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When asked by Schultz what, if anything, the remark said about the attitudes of the Republican Party, Colonel Wilkerson (Powell's former chief of staff) said:
"My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people -- not all of them, but most of them -- who are still basing their positions on race. Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, and that's despicable."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/26/lawr...
By The Associated Press
Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not.
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/27/14...
What a stupid article, what kind of nonsense is that?
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Are the African American folks who are voting for Obama simply because he is black considered just as racist?
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Oct 28, 2012
 
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What a stupid article, what kind of nonsense is that?
I see your 'Zones of denial' are multi-demensional.

Do you believe we live in a post-racial world or simply that it never existed at all?

In other words, dumb or dumber?
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Example?
The money changers in the bible.
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Oct 28, 2012
 
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Are the African American folks who are voting for Obama simply because he is black considered just as racist?
If that's their only reason, then yes.

But these folks have been voting democrat for many years - think Kennedys, Carter, Clinton.
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I see your 'Zones of denial' are multi-demensional.
Do you believe we live in a post-racial world or simply that it never existed at all?
In other words, dumb or dumber?
The common statement from people is that they are voting for the less of 2 evils, there are others that always vote along party lines.
Of course there are people who will not vote for him because of the color of his skin but there are others that will vote for him because of the color of his skin, its marginal.
That racist nonsense is just last minute guilt baiting for those Democrats that will not tow the party line.
What is a post racial world? there will always be division, how else could everyone be enslaved?
The question really goes to the sanity of voters, voting for the same parties over and over expecting different results, that is insanity.
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The money changers in the bible.
I thought the Bible was a fable to you?

What specifically about the money changers?
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If that's their only reason, then yes.
But these folks have been voting democrat for many years - think Kennedys, Carter, Clinton.
There are many people that cause division in the black community, many people have admittedly voted for Obama simply because they think he is black, and the Obama political machine panders to these people but huffington post has failed in reporting that.
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Good planning; and I though I was the old Boy Scout.
I really thought 8 a.m. 3 days ahead would be ok. But I was rightfully schooled.
I was doing a repair and needed a couple of large wood screws yesterday afternoon, then thought better of trying to go to Home Depot in this storm-prep season. Decideda the nails I had would do for now.
Did you get the generator? I've never had one. But it's a good idea.
Nah, we dont really care. If we loose power, we loose power. I can deal. If it is for more than a day or two, I can go to family that does have a generator. So far for this storm I have invested in a car charger for my cell (weak link last time around), 1 pack of d batteries, and 2 gallons of water (impulse buy).

From what they say, rain will not be the issue here - just prolonged winds and coastal flooding. OTOH the radio weatherman, just told us he never heard of a storm like this, with much energy. SO it will be interesting.

I heard FEMA already opened up their camps with a special place just for volunteerist.

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Any other examples? so far you couldn't come up with 1 example of a government department that isn't a) corrupt or b) running in deficits.
Dummy, government isnt a business. Its supposed to run on deficits.
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The preamble of the Ct constitution and the us declaration of independence lays out the purpose of government, provide "services " isn't declared.
Silly, government includes county, state, and municipal orgqanizations, any or all of them formed to provide services. You need to get out for often.
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Forget the so-called scientific polling conducted by several supposedly reputable firms that show President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a dead heat.

One "poll" indicates Obama is well ahead of Romney by 20 percent, all based on the nationwide sales of Halloween masks.

Lisa Barr, spokeswoman for Spirit Halloween, the largest retailer of its kind, said Obama masks are outselling Romney masks in all their nearly 1,000 stores, 60 percent to 40 percent. The data also include Internet orders.

The final result of the company's presidential sales will be released a few days before the Nov. 6 election.

Barr said the index has accurately predicted the winner of the past four presidential elections.

http://www.reporternews.com/news/2012/oct/27/...
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The common statement from people is that they are voting for the less of 2 evils, there are others that always vote along party lines.
Of course there are people who will not vote for him because of the color of his skin but there are others that will vote for him because of the color of his skin, its marginal.
That racist nonsense is just last minute guilt baiting for those Democrats that will not tow the party line.
What is a post racial world? there will always be division, how else could everyone be enslaved?
The question really goes to the sanity of voters, voting for the same parties over and over expecting different results, that is insanity.
A very thoughtful response, which I appreciate.

Though we still disagree on racism. I have family members who are clearly racist. They are out they, though most would never admit it. While some proudly do. Especially after a few brewskies.
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I thought the Bible was a fable to you?
What specifically about the money changers?
You never saw or head JC Superstar?

JC was upset at all the swindling going on as I recall.

Everything I know from the bible is via musical theater!

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Nah, we dont really care. If we loose power, we loose power. I can deal. If it is for more than a day or two, I can go to family that does have a generator. So far for this storm I have invested in a car charger for my cell (weak link last time around), 1 pack of d batteries, and 2 gallons of water (impulse buy).
From what they say, rain will not be the issue here - just prolonged winds and coastal flooding. OTOH the radio weatherman, just told us he never heard of a storm like this, with much energy. SO it will be interesting.
I heard FEMA already opened up their camps with a special place just for volunteerist.
:)
He's no doubt one of Bush Sr's "thousand points of light!"

NYC just announced the shutting down of all public transportaion (subways, trains, buses) tonight.

We should have gotten water. Could have sworn we had some but not heading back to the stores at this point.

Sounds like you're all set.

We have candles, flashlights and a battery operated radio.

See you on the other side!
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Forget the so-called scientific polling conducted by several supposedly reputable firms that show President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a dead heat.
One "poll" indicates Obama is well ahead of Romney by 20 percent, all based on the nationwide sales of Halloween masks.
Lisa Barr, spokeswoman for Spirit Halloween, the largest retailer of its kind, said Obama masks are outselling Romney masks in all their nearly 1,000 stores, 60 percent to 40 percent. The data also include Internet orders.
The final result of the company's presidential sales will be released a few days before the Nov. 6 election.
Barr said the index has accurately predicted the winner of the past four presidential elections.
http://www.reporternews.com/news/2012/oct/27/...
Until you got to the last sentence, I was going to suggest that the scarier or more bufoonish candidate sells the most masks
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See you on the other side!
No way. I have no intent on dying.
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The question really goes to the sanity of voters, voting for the same parties over and over expecting different results, that is insanity.
I must of missed that line.

I commend you for finally saying something perspicacious.
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There are many people that cause division in the black community, many people have admittedly voted for Obama simply because they think he is black, and the Obama political machine panders to these people but huffington post has failed in reporting that.
He doesnt pander to the blacks anymore than the conservative tea party candidates pander to the lesser educated whites (which are a shrinking pool).

And besides, lets admit it, what has galvanized the back community to vote in mass for Obama despite many of their misgivings over gay marriage is the fear of the lunacy that a Paul Ryan or a Mitt Romney might bring.

Most votes in ANY presidential election - and this one in particular - are more about voting AGAINST the other guy.

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