Will racism hinder Obama's re-election?

Feb 3, 2012 Full story: The Washington Post 1,805

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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Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#42 Feb 3, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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.
"When, in 1975, Frank Robinson became major league baseball's first African American manager, with the Cleveland Indians, that was an important milestone. But an even more important one came two years later, when the Indians fired him. That was real equality: Losing one's job is part of the job description of major league managers, because sacking the manager is one of the few changes a floundering team can make immediately. So, in a sense, Robinson had not really arrived until he was told to leave. Then he was just like hundreds of managers before him."
--George Will
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#43 Feb 3, 2012
This is all about COLOR.

Not the color black or white, but the color GREEN.

Those who think they will GET SOMETHING will vote for the person most likely to get it for them.

The repubs want MORE PROFITS & less taxes.

The dems want MORE ASSISTANCE to the poor and to take more taxes from the rich.

May the best one win ... black, white or green <LOL>
celticwarriors

Seminole, FL

#44 Feb 3, 2012
No, in 2012 even more people will vote for President Obama than did in 2008. Progressives are not racists or haters, that is a defining psychological trait of rightwingers. The science is there to back this up, and this is a majority progressive nation.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#45 Feb 3, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
Every time a black person can't get a job, or hold one, get elected, or not reelected it is racism. Well, guess what? The racism thing won't work this time. We voted for the Democrat to prove we weren't racist, and he is more racist then anyone. So, find something else to whine about. He's done. He's and old second rate Chicago politician. He is right now tied with Romney, and the campaign hasn't started yet. Wait until he has to defend his pitiful record.
Liar. You never voted for President Obama.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#46 Feb 3, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
She's smarter than you are, but then again, so's a turnip.
I'm not the one who claimed Bush was spraying us with chemtrails. That was the left looney tunes.

She's not very smart by thinking the public will buy her bullshit, since they're no longer buy nobama's!
Smokin Joe Obama

Wasilla, AK

#47 Feb 3, 2012
the Conservative embrace of Herman Cain PROVED that race has NOTHING to do with COMMUNIST, but the vile lib SUBVERSIVES still play the wet and rotting RACE CARD!

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#48 Feb 3, 2012
celticwarriors wrote:
No, in 2012 even more people will vote for President Obama than did in 2008. Progressives are not racists or haters, that is a defining psychological trait of rightwingers. The science is there to back this up, and this is a majority progressive nation.
"Provessives are not racists or haters!" That's as funny as a flash flood in an alka seltzer factory!

Progressives declared Cain guilty based on the word of two bimbo's.
The people that the media have appointed spokesman for the black race, are laughable; Jackson, Sharpton, et al
It is the left that is obsessed with race, and indeed racist and bigoted
Republicans may elect good people who happen to be black, but Democrats elect people "because" they're black; and not necessarily even competent
Even Al Gore Sr. filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Progressives have the inherent belief in genetic superiority.

The Grand Kleegle (Byrd)of the Klan stayed a Democrat til he Died

Have you ever heard a African American comic make fun of how Caucasians talk, dance of have sex? The answer is yes. Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and hundreds of popular black comics have made entire careers mimicking how white people talk by speaking only in a high, nasally falsetto?

Progressives believe people of minority groups need special programs or laws to enable them to compete for jobs in society. This means The Progressive Left do not consider minority groups equal.

Progressives want to fund entitlement programs to provide a living wage to minority groups who do not work because the Progressives think that minority groups are incapable of working to provide for themselves.

YOU are the rascist, idiot.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#49 Feb 3, 2012
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
"When, in 1975, Frank Robinson became major league baseball's first African American manager, with the Cleveland Indians, that was an important milestone. But an even more important one came two years later, when the Indians fired him. That was real equality: Losing one's job is part of the job description of major league managers, because sacking the manager is one of the few changes a floundering team can make immediately. So, in a sense, Robinson had not really arrived until he was told to leave. Then he was just like hundreds of managers before him."
--George Will
Ah, isn't this revisionist history so cute, lol. How long did it take them to hire a black mgr? So now things are equal? I don't think so, at least not from my side of the fence. It all things were equal, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN FROM THE BEGINNING!

You don't get a pat on your back and say, all things are equal now, because they're still not!

George Will is a thin-lipped, constipated, sanctimonious, hypocrite who writes from a self-serving, elitist attitude born of white priviledge.

