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It's time for Obama to make the second-best speech about race, evah!

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Hey, Mr. Unity, when are you going to step up and say something like this...?

"I only destroyed the Clintons so I could complete my hostile takeover of the Democratic Party. Hillary is non-racist enough."

Because Obama and Axelrod's slimeball tactics are coming home to roost:

Even as she continues her longshot presidential bid, Hillary Rodham Clinton faces a political rift in New York, where black leaders say her standing has dropped due to racially charged comments by her and her husband during the campaign.

African American elected officials and clerics based in New York City say Clinton will need to defuse resentment over the campaign's racial overtones if she returns to New York as U.S. senator.

Maybe, just maybe, there's a bit of "identity politics" going on when we're hearing this kind of talk, from state assemblyman Michael Benjamin?

It's not wise for them to challenge a black Democrat for governor.

Obviously, it wasn't wise for her to challenge a black Democrat for president either, since it magically transformed her from a respected champion of equality into Hitlery Kkklanton.

Just think, future generations will marvel at how much hopeful, uniting change Obama accomplished even before he ascended to the White House... and beyond!

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Submitted by vastleft on

When I suggest that Obama will ascend to heaven, it is with the full expectation that it won't happen until he is older than Methuselah.

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Submitted by tnjen on

I saw red. I swear I've never hated/despised any politician, not even Bush, but I absolutely despise Obama for what he's done. That article is probably no more than bs political mind-games but that doesn't help matters. Barack Obama will go down in history with other greats like Benedict Arnold.

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Submitted by vastleft on

... I don't hate Barack Obama.

He's got a similar voting record to Hillary's, and he's a smart guy. That's not so bad, right?

And like anyone else with a shred of decency, the idea of a first black (or part-black, if you prefer) president is a milestone I would love to see in my lifetime, given our nation's disgraceful history of racism.

He just happens to be so suave and detached that he can kneecap his opponents and much of his base and look like an angel (to about half the people, including most of the ones with microphones) while doing it.

Sure, the party may be ruined, feminism, race relations, and progressivism in general may be set back for a generation or more, and he's crushed the hopes of those who relied on (and invested in) the blogosphere's media/GOP critique as an antidote to both a corrupted Fourth Estate and a corrupted party of vile, authoritarian, and simply wrongheaded ideas. Oh, and speaking of generations, he's brought back The Generation Gap and made blue-collar Democrats feel like Silent Generation 2.0.

But for some reason, I honestly don't hate him.

I'd have a beer with him, shake his hand, and go back to weeping for my country.

Submitted by lambert on

But hate the sin, not the sinner. I hate the things Obama's campaign has done.

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by tnjen on

...it's just very frustrating. Most of my peers are Obama shocktrooops leading the charge against my candidate, party, etc.

Submitted by jawbone on

would use racism as as a tactic to win.

Seriously. I thought it would be a campaign of unity and together all people will do better kind of thing.

But, Axelrod and Obama decided to go after the black vote in a very divisive and dangerous fashion. Had they no thought for the future of the party? Or was destruction of the Dem Party part of someone's overall plan?

Who benefits from this? Short term, Obama; He get the nom, in their plan. Long term?? What happens to the Dem Party?

It think Axelrod and Obama are playing a very seriously dangerous game. I used to write that Obama was bringing about Rove's wet dream of cutting blacks off from the Dem Party. May not work exactly that way, but it's sure going to cause division.

I'm very worried about the future of the party. And we do not have a viable alternative that's anywhere near able to become the big party/coalition needed to win national elections.

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Submitted by Davidson on

That line about how wrong it would be for Clinton to challenge a black Democrat for governor (Why the hell would she want to be governor?) has me wondering if that's why Patterson called Clinton's attempt to have MI/FL count as "desperate." I mean, why would he feel the need to publicly undercut her like that?

What truly bothers me about this nasty smearing of the opposition or mere criticism as racist is that it'll be used to confirm every horrible racist assumption about blacks: "They exploit the race card to get their way!" To have the first black presidential candidate be pathetically weak (e.g., anemic levels of experience, qualifications, accomplishments) with inflammatory associations and securing the nomination by theft (Yes, the DNC rigging the nomination and disenfranchising two states is theft) will be disastrous. The whole world will be watching.