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Keystone Phil
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« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2008, 07:32:40 pm »
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Obama identifies as black, but he is not.  His ancestors were not slaves, but slave owners.

When trolls make more sense than the rest of the posters in a thread... words... fail...

I was waiting for this ever since I posted the topic so now that that's done...  Tongue
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« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2008, 08:05:12 pm »
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Obama identifies as black, but he is not.  His ancestors were not slaves, but slave owners.

Remember: no matter how black Obama's skin is, deep down inside he's an old white man.

99% white 1% black = black
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While individual candidates, as different as Barry Goldwater is 1964 and George McGovern in 1972, raised substantial amounts from small donors impressed by their messages, such contributors could never sustain a political campaign ... The large donors remained the important ones, and provided the funding that candidates for the Presidency relied on.
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« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2008, 08:08:26 pm »
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This really is historic. This is the first time in the history of the western world that a non-white has had at least a 50-50 shot at being the leader of a western nation. The first time that a member of a race that was once enslaved and then discriminated against has a chance to lead a nation.
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« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2008, 08:16:44 pm »
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This really is historic. This is the first time in the history of the western world that a non-white has had at least a 50-50 shot at being the leader of a western nation. The first time that a member of a race that was once enslaved and then discriminated against has a chance to lead a nation.

There have been black Governors-General of Canada.... Wink
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« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2008, 10:59:19 pm »
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Candidates that I support always lose, Phil. Iron law of the Beet-centered universe. Smiley

Beet, welcome to my world.  At least your candidate made it all the way to the end.  Mine petered out with less than one percent in Iowa.  I'm such a Doddball.

(I support Obama now, but saying my guy won is kinda like saying Italy won World War Two after switching sides...)
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« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2008, 11:31:44 pm »
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This really is historic. This is the first time in the history of the western world that a non-white has had at least a 50-50 shot at being the leader of a western nation. The first time that a member of a race that was once enslaved and then discriminated against has a chance to lead a nation.

There have been black Governors-General of Canada.... Wink
For the purposes of making sweeping historical observations, I chose to ignore that. Tongue
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