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Nearly Half Of Mississippi Republicans Think Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal
Talking Points Memo ^ | April 7, 2011, 4:18PM | Jon Terbush

Posted on 04/07/2011 6:45:19 PM PDT by rightcoast

Americans nationwide are evenly divided over the issue of same sex marriage. But Republicans in Mississippi are divided over a wholly different wedlock issue: interracial marriage.

In a PPP poll [pdf] released Thursday, a 46% plurality of registered Republican voters said they thought interracial marriage was not just wrong, but that it should be illegal. 40% said interracial marriage should be legal.

Gov. Haley Barbour, with a home state advantage in Mississippi, also topped PPP's survey of the GOP primary field at 37%, followed by Mike Huckabee at 19%, and Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich at 10%.

(Excerpt) Read more at tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: interracial; marriage; poll; racemixing
PPP released another poll [pdf] a month ago with the loaded claim that Americans supported Charlie Sheen for president over Sarah Palin, so take with a mega-grain of salt.
1 posted on 04/07/2011 6:45:24 PM PDT by rightcoast
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To: rightcoast

To the headline: BS


2 posted on 04/07/2011 6:46:59 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: rightcoast

It got us Obama, didn’t it.


3 posted on 04/07/2011 6:47:01 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: rightcoast

I call BS and racebaiting


4 posted on 04/07/2011 6:47:56 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rightcoast

PPP is the pollster for Daily Kos and the DNC.


5 posted on 04/07/2011 6:49:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: rightcoast

So, what do non-Republican Mississippians think? Odd poll to run. Unless you were trying to influence public opinion and smear Republicans.


6 posted on 04/07/2011 6:56:19 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: rightcoast
Only half?

Not good news.

7 posted on 04/07/2011 6:58:40 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: rightcoast

They must have asked only black republicans.


8 posted on 04/07/2011 7:01:18 PM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: rightcoast

I absolutely do NOT believe this!


9 posted on 04/07/2011 7:04:26 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: rightcoast

Oh bullshit... we do not give a damn about who other people choose to love... but what we do REFUSE to do any longer, is to pay for the children that others wish to have and cannot support. That is the issue that matters and that issue transcends race.

LLS


10 posted on 04/07/2011 7:11:56 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: rightcoast
BS. If anything attitudes have relaxed towards this in Mississippi in the 22 years I have been here.
11 posted on 04/07/2011 7:14:38 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: rightcoast

The commie ‘RATS ain’t got nothin’ to pimp but race. This is bull****. Total bull****!


12 posted on 04/07/2011 7:15:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How's that Keynesian economics working out for ya so far?)
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To: ejonesie22
Two things ~ (1) Yes, they are beginning to "ligthen up" in Mississippi ~ (that's a pun). (2) Way back when I was in the Infantry I served with guys from down there and they ALL got tans. I don't tan. All Mississippi guys got an advantage in the Souf'.

Not that tanning easily proves anything, but it does!

14 posted on 04/07/2011 7:17:42 PM PDT by muawiyah (Make America Safe For Amercans)
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To: rightcoast
Absolutely. Humans should not be allowed to marry sheep, or lobsters, or chickens. That is what 'inter-racial' marriage means, because we are all one race, the HUMAN race.

The absurd thing is, the way things are going, I'll probably be called out-dated and intolerant for even taking this position in a few years...

15 posted on 04/07/2011 7:18:52 PM PDT by Liberty1970 (Liberty, not License. Freedom, not Slavery.)
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To: rellik
it may be mixing up the gene pool, but it doesn't mix the racial pool - poles,scots and irish are part of the white racial pool last time I checked.

I think what the article was talking about was racial mixing as in white and black, not ethnic mixing with in one race.

17 posted on 04/07/2011 7:30:38 PM PDT by SamsFriend
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To: rightcoast

Somebody better alert Moses.


18 posted on 04/07/2011 7:31:08 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: rightcoast

This isn’t all that useful a statistic unless there are other states to compare it to, and some background information included as to in which states it’s most recently become legal. Breaking it down by race, and also comparing it to gradations of attitude might help too.

There was recently an interracial couple in Florida, if memory serves, where the woman was African-American, as were the two assailants looking to kill the man. They made it clear they attacked him because of that. I don’t know if those two would have been surveyed as thinking it should be against the law, but what they did was as bad as anything ever done in the South (or anywhere else), and I’d wager was far worse than anything in the heart of those Republican Mississippians who thought the old ways had some merit when looking at the results of all the new ways of doing and thinking about things.

Someone else also pointed out that taking a look at attitudes of Democrats in Mississippi on this should have been done too.


19 posted on 04/07/2011 7:35:33 PM PDT by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: rightcoast

I agree.......


20 posted on 04/07/2011 7:39:11 PM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 Blasphemy of them which say they're Israelites, and are not, but are the synaGOGue of Satan.)
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To: rightcoast
I call total BS. This is just a Leftist attack on the Republican party.

Black and White and Married in the Deep South: A Shifting Image

21 posted on 04/07/2011 7:51:49 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: rightcoast

Hogwash... all of it.


22 posted on 04/07/2011 7:54:20 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: yldstrk

Yep. Trying to racially smear Barber. I don’t want him anyway.


23 posted on 04/07/2011 8:02:29 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Mears

bfl


24 posted on 04/07/2011 8:07:27 PM PDT by Mears
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To: rightcoast

Before anyone get’s too excited.

Public Policy Polling is a Democrat Party polling organization.

It’s CEO Daniel Debnam is a big time Democrat party operative.

Just another example of Leftist Agit-Prop!


