Saturday, September 20, 2008

How Odd

The headline says that Racial views steer some white Dems away from Obama. But go a bit further into the article and the writer gives a completely different story. Yes there are some who will not vote for him because of his skin color just like there are those who are voting for him only because of his skin color.

The real problem is mentioned farther down.

Race is not the biggest factor driving Democrats and independents away from Obama. Doubts about his competency loom even larger, the poll indicates. More than a quarter of all Democrats expressed doubt that Obama can bring about the change they want, and they are likely to vote against him because of that.

Three in 10 of those Democrats who don't trust Obama's change-making credentials say they plan to vote for McCain.

Of course it's easier just to cry race.

I have said it before and I mean it. There are black Americans and women that I would vote for in any office, but Obama is not one of them. He is way too far to the left. His "cures" for society's ills are worse than the disease.


Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

The person who creates headline blurbs may feel the need to "sensationalize" it, to draw readers into the article; but they certainly should not be misleading readers about the contents. It happens all the time.

I remember one USA article about the number of troops deserting under the Bush Administration. If you only read the headline, you would not know from the article that it's a lower number than any other time in our history.

As far as the race factor, I truly think that most Americans are beyond race; and that the majority who are voting based upon race, are doing so for Obama.

Of course, I have nothing to back that up with, and could be entirely wrong. But I do believe this to be true in areas like LA and NYC- areas with diversity and some intellectual liberal elitism.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I agree with Wordsmith but I have nothing to back it up with either. It's just that I don't know anyone who could truly be called racist, but that doesn't mean there aren't a lot of them out there.

Personally, I think there are more racists in Obama's camp than there are in McCain's, but one thing is for certain, Shoprat, Obama's cures truly are worse than the disease!

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wordsmith, I know far too many people making the decision on race alone. Obama is not the cure, his is the disease! He is unfortunately the virus we have to possibly deal with if he is elected. I am a conservative Republican voting for Ron Paul, but I believe that if I was a democrat, I would have selected Hillary over Barack, though I believe she is the more evil of the two (2). Yet, she has better experience.

10:27 AM  
Blogger benning said...

Why, Shoprat, you execrable racist!


10:29 AM  
Blogger Z said...

good piece, shoprat.

Wordsmith is right but forgot the part that MANY soldiers (either 1 or 2,000,I've forgotten now) reenlisted IN Saddam's castle in Baghdad on July 4th! Wouldn't you think THAT should be "FAIR AND BLANCED" news ..?

But, shoprat...aren't you tuckered OUT from saying you would vote for a Black candidate IF he were conservative ONLY because we sound racist if we don't? Shouldn't that go without saying? But it DOESN'T because of PC, does it! Namaste is a Black blogger and I wrote to her that I'm TIRED of saying "...but, you know, I'm TIRED of saying 'I'd vote for Michael Steele if I could' just to show I'm not a racist" She absolved me of that! (Bless her!) GeeeeeeZ!!

2:14 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

There is a concerted attempt to play the race card in this election. For some time now, lots of people have been saying, "If Obama isn't elected, it'll be because he's black."

Now, I know that some will not vote for any black candidate. But IMHO, there are fewer of that type of voter than the voter who will cast the ballot for the person with whom they agree most, no matter the color of skin.

Love your final paragraph, Shoprat! And I agree. In fact, in local and state elections, I have already cast my ballot for a person of a different race than I. I can't vote for BHO because of what he wants to do to this country, not because of his race.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Shop: it distills down to this:

Most EVERY current Demorat is insufficiently LEFT for the Left.

Hillary wasn't Left enough.

Apparently, some bastions of the Left believe Obama will compromise TOO MUCH and yield the Left INSUFFICIENTLY LEFT for the Left.

It really IS that simple.


12:53 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I am a conservative Republican voting for Ron Paul,

NEO, SOC I implore you to reconsider the vote; not because of any disagreement I may have over Ron Paul; but because any vote for a third candidate other than the two selected by the major parties, no matter how principled it may feel, is to throw away your vote. It's to not have an influence in this election, which is about choice A and choice B.

Of course....if you are taking my advice and opting to cast your vote for Obama....forget you read this comment! Go Ron Paul!

1:24 AM  
Blogger Tom said...

No, the Libs are setting up an excuse if Obama doesn't get elected. Yep, racial victimhood is alive and well...

1:59 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Wordsmith, I second your advice to Neo and pray that he takes it. Ron Paul doesn't have a chance to winning. A vote for him is a vote that is wasted.

Shoprat, I have further proof of what a scuzzbucket Obama is. Stop by when you can.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Racism does exist, and we can start this lesson at the Trinity United Church of Christ. Obama bought in to it lock, stock, and barrel ... it was his base of support in Chicago.

Recall that Obama introduced the race card when it said, "It is only a matter of time before someone introduces the race card."

Now as they say in the Navy, "Stand by for heavy rolls" when Obama loses. Riots will make the Rodney King fiasco look like a Kindergarten picnic.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Plus, the Demorats are setting up their Excuse Trail already, so as to point their finger at how RACIST America is, and NOT at how incompetent Obama is.


8:07 PM  
Blogger The Practicalist said...

It's one thing to be the first black president. But, regardless of how loudly it is proclaimed as an historic moment in our nation's history, it will only be truly historic when a man (or woman) is elected despite his or her race (or gender), and not because of it.

9:43 PM  

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