Obama: Not Black? - Page 5 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-31-2007, 01:47 PM   #61
War Child
 
Devlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 922
Local Time: 07:13 PM
Gah? Lucy: you got some 'splainin' to do..

Really. I don't see how it's Obama's issue that his grandfather was a devoted muslim, or that he spent two years of his childhood in a Muslim school. Heh. It's like playing telephone, or something. Not like he had a choice. Still, if he gets on the ballot, I'd probably vote for him - he's done some good things in chicago.
__________________

__________________
Devlin is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 01:54 PM   #62
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 02:13 PM
Um...

http://www.observer.com/20070205/200...ewsstory1.html


Mr. Biden is equally skeptical—albeit in a slightly more backhanded way—about Mr. Obama. “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

So I guess all the other ones were inarticulate, ugly, and dirty or something Do some of these people even think before they speak? I guess he meant that as some sort of compliment, it doesn't exactly come across that way when you read it. Don't know quite what to think about that one..
__________________

__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 02:18 PM   #63
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: The American Resistance
Posts: 4,754
Local Time: 01:13 PM
Quote:
Don't know quite what to think about that one..
Well, a Republican would immediately be labeled a bigot in this forum for such a comment. But Biden is a liberal Democrat, which complicates matters doesn't it?
__________________
INDY500 is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 02:23 PM   #64
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 02:13 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by INDY500

Well, a Republican would immediately be labeled a bigot in this forum for such a comment. But Biden is a liberal Democrat, which complicates matters doesn't it?
I don't care what he is and it doesn't complicate matters for me at all-the comment is inappropriate and yes it comes across as bigoted to me. The implications are clearly there, like I said in my other post. I don't know quite what to make of it because I'm just shocked by it-then again these types of comments seem commonplace in politics these days.
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 02:51 PM   #65
Forum Moderator
 
yolland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 7,471
Local Time: 08:13 PM
Unfortunately it wouldn't be the first time Biden's made remarks like that, this one is worse but remember the thing about how you have to have an Indian accent to run a Dunkin Donuts in his area.
__________________
yolland [at] interference.com


μελετώ αποτυγχάνειν. -- Διογένης της Σινώπης
yolland is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 02:51 PM   #66
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: The American Resistance
Posts: 4,754
Local Time: 01:13 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by MrsSpringsteen


I don't care what he is and it doesn't complicate matters for me at all-the comment is inappropriate and yes it comes across as bigoted to me. The implications are clearly there, like I said in my other post. I don't know quite what to make of it because I'm just shocked by it-then again these types of comments seem commonplace in politics these days.
I added "in this forum" hoping that you wouldn't think I was referring only to you as I believe you are sincere when you say party identification doesn't matter to you in these situations.

But be fair, if Mitt Romney says this, it's a 20 page "Mitt Romney exposes himself a bigot" thread isn't it?
__________________
INDY500 is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 02:53 PM   #67
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 02:13 PM
Yes I remember that Indian comment too It's disgraceful, there is no place for such comments by any politicians. But they're just words, right? Joe Biden should have a guest role on Grey's Anatomy
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 02:56 PM   #68
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 02:13 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by INDY500

I added "in this forum" hoping that you wouldn't think I was referring only to you as I believe you are sincere when you say party identification doesn't matter to you in these situations.
Thanks, I really appreciate that. And you're correct, I am sincere.

Maybe if you started such a thread about Biden it would reach numerous or 20 pages I certainly have no qualms about such a thread, I judge him just like I do anyone else who makes such comments.
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 03:53 PM   #69
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
redhotswami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Waiting for this madness to end.
Posts: 5,846
Local Time: 02:13 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by INDY500


Well, a Republican would immediately be labeled a bigot in this forum for such a comment. But Biden is a liberal Democrat, which complicates matters doesn't it?
I don't know if I'd agree. If that statement had come from anybodys else's mouth I'd still be angry and quick to apply all other sorts of labels besides bigot.
__________________
redhotswami is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 07:01 PM   #70
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 02:13 PM
Biden "clarifies" his comments

__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 08:44 PM   #71
Blue Crack Addict
 
deep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: A far distance down.
Posts: 28,501
Local Time: 11:13 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by MrsSpringsteen


Clean as a whistle, sharp as a tack. He is "crisp and clear".

But is Obama really?

Would you vote for a regular smoker?

What does this say about his judgement?

Self-discipline?

What kind of example does this set?
__________________
deep is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 10:20 PM   #72
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
redhotswami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Waiting for this madness to end.
Posts: 5,846
Local Time: 02:13 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by deep



But is Obama really?

Would you vote for a regular smoker?

What does this say about his judgement?

Self-discipline?

What kind of example does this set?
or...you can always vote on the ISSUES and not on their PERSONAL LIFESTYLE.
__________________
redhotswami is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 11:59 PM   #73
She's the One
 
martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Orange County and all over the goddamn place
Posts: 42,332
Local Time: 11:13 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by deep



But is Obama really?

Would you vote for a regular smoker?

What does this say about his judgement?

Self-discipline?

What kind of example does this set?
A crappy one. But if that's all there is to worry about, I think I'll be ok with him.
__________________
martha is offline  
Old 02-01-2007, 09:06 AM   #74
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 56,344
Local Time: 02:13 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by redhotswami


or...you can always vote on the ISSUES and not on their PERSONAL LIFESTYLE.
this is true, of course... but obama is being sold as the person, not the issues. they didn't make him the keynote speaker at the democratic convention and rumored to be a potential 2008 democratic nominee for president before ever even setting foot inside congress because of "the issues."

there's a lot of hype around obama, not much substance... yet. he obviously has a ton of potential, but i see him getting stomped in the primaries due to his lack of experience (which is exactly how he got stomped in his first run for national office back in his failed attempt at a house of representitives spot).
__________________
Headache in a Suitcase is online now  
Old 02-01-2007, 09:40 AM   #75
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
CTU2fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 5,366
Local Time: 03:13 PM
I think it's sort of funny how it's "OK" to question Obama's candidacy because he's descended from Muslims & went to a Muslim school...I guess the bigots had to find something. The racists don't have the balls to say what they really mean (that they don't want a black President), so they hide behind religious bigotry, which is still getting a pass in the US (as long as it's anti-Muslim bigotry, that is).
__________________

__________________
CTU2fan is online now  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com