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Poll: Racial misgivings of whites an Obama issue
AP via Breitbart ^ | 9/20/2008 | Ron Fournier and Trevor Tompson

Posted on 09/20/2008 12:09:06 PM PDT by GVnana

Sep 20 01:11 PM US/Eastern
By RON FOURNIER and TREVOR TOMPSON
Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks—many calling them "lazy," "violent" or responsible for their own troubles.

The poll, conducted with Stanford University, suggests that the percentage of voters who may turn away from Obama because of his race could easily be larger than the final difference between the candidates in 2004—about 2.5 percentage points.

Certainly, Republican John McCain has his own obstacles: He's an ally of an unpopular president and would be the nation's oldest first-term president. But Obama faces this: 40 percent of all white Americans hold at least a partly negative view toward blacks, and that includes many Democrats and independents.

More than a third of all white Democrats and independents—voters Obama can't win the White House without—agreed with at least one negative adjective about blacks, according to the survey, and they are significantly less likely to vote for Obama than those who don't have such views.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; blackvote; democrats; mccainpalin; obama; obamabiden; racism; racistdemocrats; whitevote
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To: GVnana
Who keeps bringing up race besides Obama?
51 posted on 09/20/2008 1:23:21 PM PDT by BillT (God said it, that settles it whether I believe it or not! (Bible rules))
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To: GVnana

Is it just my foreign ear, or does Obama play around with accents when he’s with Afro-Americans, becoming down-home “folksy”?


52 posted on 09/20/2008 1:23:27 PM PDT by Mancolicani
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To: DakotaRed

-they have to be in a panic about the “white” democrate vote......the women are fleeing, can their men be far behind?


53 posted on 09/20/2008 1:25:30 PM PDT by tioga (Goodbye ugly pantsuits, hello sexy specs! Vote McCain/Palin 2008!)
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To: beaversmom

I guess I am a racist too, because there is nothing on this planet that will give me reason to vote for this clown. Nothing, including possible death.


54 posted on 09/20/2008 1:29:15 PM PDT by curth (No More Smears - We're Fighting Back McCain/Palin '08)
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To: GVnana

I haven’t voted Dimocratic since Carter, fool me one, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

I have no bias against anyone for their race or ethnicity, I have extreme bias against any Dimocrat whether they are running for dog catcher or president.


55 posted on 09/20/2008 1:29:59 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: yongin

You know you can’t point out any shortcoming of a black person bnecause that is racist. If you don’t like a black murderer it must be because he is black, not because he is a murderer.


56 posted on 09/20/2008 1:33:48 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

But he should be elected BECAUSE he is black, is what the media seems to be saying. He doesn’t need to be qualified, just, what was it Biden said, clean cut and articulate?


57 posted on 09/20/2008 1:35:51 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: wk4bush2004

To Obama supporter: “I’d vote for Palin if she were a black man. Would you vote for Obama if he were a WHITE man?”


58 posted on 09/20/2008 1:39:23 PM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: GVnana

I have serious misgivings about electing a president that hates me because of my color and thinks America should be damned. White liberals refuse to recognize racism by persons of color, so for them it’s a non-issue by definition; a deliberate blind spot.


59 posted on 09/20/2008 1:44:14 PM PDT by Spok (The Sinopian Sage)
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To: wk4bush2004

You got that right. Like I’ve said before, I’m not prejudiced, I hate all democrats equally.


60 posted on 09/20/2008 1:58:36 PM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: GVnana

Yes, they carefully avoid mentioning that significantly fewer Republicans are racists.


61 posted on 09/20/2008 2:03:00 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: GVnana

The more it looks like Obama might not win, the more we will all hear about racism. But nowhere in those commentaries will be the polls that show 95% of black Americans voting for Obama and against McCain. Is that not the racism we should be discussing?


62 posted on 09/20/2008 2:04:18 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: Mancolicani

No. It’s not just your ear. His tendency to alter his speech patterns is well-known.


63 posted on 09/20/2008 2:05:01 PM PDT by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: GVnana
It has nothing to do with race. It has everything to do with a candidate who is dumber than a sack of hammers and stuck on Marxist ideology. He "track record" is fluff. He can't produce a birth certificate the proves he is a native born U.S. citizen. He won't show his grades at Columbia or Harvard. He refuses to show his clients or any evidence of any accomplishment in life. Race is just a flim flam excuse. He's an empty suit who can hardly read a teleprompter.
64 posted on 09/20/2008 2:06:25 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Mancolicani

Obama is bi-lingual: He speaks English and Ebonics.


65 posted on 09/20/2008 2:06:27 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: MomwithHope

Maybe Hussein should have promoted his white half instead. If so, he would be losing because he is a radical, not because he is black. He has promoted his black half so he can blame the racists for his loss.


66 posted on 09/20/2008 2:11:04 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: TaxRelief

Not only that, but he is a friggin communist!


67 posted on 09/20/2008 2:11:04 PM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: mrsmel
It is a sort of tongue in cheek response to the MSM's template for white voters.

Remember that there is generally no affirmative action in the presidential election, so I can cast my vote for any reason or no reason but I am not required to vote for a specific candidate. And I don't (currently) have to tell anyone who and why I voted the way I did. I am not even required to tell the truth if I do choose to converse with some overbearing exit pollster. In fact I think that an answer such as " I voted for Palin because her ears are better looking than Obama's" should be used to skew the polls.(BTW the dude does have hideous ears!)

68 posted on 09/20/2008 2:14:57 PM PDT by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: Geist Krieger
“So, no black man, or woman nor white womman will be accepted as such if they’re not a liberal. No judge, secretary of state...you name it.”

