Those Thay Oppose Obama Are Not Racist.

@gewcew23 (8011)
United States
August 6, 2008 3:27pm CST
Just because a white person is not going to vote for Obama does not make them a racist. This racist charge came from the same group back during the amnesty debate. So let me get this straight you cannot oppose illegal immigration without being called a racist, and you cannot oppose Obama without being called a racist. These Obamites would rather label someone a racist than answer the charge that has been leveled against their candidate, and it is getting old. So I have a few questions for the Obamites out there. If you are not an Obamite good for you and fell free to respond too. 1) If you are someone that just so happens to live in Pennsylvania did you vote for Lynn Swann for your Governor, because if you did not and you are white would not that make you a racist. 2) If you are someone that just so happens to live in Maryland did you vote for Michael Steele, because if you did not and you are white would that not make you a racist. 3) If you are someone that just so happens to live in Ohio did you vote for Ken Blackwell, because if you did not and you are white would not that make you a racist. 4) If you opposed Clarence Thomas's appointment to the SCOTUS and you are white would not that make you a racist 5) If you opposed Condoleezza Rice becoming the U.S. Secretary of State and you are white would not that make you a racist.
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• United States
7 Aug 08
Good points. I won't vote for Snobama because he's not qualified, I don't care what color the guy wants to be, he's not qualified, plain and simple. A junior senator from Chitown who has a one page resume and some power mad people giving him speeches does not qualify him, did I say he wasn't qualified? If I didn't let me say it again. HE IS NOT QUALIFIED.
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
7 Aug 08
When the liberals have no real points to make in supporting their agenda, then the only thing left is to use labels to try and make their opponents positions seem wrong. These include things like racism, bigotry, or anything ending in phobic... all because they have no other way to justify their positions. Since they can't justify what they stand for and believe, and they can't back up what they stand for or who they support, then the only thing left is to try to demonize anyone who disagrees with them. That tactic is used extensively these days, including on this site ... as commonly has been seen used against conservatives and anyone opposed to Obamoron. They seem to think that since they cannot compete on the actual issues, then they can win any argument by charging racism. They are mistaken, and all that does is prove who the real racist is... that would be the one making such charges.
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• United States
6 Aug 08
I agree with you completely. The black white thing is really staring to get my blood boiling. Not voting for Obama does mean that you are either not voting (shame shame) or you are voting for John McCain. Voting for John McCain doesn't make you a racist by any stretch of the imagination. Considering John McCain's platform is pretty much keep up the status quo it does make me wonder about the thought process of the voter. We currently are dealing with a recession, the government won't call it that but there are not many economists that would agree. Our country is being run by huge corporations as there pockets are the deepest and money talks and BS walks (this by the folks is the definition of fascism). The news corporations are run by these same big corporations (AOL Time Warner, GE Etc...) this limits freedom of the press commonly an action taken under dictatorships. Worse yet we are fighting an illegal war in Iraq and kids are coming home in boxes everyday never mind the thousands of life ending injuries. Just because you don't see the pin boxes coming home on the nightly news like we did during Vietnam it doesn't mean it isn't happening. These are the policies that John McCain will continue if he wins the presidency. So not voting for Obama doesn't make you a racist but it doesn't make you very smart either.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Well that's just your opinion. I don't think it's very smart to vote for a guy with little to no political experience, zero business experience, and zero military experience. Unless you count a one week tour of different countries, he also lacks foreign relations experience. Do you really think a man with no military experience will be more capable of managing the close of the Iraq war than a man who understands how wars are fought? We can't just pretend Iraq didn't happen. We need to finish what Bush started regardless of whether we agreed with the war to begin with.
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• United States
6 Aug 08
Well thats right it is just my opinion but thats kinda the point. We all have different opinions. If we didn't any discussion would be boring as hell. But to touch on what you said let me point out that John McCain was in the military and was a POW this does not make him an authority on how wars are fought. It makes him an authority on how to fight in a war. Yes the war needs to be dealt with but the best way to do that is to leave Iraq. Our mission was to remove Saddam and we have done that. Iraq is one of the richest countries in the world we do not need to rebuild for them. As far as political experience I have stated this before and I can't it more clearly Obama and McCain have the exact same experience at being President of the United States, NONE! As far as foreign affairs go John McCain isn't exactly a gifted foreign relations expert whee is his experience. Business experience is the reason we are in the financial fiasco we are in right now. I won't go any deeper on that subject because you know exactly where my head is on it. Again you are entitled to your opinion just please look at the situation from both sides. Neither one of these two guys deserve the presidency but thats what we have to work with. Americans have become far to fat and lazy for a revolution.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Personally, I don't care what color Obama is, or thinks he is. I just do not like the candidate, period. I am a white man, according to the law of the land, although color is not an issue for me for anyone, politician or not. Obama just seems like a used car salesman trying to sell me a clunker and I am not buying
• United States
6 Aug 08
LOL a used car salesman trying to sell you a clunker.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Yes, it does sound like all the politicians running the place. I think we should just pay them enough for room and food and maybe we'd get some people that actually cared about the rest of us
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I agree with your points and I'll add one more. It IS racist if you are voting for your candidate based solely on the color of his skin. If you are voting for Obama because he's black, and many people are, THAT is racist. That paddle spanks both ways.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
7 Aug 08
You know Taskr that is a great point, what is more racist not voting for Obama because you disagree with everything that comes out of his mouth, or a black person saying that they will vote for Obama just because he is black?
