#23704 May 23, 2012
Updated poll show Obama up 8 % on Robney in Pa.
Barack Obama is maintaining an 8-point lead over Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania -- according to the latest Public Policy Polling study -- which is 1 point better than their last look in March, putting the incumbent in pretty good position in the state.
The Democratic-leaning pollsters also show Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's favorable/unfavorable numbers worsening by 7 points (to 37/50) since their look in November (when they were at 37-43).
#23705 May 23, 2012
Meanwhile Romney continues to be unpopular, with just 37% of voters rating him positively to 51% with a negative.
#23706 May 23, 2012
Barack Obama is maintaining an 8-point lead over Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania
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 nothingís 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.
So itís not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who arenít like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
obummer a four year failure
#23707 May 23, 2012
I, I, I, I, I'm, I'm a warrior for the middle class.
I'm happy to fight for the middle class,"
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#23708 May 23, 2012
this should lock it up for Obama,Robney cant get to 270, whereas Obama will get over 320+.......
Might as well not even have an election..........LOL!!!
#23709 May 23, 2012
YEAH BABYYYYYYYYYY Obama four more years!!!!!!!!!!
Robney cant get to 270......no matter what he does......
#23710 May 23, 2012
Robney wants to shut down planned parenthood, he wants to control a woman's body, he wants to exclude birth control on their health insurance while guys can still get Viagra,,,,he doesnt want a woman to chose whats right for her,Robney the Nazi commie wants to dictate what women do with their own bodies......he wants to overturn roe vs wade......he wants to control the united states supreme court,,,,,,,,,he wants to overturn roe vs wade,,,,,,,
#23711 May 23, 2012
You are incapable of accurately 'identifying' racism using a definition that holds only white Americans can be racist in the U.S., danny BOY.
You've said that ONLY white people can be racist, an antithetical and inaccurate definition of racism as can exist.
Your fanatical and extreme-left views on racism aligns yours with Jeremiah Wright's.
#23712 May 23, 2012
42% of Voters Choose Other Than Obama in Arkansas and Kentucky Democratic Primaries
( CNSNews.com )- President Barack Obama won Tuesday's Democratic primaries in Arkansas and Kentucky with around 58 percent of the vote.
But in both states, the opposition -- including "uncommitted" in Kentucky -- had a surprisingly strong showing against an incumbent president.
In Arkansas, a relative unknown -- Democrat John Wolfe, Jr.-- took 42 percent of the vote, capitalizing on what he calls
"the undercurrent of discontent" in the Democratic Party.
According to Wolfe, "under Obamaís leadership, the Democratic Party has proposed a misguided healthcare reform, continues to reward corporate thugs in the economic bailout, and falls short on foreign policy."
Wolfe previously took 12 percent of the vote in Louisiana's primary.
And he is on the ballot in the May 29 Texas primary.
Wolfe's showing in Arkansas echoes what happened two weeks ago in West Virginia, where a felon took 41 percent of the vote in the Democratic presidential primary.
On the Republican side of the ballot Tuesday, Mitt Romney took 68 percent of the vote in Arkansas and 67 percent in Kentucky.
YEAH BABYYYYYYYYYY Obama four more years!!!!!!!!!!
#23713 May 23, 2012
Of course, danny BOY, you don't see "a black man as president who is intellectually superior to your pasty asses" as a racist comment. It's a racist comment directed at whites who, by YOUR definition, can't be victims of racism in the U.S.
Your selective and hypocritical definition of racism identifies you as a racist, danny BOY.
#23714 May 23, 2012
Pat Yourselves on the Back, GOP
Republicans are crowing that the president didn't do that great in last night's primaries in Arkansas and Kentucky, or in the recent contest in West Virginia.
I don't think it's good sign for the Republicans.
First, because the president doesn't need to win any of those states to be reelected, his unpopularity there has no obvious repercussions.
Second, because all three states have Democratic governors, West Virginia has two Democratic senators, and Arkansas has one, the implication is that Obama is more unpopular there because of his race than the party's policies.
Democrats have been doing great in statewide elections in West Virginia and Kentucky during Obama's first term. Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, a Democrat, was reelected in the Republicans' wave election of 2010 with nearly 65% of the vote. The only drag we've seen in these states has been on the district level where we've lost some seats in the House of Representatives.
There's no reason to believe that a white presidential candidate wouldn't immediately compete for the electoral votes of these states. Arkansas and West Virginia are both traditionally Democratic states, while Kentucky is more of a swing-state.
What last night's results show is that the president's problems in Appalachia stem less from any Republican strength than from his weakness there among white Democrats.
Since it is unlikely that the next Democratic presidential contender will be black, it's also unlikely that the Republicans can rely on these Appalachian states to remain solidly in their corner.
#23715 May 23, 2012
This is a stolen article.
The poster is a plagiarist for failing to attribute its source and for presenting it as his own.
danny BOY, the plagiarist.
#23716 May 23, 2012
A privilege is a right, favor, advantage, immunity, specially granted to one individual or group, and withheld from another.
White Privilege is:
1. Preferential prejudice and preferential treatment of whites based solely on their skin color and/or ancestral origin from Europe.
2. Absence of oppression based on skin color and ancestral origin from Africa, Asia and the Americas. "White peoples were exempt from slavery, land grab and genocide, the first forms of white privilege [in the future U.S.]."
~ Virginia Harris and Trinity OrdoŮa
Race Prejudice exists wherever societies subscribe to American or European concepts of "race" as a biological construct. Unlike cultural prejudice , in which the concept of "culture" has a basis in reality, race prejudice has no such basis, and is, therefore, irrational.
