Skip to comments.Frank talk of Obama and race in Virginia
Posted on 10/05/2008 3:43:31 PM PDT by fightinJAG
YOU CANT JUDGE A MAN THIS WAY: Thats what Obama supporter Ruby Hale says she tells people at church in tiny Rowe, Va. I am convinced he is a Christian.
WHITEWOOD, VA. -- The isolated towns of Virginia's Appalachian coal region are home to strong labor unions and Democratic political machines that date back generations. Yet voters here who eagerly pushed Democrats into the Senate and the governor's office are resisting Barack Obama.
Some Americans say Obama's race and uncommon background make them uncomfortable -- here those people include Democratic precinct chairmen and get-out-the-vote workers. Many Americans receive e-mails falsely calling Obama a Muslim -- here a local newspaper columnist has joked in print that Obama would have the White House painted black and would put Islamic symbols on the U.S. flag.
And so Obama's supporters, as they push to win this dead-even battleground state, are talking directly about race, betting that the best way to raise their neighbors' comfort level with the prospect of the first black president is to openly confront their feelings.
When Cecil E. Roberts, president of the coal miners union that shapes politics in much of this mountain region, talks to voters, he tells them that their choice is to have "a black friend in the White House or a white enemy." When Charlie Cox, an Obama supporter, hears friends fretting about Obama's race, he reminds them that they pull for the nearby University of Tennessee football team, "and they're black."
Union organizer Jerry Stallard asks fellow coal workers what's more important: improving their work conditions or holding onto their skepticism of Obama's race, culture or religion. "We're all black in the mines," he tells them.
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I am convinced he is a Christian.
my MUSLIM faith....
NO, “Christian” would EVER slip up on this.
While this might look like a joke, it’s part of a growing trend. Notice the Alpha Omega chant? “I am the Alpha and the Omega, The Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8 Note the current reference to the Alpha and the Omega. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=77052 If this doesn’t bother you enough, then click on the next link and see if you notice any similarities. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH-2Fwx5RU0&eurl=http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=77052 This is going to happen unless everyone gets seriously involved in stopping it. We are almost out if time, folks.
LAT helping Obama with his campaign strategy again. Really, they shouldn’t be so open and let the other side know the plans.
calling for help to freep this AOL POLL
I don’t know what he is now but he was raised muslim and had muslim influence early in his life. That’s a little much for me and the average (sane) American voter.
I voted in the poll. The majority of voters agree that Rove’s prediction that Obama would win today will hold true.
At the same time, an approximately equal majority of voters have an overall negative opinion of Rove.
I guess he is only smart to them when he fits their wish for reality.
Sure Ruby,,,, lotsa people that dress like this are Christians.
Hey Ruby don't look now!!!
This from the party that just accused Palin of being racist? And their using color to describe Obama and McCain, that is racist!
I am convinced he’s a Christian.Funny. I dont remember the other three candidates having a slip up revealing their muslim faith.