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  • Blacks, whites hear Obama differently(dog whistle politics?)

    03/03/2009 6:03:20 AM PST · by Califreak · 12 replies · 951+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/3/09 | NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON
    On his pre-inaugural visit to Ben’s Chili Bowl, a landmark for Washington’s African-American community, President Barack Obama was asked by a cashier if he wanted his change back. “Nah, we straight,” Obama replied. The phrase was so subtle some listeners missed it. The reporter on pool duty quoted Obama as saying, “No, we’re straight.” But many other listeners did not miss it. A video of the exchange became an Internet hit, and there was a clear moment of recognition among many blacks, who got a kick out of their Harvard-educated president sounding, as one commenter wrote on a hip-hop site,...
  • Fewer whites vote for Obama in Alabama than anywhere else

    11/12/2008 11:59:02 AM PST · by pissant · 102 replies · 2,795+ views
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | 11/12/08 | Tom Stevens
    TUSCALOOSA | Don't tell Bill Maher, but the vote among the white electorate in Alabama for president elect Barack Obama was the lowest in the county at only 10 percent. From an analysis by MSNBC: "We took a look at Obama's performance with white voters in all 50 states. In 13 of them, Obama received less than 35% of the white vote. His three lowest performing states: Alabama (10%), Mississippi (11%), and Louisiana (14%). The other 10: GA (23%), SC (26%), TX (26%), OK (29%), AR (30%), UT (31%), AK (32%), WY (32%), ID (33%), and TN (34%). On the...
  • Whites and Wal-Mart women give John McCain hope

    11/01/2008 5:40:05 PM PDT · by melt · 45 replies · 1,208+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | 11/2/08 | Tony Allen-Mills
    They have been sprouting across the front lawns of western Pennsylvania, just enough of them among the Hallowe’en ghouls and zombie decorations to give John McCain the ghost of a chance. The signs read, “Another Democrat for McCain”. They are to be found at the homes of women like Eileen Kettelberg, a factory worker who has been a Democrat all her life but will not vote for Barack Obama because she believes he insulted Hillary Clinton – and, by extension, all Democratic women – by failing to pick her as his running mate. There is another one outside Joyce Wiczorek’s...
  • Polls: White support for Obama at historic level (Obamanation barf!)

    10/24/2008 6:24:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies · 1,252+ views
    politico.com ^ | October 24, 2008 | DAVID PAUL KUHN
    Barack Obama, the first black major party nominee, is positioned to win the largest share of white voters of any Democrat in more than three decades, according to an exclusive Politico analysis of recent Gallup and Pew Research Center polling. The most recent two weeks of Gallup polling, which includes roughly 13,000 interviews, show 44 percent of non-Hispanic white voters presently support Obama — the highest number for a Democrat since 47 percent of whites backed Jimmy Carter in 1976. Until the stock market swoon in mid-September, Obama had never reached 40 percent among white voters. No Democrat has won...
  • Obama: White People Don't Like to Pay Taxes Because they Know the Taxes Will Go to Inner City Kids

    10/24/2008 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 143 replies · 4,732+ views
    Via Gateway Pundit this video of some of Obama's previously undeclared views on race relations has apparently surfaced...
  • Talking to white people. Not scare them, don't make any sudden moves,don't appear radical”

    10/20/2008 5:13:16 PM PDT · by indianyogi · 18 replies · 1,974+ views
    These are Obama words, thanks to a Freeper! “How I learned to talk to white people is to not scare them... don't make any sudden moves... don't appear radical...” http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2110618/posts
  • Obama leads among white independents

