Skip to comments.Former Obama Campaign Co-Chair: Every African-American ‘Knew What Buttons’ Biden ‘Was Trying to
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 Bidens rally in Danville, Va., knew who the yall was and knew what buttons he was trying to push by talking about chains.
If I can be direct, Ive spoken to a few African-American audiences in my day. Every African-American in that audience knew who the yall 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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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.
Indeed, it is. The notion of bringing back slavery is about as absurd as the notion of bringing back feudalism.
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.
An old, white man with hair plugs playing the race card. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so damn sad and pathetic.
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.
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.
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.
We need Joe Biden to stay on the Obama Dream Ream Team. Check out this Video:
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.
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.
Where do people get these weird notions?
It’s not Biden’s first attempt at being briliant:
“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?
brilliant spelled wrong, typing too fast...
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
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.
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.
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