Skip to comments.4 Years Later, Race Is Still Issue for Some Voters (It's not called enemedia for nothing!)
Posted on 05/03/2012 9:12:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio This is the land of die-hard Democrats mill workers, coal miners and union members. They have voted party line for generations, forming a reliable constituency for just about any Democrat who decides to run for office.
But when it comes to President Obama, a small part of this constituency balks.
Certain precincts in this county are not going to vote for Obama, said John Corrigan, clerk of courts for Jefferson County, who was drinking coffee in a furniture shop downtown one morning last week with a small group of friends, retired judges and civil servants. I dont want to say it, but we all know why.
A retired state employee, Jason Foreman, interjected, Ill say it: its because hes black.
For nearly three and a half years, a black family has occupied the White House, and much of the time what has been most remarkable about that fact is how unremarkable it has become to the country. While Mr. Obama will always be known to the history books as the countrys first black president, his mixed-race heritage has only rarely surfaced in visible and explicit ways amid the tumult of a deep recession, two wars and shifting political currents....
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
It’s all about the melanometrics..
Sausage, maybe. Bacon most definitely.
The guy has f’d up everything he has touched, impoverished us all, humbled a great nation, can’t put two words without a teleprompter and sounds like a moron even when he’s reading from a script.
But I must be a racist not to want him as president.
Can we please have back the disastrous George Bush economy Obama inherited?
“This is the land of die-hard Democrats mill workers, coal miners and union members. They have voted party line for generations, forming a reliable constituency for just about any Democrat”
So sad that miners may be stupid enough to believe the Democrats union shit...
I was thinking bratwurst more than breakfast sausage, but as for bacon, thickly cut and well-smoked with hickory and a touch of apple wood I suspect we are in complete agreement.
Or Israel. ???
This article is a strawman- a “small minority” across the spectrum, save for blacks, won’t vote for the guy on the basis of race, either.
This is a scared sh* tless NYT resurrecting a dead horse to bank against their boy’s failure.
I seem to remember 2002-2006 being pretty good years economically. Most everyone had decent jobs, money to spend, businesses were humming, etc. Am I wrong?
You don't see any HW signs of any kind hardly anymore.
Now you have done it!
How will I wait for breakfast and perfect crispy BACON??
And why shouldn’t it be when 98% of one race votes for its own kind, the president and attorney general play racial/racist politics. And their supporters make race the issue in everything?
NYT . such hypocritical dumbasses
OK. Racism AND voter fraud. They have two cards to play.
They are right. I won’t. Vote for him because of his color...Red!
Forget that his 4 years have been an Epic Fail, with the worst economy since the Great Depression. If you dont vote for him, its because your rascist.
Yeah that’s it: I’m against him because he’s black.
You can tell I judge everyone by skin color because I’m white.
When liberals say this, they are lying and THEY KNOW THEY ARE LYING. A simple thought experiment is sufficient to establish this. Suppose we had a credible black candidate, who hated abortion and homosexuality, upheld the 2nd amendment, abhorred communism, supported realistic measures to get out of debt, wanted to secure the border, etc.... how would all these "racists" vote. ALL LIBERALS know that 100% of the Tea Party patriots would vote FOR such a black man.
Our problem with Obama is that he is IN THE WRONG, on every issue of substance. The accusation of "racism" against us, for opposing him, is NEVER made in good faith, it is ALWAYS a conscious intentional slander, made because the liberals do not have, and know they do not have, any actual substantive arguments.
I have lost all patience with liberals. The last 3 years have shown beyond all doubt, that liberalism is the philosophy of those who are INTENTIONALLY LYING for illegitimate gain, period, end of story. Liberalism is NOT... NOT EVER.... an honest mistake by a good hearted person. It CAN"T be. By now, they CAN'T NOT KNOW that they are wrong. They are not stupid, they are not misguided, they are DEVILS in human form.
Look on the bright side. We only lose if Obozo keeps his office.
Oh, wait -- Romney's still running, isn't he?
And how about this for a newsflash for Steubenville, Ohio, DimRats and The New York Times: So would the hardhat voters they're complaining about.
Fifty cents says these are the same voters the NYT and other MediaRats called "hardhats" (note the mild put-down) when they voted for George C. Wallace in 1968, and "Reagan Democrats" when they voted for Ronnie Reagan 12 years later.
The problem the 'Rats have with these guys is that they're Americans first, and they never stopped being Americans, no matter how many times they were harangued by Left agitators and "authority figures" and "opinionmakers" .... because they know that America has always been more right, and more centered, than any UMC leftist who ever dunked a crumpet or slurped white wine.
Couldn’t possibly be that coal miners are becoming aware of his war on their livelihood?
I live in Steubenville. Jefferson County went Republcan in 2008 for the first time in decades. We are a very heavy Democrat county, full of pro-union people who think all our problems will be solved by electing Dems. We are also the county seet and Ohio gets better welfare benefits than West Virginia so we have tons of welfare people here. In fact, I can’t even go grocery shopping on the first of the month. What the gentlemen are saying is quite true. However, it was racist Dems who did not vote for obama. Republicans were voting against socialism.