    10/17/2008 4:04:25 PM PDT · by Hadean · 52 replies · 1,927+ views
    Politico ^ | 10-17-2008 | DAVID PAUL KUHN
    Barack Obama has taken a slight lead with white independent voters for the first time in the presidential race, positioning him to capture a key demographic group that has eluded recent Democratic nominees, according to a Politico analysis of independent voting patterns. According to Gallup’s weekly average of some 6,400 registered voters, Obama now holds a 45 percent-43 percent edge over Republican John McCain with white independents. About eight in 10 independents are white. Should Obama’s support hold, he is positioned to become the first Democrat to win white independents in a two-man race since the advent of exit polling....
  • For Obama To Win He needs 40% of The White Vote

    10/16/2008 9:52:59 AM PDT · by jveritas · 104 replies · 2,172+ views
    October 16 2008 | jveritas
    In order for Obama to win the elections he needs to have at least 40% of the White Vote. During the 2008 democrat primaries he averaged between 34% to 37% of the white vote. From the 2004 election data 77% of the voters were white and they voted 58% for President Bush and 41% for John Kerry. Blacks made up 11% of the electorate and voted 88% for Kerry and 11% for President Bush. Hispanics made up 8% of the voters and voted 53% for John Kerry and 44% for President Bush. The remaining 4% voted 55% for John Kerry...
  • Pollsters Debate 'Bradley Effect'

    10/11/2008 7:29:09 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 43 replies · 1,537+ views
    Not long ago, it was considered political gospel: Be wary of polls when an election involves an African American candidate, because many whites will voice support but then vote for the white opponent. Now, poll-watchers are asking whether that could be skewing the numbers as Democrat Barack Obama, the first African American presidential nominee, moves ahead of Republican John McCain. Most experts say they do not believe that the phenomenon, known as the "Bradley effect," is at work in this election. But some disagree. And if the effect has disappeared, it is not clear whether that is because polling techniques...
  • McCain losing ground with working-class whites (AP Barf alert)

    10/10/2008 2:07:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies · 1,108+ views
    AP/pennlive ^ | October 10, 2008 | Kimberly Hefling
    <p>KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) The steel mills and coal mines of western Pennsylvania helped fuel the nation's economic engine. Today, old factory shells and boarded-up storefronts stand as bleak reminders of those once-prosperous times.</p> <p>But the voters in working-class enclaves such as this still are a sought-after prize in presidential politics, and many are belatedly coming around to Democratic nominee Barack Obama.</p>
  • Bigotry could determine election outcome

    10/03/2008 10:37:27 AM PDT · by ancientart · 46 replies · 1,262+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | October 3, 2008 | Art Marmorstein
    Back in the 1980s, one of the top-level swimmers in California adopted a rather unusual method of getting himself psyched up for his events. Half an hour before his race, he'd start chanting softly to himself, “I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win.” His chants gradually got louder and louder, and, from the time he entered the ready area until he took his place on the starting block, everyone around him was treated to his constant mantra, “I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win.” The strategy worked to a certain extent. His chanting often threw competitors...
  • Blacks, whites show prejudices along racial divide

    09/28/2008 1:25:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 1,332+ views
    The Belleville News-Democrat/The Associated Press ^ | September 28, 2008 | Ron Fournier and Errin Haines
    DETROIT --The Classic Creations barber shop sits empty, surrounded by drunks and shuttered storefronts just two blocks from the manicured lawns of Grosse Pointe Park. The contrast isn't lost on LaVar Anthony, a young barber who speaks in riddles of race, class and politics. "What's already understood," he says without looking up from his Ebony magazine, "don't need to be explained." But when it comes to race, what is understood? And what is misunderstood? And how can it be that in 2008 - 143 years after slavery was abolished, decades after the civil rights movement - an AP-Yahoo News poll...
  • Older voters' racial bias may have medical reason

    09/27/2008 11:01:41 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 45 replies · 1,302+ views
    The personality is familiar to us all: the sweet old aunt, the loving grandfather or the generous widow down the street, each of them unfailingly kind toward friends and family but given to flights of shocking prejudice when the conversation turns toward ethnic groups to which they don't belong. Often the response is a nervous laugh, a wan smile or a hasty effort to change the subject. We assume that old people are the products of less-enlightened times; they're unlikely to change; and their comments, however ugly, are largely innocuous. Now, though, in the midst of the nation's first presidential...
  • Dems: Obama needs more white support

