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Racism Could Hurt Obama in Pennsylvania
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Posted on 09/23/2008 12:35:46 PM PDT by Chet 99

MEDIA, Pa.—On a cigarette break outside the Seven Stones coffee house yesterday, Ashleigh Piazza, 23, did not hesitate when asked how Democratic nominee Barack Obama's race could affect his success here in southeastern Pennsylvania.

"It's kind of sad to say, but I think it's a major issue," said Piazza, a file clerk at the nearby Delaware County Courthouse, where in a few hours GOP nominee John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin, would hold a rally. "There's lots of talk about his race around town," says Piazza. An Obama supporter even offered Piazza's mom $40 at a local bar the other night, she says, just to listen to him make a case for the Illinois senator.

Her coworker Jackie Zane, 23, said simply: "There is a lot going on around the race issue. Some say it just doesn't look right."

The young women, both raised Catholic, didn't know it, but as they were talking about the prospects of Obama's effort to become the first black president, a new poll was released suggesting that their hyperlocal analysis was reflected nationwide. Obama's multiracial background—his mother is white and father is black—could lose him up to 6 percentage points in what is expected to be a close fall contest against McCain, according to an AP-Yahoo survey conducted between August 27 and September 5. The survey was the first one of its kind that attempted to get at a subject that both the media and voters themselves have found difficult to talk about: how racism could affect the November outcome.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; bho; democrats; electionpresident; farrakhan; hussein; jeremiahwright; mccainpalin; mediapa; nationofislam; obamabiden; obamasama; osamabama; pa2008; racism; reverendwright; swingstates
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1 posted on 09/23/2008 12:35:46 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

I read an article today that stated even if the McCain supporter gives you 5 or 6 reasons why he won’t vote for Barry, the real reason is race. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 09/23/2008 12:38:20 PM PDT by rocksblues (Hockey Moms are tougher than Soccer Moms)
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To: Chet 99
Republicans will vote for the republican candidate as usual. Duh

That leaves democrats and independents.

So who is supposed to be racist now?

3 posted on 09/23/2008 12:38:37 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Chet 99

Racism Could Hurt Obama in Pennsylvania
Damn straight it will. Pennsylvanians don’t take kindly to racists like 0bama.


4 posted on 09/23/2008 12:38:40 PM PDT by counterpunch (Jim Jones was a Community Organizer)
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To: Chet 99

Racism doesn’t hurt Obama with me. I wouldn’t vote for him even if he wasn’t racist.


5 posted on 09/23/2008 12:38:44 PM PDT by magslinger (A politician who thinks he is above the law is actually beneath contempt.)
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To: Chet 99

Yes, Obama’s racism could hurt him in PA.

Calling his grandmother a “typical white person,” saying that how she acted was typical of white people.

Obama saying that Republicans will try to say “did I mention he’s black?” to hurt Obama in the 2008 elections.

No one in the McCain campaign is using racism against Obama.

The race-baiting and racism are coming from Obama.


6 posted on 09/23/2008 12:38:53 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Chet 99
An Obama supporter even offered Piazza's mom $40 at a local bar the other night, she says, just to listen to him make a case for the Illinois senator.

This guy is so hung up on "racism" that he doesn't even notice that an Obama agent tried to buy his mother?

7 posted on 09/23/2008 12:39:09 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Chet 99

Yes, I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that he has zero meaningful accomplishments, has ties to radical left-wing terrorists, or spent 20 years listening to a pastor spout racist anti-semitism.


8 posted on 09/23/2008 12:39:30 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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To: Chet 99

So lets see Repubs will vote Mccain regardless of race that leaves those voting for mccain because of race alone to be comprised by democrats and independents, but most may vote mccain for other reasons.


9 posted on 09/23/2008 12:39:54 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Chet 99

Of course, the Ass Clowns don’t say that the ONLY reason Zero is the nominee is because of race. If he were lily white he would be just another grifter after you money, like Barney and Reid.


10 posted on 09/23/2008 12:40:08 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Hero vs Zero)
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To: Chet 99

I am sick of the Obama will lose because he is black routine.
Guess what...Obama will lose because he is a phony,corrupt, manipulative, idiot. And I wouldn’t vote for him if he was white, black or purple.
This issue always out in the front ..is ...well racist in itself.


11 posted on 09/23/2008 12:40:28 PM PDT by donnab (some people use change to promote their careers...others use their careers to promote change.)
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To: Chet 99

Why is it not racism when 95% of blacks will vote for Obama?


12 posted on 09/23/2008 12:40:31 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: rocksblues

These stories have two purposes:

1- Convince white suburban swing voters that a vote against Obama is a vote for racism.

2- Create a built in excuse to explain Obama’s loss.


13 posted on 09/23/2008 12:40:50 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Hogwash....my guess that such a racial motivation is a very small percentage among voters.

....And why don’t we see more articles talking about the PERCENTAGE of voting being done simply because he IS part black?


14 posted on 09/23/2008 12:41:06 PM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: Chet 99
"...offered Piazza's mom $40 at a local bar the other night, she says, just to listen to him make a case for the Illinois senator..."

