Why is it so acceptable for blacks to support Obama because he is black and supports black political agendas important to blacks?
Same for Hispanics who supported Obama because he is a minority and supports political agendas important to Hispanics?
Yet if white voters say I supported a white candidate because the candidate supports political agendas that are are important to whites, whites are considered racists voters.
Obama got 93% of the AA vote, Clinton go 88% and Kerry 90%. So to say that "blacks support Obama because he is black" shows a remarkable inablity to look at simple data and draw a simple conclusion: blacks support Democrats. As a group they showed a staggering 3% differential in support of Obama vs the last white Dem candidate. Use that thing on top of your neck.
Hispanics supported Obama more so than any other Dem candidates. Certainly because he supports political agendas important to them--immigration reform being the prime variable in this election.
Now, suppose you tell me what political agendas are important to whites in the sense that immigration reform is important to Hispanics?
I've changed my position on Rice. I think she's qualified to be SOS, or certainly as much or more qualified than Hillary Clinton. If Obama wants her, he should get what he wants. She can't help it if lamebrains in the WH sent her out on a mission sure to fail as soon as the facts came out. The GOP should be careful not to engage in petty politics such as those that kept somebody as qualified as Robert Bork off the SC. It's a losing proposition, particularly when, if successful, it'll certainly be framed as an assault on blacks or women, or both.
What I read from most of the posters is that if the nominee is a person of color, they cannot and must not be criticized for anything whatsoever and the republicans should roll over and just let Rice on in for politically correct reasons.
If they thought, they wouldn't be Republicans. I mean look at that babble above.
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