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NY Daily News Hamill Implies Democrats Defecting To McCain Are Racist
newsbusters.org ^ | October 28, 2008 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 10/28/2008 6:34:47 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

It is no surprise the media is going full throttle on the racism issue in this final week of the campaign. There seems to be concern among liberals that usual democratic voters will pull the lever for John McCain. NY Daily News writer Denis Hamill wrote an article today illustrating his concern that his white liberal contemporaries were defecting to McCain. Hamill emphasizes in each example that these Democrats are voting McCain because of Obama's race. (my emphasis added):

But we're nervous. We're Jewish and I spoke to my parents down in Florida today. They're voting for McCain."

"Because he's white," said the wife. "Same with my parents."

"They just won't vote for a black man," the guy said. "And they're Democrats! Never voted Republican before!"

If it were an isolated incident, I wouldn't mind.

But the woman at my table added that the only one of her three sons who was a registered Democrat was voting for McCain because he was white.

And I've been hearing stuff like that for the past few months. What I hear banging around Queens is not, of course, a scientific survey. It's anecdotal. But after a while you feel a disturbing vibe.

"Most of the guys at my law firm are voting for McCain," said a lawyer I know. "Not for any specific issue. Because he's white. No, make that because he's not black. It's scary because these are educated people."

He said his own wife was voting for McCain for the same reason. And she's a teacher.

Other educated white people have told me that "it's too soon" for a black man to be president. Or, "I thought it would happen in my kids' lifetimes, not mine."

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1 posted on 10/28/2008 6:34:48 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

as i learned in college,

all white people are racists.


2 posted on 10/28/2008 6:35:43 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So now all the PUMAs are racist — they are going to love that! They are already mad at Hussein and this will not help.


3 posted on 10/28/2008 6:37:58 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No they are not racist. Unless not wanting a commie government makes you racist.


4 posted on 10/28/2008 6:38:17 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Old news. The rule for some time has been that anyone who doesn’t vote for BO is a racist, and is committing a Thoughtcrime.


5 posted on 10/28/2008 6:38:22 PM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: ken21

all white people are racists.

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... and it is impossible for “people of color” to be racist, since they don’t (allegedly) have the institutions in their pocket to enforce racists decisions.


6 posted on 10/28/2008 6:38:49 PM PDT by ROTB (Our Constitution [is] for a [Christian] people. It is wholly inadequate [for] any other. -John Adams)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have not heard anyone say anything like this. It sounds like made-up hype to me.


7 posted on 10/28/2008 6:39:01 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, this jerk claims that tons of his liberal friends are calling him and telling him that they are racists?

Somehow, I doubt it. That is just about as improbable as it gets.


8 posted on 10/28/2008 6:39:49 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pete hamill shouldn’t even be writing for a living. A decade or so ago, he was caught red-handed making up a character out of whole cloth. he claimed he had interviewed a guy who lived in an apartment directly underneath the Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island.

Guy didn’t exist. Apartment didn’t exist. Story was total BS.

Newsday axed him as a result, but the Daily News’ standards are apparently low enough to seat him at a terminal.

Maybe Hamill is the founder of a new Obama action group: Fabulists for the Fraud.


9 posted on 10/28/2008 6:40:25 PM PDT by Kiss Me Hardy
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Does anyone here care that many rats won't vote for 0bama because of the color of his skin? That's a distinctive rat problem. It would not be a problem in the case of a black conservative running, in that case the overwhelming majority of FR members would vote for him/her.

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10 posted on 10/28/2008 6:41:21 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: yldstrk
No they are not racist. Unless not wanting a commie government makes you racist.

Communism is a race. If you are not a communist, then you must be a racist.

11 posted on 10/28/2008 6:41:25 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: ROTB

you’ve never experience racism

until you’ve been on the downside of

a chinese female.

si.


12 posted on 10/28/2008 6:41:36 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is akin to the lame paper-reporters who use the ...”I was in a cab and the cabbie said.....”
This crap is usually a mmade up conversations to fit whatever the reporters bias is.


13 posted on 10/28/2008 6:42:12 PM PDT by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The first black president will most likely be a conservative republican.

I don't think Odinga has the juice to make it to the finish.

Play the because he's black if you want, but we all know now that it's because he's RED

14 posted on 10/28/2008 6:42:27 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (I will not vote for Obama not because he is black, but because he is RED)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Accusing voters of racism is only going to make them mad, whether they are or not. NO one likes to be labeled.

Praise the Lord for their very stupid moves...

15 posted on 10/28/2008 6:42:31 PM PDT by pray4liberty (Watch, pray, and work. This election will separate the sheep from the goats.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So I guess the 95% of blacks that vote for a Mulatto are not racist !


16 posted on 10/28/2008 6:42:33 PM PDT by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No matter what your views, you will be accused of being racist.

You are guilty of racism until you prove yourself innocent, and you can never prove yourself innocent.