Clearly you are right. The only defense against such hypocrisy is to call them out on it, over, and over, and over, and over again. It was only because a light was shone upon Dan Rather and his sidekicks that the hit job on Bush was exposed for what it was. The hypocrisy of the left can only stand if it is left unchallenged.

69 posted on 09/20/2008 2:28:05 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Mancolicani

It’s not just your foreign era, it’s the same way he tells blue-collar worker audience that he’s one of them, and then tells his home audience of socialist elites that small-town Americans are “bitter, clinging to God and guns”. He’s whatever he needs to be for the audience, because his core values—marxism and black liberation theology-wouldn’t wash with almost American audience (that he can speak to with media witnesses there).


70 posted on 09/20/2008 2:37:03 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: y6162

No doubt and watch the inner cities blow up when The one grand mufti of chicago loses. Its going make LA 92 look like a barmitzva. Be prepared people..


71 posted on 09/20/2008 2:42:24 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: GVnana

I don’t think any racial misgivings would have been significant if Obamaand his Missus had not been such faithful folowers of Rev. Jeremiah Wright.. It’s as simple as that.

Conservatives wuopild never have voted for Obama; and it’s the liberals and independents who are now leary of voting for a man who appears to be a Chicago poitical thug.


72 posted on 09/20/2008 2:49:18 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: GVnana
This article is proof the MSM is going to blame racist America for Obama’s defeat. Let's just forget the guy is an empty suit who is as far left as you can go when it comes to politics.
73 posted on 09/20/2008 2:53:13 PM PDT by kempo
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To: crazydad
Be prepared people..

That's why we conservatives love the Second Amendment, and cling to our guns, and pray to our God :)
74 posted on 09/20/2008 3:14:13 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: tiki
You know you can’t point out any shortcoming of a black person bnecause that is racist

Unless you're a 'rat, and the black person is Clarence Thomas, or Thomas Sowell, or Alan Keyes...
75 posted on 09/20/2008 3:18:04 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: tiki
I can't beleive that Biden got a pass for that, after all the stink about "macaca". And not only gets a pass, gets chosen as VP running mate. That's like Gloria Steinem saying that a rape victim "asked for it", and being chosen as the 'rat VP running mate.
76 posted on 09/20/2008 3:20:48 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Spok

Serious misgivings??!! I’m not about to vote for a man who sat under a preacher for twenty years who said that if God isn’t for black people, and against white people, then they need to murder God! That the only God they’ll accept is a God who would destroy whites! Not at gunpoint would I vote for such a man, “live free or die”.


77 posted on 09/20/2008 3:23:58 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: tioga
I know, I was referring to the white voters with guilt complexes.
78 posted on 09/20/2008 3:41:26 PM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: crazydad

if there is any justice the riots will be in Chicago, since they are the ones unloading this empty suit on America....


79 posted on 09/20/2008 3:47:02 PM PDT by tioga (Bring on the debates! While Obama wows the media, McCain will win over Americans.)
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To: elpadre

why should they feel “white guilt” over obama - he has not descended from a slave, in fact he grew up in affluent Hawaii and traveled the world.....oh, never mind, the dems are too stupid for reason.


80 posted on 09/20/2008 3:48:35 PM PDT by tioga (Bring on the debates! While Obama wows the media, McCain will win over Americans.)
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To: GVnana
this is all a bunch of crap and they know it...the only reason they are talking about this is to make excuses or to try to intimidate white voters....

BARRY BAMA IS A TERRORIST, A RACIST, A LIAR, A FINANGLER, A MONEY PIMP, AND A COMMUNIST....

there are plenty of reason why Barry should never be prez let alone a senator let alone dog catcher...and race ain't one of them...

I hope Deb Honeycutt wins in Georgia and I hope Micheal Steele runs again....there are super quality black people out there that don't need to be racist and communist.....they are just plain old good people....

81 posted on 09/20/2008 4:55:01 PM PDT by cherry
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82 posted on 09/20/2008 5:04:24 PM PDT by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: tessalu

You got me there.


83 posted on 09/20/2008 7:01:57 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: GVnana
WASHINGTON (AP) - Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks—many calling them "lazy," "violent" or responsible for their own troubles ... But Obama faces this: 40 percent of all white Americans hold at least a partly negative view toward blacks, and that includes many Democrats and independents.

I'm just a white republican, but does this mean I'm a racist too? I never knew I was a bigot, but I do consider almost all individuals responsible for their own troubles. So, to this author, I'm racist, a sexist, and otherwise prejudiced, as are all of us who think people can influence how their own lives turn out and thus that we are responsible for the things that don't go well.

A non-racist would vote for 0bama because he's black. I would have said that I'm voting against 0bama because he's far too liberal on domestic issues and too weak on foreign policy, that I'm letting issues take priority over race. Clearly, I'm in denial, and I'm not just voting against Obama for the same reasons I voted against Kerry and Gore. Race must be the hidden reason - the article tells us that much about typical white people like me. I'll just sit here clinging to guns and God in my bitterness, like most people in flyover country, not caring if I'm racist.

Nearly four in 10 white independents agreed that blacks would be better off if they "try harder."

Just how dumb are the other six out of ten? Almost everyone I know, including many of my best friends and family members would be better off if they tried harder. Does that apply to everyone except black people, and blacks need to just give up because they can't succeed? I am shocked that anyone would think it's racist to believe that a black person could do better but non-racist to say he can't improve his life. Stanford University has an interesting way of defining "racist".

84 posted on 09/21/2008 5:28:07 PM PDT by MathDoc
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