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Clinton Wins in Another Overwhelmingly White State as Obama is Backed by Former KKK Member
dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 21, 2008 | David Gardner

Posted on 05/20/2008 7:19:17 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Another overwhelmingly white state backed Hillary Clinton with a landslide victory early today.

The former First Lady won by as much as 30 points in Kentucky just a week after she trounced Barack Obama by 41 per cent in West Virginia.

Seven in ten white Kentucky voters sided with Mrs Clinton, according to exit polls.

The carbon copy triumph in a southern state dominated by rural, low income families once again highlights fears that Mr Obama has failed to win over key white voters.

But it did little to dent the Illinois senator's almost invincible lead in the race for the Democrat presidential nomination.

Mr Obama was confident of sharing the primary spoils with a decisive win in Oregon when the results are counted this morning.

Although the north-western state has a largely white demographic, the better educated voters fell into his core support group – a fact underlined by the record 75,000 crowd that turned up to hear him speak in the state at the weekend.

The latest results rolled in as Mr Obama's bid to become America's first black president won support from a most unlikely quarter –- a 90-year-old senator who was once a leader in the Ku Klux Klan.

Robert Byrd was an outspoken opponent of the civil rights movement and was against integrating the U.S. military.

He was also a recruiter and leading member of the Ku Klux Klan, the race hate group that hid behind sinister cone masks and white robes to terrorise blacks in America's deep south.

But the longest-serving senator in history later renounced his racist views after his teenage grandson died in a 1982 road crash.

'The death of my grandson caused me to stop and think,' he said, adding he came to realise that black people love their children as much as he does his.

As late as 2001, however, he referred to "white niggers" in a newspaper interview, then promptly apologised when his words caused a storm of protest.

The Democrat elder statesman publicly endorsed Mr Obama yesterday, calling him a 'shining young statesman', despite his home state of West Virgnina backing Mrs Clinton in last week's primary.

The 46-year-old Illinois senator marked the milestone of winning a majority of the state-by-state delegates needed to clinch the nomination with a major speech in Des Moines, Iowa, the scene of his first breakthrough win in January.

Mrs Clinton, soldiering on despite her dwindling hopes, won as expected in Kentucky, but couldn't quash demands for her to drop out.

Clearly annoyed that her rival was acting as though the race was already over, the 60-year-old former First Lady insisted: 'You can declare yourself anything, but if you don't have the votes it doesn't matter.

After days of avoiding any controversy, Mrs Clinton also sounded a sour note last night by complaining of 'deeply offensive' sexism on the campaign trail.

The Obama camp believes that the predicted landslide in Oregon could leave him just 50 to 75 delegates short of the total 2,026 needed to claim the nomination to fight Republican John McCain, 71, in November's presidential election.

Mr Obama had 1,915 delegates to Mrs Clinton's 1,721 going into yesterday's primaries, which had a combined 103 delegates at stake.

He also holds his largest lead yet in a nationwide Gallup poll, with a margin of 55 per cent to 39 per cent. In mid-January, he was trailing by 20 points.

Yesterday, he also picked up another six superdelegates, the elected officials and party insiders who can declare support for either candidate.

Mrs Clinton added none and the main question now is whether enough superdelegates will break ranks and side with her opponent before the final primaries on June 3 in South Dakota and Montana.

After yesterday's votes, just three more contests remain with 86 delegates on offer.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; byrd; hillary; ky2008; obama; operationchaos; or2008

1 posted on 05/20/2008 7:19:18 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is that the real headline? Dang, the UK papers tell it like it is!


2 posted on 05/20/2008 7:22:34 PM PDT by library user
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WOW, love the headline, leave it to the Brits to be willing to say something candid about KKK-Byrd.


3 posted on 05/20/2008 7:27:32 PM PDT by Enchante (Barack Chamberlain: My 1930s Appeasement Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Socialist Policies!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What's wrong with those pesky "WHITE" voters anyway? Don't they know they have an obligation to vote for the "black" guy and put a "black" guy in the WHITE House? Something has to be done with those "WHITE" voters in those "WHITE" states. We're never going to "make history" if those "WHITE" voters keep voting for "WHITE" people.

Skin tone as a qualification. Ya gotta love it.

4 posted on 05/20/2008 7:27:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (De-Globalize yourself !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If someone had presented the history of the last six months of this campaign as a political novel, they’d have been laughed out of the publishers offices and possibly institutionalized.


5 posted on 05/20/2008 7:30:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary or Obama can!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

6 posted on 05/20/2008 7:31:26 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Average White Conservative)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Can someone photo-shop this with a bottle of Ripple instead of a microphone?


7 posted on 05/20/2008 7:34:36 PM PDT by JOE6PAK (My own business bores me to death; I prefer other people's.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Free ThinkerNY
> If someone had presented the history of the last six months of this campaign as a political novel, they’d have been laughed out of the publishers offices and possibly institutionalized.

