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Old 01-30-2009   #1
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He's only president because he's black

RNC President, that is...
Michael Steele becomes first black RNC chairman - Yahoo! News

Now, is he President because he's black, or because Obama is.
Discuss.

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Good for the GOP. That said, the choice of Steele was an obvious marketing ploy to try to reach out to black voters. Was the GOP's motive "pure"? No, it's tokenism, but nevertheless I think it represents progress for the party. It's a far cry from Nixon's "southern strategy" as explained by Kevin Phillips:

"From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 to 20 percent of the Negro vote and they don't need any more than that... but Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. That's where the votes are. Without that prodding from the blacks, the whites will backslide into their old comfortable arrangement with the local Democrats."

It was a shrewd move. We'll see if it makes any difference in black party identification.
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I have been shaking my head ever since I heard about this... makes no sense.
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Maybe he's the best man for the job, maybe he's not, but in my mind there is no altruism left in politics.

Bush shattered a lot of glass ceilings for minorities and he gets zero credit for it by his opposition. If the Republicans did this simply to kowtow to anybody they are dumber than I thought.
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Helio, Why do you care what the GOP does? Why don't you all go read the fabulous "stimulus" bill passed by the house. Really... this is how you guys want to spend our money? Hard to believe! So far Obama is everything I expected him to be, an inexperienced windbag. Now that he's off the stump speach that he learned so well, he's not nearly as smooth. I've watched every news conference he's held and he can't read his speech any better than Bush did. Right now the only thing the country can hope for is that the mid term elections slow things down. The only reason Obama is President is because he's black. The media would have never supported him if he was a smooth talking white guy with the same message, (John Kerry). Just wait until the "test" Biden predicted comes, we'll see how this guy reacts. He's gonna shit his drawers. Hopefully someone writes a great speech for him and he reads it before he steps on stage to make America feel better. On another note, Joe Biden is a disgrace and needs his ass kicked. I can't stand that stupid arrogant fuck! Rip this post up my lib friends, we'll see where you stand in fours years... that is if you have the sense to admit you were wrong!
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Yarm - Whoa, somebody got up on the wrong side of the bed.

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I've watched every news conference he's held and he can't read his speech any better than Bush did.
Bitter silliness, plain and simple.

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The only reason Obama is President is because he's black. The media would have never supported him if he was a smooth talking white guy with the same message, (John Kerry).
John Kerry had all the charisma of a wet dishrag. John Kerry couldn't even manage to defeat an unpopular, semi-literate douchebag. As much as he tried to emulate JFK in speech and style, he didn't come close. Ever.

I assure you that nobody can craft a "stimulus" package that will please everyone. Am I pleased? No. I wish the Dems hadn't put forth such a grab bag of miscellaneous spending, calling it "stimulus." Some of it is, a lot of it isn't. It will be interesting to see how the House version changes once it goes to the conference committee. I suspect a lot of the excesses in the House version will be trimmed... so the Senate can add their own...

It amuses me that after 8 years of profligate spending (and tax cutting) under BushCo, the GOP has rediscovered fiscal conservatism at a time when some government pump-priming is actually in order. Republicans will spend like maniacs to fight boogeymen, real or perceived, but throw a bone to John Q. Public? Don't count on it. GOP "leaders" are out there in the public eye preaching with all the zeal of fiscal restraint "born agains." Pardon me if I find that laughable.
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Steve... have you watched the recent press conferences? He stumbles around and there's no doubt he's reading. Regardless of Kerry, the dude would have never beat Hillary if he was white. The press wanted to be a part of shaping history and they got him elected. I've said before, the GOP in the past decade has sucked, agreed, but that does not make it alright to bankrupt the country and eventually create hyper inflation. And then to top it off he puts more strain on the auto companies when they are all about to collapse. See ya, I'm going to drive my gas guzlin' massive pickup truck over to the greenhouse gas producing ski hill and forget about this shit. And since I ate chili last night I'm going to melt the fucking ice cap the whole way there!
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LOL. Have fun. Skiing is a good distraction...
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the GOP in the past decade has sucked, agreed, but that does not make it alright to bankrupt the country and eventually create hyper inflation.
Uhhh - I don't know if you've been paying attention but the Borrow and Spend Republicans have already gotten that off to a pretty good start and also had quite a hand in creating the whole mess we're in. It amazes me that conservatives are wailing about how much Obama's tax policies are going to cost them but they haven't said a thing about how much the Bush Administration's policies cost Americans' in lost wealth we've experienced. I'll gladly pay a few more $$ in taxes to build and maintain the infrastructure and educational system that made this country great and also to regulate financial markets rather than have laissez faire policies of Hoover and Bush put the country in the shitter.

Back to the topic, maybe Steele's the most qualified for the job but the party that brought us Willie Horton and engages in race-baiting at every opportunity sure looks a lot like they're desperately sucking up to blacks right now. As someone raised in Alabama, I can tell you the Republican Party is still home to the old sheet-wearing southerners who started defecting from the Democratic Party when the D's started supporting equal rights back in the '60s. The segregationist Dixiecrats were all in the Republican tent by the late '80s.

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The only reason Obama is President is because he's black.
I don't know what you've been smoking but lets be honest about this, Obama got elected president in spite of being black. There were lots of old school and rural Democrat types that either had a really hard time pulling the lever for O or just voted for McCain because of Obama's "skin condition." The Republican faithful sure weren't crossing over to vote for him just because of his color.

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The votes against Obama’s stimulus package came from a Southern confederacy of Republicans and conservative Democrats. Their message to America? Drop dead.
Read the whole article here...

The South Vs. Obama - The Daily Beast
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