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Former Obama Campaign Co-Chair: Every African-American ‘Knew What Buttons’ Biden ‘Was Trying to
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Posted on 08/17/2012 7:58:45 PM PDT by chessplayer

(CNSNews.com) – Former 2008 Obama campaign co-chair Artur Davis said Wednesday that everyone in the audience at Vice President Joe Biden’s rally in Danville, Va., knew “who the y’all was” and “knew what buttons he was trying to push by talking about chains.”

“If I can be direct, I’ve spoken to a few African-American audiences in my day. Every African-American in that audience knew who the y’all was, and every African-American in that audience knew what buttons he was trying to push by talking about chains,” Davis said, while campaigning for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Arlington, Va.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arturdavis; biden; chains; fearmongering

1 posted on 08/17/2012 7:58:56 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

It is a silly button to push, and will cost Obama dearly. To his dismay, there are still a LOT of white people in the US.

He won in 2008 by downplaying race; any mention of it now hurts him badly.


2 posted on 08/17/2012 8:06:20 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2
It is a silly button to push

Indeed, it is. The notion of bringing back slavery is about as absurd as the notion of bringing back feudalism.

3 posted on 08/17/2012 8:10:15 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Obama’s election proved that a lot of whites had moved past race and voted for a (half) black for president; Obama’s actions since then have proven the he and many other blacks have not. It doesn’t bode well for him.


4 posted on 08/17/2012 8:16:27 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: chessplayer
Former 2008 Obama campaign co-chair Artur Davis...< snip >Davis said, while campaigning for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney

Huh?

5 posted on 08/17/2012 8:19:19 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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To: chessplayer

An old, white man with hair plugs playing the race card. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so damn sad and pathetic.


6 posted on 08/17/2012 8:22:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Fiji Hill
Indeed, it is. The notion of bringing back slavery is about as absurd as the notion of bringing back feudalism.

There is a feeling of inferiority in may blacks that is just below the surface. Or maybe it is a feeling that they are often judged to be inferior by people that don't give them a fair chance. Either way, it is close to the surface and they are very sensitive to veiled references to slavery. And there is absolutely no doubt that Biden was trying to take them there.

7 posted on 08/17/2012 8:28:12 PM PDT by oldbrowser (As long as Obama's records are sealed, any discussion of Romney's past is off limits.)
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To: Fiji Hill
"The notion of bringing back slavery is about as absurd as the notion of bringing back feudalism.'

Back during the 2000 election my stepson was teaching in a mostly black high school in Chattanooga. He actually heard black teachers telling students that Bush literally wanted to bring back slavery and some of the students actually believed it.

My stepson complained to the administration and they did warn the teachers not to do it anymore but the teachers eventually ran my stepson out, by making him miserable, and I'm sure they are still filling the kids heads with how evil republicans are.

8 posted on 08/17/2012 8:29:16 PM PDT by Amntn
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To: j_tull

He was a Dem in 2008 and then changed parties. Can’t remember th reason given. I’ve seen him on tv. Seems like a good guy.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 8:32:24 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: j_tull

We need Joe Biden to stay on the Obama Dream Ream Team. Check out this Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfjn4BpmirU&feature=player_embedded


10 posted on 08/17/2012 8:36:13 PM PDT by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: chessplayer


11 posted on 08/17/2012 8:38:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
He was a Dem in 2008 and then changed parties. Can’t remember th reason given.

He opposed Obamacare and was disowned by the black "leadership" and the rat party. He then ran for governor of Alabama and went down in flames because of it. He is not overly conservative but he seems to be honest and to place country over race and party (which is to rats like garlic to a vampire) - I can live with a guy like that. He may be Obama's worst nightmare in the coming months.

12 posted on 08/17/2012 8:45:55 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans; j_tull
He was a Dem in 2008 and then changed parties. Can’t remember th reason given. I’ve seen him on tv. Seems like a good guy.

Artur Davis was a four-term black Democrat Congressman from Alabama; he supported Barack Obama in 2008. In 2010, he was defeated by a Republican.

Whereupon, Davis went public with the charge that Democrats routinely cheated to win elections -- offering fine detail as to their methodology.

In 2012, he switched to the Republican party and moved to Virginia.

I'd venture the notion that he's legitimate.

13 posted on 08/17/2012 8:48:52 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Amntn; Fiji Hill
He actually heard black teachers telling students that Bush literally wanted to bring back slavery and some of the students actually believed it.

Where do people get these weird notions?

14 posted on 08/17/2012 8:56:09 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: chessplayer

It’s not Biden’s first attempt at being briliant:

http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/joebiden/a/top-10-biden-quotes.htm

“Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.” —Joe Biden, Athens, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2008

How can these people criticize Ryan?