Yep, that's the truth. It's been a record-breaker for craziness and suspense. I've got the north 40 acres planted in popcorn anticipating the fall.

8 posted on 05/20/2008 7:34:50 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

ROFLMAO!!


9 posted on 05/20/2008 7:34:53 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The GOP death march to the gravesite is underway.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...from the land of Sen. Bobby "KKK Grand Keagle / Sheets" Byrd.....
10 posted on 05/20/2008 7:35:30 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid,doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you..our hopes were dashed by CINOs :)
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To: JOE6PAK; Free ThinkerNY
> Can someone photo-shop this with a bottle of Ripple instead of a microphone?

I was thinking the same thing, except that instead of him holding a microphone or a bottle up to her face, it would be something else. But then, Hillary doesn't do that, which is why Monica was called in...

11 posted on 05/20/2008 7:36:39 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: JOE6PAK

working on it. Will need a minute or two.


12 posted on 05/20/2008 7:53:05 PM PDT by Eragon (so sad. too young. Much Loved.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

MSM always tries to turn it into...”the dumb people voted for Hillary and the brilliant people voted for Obama.” What a joke. The MSM has never pushed a candidate so much as Obama.


13 posted on 05/20/2008 7:55:14 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Actually, Oregon is slightly “whiter” than Kentucky (94% vs. 92%). Kentucky is “blacker” than Oregon (7% vs. 2%).


14 posted on 05/20/2008 8:06:58 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("Ah! but it was something to have at least a choice of nightmares.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
As late as 2001, however, he referred to "white niggers" in a newspaper interview

Obviously in reference to Obama's opponent.

15 posted on 05/20/2008 8:28:13 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Free ThinkerNY

i bet Oregon is a more white state than Kentucky

or at least less black


16 posted on 05/20/2008 8:31:06 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama is for the Deliverance Was A Documentary crowd)
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To: VanShuyten

What? Oregon is only 2% black?


17 posted on 05/20/2008 8:38:48 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: JOE6PAK


It's quick and dirty, but here you go anyway. Enjoy.
18 posted on 05/20/2008 8:40:10 PM PDT by Eragon (so sad. too young. Much Loved.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“What’s wrong with those pesky “WHITE” voters anyway? Don’t they know they have an obligation to vote for the “black” guy and put a “black” guy in the WHITE House? Something has to be done with those “WHITE” voters in those “WHITE” states. We’re never going to “make history” if those “WHITE” voters keep voting for “WHITE” people.”

I just have to, I have to make a suggestion here....maybe if they put up a candidate (black, of course) who was worth voting for? Maybe then this country would have the first black President?????

In know, dumb idea.


19 posted on 05/20/2008 9:22:43 PM PDT by mjaneangels@aolcom
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To: LOL

Awesome video:

The same kind of terrorists who support Obama did this:
http://www.frugalsites.net/911/attack/
Never apologize for them.
Never appease them.
Never forget.


20 posted on 05/20/2008 9:24:57 PM PDT by cyberella
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To: library user

The Brits have more sense than we do.
They picked up on his lies about his father being ‘a poor goat herder’ in Africa and his racist books long ago.


21 posted on 05/20/2008 9:28:32 PM PDT by cyberella
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Obama knows he can just about ride the PC/White Guilt card all the way into the White House.


22 posted on 05/20/2008 9:30:57 PM PDT by cyberella
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To: reagan_fanatic

LOL! One of the greatest movies EVAR.


23 posted on 05/20/2008 9:45:19 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Cthulu '08! Why vote for the lesser evil?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama won't make it to 2,026 delegates. Neither candidate will have enough delegates to win without superdelegates.

If Hillary has a bomb to drop, now would be the time.

Break out the popcorn, I don't think this wild ride is over yet.

24 posted on 05/20/2008 11:52:44 PM PDT by TheThinker (Capitalism is the natural result of a democratic government.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
As late as 2001, however, he referred to "white niggers" in a newspaper interview

I heard him say those words in a television interview a few years ago. The moderator didn't even roll his eyes, as I recall.

The article itself contains an interesting point. Obama can't get a majority white vote in the "Progressive Party" (Demonrats). How's he going to win the general election? There was another article on this forum about how many gaffes he's committed during the course of the campaign. If McCain can shore up his conservative base and pick a good VP candidate, Obama will go down in a giant flaming fireball. The Dems really painted themselves into a corner this time. I have to wonder how they'll manage to blame Republicans for that (you KNOW they will).

25 posted on 05/21/2008 4:02:38 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (I have Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance policies.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
What? Oregon is only 2% black?

