Will racism hinder Obama's re-election?

Feb 3, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Washington Post

The role of race in that election, they argue, was similar to the impact religion had in the 1960 presidential race when many voters rejected John F. Kennedy simply because he was Catholic.

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Stupid question. The Republicans will try to pick up every racist vote they can. They don't care how they get votes.
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Yes,it exists in the black number of black politicians,media,and spokesman...those like Farrakhan,Rev. Wright,Jessi Jackson,Al A,,Sharpton,Black Panthers,Rapp Crap,
NAACP,the black czars,and others.,,Its hard to believe,Obama elected by a majority of white people,and for all his faults,still is held in high esteem.How can that be?

if Some may recall,this tactic was used against Hillary,in their debates.BUBBA was a RACIST ,thes hate mongers screamed,notably .guess who?JESSI JACKSON!!

its the ole RACE card being played by BLACK RACISTS.

It seems Those who support Obama use this dirty,tactic!...Why not?? it works for them...

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Will racism hinder Obama's re-election?

No...that's what helped get him elected in the first place. Then there were the kool-aid drinkers who believed in that Hope & Change rhetoric.

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If race was an issue, then Obama would not have been elected. As if being a movie star in your heyday were, Reagan would have not become a president. Money talks, who has the clout...that will decide your next president...not our votes.

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Stupid question. The Republicans will try to pick up every racist vote they can. They don't care how they get votes.
Look at the Black and hispnics........we are at 15.1% unemployment......without Obama's fuzzy math.

The total number of unemployed fell below 13 million for the first time since February 2009, while the total amount of employed Americans rose to 141.6 million, an increase of 847,000 from December.

The unemployment rate was last this low in February 2009 as well.
The closely watched labor-force participation number, which can skew the unemployment rate, was unchanged at 63.7 percent.

Unemployment for blacks plunged from 15.8 percent to 13.6 percent, while the rate for Hispanics fell from 11.0 percent to 10.5 percent. The teen unemployment rate rose one-tenth to 23.2 percent.

The so-called real unemployment rate, which measures discouraged workers as well and is referred to as the U-6, nudged lower to 15.1 percent.

Long-term unemployment, though, remains a problem, with the duration dropping from a near-record 40.8 weeks to 40.1 weeks.
Also, the level of discouraged workers surged, rising 7 percent to its highest level since December 2010.

Job growth remains one of the two missing pieces of the recovery puzzle, even though the rate has been on a steady trek lower

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If race was an issue, then Obama would not have been elected. As if being a movie star in your heyday were, Reagan would have not become a president. Money talks, who has the clout...that will decide your next president...not our votes.
Really? So you fall for all of the nobama ads where they spend millions on all types of media, then you go into the booth hypnotized. The gullible left. "Bush caused kartrina!" LMAO

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Colorado Chick wrote:
If race was an issue, then Obama would not have been elected.
It was an issue. It's just, the people who raised it made the opposition look stupid. Nobody is denying Obama won by a landslide...but still there are a lot of people who chose either to vote for him because he's black, or to NOT vote for him because he's black.
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Will racism hinder Obama's re-election?
No...that's what helped get him elected in the first place. Then there were the kool-aid drinkers who believed in that Hope & Change rhetoric.
Many voted FOR him based on that "historic" fact.

Look for the MSM to keep bleating on racism.

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Of course, everyone knows the boy president is a racist...both he and he f*** buddy holder

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Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Look at the Black and hispnics........we are at 15.1% unemployment......without Obama's fuzzy math.
The total number of unemployed fell below 13 million for the first time since February 2009, while the total amount of employed Americans rose to 141.6 million, an increase of 847,000 from December.
The unemployment rate was last this low in February 2009 as well.
The closely watched labor-force participation number, which can skew the unemployment rate, was unchanged at 63.7 percent.
Unemployment for blacks plunged from 15.8 percent to 13.6 percent, while the rate for Hispanics fell from 11.0 percent to 10.5 percent. The teen unemployment rate rose one-tenth to 23.2 percent.
The so-called real unemployment rate, which measures discouraged workers as well and is referred to as the U-6, nudged lower to 15.1 percent.
Long-term unemployment, though, remains a problem, with the duration dropping from a near-record 40.8 weeks to 40.1 weeks.
Also, the level of discouraged workers surged, rising 7 percent to its highest level since December 2010.
Job growth remains one of the two missing pieces of the recovery puzzle, even though the rate has been on a steady trek lower
America will not recover until we start protecting ourselves against foriegn slave labor.
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Racism will HELP Obama get re-elected. The more racist a group the more LEFT they are now., Any who have bought into being nothing more than a Hypenated American are sure to vote Obama. Plus the Democrats have made a cause celeb of marginalizing citizens using Victimhood thus discouraging efforts which might lead to success in the minority populations.

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Newt Gingrich’s “Food Stamp-President” quip and Donald Trump’s birth certificate obsession shows just how despicable the right-wingers are as they desperately try to get the Black guy out of the White House. Many right-wingers will try to divide the country with bigotry and racism in an effort to win elections; hopefully the majority of the American people will reject them by re-electing President Obama, if not then the unpatriotic racist will have won.

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Of course, everyone knows the boy president is a racist...both he and he f*** buddy holder
Actually the only people who know that a are a few radical rancid rightwing retarded republican reprobates reciting Rove's wrenchingly rotten ranting rhetoric.
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Will racism hinder Obama's re-election?

Doesn't that depend on the power of the voting block? I suggest yes with white conservatives and no with blacks and hispanics.
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Racism:
Hey, to those of you who voted for Obama in '08' to prove you weren't racists, Nov. will be the time to vote for anyone "but" Obama to prove you aren't frcking "idiots"...

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Probably not that much; the racists didn't vote for him the first time, and won't this time, either. And if Romney wins the nomination, as it looks like he will, he's unlikely to play the race card - unlike Newt.

The economy is and will continue to be the big issue in the election.

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CHECK SIX wrote:
Yes,it exists in the black number of black politicians,media,and spokesman...those like Farrakhan,Rev. Wright,Jessi Jackson,Al A,,Sharpton,Black Panthers,Rapp Crap,
NAACP,the black czars,and others.,,Its hard to believe,Obama elected by a majority of white people,and for all his faults,still is held in high esteem.How can that be?
if Some may recall,this tactic was used against Hillary,in their debates.BUBBA was a RACIST ,thes hate mongers screamed,notably .guess who?JESSI JACKSON!!
its the ole RACE card being played by BLACK RACISTS.
It seems Those who support Obama use this dirty,tactic!...Why not?? it works for them...
This is the most likely form we'll see racism in; rabid right wingers projecting their own racism onto black people. These would-be Klansmen know they can't get away with open, overt racism anymore, so they play the race card more carefully.

Dirty is right - your post certainly was.

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Will racism hinder Obama's re-election?
No...that's what helped get him elected in the first place. Then there were the kool-aid drinkers who believed in that Hope & Change rhetoric.
Another right wing genius who doesn't understand the usage of the word "racism" here, apparently.

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Really? So you fall for all of the nobama ads where they spend millions on all types of media, then you go into the booth hypnotized. The gullible left. "Bush caused kartrina!" LMAO
Sure you do!
She's smarter than you are, but then again, so's a turnip.

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Anyone who reads the comment from the rightwing-nuts on this board will tell you racism plays a HUGE part in their thinking.

We can all copy & paste tons of examples from those faux-Christians who allow their thoughts to be clouded by their hatred of other races.

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