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There are still some people who insist that anyone who opposes President Obama--and especially anyone residing in the South who does so--must harbor racist tendencies.

The "R" word is the rhetorical equivalent of a nuclear missile.

When Andrew Sullivan tried that approach on ABC's This Week last Sunday, regular panelist George Will was prepared. He noted the following:

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Democrats have been losing the white vote constantly since 1964. So, that's not new. ...

Here's what we're trying to talk about. 2008, from Obama, gets that many white votes. This time, the polls indicating they get this many, we're trying to explain this difference. Now, there are two possible explanations. A lot of white people who voted for Obama in 2008 watched him govern for four years and said, "not so good, let's try someone else." The alternative, the Confederacy hypothesis, is those people somehow for some reason in the last four years became racist.
And the link, including the transcript: Andrew Sullivan: Racist Romney Voters Like 'The Old Confederacy'
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There are still some people who insist that anyone who opposes President Obama--and especially anyone residing in the South who does so--must harbor racist tendencies.

The "R" word is the rhetorical equivalent of a nuclear missile.

When Andrew Sullivan tried that approach on ABC's This Week last Sunday, regular panelist George Will was prepared. He noted the following:



And the link, including the transcript: Andrew Sullivan: Racist Romney Voters Like 'The Old Confederacy'
No every now and then Republican heads say Democrats blame racism for something. In reality those pockets of people who are either racist or influenced by someone who is have been romanced by words from people like sinunu.
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And there are still some people that won't vote for Obama because his is black.....


Can't stop stupid, from either side.....
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No every now and then Republican heads say Democrats blame racism for something. In reality those pockets of people who are either racist or influenced by someone who is have been romanced by words from people like sinunu.
Well, Andrew Sullivan was certainly asserting that.

Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC's Hardball, recently asserted that racism is "a sickness by the white people" that colors white people's view of President Obama: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Calls Out Conservatives Over ‘Racism’ | Video | TheBlaze.com

A Virginia state senator, who is a part of the Obama "Truth Team," recently spoke of "fringe racists," by which she apparently meant anyone who opposes President Obama's re-election: Obama Campaign Spokeswoman Smears Romney's Virginia Supporters as Racist

And these are just a few examples...
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And there are still some people that won't vote for Obama because his is black.....


Can't stop stupid, from either side.....
What's funny is that the only people I know whom I've heard that sentiment from are lifelong Democrats (my wife's parents). No, they aren't your typical Dems., so I'm not trying paint all Dems. this way, since the vast majority of the Dems. who let skin color effect thier votes voted for him because he was black, not against him. It's just funny to me that I know of no Reps. who said anything like "I won't vote for him because he's black.", but I know two Dems. who said "I'm not voting for any nigger." (that's a quote, BTW).
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What's funny is that the only people I know whom I've heard that sentiment from are lifelong Democrats (my wife's parents). No, they aren't your typical Dems., so I'm not trying paint all Dems. this way, since the vast majority of the Dems. who let skin color effect thier votes voted for him because he was black, not against him. It's just funny to me that I know of no Reps. who said anything like "I won't vote for him because he's black.", but I know two Dems. who said "I'm not voting for any nigger." (that's a quote, BTW).
People that voted for Obama did so for more than one reason fs......


Being black made him a possible first but, it sure as hell wasn't the only reason....

White people got Barack Obama elected to become our next president. The black vote remains pretty much the same percentage wise for almost all elections for POTUS. It was white moderates that looked at this below and said, "hell no".....






The choice was clear and obvious.....
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People that voted for Obama did so for more than one reason fs......


Being black made him a possible first but, it sure as hell wasn't the only reason....

White people got Barack Obama elected to become our next president. The black vote remains pretty much the same percentage wise for almost all elections for POTUS. It was white moderates that looked at this below and said, "hell no".....






The choice was clear and obvious.....

So you're saying it is the blacks that are racist because they won't vote for a white man?
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