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Just words? Just words?

Time and again, Barack Obama or his wife and friends have said outrageous, offensive things. Then they want to blame others for holding them accountable -- even though in his famous "Just Words" speech, Obama testified to the power and meaning of words.

But this utterance ranks right up there with his worst.

Speaking at a campaign rally recently, Obama claimed his opponent John McCain will try to scare voters by saying such things as, "You know, 'he's not patriotic enough, he's got a funny name,' you know, 'he doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.'"

What? For one thing, the Obamas themselves are the ones who called their patriotism into question. Proud of my country for the first time in my adult life? Had to be pushed into wearing a flag pin? Hang around a preacher that says "God d--- America"? Hang around a domestic terrorist who wishes he'd set off more bombs here than he did? Call America a "mean country"?

But that line about "he doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills"? That's just racist. Period. It's saying John McCain and his supporters are racist and will try to scare people into not voting for a black man.

John McCain has never made race an issue. And for Obama to insinuate that Republicans are racist, and will make it an issue, is just beyond reprehensible.

Obama "played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck," said a McCain spokesman. Absolutely.

Now comes Obama supporter Ludacris -- a raunchy rap singer whose new soliloquy refers to Hillary Clinton as a female dog and says "McCain don't belong in any chair unless he's paralyzed ..." The "song" also exhorts black voters to "paint the White House black, and I'm sure that's got 'em terrified."

Got who terrified? Oh, right. What Obama himself called a "typical white person."

Barack Obama can't be blamed for Ludacris' lyrics, but it's him and his friend Ludacris who are making race an issue. Obama not only owes John McCain an apology for his own comment, but he once again reveals an arrogant disdain for ordinary Americans -- remember his comment about xenophobic small-town Americans clinging to their guns and religion:

"You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

For a guy who wants to be president, he's sure ready and eager to believe the worst in America.

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DrGunby68
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DrGunby68 08/04/08 - 02:29 am
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Can't debate on the

Can't debate on the issues...ad hominem !! EC Obama 320+...they know it and have resorted to the worst campaign tactics possible. Dems acknowledge that the mudslinging is effective and Repubs are good at it. Mc said that he would not campaign this way just a couple of weeks ago...what happened? They're losing and they know it...getting desperate.

SisterAbdullahX_
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SisterAbdullahX_ 08/04/08 - 04:56 am
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ad hominem? DrGunby68

ad hominem? DrGunby68 accused me of making anti Muslim remarks the other day. He failed to be able too state a single remark I made that was anti Muslim.......he just made the ad hominem attack.

ThurstonHowell
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ThurstonHowell 08/04/08 - 05:05 am
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These are valid points and

These are valid points and they're adding up. I started off leaning Obama but the more he speaks the more questions I have and I'm to the point now that I, like a lot of folks, am disturbed at how vague this candidate is. The rap song, his Muslim name; all things that are out of his control and I could care less. But his words, his quotes, those are what matter. I do not see consistency in his policies and feel like I'm to the point of chosing between the lesser of two evils (politicians).

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 08/04/08 - 06:40 am
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Obama is showing himself to

Obama is showing himself to be a shallow superficial person that seems to rely on the race card. "They'll say I'm black" , but so far, he's the only one making an issue of his race." They'll say I don't look like the presidents on the dollar bills", but so far he's the only one saying that. Who he associated with before this campaign does make a difference. It relates to who he is. What his stated philosophies have been before this campaign do make a difference. It relates to who he is. What he is saying and obviously implying does make a difference. So far, all Obama has been about is raising taxes on evil people, instituting Marxist rulings, and being picked on because he's black. This too relates to who he is. This is not the person I want nominating supreme court justices.

