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Philadelphia Daily News reporter threatens race riots if McCain elected
Philadelphia Daily News ^ | September 2, 2008 | Fatimah Ali

Posted on 09/02/2008 9:48:37 AM PDT by grace522

Fatimah Ali: We need Obama, not 4 more years of George Bush By Fatimah Ali Philadelphia Daily News

AMERICA is on the brink of a long, harsh and bitterly cold winter, with a looming recession that the GOP won't even admit to. The policies of the current White House have brutalized our economy, yet the wealthiest think that everything is fine.

Rich Republicans just don't understand that millions are suffering. But many of their working class do, and they're beginning to abandon their own party.

When lifelong Republican Barney Smith told the Democratic convention that he'd vote for Barack Obama for president, he gave pause to even the most conservative members of his party.

Smith, like many disgruntled working-class Republicans, is ready to turn his back on his party because he's having such a hard time providing for his family. Like others, Smith fell victim to the loss of 3.2 million American jobs as factories closed or their work was outsourced to cheap labor markets overseas.

Poet Langston Hughes once wrote, "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly, Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams go, life is a barren field, frozen with snow."

Many wealthy folks live in a dream state and ignore people like Smith, whose tale of personal woe preceded Obama's acceptance speech.

He opposes John McCain because, he says, America can't afford another four years of failed GOP policies that have extended $200 billion in tax cuts to big corporations but not to the nation's 100 million families.

Our national debt has soared from $5.6 trillion to $9.6 trillion under Bush. The Republicans have overstayed their welcome and dragged us into a nightmare that must end soon, or this nation may be headed for chaos.

Obama tugged on the nation's heartstrings when he challenged McCain's tough talk and told the truth about the current policies.

Critics of the GOP believe that a four-year extension of the Bush administration will be disastrous. People are struggling, and the privileged are so out of touch they pretend it's OK that children go hungry.

Over the last eight years, we've lost 3.2 million jobs, and started a war that's cost trillions. The lies and deceit that got us into Iraq in the first place are just the tip of the iceberg and have ruined America's reputation across the globe.

Meanwhile, our economy continues to crumble, while crime, homelessness and poverty continue to soar.

Despite the fact that thousands of immigrants risk their safety to come here because this country may offer them better opportunities, the truth is that poverty lives right here in our own backyard.

Suffering is widespread as the gap between rich and poor widens. The Bush administration doesn't get it and neither does McCain. He is so out of touch that he hasn't a clue how many homes he owns, while the working class struggles to hold on to one.

The Democrats desperately need many more voters like Smith to cross party lines in order to secure the White House. Obama says electing him to the nation's highest office will not only help restore America's moral standing globally, but will lift the nation's low morale and improve our declining economy.

He promises to cut taxes for 95 percent of American workers and ease the burden for millions of families. And I believe him, although his critics say he's out of touch with the working class and blast him for not having a lineage that includes slavery.

But just because his ancestors never wore shackles, and he has paid off the student loans from his elite education doesn't mean he doesn't have compassion. Or that he doesn't understand the pain of those who live in dire poverty, who've lost their homes, who want yet can't afford college, and who lack health insurance.

His acceptance speech indicated that, unlike McCain, Obama gets it because hard times aren't so far behind him that his memory's been erased.

If McCain wins, look for a full-fledged race and class war, fueled by a deflated and depressed country, soaring crime, homelessness - and hopelessness!

Plenty of Americans would rather stay in their dream state than to recognize the poverty sweeping across the country, right here, right now.

Obama understands that people are suffering. Every week, prices go up at the supermarket, and people are unable to feed their families. It already is dark and stormy for millions, who can't even afford pencils, book bags and lunch money for their children.

But when Obama wins the White House, we may just see a revolution that can turn the tide and improve this nation for everyone, not just a select few.

And I expect him to keep his word.*

Fatimah Ali is a regular contributor. E-mail her at fameworksmedia@yahoo.com


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; ali; civilwar2; civilwarii; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; dncbrownshirts; electionviolence; fatimah; incitementtoriot; islam; mohammedanism; obama; philadelphia
"If McCain wins, look for a full-fledged race and class war, fueled by a deflated and depressed country, soaring crime, homelessness - and hopelessness!"

