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Optimism of whites in US lags blacks by big margin

There are 2745 comments on the Log Cabin Democrat story from Aug 1, 2013, titled Optimism of whites in US lags blacks by big margin. In it, Log Cabin Democrat reports that:

Americans' attitudes about their economic future are sharply divided by race, with whites significantly less likely than blacks or Hispanics to think they can improve their own standard of living.

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BlackGhettoThug

Carmel, IN

#50 Aug 1, 2013
Wayll the thang ais the majority of blaicks fall into that low nowledge/no nowledge category and sho aint gone vote fo somebody lessn the nicka in de street tells him what to do. The democrat government plantation done tell low/no nowledge nickas that thangs gittin bettah fo blaicks and these low/no nowledge nickas cant believe what they lying eyes tellin em.
poman

Shafter, CA

#51 Aug 1, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
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You sound like a racist pond scum, not worthy of being pissed in by a real ape. Are you suffering from penis envy or something?
Typical liberal, start the name calling when you know somebody else is right. I've seen what you liberals have done to this country in the last 50 years and Obama is the finishing blow.

“ORLANDO STRONG (ACT OF WAR)”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#52 Aug 1, 2013
Center-Left Conservative wrote:
IMO the election of the first African American President gives minorities a renewed optimism about the future of the country, and that’s a good thing. The country as a whole is better off today than we were in 2008 when the economy crashed; but we are still slogging through trying to come out to a strong and growing economy.
Job growth is barely keeping up with population growth. Cheap energy is the key but this president ISN'T fossil fuel friendly and as long as energy continues to go up so will the cost of living. It seems he is doing this on purpose to make everyone dependent on the government. There are not enough "rich people" to fund all of these programs.

Since: Dec 07

Humble, TX

#53 Aug 1, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
Then again Bush was seemingly too preoccupied with Jeff Gannon to lead our country. I'd rather have Bill Clinton back in the White House, than someone in the GOP like that incompetent Bush.
Amazing how you like a President how chased interns and attacked American citizens...rode Reaganomics and claimed he did it. LMAO

Gullible.

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#54 Aug 1, 2013
Center-Left Conservative wrote:
IMO the election of the first African American President gives minorities a renewed optimism about the future of the country, and that’s a good thing. The country as a whole is better off today than we were in 2008 when the economy crashed; but we are still slogging through trying to come out to a strong and growing economy.
Wow, are you sure you’re a conservative? You are making too much sense for the average right-winger who post on here.
Center-Left Conservative wrote:
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Again, insulting minority voters by insinuating that they are voting for Obama because they are looking for a handout; because they don’t contribute to society (when even participating in the electoral process is contributing to society) is not the way to bring the very people you need in order to win an election over to your side. It is racist to claim that the majority of minority voters are on government assistance unless of course you have proof of that. What you consider to be facts is irrelevant anyway because people have a right to vote for or against a person for the reasons that they choose. And to try and make people finding pride in voting for the first viable African American President in a country with our history of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination and racism into an argument that they are somehow racist is a stretch that is just ridiculous. What about the Whites and Hispanics who probably voted for Obama because he’s Black? Or what about those same Blacks who didn’t support or vote for Allen Keyes or Allen West? Are they racist against their own ethnicity now?
Unless you let go of your hate and prejudges you will continue to be stuck on the losing side of elections. People will not vote for a side whose supporters look down on and disparage their character.
Now I’m convinced… there is no way in Hell that you’re a right-winger… the tea-baggers are too hateful to think logically and make coherent points like what you just posted.
Nevertheless, the tea-baggers are slowly coming to grips with the fact that they are no longer relevant in the political process as the demographics favor the Democratic Party. The ones they call the takers has taken their power at the ballot box and soon they will be looking to the Government for a handout… LOL!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#55 Aug 1, 2013
Not surprising at all considering blacks on average are at a lower economic status than whites. They have a lot more room to improve before reaching the average income in America. Most whites are already there, so it's harder to improve.

