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Geoffrey Fieger's Racism Statement

I saw this on TV and I was like.... What?
I've been fixated on this all day. It seems like he is almost saying people who don't like Obama are racist.


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He actually has a point though.
If Obama was caucasion people wouldn't be doubting whether or not he was born in the usa.
Where did he say people who don't like Obama are racist, exactly?
He didn't. I think you skimmed what I said.

He actually has a point though.
If Obama was caucasion people wouldn't be doubting whether or not he was born in the usa.
True, but communism and being a radical have nothing to do with skin color. He's making it seem like accusing him of those makes you racist.

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He didn't quite say that ppl who disapprove of Obama are racist. His statement was that those that attack his national origin are racist. Which is bullshit. Most ppl who ask that are racist, but some of those ppl are simply diehard fans of long past useful policies. Personally, I believe that any citizen should be able to run for president. It's not like the beginning years of our nation where threats of takeovers by far powerful states could pose a problem. Though I do remember ppl mentioned the Gov'enator couldn't be president because he wan't born in America so I guess it's not solely just those with mixed heritages who get this crap slung at them.

Edit: Also, OP I re-watched the vid. Where was the communism mentioned?
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The hell am I reading, here?
I'm going to come right out and say it: The Southern Strategy is still alive and well in the 21st century. The majority of Republican politicians may not actually hold racist views, but they are still deliberately courting the racist vote with dog-whistle campaign messaging that appeals to the subconscious racial biases of their base.


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I'm sorry, I couldn't begin to give this man any credence. I was admittedly too busy staring at the smile he wears while talking and comparing it to the tone of voice.

Sorry folks, if you're going to be honest your body language has to match if you ask me.

Watch it again and get a good look at it. Would you trust this man? I wouldn't.

That being said, I'm not sure what he's trying to get at here. I'm seeing a lot of assumptions and sweeping generalizations he's making about people doing just that.

Overall, I feel like I've been cheated out of my time I think.


The hell am I reading, here?
Something interesting and relevant I just came across:


Because direct surveys of racial biases are unreliable at best for obvious reasons, this Harvard doctoral candidate decided to tap into something else, something that has much more direct access to peoples' private interests, unfiltered by social norms and political correctness: Google search queries.

The regional 2004 election data for John Kerry plus the average vote gain by 2008 Democratic congressional candidates was established as the baseline for the Democratic election performance expectation for 2008. He then took regional-level data from the 2008 presidential election and the corresponding regional Google search data and found a strong correlation between:

a) The vote percentage by which Obama's election results underperformed the baseline expectation in a region, and

b) The frequency with which the N-word is Googled in that region.

The method for calculating the baseline expectation was highly accurate in predicting actual results for regions with the least searches using the N-word, but in those places that Google it the most, Obama's performance suffered 7% or more. The study estimates that the difference between reality and expectations in the overall national popular vote in 2008 was around 3 to 5%, which is actually pretty damn significant in a presidential election.

tl;dr: Obama probably lost 3-5% of the popular vote in 2008 to racism.
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