Black America will wake up and get it!

United States
October 30, 2008 10:30am CST
When Hillary was getting more black votes than Obama was, Michelle Obama said black America will wake up and get it. In other words, she was saying that because they were voting for Hillary, they were sleeping. Because they were not voting for the black candidate, they were asleep. Thus, she is saying that if you are black, you vote black. Would be racism or not? That would mean it is not about policies. It is about color. Yet there are white people voting for Obama. According to Michelle Obama's philosophy, we could say, White America will wake up and get it! And they have until Tuesday to do it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfddUIU1LR0
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@Kowgirl (3490)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Well it doesn't really matter who gets the most votes . Our votes don't mean sh*t when you get right down to it. When you vote for a presidential candidate you are really voting to instruct the electors from your state to cast their votes for the same candidate. For example, if you vote for the Republican candidate, you are really voting for an elector who will be "pledged" to vote for the Republican candidate. But they will have say of who gets the vote. The candidate who wins the popular vote in a state wins all the pledged votes of the state's electors. BUT..... While the state electors are "pledged" to vote for the candidate of the party that chose them, nothing in the Constitution requires them to do so. In rare instances, an elector will defect and not vote for his or her party's candidate. Such "faithless" votes can change the outcome of the election and laws of some states prohibit electors from casting them. But can they still do it. Remember what went on in Florida...Thousands of votes got lost, stolen, not counted and rejected. So if your elector(s) of your state has made up their mind about which person is best to serve the country, they can still vote for them and disregard who we voted for. So the question is does your vote really count or is this just a sham? We have the right to vote but it is still out of our hands who wins.
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• United States
31 Oct 08
This is true....and something should be done about it....
@missybal (4491)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Yeah... when she said that it didn't sit well in my stomach. That was around the time that I was shifting my interest from Obama to McCain. But if you get into her thesis she wrote in college you get an idea of how she thinks and why she words things the way she does. I still don't get the whole race thing that's going on in this election. I wasn't raised to notice the color of ones skin, but I guess that some people notice it more than others. I'm not black or white, so who should I wake up and get it too??? lol
• United States
31 Oct 08
She tried to keep that thesis hidden for a long time, and said it would not be reveal until after the election. However, it is on line now, as I read parts of it. I believe Obama made race and issue with the church he was attending and the views it has on white America.
@newtondak (3949)
• United States
31 Oct 08
After her first few comments about being finally proud of America - they have pretty much kept her quiet, and probably for good reason.
@missybal (4491)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I really want to read Obama's thesis I can't believe that no one could get that or anything else about Obama, there is so much more I think a lot of American's would like to know about what makes Obama tick.
@newtondak (3949)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I'm beginning to think that it should be illegal for either candidate to mention race in their campaign - too bad it isn't possible to just not show their faces so no one knows what race they are!
• United States
31 Oct 08
I'm ready for that!
@newtondak (3949)
• United States
31 Oct 08
The first candidate to mention race/racism is disqualified!
@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Barack Obama is quite a colorful character, alright. His mama was white, his papa was black,(that's 23 pairs of chromosomes from each parent) and that in itself gives him an edge in the election. He can pretend to be a white person to get the white votes, and a black person to get the black votes, but really he is neither. I hope you are right about this and EVERYONE will wake up and "get it" before election day.
@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Oops! Correction: One of each PAIR of 23 chromosomes in inherited from each parent.
• United States
30 Oct 08
I hope so, too.
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