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  1. #1 Is every Black in America going to vote for Obama? 
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    I think every Black in America is going to vote for Obama. I can not see even a Black Conservatives like JC Watts not doing the dirty deed.

    This campaign is about race, pure and simple.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080614/...rvatives_obama

    Black conservatives conflicted on Obama campaign By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press Writer
    Sat Jun 14, 7:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON - Black conservative talk show host Armstrong Williams has never voted for a Democrat for president. That could change this year with Barack Obama as the Democratic Party's nominee.


    "I don't necessarily like his policies; I don't like much that he advocates, but for the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it," Williams said. "I can honestly say I have no idea who I'm going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that's incredible."

    Just as Obama has touched black Democratic voters, he has engendered conflicting emotions among black Republicans. They revel over the possibility of a black president but wrestle with the thought that the Illinois senator doesn't sit beside them ideologically.

    "Among black conservatives," Williams said, "they tell me privately, it would be very hard to vote against him in November."

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    J.C. Watts, a former Oklahoma congressman who once was part of the GOP House leadership, said he's thinking of voting for Obama. Watts said he's still a Republican, but he criticizes his party for neglecting the black community. Black Republicans, he said, have to concede that while they might not agree with Democrats on issues, at least that party reaches out to them.

    "And Obama highlights that even more," Watts said, adding that he expects Obama to take on issues such as poverty and urban policy. "Republicans often seem indifferent to those things."

    Likewise, retired Gen. Colin Powell, who became the country's first black secretary of state under President George W. Bush, said both candidates are qualified and that he will not necessarily vote for the Republican.
     

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    I bet Thomas Sowell won't!

    Watts said he's still a Republican, but he criticizes his party for neglecting the black community. Black Republicans, he said, have to concede that while they might not agree with Democrats on issues, at least that party reaches out to them.
    Huh???? The Democrats are notorious for assuming the black vote is in the bag; and they are always right.
    I guess J.C. doesn't mind supporting the party that calls him and other black conservatives "Uncle Toms".
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    I think it may be the other way around. many blacks ive talked to are not voting for him. why??? he does NOT reconize them. or the black community. but hey Osama is a 1/2 breed. I think he's relying more on the young white liberals. who are froze in his headlights. weak willed and weak minded.
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    Hey, if you want higher taxes and a weaker military, vote Barack Osama Obama.
    BOO! :D
     

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    Not Michael Steele

    Michael Steele, the Republican former lieutenant governor of Maryland who lost a Senate race there in 2006, said he is proud of Obama as a black man, but that “come November, I will do everything in my power to defeat him.” Electing Obama, he said, would not automatically solve the woes of the black community. “I think people who try to put this sort of messianic mantle on Barack’s nomination are a little bit misguided,” he said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Hey, if you want higher taxes and a weaker military, vote Barack Osama Obama.
    BOO! :D
    what military???? probably gonna look like the Carter admin. no military..............
    Liberals: Obama's useful Idiots
     

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    People who think racism will be gone or some kind of record will be set if Obama wins are fools.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Hey, if you want higher taxes and a weaker military, vote Barack Osama Obama.
    BOO! :D
    My guess is that 80 to 90 per cent of civilians will vote for him. Blacks in the military might vote in greater numbers for McCain because of pay and cuts in the military .

    Independents are the voters that decide elections. Most blacks and white liberals will vote for a Democrat. One of Obama's biggest problems is appealing to centrist voters who do not like his 100% liberal voting record. Also, Mexicans do not like blacks and vice versa. McCain will get a bigger percentage than any Repub. has. I think it is going to be another slaughter like Dukakis.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post
    I think he's relying more on the young white liberals. who are froze in his headlights. weak willed and weak minded.
    I can think of one young black voter that fits in with the voters you mentioned...the gutless, cowardly, lying, waste of skin known as Eyelids.
     

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    Oh Clarence Thomas won't be.
     

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