and blue states, and forging compromises based on shared values.

President Obama's Inaugural was a hopeful day, with an estimated 1.8 million people on the National Mall celebrating the election of America's first African-American president. The level of enthusiasm, the anticipation and the promise of something better could not have been more palpable.

And yet, it has not been realized. Not at all.

Rather than being a unifier, Mr. Obama has divided America on the basis of race, class and partisanship. Moreover, his cynical approach to governance has encouraged his allies to pursue a similar strategy of racially divisive politics on his behalf.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Sanford, FL

#12 Aug 27, 2012
John Birch Hemorrhage wrote:
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So you're actually admitting that Obama finished what Bush started, right? And thankfully Bush didn't stay for a third term. Not only would that have been impossible, but that would have been extremely scary!



Huh?


Are you brain dead or just a Liar?




It was Bush's SOFA agreement signed in 2008 that demanded ALL US Troops Leave Iraq!

- Obama WANTED TO STAY IN IRAQ!
- Obama begged the Iraqi government to let us Stay longer.
- The Iraqi government told Obama to GET THE F*CK OUT.


http://lynch.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/01/...

OBAMA SUCKS!


“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Sanford, FL

#13 Aug 27, 2012
John Birch Hemorrhage wrote:
<quoted text>
So you're actually admitting that Obama finished what Bush started, right? And thankfully Bush didn't stay for a third term. Not only would that have been impossible, but that would have been extremely scary!




U.S. Troops Are Leaving Because Iraq Doesn't Want Them There
By Yochi J. Dreazen

inShare Oct 21 2011,

President Obama announced that he had kept a campaign promise by ending the war -- but he didn't have much of a choice



Obama campaigned on ending the war in Iraq but had instead spent the past few months trying to extend it. A 2008 security deal between Washington and Baghdad called for all American forces to leave Iraq by the end of the year, but the White House -- anxious about growing Iranian influence and Iraq's continuing political and security challenges -- publicly and privately tried to sell the Iraqis on a troop extension. As recently as last week, the White House was trying to persuade the Iraqis to allow 2,000-3,000 troops to stay beyond the end of the year.

Those efforts had never really gone anywhere; One senior U.S. military official told National Journal last weekend that they were stuck at "first base" because of Iraqi reluctance to hold substantive talks.

That impasse makes Obama's speech at the White House on Friday less a dramatic surprise than simple confirmation of what had long been expected by observers of the moribund talks between the administration and the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, which believes its own security forces are more than up to the task of protecting the country from terror attacks originating within its borders or foreign incursions from neighboring countries.

In Washington, many Republican lawmakers had spent recent weeks criticizing Obama for offering to keep a maximum of 3,000 troops in Iraq.




- OUCH!-



http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Sanford, FL

#14 Aug 27, 2012
John Birch Hemorrhage wrote:
<quoted text>
So you're actually admitting that Obama finished what Bush started, right? And thankfully Bush didn't stay for a third term. Not only would that have been impossible, but that would have been extremely scary!




Bush's finest moment on Iraq: SOFA, not the surge


Posted By Marc Lynch
Sunday, January 18, 2009

Peter Beinart today bravely repeats the emerging would-be conventional wisdom. Rather than simply denounce everything Republican, he argues, Democrats should admit that the "surge" worked and -- uniquely echoing a thousand recent op-eds -- was President Bush's finest moment. I have a hard time imagining anything as tedious as rehashing those tired debates from the campaign about the "surge" -- perhaps we could have another round of arguments as to whether the surge brigades arriving in the spring of 2007 caused the Sunni turn against al-Qaeda in the fall of 2006? But in the interests of post-partisanship, I am willing to offer an alternative as Bush's finest hour in Iraq: the Status of Forces Agreement.

Signing a Status of Forces Agreement requiring the full withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq on a fixed three year timeline demonstrated a real flexibility on Bush's part. It demonstrated a pragmatism and willingness to put the national interest ahead of partisanship that few of us believed he possessed.