Bizarro
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Bizarro 08/04/08 - 07:22 am
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The factcheck.org site

The factcheck.org site indicates both Obama and McCain are pushing misleading information for poltical gain. I don't think either are innocent-politics is dirty pool. If you read Michelle Obama's dissertation it is about her subjective perceived experience of being black at Princeton so she apparently believes that she is treated differently because she is black (although there is no objective evidence to support such a notion). Michelle pulled the race card to complete her degree so there is a history of this behavior.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 08/04/08 - 07:49 am
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Amazing how so many people

Amazing how so many people can read or hear the same thing, yet come away with different interpretations. A case of you hear or see what you want to.

christian134
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christian134 08/04/08 - 08:01 am
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Wow when the truth jumps up

Wow when the truth jumps up and takes a huge bite out of you folks it hurts doesn't it....This Obama character is so full of contradictions and racially biased emotions that only a blind and deaf person could not see or hear it...He is in this race to fulfill his own personal agenda and to stomp on anyone who gets in his way even if it means his own "race"...Not Americans but those who seek to categorize themselves as African-American...

afadel
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afadel 08/04/08 - 08:05 am
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What does the Chronicle think

What does the Chronicle think will happen if Senator Obama is elected? He's going to have Freaknik in every city in the U.S. and he'll start wearing gold chains and a NY Jets jersey? Please focus on issues.

getalife
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getalife 08/04/08 - 08:10 am
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He will ride a white horse.

He will ride a white horse. He will be of Muslim descent. He will be a politician. He will unite the world into a new world order. This is scary.

africanamericantom
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africanamericantom 08/04/08 - 08:18 am
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I think the windbag is

I think the windbag is beginning to leak!

yak11
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yak11 08/04/08 - 08:20 am
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afadel, no he will go in and

afadel, no he will go in and in the first two years get just enough bills passed to seriously damage the economy, then he will lose total control in congress (ALA 1994) and become a figurehead at best. The sad thing is we will probably sufer another attack this time it will eclipse 9/11 and he will proudly proclaim what a worthless nation we are and how we deserve it.

DuhJudge
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DuhJudge 08/04/08 - 08:23 am
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Be careful Mr. Editor. By

Be careful Mr. Editor. By picking a few words out of a lengthy campaign and painting the future with them can turn around and bite you where the sun don't shine. Highlightng Obama's words to make them sound negative is exactly what you did against Congressman Broun. When Obama's preacher said "God damn America" we are all aware that the context he used it in made the word 'damn' a verb. No, you wouldn't hear it in most sermons, but a verb is very different than saying "goddamn America" and you know it. Also, if Ludicrous were asked to perform at the convention maybe, but neither whites nor blacks will be persuaded by the lyrics to his stupid song. There are more important issues which demonstrate the differences between them without you picking on these out of context words.

DeborahElliott2
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DeborahElliott2 08/04/08 - 08:29 am
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Sad isn't it? You think you

Sad isn't it? You think you know who to vote for and find this may not be right after all!

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 08/04/08 - 09:30 am
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John McCain did make race an

John McCain did make race an issue -- with his Britney/Paris/Barack ad. So you all on the editorial board needs to get your facts straight and stop your lying to the CSRA.

africanamericantom
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africanamericantom 08/04/08 - 09:51 am
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Another idiotic comment from

Another idiotic comment from williston.

jack
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jack 08/04/08 - 09:56 am
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Gummy, I don't know what

Gummy, I don't know what polls you read, but the latest ones ndicate Osama is the one losing ground to McCain. It ain't McCain who has played the race card. Ozama has done his best to have us belileve that truth and facts about him and "my belle Michelle" are bigoted and racist. Gummy, you claiming the Repubs are good at mud slinging, the title of the DIMocRAT play book is, and always has been called how to sling S*hit and destroy a person's integrity when nothing else works.

jack
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jack 08/04/08 - 10:01 am
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FFH, I believe most of us

FFH, I believe most of us understand fully what Osama and McCain say. Pretty obvious with Osama-there ain't been but one President on a dollar bill-Washington, and yeah, he does look different than past white Presidents-so friggin' what? I hope he keeps it up and drives MORE blue collar workers to vote for McCain.

jack
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jack 08/04/08 - 10:15 am
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DuhJudge, you make a superb

DuhJudge, you make a superb apologist for Osama. He's palying the race card, pure and simple. Used the same tactic on Hitlery.

jack
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jack 08/04/08 - 10:18 am
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Williston, you show your

Williston, you show your ignorant stupidity every day. The Britney Spears, Paris Hilton. Osama ad was about Osama's celebrity (look it up) and lack of experience.

dani
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dani 08/04/08 - 10:20 am
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Bill Clinton knew what the

Bill Clinton knew what the Obama campaign was doing and tried to tell us that they were playing the race card against him, they are sneaky and sly and know how to make it sound like, "no, not little old innocent me". WE now see it being done to McCain and bless his heart, McCain is not taking it lying down. Tell them Sen mCCain, yell it loud and yell it proud. It is Obama's doing, not yours.

africanamericantom
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africanamericantom 08/04/08 - 10:21 am
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Just gas, just gas, jumping

Just gas, just gas, jumping jehoseephat, it was more than "just" gas, it was a barack hussien in my pants!!!! jeeez!!!