I thought the other Daily News OpEd today blaming the hurricane on Republicans was bad but this is truly unbelievable. This is the most race-bating and intellectually dishonest piece of journalism I've ever read. The Philadelphia Daily News should be thoroughly embarrassed. I'm sure it isn't. I've forwarded this threatening article to Drudge Report. The fact she threatens a "full-fledged race & class war" if McCain wins is a violation of the public trust. The Daily News has always been somewhat of an journalistic embarrassment, now it needs to be exposed for encouraging race riots. Shame on you.

1 posted on 09/02/2008 9:48:37 AM PDT by grace522
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To: grace522

Good...I haven’t had a target rich environment since 1969


2 posted on 09/02/2008 9:50:44 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: grace522

Nice of this loser to give her email address....


3 posted on 09/02/2008 9:52:01 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: BubbaJunebug

And my wife wonders why I have over 10k rounds of 5.56mm.

Trigger time!!!


4 posted on 09/02/2008 9:52:15 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: grace522

I’ve been hearing about the Susan Reimer piece in the Blight for All. That may have this beat.


6 posted on 09/02/2008 9:56:16 AM PDT by sauropod (There's no stoppin' the cretins from hoppin')
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To: grace522

Time to get my CCW.


7 posted on 09/02/2008 9:56:24 AM PDT by rintense (Palin 2012 for President!)
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To: EyeGuy

The way to respond to a racist is not by being a racist


8 posted on 09/02/2008 9:56:55 AM PDT by grace522 (your wallet is in jeopardy with democrats in office)
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To: grace522
look for a full-fledged race and class war,

Buy lots of ammo today!

9 posted on 09/02/2008 9:58:01 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Palin in 08)
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To: grace522
look for a full-fledged race and class war,

Buy lots of ammo today!

10 posted on 09/02/2008 9:58:10 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Palin in 08)
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To: grace522

Fatimah Ali

11 posted on 09/02/2008 9:58:38 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: grace522
LIB's SAY:

"It's Time To Move On"

Bush Did It

Sarah Did It

12 posted on 09/02/2008 9:59:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: grace522

Fatimah Ali......probably has more reasons than she’s letting on to get Obama elected.


13 posted on 09/02/2008 10:00:23 AM PDT by Osage Orange (No Obama Nation..!!)
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To: grace522

I didn’t say most innately intelligent, I said smarter.

Big difference and it is not a matter of race but CHOICE.

A large portion of the black culture embraces an anti-learning, anti-education mentality.

Tell me, how can one expect to be smart given those cultural pre-requisites?


14 posted on 09/02/2008 10:02:13 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: grace522

Poorly written. Chock full of clichés — the norm for the Obama left


15 posted on 09/02/2008 10:02:23 AM PDT by dennisw (That Muhammad was a charlatan. Islam is a hoax, an imperialistic ideology, disguised as religion.)
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To: grace522

Is she one of Mohammad Ali’s daughters?


16 posted on 09/02/2008 10:02:24 AM PDT by Huntress (If you have a chip on your shoulder, you think everybody's trying to knock it off.-AnAmericanMother)
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To: SJSAMPLE
"And my wife wonders why I have over 10k rounds of 5.56mm."

That's all?

17 posted on 09/02/2008 10:03:00 AM PDT by PeterFinn ("I will stand with the Muslims" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: grace522

“The policies of the current White House have brutalized our economy,’

First lie. Many Libs use this now. Fact is, economy was fine for 6 yrs under W. Then from pressure by Dim congressmen, banks and financing companies started doling out easy loans so the disadvantaged could own homes.


18 posted on 09/02/2008 10:03:06 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If the election were today, Obama would win.........in Europe.)
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To: grace522

I just went and read the Susan Reimer piece. (link is on Drudge).

Guess what? She is a (wait for it) former sportswriter.

Just like Herr Olbermann.


19 posted on 09/02/2008 10:03:24 AM PDT by sauropod (There's no stoppin' the cretins from hoppin')
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To: sauropod

could you post a link?


20 posted on 09/02/2008 10:05:21 AM PDT by Jack Black
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To: sauropod

A woman — but why this woman?
Susan Reimer
September 1, 2008

“Does McCain think we will be so grateful for a skirt on the ticket that we won’t notice that she’s anti-abortion, a member of the NRA and thinks creationism should be taught alongside evolution?”

“His selection of Sarah Palin is insulting on so many levels that I am starting to feel like the Geico caveman.”

http://tinyurl.com/6hf5xj

“John McCain picked Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska and mother of five, to be his running mate to woo women like me.”