Yes, but its full of guilt-ridden libs who are willing to take the blame for something that happened 150 years ago.
26 posted on 05/21/2008 5:35:26 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: MinorityRepublican
What? Oregon is only 2% black?

Obama does best among whites who have never interacted with underclass blacks

27 posted on 05/21/2008 6:17:30 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Interesting Census statistics:

People QuickFacts Kentucky USA
Population, 2006 estimate 4,206,074 299,398,484

White persons, percent, 2006 (a) 90.2%
Black persons, percent, 2006 (a) 7.5%

28 posted on 05/21/2008 6:25:09 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Liberal children bitching and moaning about sexism and racism. If this is the best two democrats that liberals have to offer, then this country is going to hell. The limp GOP can put up McCain and still have a good chance of winning. And conservatives have no place to go as McCain pushes for strict environmental laws.

What a freakin’ mess.


29 posted on 05/21/2008 6:40:28 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: library user

An alternative news source. Also look to BBC on cable.


30 posted on 05/21/2008 6:42:43 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Actually, Obama IS saying, “where da white wimmen at?”.

They’s all votin’ for Hilly!


31 posted on 05/21/2008 6:51:39 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: PapaBear3625
who have never interacted with underclass blacks

Studies done on diversity (yeah, they actually have done some studies instead of just accepting the dogma) show that the MORE interaction and integration between people of different cultures, the more strife and conflict there is. IE, less "understanding".

Seems that folks with different value systems just rub each other the wrong way.

32 posted on 05/21/2008 6:53:57 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: gathersnomoss
Liberal children

A redundant redundancy.

33 posted on 05/21/2008 6:54:37 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Hardastarboard
Isolating the Democratic candidate as an out of touch elitist and limousine liberal has been an effective tactic since 1972, when Nixon trounced McGovern. However, we may be seeing a period of shifting paradigms, as occurred in the Great Depression, when the Republican ascendancy that dominated politics from 1864 to 1932 ended, and the cultural and economic turmoil of the late 1960s and 1970s, which put an end to the Democrat dominated era of the New Deal and the Great Society. Consider the fact that President Bush won his two elections against Gore and Kerry, two bona fide limousine liberals, by narrow electoral vote margins, and actually lost the popular vote against Gore. In contrast, Nixon, Reagan, and the elder Bush handily defeated liberal opponents McGovern, Mondale, and Dukakis, who were not even "born to the manor" as were Gore and Kerry, but came from modest backgrounds. Running against the specters of Abbie Hoffman and Eldridge Cleaver is losing its potency, just as the Democrats' denunciation of Herbert Hoover and Wall Street fat cats lost its impact by the 1970s.

Even if McCain wins in November, conservatism will be on the wane in terms of its influence. The Republican Party will have to be rebuilt on conservative lines and exclude moderates entirely, or the various conservative factions will have to do what the Free Soil and antislavery Whigs and Democrats did in the 1850s: form a new political party. In any case, we must deal with changing demographics and values. Both big government conservatives and the Christian Right had better give up on liberal-style "top down" solutions like "No Child Left Behind" or amending the U.S. Constitution to ban homosexual "marriages". These groups should return to the limited government, states rights political philosophy that characterized the GOP in the past.

34 posted on 05/21/2008 7:21:46 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Criminal Hillary still free to steal more!!!!!!!

Bill Clinton Causes Protesters To Be Ejected At Hillary Rally Over Peter Paul Question

he First American Citizens to Publicly Challenge the Clinton’s About Hillary’s Refusal To Admit Soliciting and Hiding More than $2 million in Illegal Contributions from Peter Paul To Win Her Senate Seat

Bill Clinton Stumps Murray; Protestors Ousted Saturday, May 17, 2008
Murray, KY (WKYX) – Former President Bill Clinton’s visit to Murray was the first presidential visit to the area since Harry Truman, says the Murray Ledger. Murray was just one of his many stops ahead of Tuesday’s primary, stumping for his wife at Murray’s Playhouse in the Park, in which he said Hillary could still win the nomination for the Democratic Party. The rally went as well as one could hope and there was a good-sized turnout. Two protesters at the Murray ‘Hillary Rally’ were escorted by police out of the immediate enclosed area. Their sign referenced the Peter Paul campaign funding scandal.

http://www.peterfpaul.com/


35 posted on 05/21/2008 7:35:34 AM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: Wallace T.
we must deal with changing demographics and values.

Changing demographics are what unlimited immigration proponents want to see. Importing more socialists and fragmenting our society push our electorate in their favor. The whole idea is to remake our society for their benefit, and ultimately to destroy America as we know it.

I don't know that there is any "deal with changing demographics and values". I don't think it can be done, without major leadership that we just don't have in the conservative movement, and especially in the Republican Party.

37 posted on 05/21/2008 8:08:50 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (I have Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance policies.)
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