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All within one weeks time. And your judgement is better then Obama’s? THE ONLY REASON THIS IS A CONTEST IS BECAUSE OBAMA’S BLACK! This topic will be talked about for decades to come.

McCain, Palin and ALL REPUBLICANS are jokes. The problem is, the people they hurt are not laughing. But some of them are stupid enough to be baited by Fox News racists leads and their life time hatred of blacks into supporting the very fools that work against them everyday! REPUBLICANS!

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Who ever would have known these three groups had something in common. They all won’t vote for a brotha! The first group is a given. It’s like living under a rock. Kentucky & West Virginia are examples of places that suffer from having not been affected by integration. And don’t say their the better for it. I don’t think either state makes the list of the most desirable places to live in the past 60 publications of “Best Places to Live” (if there are 60). More like the states more likely to have an inbred affect a national election.

The second group is sort of a surprise. Maybe it’s more of the “we should go first” mentality (chivalry is not thought of when a man thinks about Hillary Clinton, sorry). This group has certainly shown it’s racist Willie Horton side by uttering the “I’ll leave the party and vote for McCain (the serial sexist) because Obama, gulp, “is terribly sexist” (see Geraldine “Fiero”) crap. This whole position makes no sense and should be terribly embarrassing to any woman uttering it who claims to be a feminist. I mean you do know McCain called his wife a “cunt”. In public. Dude is “seriously terribly sexist”. Oh, I get it. Your doing your vaunted “Jedi Mind Trick” impersonation. Say one thing you know will not be challenged (because you always resort to the “men are sexist” card ad nauseam when things don’t go your way) but really mean another (I ain’t votin’ for no black guy) and convince others (women and gay men) that this is the right position to take. Get the hell outta here, pun intended.

The last group just sorta blows me away. I mean why am I even seeing headline articles talking about ” Florida Jews unsure of Obama because of Isreal”. Who gives a sh_t. look, I admire how zealous Jews are about their culture. But when it starts using MY COUNTRY as it’s tool in it’s zealous approach towards defending it’s culture, to the tune where American Soldiers loose their lives because of the agenda of the Jewish controlled “neo conservative” movement that put Dupya in office; well I gotta draw the line! You screwed up the last two elections. Thank God your idiot Democrat leadership in Florida blundered in moving up your primaries to the dismay of Howard Dean! Your outta the equation.

Isreal has nothing to do with $4 gas, the rising cost of food and people loosing their jobs here in the U.S.. I DON’T CARE ABOUT ISREAL! I care about being able to buy my daughter a pair of frickin shoes and putting food on my diner table! (Or does it? Hmmmmmm)

As a black guy, I don’t have a lot of images of like figures in the public that do me good and dilutes the negative stereotypes that so many others in my breathen constantly fuel (Thanks for nothing 50 Cent/Adam “Pac Man” Jones/and just about every southern rapper). Obama does just that! Thats just one of the reasons I support the man. Did I vote for Alan Keyes when he was running for President? Hell no I didn’t. I voted for a white guy. There.

U.S. Jews, on the other hand, has Joe Lieberman leading their charge and looking like a fool. Come to think of it, I don’t feel so bad. We’ve got 50 Cent, you’ve got Joe Lieberman. Geesh. Just think, that guy could have been the Vice President of the United States. What was Al Gore thinking?

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Having been born and raised in Gary, Indiana (1st 18years), I’ve lived in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area since June 2001. The similarities between Indiana and North Carolina are in most instances subtle, and in some instances striking.

Indiana, Northwest Indiana in particular, has suffered greatly due to the global economy, primarily through the loss of blue collar work in steel mills and manufacturing.

The Raleigh-Durham area is positively affected by it’s proximity to Research Triangle Parks Biomedical and Technology focused industry. These industry’s and the major banking industry presence in Charlotte has allowed both the Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte job force in North Carolina to avoid being negatively affected by the global economy.

However, rural North Carolina has been devastated by the effects of the global economy. Free trade agreements have negatively affected both North Carolina and Indiana with respects to jobs being lost to cheap labor located in places foreign to US soil.

How fitting is it that the two primary’s that I believe will decide who gets the Democrat Presidential nomination are the Indiana and North Carolina primaries.

The North Carolina voter has a unique paradox because it ecompasses voters who have not only been negatively affected by the global economy but also positively and negatively affected by the US’s global war on terror.