And thus I offer Bush's willingness to sign the SOFA mandating U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, and not the surge, as his finest moment in Iraq.



http://lynch.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/01/...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Sanford, FL

#15 Aug 27, 2012


The Great DIVIDER: Barack Hussein Obama

The first hint that as president Mr. Obama would be willing to interject race into the political dialogue came last July, when he jumped to conclusions about the confrontation between Harvard Prof. Henry Louis "Skip" Gates and the Cambridge police.

During a press conference, the president said that the "Cambridge police acted stupidly," and he went on to link the arrest with the "long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately."

In truth, the Gates incident appears to have had nothing to do with race—a Cambridge review committee that investigated the incident ruled on June 30 that there was fault on both sides.

Sen. Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.) has said the president told him in a closed-door meeting that he would not move to secure the border with Mexico unless and until Congress reached a breakthrough on comprehensive immigration reform. That's another indication Mr. Obama is willing to continue to play politics with hot-button issues.

Add in the lawsuit against the Arizona immigration law and it's clear the Obama administration is willing to run the risk of dividing the American people along racial and ethnic lines to mobilize its supporters—particularly Hispanic voters, whose backing it needs in the fall midterm elections and beyond.

As the Washington Post reported last week, two top White House strategists, speaking on condition of anonymity, have indicated that "the White House plans to use the immigration debate to punish the GOP and aggressively seek the Latino vote in 2012."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Sanford, FL

#16 Aug 27, 2012



On an issue that has gotten much less attention, but is potentially just as divisive, the Justice Department has pointedly refused to prosecute three members of the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation at the polls on Election Day 2008.
More

It is the job of the Department of Justice to protect all American voters from voter discrimination and voter intimidation—whether committed by the far right, the far left, or the New Black Panthers. It is unacceptable for the Department of Justice to continue to stonewall on this issue.

Obama is a Criminal in so many ways.
Constipated Conservative

Memphis, TN

#17 Aug 27, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Our Divisive President
Yeah, that pinko commie socialist nazi islamo-fascist atheist anti-colonial crony capitalist sure does divide people!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Sanford, FL

#18 Aug 27, 2012


Obama: A Community Failure


During the 2008 presidential campaign, Mr. Obama's campaign emphasized repeatedly that his minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, was being unfairly stereotyped because of racially incendiary sound bites that allegedly did not reflect the totality of his views. In the Gates incident and others, Mr. Obama has resorted to similar forms of stereotyping.

Even the former head of the Civil Rights Commission, Mary Frances Berry, acknowledged that the Obama administration has taken to polarizing America around the issue of race as a means of diverting attention away from other issues, saying: "the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats.... Having one's opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness."

The president had a unique opportunity to focus on overarching issues of importance to whites and blacks. He has failed to address the critical challenges. He has not used his bully pulpit to emphasize the importance of racial unity and the common interest of poor whites and blacks who need training, job opportunities, and the possibility of realizing the American Dream. He hasn't done enough to address youth unemployment—which in the white community is 23.2% and in the black community is 39.9%.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Sanford, FL

#19 Aug 27, 2012


Mr. Obama has also cynically divided the country on class lines. He has taken to playing the populist card time and time again. He bashes Wall Street and insurance companies whenever convenient to advance his programs, yet he has been eager to accept campaign contributions and negotiate with these very same banks and corporations behind closed doors in order to advance his political agenda.

What Filth!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Sanford, FL

#20 Aug 27, 2012

Finally, President Obama also exacerbated partisan division, and he has made it clear that he intends to demonize the Republicans and former President George W. Bush in the fall campaign. In April, the Democratic National Committee released a video in which the president directly addressed his divide-and-conquer campaign strategy, with an appeal to: "young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 [to] stand together once again."

President Obama's divisive approach to governance has weakened us as a people and paralyzed our political culture. Meanwhile, the Republican leadership has failed to put forth an agenda that is more positive, unifying or inclusive. We are stronger when we debate issues and purpose, and we are all weaker when we divide by race and class. We will pay a price for this type of politics.

Mr. Caddell served as a pollster for President Jimmy Carter. Mr. Schoen, who served as a pollster for President Bill Clinton,

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...

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