******

No, Honey, he did pick Sarah Palin ‘to woo women like you’. Sarah will woo real women in the country who despise ‘women like you’.


21 posted on 09/02/2008 10:07:13 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: grace522
AMERICA is on the brink of a long, harsh and bitterly cold winter,

Obviously a global warming denier!

23 posted on 09/02/2008 10:08:26 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: grace522

Fatimah Ali is nothing more than a race-baiting swine. Read the articles she has written over the years. Inintelligible, pandering nonsense. Plain and simple she she’s a brown-skinned non-Republican who will someday sign reparations legislation that will reward her and people who look like her for their government subsidized bad behavior and poor life choices.

That’s the black agenda circa 2008.


24 posted on 09/02/2008 10:10:16 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (The junior senator from Illinois. It tells you what you need to know.)
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To: grace522
"...a full-fledged race and class war, fueled by a deflated and depressed country, soaring crime, homelessness - and hopelessness!"

This sums up the Obama message pretty succinctly.

The Democrats have yet to figure out that no one likes a storm-cloud at a picnic, no matter how lousy the potato salad turned out.

25 posted on 09/02/2008 10:13:41 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: Osage Orange

Read Post 14.

If you subscribe to that mentality, than yes, undoubtedly.


26 posted on 09/02/2008 10:13:42 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: grace522
Smith, like many disgruntled working-class Republicans, is ready to turn his back on his party because he's having such a hard time providing for his family. Like others, Smith fell victim to the loss of 3.2 million American jobs as factories closed or their work was outsourced to cheap labor markets overseas.

Another lie. Smith was provided training and got another job. He said that his family was doing fine until the DEMS ask him to speak at their convention and he was then turned into another whiner.

******

Speaking of whiners...I saw a 37 year old New Orleans evacuee who had arrived in Shreveport, La, on the news, with her SEVEN kids. She was complaining because her kids didn't have anything to do! They looked pretty happy to me shooting hoops. I think she must have been wondering when & where her government credit card was going to show up!

27 posted on 09/02/2008 10:15:25 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: EyeGuy

Fair enough. Hope Drudge picks this up.


28 posted on 09/02/2008 10:16:39 AM PDT by grace522 (your wallet is in jeopardy with democrats in office)
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To: grace522

If Obama wins look for all the penetenturies to be emptied as per Bill Ayers. Look for the fairness doctrine to be re-implemented, that should be a great step forward for free speech. Democrats believe in free speech as long as they determine what that speech will be. Do you Democrats look beyond your emotional reaction to everything. Emotion has no intellect, that meens people can’t think rationaly from an emotinal base.


29 posted on 09/02/2008 10:16:59 AM PDT by greyfox (REeid will rue the day he took on Rush Limbaugh)
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To: EyeGuy
Read it.

Of course you are.....

30 posted on 09/02/2008 10:17:56 AM PDT by Osage Orange (No Obama Nation..!!)
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To: grace522

My understanding is that Drudge is a devout supporter of Obama.

I don’t believe articles fomenting race warfare would help the Obama cause.

Am I wrong about Drudge? I’m just relaying what others on FR have indicated.


31 posted on 09/02/2008 10:20:53 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: grace522

bring it, ho


32 posted on 09/02/2008 10:22:36 AM PDT by palomonte
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To: grace522

Heck, even if Obama wins, there will be race wars. Anyone here remember what happens in Detroit when the Pistons WIN the NBA championship?


33 posted on 09/02/2008 10:26:24 AM PDT by PhilosopherStones
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To: greyfox

I think, if Obama is elected, six months into his term there will be millions of very disappointed people. His ultra-liberal base is just to uninformed and illogical to realize that everything they think he is promising (reparations, commutation of sentences, etc.) are beyond the scope of the power of the presidency. I’m sure if you asked anyone of them, they are convinced that he will “change” all the ills of the world in his first month in office. It just can’t happen! If anyone remembers, it was the dems hope that Jimmy Carter would be the saviour by wiping out the Washington bureaucracy and bringing in a whole new team. What happened was a mess. The infrastructure of the federal government has been in place for a couple of centuries, it’s not going to be changed in a couple of months or a couple of years. This, like many things, can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you look at it. The good thing is that it brings stability to our nation, the bad thing is that mistakes take a lot longer to correct than the victims of those mistakes are happy with. We live in interesting times.


