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Obama worried GOP will inject race into campaign at Florida fund raiser in June."They're going to try to make you afraid."

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For the record....


The comments presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) made about his race in Union, Missouri on Wednesday--was not the first time Obama talked about his expectation that the Republicans will use race to detail his candidacy.

Last June at a Florida fund-raiser Obama--the first African American to have a viable chance of becoming president--said the GOP will go after him because he is black.


Obama said then, "The choice is clear. Most of all we can choose between hope and fear. It is going to be very difficult for Republicans to run on their stewardship of the economy or their outstanding foreign policy. We know what kind of campaign they're going to run. They're going to try to make you afraid. They're going to try to make you afraid of me. He's young and inexperienced and he's got a funny name. And did I mention he's black?"

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The racial attack was begun with the Hilton/Spears ad showing a Obama with the two blond air head. This is a stereotypical racial image of a Black man and white women. McCain is claiming pride in this ad. Does this once National hero know what he is doing? Its appearing McCain's campaign's third team consisting of Karl Rove minions is digging a deep hole for McCain to become lost within. Bye, bye Johny Boy!

The hilton ad was picked because Obama, hilton, spears were listed as the top 3 celebrities.

Have you forgotten- Obama played the race card before now? Obama plays the race card when he thinks it helps him.

Last I heard, Obama is half white-obviously there are bi-racial couples and there is nothing wrong with that picture for most of us--but I believe the point of the ad was Obama is more like a celebrity than a presidential candidate.

If I had done the ad- I would have just called him a narcissist and left it at that.

I'm not afraid of Obama- but I am very concerned about ACORN and their activities in the voter registration for this election. Federal indictments in 2006 election and they're signing up voters? Now that's scary!!


MCCAIN AND THE GOP ARE GRASPING AT STRAWS, THEY
ARE IN TROUBLE AND THEY KNOW IT, OBAMA IS LIGHT
YEARS AHEAD OF MCCAIN, MCCAIN HAS SURROUNDED
HIMSELF WITH SOME GUYS WHO ARE THINKING VERY
NEGATIVE!
FIRST OF ALL MCCAIN SAID HE IS PROUD OF THE AD!
AND THESE GUYS ARE CONNECTED TO KARL I SHOULD BE
IN PRISON ROVE!
VERY WRONG TO PUT AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE IN AN
AD WITH TWO YOUNG LADIES WHO HAPPEN TO HAVE ALOT
OF TROUBLE ON THEIR PLATE!
THE HILTON FAMILY CONTRIBUTED TO MCCAIN'S CAMPAIGN, BOY DID HE THROW THAT FAMILY UNDER THE
BUS!
OBAMA KNEW THIS WAS COMING, HE CAN PREDICT MCCAIN'S NEXT MOVE, HE IS VERY PREDICTABLE!
AMERICA I AM ASKING YOU TO WATCH WHAT IS GOING ON
IF MCCAIN ACTS LIKE THIS, HE IS CAPABLE OF STARTING WORLD WAR lll!

Obama and his surrogates are the ones primarily bringing up the race issue. It's getting tiresome. All public elected candidates are criticized, some rightfully so for poor political decisions. Obama is always using the race card when criticized---I detect a double standard. As a public official, he needs to take criticism without calling "victim" or the race card.

Obama keeps injecting Race into to things all by Himself. Using his Race card on Himself yesterday.

He can blame people but he is the one who has done it. He is the one at Fault.

So basically, Obama will be using Race card on himself some more in the future.

What a crybaby
Obama was supposed to be the post racial candidate.
Instead he makes limp accusations of racism

This kid can't take a punch

Has he ever even changed the oil in his car? He came up with that "inflate your tires, no need to drill for oil" idea. Lame and limp

Limbaugh and other right wing talk show host play the race card daily. This weak Limbaugh and and Hannity told their audience they must fear Obama.

McCain gives tacit approval with his silence.


The far right playing the "race" card is nothing new. But for McCain to suggest that Obama is doing it is just ridiculous. What would he have to gain by doing this? All he'll get is backlash and negativity. As far as the "ad", the Republicans are so upset and jealous of all the attention Obama has been getting lately, they'll do just about anything right now to grab the spotlight. To accuse him of being too much of a celebrity, how low can you go. I'd rather have a President that the world acknowledges and respects more than a war mongerer and seperatist.

I love how Obama and his spokespeople always try to turn what they say, into somethings McCain or what others say. When in fact it was Obama who actually brought up the race issue. It's projection of your thoughts and opinions on others. Does he forget he is also half white. The only time I heard that brought up was when Obama talked about his grandmother being afraid of a black man. He tosses her under the bus. Come on, get over it, an American is an American, race is not brought up by the 95% of Americans. Liberl policticans, Liberal media and Liberal bloggers. I know this won't get posted here but come on. The person who brings up race constantly is Obama...

I find it interesting that it is Obama that keeps bringing up the topic. Is he scared that
he might not win otherwise?? Bye, bye Baracki!

