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McCain camp: Obama playing 'race card' (calls Obama divisive)
boston globe ^ | July 31, 2008 | Foon Rhee,

Posted on 07/31/2008 11:08:42 AM PDT by dennisw

As Democrat Barack Obama accuses Republican John McCain of trying to scare voters, McCain's campaign manager is now accusing Obama of raising race.

Campaign manager Rick Davis issued a statement today saying, "Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck. It's divisive, negative, shameful and wrong."

At issue are comments that Obama made in Missouri on Wednesday.

"Nobody thinks that Bush and McCain have a real answer to the challenges we face. So what they're going to try to do is make you scared of me," Obama said. "You know, he's not patriotic enough, he's got a funny name, you know, he doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mccain; obama; racecard

1 posted on 07/31/2008 11:08:42 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

Call him out John. Way to fight back for a change!


2 posted on 07/31/2008 11:09:34 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: dennisw

If McCain is playing the race card, then Obama is playing the Messiah card.


3 posted on 07/31/2008 11:09:39 AM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: dennisw

Divisive
Using the D word on the Democrat race baiters. I love it!


4 posted on 07/31/2008 11:09:54 AM PDT by dennisw (That Muhammad was a charlatan. Islam is a hoax, an imperialistic ideology, disguised as religion.)
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To: All
I was talking about my ears and the McCain campaign knows it. This is obvious ear-ism that is being practiced by the McCain campaign. Ear-ist behavior must be stopped where found. McCain is acting like a typical small eared person.

Uhhbama.

5 posted on 07/31/2008 11:11:33 AM PDT by WillVoteForFood
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To: dennisw

“Obama playing the race card?” DUH, you think!!!


6 posted on 07/31/2008 11:16:05 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Trueblackman

Obama plays the race card all the time—its one of the few cards he has to play. If it wasn’t for race, he would not be where he is today—Expect more of this in the weeks to come.
John must counter this least he be painted as a racist.


7 posted on 07/31/2008 11:22:52 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: dennisw

“...he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.”

Oh, I don’t know, I think if you put a beard on Obama, he and Lincoln could be brothers.


8 posted on 07/31/2008 11:23:31 AM PDT by Melinda
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To: dennisw
You know, he's not patriotic enough, he's got a funny name, you know, he doesn't look like

Let us begin with point one:

As a matter of fact, Senator Obama, I AM QUESTIONING YOUR PATRIOTISM!

When you sit at the feet of a “minister” who damns America for 20 years, I QUESTION YOUR PATRIOTISM.

When you establish and nurture relationships with people like Bill Ayers, a domestic terrorist, who is on record as saying “Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon”, I QUESTION YOUR PATRIOTISM.

When you stand with politicians and prevent this nation from securing its own sources of energy, and thus become energy-independent, I QUESTION YOUR PATRIOTISM.

When you publicly declare “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction” and say nothing about standing with our armed forces who are sacrificing themselves to defend our way of life, I DEFINITELY QUESTION YOUR PATRIOTISM.

Go ahead...Senator, or anyone else on this planet...refute this if you can !!!


9 posted on 07/31/2008 11:24:15 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (I will not vote for Obama not because he is black, but because he is RED)
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To: dennisw
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10 posted on 07/31/2008 11:26:28 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: dennisw
Obama uses his father's race as a way to ward off any criticism of his ideas, values, outlook, character, and policies. Thus, if you don't agree with him, he implies you're a racist. How racist is it to use one's race as a way to hide your agenda or to deflect any scrutiny of those ideas? How racist is it to sit in the Reverend Wright's church? In fact, his recent comments sound like something the Reverend Wright would have come up with.
11 posted on 07/31/2008 11:34:25 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (A fawning US press and the anti-Bush mobs of Europe cannot be wrong about Obama, can they?)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
John must counter this least he be painted as a racist.

He did. It's what the article is about.

12 posted on 07/31/2008 11:37:59 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Obama is the ultimate Trojan Horse for the left as they can always claim “racism” when he or his ideas don’t pass the smell test.


13 posted on 07/31/2008 11:38:17 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: elhombrelibre
Obama uses his father's race as a way to ward off any criticism of his ideas, values, outlook, character, and policies. Thus, if you don't agree with him, he implies you're a racist. How racist is it to use one's race as a way to hide your agenda or to deflect any scrutiny of those ideas? How racist is it to sit in the Reverend Wright's church? In fact, his recent comments sound like something the Reverend Wright would have come up with.

'Boma doesn't even have any slave ancestors
His daddy was a sperm donor from Kenya (harsh but true)
Where does he get off telling anyone about American racism

Hussein is a fake phony fraud

14 posted on 07/31/2008 11:43:15 AM PDT by dennisw (That Muhammad was a charlatan. Islam is a hoax, an imperialistic ideology, disguised as religion.)
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To: dennisw

“McCain’s campaign manager is now accusing Obama of raising race.”

Don’t be so hard on Obama.

