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Focus Group Shows Racial Split Obama Addressed (VIDEO & LIVE GRAPH OF MIXED VIEWER REACTION )
THE SWAMP ^ | 9:14 PM March 18, 2008 | by Frank James

Posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:16 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay

AFRICAN AMERICANS, INDEPENDENTS, DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS COMPLETELY AGREE, COMPLETELY DISAGREE...

Looking at the reaction of a MediaCurves focus group of 709 viewers to Sen. Barack Obama's race speech in which he took on the issue of his controversial pastor, Rev. Jeremiah C. Wright, it's once again interesting to see the racial divide in how the speech was received. It's the same racial split Obama so deftly described in his speech.

Blacks who took part of the survey had higher levels of agreement with Obama than non-blacks. And Democrats had more favorable impressions of the snippets of the speech they were shown than independents and Republicans.

Watch for the reaction to Obama when he asserts that he never heard his pastor say anything derogatory about specific ethnic groups. Non-black respondents weren't necessarily buying that while blacks did.

That could indicate a real problem for Obama going forward if a lot of voters believe he's being less than candid.

But even Republicans came back to Obama when he said Wright's mistake was that he was blind to the progress that had made on race issues, advances that explained the reality that one of Wright's own members was, indisputably, a serious contender for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, in large part because he had forged a multiracial coalition.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blacktheology; cultofobama; graph; hussein; ihaveanexcusespeech; jeremiahsmessiah; jeremiahwright; liberalracism; marxism; nobama; obama; obamorons; politicsofoppression; racehustler; racespeech
VIDEO LIVE GRAPH OBAMA RACE SPEECH
1 posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:18 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
Let's see. He goes to a racist church where the preacher preaches hate against whites.

Can't understand why the white folks don't see Obama as a “uniter”.

2 posted on 03/18/2008 8:22:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: fight_truth_decay

interesting if legit...and very worrisome for hussien’s campaign given the way independents viewed it...


3 posted on 03/18/2008 8:22:49 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: fight_truth_decay

these studies are worthless without the survey pool indicating:

if they believe in the idea of “white priviledge”

if they believe that 9-11 was an “inside job”

if they believe that AIDS was a government conspiracy

if they believe that AIDS and drugs are used by our government specifically to target the black community

if they believe that our government has planted WMD in Iraq

if they would classify the people who killed Black Jesus were “rich white europeans”

if the Pearl Harbor attack was allowed to happen

I will give the pastor the Tuskegee experiment as an example of science gone wrong. So was Kinsey’s masturbation and exploitation of children by criminals (who also made up his exagerated statistic of homosexuality among the general population).

But it is hard to gauge just how well Obama’s speech works as an APOLOGY if the audience rating the speech sees NOTHING WRONG in what the pastor said in the first place.


4 posted on 03/18/2008 8:23:32 PM PDT by weegee (I hold out HOPE that neither Obama or Clinton will get the office to push thru their Marxist plans.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
He is not Black, he's not White...he's BI-RACIAL.

Biracials play the card the minute they select B:L:A:C:K on the application form.

He's a hate America racist empty suit.

5 posted on 03/18/2008 8:31:17 PM PDT by GRRRRR (2008- A Year That Will Live in Infamy...)
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To: weegee

Hey the government has treated white soldiers as guinea pigs too but that’s not racially glamerous.

Nukes

LSD

etc


6 posted on 03/18/2008 8:34:28 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama: The candidate for those who think Deliverance was a documentary.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
But even Republicans came back to Obama when he said Wright's mistake was that he was blind to the progress that had made on race issues

Then they're stupid.

Obviously his wife doesn't believe that progress has been made, which makes me extremely skeptical that Obama does.

7 posted on 03/18/2008 8:43:13 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Please who paid for this focus group study and what were they told about Rev Wright and Obama .
This entire thing smells like a Soros financed PR scam that the Obama camp wants to peddle to the media outlets like Drudge to get the story to die down !
I can see the Drudge headline , “ focus groups has moved on “
8 posted on 03/18/2008 8:55:58 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: fight_truth_decay

You know what I want to know is besides whites How do the other ethnicities take Wright’s racist comments? I’m really curious how Hispanics, Asians, Indians, and other groups in this country?


