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Racism alarms Obama's backers
Washington Post ^ | May. 13, 2008 | Kevin Merida

Posted on 05/13/2008 5:12:38 AM PDT by RU88

WASHINGTON - Danielle Ross was alone in an empty room at the Obama campaign headquarters in Kokomo, Ind., a cellphone in one hand, a voter call list in the other. She was stretched out on the carpeted floor wearing laceless sky-blue Converses, stories from the trail on her mind. It was the day before Indiana's primary, and she had just been chased by dogs while canvassing in a Kokomo suburb. But that was not the worst thing to occur since she postponed her sophomore year at Middle Tennessee State University, in part to hopscotch America stumping for Barack Obama.

Here's the worst: In Muncie, a factory town in the east-central part of Indiana, Ross and her cohorts were soliciting support for Obama at malls, on street corners and in a Wal-Mart parking lot, and they ran into "a horrible response," as Ross put it, a level of anti-black sentiment that none of them had anticipated.

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And so it begins...the MSM effort to closet every living soul who refuses to admit the magificance of the false messiah as a racist.
1 posted on 05/13/2008 5:12:38 AM PDT by RU88
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To: RU88

I bet if you polled the student population at “empty shoe” (MTSU), you would find that the chick in the lede to this story is about the only Obama supporter in the place.


2 posted on 05/13/2008 5:15:54 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: RU88

I guess they are not talking about “Reverend Wright’s” racism.


3 posted on 05/13/2008 5:16:04 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: RU88

Well, it IS the only reason to not vote for Obama, right? (and before anyone can misinterpret) </sarc>


4 posted on 05/13/2008 5:16:08 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: RU88

Oh, so Democrats are racists, huh??


5 posted on 05/13/2008 5:18:04 AM PDT by Obadiah (I dream of the day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned!)
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To: RU88
“she had just been chased by dogs while canvassing in a Kokomo suburb”

Couldn't help but giggle.

6 posted on 05/13/2008 5:18:21 AM PDT by angelsonmyside
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To: RU88
It is easy to target those who won't vote for Obama because of his race, but ignore the motives of those who will vote for Obama because of his race.
7 posted on 05/13/2008 5:21:03 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: RU88

Oh, you mean the racism of Obama’s pal the Rev Wright?


8 posted on 05/13/2008 5:21:27 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: angelsonmyside

Probably the two arthritic Pomeranians owned by an elderly lady who supports Hillary.


9 posted on 05/13/2008 5:22:15 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (If my dog had hands, he could be a surgeon. He's already smart enough.)
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To: RU88
On the one hand, this article is trying to say, "You must vote for Obama in order to prove that you are not a racist".

On the other hand, this article plays right into Hillary's strategy: "This man is not electable and will lose in November".

10 posted on 05/13/2008 5:24:09 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Et si omnes ego non)
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To: RU88
In Muncie, a factory town in the east-central part of Indiana, Ross and her cohorts were soliciting support for Obama at malls, on street corners and in a Wal-Mart parking lot, and they ran into "a horrible response," as Ross put it, a level of anti-black sentiment that none of them had anticipated.

Boo hoo. You want racism or "anti-black sentiment"? Just mention the name "Clarence Thomas" to a leftist.

11 posted on 05/13/2008 5:25:27 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: RU88

Yeah...the abject racism of Obama’s mentor and his minions scares the hell out of me too...


12 posted on 05/13/2008 5:25:46 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: RU88

PMS-NBC is telling whites that unless they vote for Nobama they are racists. Black racism, however, is given a pass. 95% of blacks voted for Nobama, but that’s not racist - it’s black tribal behavior (aka: “Black Community.” Come November and the privacy of the voting booth, I believe that there will be a huge backlash on Nobama from the “White Community.”


13 posted on 05/13/2008 5:26:22 AM PDT by Eurale
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To: RU88

“Racism alarms Obama’s backers.”

I understand completely.

The deep and obsessive racism of many blacks “alarms” me too....


14 posted on 05/13/2008 5:27:07 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: RU88

I think one of Senator Obama’s closest supporters—Oprah Winfrey—will likely come to the rescue of the Senator. I don’t think she’s too thrilled about the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s rantings, either.


15 posted on 05/13/2008 5:28:14 AM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: RU88
Let say it here before someone beats me to it.

I will never vote for a black person who was raised to hate America during his or her early years, then taught to hate white people by his or her minister for the last twenty years.