    09/24/2008 7:52:56 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 50 replies · 295+ views
    UPI ^ | 9-24-08 | Staff
    U.S. Democratic Party moderates are warning that presidential nominee Barack Obama needs to gain more support from white voters to win in November. A draft report from the Democratic Leadership Council, leaked to the Washington Web site Politico Wednesday, contends that while Obama, a freshman U.S. senator from Illinois, will likely increase turnout from blacks, self-described liberals and young voters, it may not be enough to offset weaknesses among middle-class white voters, particularly men. Those votes will be necessary for Obama to defeat Republican opponent Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the study says. It contends that Obama hasn't done enough...
  • Will Prejudice Trump Economy For Voters? (most pathetic attempt in playing the race card)

    09/20/2008 5:56:43 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 47 replies · 269+ views
    cbs ^ | 9/20/2008 | cbs
    (CBS/AP) How America votes could come down to the economy, and that could be especially true in many of the so-called battleground states where voters have been hit hard economically. But a new AP-Yahoo News poll shows that race could also play a big role in how some voters make their choice - and this may not bode well for Barack Obama. According to the poll released Saturday, a little over one-third of white Democrats and independents agreed with at least one negative adjective about blacks, and they are less likely to vote for Obama than those who don't hold...
  • Poll: White Democrats may pose problem for Obama

    09/20/2008 2:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 290+ views
    One News Now/The Associated Press ^ | September 20, 2008 | Ron Fournier and Trevor Tompson
    An AP-Yahoo News poll has found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks - many calling them "lazy," "violent" or responsible for their own troubles. The poll, conducted with Stanford University, suggests that the percentage of voters who may turn away from Obama because of his race could easily be larger than the final difference between the candidates in 2004 - about two and one-half percentage points. Certainly, Republican John McCain has his own obstacles: He's an ally of an unpopular president and would be the nation's oldest first-term president. But Obama faces this: 40 percent of all...
  • A New Poll Reveals Racist Democrats May Sink Obama’s Presidential Bid

    09/20/2008 12:50:20 PM PDT · by Quaker · 35 replies · 140+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Sept. 20, 2008 | Quaker
    Racist Democrats could sink Barack Obama’s chances for the Presidency. A Yahoo Survey partnering with AP discloses that the Democrats are one of Obama’s biggest problems. Will the MSM pick up on this?
  • Poll: Racial misgivings of whites an Obama issue

    09/20/2008 12:09:06 PM PDT · by GVnana · 83 replies · 178+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 9/20/2008 | Ron Fournier and Trevor Tompson
    Sep 20 01:11 PM US/Eastern By RON FOURNIER and TREVOR TOMPSON Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) - Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks—many calling them "lazy," "violent" or responsible for their own troubles. The poll, conducted with Stanford University, suggests that the percentage of voters who may turn away from Obama because of his race could easily be larger than the final difference between the candidates in 2004—about 2.5 percentage points. Certainly, Republican John...
  • Poll: Racial views steer some away from Obama

    09/20/2008 9:16:12 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 5 replies · 146+ views
    One-third of polled white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks WASHINGTON - Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks — many calling them "lazy," "violent" or responsible for their own troubles. The poll, conducted with Stanford University, suggests that the percentage of voters who may turn away from Obama because of his race could easily be larger than the final difference between the candidates in 2004 — about two and one-half percentage points. Certainly, Republican...
  • Racial Views Steer White Democrats Away From Obama

    09/20/2008 5:52:08 AM PDT · by TypeZoNegative · 133 replies · 675+ views
    Yahell News ^ | 9/20/2008 | RON FOURNIER and TREVOR TOMPSON
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