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To vote for Obama because he is black, is just as racist as not doing so

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Initial post: May 14, 2008 7:41:24 PM PDT
Random Bimms says:
I can't stand people who say they want a black man to be president. That is racism, pure and simple.

It goes against what Martin Luther King said. King said he had a dream where people are NOT judged by skin color.

If you vote for Obama because he is black, you are a foolish reverse racist.

Hello, Mcfly? Anybody home?

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Tom McGee says:
Random Bimms,

If people say that they are voting for him because his father was black or his mother was white is bias, but not necessarily racist. People who vote their party line are bias, but not racist if the candidate happens to be black or white or sexist if their candidate happens to be a man or woman or age discriminating if their candidate happens to be young or old. They are voting for the person they feel most akin to. One who resonates with them and their sets of belief and circumstance.

Martin Luther King did not stop by saying that people should NOT be judged by the color of their skin. He spoke about judging them on the content of character.

People cheer on their home team because they have more in common with them. They worship God through a particular religion because that is a part of their belief system. They vote a particular way because they buy into a the Democrat, Republican, or other political ideology. Some judge candidates based on how they make them feel or what they perceive they can do for them. Is that bias? Yes! Is is racist? Not necessarily.

Even though I feel more akin to the Republican party ideology than the Democratic party agenda, I like Barack's demeanor, communication skills and willingness to take on special interest groups--for example, energy, insurance, and medical representatives--who sway our elected officials to their advantage and the detriment of American citizens.

I believe that Barack Obama will be the next President of the United States not because he is biracial, but because of his ability rally young voters and to communicate ideas that resonate with the majority of Americans.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2008 3:31:46 PM PDT
Reed Stevens says:
Mr. Mcgee, you are a sensible man, not an ideologue. How refreshing.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2008 4:44:11 PM PDT
J. Suits says:
Random, I can see how it might be seen that way, but I disagree with you somewhat. Someone who wants a black man to be president regardless of his qualifications is just plain dumb. BUT we all want to tell our children that in America you can be anything you want if you just work hard enough, that you can even be president. Black people can't tell their children that because there is no example to point to. Having a black president (assuming he is qualified for the job) provides a role model and shows that there is hope that black people are included in the ability to seek out the American Dream.

The same goes for the disappointed Hillary supporters. At first, I didn't understand why they were so angry, but as a woman I would have liked to see that a woman could be president. It would have made me realize that working for something so big would not have been impossible.

While I would have like to see a female president I didn't think Hillary was the most qualified. Barack Obama is, in my opinion the most qualified for the job and has the ability to change the way business is done in Washington. I am glad that he happens to be a black man because in addition to being the best person for the job, his presidency will provide a role model and inspiration to black youths across the nation.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2008 7:02:48 PM PDT
Lientje says:
Mr. Mcgee: I agree with you 100%.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2008 8:41:12 PM PDT
J. Suits says:
McGee: That was eloquently and well stated. Thank you.

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 5:16:59 PM PDT
None of my African-American friends who are democrats would vote for a black republican like Clarence Thomas, so I do not believe this is why Obama is being voted for. Not many supported Jesse Jackson Sr other than some Chicagoans, so ....

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2012 7:38:28 AM PDT
Lientje says:
Random Bimms: Did anyone on this forum say that they voted for Obama because
he is black? If so, it was while I was in California. That is the one silly thing I haven't
seen on this forum. However, I have seen a whole lot dumber stuff. Stuff so bad
you sometimes just want to cry.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 7:41:02 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 1, 2012 9:54:18 AM PDT
Lientje says:
Oh wow. I didn't look at the opening date, here. 2008.
I don't remember that far back, so maybe there was someone who made that statement.

The rest of my statement I will stick to however. As the right wingers get more desperate, they also get more ridiculous.
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