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 08/04/08 - 10:39 am
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It may have been about

It may have been about Obama's celebrity, but in the end, let's call McBush's ad for what it really is: a blatantly racist attack on Obama.

john
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john 08/04/08 - 10:51 am
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This dolllar bill issue

This dolllar bill issue reminded me of much of what I see on here. People like Hypo and RCR say something tinged with race, when someone responds, call them a racist. Willis, you make no sense. It may have been celebrity, but its racist? [filtered word]?

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 08/04/08 - 10:55 am
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The rose-colored glasses must

The rose-colored glasses must help those that are so blind to facts about barack hussein obama-carter. At a meeting in FL his black followers loudly complained about what he was going to do for the black followers. Have they forgotten that he is 1/2 white and is having a problem trying to satisfy everyone (including those overseas and the needy but greedy crowd)?

Michael Ryan
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Michael Ryan 08/04/08 - 11:07 am
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"I don't think it's accurate

"I don't think it's accurate to say that my comments have nothing to do with race," Obama said. (ABC News.com)

He admits it now.

HARLEY HOG
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HARLEY HOG 08/04/08 - 11:09 am
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You Are Judged By The Company

You Are Judged By The Company You Keep.
Birds Of A Feather Flock Together.
It's Elementary, Watson.

dani
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dani 08/04/08 - 11:31 am
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Did everyone see the article

Did everyone see the article regarding Obama and his campaign making a try for GA. They are dumping piles of money to make GA a Democrat for the first time in ( ) years...................
Wake up voters, the Dem's have said they will turn GA 'blue'. If 10% of Georgia voters vote for Barr then the Dem's will carry GA.---------------------------------------

Farful
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Farful 08/04/08 - 11:31 am
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I don't look like anyone on

I don't look like anyone on the dollar bill either.

johnsmith
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johnsmith 08/04/08 - 12:21 pm
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All you need to know about

All you need to know about Obama is this: during a Democrat-on-Democrat debate, he was asked if he would support an increase in the capital gains tax rate, EVEN IF (this is the important part, and the one that the obamaniacs miss every time), EVEN IF he WERE convinced that that move would result in BOTH fewer dollars to the gov't from that tax, and a dampening of the economy. Unlike "global warming," this is one of those cases where we pretty much CAN say that the issue is settled: a cap gains rate of 15% brings in more actual dollars than a rate of 28%, and it helps fuel investment, which creates more jobs at every income level. Obama was asked if he would support the 28% rate even if he were satisfied that the above was true; he said "Yes, because we need to make things more FAIR." That has nothing to do with the color of his skin or the words of his associates. He is so committed to being able to say that he worked for 'fairness' that he doesn't care if the actual result, in the real world in which you and I live, is both higher unemployment and lower gov't tax revenue with which to pay for the $1Trillion in new spending he's proposing. That's all you have to know about Obama..

johnsmith
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johnsmith 08/04/08 - 12:26 pm
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And btw, I'd like to hear one

And btw, I'd like to hear one person explain, directly and concretely, in what way McCain's "celebrity" ad is racist. I mean, I understand that it is a negative ad; comparing anyone's level of celebrity + level of intelligence, to Britney Spears, is insulting. It was intended to be so, I'm sure. But in what way was it "racist"? Is it simply that ANY insult to Barack Obama is racist, by virtue of his being black? If I call him a card-carrying 60's-holdover liberal who is promoting a slate of ideas that have been shown to fail in every nation in which they have been tried, is there a tacit n-word in there somewhere, simply because I'm white and he's black? If so, then could we please get a list of the topics on which white people DO have permission to disagree with Saint Barack?

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