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  •  Alot of it has to do with race. (2+ / 0-)
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    Involuntary Exile, thomask

    I have many friends who hate Obama and are voting for Romney despite the fact that they're in unions, or truckers or basically in jobs that will be either gone of whittled to nothing if Romney actually took office.  Or in many cases they're immigrants or children of immigrants, some even who came here illegally.  

    Nobody dares speak of it but I know these people and it's painfully clear to me and many others that the only reason they hate Obama is because he's black.  Were he Barry O'Hara instead of Barack Obama, well they'd all be singing a different tune.  The sad part is them trying to find ways to rationalize their hatred for him.  They'll bring something up and when I point out how wrong they are or how if Romney gets elected they'll be fucked it doesn't matter.  

    The worst is when seemingly intelligent people try to justify their beliefs by citing right wing ideologues.  For example when talking about the economy they cite some jackass from the Hoover Institute because Obama has 'wrecked our economy so we should try something else'.  After pointing out the obvious that any 'economist' from an institute named after the worst president in our economic history should automatically be discounted I then point to how all the policies they are advocating have been tried with disastrous results.  I then cite other economists only to be shot down because they're 'partisan' because as we all know facts have a liberal bias.  Meanwhile the economists at the AEI aren't partisan but 'independent'.  

    It's mind numbing to face this amount of stupidity and sometimes when confronted with it, I just call they out for being fucking stupid and tell them to turn off FoxNews because it's making them fucking stupid.  Suffice to say a few of my old friends stopped talking to me.  No big loss IMO.   I keep telling myself that in 2016 after Obama is retired and Hillary Clinton runs, or whoever wins the Dem nomination, that the scales in front of their eyes will fall and racism will no long be an issue.  It will no longer cloud their judgement and they will more clearly see who has their best interests at heart.  It's clearly not the GOP and while the Dems may suck at times they're better than the GOP by and large 99% of the time.   Frankly I hope it is Hillary because I'd love to see the GOP use  gender based politics in the hopes of winning.  At that point they will truly be relegated to the dustbin of history as a predominantly southern, bigoted, white, old, male and rich party.  

    This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

    by DisNoir36 on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 06:51:18 AM PDT

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    •  I think you overestimate (0+ / 0-)

      how willing a lot of those people would be to vote for a woman.  I am reminded of Rosie Perez's great ad about "Sure.... it would be easier for Mitt if he were Latino..."

      0% of US Presidents have been women. And when they put up Palin, I think we all know that the assumption was that if somehow she ended up as President, we'd all just kill ourselves.

      Lover, fighter, dreamer

      by kate mckinnon on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 07:30:46 AM PDT

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