If Obama was White

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  1. green26

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    I really wonder if the upcoming election would be as close as it is if Obama was White, any thoughts on this?
     
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    obama is half white. did you forget that?
     
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    Really, what does that mean?
     
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    you're asking if obama is white. and yes, he is half white. his mother is white and his father is african.
     
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    Race card AGAIN!!??? REalLy??

    Is it so hard to believe that there are people out here in American who haven't drank the Obama juice and who just think differently than you do?? Who just think he's incompetent regardless of his skin color??

    I don't care if he was pink, I'm still not voting for him, because I don't agree with his policies.
     
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    Do you mean would white folks with basically racist tendencies
    be so vehemently against Obama?
    The answer to that is of course no.
    Then he would be just another democratic nominee.
    No more no less.
    cigarbabe:saevil:
     
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    Currently, the election isn't remotely close. Every major poll shows Obama ahead.

    I think Obama's race gives him a bump in some areas, and a lag in others.
     
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    :lmao: Everybody forgets he is half white; just like they forget Halle Berry is half white. :rolleyes: Being black is like Bryl Cream a l'il dab will do you.

    Though to take the OP's "what if" to it's silly extreme. 'What if Barack Obama were 100% white and were still married to the tall and beautiful Michelle Obama.'

    Could Americans vote for a man who dared marry out of his race?
     
  9. D_Ivana Dickenside

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    yes, you see my point! people make generalizations so often that they see past what's underneath. it drives me bat-shit crazy. obama is neither one more than the other, he is both.
     
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    yeah, i can believe that too! i'm sure everyone's heard about the two white supremacists who plotted to assassinate him.

    Skinheads held over plot to kill Obama | Reuters
     
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    Yup, just because some people turn into 7 year old girls and their days-of-the-week panties get in a bundle when race is brought up doesn't mean EVERYONE has to shy away from it. Some of us are actually mature enough to deal with the discussion. Of course some of us aren't and that's just fine and dandy like sour candy.

    Vaginas get talked about several times a day and nobody says "Vaginas...again??!?!?!!!!!?!?!??!!?!?!!" If race bothers you, don't click on threads about race. It's that simple, no need for all the damn dramatics.

    Nope, we're aware. Is it hard to believe that there are people out here in America who don't like him because of his skin color?
     
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    Why do you say "half", and not "five-eighths"?
     
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    That's another interesting one, for sure
     
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    Damn you beat me to the punch. I was just about to start a thread about that.



     
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    was i supposed to get technical here?
     
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    This is true. I have a racist aunt who was for Hillary Clinton in the primaries but I'm pretty sure she won't vote for Obama. (Actually, I was surprised to find out that there were ANY Democrats in my extended family! :biggrin1: I thought I was the only one...Although I hesitate to compare myself with a racist aunt...)

    This is probably true. It probably evens out about the same.
     
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    It's not about race bothering me.

    I don't think that Race has had any impact whatsoever on Obama's campaign.. so the fact that people are still bringing it up is just ridiculous, he's way ahead in the polls.

    He's probably going to win.. I may have to leave the country, we won't know for days, but the point is that the argument doesn't hold water. It didn't hold water in the primaries, and it doesn't hold water now. White people, black people, yellow people, all kinds of people are voting for him.. so i'm saying get over it. He's probably going to get elected.
     
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    Well, see, Barack Obama calls himself black, and I feel like anyone who deigns to correct him on his own race is being technical. So, are you sure you have the right fraction, or is "half" a guess on your part?
     
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