@missybal (4492)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I'm sorry but the man is half white... so why is it that he's the black canidate? And his father was not from the U.S. so what connection is there with African American's. I really just don't see the man as being black in my mind. My husband is 4th generation African American decent but has white skin. When are people going to get real and realize we are all human beings and stop being so touchy on the race issue. I didn't vote for any of those people, or any other black person but that's because I haven't voted for anything else but my own town elections and there are not many black families in my area. However I am voting this presidential election but not because I don't want the black man. It's because I don't want a liberal who knows nothing about economics and has no real plan for our energy problems, and fancies himself the messiah of America. I would also like to point out that just because I am not voting for Obama does not mean I am a Republican. There are still people in America that base their vote on who they believe would be best for this country. Just because I choose to vote for a Republican, people should not call me one as if it is some horrible thing to be.
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• United States
7 Aug 08
I don't think even of him as a black Afro-American. He has put himself there on purpose. He joined a black church. His skin color is brown. He may feel more comfortable in that group because of that. However, there are lots of Arabs who that have dark skin and they don't feel the need to assimilate to a group they are not. There are many Arabs who look Spanish or Hispanic and they do not say they are of those groups or try to fit into those groups. And if he was running as an Arab, and I did not vote for him, would people say I am a racist? Noooooooooooo. And I don't think that if a black person does not vote for a white person that he or she is a racist. However, looking at who Obama is...I have to wonder why any black, white or brown person would want to vote for him.
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• United States
7 Aug 08
As an Obama supporter, I haven't heard anyone I know accuse someone of being a racist because they didn't like Obama. I have heard people accuse anyone white of voting for Obama (or saying they will) because they don't want to seem racist, which is just really silly to me. Maybe I'm of a more open minded group than the people you've heard. I hate our mayor (who happens to be black), don't like Clarence Thomas, and really don't like Condoleezza, but I like Obama and wish Colin Powell was running for President. I MUST be a racist! For me, supporting Obama has nothing to do with his color.
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
7 Aug 08
His race has nothing to do with it, it is his outdated ideas and the fact that anything that is good for the usa he is against, I get the feeling when he talks aobut change, he is talking about the same change Cuba got when they elected Castro, he is inexperienced and I think when they hold the debates, it will show that he really has no experience in leading a country.
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• United States
7 Aug 08
I agree with you. Everyone has the right to vote for who ever they want.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Aug 08
I cannot vote for those candidates as I not American, but what I heard Condoleezza Rice is a good U.S. Secretary of State in spite of her hard to spell first name. So I guess Obama's idea is that unless you vote for the Black Candidate,you are a racist. So his intention is to have all the leaders in the congress and the senate as black. Then the wish of many of the media that the blacks all be in the leadership position will come true, if Americans lose their common sense and stop voting for candidates according to their merits.
• United States
6 Aug 08
hi gew that is true. it's about who you want to vote for. and there are black people that are not voting for obama so are they racist? NO they are not. people like to name call so quickly when things don't go their way.
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@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I think everybody got your point. You didn't need to repeat yourself five times. I, personally, am voting for Obama but that has nothing to do with his racial make-up. I'm voting for him because I think the programs he advocates would be better for me and the people I care about. Isn't that why you're supposed to vote for someone? I think people have used the word racist way too liberally in this campaign. To call someone a racist and mean it is a serious matter. I'm sure that not everyone who wants to vote for John McCain is a racist. In fact, I know they're not. What I think people are trying to make a point out of (and doing a bad job of it) is that some people simply won't vote for Obama merely because he is black which is very screwed up in my opinion and un-American.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Well last time I checked I can write my discussion how ever I want too. If I wanted to ask the question five times or five hundred times is up to me.
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
8 Aug 08
As much as I myself would like to get my hands on that money Obama says he's going to hand out, I had to force myself to look at the bigger picture and how it would affect America as a whole and what with the policies Obama has in mind the future outcome would be. That is why I changed my mind on voting for Obama. His plan will seem like a good idea at the beginning but the results will only hurt low and middle class American's more in the end.
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I'm curious to know what programs you think would be bad. All the research I've done says he's this best candidate for lower and middle income folks.