Have you met anyone who's said their reason for voting against Obama is his skin color (instead of the myriad reasons they might choose to vote against him, including his espousal of an agenda quite unpopular in this country a few decades ago)? I've met some whose reason for voting for him is his skin color, but I'm not accusing people who vote for him of being racists.
Originally Posted by Solaris
Absolutely, I have. I help out with several senior citizen-related organizations, both veteran and civilian, and I've spoken with quite a number of senior citizens who are, in fact, racists, and honestly think he only serves the "n-word agenda".
Did I say that there weren't racists on both sides? Did I say that all people who won't vote for Obama are racists? Did I say anything along those lines at all? Did I say my example was the only
Learn to acknowledge that other people have viewpoints different from your own. Few on the right think of things in terms of race.
For that matter, did I say that I support President Obama? Because I don't. He's about ten steps to the right of me.
I have nothing against the right. I don't agree with many of your viewpoints, but on a few, I do. I'm somewhat conservative on gun control, for example. I agree entirely that Benghazi was mishandled greatly, regardless of how Romney chose the wrong way to attack it. No, my problem is not with the right, but with corporatism. Though I will admit that Romney has a gorgeous
head of hair.
My primary argument is that while the people taking part in these discussions are politically minded, most people aren't
. My best friend is an example: brilliant girl, very successful in her field, doesn't care about politics because she doesn't think anything will change. The sad thing is, I'm beginning to think that she might be right, at least for the next few years.
In short, don't put words in my mouth and then personally attack me. I'm really not a fan.