16 posted on 05/13/2008 5:29:25 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: RU88

I am the one I have been waiting for...


...but I am the one who YOU are going to get.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH


17 posted on 05/13/2008 5:29:47 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Obadiah

*snicker*


18 posted on 05/13/2008 5:29:47 AM PDT by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....)
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To: RU88

What do you expect from “typical white people”?


19 posted on 05/13/2008 5:31:14 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.)
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To: RU88

Why are whites who wont vote for Obama racists when 90%+ of all blacks who are voting for Obama are just displaying their pride?


20 posted on 05/13/2008 5:31:50 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: windsorknot
This is the MSM’s attempt to explain away the beat down he received in PA, as well as what he will receive in WV and KY. Ya have to love it. They are so so predictable.
21 posted on 05/13/2008 5:32:12 AM PDT by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: RU88

If the NO!bama campaigners want to find some real trouble, they should try campaigning around here!


22 posted on 05/13/2008 5:35:20 AM PDT by Randy Papadoo
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To: RU88

READ B.O. Hussein’s writings and Rants and You quickly find
B.O. Hussein is the primary Ringleader of RACISM! B.O. Hussein is trying to hide his on Extreme Racism over the many long past years. Remember, he Loves the new Pastor of “His” Chicago church. The new Pastor makes rev. Wright look main stream!!!!!


23 posted on 05/13/2008 5:36:24 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: RU88

But I thought this was going to be a BIG democrat year!


24 posted on 05/13/2008 5:38:04 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatives live in the truth. Liberals live in lies.)
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To: RU88
One caller, Switzer remembers, said he couldn't possibly vote for Obama and concluded: "Hang that darky from a tree!"

Is this for real? I'm skeptical.

25 posted on 05/13/2008 5:41:30 AM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: RU88
BO was originally billed as a "black" candidate. Then was billed as "too black or too white". Etc. What he offers in the way of what he will do for America is fluff, outside of his handlers, minions, and the press who continue to bill him as a Black.

So, reactions against his "blackness" are billed now as "racism". Gee, whadda suprise, eh?

Ward Connerly championed CA's Prop 209's -- Repealing Preferential Quotas (Affirmative Action) involving state monies. The press beat the living snot out of him, and the black groups called him an Uncle Tom. Cartoonists portrayed him wearing a white KKK hood. Ya think the same squawking now about "racism" encountered against BO were fighting off the grotesque treatment of Ward Connerly? Eh?

Obama is billed and promoted as "black", and his supporters are shocked, I tell you *shocked* that people are responding DIRECTLY to EXACTLY the issue his handlers have promoted. And now wanna cry crocadile tears over "all that racism goin on..."

Fer cryin' out loud! BO hasn't really supplied anything of substance for people to respond to on ISSUES. They have been told repeatedly it's all about our "First Black President".

The BO Platform (of Race) is equivalent to a "When Did you Stop Beating Your Wife" set-up.

And this coverage of "reactions" to the "Blackness of Obama" campaign would be funny if it weren't so pathetically stupid and campaign serving.

26 posted on 05/13/2008 5:41:46 AM PDT by Alia
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To: RU88
For all the hope and excitement Obama's candidacy is generating,

Made as a statement of fact from the "objective" reporter.

27 posted on 05/13/2008 5:42:52 AM PDT by libertylover (How does enabling Mrs. Clinton or Obama help The United States of America?)
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To: MBB1984
"I guess they are not talking about “Reverend Wright’s” racism"

That is correct! Racism was never interjected into the campaign until BO's spiritual advisor Rev.Wright brought it in and BO didn't reject it outright. It festered into a 'blacks blame whitey' for everything bad that ever happened to themselves. The chickens have come home to roost and it's way past time.

28 posted on 05/13/2008 5:45:55 AM PDT by moonman
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To: Obadiah
Oh, so Democrats are racists, huh??

Exactly. They are phoning, canvassing PRIMARY voters.

29 posted on 05/13/2008 5:46:40 AM PDT by sportutegrl (Do I really need a sarcasm tag for this?)
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To: RayChuang88

His rantings are probably what caused her to quit going to that church. If the public found out, she would lose the ratings to the boatload of non-black viewers. She has been awfully silent lately, which makes me think she is second guessing her stumping for Obama with the Wright scandal.


30 posted on 05/13/2008 5:46:54 AM PDT by Southerngl
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To: RU88

Hillary’s people are still at it. It’s a “two-fer”: They sabotage Obama, and lay the blame on America being too racist to be ready for a black President yet


31 posted on 05/13/2008 5:47:50 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." — George Orwell)
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To: Jeff Head

Is BO a smoker?


