that one!

@gwoman2 (711)
United States
October 8, 2008 9:23am CST
Had Obama referred to McCain in this manner the Reps would have jumped on the stage and kicked his butt!! This was super disrespectful and McCain should be ashamed of himself. Both Sarah and McCain need a few pointers on etiquette. They both need to go back to college!! I bet that if Obama was 100% white McCain would not have referred to him as he did...UGH...lately I find myself saying UGH A LOT!! ~G~
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Give me a freaking break. You people just love to bash McCain with every word he says. The fact that you think McCain wouldn't have said it to a white man just shows how little you know. Frankly, McCain has called white members of congress some pretty nasty things during his time. I've never heard of him using ANY disparaging remarks towards African Americans and I see nothing wrong with the use of "that one" in the context of his statement.
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@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
8 Oct 08
You're right. McCain is often disrespectful to his fellow senators. He is known by them as a hot head. He has a temper and is very disagreeable. It is amazing to me that you can trust such a hot head with his finger on the button. But then, he's a Republican. You think that those ones can do no wrong.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Why does everyone keep pulling this "finger on the button" crap? Do you really think that there is some button to release the Omega bomb like in Planet of the Apes 2? There's no button. On a side note I'm glad you have acknowledged that I am right and that it was not a racial slur or anything close.
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Pretty disrespectful in my opinion. I thought his only redemption would have been if he would have said, this one not "me" as he did. But, he didn't so in my opinion it was plain wrong.
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@gwoman2 (711)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Thank you ZephyrSun, I'm so glad that two of my responses agree with me:-)
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I see what you are saying. Do you remember when first debate was over and every conservative logged on to mylot to start all the discussions saying that Obama talked down and was disrespectful because he call McCain John? One thing that I have learned from this site as an Independent conservatives only care if they feel their candidate was wrong. Actually being here has made me think that I should turn myself into a Democrat completely lol.
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Gwoman2, Exactly why it it disrespectful to refer to someone as "that one" when the person you are referring to refers to himself as "the one"?
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
8 Oct 08
It's disrespectful because they want it to be. Besides, every knows that phrases such as that one, this guy, and him, are racial slurs. Get with the program.
@kyodao (36)
• United States
8 Oct 08
McCain is just mad that a bi-racial man could command such attention and be so intelligent that he is in the lead at the polls. Obama is not even wasting his time worrying about those type of remarks. Remember, he is black so he has had to deal with these types of issues all his life. He expects behavior like this anyway when he decided to run for President. Unless you are a minority, you can't possibly know what it's like to deal with all the racial/degrading comments you have to endure in your life (most of the time you don't even bother to tell someone or complain about it because it happens so much. You just learn to live with it. You don't like it but you live with it. ) There is a double standard here. White people can say all types of comments to minorities and justify it all day. But if the tables are turned and a minority says a disrespectful/racial comment - it's a big problem. Not fair but that's the way it is.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Typical liberal. Go ahead and play the race card. I do agree though, that there is a double standard. If anyone besides Obama had been referred to as "that one" by ANYONE, there wouldn't be any complaining. Since it was said to Obama, suddenly the left screams racism. Typical...
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@kyodao (36)
• United States
8 Oct 08
It's not playing the race card. It's stating facts. If you are not a minority - then of course you would say that because you don't have to endure hearing racial remarks throughout your life. Say what you want and try to downplay it if you wish. But again - unless you've been in the shoes of a minority, you have NO idea what challenges they face or comments they endure.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I agree kyodao. I am white, but I have heard some horrible things said about minorities. A lot of people I know are racists, and I've had to hear those comments my entire life. I know it isn't the same as having someone say those things to me, but I understand where your coming from.
@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
8 Oct 08
"That one" or "the one" still sounds better than "white people" at least he didn't say "that mixed one" or "the man who is trying to pass himself off as black when he is of a mixed race".. I couldn't care less what they call each other, the mud slinging will get worse the closer it gets to voting day. They both need to spend more time letting us know the true facts about the issues we face and how they intend to try to solve them. Their childish name-calling certainly wont change my vote.
@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I don't want to hear about their issues I want to hear about our nations issues we the citizens face in the years to come. The only thing they have to worry about is getting assassinated or whether they made the right decision for our country and the people.
• United States
9 Oct 08
when i saw that i was shocked . it was rude.. is it age?hate? or just rudness. I feel bad for obama . did you noticed he would not shake hands with him at the end. shame on him. I was sad to see this and he walked out at the end without greeting people.
@bwaybaby (904)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I don't think that he was necessarily was being racist. I do think that pointing and saying "That One" wasn't the best way to get his point across. He has a name and a title. It's 'Senator Obama.'
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I did miss the debates as I had to work. I don't think "that one" is all that disrespectful but then again, I didn't hear it's context. I don't like McCain at all or anything he stands for. I actually was one of those that was torn between McCain & Obama initially & mainly because I wasn't real big on either of them. As time rolls on, I find that Obama is winning my heart more and more. Does that mean that I think Obama is ready to lead this country? No or at least I don't feel he is. What I know for sure is that McCain would be an absolute mistake.
@cbreeze (1207)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I think the reference to Obama as 'that one' was disrespectful and inappropriate but I do not think it was racial or racially motivated. I think it just showed McCain's total disdain for Obama AKA 'that one'. I'm sure today with all of the attention it is drawing, he wished he hadn't said it.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I agree. That is the one part of the debate that really upset me. It's like he considers Obama an object instead of a human being.