I am not voting Obama, so I am a racist and/or a Republican

Sen. Obama’s comments about Pennsylvanians came to my attention yesterday. There were numerous diaries posted on MYDD about them and I got involved reading and commenting.
Below are Obama’s offensive remarks, delivered at a fund-raiser in San Francisco to a crowd of moneyed elites.

“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.”

Next, one of my comments on a diary at MyDD and the hateful response.

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Re: Typical White People AGAIN! (2.00 / 5)

Here is a very inconvenient truth- We in PA are clinging to our PATRIOTISM! We love our country, and we have NO USE for Obama, with his elitist attitude, his whining wife or his Anti-American hate spewing pastor.
Clearly the man has no clue about us, about what we think or what we want in a President.

Come April 22, he is going to find out!

by ProudMilitaryMom on Fri Apr 11, 2008 at 07:59:31 PM EST
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Re: Typical White People AGAIN! (1.12 / 8)

You’re a Republican. Just admit it. You don’t hold progressive values, you’re incapable of reading beyond cherrypicked quotes and finding context, and you buy into class warfare rhetoric to tear down liberal Democrats.

People like you are the reason that we’re not re-electing John Kerry this year. I hope you’re satisfied.

by amiches on Fri Apr 11, 2008 at 08:04:56 PM EST
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So I am a Republican? Because I will not support a candidate who has no clue about me? People like me??? Amiches lumps me in to a category, just like his candidate did, without knowing a thing about me. I voted Kerry by the way.

Next, my reply to that ugly comment.

Re: Typical White People AGAIN! (2.00 / 6)

Nope- Born and raised a Democrat, fought for women’s rights for years, protested against the Vietnam war and got whacked by a billy club wielding cop for protesting when I was 13!
True Blue AMERICAN Democrat. Mother of an active duty military member, sister of a veteran, grandaughter of an immigrant from Scotland on one side and a jewish immigrant on the other side.
I have voted Democratic, straight ticket, all my life!
We still have Kerry, Gore and Clinton bumper stickers on our truck. (yup- we have an old Ford pick-up)
Take your insults someplace else. I have been fighting injustice wherever I see it all my life!
Your candidate is doing a mighty fine job alienating life long Democrats and YOU are doing a fine job helping him!
I voted Kerry. I have met Kerry! I lived in MA until 1997. Voted Kennedy, voted Dukakis. I worked REALLY REALLY hard fighting Gov. Weld.
So take your anybody who isn’t voting Obama is a republican line someplace where it will fly.
I am voting for the best candidate
Hillary Clinton, who does not disparage voters nor try to exclude their votes. In other words, the real Democrat!

by ProudMilitaryMom on Fri Apr 11, 2008 at 09:00:14 PM EST
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Re: Typical White People AGAIN! (none / 0)

I thought i made it pretty clear that I have voted Democratic all my life. Next, more ugly comments. Apparently, my life history of working and voting Democrat “does not mean much.”

“i appreciate your resume into the democratic party–not a snark, but voting democrat and living in MA most of your life does not mean much. I too grew up in MA, my parents still live there, and even though MA is true blue, it is also unfortunately racist as hell. It has a long rough history with its black and white working class.

What Obama said is nothing new. For generations corporations have kept the working class masses fighting through racial baiting.

Corporations pushed the notion that You may be poor, but at least you are not black, and hired blacks to cross picket lines as a wedge.

So you think that “lunch bucket” workers would be bitter about their economic and lifestyle decline–and blame 8 years of republican rule? NO, they will choose to vote for one instead of a black democratic nomineeem>strong>

by susu1969 on Fri Apr 11, 2008 at 10:54:30 PM EST
[ Parent | Reply to This | none0- hide1- troll2- mojo ]

So now I am a racist??? Excuse me????? I grew up in, lived in and voted in MA. Are we talking about the same Commonwealth of MA? The City of Boston had riots over forced busing, yes. And thousands showed up to support both sides in that issue. Ma has a very long history of activism, right back to the revolution.

So I am not voting Obama because corporations are driving a wedge of race between the classes???? Living and voting Democratic all my life “doesn’t mean much?”

Sorry Sen. Obama, you and your supporters are the ones driving the wedge in this country. You and your supporters dismiss me as a Republican and a racist because I refuse to buy the shoddy bill of goods the media is trying to shove down my throat. You show no interest in or respect for my choice of candidate in this election. Anybody who dares to point out flaws in your candidate is the enemy, to be tarred and feathered and run out of the party.

No sir, I am not a Republican nor am I a racist. I am voting for my candidate of choice because of her stand on the issues.
Hillary Clinton is solidly for the middle class and the poor. Her plans and proposals for the economy make sense to me. Hillary has substantial plans for getting this country back on track. Green jobs, education, UNIVERSAL health care and a plan for a new G.I. Bill for the 21st century. I believe Hillary will do everything she can to end the oil-company welfare program. I believe Hillary will fight like hell to take away the benefits given to companies that export our jobs.
Like Hillary, I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work solving this country’s problems.

It is a sad day in this country when Americans are portrayed as bitter, republican, racists for taking a stand for the candidate with the best proposals, the most experience and a track record of fighting for the issues that matter to us. Just as I have not fallen prey to the corporation’s wedge issues, I will not fall prey to the Obama campaign’s tactics. This is still America and contrary to what Mr. Obama thinks of the voters here in PA, I am a thinking Democrat, working hard for my candidate of choice.
You are not winning Pa, Sen. Obama, because you just don’t get it!

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  1. You go girl! I love that “you don’t hold progressive values” routine. As IF every single democrat wants to hang off a whacky cliff and go back to the 60s with Bill Ayers. Furthermore, I do not call hanging out with domestic and foreign terrorists and alienating half the people in America with smarmy narcissistic snorty elistism “values” at all.

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