Do black people realize that it was an insult to Barack Obama

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    to say that he was or should be elected by them, on the basis of his skin color, and that of it being an historic moment/event if he was elected based upon his skin color (i.e. becoming the first Black President in the USA)?

    Think about this for a moment.... Barack saw himself winning that first election personally I'm thinking, as to be based upon his education and that of him being an American, and it never being based upon his skin color or should have been to the American voter reagrdless of his skin color, otherwise to be based upon him being a black man in life in order that he should get the job. He accepted this blackman thing in which was placed upon him, but what does it make him think really of the people who saw it all in this way, and voted for him in this way ? Does he see them as being smart or that of being naieve and ignorant in life in America, because a President should always be hired based upon his education and record in life, in which qualifies him or her for the job, and never should it be based upon the color of ones skin in life.

    Somehow this nation must get beyond this skin color thing in life, because as Martin Luther King once said, it is and never should be about color in America as we are all going into the future, but instead about character, so why did the people run around yelling to the roof tops about color in that 1st election, and what did color mean to them if the election in their mind was won on the premise of color and not that of character, and this I mean if it is found to be lacking there of once a person is looked at for their character found within their job, and not looked at because of their skin color ?
     
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    Blacks vote for blacks.

    It's a fact of life. :cool:
     
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    One fails to see the point, as the premise is idiotic.

    No African American opined that the president should be re-elected solely because Obama was the same race as they.
     
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    Your OP is flawed.
     
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    Obama's only qualification for president in 2008 was his skin color. :cool:
     
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    Did some blacks vote for Obama only because he is black? Sure. Did some whites vote for McCain and then Romney because Obama is black? Sure. At the end of the day they probably cancel each other out. Idiots balancing idiots. Nothing new here.
     
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    Coupled with Romney's lack of qualification.

    (47% comments, lying and/or unaware of Chrysler Jeep China issue...pick one, equally bad, post election whining)
     
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    No matter what? Does it matter if you think he's qualified or not?
     
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    Caroljo,

    Speaking as a black man who has voted for candidates who are black, white, Hispanic, Asian, female, and Native American in various local, state and national elections, qualifications count a lot more than race. I can also say that is pretty much true of most of the people I associate with.

    The original post would only be true in an environment where people delegate the requirement to think. That is more insulting to an entire group of people than the OP apparently believes his ridiculous premise is an insult to President Obama.

    Again, to answer your question. Qualifications are more important than skin color. In fact SOMETIMES qualifications are even more important than party affiliation.
     
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