17 posted on 10/28/2008 6:43:21 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Obama is a neo-Marxist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All I can say is...If it were Ayers running on the Dem ticket against Michael Steele on a Conservative ticket, what would they call me if I voted for Mr. Steele?


18 posted on 10/28/2008 6:44:45 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Cicero

Great analysis.


19 posted on 10/28/2008 6:45:10 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Can we avoid"Tobacco Road" on the "Road to Surfdom"?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When McCain wins, there will be riots.


20 posted on 10/28/2008 6:45:13 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last." Churchill)
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To: ken21
Hey ken21, saw you tag line and was wondering if we could possibly get them to stop voting also.
21 posted on 10/28/2008 6:45:24 PM PDT by parthian shot
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Use your brain, vote for MCCain” ......... Maybe some Libs are actually doing that? I’ve learned over the years that a candidate can have all kinds of “plans” and promise you everything. When it comes time to deliver, you’ll find that there is nothing there. If you really want change, give Congress an enema. Term limits for Congressmen, 3 for HOR, and 2 for the Senate. Great idea, but who in Congress will ever vote for it? Rhet/


22 posted on 10/28/2008 6:45:27 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (PALIN/MCCAIN the real ticket!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why would anyone vote for Obama? He’s an unknown, he’s inexperienced, what we know of his background indicates that he’s a radical leftist. I had no intention of voting for Hillary, and Obama is Hillary times a hundred. The only reason to vote FOR him is his race!


23 posted on 10/28/2008 6:47:12 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Obama is a neo-Marxist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Denis Hamill

I won't be protest-marching past Madison Square Garden today. But my heart is with the majority of those peaceful protesters who oppose the Bush administration's terrible handling of the war in Iraq.

When I was a young man in Brooklyn in the late 1960s and early '70s, draft age, I was an anti-war protester.

Here

24 posted on 10/28/2008 6:47:49 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: parthian shot

lol!

you’re only the 3rd person in 18 months to comment.

the first comment was unintelligible, delivered by mail.

the second comment thought it was a joke—which it can be, depending upon one’s interpretation.

and yours is a good one too. reminds me of lbj.


25 posted on 10/28/2008 6:48:07 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am sooo tired of this race card thing.

IT AIN’T WORKING. I HAVE NO GUILT for not voting for
a half-whitey, dumbass, Marxist, nobody that can’t hold a candle to Mac’s
qualifications.

Mac flies jets. Zero rides a bike. Who’s the dumber one?


26 posted on 10/28/2008 6:49:36 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (ACORN founder Wade Rathke, a Bill Ayers Weather Underground Associate)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Everyone knew he was black when he started his campaign but now they’re defecting? maybe they figured out he’s a commie.


27 posted on 10/28/2008 6:50:45 PM PDT by noob4palin (That's Governor Palin to you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

this election is not about race. its about organized crime taking over the country. organized crime connected to terrorists and anyone else who hates this country.


28 posted on 10/28/2008 6:51:33 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Kiss Me Hardy

This is Denis Hamill who is Pete Hamill’s brother. Same rotten tree, though.


29 posted on 10/28/2008 6:51:49 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (White Trash for Sarah!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Blah blah blah...racist...yada...racist...yada.

The word racist has completely lost any meaning with me. Call me a racist, and I will roll my eyes and say “whatever”.

The Obama campaign and the media (I repeat myself) have completely taken the sting out of that word.

30 posted on 10/28/2008 6:52:09 PM PDT by Shelayne (Pray without ceasing. Pray the Lord's Hand in our election process.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Amazing that this one lib knows so many Democrats that would not vote for a black man. In my circle of Conservative friends, I don't know any who feel that way. Bunch of racists Liberals.

Of course, in reality, this guy is probably lying through his teeth. All those people he mentioned are probably voting against Obama because of Obama’s racism and the Jews he mentioned are probably voting against Obama because of Obama’s antisemitism.

31 posted on 10/28/2008 6:53:06 PM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Most of the guys at my law firm are voting for McCain," said a lawyer I know. "Not for any specific issue. Because he's white. No, make that because he's not black. It's scary because these are educated people."

It's actually encouraging that educated people are using their brains. They must not be slip and fall lawyers.

32 posted on 10/28/2008 6:54:24 PM PDT by Stentor (Obama is Bill Ayers' Renfield.)
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To: Cicero

It isn’t. Here is an incident that happened today and which I posted around noon on another thread:

“I just finished speaking with someone here in rural SW WI, which is full of Progressives. My informant has daily contact with the liberal loons and I have not brought up the election at all, as I had no idea what her politics were. Today, she said that most of the old hippies and yuppie Progressives were either voting Nader, staying home, or voting McCain. I don’t like to mix politics and business, so I didn’t question her further, though I wanted to. The only other clue she offered was that she sees racism in zerO’s supporters and she figures that if they can be racist, so can she. This an extremely *sensitive*, single woman, just under 50, in business for herself in a competitive field. I was mildly surprised that she would even mention race, as I would have thought she could have been guilt tripped.”