I don't think so. Might have offered her $40 but I'll bet it wasn't for her to "listen".

How bad can it be for obozo if he's paying $40 a head just to get people to listen? Time was dems only paid that kind of money for your vote.

15 posted on 09/23/2008 12:41:50 PM PDT by skimbell (Life, Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten either.)
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To: Chet 99

The Nittaly Lions have supplied the Philadelphia Beagles and the Pittsburgh Squeelers with a lot of really good baseb...er uh...basketb...um, sports figures!


16 posted on 09/23/2008 12:43:50 PM PDT by albie
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To: Chet 99

This just in:

“Racism Could Hurt McCain...95% of Blacks To Vote For Obama Just Because He is Black”


17 posted on 09/23/2008 12:44:15 PM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: donnab

Why would backwards thinking, religion clinging, gun-toting whites not vote for Obama?


18 posted on 09/23/2008 12:44:26 PM PDT by Mashood
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To: Chet 99

I didn’t know Bill Ayers was a racist


19 posted on 09/23/2008 12:44:38 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: rocksblues

They’re just getting staarted on the “race” theme.

It will escalate with more and more Obamaniacs talking up how a black man can’t make it in America; How he better win or there’ll be riots; how the only way to keep America’s cities from burning it to put Obama in the White House.

Two weeks before the election, watch for the race-scare techniques to ramp up. HOT HOT HOT. Maybe even the National Guard to protect polling places. Scare the undecideds to take the safe road and vote for the big “O”.

Yeah, that’s an Axelrod!


20 posted on 09/23/2008 12:46:01 PM PDT by plangent
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To: Chet 99

Yes they are attempting to guilt their own white dems into voting for Barry.

Fact is Obama hurts Obama the most.


21 posted on 09/23/2008 12:46:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Chet 99

The real story here is that apparently, Obama has sent out people with cash to try to buy votes.

Isn’t that illegal?


22 posted on 09/23/2008 12:46:32 PM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Chet 99

I recall hearing that 95% of black voters in philly have historically voted for candidates like john street and michael nutter. Seems that racism is going to HELP obama in PA.


23 posted on 09/23/2008 12:47:08 PM PDT by new cruelty (I don't want my daughters punished with obama.)
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To: Chet 99
An Obama supporter even offered Piazza's mom $40 at a local bar the other night, she says, just to listen to him make a case for the Illinois senator.
ROFL!!!
24 posted on 09/23/2008 12:47:08 PM PDT by eastsider
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To: Chet 99
PA is very winnable! If McCain wins that State it is over.

A 6% swing would be devastating to the Obama campaign.

25 posted on 09/23/2008 12:47:53 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration ('we don't make compromises-we make Marines')
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To: Chet 99

MEDIA, Pa.—On a cigarette break outside the Seven Stones coffee house yesterday, Ashleigh Piazza, 23, did not hesitate when asked how Democratic nominee Barack Obama’s race could affect his success here in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Why sad to say? Of course race matters. 95% of blacks polled are going for Obama 5% for McCain. You think 95 % of black Americans are all socialists? No they are voting for Obama because his skin is black.
Of course there will be a percentage of white Americans that will vote for McCain because he is white. Certainly not anywhere near 95%.


26 posted on 09/23/2008 12:48:22 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Vote FOR AMERICA . Vote McCain / Palin)
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To: Chet 99

Ask any Dem why they don’t support McCain, and one of the first 3 things they’ll mention is his age.


27 posted on 09/23/2008 12:48:44 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Pontius Pilate voted "Present")
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To: Cicero

The guy/girl sounds very dense! The guy offered $40.00 to listen to him make a case to vote for Obama!!! Yea, right! That offer was for the oldest deed in the book, and a rather novel offer to protect against the Vice Squad one must add!


28 posted on 09/23/2008 12:48:58 PM PDT by NOBAMA in 08 ( OBIE HUSSEIN IS AN EMPTY SUIT with NO Redeeming Value!)
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To: Chet 99

Maybe,just maybe these RR democrats just wont vote for a MOONBAT LIB.Just saying.


29 posted on 09/23/2008 12:49:29 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Chet 99

PA is not going to go for Fauxbama, and RACISM won’t be the issue, but it will be the excuse that the media is already setting up to use. Writing has been on the wall in PA since before the primaries were over, Fauxbama will not win this state.

Now its all about laying the groundwork for the excuses as to why, because as we all know the Fauxbamessiah can’t lose because he’s been rejected for being inept, inexperienced and incompetent... oh no, he got rejected because PA voters are just a bunch of racist slobs.

I’ll be the first to concede there’s racism in PA, and it cuts both ways big time, but its not why Fauxbama will win. The number of votes he’ll lose simply because he’s black, are countered by all those votes he’ll get simply because he is black.


30 posted on 09/23/2008 12:49:32 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Chet 99

This is unspeakable!

And don’t forget the 6% of blacks who will not be voting for He-Who-Parts-The-Waters because they are racists!

I know - it’s difficult to even think that these blacks could let race enter into their decision, but if they do not vote for Obama what other reason could there be?