32 posted on 05/13/2008 5:48:34 AM PDT by moonman
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To: moonman

Yes!


33 posted on 05/13/2008 5:54:45 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: RU88

Way back when it was apparent that Obambi was a contender, I tried to get any lib that I knew to make this bet with me, even with odds.

If Obama is the nominee, the dhimmirats will run on the idea that anyone that doesn’t support him is a racist.

No takers. They know who they are.


34 posted on 05/13/2008 5:56:45 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: RU88
And so it begins...the MSM effort to closet every living soul who refuses to admit the magificance of the false messiah as a racist.


35 posted on 05/13/2008 5:57:40 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: RU88

Obama is black? What next, Kerry served in Vietnam?


36 posted on 05/13/2008 5:57:49 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: denydenydeny
Just mention the name "Clarence Thomas" to a leftist.

You'll not hear more disgust or contempt than you will from a leftist victim black person when you mention that you would vote for someone like Clarence Thomas for president.

37 posted on 05/13/2008 5:58:37 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: RU88

Always a trusty left-wing Washington Post calling card - the dark fear of racists, Nazis, so-called extremist Christians, etc... just lurking around the corner to upset their Golden Boy Obama.


38 posted on 05/13/2008 5:59:17 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: HoosierHawk
Is this for real? I'm skeptical.

False claims of racism are more common than the real thing. Especially in a case like this where there is no way to verify.

39 posted on 05/13/2008 6:00:01 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Always Right
Obama is black? What next, Kerry served in Vietnam?

Now you're just making stuff up!

Huh? He did? Really?

Who knew?

40 posted on 05/13/2008 6:00:29 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: moonman

There was a funny op-ed by some Obama campaign person in the WSJ the other day.

One of the points that he made was that Obama clearly holds opposite views to Rev Wright.

Oh... had to stop right there and laugh.


42 posted on 05/13/2008 6:01:00 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: RU88

And where is the alarm over Barry’s 20 year relationship with a racist?


43 posted on 05/13/2008 6:01:32 AM PDT by rintense (McCain can pound sand.)
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To: RU88

It ain’t the racism, baby, it’s that other “ism” that worries me: socialism.


44 posted on 05/13/2008 6:02:40 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: arbooz

Ooooo boy... now you’ve done it.

Heck, the DUmmies are already claiming that calling him “Barry” was racist.

If they see someone comparing him to a big eared cartoon monkey, their heads will explode.


45 posted on 05/13/2008 6:02:43 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: RU88
Danielle Ross was alone in an empty room at the Obama campaign headquarters in Kokomo, Ind., a cellphone in one hand, a voter call list in the other. She was stretched out on the carpeted floor wearing laceless sky-blue Converses, stories from the trail on her mind. It was the day before Indiana's primary, and she had just been chased by dogs while canvassing in a Kokomo suburb. But that was not the worst thing to occur since she postponed her sophomore year at Middle Tennessee State University, ...

When massive intercontinental nuclear war breaks out, this is the kind of reporter that will start the story with "83 year old widow Ms. Georgia Halbrun took her black pomeranian Winkles for a walk down 4th Street as she has every morning for the last 15 years ..."

46 posted on 05/13/2008 6:12:30 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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"...some of his field workers, phone-bank volunteers and campaign surrogates are encountering a raw racism and hostility that have gone largely unnoticed -- and unreported -- this election season. Doors have been slammed in their faces. They've been called racially derogatory names (including the white volunteers). And they've endured malicious rants and ugly stereotyping from people.

Now they know what it feels like to be a Republican in a country controlled by a left-wing moonbat liberal media.

47 posted on 05/13/2008 6:13:49 AM PDT by avacado
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To: RU88

Between this and the West VA story earlier, the template is in place. Anyone not supporting BHO is a racist.

This year may get very, very ugly in America.


48 posted on 05/13/2008 6:13:59 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: RU88

They have got it pretty good because any criticism of Barry will be called racism.


49 posted on 05/13/2008 6:15:48 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: RU88

There are racists in our country. It’s a fact. The rants of these fools in the MSNBC report are as ugly and evil as the ones by Jeremiah Wright and his ilk.

I don’t give a damn what color Obama is- I believe he’s a marxist and that is why he’s not suited to be our president.


50 posted on 05/13/2008 6:19:03 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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