The gospel, according to MS. BAPPIE!
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#50 Feb 3, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, isn't this revisionist history so cute, lol. How long did it take them to hire a black mgr? So now things are equal? I don't think so, at least not from my side of the fence. It all things were equal, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN FROM THE BEGINNING!
You don't get a pat on your back and say, all things are equal now, because they're still not!
George Will is a thin-lipped, constipated, sanctimonious, hypocrite who writes from a self-serving, elitist attitude born of white priviledge.
The gospel, according to MS. BAPPIE!
Apparently you missed the point.

By being fired equality was achieved -- then Robinson was just like every other manager.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#51 Feb 3, 2012
Edgar wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Don't forget the "HOPE and CHANGE" that was promised. A percentage of people bought into that...sorry to say some of my relatives did..not me, and hopefully they have learned their lesson.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#52 Feb 3, 2012
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
Waaaaaaa, Waaaaaaaa, Waaaaaaaa.

The official number which is calculated the same way no matter WHO is president is currently 8.3%

Sucks to be the GOPasaurs.

Of course they're secretly pushing Israel to bomb Iran before the election to attempt to make an international crisis. Of course the joke will be on them once again, as Obama will once again prove his international leadership abilities.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#53 Feb 3, 2012
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently you missed the point.
By being fired equality was achieved -- then Robinson was just like every other manager.
It's esoteric to only those people who're truly post-racial; to the rest, well you saw the response.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#54 Feb 3, 2012
Smokin Joe Obama wrote:
the Conservative embrace of Herman Cain PROVED that race has NOTHING to do with COMMUNIST, but the vile lib SUBVERSIVES still play the wet and rotting RACE CARD!
Really? Remind us again how many of those conservatives voted for Herman "token black" Cain. Oh that's right, they "embraced" him so much he had to drop out of the race even before Iowa. With supporters like that, who needs the KKK!

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#55 Feb 3, 2012
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently you missed the point.
By being fired equality was achieved -- then Robinson was just like every other manager.
I missed NOTHING. I just commented on the parts that were SKIPPED or conveniently left out. You don't leave it to the abusers to decide when retribution or equality has been achieved, got it?

Thanks!

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#56 Feb 3, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? Remind us again how many of those conservatives voted for Herman "token black" Cain. Oh that's right, they "embraced" him so much he had to drop out of the race even before Iowa. With supporters like that, who needs the KKK!
Oh, shucky, ducky, why'd you go and do that! LMAO! I guess they don't like minsteral shows in Iowa? LOL!
scooter

Cameron, MO

#57 Feb 3, 2012
swampmudd wrote:
Stupid question. The Republicans will try to pick up every racist vote they can. They don't care how they get votes.
not racist,we will vote against his white half as well

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#58 Feb 3, 2012
celticwarriors wrote:
No, in 2012 even more people will vote for President Obama than did in 2008. Progressives are not racists or haters, that is a defining psychological trait of rightwingers. The science is there to back this up, and this is a majority progressive nation.
In the news today! Rascist progressives!! LMAO
In a profanity-laced tirade, a Memphis DJ last week used an on-air interview to berate a local Republican congressional candidate -- calling her a "token n***o" who is doing the bidding of "white folk."
DJ Thaddeus Matthews called Charlotte Bergmann, who is black, "stupid." He referred to her as a "curly-haired n****." When she walked out of the interview, he refused to shake her hand, saying he didn't want to get her "whiteness" on him.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#59 Feb 3, 2012
Dar R - Arizona wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't forget the "HOPE and CHANGE" that was promised. A percentage of people bought into that...sorry to say some of my relatives did..not me, and hopefully they have learned their lesson.
Hope and change could have been accomplished if your party was an obstructionist and obstinate party who ignored the problems we're facing and focused only on opposing anything Obama tried to do. They didn't stop until their constituents sent them franctic emails and telephones calls telling them in no uncertain terms that if they blocked the wage and unemployment provisions to start packing because they were not going to vote for them.

Worst congress in this nation's history! I hope there are all voted out of office. However, as crazy and obstinate as you all are, that won't drive home the message people are sending. You people keep doing the same stupid things over and over expecting different results.

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#60 Feb 3, 2012
Gotta love Obama playing the Christian card: "What would Jesus do?" LOL!!!

The conservatives who've been wailing that Obama is a "Muslim" now complain that he's "using" religion!!!

LOL!!! Conservatives haven't had one gram of integrity for decades...
Aggie Nostic

Denver, CO

#61 Feb 3, 2012
Will religious prejudice hinder Romney's nomination/election?

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