15 posted on 08/17/2012 8:56:33 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

brilliant spelled wrong, typing too fast...


16 posted on 08/17/2012 8:57:35 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I LOVE that T-shirt! It so accurately displays how the MSM and the Obama campaign (which are one in the same) expect voters to feel.
17 posted on 08/17/2012 9:04:21 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: j_tull

Yes - he’s now campainging for Romany - the media is trying to soft peddle it -

wonder if he’s speak at the convention? That would get the word out


18 posted on 08/17/2012 9:23:52 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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To: chessplayer

When did Biden first use the word “y’all” anyway.
I bet he never uses it unless he is “down south”

Then everybody knows that African Americans were slaves in the south
thus looking out at a Black audience he has to say Y’all.


19 posted on 08/17/2012 9:33:28 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: chessplayer

It was calculated and deliberate.

I do not for a send believe that Biden was shooting from the hip. I believe this garbage was part of the script and read from the teleprompter..... all part of their game.


20 posted on 08/17/2012 10:23:30 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

send = second


21 posted on 08/17/2012 10:24:24 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: chessplayer
For those of you like me who don't know Arthur Davis


22 posted on 08/17/2012 10:52:21 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Amntn
My aunt (white) was a librarian at a black school in 1980. The day after Reagan won the election, my aunt said the many of the children came to school crying. She asked "what is the matter?" They told her - "Now we're gonna get shipped back to Africa!"

It turns out that all the black leaders were trying to encourage a big turnout amongst "their people" by frightening them. So much for the "Compassionate" liberal...

23 posted on 08/17/2012 11:02:12 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: chessplayer
It just bothers me to no end that the same State Run Media, who doesn't think what Biden said even deserves a mention, knows with every fiber of their being that if it had been a Republican who said that, they would have been beyond outraged, and this would have led every story from now until the election.

Hypocritical pieces of crap.

24 posted on 08/18/2012 1:57:45 AM PDT by libs_kma (When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool)
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To: chessplayer

“Every African-American in that audience knew who the y’all was”

SO Biden was using CodeWords?


25 posted on 08/18/2012 2:09:51 AM PDT by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: Gator113
BINGO!! OBama setting Biden up for FAILURE so he can put Hillary in!! THAT would be a game changer for sure and he knows it!!

I wish the Pubbies would stop ENCOURAGING it and saying how great Hillary is!

26 posted on 08/18/2012 3:15:16 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: chessplayer

Nice to see the old racist white guy gets a pass because he’s on the team.


27 posted on 08/18/2012 4:36:15 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: kearnyirish2
He won in 2008 by downplaying race; any mention of it now hurts him badly.
28 posted on 08/18/2012 4:57:24 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: chessplayer

Sorry, Artur —but YOUR peeps have become so illiterate by their own doing that they have NO clue that this administration is stoking the fires of class warfare and racism.


29 posted on 08/18/2012 6:13:59 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: kearnyirish2
Obama’s election proved that a lot of whites had moved past race and voted for a (half) black for president; Obama’s actions since then have proven the he and many other blacks have not. It doesn’t bode well for him.

I live in a rural county with demographics of 35-40% black people. One large and prosperous, rural black church had "Vote for Barack Obama", or something to that effect on its sign out front. So much for not being political........

30 posted on 08/18/2012 8:18:26 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: kearnyirish2
Obama’s election proved that a lot of whites had moved past race and voted for a (half) black for president; Obama’s actions since then have proven the he and many other blacks have not. It doesn’t bode well for him.

I live in a rural county with demographics of 35-40% black people. One large and prosperous, rural black church had "Vote for Barack Obama", or something to that effect on its sign out front. So much for not being political........

31 posted on 08/18/2012 8:18:40 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: The_Media_never_lie

“So much for not being political...”

I’ve never heard anyone even try to make the case that “black churches” were anything but political organizations; when is the last time a great theological mind emerged from a “black church”?


32 posted on 08/18/2012 8:41:56 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2
I’ve never heard anyone even try to make the case that “black churches” were anything but political organizations; when is the last time a great theological mind emerged from a “black church”?

So, if they are openly political organizations, why are they tax exempt?

Why then, are the white churches threatened with the loss of their tax exempt status (happens all the time)?

33 posted on 08/18/2012 9:13:52 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: The_Media_never_lie

“So, if they are openly political organizations, why are they tax exempt?

Why then, are the white churches threatened with the loss of their tax exempt status (happens all the time)?”

They are tax exempt because blacks continue to enjoy “preferred minority” status. As for “white churches”, they can go much farther than they do politically without endangering their tax-exempt status (in terms of preaching family values, against abortion, etc.); the fact that they don’t leads me to believe that their leadership simply doesn’t support those positions.


34 posted on 08/19/2012 8:00:40 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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