25 posted on 04/07/2011 8:10:52 PM PDT by PanzerKardinal (Some things are so idiotic only an intellectual would believe it.)
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To: rightcoast

Natural born citizens are the original descendants after the ratification of the Constitution.

The 14th Amendment is illegal.

I am from Mississippi.


26 posted on 04/07/2011 8:19:37 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: rightcoast

This got yanked the last time it was posted.


27 posted on 04/07/2011 8:21:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rightcoast

They’s miscegenated’ down there...they is!!


29 posted on 04/07/2011 8:34:56 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: LibLieSlayer

This sounds like a “punked” poll.

I would surmise that, if anything, voluntary inter-racial love affairs are marked by more, not less, consideration on how the marriage will do in the long term. It’s just not done on a casual fling, and would be less likely to produce virtual orphans.


30 posted on 04/07/2011 8:45:24 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: rightcoast

Interracial marriage is one thing, but what about interracial SEX?


31 posted on 04/07/2011 8:49:17 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: svcw

What’s scarier is that the people who have commented have fallen for the blatant race baiting and republican bashing, hook, line and sinker.


32 posted on 04/07/2011 9:13:05 PM PDT by Thidwick
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To: rightcoast

There are over a million registered republicans in Mississippi. PublicPolicyPolling ( an American Democratic Party-affiliated polling firm—source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Policy_Polling ) only polled 400 of them and 46% alledgedly are for banning interracial marriage. So, out of over a million reg repubs in MS, the liberals managed to find 186 that are for banning interracial marriage. Hey, I bet I can find more registered liberals than that in the closest prison I can find.


33 posted on 04/07/2011 9:18:05 PM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: rightcoast

They forgot to mention the poll was of Black Republicans.


34 posted on 04/07/2011 10:13:30 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: 2harddrive
We do have a major problem in America with unwed mothers... many have mixed race kids... and they will almost all be raised on welfare and handouts. I will tell you about a young woman with no husband... three kids (brats all)... 19 years old... I was sitting in a Vet's office and overheard her cell conversation. She had to leave the two Pitt Bull puppies and go look at a larger apartment that section 8 housing has found for her... she had to check with her lawyer about her “welfare” monies and then she was going to Best Buy to pick up her new flat panel TV. She was driving an Escalade.

LLS

35 posted on 04/08/2011 4:29:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: svcw; daniel1212; MarkBsnr

True — I bet it was leading questions like the Pew questionnaire


36 posted on 04/08/2011 5:27:36 AM PDT by Cronos
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To: SamsFriend
white racial pool

There is no "white" race. There are Caucasians who are Semites (brown), Dravidians (brown to nearly black) and Aryans/Indo-Europeans (white to brown to dark brown).

37 posted on 04/08/2011 5:29:17 AM PDT by Cronos
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To: bigheadfred
It got us Obama, didn’t it.

You going to run out and jail Clarence Thomas and his wife?

38 posted on 04/08/2011 5:42:04 AM PDT by K-Stater
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To: rightcoast

Wait, they polled every single Republican??? I bet that took a while.


39 posted on 04/08/2011 5:52:43 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: svcw; daniel1212; Cronos
Wiki has an interesting view of PPP:

Public Policy Polling (PPP) is an American Democratic Party-affiliated polling firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina.[1][2][3] PPP was founded in 2001 by businessman and Democratic pollster Dean Debnam, the firm's current president and chief executive officer

'Nuff said? Ever wonder why they didn't do an equivalent poll to the Democrats? The Democrats remember the near-shellacking they got in 2010, and since all indications are that the shellacking will be real in 2012, they are doing their best to head Republican votes off at the pass; and to detour the 'moderate' vote by hook or by crook.

40 posted on 04/08/2011 5:57:03 AM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so..)
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To: Cronos
"...and Aryans/Indo-Europeans (white to brown to dark brown)..."

My Hanky, the Christmas Poo, says sometimes they're brown or greenish-brown also.

41 posted on 04/08/2011 6:34:28 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: I Buried My Guns

nah, that’s only the alien Aryans


42 posted on 04/08/2011 6:39:20 AM PDT by Cronos
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To: K-Stater

Nah. He deserves a white wife.

Just as Obama deserves the wookie he’s married to.


43 posted on 04/08/2011 1:04:35 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: bigheadfred
So would you break up Angela McGlowan and John Venners?
44 posted on 04/11/2011 10:16:57 AM PDT by LightningStriker2010
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To: Jaidyn

Doubt it since black Republicans are more likely to marry outside of their race than any other group.


45 posted on 04/11/2011 10:19:39 AM PDT by LightningStriker2010
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To: LightningStriker2010
I.Doubt it since black Republicans are more likely to marry outside of their race than any other group.

I don't know the stats, and don't know any republicans who think it should be illegal. If they did a survey asking only democrats, then, I reckon it would be much higher. From what I observed, more blacks are against mixed marriages than whites, so maybe they asked black republicans? Who knows?

46 posted on 04/11/2011 10:55:14 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: Jaidyn

This survey concluded that 85% of blacks were in favor of mixed marriages compared to 75% of whites:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/28417/most-americans-approve-interracial-marriages.aspx


47 posted on 04/11/2011 11:13:38 AM PDT by LightningStriker2010
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To: LightningStriker2010

Nah, I only are agin homosickuall types from agettin’ married. Tain’t right.

Obama wants to marry a wookie, he can.


48 posted on 04/11/2011 3:57:15 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: traditional1

There are plenty of us race mixers on FR.


49 posted on 04/15/2011 11:48:02 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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To: shield

You agree that interracial marriage should be illegal?


50 posted on 04/15/2011 11:58:19 PM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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