9 posted on 03/18/2008 9:05:11 PM PDT by ripcasc (There is a lot at stake in this election!)
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To: BenLurkin

Most of the racism in this country is in the hearts of black people, not whites.


10 posted on 03/18/2008 9:06:20 PM PDT by clintonh8r (An Obamanation would be an abomination.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
It's the same racial split Obama so deftly described in his speech.

It's the same racial split that was evidenced in the country's reaction to the OJ verdict ... so what else is new?

11 posted on 03/18/2008 9:37:41 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Perhaps whites were as appalled as I was when he bashed his white grandmother—you know, the one who helped raised him and later paid for his schooling, when his low-life black bigamist “father” left him.


12 posted on 03/18/2008 9:40:18 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

I was steamed when the “Great Uniter” attempted to dump White Guilt on Reagan Dems for voting for Ronald Reagan during the 1980s. A common myth being promoted in political science classes is that Reagan won California and New York thru promoting fear of Blacks among White suburban women.


13 posted on 03/18/2008 9:59:14 PM PDT by Kuksool (Rev. Wright: The Audacity of Hate)
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To: Kuksool

Yeah this was Obama’s opportunity to save his Presidential candidacy and what did he do, he has singlehandedly destroyed his chances. To sun it up:
1. Refused to standup against Black Racism
2. Attacked 1/2+ of the R voters for Racism
3. Equated the Grannie to a viscious racist
4. Demonized the entire Free Economy
5. Promised enormous taxes to fund welfare aka racial healing...jeez what else did this fraud do?


14 posted on 03/19/2008 3:53:01 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: BenLurkin
Comment this morning in the Swamp, which I stated yesterday; but, I had responded he threw his grandmother under the bus. Hope she was prepared for a character assassination..

Swamp (same link as the story above) :
"Critics found in these words a candidate willing to sacrifice his own grandmother's good name for the good of a political campaign."


15 posted on 03/19/2008 5:19:18 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: wardaddy

I agree, I just want the record to show that I am not in denial about some things that occurred in the past. The pastor is a raving conspiratorial bigoted nut and needs to be denounced as such.

Obama did no such thing yesterday. He defended it as the words of an angry old man born in a different era. He did not refute specific points the man made. He did not defend this nation’s honor.

No he said it was an imperfect union founded with the institution of slavery. There is slavery in the world today. And Obama’s parents are not descendend from American slaves. But he claimed it as part of his family’s history by proxy of his wife so he “is” down with the struggle.

He ranted about white priviledge. If this is the case, does he believe that his life would be far better off if he’d had two white parents and a broken home?


16 posted on 03/19/2008 6:19:45 AM PDT by weegee (Famous moments in history: March 18th, 2008 I have a bridge (to sell you)... - Barack H. Obama)
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To: ncalburt

Don’t know if it is Soros or not:

http://www.mediacurves.com/About.cfm

http://www.hcdi.net/About/AboutHCD.cfm

Often it is agenda driven “polling”. Zogbyism in action.

Yellow journalism plain and simple.


17 posted on 03/19/2008 6:27:16 AM PDT by weegee (Famous moments in history: March 18th, 2008 I have a bridge (to sell you)... - Barack H. Obama)
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To: weegee
The pastor said that black men were given syphilis in the Tuskegee experiment. That was not the case. Men who already had syphilis were not given new drugs that might have cured them so they could document the course of the disease.

Not defending the study but many blacks (and whites) believe that the government gave these men the disease. Not true.

18 posted on 03/19/2008 6:31:55 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

quite true ladyjane

ignorant folks will believe lies....been that way since speech

AIDs given to blacks by spooks in the government

Crack introduced to south LA again by Government spooks to kill all blacks.

all these lies have an effect...HATRED

Blacks today...how many, it’s hard to tell....hate whites exponentially more than in the 1960s and 70s.

How do I know?

I was there and my family was active in it. Born 1957. 7th generation Mississippian. Any of you crackers out there that don’t know diddly about civil rights and white racism and blacks struggles and what it’s like to live in black majority environs as a white boy/man are free to ask.


19 posted on 03/19/2008 9:54:32 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama: The candidate for those who think Deliverance was a documentary.)
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