We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Race is obviously a factor in voting, since most blacks in the US vote Dem, and over 90% of Dem primary voters are voting for Obama (which demonstrates something you could call racism but which, I think, is better described as "tribalism").
I believe that there are plenty of good reasons not to vote for Obama in the general election, but skin color is not one of them. But is it a factor for white Dem primary voters, and for white voters in general?
- Judis in TNR: The Big Race - a serious political science look at race and voting patterns
TONY BLANKLEY: "Race, the yet unclosed scab that has run deep through our history, is about to be discussed as it never has been in a presidential election. . . . I would argue that the more honest the public conversation is the less virulent the private one will be, and therein lies the path to maximum civic hygiene."
what a race. it's about race? Then it's a race race. Odd that the same word is used for the type of contest, and for the genetic classification. Hmmm. is that a hint? If so, who the is staging the contest? Gotta be them Greek gods -- sounds just like 'em.
My son says Mabus is known as "Black Frankenstein" in his circles because of his resemblance to Mad TV and Dave Chappelle parodies of Blacksploitation flicks.
I look forward to the Mabus hangover once he is finally discredited and defeated. But then there will be those who leave the bumperstickers in place for the life of their vehicle. I still see Kerry/Edwards stickers driving around.
For some reason I NEVER see Gore/Lieberman stickers, could it be that Democrats, er, uh, progressives don't like Jews? Makes about as much sense as the Mabus race kerfuffle.