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"Rednecks for Obama" Page Creates Controversy
NBC-2 ^ | Aug 09, 2012 | Chad Oliver

Posted on 08/10/2012 11:39:13 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Race and politics are two topics many people try to avoid. But controversy isn't stopping one Cape Coral teenager. It's just how he's getting his point across that got our attention!

For many people, just seeing the Confederate Flag can stir up some very strong emotions. And seeing President Barack Obama's picture next to that flag is something you might not expect to see.

Now though, the juxtaposition is part of a political message is part of a 16-year-old Ryan Turner's political message.

Ryan says he has the heart of a redneck.

"It's someone who's not afraid to get down and dirty for their money - someone who's not afraid to work hard wipe the sweat off their brow," he said.

"May use a little foul language once in a while but they're not bad people," added his uncle, Tony Turner.

Ryan explained his uncle Tony has been a big part of his life – especially since his father died of cancer 10-years ago.

"If he had good health insurance it would be totally curable - prostate cancer," Ryan said.

And it's that idea - healthcare reform - that steered Ryan toward one candidate.

"Oh, definitely President Obama," he said.

He even started a 'Rednecks for Obama' Facebook page.

"We're rednecks, but we're not racists," he said.

The premise is not exactly original. We found similar groups formed the last time Obama ran for president.

Ryan says where some see a symbol of hate in the Confederate Flag, he sees history.

"It's very, very likely my family fought in the Confederate Army," Ryan said.

"When I grew up in Plant City, Florida, they were still fighting the Civil War," Tony added.

It shouldn't be surprising to hear Ryan and his Uncle Tony to talk about southern heritage. After all, they live in Lee County, Florida - place named after confederate general Robert E. Lee.

When Lee County democrats opened up their new headquarters on Saturday, Ryan brought his own decoration - America's first black president conjoined with the Confederacy.

Moments later party leaders asked Ryan to take it down.

"If somebody is offended by it, I can understand it because they're only seeing one half of the flag," Tony said.

James Muwakkil, President of Lee County's NAACP, says he doesn't mind the Confederate Flag next to President Obama.

"Not if the intention is positive," he said. "For us to be here in the Deep South, and to see whites embracing an African-American man - we love it."

"The reason for the group is to prove not all southerners are racist," Ryan explained.

Lee County democratic leaders canceled our interview for Thursday.

We reached out to the Obama campaign to find out if they endorse Rednecks for Obama. They welcome the support, but did not want to comment on whether they support the use of the Confederate Flag next to the president.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: floriduh; obama; rednecks; ryanturner
Video at site.
1 posted on 08/10/2012 11:39:16 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
"We're rednecks, but we're not racists," he said.

And therein lies the problem. It's not an issue of race, it's an issue of forced white guilt. We've done nothing to Obama, and he's taken a free ride through life on the backs of white men and women. This isn't a matter of race.

2 posted on 08/10/2012 11:42:21 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: nickcarraway

“It’s very, very likely my family fought in the Confederate Army,” Ryan said.”

Dear Ryan, You are destroying your family legacy by supporting a President that wants, and has taken great steps towards getting the Federal Government to completely eliminate States’ rights.


3 posted on 08/10/2012 11:44:27 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: nickcarraway

4 posted on 08/10/2012 11:44:27 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

HillBillie Band

http://youtu.be/-2K1QNkNN_s?t=17m15s


5 posted on 08/10/2012 11:45:13 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: nickcarraway

But then, Obama IS TRYING TO DIVIDE AMERICA, so Stars and Bars is an appropriate illustration.....


6 posted on 08/10/2012 11:47:04 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: nickcarraway

Yes, Obama & his sophisticated fellow leftists think southern whites are that stupid.


7 posted on 08/10/2012 11:47:41 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway

This sort of thing might give “rednecks” a bad name.


8 posted on 08/10/2012 11:48:23 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: nickcarraway

One branch on that family tree.


9 posted on 08/10/2012 11:52:20 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: nickcarraway
"If he had good health insurance it would be totally curable - prostate cancer," Ryan said.

