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  • Democrats have the numbers

    by Sunny
    29th February, 2008 at 9:04 am    

    CNN has an interesting look at how Democrat and Republican voters are shaping up:

    Excluding caucuses, some 22 million Democratic votes have been cast in the primaries held to date. For Republicans, the number is 14.1 million. One reason Republicans cite now is the fact that the Democratic contest is highly competitive while the Republican race is all but over. But GOP turnout has been down since the beginning of the year — even when the Republican race was wide open.

    But Republicans also see an upside: Despite the clear Democratic intensity advantage, Sen. John McCain still runs statistically even or better in most of the national polls looking ahead to the general election. The latest Ohio Poll also shows McCain very competitive in the state.

    So there’s good and bad news. As long as Democrat voters across the US keep up their enthusiasm and vote in greater numbers than Republicans, they should be able to take the election.

    Another interesting development is how Republicans look to be eschewing dirty tactics around Obama’s name.

    Hell, even the white supremacists can’t get themselves angry enough about him. They’re still obsessed about Jews.

    There’s an even bigger culprit in this world than white liberals, however. Naturally, we speak here of the Jews. It turns out that what truly animates the white supremacist contingent these days is not racism but anti-Semitism. The black man is of trifling concern next to the “Zionist Occupation Government,” or ZOG, a term that describes puppet regimes of the global Zionist conspiracy. As one commenter on the popular white-power Web forum Stormfront explains it: “The blacks would be a non-factor if it weren’t for the ZOG’s legislations and skullduggery (civil rights act, hate crime laws, affirmative action, welfare, forced integration, etc etc …), allied with a compliant media that promotes black worship.”

    Thus, when the Jewish Telegraphic Agency published an anodyne article on Obama’s support among American Jews, white-power sites like National Alliance News (“your single source for worldwide pro-White news”) quickly pounced. “Barack Obama: The Jewish Connection” came the breathless headline. (Never mind that Obama has had a rockier relationship with the American Jewish community than has Clinton.) “[U]ltimately he’s just another Jew puppet,” concludes another Stormfront commenter. “I look at his foreign advisers,” adds David Duke. “[They're] Israeli supremacists. He’s even got Dennis Ross!”

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    1. Letters From A Tory — on 29th February, 2008 at 9:32 am  

      The Republicans still have plenty of spare capacity in terms of vote numbers, but that could be because their voter base is not particularly enthralled with the candidates on offer. The Democrat race has certainly been more interesting but I also think they are more hooked into the Presidential election itself.

    2. Ravi Naik — on 29th February, 2008 at 10:21 am  

      “So there’s good and bad news. As long as Democrat voters across the US keep up their enthusiasm and vote in greater numbers than Republicans, they should be able to take the election.”

      Obama just needs to remind voters that McCain is running for Bush’s 3rd term. That will keep Democrats and Independents in line. And he needs to address his “Hussein” name: he can’t hide it anymore.

    3. Leon — on 29th February, 2008 at 11:43 am  

      And he needs to address his “Hussein” name: he can’t hide it anymore.

      He does? Why? When has he been hiding it? And how would he address it?

    4. douglas clark — on 29th February, 2008 at 1:19 pm  


      Perhaps he should ‘address’ it like this:

      President Barak Hussein Obama,
      The White House
      1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
      Washington, DC 20500

    5. Ravi Naik — on 29th February, 2008 at 1:34 pm  

      “He does? Why? When has he been hiding it? And how would he address it?

      1) Yes.
      2) Because Hussein is such a naughty name.
      3) Like always.
      4) Like this, and of course, like Douglas said. ;)

    6. Ravi Naik — on 29th February, 2008 at 1:35 pm  

      I know… but we are talking about Americans, ok?

    7. Ravi Naik — on 29th February, 2008 at 1:51 pm  

      About David Duke… I can’t help to smile when I think that Bobby Jindal is currently the governor of Louisiana. David Duke lost the Louisiana gubernatorial race in 1991 by a small margin.

      If Obama wins - expect Bobby Jindal to be the Republican Obama in the next few years.

    8. technomist — on 2nd March, 2008 at 1:50 pm  

      And the bad news? It won’t make much difference if Obama gets elected - he’s already making the same foreign policy mistakes as the current administration, trying to garner votes by ignorantly copying Gates in slagging off his allies troop commitment levels in Afghanistan, not realizing that proportionately, its the USA which is not pulling its weight. There is no sign he’ll change the direction of policy on Afghanistan but he is showing every sign he is going to continue to mess up the diplomacy and politics surrounding the effective application of it.

    9. McCunty — on 2nd March, 2008 at 7:00 pm  

      He’s shown he’s not above making the odd racial slur himself, and is inredibly unpopular amongst Indians / Pakistanis in the USA.
      He made his feelings quite clear, when Hilary Clinton was pictured with sikhs at a fundraiser. He obviously saw brown men with beards and turbans as a vote loser and was quick to score some race card points with Hilary.
      He was forced, after much media pressure, to apologise for his slurs. But those slurs stuck in the throats of south Asians and he remains deeply unpopular amongst them.,8599,1714292,00.html

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