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  •  I know plenty of "Dems" here on the Panhandle (2+ / 0-)
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    pamelabrown, Norbrook

    that switched parties in the general because Obama was the Dem nominee.  Racism abounds on both sides of the aisle down here.  And yes, they flat out told me they weren't voting for a "N*****".

    ~War is Peace~Freedom is Slavery~Ignorance is Strength~ George Orwell "1984"

    by Kristina40 on Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 11:25:24 AM PST

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    •  I know the type (8+ / 0-)

      I talked with them while canvassing for Obama. Most of them won't vote dem unless it is someone along the lines of Nelson. I'm not really worried about them. I AM worried about dem enthusiasm, which is WAY down for obvious reasons.

      "I think a basic principle of our Constitution is nobody above the law" -Obama

      by heart of a quince on Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 11:29:03 AM PST

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    •  Same here... (2+ / 0-)
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      Norbrook, Kristina40

      I just got back from vacation at home in rural north Florida.  Most of my family will tell you they are all Dems but probably 80% of them won't vote for ANY Dem.  They think the party left them, not the other way around.  And perhaps they are right.  As the party evolved, they stayed behind.

      They also almost to a person claim they are not racist, yet they'll complain about "the damned n#$$@^s" in the next breath.  My New England, city born and bred boyfriend was shocked at the level of ignorance and racism displayed openly and regularly.  I tried to warn him, but he had no clue people are still living like this. I took him through the black neighborhoods, where tar paper shacks still exist.  He was stunned.  It was an eye-opening experience for him.

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