Oh. Another "Government healthcare couldda saved my _______" story.

Someone needs to explain to little Ryan what a useful idiot is.

10 posted on 08/10/2012 11:52:48 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: nickcarraway
"If he had good health insurance it would be totally curable - prostate cancer," Ryan said.

With health insurance all illnesses are totally curable...

FAIL

11 posted on 08/10/2012 11:55:40 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: MamaTexan

Ryan doesn’t seem to understand that IPAB would have made the call as to whether his dad got treatment. This would be based on his health (and voting) history.


12 posted on 08/10/2012 11:57:09 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: CSM
It’s very, very likely my family fought in the Confederate Army.

If you don't know, you are not a Red Neck.

13 posted on 08/10/2012 11:57:34 AM PDT by Little Bill
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To: windsorknot

They are laughing at Obama, not with him. If you really think about it, it makes sense. If you hate blacks and other minorities, Obama is the man for you. No matter how bad it may get in America, hard working people with a work ethic will make it through to the other side. Obama is going through America like Katrina went through New Orleans. The hard working people like the ones on the Gulf Coast were back at work, cleaning up the place and rebuilding the morning after. The dreges in New Orleans were sitting on the interstate WAITING for the government to take care of them.

When the SHTF from hurricane OBAMA, it is the lazy @zz crud that will suffer the most. And it is their own fault. Sweet justice to a Redneck. And you get to look good doing it!!


14 posted on 08/10/2012 11:58:51 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: nickcarraway; All


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15 posted on 08/10/2012 12:02:54 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: MamaTexan

“Someone needs to explain to little Ryan what a useful idiot is.”

Based on this story, I’d say he’s not capable of comprehending that concept.


16 posted on 08/10/2012 12:02:54 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: MamaTexan

He’s 16, he wants to believe. He doesn’t have enough life experience to see the fraud for what it is.


17 posted on 08/10/2012 12:03:47 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: nickcarraway
"James Muwakkil, President of Lee County's NAACP, says..."

Muwakkil is a name that spread around the Nation of Islam community in Philadelphia in the 80s among people formerly named Johnson, etc.

18 posted on 08/10/2012 12:04:03 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: F15Eagle

(Ping to #15!!...OBTW, we had the EXACT same post time!!)


19 posted on 08/10/2012 12:05:05 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: nickcarraway
Three rednecks for Obama, huh?

Well, here's the fourth:


20 posted on 08/10/2012 12:05:07 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: nickcarraway

“I’ll take ‘fictional characters’ for $1,000, Alex.”


21 posted on 08/10/2012 12:05:14 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "One can argue about whose fault it is, but not ... whose responsibility it is: it's his")
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To: nickcarraway

Who would have thunk that this would be a story on NBC news station?????


22 posted on 08/10/2012 12:06:34 PM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: nickcarraway

Good thing this kid isn’t old enough to vote, although Hussein probably signed him up twice. Maybe he’ll buy a clue by the time he can register legally.


23 posted on 08/10/2012 12:07:28 PM PDT by bgill
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To: ScottinVA

That chikin be taking a lik’in but will keep on cluckin.


24 posted on 08/10/2012 12:10:18 PM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: nickcarraway

Q: Why is it so hard to solve redneck murders?

A: Because all the DNA is the same, and there’s no dental records.


25 posted on 08/10/2012 12:10:28 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: musicman

I should have included a banjo or something in mine!!

Just when I think I can’t find any new stories about Obama idiots, a story like this one pops up.


26 posted on 08/10/2012 12:11:36 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: nickcarraway

Rednecks if Florida?

I don’t think so.


27 posted on 08/10/2012 12:12:36 PM PDT by KittenClaws
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To: MarineBrat

Q: Why is it so hard to solve redneck murders?

A: Because all the DNA is the same, and there’s no dental records
_____________________________

LOL! That would be hillbillies, not rednecks, though.


28 posted on 08/10/2012 12:15:34 PM PDT by KittenClaws
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To: DTogo

“”If he had good health insurance it would be totally curable - prostate cancer,” Ryan said.

With health insurance all illnesses are totally curable...

