Commentary: Voting against Obama doesn't make you a racist

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    NEW YORK (CNN) -- With a little less than a month before the election, this week started with a re-examination of Barack Obama's association with William Ayers.

    Whether holding a career-launching state Senate campaign event at the home of an unrepentant terrorist should disqualify you from the presidency is up to the people to decide. I tend to see it as a rather low bar to clear if you're going to run the world, but hey, that's just me.

    The defense on Ayers from the Obama camp is that they're not friends -- Ayers was "a guy who lives in my neighborhood," as Obama said. This strikes me as a strange argument from the same campaign that ran Spanish-language ads attempting to disparage McCain by highlighting his "Republican friends" like Rush Limbaugh.

    Besides the fact that Rush isn't a terrorist and had to be completely taken out of context in the attempt to smear him -- Limbaugh and McCain are best known for their adversarial relationship. Rush has spent the better part of a decade mocking him, most recently on the specific stance that was the focus of the commercial, immigration reform.

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    No. Not voting for Barack Obama doesn't make one a racist. Spreading Karl Rove's racist smear does. (not that you've ever done that. just so we're clear).

    But Glen Beck? :eek:
     
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    I think this thing in Kenya is another example of his "bad choices" in terms of friends and associates.

    You have 20 years with the Reverend Wright - Obama never knew he held the despicable views.

    You have the friendship and business relationship with William Ayers - Obama never knew he had done those despicable things.

    You have the big 3 that destroyed Freddie and Fannie that work on his campaign - He obviously never knew about that

    and now

    Minister Raila Odinga from Kenya - Runs for office with the intent to install Sharia law, Obama supports him. Then the guy loses and starts riots and mass destruction claiming voter fraud. Kills hundreds from opposing tribes, burns down 800 Christian churches, all while receiving numerous phone calls from Obama. To this day Obama still supports this sick individual.

    At some point you have to look at Obama's inability to discern the types of people he calls friends.
     
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    Voting against Obama doesn't make you a racist.

    Voting against Obama because of the color of his skin or his name would be though. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Why? He is half white and his given name is Barry.
     
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    What about Palin's crazy Priest?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0utkTp7DTw]YouTube - Sarah Palin: Witchcraft and War[/ame]

    Or John McCain's wonderful religious friends?

    McCain's Next Controversial Priest | Right Wing Watch

    McCain Reconnects With Liberty University

    John McCain Panders To Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson And James Dobson | MND: Your Daily Dose of Counter-Theory

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kyoOXooloU]YouTube - John McCain: Jerry Falwell backtrack[/ame]

    Yeah, this guy is no "Agent of Intolerance." :rolleyes:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-CAcdta_8I&feature=related]YouTube - Falwell and Robertson on The 700 Club after 9/11[/ame]
     
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    People will vote against him because he is half black and that his full name is Barack Hussein Obama.

    If you don't want to admit that, your ignorance is astounding.
     
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    Just like the massive proportion of the black population that will vote for him because he is black. I would call that racist.
     
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    Glen Beck reminds me of Bill O'Reilly. He tried for the longest time to say he wasn't for either side but I could tell. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Or you ignore the fact that Blacks traditionally vote Democrat anyway because Democrats actually have policies that give a damn about the poor and helpless which much of the time happens to be Blacks.

    Did you not watch the White err GOP Convention? Finding a non-white in there was looking like for Osama Bin Laden at times.
     

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