Obama supporters keep spinning and spinning, it is hurting your candidate rather than helping. People are starting to realize that there is nothing good he is done in his past. In fact, his pr people spend all there time making up excuses for the past he has had--ie, Rezco, Wright, an anctual American terrorist that he was friends with. They try to explain away his past--not promote it, and you people think this is a good candidate for prez. That's why, on Monday, Mccain led by 6 points among likely voters, and 3 by unlikely. Intelligent people are starting to see the big picture. Keep trying to excuse him, and blindly follow his empty speeches. It will not garner him the Oval office by any means.

Obama has repeatedly brought up the race issue, not McCain. Obama is losing ground rapidly in all the polls due to his lack of an agenda. As he tries to stop losing voters, he is using every trick possible to cloud the fact that he has no idea how to correct the problems we face. Every criticism of his lack of platform or confused speeches brings out the crying towel. What will he do when faced with a tough international opponent?

It seems that even the blog sites won't except comments that speak to the real issue of just how racist this country really is. Yesterday, i submitted comments to this site speaking to the issue of arrogant, and uppity descriptions used for intellegent blacks who address real issues of this nation. Obama has great confidence and that makes him presumptuous in the eyes of white supremists, of course he is arrogant because he is acting out of place as far they are concerned.
As for hundreds of thousands of whites in foreign countries supporting him they are doing so, because they are looking for leadership from the worlds greatest democracy concerning the issue of race. In how it matters in the worlds, so-called conscience of human rights.

The Obama campaign is constantly putting the fear factor out there. Must be some truth to it. Works for this republican

Obama lives and breathes race. Race is central to his political activity and central to his "faith" as well. Listening to Obama's "preacher" whom he listened to for nearly twenty years, Obama is more like a tribalist seeking to avenge enemy tribes and the US because of slavery, etc. Obama has called for preferences for his tribe and payments to his tribe. He has called for the unilaterial nuclear disamming of the US - his tribe's enemy.

Obama is the racist in this race. I have not heard McCain offering whites institutionalized race preferences nor payments for whites. In the mentality of tribalism, there are plenty of arguments to be made that the white tribe deserves reparations from the violent acts and reverse discrimination of enemy tribes. That is the way tribalism works. It is a dog chasing it's tail.

Tribalism is not a good thing; it beneath the US and should stay in Africa and the Middle East. Obama is a racist and should not be President any more than David Duke should be President.

Senator Obama brought up the race issue in the primary and utilized it effectively to minimize Bill Clinton and to unfairly attack Geraldine Ferraro.

I will not critize Senator McCain for denouncing Senator Obama when he tried to utilize this issue against him.

P.S. I am still awaiting the apology from Senator Obama that he owes Geraldine Ferraro.

Pat H.----he'll never apologize to Ferraro. BTW, why isn't he challenged on why he pays his male staffers higher salaries then his female staffers?

Finally, lets remember, its Obama himself who on FOUR OCCASIONS, in front of predominately African-American crowds said, "I don't look like the faces on our currency". He's the one injecting 'race'.

I think more than anything Obama is playing the 'victim, poor me card'. I can think of many blacks involved in politics now or in the past who would never have made a comment like he did about his face on the dollar bill. For example, Collin Powell I doubt would never make such a remark. Why? Because he is confident in who he is. If anyone ever treated him poorly because of race he'd probably just tell the person to take a hike and move on with the business of doing his job. He wouldn't be concerned at all about any name calling or racism. It would be obvious that he knew the lesson about stick and stones. That engenders respect and trust. Obama wants to get support by making people believe he is being picked on and the poor underdog. Obama basically said, oh no, there might be an incoming stick that might hurt, please protect me by voting for me and together we can defeat the imagined bullies. What a wimp!

THAT'S WHY COLIN POWELL GOT FAR AWAY FROM THE
BUSH ADMINISTRATION, BECAUSE HE KNEW THEY LIED
ABOUT WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, AND BELIEVE
YOU ME COLIN POWELL IS PROUD OF WHO HE IS, JUST
LIKE OBAMA, WHY IS IT INTERJECTING RACE WHEN A
BLACK MAN SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT WHO THEY ARE!
MCCAIN PULLED THE RACE CARD BY SHOWING OBAMA WITH
HILTON AND SPEARS, VERY DISTASTEFUL AND OH BY
THE WAY THIS IS WHAT SUPPOSEDLY COST EMMIT TILL
HIS LIFE, SO TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS IT ISN'T FUNNY!
THE REAL PROBLEM IS MCCAIN IS LOSING AND HE
HAS THAT FLYBOY MENTALITY, HE WON'T LOSE WITH
DIGNITY, HE WILL SLING MUD, BECAUSE HE IS A
LOSER AT HEART, HIS GRANDFATHER WAS AN ADMIRAL,
HIS DADDY WAS AN ADMIRAL, SO HE HAS LOST ALREADY!
HE DIDN'T LIVE UP TO FAMILY EXPECTATIONS!
HE LOST TO BUSH 8 YEARS AGO, BUSH REALLY SLUNG
MUD ON MCCAIN, SO HE KNOWS HOW IT FEELS!
MCCAIN ISN'T GOING TO CHANGE, A LEOPARD DOESN'T
CHANGE ITS SPOTS!
OBAMA WILL DEFEAT MCCAIN!
CAN YOU SAY PRESIDENT OBAMA! YOU WILL IN NOVEMBER!

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