Thursday, March 13, 2008

Racist Democrats?

I know, I know. Saying that all Democrats are tolerant diverse embracing people is just as erroneous as saying all Republicans are prejudiced bigots. But truth of the matter is Democrats pride themselves in being tolerant and diverse embracing and are quick to call Republicans as prejudiced bigots.

It is under this premise that the Democrat primary has been so interesting and fun to watch: it is exposing the fact that there is racism among the Democrat lines. The Chicago tribune has a great article with interesting facts.
In the poll, 10 percent of white Democrats said they would cross party lines and support McCain if Clinton is the nominee. But twice as many—20 percent—said they would back McCain if Obama is nominated. White Democrats without a college degree were even more likely to defect if Obama is nominated: 24 percent said so.

In Ohio, a fifth of voters in the Democratic primary said race was an important factor in their vote, according to exit polls; voters favored Clinton, 59% to 39% suggesting that 12% of Democrats there are resistant to a black candidate. And that counts only voters willing to tell a clipboard-bearing stranger that race was an important factor in their decision to vote against a black man.
Interesting, don't you think? Especially when you consider the lengths Hill is willing to go to include those pesky FL and MI primaries.

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