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Excitement for Obama mixed with safety fears
The Associated Press ^ | Saturday, February 23, 2008 | DAVID CRARY

Posted on 02/23/2008 5:05:24 PM PST by Condor 63

NEW YORK - For many black Americans, it's a conversation they find hard to avoid, revisiting old fears in the light of bright new hopes.

They watch with wonder as Barack Obama moves ever closer to becoming America's first black president. And they ask themselves, their family, their friends: Is he at risk? Will he be safe?

There is, of course, no sure answer. But interviews with blacks across the country, prominent and otherwise, suggest that lingering worries are outweighed by enthusiasm and determination.

(Excerpt) Read more at al.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackhusseinobama; chebama; cultofobama; husseinobama; nobama; obama

1 posted on 02/23/2008 5:05:26 PM PST by Condor 63
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To: Condor 63

The only one at risk in this mix is the American people.


2 posted on 02/23/2008 5:13:01 PM PST by appleharvey
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To: Condor 63

“Haunted by history:

For many older blacks, the barometer for gauging hopes and fears is the 1968 assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.”

Bobby Kennedy was assassinated the same year. Since then, all assassination attempts have been on white Republicans. Why is nobody concerned for the white folks?

The fact that Jesse and Al still suck good air proves Obama is in no more danger than anyone else.


3 posted on 02/23/2008 5:15:28 PM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: Condor 63
Any President is at risk.There’s probably more people, such as al queda, who want to see Bush dead rather than Obama.
4 posted on 02/23/2008 5:18:39 PM PST by ac-rep
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To: Condor 63

He (or she) need not fear the Curse of Tippecanoe at least.


5 posted on 02/23/2008 5:19:52 PM PST by bigbob (2)
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To: Condor 63

Well, Nobody forced Stanley’s little boy to play messiah. Risk comes with the territory for any publicity hound.


6 posted on 02/23/2008 5:21:44 PM PST by isrul
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To: Condor 63
All Presidents face the danger of being assassinated. In addition to the usual loonies, Obama would have the white supremacists/neo-nazi type after him. OTOH, he would not have to worry about the greens and the Islamists who would have loved to knock off Bush.
7 posted on 02/23/2008 5:23:39 PM PST by goldfinch
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To: Condor 63
Let’s say Hillary wins and chooses Obama the Muslim as her VP....I’d say Hillary won’t make it one year.
8 posted on 02/23/2008 5:23:53 PM PST by vetvetdoug (Just when one thinks life is strange, it gets stranger.)
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To: Condor 63
George W has already hanged a Hussein.

Barry the cokehead will be dealt with via the political process.

9 posted on 02/23/2008 5:24:13 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Condor 63
You can't have lived through the civil rights movement and know something about the history of African-Americans in this country and not be a little concerned,"

Actually recent history tells us, he has more to fear from Black on Black violence then any other segment of the population.

10 posted on 02/23/2008 5:25:23 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: goldfinch

President Bush is hated the world over and so far he has survived. Obama as president will never be as hated as President Bush so hopefully he too, will survive.


11 posted on 02/23/2008 5:28:49 PM PST by BARLF
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It occurs to me that if there was a concern that somebody was going to try to kill a white presidential candidate and the media chose to just interview a bunch of white folks to see how they felt about it there would be some sort of scandal here.


12 posted on 02/23/2008 5:36:15 PM PST by KarinG1 (Opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily represent those of sane people.)
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To: Condor 63

Ms. Obambi worries that Hussein Obambi could get killed fueing up at a gas station. If so, odds are it would be black on black. (Or is that black on halfrican American?)

Regards


13 posted on 02/23/2008 5:37:01 PM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: Condor 63

Black on black crime at the highest level? Don’t think so.


14 posted on 02/23/2008 5:37:08 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Rome2000
Barry the cokehead will be dealt with via the political process.

I don't get it. Obama is half white, half black. So why is he called black?? Sheesh, he's whiter than me, and I'm from Norway!!!

15 posted on 02/23/2008 5:39:22 PM PST by ExtremeUnction
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To: Condor 63
Is he at risk? Will he be safe?

Statistically he is a high AIDS risk.

16 posted on 02/23/2008 5:39:45 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Condor 63

He only has cause to fear for his life if Hillery! would be his VP.


17 posted on 02/23/2008 5:40:55 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ExtremeUnction

He is a Halfrican-American


18 posted on 02/23/2008 5:42:30 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Condor 63

Reading the title, I thought it meant safety fears for themselves, which would make total sense.


19 posted on 02/23/2008 5:42:49 PM PST by aught-6
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To: aught-6
Obama
20 posted on 02/23/2008 5:48:24 PM PST by Lady GOP
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To: goldfinch
Obama would have the white supremacists/neo-nazi type after him.

They may not like him or vote for him, but why make the effort to kill him? If there is an assasination attempt on his life as president, I guess it will either come from an Obama cult member, (in the shades of John Lennon), or a muslim.

21 posted on 02/23/2008 5:48:39 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Condor 63

Frankly, I worry about this, too. Especially, if the rioting and looting in New Orleans after Katrina is an indication of what would follow.


22 posted on 02/23/2008 6:03:51 PM PST by New Girl
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To: Condor 63

Oh this is vile. Vile and insipid, pandering to things recent generations have not known. At all.

Next the Maine will sink and we’ll go to war with Spain.


23 posted on 02/23/2008 6:13:21 PM PST by combat_boots (She lives! 22 weeks, 9.5 inches. Go, baby, go!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

It might originate with someone or someones who need to make certain the democrat party does not shatter. Or that the old guard democrtats stay in power.


24 posted on 02/23/2008 6:16:54 PM PST by combat_boots (She lives! 22 weeks, 9.5 inches. Go, baby, go!)
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To: ac-rep
There’s probably more people, such as al queda, who want to see Bush dead rather than Obama

For sheer hatred of our president, I'm not sure Al-Quaeda can match the Democrats. And the campuses and big cities are crawling with them.

25 posted on 02/23/2008 6:27:43 PM PST by white trash redneck
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To: white trash redneck

bump for truth.


26 posted on 02/23/2008 7:20:09 PM PST by BARLF
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To: Condor 63

Liberals are hyperventilating again. This is an attempt to sub-conciously tie him to icons in the past.

Note the LACK of concerns for:
- taxpayers hit by his higher taxes
- military units affected by his open gays in the military policy
- Iraqi people who will get hammered by premature withdrawal, and American credibiltiy hammered as well, in a war that we are on our way to winning decisively now

Instead a contentless groundless non-news item.
Obama is about as much in danger as Huckabee or Alan Keyes.

Agenda-driven journalism strikes again.


27 posted on 02/23/2008 10:34:47 PM PST by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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