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Repeatedly tonight, I've been admonished, and cursed for even insinuating that McCain/Palin are are vitrolic, intentional perpetuaters of fear, racism and hate. I have but one question for all of you.

Are you delusional? This are exactly the things McCain/Palin endorse. This is a man who admitted to knowingly murdering innocent women and children in Vietnam. A man who was censored during his last presidential campaign for his constant use of the word "gook" But he's not a racist? Huh?

His running mate was just found in violation of Alaskan state law and is now open to civil and criminal litigation for abuse of power and violating the public trust. These people are arrogant, unrepentant, war-mongering crooks.

It's fine with me if you want to vote for an openly racist war criminal and his pet pit, but at least be honest enough to acknowledge who and what you are casting your vote for.

The GOP has become dangereously divisive and dishonest. They are openly running criminals for the highest office in the land. Yet, so many, like McCain's campaign staffer, think the criminal you know is better than the unblemished African American, who associates with professors and preachers, you don't. If that's not sick and twisted, I don't know what is.

What I don't understand is that the currently insane faction of the Republican party has, in the past, proven itself intelligent enough to normally maintain civility and control. So, why don't you McCain lovers stop with the smoke and mirrors. Tell the truth, you'd rather retire graveside and watch your children die in Iraq to the thrid generation than risk an African American, or any other consistantly demeaned and disenfranchised citizen of color be in the position to force a good long look in the not so historical mirror.

And while you're at it, you might want to consider the national and international ramifications if we allow Johnny and his female dog to become the face of America. You may very well find Mr McCain's 100 year war at your front door. Just Sayin
Posted By: Michelle Diane
Monday, October 13th 2008 at 2:14AM
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Monday, October 13th 2008 at 7:01AM
This is Bren
E. , while I agree with you that most Americans are far above this ugly fray, I ask you to remember it only takes one carelessly tossed match to start a forest fire.
Monday, October 13th 2008 at 10:39AM
Michelle Diane
No E., not personal. I just think you are downplaying the possible ramifications of this presidential race. Politically, on the grand stage, I think your perspective is essentially accurate. My concern is the bigots who have been simmering for decades, that are and may continue to take the racially charged "swift-boating" as excuse or license to act on their "long held" racism.
Monday, October 13th 2008 at 1:09PM
Michelle Diane
Ladies, I understand both of your points. I am not as political as most. Nonetheless, No one should want four more years of the current politics. Whomever wins this election must take a different approach to bring about change and increase the public's confidence in leadership. McCain's age is a serious issue that really should be considered with respects to his current choice for VP. Looking at the past of all candidates, I will say that we as humans all have a past. Some not so good as others. We all make mistakes. Some with more consequences as others. People can change and many do if they are willing and given an opportunity for change. However, as voters we have a choice, and I, as a voter, would like to give Obama a change, not because he is African American, but because of the accomplishments that he has made in his life and what he stands for. His pphilosophy and background closely relates to my own, and from personal experience, I know just how difficult it is to come up against strong forces (opposition) and remain standing. So with that said, whether Obama wins or loses, he has indeed in my book made history and has contributed to change. People should give him a chance to demonstrate his abilities on a wider scale and remember that it takes team work. Although we have leadership, we too, must do what we can to assist in building stronger communities, healing deep wounds (destroyed relationships with neighboring countries as well as learning to get along with the many different cultures that exist in our country already. I say this not because I am against helping foreign nations, but because I feel that charity begins at home. We have people who are hungry, homeless, in need of healthcare and jobs right here in our country. When people mention the war in the Middle East, the first thing that comes to my mind is we have a major war that has been going on for decades right here in the streets of our cities (drugs, violence, etc...). If the government wants to spend trillions of dollars fighting a war, why not deal with the war here first and fortify our countries borders. Then take on any challenges that may threaten the safety of our secure country. (just some thoughts that were provoked within me from the conversation at hand and I wanted to hear what you ladies thought0 (smile)
Monday, October 13th 2008 at 3:36PM
S Renaee Lewis
I don't think we should elect Obama because he's Black or that we shoul revile McCain because he is White. Truth is, until 2004, I was a registered Republican, so know my position isn't about being a dyed in the wool Democrat either. I believe the chasm between the races has been widened dangereously and yes, I believe there is the possibility for a huge increase in incidents of racially motivated violence no matter which man we elect.
Monday, October 13th 2008 at 4:48PM
Michelle Diane
I've read though this blog and all the ensuing comments that were posted and it makes me wonder...would these comments and blog have even taken place if the U.S. and the rest of the, (quote) civilized world, (unquote), didn't teeter on the brink of economic disaster?

It seems that its easier to point guns, knives and ropes (in the form of racism) at each other than to focus our attention on the underlying problem(s) that face all of us.

In case you havenít noticed when there is plenty of money flowing it is a lot easier to place bandage after bandage after bandage on a wound to hid it, than it is to actually face the problem and heal it.

