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ObamaNation: Poll Says One-Third of White Democrats See Blacks as ‘Lazy’ or ‘Violent’

If the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll, Barack Obama could lose the race because one-third of white Democrats "harbor negative views toward blacks." Calling blacks "lazy," "violent" or responsible for their own troubles, 40 percent of all white Americans hold at least a partly negative view toward blacks. "There are a lot fewer bigots than there were 50 years ago, but that doesn't mean there's only a few bigots," said Stanford political scientist Paul Sniderman who helped analyze the survey. Twenty percent of all whites felt the word "violent" strongly applied to blacks when present with a list of positive and negative adjectives. Among other words, 22 percent agreed with "boastful," 29 percent "complaining," 13 percent "lazy" and 11 percent "irresponsible." Although this prejudiced group isn't as large as the non-prejudiced group, this percentage could still cost Obama the White House--and all we'll have for the next four years is a flip-flopping, character-warping President and his gun-wielding, moose-hunting, inexperienced VP.
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A Campaign of Change: Will America Choose A Black President or A Female VP?

It seems Senator John McCain flipped the switch on Friday, with his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential candidate. Calling her "the running mate who can best help me shake up Washington," McCain is not only tapping into a fresher, younger demo (Palin's 44, three years younger than Obama), but he's selected a woman--a beautiful one, who was actually a former Miss Alaska runner-up! "To have been chosen brings a great challenge," Palin said. "I know that it will demand the best that I have to give and I promise nothing less." Blindie suspects McCain is hoping to win over disgruntled Hillary Clinton voters who feel shafted that their female messiah was "cheated" of her White House dream by a less-experienced man. Regardless, the 2008 Presidential campaign will be a historic one of change--whether it's Obama in the White House, or Palin in the Vice President's Residence.
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Confessions of an ObamaVoter: This Joe is No Average VP

It's official: Senator Joe Biden of Delaware is on the Barack Obama ticket for Vice President--and now its Blindie’s turn to weigh in with a classic pro/con list. PROS:

  • Experience in Washington. With 36 years in Senate, Biden brings a lot of Judiciary and Foreign relations accomplishments to the table. He’s been around long enough to know how to work the fat cats and get things done.
CONS:
  • Biden keeps it real…and keeping it real can go wrong. Biden’s outspoken style has gotten him into trouble. Like, when he said of Obama, "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy." (Click in for full list!)

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ObamaNation: Poll Says One-Third of White Democrats See Blacks as ‘Lazy’ or ‘Violent’

If the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll, Barack Obama could lose the race because one-third of white Democrats "harbor negative views toward blacks." Calling blacks "lazy," "violent" or responsible for their own troubles, 40 percent of all white Americans hold at least a partly negative view toward blacks. "There are a lot fewer bigots than there were 50 years ago, but that doesn't mean there's only a few bigots," said Stanford political scientist Paul Sniderman who helped analyze the survey. Twenty percent of all whites felt the word "violent" strongly applied to blacks when present with a list of positive and negative adjectives. Among other words, 22 percent agreed with "boastful," 29 percent "complaining," 13 percent "lazy" and 11 percent "irresponsible." Although this prejudiced group isn't as large as the non-prejudiced group, this percentage could still cost Obama the White House--and all we'll have for the next four years is a flip-flopping, character-warping President and his gun-wielding, moose-hunting, inexperienced VP.
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A Campaign of Change: Will America Choose A Black President or A Female VP?

It seems Senator John McCain flipped the switch on Friday, with his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential candidate. Calling her "the running mate who can best help me shake up Washington," McCain is not only tapping into a fresher, younger demo (Palin's 44, three years younger than Obama), but he's selected a woman--a beautiful one, who was actually a former Miss Alaska runner-up! "To have been chosen brings a great challenge," Palin said. "I know that it will demand the best that I have to give and I promise nothing less." Blindie suspects McCain is hoping to win over disgruntled Hillary Clinton voters who feel shafted that their female messiah was "cheated" of her White House dream by a less-experienced man. Regardless, the 2008 Presidential campaign will be a historic one of change--whether it's Obama in the White House, or Palin in the Vice President's Residence.
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Confessions of an ObamaVoter: This Joe is No Average VP

It's official: Senator Joe Biden of Delaware is on the Barack Obama ticket for Vice President--and now its Blindie’s turn to weigh in with a classic pro/con list. PROS:

  • Experience in Washington. With 36 years in Senate, Biden brings a lot of Judiciary and Foreign relations accomplishments to the table. He’s been around long enough to know how to work the fat cats and get things done.
CONS:
  • Biden keeps it real…and keeping it real can go wrong. Biden’s outspoken style has gotten him into trouble. Like, when he said of Obama, "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy." (Click in for full list!)

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