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NBA's Charles Barkley: McCain Can Only Win By Using Racism
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2008/10/28/nbas-charles-barkley-mccain-can-only-win-using-racism ^

Posted on 10/28/2008 3:28:39 PM PDT by chessplayer

Are you getting tired of being told that you're a racist if you vote for John McCain?

Well, former NBA star Charles Barkley basically told Campbell Brown that on CNN Monday, and went so far as saying: "The only way they can win this election is make it about race. That's the only way they can win it."

Barkley also told Brown that "the polls are flat-out useless" because "most people who are racists, they're not going to answer the question correctly"


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1 posted on 10/28/2008 3:28:39 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Charles was a great power forward and is funny as a basketball analyst. He should stick to discussion hoops because whenever he opens his mouth about politics he reveals his ignorance.


2 posted on 10/28/2008 3:29:58 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: chessplayer

“That’s turrible.”


3 posted on 10/28/2008 3:30:35 PM PDT by exist
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To: chessplayer

ZZZ. Using ads portraying “Reverend” Wright is now considered racist. Obama’s legions are obviously stone drunk on the racism koolaid.

Play the sweet sound of those Wright/Obama ads. It sounds even prettier than the muslim call to prayer.


4 posted on 10/28/2008 3:32:06 PM PDT by Moorka
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To: chessplayer

Turn off CNN and for that matter the tv.

Don’t purchase or patronize NBA and their gear.

Time for all to do the little things until the big things get changed.


5 posted on 10/28/2008 3:32:06 PM PDT by Doug TX
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To: chessplayer

He might as well have just said anyone who votes McCain is a racist.


6 posted on 10/28/2008 3:32:15 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: chessplayer

correctly?


7 posted on 10/28/2008 3:32:18 PM PDT by combat_boots (From the Bush Derangement Syndrome(TM) to the 0bama Worship Cult in which NOTHING matters. USSKKKA)
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To: chessplayer

You mean Charles likes high taxes? I guess since he lost over $10 million gambling, he really needs welfare from Barack.


8 posted on 10/28/2008 3:32:22 PM PDT by wac3rd (Conservatives are not always Republicans...and vice-versa.)
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To: chessplayer

This is one of those rare occasions when the written word fails to capture the full impact of a celebrity doing his best impersonation of a poodle answering questions about sub-atomic physics.


9 posted on 10/28/2008 3:33:32 PM PDT by Infidel Puppy
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To: chessplayer
"most people who are racists, they're not going to answer the question correctly"

Most people are not racists so what was his point make excuses for loosing?

10 posted on 10/28/2008 3:33:32 PM PDT by BellStar (Gov. Palin, that lady is a Champ"!)
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To: chessplayer

Man, I’m so tired of this crap. From now on when someone asks me why I’m voting for McCain, I’m just going to answer, “Because I’m a racist,” and be done with it.


11 posted on 10/28/2008 3:34:01 PM PDT by Unkosified (What do Osama and Obama have in common? They both have friends that bombed the Pentagon.)
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To: sunmars
He might as well have just said anyone who votes McCain is a racist.

Didn't he?

12 posted on 10/28/2008 3:35:01 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: chessplayer

Most are anti-commie too. Where does leave 0? Stuck at 0 E.V.?


13 posted on 10/28/2008 3:35:07 PM PDT by Waco ( G00d bye 0'bomber)
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To: chessplayer
most people who are racists

Especially Blackjack dealers.

14 posted on 10/28/2008 3:35:18 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: Doug TX

“Turn off CNN and for that matter the tv.” Check.

“Don’t purchase or patronize NBA and their gear.” Check.


15 posted on 10/28/2008 3:35:24 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (u)
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To: Unkosified

Just say you are voting against his white half and then say- “you do know he’s half white don’t you?


16 posted on 10/28/2008 3:35:43 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: chessplayer
McCain Obama Can Only Win By Using Racism

Headline fixed. Tell Chuck that until McCain has 95% of the white vote he can shut up.

17 posted on 10/28/2008 3:36:15 PM PDT by Gil4 (If you do what is right eventually the polls will catch up to you)
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To: chessplayer

What a maroon. Encouraging people to vote for BHO because he’ll be the first black President isn’t racist, no of course not...


18 posted on 10/28/2008 3:36:21 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: chessplayer

That does it. I’m taking him off my Fave Five list.


19 posted on 10/28/2008 3:36:31 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Obama? No thanks. I already have a Messiah.)
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To: chessplayer

“The United States has become a place where actors and athletes are mistaken for people of importance.” - Robert Heinlein.


20 posted on 10/28/2008 3:37:35 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Doug TX
Time for all to do the little things until the big things get changed.
Excellent turn of a phrase.
21 posted on 10/28/2008 3:37:44 PM PDT by Infidel Puppy
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To: exist

Man its going to be awful come Nov. 5. I have lots and lots of black friends. We have not said one word to each other about this election but I believe if Obama loses I could lose a lot of friends and it will be ugly.


22 posted on 10/28/2008 3:38:33 PM PDT by GoCards
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To: chessplayer

Chow Bowkley!

Rush enjoyed that name.


23 posted on 10/28/2008 3:38:57 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: TexasNative2000

LOL.


24 posted on 10/28/2008 3:39:24 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: chessplayer

Charles quote from 17 years ago:

“With the Republicans in power I’m a rich, black man, if the Democrats get control I’ll just be a black man.”


25 posted on 10/28/2008 3:40:04 PM PDT by prolifefirst
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To: chessplayer
Has Barkley been hiding in a crack house for the last 6-months?
Maybe someone should tell him that the RATs are playing the race card, and he should SIUHA!
26 posted on 10/28/2008 3:40:45 PM PDT by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: chessplayer

No more watching NBA games where Barkley appears as an analyst.