Nevertheless, among members of each, so-called, race in the United States can be found many people who are afflicted by "race prejudice" and confuse it with cultural prejudice. Such prejudice is conflicted because the unreal concept of "race" often cuts across more than one (often many - e.g.: Asian Americans (Korean, Japanese, Chinese, etc.) cultural or ethnic groups which have distinctly different cultures.
Racism is race prejudice plus power
1. The process by which a person of color accepts the definition of him/herself that the white supremacy system has created.
2. The treatment of persons of color by persons of color similar to treatment accorded by whites to persons of color.
3. The acceptance by persons of color of Euro-centric values.
A Racist is one who participates [as a member of the dominant "race"] in a social system in which race prejudice is backed up with power.
~ People's Institute
It is thus synonymous with White Privilege, a systemic term to describe all white people, especially those in the United States. It is not an issue of personal attitude or behavior. Personal attitude or behavior, however, may reflect the fact of white privilege.
By this definition, people of color cannot be racists because as groups within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities or acts of discrimination.[This does not deny the existence of prejudices, hostilities, acts of rage or discrimination. See Race Prejudice.]
A non-term. The term was created by whites to deny responsibility for systemic racism, to shift responsibility for changing a racist system from whites, to blaming people of color for the racist system [called "blaming the victim"].
A non-racist is "color blind."
Responsibility for perpetuating and legitimizing our racist system rests both on those who actively maintain it, and on those who refuse to challenge it. Silence is consent.
[If applied to white people] a person who makes a conscious choice to act to challenge some aspect of the white supremacy system.
Among people of color there are many different definitions which range from survival within a white supremacy system to all forms of resistance to that system. Common synonyms are freedom fighter, warrior, liberation fighter, political prisoner, prisoner of war, sister, brother, compa, etc.
#23717 May 23, 2012
The first thing you really need to understand is that the definition of racism that you probably have (which is the colloquial definition: "racism is prejudice against someone based on their skin color or ethnicity") is NOT the definition that's commonly used in anti-racist circles.
The definition used in anti-racist circles is the accepted sociological definition (which is commonly used in academic research, and has been used for more than a decade now): "racism is prejudice plus power". What this means, in easy language:
A. Anyone can hold "racial prejudice" -- that is, they can carry positive or negative stereotypes of others based on racial characteristics. For example, a white person thinking all Asians are smart, or all black people are criminals; or a Chinese person thinking Japanese people are untrustworthy; or what-have-you. ANYONE, of any race, can have racial prejudices.
B. People of any race can commit acts of violence, mistreatment, ostracizing, etc., based on their racial prejudices. A black kid can beat up a white kid because he doesn't like white kids. An Indian person can refuse to associate with Asians. Whatever, you get the idea.
C. However, to be racist (rather than simply prejudiced) requires having institutional power. In North America, white people have the institutional power. In large part we head the corporations; we make up the largest proportion of lawmakers and judges; we have the money; we make the decisions. In short, we control the systems that matter. "White" is presented as normal, the default. Because we have institutional power, when we think differently about people based on their race or act on our racial prejudices, we are being racist. Only white people can be racist, because only white people have institutional power.
D. People of color can be prejudiced, but they cannot be racist, because they don't have the institutional power.(However, some people refer to intra-PoC prejudice as "lateral racism". You may also hear the term "colorism", which refers to lighter-skinned PoC being prejudiced toward darker-skinned PoC.) However, that situation can be different in other countries; for example, a Japanese person in Japan can be racist against others, because the Japanese have the institutional power there. But in North America, Japanese people can't be racist because they don't hold the institutional power.
E. If you're in an area of your city/state/province that is predominantly populated by PoC and, as a white person, you get harassed because of your skin color, it's still not racism, even though you're in a PoC-dominated area. The fact is, even though they're the majority population in that area, they still lack the institutional power. They don't have their own special PoC-dominated police force for that area. They don't have their own special PoC-dominated courts in that area. The state/province and national media are still not dominated by PoC. Even though they have a large population in that particular area, they still lack the institutional power overall.
#23718 May 23, 2012
Post #23716 above...
#23719 May 23, 2012
Post #23717 ...
Since: Apr 11
#23720 May 23, 2012
dan have you reported this post to the topix police yet ..?..
wheres your race card ..?.. this is an easy one to trump the race deck with ..!.. are you not gonna stand up to this for all of humanity ..?....?..
IS THERE NO VOICE OF REASON ..?..
LMAO @ dan the (..!..) man ..!..
#23721 May 23, 2012
Last I checked a budget was written in the House, approved by committee with the Senate, and singed by the President.
We're still following that part of the Constitution, right?
Then Obama really isn't doing much recently, as he hasn't had a budget sent to him to sign on over 3 years (as the Senate refuses to write a budget, or vote on budgets submitted by the House, or try to compromise with the House on a budget).
But we have had a SIGNIFICANT spending increase recently... lets see if we can figure out when it happened...
2007, the last year a GOP House & Senate wrote a budget...$2.73 trillion.
Democrats controlled both House & Senate immediately after this.
2010, the last year the Senate had a single vote for a Budget...$3.721 trillion (enacted).
Democrats still controlled both the House and Senate for this Budget.
So we increase spending by a TRILLION DOLLARS IN THREE YEARS... who wrote those budgets with those increases?
Congress 2007-2010... who was that?
#23722 May 23, 2012
Public Policy Polling (PPP) is an American polling firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. PPP was founded in 2001 by businessman and Democratic pollster Dean Debnam, the firm's current president and chief executive officer.
Many PPP election polls were commissioned by the liberal website Dailykos.
PPP has been known for asking unexpected and unusual questions, including those without bearing on politics, such as the approval rating of God, and the percentage of voters who believe President Obama would be eligible for entering heaven in the event of the Rapture.
#23723 May 23, 2012
Did you get daddy's permission to post on here today? LMAO
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