After all he attended a racist church for 20 years, what do you expect?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1990117/posts

STE=Q


15 posted on 07/31/2008 11:47:30 AM PDT by STE=Q ("These are the times that try men's souls." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: Tulane
I think McCain is pretty slick in his campaign and is starting to get under Obama's skin. Have you seen the add that parodies the Britnney Spears defender that is such a flake. It is hilarious!!
16 posted on 07/31/2008 11:48:02 AM PDT by carcraft (The Obamalator, sold on TV, very expensive,doesn't work , is a cheap copy of the original Caterlator)
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To: carcraft
McCain has steered clear of race, yet David Gergen on CNN last night ranted and repeated word for word Obama's claim that McCain is trying to scare people about Obama's "funny name" and "Oh by the way did I mention he's black" and then said this is all ruining McCain's reputation.

Pure talking points, McCain said zero about race and denounced anyone who did.

17 posted on 07/31/2008 11:55:16 AM PDT by Williams
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To: dennisw

Paul Krugman on Larry King seems to think the latest McCain ad was subliminal racism because it had a black guy (Obama) with white women (Spears and Hilton) in it.

KING: “Now, Paul, he uses Paris and Britney in that ad to begin it.

Again, the same question, what’s going on?

KRUGMAN: You know, what it really is saying is that McCain’s got nothing. I mean they haven’t got anything substantive to run on. You know, he’s trying to say Obama’s bad for the economy. It’s, you know, we’ve had — we’ve had a Republican administration for eight years. It hasn’t done so well. You know, it might work. People — you know, God knows, there’s a little bit of maybe subliminal, you know, black man/white women. Who knows what they think is going to happen here.”

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/07/31/jake-tapper-obama-smeared-mccain/


18 posted on 07/31/2008 11:59:35 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: dennisw
He's a mountebank, a flim-flam man, charlatan, a fraud, a poseur, a popinjay, a swindler, a phony, a pure bunco artist.
19 posted on 07/31/2008 12:09:41 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (A fawning US press and the anti-Bush mobs of Europe cannot be wrong about Obama, can they?)
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To: dennisw

Black Whiteguilt Oblack is a Racist.

Pray for W and Our Troops


20 posted on 07/31/2008 12:16:05 PM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: dennisw

Obama is Black?


21 posted on 07/31/2008 12:31:18 PM PDT by TonyM (E)
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To: dennisw

HuffPo is saying McCain is using the race card against Obamessiah! lol


22 posted on 07/31/2008 12:33:38 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: dennisw

If McCain campaign had brains, could be doubtful, they are more than lucky that Barry always steps in it...um....however, they need to accentuate that Barry and his big head are really more divisive, pitting blacks against whites, patriots against subversives, old against the young, Americans against Euros, etc.

Surely this is a plus for McCain if his campaign uses it right. Remember that Barry has claimed he is a uniter.

*sigh* I wish McCain could thrill me.


23 posted on 07/31/2008 12:40:47 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Obama’s running a three card monte scam


24 posted on 07/31/2008 12:53:42 PM PDT by dennisw (That Muhammad was a charlatan. Islam is a hoax, an imperialistic ideology, disguised as religion.)
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To: dennisw
Barry Obama IS the race card. He doesn't have to "say" anything. And when he opens his mouth and starts with the resonating, undulating, mesmerizing vocals, he hypnotizes his audiences who begin to nod their heads like "bobble dolls" on the dashboard of a hearse.
25 posted on 07/31/2008 12:56:00 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Each of us has our own song. When you find yours, it brings you great joy.)
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To: dennisw

“Leave Barack Alone!”
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid271557392?bctid=1701226987

Hilarious!


26 posted on 07/31/2008 12:56:05 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: carcraft
Agreed: McCain is finally starting to fight back. The Spears ad was a direct hit as evidenced by the Drive-By’s outrage; similarly, calling Obama on the Race Card is the real “Straight Talk Express”. Watch the Drive-By’s go nuts...
27 posted on 07/31/2008 12:58:58 PM PDT by Dansong
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To: dennisw

Obama can play the race card because he’s black. (A very real and challenging dilemma, proven by this comment itself being considered racist.)


28 posted on 07/31/2008 1:01:13 PM PDT by taraytarah
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To: Melinda

Well, he’s insinuating he’s the president already, again.


29 posted on 07/31/2008 1:03:36 PM PDT by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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To: chessplayer

“Leave Barack Alone!”
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid271557392?bctid=1701226987

VERY FUNNY!
Looks like the same gay dude who ranted & cried about Brittany Spears. They must have hacked that video


30 posted on 07/31/2008 1:06:19 PM PDT by dennisw (That Muhammad was a charlatan. Islam is a hoax, an imperialistic ideology, disguised as religion.)
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To: dennisw
Noticed how thin-skinned he is? It's his vanity, after all, that makes him that way. I think that's what we need to worry about with him. He's got no abiltiy to laugh at himself because it's all about him.
31 posted on 07/31/2008 1:58:23 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (A fawning US press and the anti-Bush mobs of Europe cannot be wrong about Obama, can they?)
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To: Dansong

“The Spears ad was a direct hit as evidenced by the Drive-By’s outrage;”

HuffPoers are outraged by the ad and are saying it`s racist. One poster said the ad leaves the impression of white women being terrified by a sex-crazed black man.


32 posted on 07/31/2008 1:59:26 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: dennisw

33 posted on 07/31/2008 4:07:09 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: dennisw

reparations for obama-because whites will not vote for him or his shallow stature.


34 posted on 07/31/2008 5:13:36 PM PDT by prognostigaator
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