34 posted on 09/02/2008 10:48:03 AM PDT by harrym
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To: greyfox

I think, if Obama is elected, six months into his term there will be millions of very disappointed people. His ultra-liberal base is just to uninformed and illogical to realize that everything they think he is promising (reparations, commutation of sentences, etc.) are beyond the scope of the power of the presidency. I’m sure if you asked anyone of them, they are convinced that he will “change” all the ills of the world in his first month in office. It just can’t happen! If anyone remembers, it was the dems hope that Jimmy Carter would be the saviour by wiping out the Washington bureaucracy and bringing in a whole new team. What happened was a mess. The infrastructure of the federal government has been in place for a couple of centuries, it’s not going to be changed in a couple of months or a couple of years. This, like many things, can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you look at it. The good thing is that it brings stability to our nation, the bad thing is that mistakes take a lot longer to correct than the victims of those mistakes are happy with. We live in interesting times.


35 posted on 09/02/2008 10:48:14 AM PDT by harrym
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To: grace522

They have mouth, we have the guns. Hmmm... I wonder who will win the race war.


36 posted on 09/02/2008 10:50:59 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (That sharp pain to the LibRat's groin is called the Palin Effect.)
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To: grace522

We already know Muslims prefer Obama.


37 posted on 09/02/2008 10:57:27 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: grace522
Oh yeah, that does it for me, if it wasn't from Philly, I would be surprised, does she work for the Tehran Daily News?

Perhaps she worked her way up in the Farrakhan News Service?

What bothers me is this quote:""If McCain wins, look for a full-fledged race and class war,..."

Sounds like a threat rather than a prediction.

The left will try to blackmail the public about such things, look at the anarchist nuts in St. Paul.(somebody should check their IDs, I have a feeling many of them come from other countries where anarchists are "acceptable" and even trained (Putin, are you reading this?)

It's going to be an interesting 2 months...

38 posted on 09/02/2008 10:58:15 AM PDT by Former Dodger ( "Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Einstein)
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To: grace522
If McCain wins, look for a full-fledged race and class war, fueled by a deflated and depressed country, soaring crime, homelessness - and hopelessness!

Sounds like a threat to me. These people are despicable.
39 posted on 09/02/2008 11:02:02 AM PDT by Antoninus (McCain/Palin -- The winning ticket!)
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To: grace522
So there is no longer any doubt as to who the racists of this country are. Thank you Fatimah for this brilliant piece of self-disclosure. I hope you are given a forum for your comments every day.

Wow...ignorance combined with arrogance and race-baiting all in one neat package of Fatimah Ali! On the anniversary night of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech we are treated to the rhetoric of a man that the media wants us to accept without a complete vetting. You want us to accept Barack Hussein Obama based on the color of his skin rather than on the content of his (deeply flawed) character.

How about we consider voting Principles over Pigment?!

40 posted on 09/02/2008 11:15:34 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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Well, someone named “Fatimah Ali” backs the candidate who has promised unconditional surrender to Al Quaeda in Iraq and a cessation of monitoring of terrorist communications to the USA. This is news?
41 posted on 09/02/2008 12:28:52 PM PDT by Godwin1 (godwin)
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To: grace522

I always like a little humor with my morning coffee. Today, this article filled the bill.

Go back to it and read the comments. NOT friendly to the author.


42 posted on 09/03/2008 6:44:50 AM PDT by upchuck (Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about. (nObama))
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To: grace522
When lifelong Republican Barney Smith told the Democratic convention that he'd vote for Barack Obama for president, he gave pause to even the most conservative members of his party.

Uh huh.

http://www.prospergroupthink.com/2008/09/democrats-use-a.html

Democrats use a fake Republican from Grant County to introduce Barack Obama

You may remember Barney Smith from Fairmount, Indiana. He spoke at the Democrat National Convention Thursday night and was one of the people who introduced Barack Obama. He will be remembered for the line "I want a president who cares more about Barney Smith than they do about Smith Barney." A great well-written line that many people remember.

On Thursday night in Denver, when he introduced Barack Obama, he claimed to be a "lifelong" Republican. But it looks like the Democrats lied about his affiliation, or at minimum never took the time to check him out.

-snip

43 posted on 09/07/2008 8:14:24 AM PDT by lowbridge ("I have never learned to fight for my freedom. I was only good at enjoying it" - Van Den Boogaard)
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