I have to add that, way back when Wright first made headlines, I asked a fairly sane Democrat what the same crowd (old hippies/yuppie Progressives) was saying about the revelation. She replied:”He’s screwed.”

FWIW.


33 posted on 10/28/2008 6:54:28 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Pete’s a lefty, but not a bad guy, on the whole. And he wouldn’t make up characters just to fill a column, as his sozzled brother did.


34 posted on 10/28/2008 6:54:31 PM PDT by Kiss Me Hardy
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To: ken21

Too much information.


35 posted on 10/28/2008 6:55:14 PM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Before long, any subject who dares to look directly at Lord Obama will be deemed a racist and summarily executed.


36 posted on 10/28/2008 6:56:41 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (we have to have faith in the wisdom of the people that they'll understand what our message is--Sarah)
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To: muir_redwoods
I have not heard anyone say anything like this. It sounds like made-up hype to me.

Actually people in NYC area are very aware of where people "came from". I moved there from Ohio in '75. I went to the local store often and got to know the couple that owned it. They asked where my "people" were from. I said "Ohio". They said 'But where before that?" I said "America". I had never been asked such questions before so had no idea what it was they were looking for. This Jewish couple finally got that some of my ancestors were German. They were certain that I hated them.

I have no idea if it's changed but I was sure in shock.

37 posted on 10/28/2008 6:57:00 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (In VP's, McCain picked the future, Obama chose the past.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"It is no surprise the media is going full throttle on the racism issue in this final week of the campaign."

Surprised? Hell, it's like night following day. The only surprise is that they haven't been more blatant until now.

38 posted on 10/28/2008 6:57:06 PM PDT by Desron13 (If you constantly vote between the lesser of two evils then evil is your ultimate destination.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe they see what has happened to the big cities with black mayors whose “time has come”


39 posted on 10/28/2008 6:57:20 PM PDT by uncbob (es wouold realize that but iguess their arrogance)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No Hamill, they are anti communists.


40 posted on 10/28/2008 6:58:43 PM PDT by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dennis did always want to be his big brother Pete.
Both are weenies. Neighborhood weenies, but weenies nonetheless.

(Yeah, I grew up in the same neighborhood. No, I didn't know them personally.)

41 posted on 10/28/2008 7:02:02 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter. Before the late bell. When I close the door.)
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To: Desron13

Sure lets put their name and faces in the newspaper for rioters to use on election night. I wonder how many people will get killed by the Obama thugs.


42 posted on 10/28/2008 7:05:16 PM PDT by o2bfree
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43 posted on 10/28/2008 7:05:45 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Obama camp has really done a job on people. I usually ask people up front who they're voting for. In years gone by, people will usually tell you...no problem. This year it's not like that. I have a new friend and I asked him who he's voting for. He told me that it's private. HUH? This guy is not a "private" kind of guy. I called my sister-in-law...the same response...HUH? Well, the bottom line is that normal people (people who don't post on political chat boards) are scared to say they're not voting for Obama. It incredible. I was with my friend again today and tried to get it out of him and he said, "You must be for Obama.." I was floored. After picking myself up and telling him I'm for McCain..a look of relief came across his face. I AM NOT KIDDING. I guess he thought I was one of those people that was going to "get in his face."

What a year.

44 posted on 10/28/2008 7:07:20 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: kcvl

OMG! Dennis Hammil? I thought they were referring to Pete Hammill! I went on a date with this idiot about 20 years ago.


45 posted on 10/28/2008 7:08:06 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: reformedliberal

Interesting.

I’m not sure that I’d call it racist to refuse to vote for a black guy who has spent his entire life hating white people, and promising to get back at them, but maybe they are still a bit mixed up about about these things, having been brainwashed all their lives.

Obama condemns himself out of his own mouth, if the media would just let us hear him speak.


46 posted on 10/28/2008 7:08:30 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rush is right. Rush says democrats don’t decide how to vote based on a set of core beliefs or defined principles.

They vote based on their emotions... and also the candidates skin color as it turns out!!! LOL


47 posted on 10/28/2008 7:11:31 PM PDT by o2bfree
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m voting for McCain because he killed communists. I like people who kill communists. Until obama can get out there and kill communists, I won’t vote for obama.

See communists.
See communists run.
Die, communists, die!


48 posted on 10/28/2008 7:11:59 PM PDT by sergeantdave (We are entering the Age of the Idiot)
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To: Hildy; kcvl

Oops, never mind...I dug through the recesses of my brain and remembered it was the third brother, Brian Hamill who I went on a date with. Thank God he’s not a writer too...he’s a photographer.


49 posted on 10/28/2008 7:13:43 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: P-Marlowe
-- Communism is a race. --

I wish I'd thought of that one. I'll be using it if I get a chance. Right on!

50 posted on 10/28/2008 7:14:16 PM PDT by Cboldt
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