It's easier to move from lower to middle class, than from middle to upper class, especially in the current economic climate.
looseygoosey

Greeley, CO

#57 Aug 1, 2013
I had hoped that Obama's election would improve race relations in this country. They certainly need it. However, when he told us that Trayvon Martin could "be his son", I was totally disillusioned. What part of Trayvon does he see in himself - other than race? That he called a Latino a "nastyass cracka"? Or when he punched, straddled and beat him?

Was the President of the United States really saying with a straight face that nasty racial language followed by violence was something that he saw in himself? I could not have been more disappointed if he had come out in favor of the KKK.

I never thought I'd see the day when racism and violence were praised as important character traits by a President. If that wasn't what he was doing, then he must have been overlooking those things based purely on Trayvon's race. Either way, it's disgusting. Any cracker hick from the deep south could think like that.
Makes sense

Evansville, IN

#58 Aug 1, 2013
Nicole wrote:
Of course blacks think that, most live off of the government and think money, food stamps, cell phones and everything else is free.
Anywhere blacks are running the show rape, robbery and murder along with Aids, famine and disease follow.
Funny how all the racist FUX News folks here ignore the facts of our economic come back only to spew their usual BS.

So many whites in America are racists and call themselves Christians. Go figure!

Thank God, there are enough tolerant whites and blacks, yellows, browns, reds, women, LGBT, people with disabilities, etc.(We the People) to elect Obama TWICE.

Hillary 2016!
blackiethecat

Toronto, Canada

#59 Aug 1, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
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Did you hear/see that on FUX News? LOL It's a bit early to be drunk.
FUX News. Oh man that was so clever. So funny. Did you think of that yourself or did someone help you? Or maybe it was something you saw on a bumper sticker? With that kind of wit you should write for Saturday Night Live. Regardless, I'm glad to see that the cesspool of Michigan (Detroit) is going bankrupt after decades of Democrat government. It just shows in spades the results that your side delivers - misery, poverty, hopelessness and failure. How's that Hope and Change working out for you? Jackass.
blackiethecat

Toronto, Canada

#60 Aug 1, 2013
Blacks should be more optimistic. They have someone who looks like as the CEO of America Inc. Someone who will give them their Food Stamps, Obamaphones, Obamacare and whatever else comes with living on the federal government plantation. As a whole, blacks are every bit dependent as they were in the antebellum south. Instead of Simon Legree mistreating them now blacks have the Democrat party destroying their families (children born of wedlock) and destroying their economic opportunity (ultra high black unemployment rate).

But to the 'people of color' the only thing that matters is to have someone who looks like them screwing them over (Obama) instead of whitey screwing them over. Since Emancipation, other than athletes and entertainers, blacks still haven't figured out to make it without the federal government slopping them with welfare like hogs. Exceptions aside, as a race they are pathetic and Rachel Jentel should be their poster child.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#62 Aug 1, 2013
I am confident that all whites will be considered racists. Blacks, not so much.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#64 Aug 1, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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Job growth is barely keeping up with population growth. Cheap energy is the key but this president ISN'T fossil fuel friendly and as long as energy continues to go up so will the cost of living. It seems he is doing this on purpose to make everyone dependent on the government. There are not enough "rich people" to fund all of these programs.
Retired piece of frightwingnut dogshit is back spewing his ignorance and stupidity. YOU are fossil fuel friendly. Take the gas pipe now.
Makes sense

Evansville, IN

#65 Aug 1, 2013
blackiethecat wrote:
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FUX News. Oh man that was so clever. So funny. Did you think of that yourself or did someone help you? Or maybe it was something you saw on a bumper sticker? With that kind of wit you should write for Saturday Night Live. Regardless, I'm glad to see that the cesspool of Michigan (Detroit) is going bankrupt after decades of Democrat government. It just shows in spades the results that your side delivers - misery, poverty, hopelessness and failure. How's that Hope and Change working out for you? Jackass.
THAT'S what FUX like you think. Those of you fake "conservatives" who watch FUX News who like your government bailouts, like TARP, for private companies and bankruptcy to break pension CONTRACTS entered into freely and willingly.

Hope and Change is working MUCH BETTER than your guy Bush ever did. That's why We the People voted for Obama TWICE.

