Saturday, September 20, 2008

Skin Color Vs Real Issues

Just another reason to question whether this country even deserves to be helped.
Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks — many calling them "lazy," "violent," responsible for their own troubles.

The poll, conducted with Stanford University, suggests that the percentage of voters who may turn away from Obama because of his race could easily be larger than the final difference between the candidates in 2004 — about two and one-half percentage points.

Read that again. The poll is suggesting that 33% of white Democrats are racist. Aside from being a stunning number, it also would seem to be a national problem rather than being primarily a southern white issue -- the majority of which would call themselves Republicans.
Race is not the biggest factor driving Democrats and independents away from Obama. Doubts about his competency loom even larger, the poll indicates. More than a quarter of all Democrats expressed doubt that Obama can bring about the change they want, and they are likely to vote against him because of that.

Three in 10 of those Democrats who don't trust Obama's change-making credentials say they plan to vote for McCain.

That is about the most illogical thing I've ever read. Of the people who want change the most, and harbor doubts that Obama can bring about such change, a third would prefer to... vote for McCain?? Because if we can't have the change we want, it makes more sense to throw away all hope rather than achieving even incremental change?

Completely and utterly baffling. Stupefying.

Let's just go ahead and roll out the ultimate campaign motto:

They're wrong. But they're white.

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