FAIL”

Actually that is a DOUBLE fail.

One of my oldest and best buddies is in the ground because of prostate cancer - and he had EXCELLENT health insurance. Unfortunately, cancer reacts differently with different people. And if your number happens to come up on the bad side - all the doctors and medical science in the world ain’t smart enough to save you. In fact, during one of our last conversations his exact words were, “if I’d known how this was going to turn out, I would have never gone through all this shit.” So much for great insurance.


29 posted on 08/10/2012 12:23:11 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: rarestia

Wait! I thought all rednecks were racist!

/s


30 posted on 08/10/2012 12:32:56 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: THE_RAIDER

My family fought for the North—They were New England Abolitionists to boot. They fell at The Crater, Cold Harbor, and Gettysburg. One was a “guest” of the Confederate government at a place called Libby Prison. After a year he weighed in at 97 pounds. I have no “White Guilt” their blood paid for any guilt I might have had.


31 posted on 08/10/2012 12:50:07 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: F15Eagle

32 posted on 08/10/2012 12:56:21 PM PDT by Dan Zachary
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To: Dan Zachary; musicman
LOL - great!! Just what I was thinking. I have one in return for you guys.

People are looking high and low for a paper certified LFBC from Obama, Obama transcripts, college entrance applications, and of course, any real Obama jobs creation. They'll have to keep on lookin'.


33 posted on 08/10/2012 1:01:37 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Well, they finally got old enough to clean up their act!


34 posted on 08/10/2012 1:04:41 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: nickcarraway

ping


35 posted on 08/10/2012 1:11:46 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: MHGinTN
Wait until they hit the spin cycle!! They might pass out!


36 posted on 08/10/2012 1:13:23 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Little Bill

If you don’t know, you are not a Red Neck.

If you don’t know, they probably didn’t


37 posted on 08/10/2012 1:24:02 PM PDT by Figment
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To: nickcarraway
Rednecks for Obama

Chickens for KFC

Ants for Raid

Mule Deer for Winchester

38 posted on 08/10/2012 1:33:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!
When Lee County democrats opened up their new headquarters on Saturday, Ryan brought his own decoration - America's first black president conjoined with the Confederacy. Moments later party leaders asked Ryan to take it down. "If somebody is offended by it, I can understand it because they're only seeing one half of the flag," Tony said.

Right, who could permit such a thing? It's not something multi-cultural like a Communist Cuban flag with Che Guevara on it...


39 posted on 08/10/2012 1:33:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: TigersEye
Remember this photo from Ford(D)


40 posted on 08/10/2012 1:36:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise
LOL No, that's new to me. But your "Che" post gave me another idea...

Dictators for Ronald Reagan

41 posted on 08/10/2012 1:38:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Figment

I was at a Civil War Park with a bunch of people from Alabama, my people fought with Grant in the West. We knew where we fought and when down to Company level.


42 posted on 08/10/2012 1:39:16 PM PDT by Little Bill
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To: a fool in paradise
Ford is a more believable redneck than Jon Effin' sKerry with a shotgun.


"Can I get me a huntin' license here?"

43 posted on 08/10/2012 1:44:41 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: a fool in paradise

44 posted on 08/10/2012 1:57:41 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: F15Eagle

45 posted on 08/10/2012 1:58:36 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: nickcarraway

In other news, surviving members of Jews For Hitler had their 75th reunion today...


46 posted on 08/10/2012 2:08:27 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

My great-great-grandfather fought for the South. He lost two brothers and his left eye. I have no guilt either.


47 posted on 08/10/2012 2:39:15 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks nickcarraway.


48 posted on 08/10/2012 3:00:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: newzjunkey
He’s 16, he wants to believe. He doesn’t have enough life experience to see the fraud for what it is.

Clearly the retard hasn't worked since early teens like I did.

By 16 if he doesn't know what fraud is maybe he should shut up. grow up and get an education.

49 posted on 08/10/2012 3:59:43 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: nickcarraway

Times like this are where I say that I’m country instead of redneck.


50 posted on 08/11/2012 4:30:51 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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