Next will be Hillary Clinton, TWICE.

Get used to Hope and Change. Then again, I see you are posting your BS from socialist Canada. LOL What a typical "conservative" hypocrite!
Makes sense

Evansville, IN

#66 Aug 1, 2013
GrouchoMarxist wrote:
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I see the clown can't explain exactly HOW the country is "better off"...not that it's any surprise.
I see you didn't read the articles I posted. I see you didn't comment or post any to refute our country's economic comeback.
Makes sense

Evansville, IN

#67 Aug 1, 2013
RustyS wrote:
I am confident that all whites will be considered racists. Blacks, not so much.
No, only whites like you, not the rest of us.
Makes sense

Evansville, IN

#68 Aug 1, 2013
Eighthman wrote:
I don't know how optimistic I am,
BUT, it sure is fun watching Obama and the Democreeps crash and burn.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA
.
And on a serious note, here comes BENGHAZI again.
It just won't go away! More subpoenas today.
Hillary will never run or it's BENGHAZI in the stupid Democreep's faces 24/7 for MONTHS on end.
Day and night. Night and day.
BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI.
I wonder what lame excuse she will give for not running.
Perhaps she will get the flu again.
Maybe Kerry will run.
He did get her spot after all.
"Benghazi" is code for I sh!t my pants when I realize I can't stop Hillary and Bill from running the White House for 8 more years.
Jorge

Metairie, LA

#69 Aug 1, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
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Wow. That is some straight up media fed BS.
This is not a recovery, It is a manipulation of interest rates. An interest rate bubble. A bubble to replaced the crashed Housing bubble.
Historically, the interest rates on 10 year treasury notes is 6-8%. Presently they are at 2.58%.
In 1990, 10yr Treasury rate was 8-9%, then 6% in 2000.
With artifically lowering the bond rates, it makes it cheaper for government to borrow more money saddling more debt onto us the people.
As soon as these rates go up, and they will, it's "game over man".
Unemployment numbers, GDP numbers, Inflation Numbers, none of them mean shit. 10yr bond interest rates dictate everything. And when Osama Ben Bernanke came out a couple of weeks ago and said the flow of money from QE+ Infinity may be tailed back, bbond rates went up to 2.8% and the market crashed.
There is a pending crash coming. And when it does, it will be nasty.
The interest rate bubble is not a recovery, but, a cover up of the true failures of our monetary and economic policies.
Exactly! At least someone besides me sees it also
Makes sense

Evansville, IN

#70 Aug 1, 2013
Jorge wrote:
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Exactly! At least someone besides me sees it also
The sky is falling. LOL

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#71 Aug 1, 2013
First of all, the free market, capitalistic economy that affects the quality of our lives is not about race; it's about class, more specifically, the rich and the poor. All of the other things, like who's president or senator, the partisan gridlock and the scandals are merely a contrived distraction to redirect our focus from their political machinations that has us standing on the precipice of the economic abyss.

History is replete with boom and burst economic cycles where easy money policy encourages heavy leveraging, which inflates asset prices, followed by an orchestrated deleveraging that has an adverse impact by crashes these asset prices, allowing the 1% to buy these assets for pennies on the dollar, taking along with it, the accrued with of those middle class investors. This of course, is done in a variety of ways: Interest rate manipulation, The expansion and contraction of the money supply etc..

Having said all that, our current situation is perilous beyond anything we have ever faced in history. We have simultaneously, a stock market bubble, a bond bubble and a dollar bubble/crisis. The implosion of one of these will automatically trigger the other two and life as we know it, we never be the same. And because of global integration, our issues will infect the other economies of the world and cause a worldwide economic depression.

All of the nations of the world, with the exception of a few have Debt to GDP ratios exceeding the disaster level of 100%, with Japan exceeding 200%. The world is awashed in unsustainable debt and the only option we have is to keep monetizing the debt, kicking the can down the road to our unborn great grandchildren, but try as we may to avoid it, the day of reckoning will come....and there aint nothing Obama or any other world leader can do about it.

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#72 Aug 1, 2013
*the accrued wealth of the middle class investor*

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