We know that being dead, in prison, blown away on dope, or not being a real person does not usually keep people from casting a vote for the democrat, so this must be blatant racism.

Truly a sad commentary on the legacy of Malcolm-X.


31 posted on 09/23/2008 12:49:34 PM 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: HamiltonJay
Sorry, that should read

but its not why Fauxbama will WON'T win

32 posted on 09/23/2008 12:50:44 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Chet 99
Racism Could Hurt Obama in Pennsylvania

Yes, Obama's racism.
Once people find out that Obama attended and supported a white-hating, racist church for over 20 years, it will hurt him.
Once folks discover that the church Obama supported honored Louis Farakhan as a great black leader.
Once they hear Obama's pastor ranting from the pulpit, "God damn America!"

They will discover that he has been a racist all along.

33 posted on 09/23/2008 12:51:04 PM PDT by XR7
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Ummm.... Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it the democrat party that has a former clansmen as a member of the senate?

Just asking is all......

34 posted on 09/23/2008 12:53:08 PM PDT by bayliving (Democrats used to be funny. Now they're just plain dangerous.)
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To: Chet 99

I would never not vote for him because of his race, but because of his religion. ;-)

Say no to Baraq Al-Hussein Obaa’ma!


35 posted on 09/23/2008 12:54:09 PM PDT by DeusLeVeult
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To: Chet 99

Obama’s racism is only the fifth most compelling reason why I could never support him.


36 posted on 09/23/2008 12:57:12 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (The left are at the KIDS TABLE throwing turkey giblets!!! (Dennis Miller))
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To: Chet 99

Yes, and when Barry loses all these stories will be used by the media to try to shame the voters of this country. With the media in the tank for Obama I don’t expect to see any less of this type of ‘reporting’.


37 posted on 09/23/2008 12:57:20 PM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot
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To: Chet 99

I thought Obama was trying to become the first “black” president since Warren Harding.


38 posted on 09/23/2008 12:57:42 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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Why is her momma hanging out at the bar and was the $40 bucks a starting point?


39 posted on 09/23/2008 12:58:39 PM PDT by InsensitiveConservative
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To: Chet 99

BLACK racism will help Obama because 95% of the black population will vote for him over any white person .


40 posted on 09/23/2008 12:58:46 PM PDT by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: Chet 99

Racism= 95% of Blacks vote against McCain


41 posted on 09/23/2008 12:59:29 PM PDT by Gemsbok (Pledge to fight voter FRAUD (Acorn & Obama) be a poll worker, watcher, observer:Get in their face.)
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To: Chet 99

How many of these have we read in the last week? A dozen? They must really be getting worried out there.


42 posted on 09/23/2008 1:00:45 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Chet 99
These stories have two purposes: 1- Convince white suburban swing voters that a vote against Obama is a vote for racism. 2- Create a built in excuse to explain Obama’s loss.

DING! DING! DING! You win the prize. The number of these stories is increasing by the day. Things really must be looking bad in their internals.

43 posted on 09/23/2008 1:01:07 PM PDT by CedarDave (Gloom and doom Democrats cheer for financial despair, losing wars and hurricanes. That's leadership!)
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To: plangent
The really funny thing about it is that it will be their own cities they burn.

Thank you Continental Congress for the 2nd Amendment!

44 posted on 09/23/2008 1:04:27 PM PDT by rocksblues (Hockey Moms are tougher than Soccer Moms)
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To: counterpunch
Damn straight it will. Pennsylvanians don’t take kindly to racists like 0bama.

Saying that his Grandmother (who raised him) was a TYPICAL WHITE PERSON sure didn't help with the Blue Collar democrats --they ain't the same as the guilt ridden college boob democrats

That statement shows how out of touch his writers are with the union/ blue collar type base
45 posted on 09/23/2008 1:04:36 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Chet 99

Barry is off-white not, black.


46 posted on 09/23/2008 1:04:48 PM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: Chet 99

Anyone else notice that the frequency of these ‘If Obama Loses It Will Be Because Of Whitey’ stories have increased over the last three or four weeks? Do you think they’re seeing the writing on the wall and are already looking for a scapegoat?


47 posted on 09/23/2008 1:09:23 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: uncbob

It’s more than just 0bama’s “typical white person” comment.
More to the point, it’s his membership to a “Kill Whitey” Church and his talk about “white folks’ greed.”


48 posted on 09/23/2008 1:15:21 PM PDT by counterpunch (Jim Jones was a Community Organizer)
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To: Chet 99

Sounds to me like this race baiting theme is coming from the Axelrod playbook. He probably has his team of experts spreading this race issue to fuel the fire. Trying to make people feel like they are bigots if they do not vote for Obama. I know I am voting for the person whom I trust with our country and color does not matter....it’s what’s beneath the skin that does. This election is the dirtiest I have ever seen.


49 posted on 09/23/2008 1:15:22 PM PDT by linli36
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To: rocksblues

Quid pro quo, some will vote for Obama because he is black, others won’t vote for him because he is black, so goes it, ignorance canceling out ignorance, everything being even in the end.


50 posted on 09/23/2008 1:17:15 PM PDT by pallis
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