Eastern North Carolina is home to a vast number of US military installations such as:

The Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, NC

Fort Bragg Army Installation near Fayetteville, NC

Pope Air Force Base, Fayetteville, NC

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Installation

The US Cost Guard Installation in Elizabeth City, NC

The Marine Corps Air Station in Jacksonville, NC

While North Carolina bases have seen an increase in military manpower assigned to it’s bases (thus creating economic stimulus to the communities they surround), they have also had to deal with the loss of life and problems facing soldiers who return with mental and physical injuries associated with serving in the two wars the US is currently involved in, Afghanistan and Iraq.

While Indiana as well as other states certainly are dealing with similar issues, North Carolina is one of the epicenters for these concerns in whole US of A.

That’s actually the way I view Northwest Indiana in the area of job loss to foreign labor; an epicenter of blue collar job loss. In this area, the job losses started in the 70’s. “The Region” (as they call it) has lost, probably, over 100,000 jobs in the steel and manufacturing sectors over the past two decades. I actually believe that 100,000 would be a conservative number.

In some respects, the textile industry in North Carolina has suffered the same plight as the Northwest Indiana industries. Take a look at the following:

  • 1994—> The Uruguay Round’s Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC) requires countries like the U.S. to phase out import restrictions on textiles and apparel under MFA over the next ten years.—> NAFTA goes into effect.
  • 1999—> Burlington Industries lays off over 2000 workers in six North Carolina textile plants.
  • 2000—> President Clinton signs the Trade and Development Law of 2000. Thislaw consists of the U.S. – Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) and the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Both of these measures improve trade relations between the U.S. and countries in the Caribbean Basin and Africa.—> Shelby Yarn closes three plants in Shelby and Cherryville, North Carolina, eliminating 650 jobs.
  • 2001—> Westpoint Stevens eliminates 1250 jobs in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
  • 2003—> Kannapolis-based Pillowtex closes five North Carolina plants and eliminates over 4,000 jobs. The Raleigh News and Observer calls it “the single biggest job loss ever in North Carolina (Martinez, 2003).”
  • 2004—> U.S. Congress will be debating and voting on CAFTA, a trade agreement similar to NAFTA that includes Central American countries like El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica.—> New York financier Wilbur Ross decides to create new International Textile Group by merging bankrupt Burlington Industries and Cone Mills. The new textile giant is expected to have annual revenues of $900 million (Lunan, 2004).
  • 2005—> All textile and apparel quotas will be eliminated for 148 WTO nations under ATC.

http://www.duke.edu/web/mms190/textiles/

Since 1993, at least 13,000 jobs in North Carolina has been lost in the textile and furniture production industries due to NAFTA. Indiana has lost over 16,000 jobs to NAFTA in the motor vehicle equipment and electric equipment industries.

http://www.epi.org/content.cfm/briefingpapers_nafta01_impactstates

I dare a news media rep to go to the towns that lost these jobs and ask the ones who have lost their lively hood, if they are bitter because of free trade agreements that Billary Clinton and Dupya have signed into effect during their tenures in the White House.

I’m sure they’ll get an ear full bitterness.

Imagine what it’s going to be like when the soldiers are brought back to the US. The economy is in shambles due to Dupya’s teams financial and political ineptness. Unemployment is already high. Imagine what’s going to happen when these soldiers get back and they can’t find a job.

What if they feel they can’t get a job because of the illegal immigrant effect on the local job market.

A veteran solider is not going to work for or provide “cheap labor”.

NAFTA NEEDS TO BE RENEGOTIATED.

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The first thing that comes to mind is, John Edwards and Barack Obama did not campaign in Florida because it was understood that the delegates would not be counted.

How can a mail-in primary duplicate what the true turn out would have been had Florida and Michigan not moved up their primaries?

It’s clear that only so many people will bother to mail in a ballot. Just like so many people pass on mail-in-rebates, though they know it’s real money they are passing up.

And of course, there’s always the issue of mail fraud. You know, votes for either candidate being tossed. You know people aren’t going to send the ballots via certified mail. There’s virtually no way possible to safeguard against this.
They did not follow the rules, the candidates agreed to this prior to 1/08. Now Hillary, because she’s on the verge of losing, wants to press that the skewed numbers from those two elections should be counted. In her favor of course.

You don’t see that as an integrity issue with Clinton. I do.

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