27 posted on 10/28/2008 3:42:00 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: chessplayer

Don’t be racist, Chaaaales.


28 posted on 10/28/2008 3:42:01 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Unkosified
I’m just going to answer, “Because I’m a racist,” and be done with it.

Yeah, being called a racist all the time means you might as well get some of the benefits from it.

"Racism!" jumped the shark a few months ago.

29 posted on 10/28/2008 3:42:34 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: randomhero97
“The United States has become a place where actors and athletes are mistaken for people of importance.” - Robert Heinlein.

Heinlein freedom ping!!
30 posted on 10/28/2008 3:42:38 PM PDT by Infidel Puppy
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To: Cedric; BRL
Especially Blackjack dealers.

LOL!!!!!!!

31 posted on 10/28/2008 3:42:55 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Ravi

One of the funniest ad campaigns in years.


32 posted on 10/28/2008 3:43:09 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Obama? No thanks. I already have a Messiah.)
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To: GoCards
I believe if Obama loses I could lose a lot of friends and it will be ugly.

I hope you don't lose a lot of friends because of this. That would be a shame.

33 posted on 10/28/2008 3:44:39 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Cedric

I knew someone in Vegas,who would watch Barkley play blackjack. He played so bad that it was a joke around the
casino.


34 posted on 10/28/2008 3:46:11 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: chessplayer
Charles is a racist. Sad day in America. osamabama has peeled back the cloak of white hatred amongst many blacks.

LLS

35 posted on 10/28/2008 3:46:26 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims!)
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To: mlocher

I hope the left keeps spouting this nonsense. Might turn off a lot of independents and undecideds and turn them our way.

Too bad Barkley turned to the Dems. He and Rush had a mutual admiration going and Charles said he wanted to get into politics when he was a conservative. That didn’t last.


36 posted on 10/28/2008 3:46:43 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: chessplayer

Charles thats a turible thing to say. LOL!


37 posted on 10/28/2008 3:46:51 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (If McCain loses I'm moving to Alaska!!!!)
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To: chessplayer

Barkley claimed he was misquoted in his own book.


38 posted on 10/28/2008 3:47:15 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: chessplayer

Hey Charles, throw any white guys through a window lately?

On an almost similar note, I’m seriously considering sending out an e-mail to ALL my contacts and asking every one of them if they are voting oBama, and if they are, to please never call me, write me or even say hello. You vote for him, you hate America and you hate me. Any friends lost are a net gain. I do not care anymore.


39 posted on 10/28/2008 3:47:37 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: DemonDeac

Chuck is always all over the place, he used to be a Republican and was interviewed for the Limbaugh Letter, he let his better judgement be swamped by the overwhelming “mainstream” anti-Republican rhetoric. Guess he got tired of being called an “Uncle Tom” and “Oreo”.

I’ll always have a small soft spot for him as I was often compared to him on the basketball court, the guy built like a football player who kept blowing by people and jumping over them, except I’m white.


40 posted on 10/28/2008 3:49:11 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: chessplayer

I haven’t seen McCain use racism yet. He has used the fact that Barry is a socialist.

Kooky leftists. They are kooky.


41 posted on 10/28/2008 3:50:24 PM PDT by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: chessplayer

Ah Charles Barkley, is he the newest DEM brain trust?


42 posted on 10/28/2008 3:51:10 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: chessplayer

Barkley was a great player, but always a loose cannon. Remember when he tried to spit on someone, maybe a photographer, and instead spit - albeit accidentally - on a little girl? Signs are that he’ll always be bitter that he was unable to lead Auburn, the 76’ers, Suns and Rockets to one championship. Poor Chuck.


43 posted on 10/28/2008 3:51:48 PM PDT by line drive to right
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To: TNCMAXQ
Too bad Barkley turned to the Dems. He and Rush had a mutual admiration going and Charles said he wanted to get into politics when he was a conservative. That didn’t last.

I agree. Is it racism when a person votes for race over political principles? (Not that I would ever call Charles Barkley a racist to his face.)

The more the left speaks, the better it is for McCain. What have we heard in the last couple of days? Biden ($150K defines rich), A second Bill of Rights, 401Ks to be replaced by gov't pension, ... These dems are having a premature something or another, and their plans are coming out (no pun intended) at just the right time.

44 posted on 10/28/2008 3:51:57 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: chessplayer

Charles, do you know what one of my favorite commercial lines is?

“Oh, I’m sorry...Are you his dad?”


45 posted on 10/28/2008 3:54:17 PM PDT by RichInOC (Democrats '08: We're Not Smarter Than Trig Palin.)
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To: GoCards
...but I believe if Obama loses I could lose a lot of friends and it will be ugly.

Then they were never realy your friends to begin with. Can you really befriend those who vote color over character?
46 posted on 10/28/2008 3:54:37 PM PDT by Freedom_Fighter_2001 (Biden: Dumbest man in the United States Senate)
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To: chessplayer

With all due respect to the vast political acumen of Charles Barkley, without help, the guy couldn’t put his jock on right.


47 posted on 10/28/2008 3:57:22 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: chessplayer

In hindsight, it’s clear Barkley should have played basketball wearing a helmet...


48 posted on 10/28/2008 3:58:41 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (It's no longer the Press Van, it's a "Tanker" Truck!)
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To: chessplayer

Charles Barkley is bald headed.


49 posted on 10/28/2008 4:01:12 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ferengi?.....Probably not, but he sure has the lobes)
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To: subterfuge
Charles is/was married to a white woman. He might want to decide which side he is on. Can you imagine how his children feel? Very confused about their identity.
50 posted on 10/28/2008 4:04:09 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological Narcissist as president.")
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