This Election!

Discussion in 'Congress' started by Life_Long_Dem!, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Life_Long_Dem!
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    It completely amazes me the ignorant stupidity I see in people with this election. From so many believing the distortions of truth and outright lies of the McCain/Palin camp to all these backwoods rednecks coming out of the woodwork absolutely fearing having a black man in office, I saw a story on the news of a guy that hung a ghost in his front yard with an upside down obama sticker saying he does not want a black man in office...WOW...just WOW! I thought we were past racial division and divisiveness in this country seeing as its 2008 but I guess we have revirted back to the 1950's and 60's again. I love this country with all my heart and soul but I am personally very ashamed of the people right now, what is wrong with us, what kind of example are we setting for the world when this is happening...PLEASE tell me why?
     
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    The world is a very racist place. What you see happening in America today pales in comparison with what happens in many other countries. That said, I suspect there will be a sizeable percentage of white Democrats who simply will not vote for Obama because he is black. That's just the reality of the situation now.
     
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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    I think it is in pockets of the country not the country overall and I don'[t find it surprising that in isolated pockets some backwards ideas still fluorish.
     
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    racism is everywhere. it's convenient to think of it as some phenomenon taking place down where they filmed deliverance, but it's in every city and town in the US and places in between. are we a racist country? i don't think so. are there racists all over the country?
    absolutely.
     
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    Wow Life Long Dem, you're so smart! Please tell us again how stupid we are because that's a sure fire way to win us over to your way of thinking. :rolleyes:

    Check out this book, "How To Win Friends And Influence People". Although it was written many years ago it still has lessons that apply today. They make an audio version as well.
     
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    The scariest racists are the educated ones.
     
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    I think that there is more exposure to people of different races in urban areas than in isolated areas, and that racism is less of problem there. I think this is one reason Obama did better than Clinton in cities and vice versa.

    I agree prejudice is a human trait, to an extent, but I don't agree that racism is everywhere in the sense that the original post is talking. I think you'd be much more likely to see a hung Obama in isolated rural areas than in the suburbs of LA.
     
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    Or perhaps people simply don't want to vote for someone, whatever color their skin, who is going to have the IRS send a check to the 40% of tax filers who don't pay one cent in taxes. Maybe some people don't want to vote for a man who calls this a "tax cut" when it is nothing more than massive welfare. Maybe people don't want to vote for a man who will bring back "Welfare as we use to know it" but calls it a "tax cut". Perhaps some don't want a smooth talking, snake oil selling, charlatan for President.
     
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    Maybe, but:

     
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