Did electing Barack Obama make it harder for a black person to run for president as a Republican?

tncdel 2012/08/09 02:26:45
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  • tncdel 2012/08/09 02:31:32
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Sadly, some folks who judge a person by their ethnicity tend to blame other black people for Obama's deplorable acts. That shouldn't be, but then again neither should free passes be given on account of ethnicity.

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  • gracious43 2012/09/23 05:43:51
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    Probaby in regards to religious fundamentalism, I am more like working-class black Americans, just really gritting my teeth and toughing it out at work, and thanking God for my daily bread.
  • BBLEE 2012/08/12 16:38:32
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    I will Vote Republican because I want to work, and policies that cripple industry do not create jobs. Just look around. Mr.Alan West from Fl. would be an excellent Choice as leader of our country, And unlike our current Kommander -n - Thief, I would be proud of his Leadership and trust his decisions would be made for the American people.not to the American people! I am called a Racist Tea-bagger, by Democrats But I assure You Mr. West If and when you run I will Be Your Proudest Supporter, I respect You Sir. For Your service to our Country, And your views, I Thank you Sincerely BBLEE
  • Cochise 2012/08/09 23:16:23
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Simply put; we are NOT ready to have a Black POTUS yet, and may never be. It doesn't matter which party a black man/woman would run for today, there will NEVER be another black president. Obama has thick skin. He was all but crucified while in office, reason is, there is STILL too much hate among people who don't understand that we are all supposed to be created equal, and deserve to have what others have, do what others do, and of course be President of the United States.
  • bob h. 2012/08/09 21:07:29
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    bob h.
    Not unless your name is Cain. And some took him seriously too. Amazing.
  • gfreeman BN-0 2012/08/09 19:34:43
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    gfreeman BN-0
    We are more than the color of our skin.
    Alan West isn't just black, he's black and crazy. Will he ruin the chances of another crazy person running for President, probably so, because he's black.
  • pamela 2012/08/09 18:17:46
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    I actually hope not, but it could. Just because the skin color is the same, doesn't mean that they all stand for the same policies. If people would just wise up and listen carefully to what the politicians stand for, instead of looking at their skin color, or personal lives whether now or 30 years ago, then maybe we might a elect a person with excellent morals and values to both we Americans and the constitution.
  • ur XLNC-PWCM 2012/08/09 15:59:03
    YES [explain why you think so].
    ur XLNC-PWCM
    Obama's conduct has made it difficult for a black man of ANY political persuasion to get elected to the Presidency. A black man would have the least difficulty in the upcoming election, because the argument that; "I'm not Obama would have a greater impact NOW rather than 4 or 8 years down the road.
  • Fredrick House 2012/08/09 13:33:15 (edited)
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    Fredrick House
    Black as a biological trait has nothing to do with it. His politics, incompetence, and lack of documented experience is what is wrong with him, not his race, except for the political implications of black voting patterns. I would vote for Allen West in a minute. I am Caucasian.
  • Wyzard 2012/08/09 13:04:06
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    Maybe for the Democrats.
  • Nameless 2012/08/09 11:54:34
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    I think those that are racists/bigots will be so no matter for which party one is running - if they are black. There are a lot of black people in Congress, and though the vetting process is tougher to be PotUS, I cannot see why electing President Obama would have any effect on electing anyone - black, white, brown, or whatever... The platform is what attracts or repels people of any amount of intellect.
  • rich 2012/08/09 11:01:32
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    Often, Republicans want to look unracist, and can easily find a black person who can mimic or has bought into their ideals. Why should Obama change that? His purpose, historically and spiritually, is different anyway. He broke the ice, a little.
  • Artist~PWCM~ 2012/08/09 10:31:44
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    But we'll probably never see another liberal black President in a generation after obama is gone...he's such an embarrassment!
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2012/08/09 09:43:47
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Obama's legacy will be felt in BOTH parties for decades to come...I pity the next black man that tries to run for President ...that is if we still have a republic after Obama..I can tell you the next black running for POTUS I will demand an anal exam so deep and so detailed Da brutha will think he is a member of the TEA party
  • Yankee Traveler 2012/08/09 09:23:00
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Yankee Traveler
    But only because the liberal/progressives are filled with hate for those of high moral and ethical standards
  • Hamilton 2012/08/09 09:17:38
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    Next time, however, we will vote on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.
  • D Hanes 2012/08/09 08:02:15
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    D Hanes
    I hope not.. we have to all remember, Obama is not all black men.. he isn't even a good one at that. he's not just sure what he is.

