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We have some very childish people in our area, who up until this election, I thought were educated. It is a shame that people resort to these type tactics, democrats or republicans. It is a disgrace!
Did you go to West Point with him? It seems that this is your opinion and not fact.
Marathon, so you're saying Colin Powell is a disgrace because he didn't endorse Mitt Romney. Okaaaay. Powell endorsed the president the first time, because he didn't have much of a choice (McCain/Palin), however, Mr. Romney did not vary much on what he would do differently in the last debate. Calling Colin Powell a disgrace because of his endorsement is a stretch. Who do you know that was more qualified than Powell, and was passed over because of the free ride Powell allegedly received that causes you to be so bitter towards Powell for endorsing the president?
AFCHIEF, you are obviously an ignorant racist. I guess you're voting for Romney because he's white. If you are, that is your business. I am a black woman, who is a registered independant, and I am amazed that there are still people who are still blatantly racist, although I guess I should not be surprised. We are all human beings, and it is sad that the color of someone's skin has become a deciding factor in this election for some people, whether it is a black person voting because the president is black, or it is a white person voting because the opposition is white. The fact is whether Obama wins or Romney wins, there will not be much change. The democratic and republican parties are so bent on unseating eachother, that neither party is really interested in fixing our economy, because if they were, they would both concede that we will not get out the mess we are in unless there is a decrease of government spending, and also some changes/increases in taxation. AFCHIEF, I will say a prayer for you.
The_AnonymousProft... "The talk of the Romney campaign is weak and not doing anything..is just stupid."
I'm sure Mr. Romney's campaign is not weak, and I'm sure they are doing something for him to clench the presidency, but my question is what are his plans for getting this country regarding the deficit, unemployment, healthcare, etc? From your post, it seems that all you are concerned with is the fact that Romney is opposite Obama, and the fact that he is smart, and has raised more money, and you said that he has a plan. My point is, as an independant who is really looking at the best candidate, I do not see the plan. Also, as an African American, I plan to vote for who I see as the better candidate for president, not because President Obama is part African, and certainly not because he is democrat, so your statement regarding blacks and liberals is very stereotypical, which is the cause of alot of division in our country, especially where race is concerned. Mr. Wolferman's well written article is about the tax issue in this election, and not about who will or won't vote for president based on race.
I believe the majority of Americans can agree that there definitely needs to be major changes made concerning economic. I am an independent who voted for Obama in 2008, understanding that change would not come overnight, but I'm a little disappointed that there has not been a significant amount of improvement since President Bush. However, Romney has not done a good job of outlining what he will do differently if he is elected, only that he will do the opposite of the president. It sickens me to see our nation in a state where the winner of the top position of the US may be determined by how much money one can raise, or who does a better job at tearing the other down, or when the rhetoric is "vote me, because I'm not him." It is definitely a sad time for the US, and it is time that there is serious look at what it will really take to get our nation out of the state it is in, and get rid of the politics of the parties.
You certainly have a right to your opinion about our President, and what you contend he is trying to do to African Americans. I am an African American who is a registered independent, so first of all, I do not vote down party lines, and I do not vote because of race. I did vote for President Obama in 2008, not because he is black, but because I simply did not want to continue on the path that President Bush had us on, and frankly, I did not see that Senator McCain and Gov. Palin would take us away from that path. I do take offense because your article implies that African Americans are not capable of looking at two candidates and their track records, and also their beliefs morally, and deciding who will make a better president. You should give us more credit than that, and honestly, your article shows how clearly uneducated you are about our culture. We are just as capable as you are of listening to the candidates' plans for this country and deciding if we believe they are right for us. You stated that President Obama "has robbed our brothers and sisters of jobs," and this also is not true. If he had appointed to his top positions all black or majority black people, you would complain about that too. I have not decided whom I will vote for in November as of yet, and who knows, I may just vote for President Obama again, but it will not be because of his skin color, but it will be based on who I believe will have the best plan for getting out country back on the right track. I also understand that whether I vote for Romney or Obama, neither will get this country out of the mess it in even in the next 4 years.
Buddysmith, define who THEY are, and how you know THEY can't look for a job, or that THEY don't have jobs. It is really sad that young people cannot get together at the park for a game of basketball without being stereotyped. Mr. Danison's article attributed a car full of young men near on Broad street to the the kids playing basketball at the park. He did not indicate that this happened at the park. Broad Street is a good size stretch of road, so it could have taken place near the conveniet store, or near Bo's Food. Buddysmith, what would you have these young people to do (assuming they all have day jobs or are in school) otherwise? It sounds like basketball is a more constructive use of their free time.
Mr. Danison, I have been a resident of Southern Pines my entire life. I am also the mother of 3 children (18, 13, and 10). As long as I can remember, the basketball courts have been used by youth from both sides of the track. I can understand your position as a parent of a teenage daughter. I would be angry if a group of teenagers spoke negatively to my daughter too, but to turn this incident into a stereotypical/racial issue, because of where you believe some of these teenagers live is not fair. Did the vehicle these young men who were riding in the vehicle have a sticker on it that said "I live in a low income neighborhood?" My guess would be no. I am a black woman who grew up in the low income neighborhood. I have frequented this park and have a had skateboarder hit my car in the parking lot, and become very disrespectful when I asked him to be careful, however, I do not stereotype them all and equate them as being "rich white kids with no respect." I hope that your daughter does not have to deal with being disrespected again in that area, but please do not turn this incident into a racial/stereotypical issue. Thank you.
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