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McCain making play at NAACP for votes Obama should win
McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 2008-07-13 | William Douglas

Posted on 07/13/2008 4:47:53 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama and John McCain vie for African-American votes this week with appearances before the NAACP convention in Cincinnati, a stop with potential opportunities and pitfalls for both candidates.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; blackvote; electionpresident; laraza; mccain; mccainlist; naaclp; naacp; obama; outreach; racehustlers; racists

1 posted on 07/13/2008 4:47:53 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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2 posted on 07/13/2008 4:49:27 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Off balance sheet liabilities...they're not just for Enron anymore!)
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To: rabscuttle385

*big fat snicker, snicker* Has McCain brushed up on his rap? He has never been down for the struggle? He has no slave blood.

So what is he going to promise all these folks?


3 posted on 07/13/2008 4:50:57 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Wasted effort on McCain’s part. Maybe he thinks that making an appearance at the NAACP will endear him to the liberal white voters. He’s certainly not going to get more than a few tenths of a percent of black votes.


4 posted on 07/13/2008 4:58:19 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: rabscuttle385

“McCain making play at NAACP for votes Obama should win”

Coupe of thoughts on this;

1. At least “The Race” isn’t the only hate froup that McFraud is pandering too. Is the KKK next?

2. Can you imagine the love that this man would be enjoying if he gave conservatives this kind of attention?


5 posted on 07/13/2008 5:00:34 PM PDT by Grunthor (Whatever causes you to forget God, becomes the god of your life.)
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To: Brilliant

I disagree...if he doesn’t do this then they’ll jump on him for ignoring and making no effort for the black vote...and who knows- maybe there’s a percentage who feel the way jesse jack feels.....not that this will sway them but don’t leave any rock unturned...


6 posted on 07/13/2008 5:01:14 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: indylindy

The only issues McCain supports - and to a point of frenzy at that - are CFR and amnesty and those issues are unlikely to impress NAACP. I doubt he will win them over with his charm and charisma.


8 posted on 07/13/2008 5:01:50 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: rabscuttle385

So does this mean you and those on your ping list will vote for Obama?

Good way to put the dimocrats in power.


9 posted on 07/13/2008 5:05:47 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: rabscuttle385
The last person who wasted this much energy on a hopeless outcome was Ricky Martin's girlfriend.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

10 posted on 07/13/2008 5:09:28 PM PDT by FredZarguna (This tag line dedicated "To the Socialists of all Parties." Even those posting on FR.)
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To: Salvation

Maybe those on that ping list believe that there is a better candidate out there than McCain.

Remember, with God all things are possible.


11 posted on 07/13/2008 5:13:33 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (I'm a RINO cuz I'm too conservative to be a Republican. McCain is the Conservatives true litmus test)
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To: God luvs America

Yeah, he’s fostering the maverick image, but I don’t think it’s the black vote he’s trying to get.


12 posted on 07/13/2008 5:15:38 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Salvation; rabscuttle385
So does this mean you and those on your ping list will vote for Obama?

At least he can sleep soundly at night knowing that his HTML skills kick ass.

13 posted on 07/13/2008 5:16:07 PM PDT by library user (There's no sandwich like prawn sandwich.)
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To: rabscuttle385

this is a waste, doesn’t he know a hostile audience? He will lose 2 votes for each one he gets.


14 posted on 07/13/2008 5:32:32 PM PDT by dila813
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To: rabscuttle385
Maybe at some point before November McLame will buy a clue.I'm beginning to suspect that he's intentionally trying to throw this fight.Looks like the North Vietnamese accomplished exactly what they wanted with him way back when.
15 posted on 07/13/2008 5:47:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The problem with the rat race is,even if you win you're still a rat.)
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To: rabscuttle385
John McCain's pandering to the race hustler crowd on two fronts this week: to the La Raza racists and then to the NAACLP racists. He knows he won't win their votes so its a big mystery to me why he's even wasting time trying to court them.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

16 posted on 07/13/2008 5:52:39 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: dila813

I agree that it will be a largely hostile, but probably very polite audience. If they hoot McCain down, there could be some backlash that could hurt Obama in pivotal states. Beyond that, we all assume that Obama will be the Democratic nominee, but the convention is still a ways down the road and who knows what may yet come up. If Obama has to be sacked at the convention, the Black voters will be PO’ed to say the least, and might be induced to leave the Democratic plantation this election. Then there is the argument that in the end any president is everybody’s president, and a candidate ought to act like every vote is in play, even if it is not.


17 posted on 07/13/2008 5:53:57 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: Brilliant
No - the suburban white moderate independents who like to see a Republican make a token outreach to black and hispanic leftists. Its nothing more than a PR stunt.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

18 posted on 07/13/2008 5:55:27 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Dante3
Blacks will sooner vote for the KKK than they will vote for ANY Republican. Not in this lifetime.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

19 posted on 07/13/2008 5:57:02 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: mathurine
Its not. These people are to McCain's left. I don't see what he would gain there. Its not like the NAACLP is going to endorse a GOP presidential candidate.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

20 posted on 07/13/2008 5:58:51 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rabscuttle385

Can you say Pissin in the wind? What an Idiot!


21 posted on 07/13/2008 6:14:40 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain should stop wasting time on these sheep. The vast majority of blacks in this country have swallowed the Kool-Aid.

McCain should be on TV every day bashing that commie SOB Obama on everything that Stalinist does. If Obama passes gas, McCain should be on TV calling the Obamunist a hypocrite on globull warming for releasing methane. Hit this America-Hating D-Bag and hit him hard. Don’t stop until he is a bloody pulp on the ash heap of history with his beloved Soviet Union.


22 posted on 07/13/2008 6:21:51 PM PDT by exile ("Get off the phone, ya big dope"- The Great One)
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To: God luvs America
There is no downside to an appearance in the camp of the opponent. Independents and undecideds may well perceive his appearance at NAACP positively even though they themselves have nothing to gain in the process. If George Bush had attended and purveyed his "compassionate conservatism" in 2000 the world of politics might be very different today.

I see no virtue whatsoever in telling a large voting bloc, "F- you, I'll win without you.

23 posted on 07/13/2008 6:53:07 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Brilliant

No it is a required appearance for the centerist campaign McCain is running. He will not win any votes by going, but he will not risk losing votes from his middle of the road base by not going.


24 posted on 07/13/2008 7:01:47 PM PDT by JLS
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To: goldstategop

“Blacks will sooner vote for the KKK than they will vote for ANY Republican. Not in this lifetime.”


In 2004, President Bush got 11% of the black vote. That was a 2 percentage point increase over the 9% of the black vote that he got in 2000. In a really close election, 11% can be the difference between winning and losing. We all remember Florida’s 2000 electoral votes and the national election being decided by less than 300 votes in that state.
I have always find it wise not to give any potential constituency group more reasons NOT to vote for you.


25 posted on 07/16/2008 10:09:10 AM PDT by jamese777
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