    There are plenty of really honorable , smart black men or women for that matter out there that could run for either party and I would be happy to suppoort them. i just cannot support this liar. He is an evil evil man!
  • Red 2012/08/09 05:52:17
  • Raymond Allamby 2012/08/09 05:47:28
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    Raymond Allamby
    any black person who's a retardlican, is either insane or an idiot. those facts alone make it impossible for them to be president, because everyone knows they're screwed up.
  • lurx: the soda jerk 2012/08/09 05:41:12
    NO [tell us why you think not].
    lurx: the soda jerk
    The fact that African-Americans wouldn't vote for wingnut candidates like West and Cain just proves that their support for Obama is not based on his ethnicity.
  • Red lurx: t... 2012/08/09 08:09:00
  • Hamilton lurx: t... 2012/08/09 09:28:53
    Um, no. First, their is a long racist history within the black community that any Black who dares not to toe the liberal line is considered a traitor and an "Oreo" -- as if being economically literate and a success in the business world is some how not Black.

    Furthermore there is not shortage of black elected wingnuts who far outshine Cain and West on their WORST days. Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee and Cynthia McKinney to name but a few.
  • lurx: t... Hamilton 2012/08/09 09:31:20
    lurx: the soda jerk
    "First, their is a long racist history within the black community that any Black who dares not to toe the liberal line is considered a traitor and an "Oreo" "

    ...it's a little hard to characterize a choice made on political ideology as being "racist".
  • Hamilton lurx: t... 2012/08/09 09:48:46
    Not hard at all.

    If you insist that a Black person MUST think and act in certain ways in order to be considered legitimately Black, how is that NOT racist?
  • lurx: t... Hamilton 2012/08/09 10:55:34 (edited)
    lurx: the soda jerk
    So it's "racist" for a black voter to reject a black candidate over that candidate's political positions?

    ...whatever you say, genius.
  • Hamilton lurx: t... 2012/08/09 16:05:03
    No, that fact that he is called not "legitimately" black is. The worst racist epithet in America today is not the "N" word, it is the word "Oreo."
  • lurx: t... Hamilton 2012/08/09 19:52:38
    lurx: the soda jerk
    It's interesting that it was the Republican party that historically was the party of African-Americans since the civil war.

    Reagan George Wallace

    ...I wonder what went wrong?
  • Hamilton lurx: t... 2012/08/10 02:01:57
    Nothing went wrong. We are still the Party of Lincoln.

    The George Wallace you see is the reformed George Wallace who renounced his racist past in far stronger terms than Robert KKK Byrd (D-WV) ever did.
  • lurx: t... Hamilton 2012/08/10 02:07:57
    lurx: the soda jerk
    Martin Luther King on the candidacy of Barry Goldwater ~

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    "On social and economic issues, Mr. Goldwater represented an unrealistic conservatism that was totally out of touch with the realities of the twentieth century. The issue of poverty compelled the attention of all citizens of our country. Senator Goldwater had neither the concern nor the comprehension necessary to grapple with this problem of poverty in the fashion that the historical moment dictated. On the urgent issue of civil rights, Senator Goldwater represented a philosophy that was morally indefensible and socially suicidal. While not himself a racist, Mr. Goldwater articulated a philosophy which gave aid and comfort to the racist. His candidacy and philosophy would serve as an umbrella under which extremists of all stripes would stand. In the light of these facts and because of my love for America, I had no alternative but to urge every Negro and white person of goodwill to vote against Mr. Goldwater and to withdraw support from any Republican candidate that did not publicly disassociate himself from Senator Goldwater and his philosophy."
  • Hamilton lurx: t... 2012/08/10 09:29:55
  • lurx: t... Hamilton 2012/08/10 09:54:17 (edited)
    lurx: the soda jerk

    Actually it was Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan who would politically align themselves with the segregationists (like George Wallace) and the policies of the Jim Crow south...