So to all I say this, if we don't get our act together and solve our problem(s) we WILL see this country crumble and what was once thought of as a melting pot nation will be divided along lines of race/racism, creed and color. Is that what you want for your granddaughter? Because its not what I want for mine.

Na na,
Nobel Warrior
In My Masterís Service

OBTW, just so you know, I took an Oath 32 yrs ago to defend this County from its enemyís both foreign and domestic and as a Former Marine, one who never retires, that Oath is still in effect.
Tuesday, October 14th 2008 at 12:17AM
Neighborhood Computer Hero
Hey Mama! I may be off subject here, but I just wanted to point some things out.

I hear "we need to create more jobs" within both parties' campains, but what I see is plenty of jobs available that no one wants to do. Like caring for the bridges that are old and collapsing, sunken and retired ships corroding in our oceans and contaminating our precious water resources. Parentless children who need guidance. Too many CHIEFS, and not enough INDIANS/WARIORS.
I agree with EP on this one point, "we should have a GOOD president and race shouldn't even matter." I am of the belief that a president is only as good as the people who are...beside him, with him, under him, supporting him, watching him, warning him, etc. If we don't hold him accountable for his work, we are just as faulty as he is.
Regardless of who is elected, we all have a job to do, and it is a dirty one (fair warning). "We the people", not "I the President", are responsible for what happens in this country. It is "we the people" that get up every morning to go to our jobs, or search for a job that will hire us, and keep this "government" of ours moving. "We the people" are the ones that are really in control, assuming we stand up and take on that huge responsibility. "We the people" are a collective of "I the person" that, together, make the changes...in the economy, in business, in community, and in service. We, and all in this world, are what fluctuates the stock market. We are the ones that cause the inflation and deflation of gas and energy prices, food costs, education, etc. We are the merchants, consumers, financers, creators, educators, and catalists to our own successes and failures, as well as that of others. We are litterally and figuratively, "our brother's keeper".
We the people are a selfish and impatient people. We want what we want, the way we want it, when we want it, NOW! We are consuming resources faster than they can be replaced, refined, and renewed, and rather than subdue our voracious hunger for more, we instead point the blame to anyone else but ourselves! We ignorantly believe that it will all work itself out without our input or "elbow greese" to make it happen. We would rather put someone on a pedistal and hang a sign around his/her neck that says, "whatever bad/good happens, it's MY FAULT". Too many are holding on to what they have, unwilling to share with anyone, for fear that they will loose all they have and more. Others who have nothing, give all they have and get nothing for all their hard earned efforts.
I think it's great that both parties in this election campain are being promoted so strongly as to bring about this type of counsel amongst us. I believe that no matter the outcome of the election, we still have the obligation to do what is right in the place(s) we are in. Jus'ayin'.
Tuesday, October 14th 2008 at 12:41PM
Lesley Knight
Kisura Roberts,
The reaction in the christian conservative, states rights, war drum section of the republican party is dealing with two issues. First, most white people have been raised with a negative racism for so long that it is natural for them. And, second the republican party is setting itself up to change into a different kind of party on obama's victory. You have to understand, regardless of which political party wins this election, the other party will change itself. IT would be the same thing with the democrats, if Obama was not winning. How the republican party will change to fit this new reality we will ave to wait and see. So, think of the republican party as a party in transition. I think most have given up on the presidency and that will probably be a big factor in their new alignment. Which, could spell big problems for Obama when it comes time for him to legislate.

Wednesday, October 15th 2008 at 8:39AM
mon k
Me, I believe the McCain-Palin ticket is the best thing that could have happened in this campaign.America's majority are still looking for an 'angry' Black man and Black people protesting in the streets. CHANGE, huh? Because they have been trying too busy trying to demean and disgrace Obama they have just distroyed any chance to put in a Republican 'fail safe' in Congress to not allow Obama a fool proof White backing Congrss as the first Black president.

By the time the White majority recover from realizing they are not running a two White male presidental campaign it will be too late!

Now my state's senator Barbara Boxer has joined in the campaign. She is talking about abuse in office and setting the ground work for Bush's War Crimes impeachment as soon as Obama gets into office.

As for me, I wear my Obama button on my purse as a reminder of this is bigger than race/racism. If anyone does not like me and my button they know that they need Obama not another Republican in the White house therefore they must deal with it.And, I am loving it in this Redneck town I live in every moment as one of the few Black families here.
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
na na, may I ask you if you believe in "Thou shall not kill" or no abortions, equality?

Do you believe there was a law made in American in the 60s giving Black people the full rights to vote that is "today" at risk? Do you belive that most minority people go into the military because they can not find work?Do you believe that Black people are sitll in the 21st century being lynched in this country?or on this planet called earth. And, I ask all of these questions because of your saying(forgive me if I read your comment wrong)that the economy is what brought all of the attention on this matter? Oh, forgot about the Jena6 and the Virginia 6 and the Black man that just got drugged to death behind a truck driven by a White and a Mexican here in California!"No", na na not Texas but Yuba City, Ca.
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
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