    Goldwater said he supported the white Southern position on civil rights, which was that each and every state had a sovereign right to control its laws. The Arizona Republican argued that each American has the right to decide whom to hire, whom to do business with and whom to welcome in his or her restaurant. The senator was right at home with Southern politicians who called the Civil Rights Act an attack on "the Southern way of life."

  • Hamilton lurx: t... 2012/08/13 05:34:25
    Well you are changing the subject a BIT by skipping away from LBJ's "Great Society" programs, and there effects on the family, especially the Black family.

    If I were grand wizard of the KKK I couldn't come up with anything more destructive to Blacks.

    Besides, was LBJ right or wrong in thinking he could buy black votes with his policies?
  • lurx: t... Hamilton 2012/08/13 05:45:42 (edited)
    lurx: the soda jerk
    "Besides, was LBJ right or wrong in thinking he could buy black votes with his policies?"

    Actually here are some real quotes from LBJ...

    When Johnson signed the 1965 Civil Rights Act he made a prophecy that he was “signing away the south for 50 years”. This proved accurate. In fact, the Democrats have never recovered the vote of the white racists in the Deep South.


    ...doesn't sound like LBJ's support for civil rights was based on vote getting.


    Your quote comes from a book by Ronald Kessler, it's hard to consider him to be a credible source of information...

    In pretty much every other news organization, someone with such a demonstrated bias toward a subject would not be allowed to cover that subject. But Newsmax is part of the ConWeb, and like WorldNetDaily's Aaron Klein, who has expressed a similar hatred toward Obama, Kessler gets free rein to attack.

  • Hamilton lurx: t... 2012/08/13 06:04:06
    Yeah, right. You are not exactly steeped in main stream sources, so you are in no position to lecture anyone about Newsmax, Worldnetdaily, or Kessler. Each of these mentioned are far closer to the real values of the average American than what you post.

    Ultimately, your criticisms are ad hominim "poisoning the well" attacks.

    "Ya CAN'T believe that stuff .... it comes from conservatives!!!!!"
  • lurx: t... Hamilton 2012/08/13 06:07:38 (edited)
    lurx: the soda jerk
    So you consider World Net Daily to be a credible source of information, do you?

    world net daily credible source information

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  • Defend ... Hamilton 2012/08/09 10:31:47
    Defend Western Civlization
    you will not get any logic from a ANTI SEMITE or a Socialist Obama Worshiper
  • Hamilton Defend ... 2012/08/10 02:02:19
    Yeah, but it is fun.
  • Artist~... lurx: t... 2012/08/09 10:45:19
    Um, Cain wasn't running for office in '08 and though West did and lost, he did win the 22nd district of Florida in 2010. And obama got 95% of the African American vote in '08. Are you really suggesting that they reviewed the issues before selecting obama?

  • lurx: t... Artist~... 2012/08/09 10:53:01 (edited)
    lurx: the soda jerk
    Between the two candidates in 2008, the McCain supporters were clearly more uniformly white, than the Obama supporters were uniformly black.

    candidates 2008 mccain supporters uniformly white obama supporters uniformly black

    ...and apparently the black community wasn't dissuaded at all from voting for Obama in his Senate campaign when he ran against this wingnut.
  • Artist~... lurx: t... 2012/08/09 11:01:42
    But they will continue to be persuaded to vote for this wingnut...I guess you will too.
    liberal idiot obama
  • lurx: t... Artist~... 2012/08/09 11:04:06
    lurx: the soda jerk

    ...and I imagine that you'll be persuaded to vote for these wingnuts.

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