"Sadly, a lot of blacks don't take the time to understand what their candidate stands for"

--Eddie Butler, Conservative Evangelical Christian. Overland Park, Kan.

By Travis Fox  |  October 21, 2008; 10:44 PM ET  | Category:  Spot Poll
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It is a waste of human time to hate something so much that you die with this hate. I know that people who hate so much are
hated so much so much by others. But fear this, at the every end of your hate, you will pay or the ones who loved your hate will pay too!

Posted by: cpierce17 | October 22, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Okay, Mr. Butler, it's time for a little education. "Racism is Racism," is a statement that reveals a lot of ignorance. Racism is the empowered and institutionalized enforcement of bigotry. Therefore, while African-Americans can be bigots, it's difficult for most to be racist, since most don't make the money that wealthy whites make, and let's face it, it will be few Blacks having to deal with an increase in taxes, should Obama even be able to engage his plan, an unlikely scenario any time soon, given the economic state and the "no taxes" mentality in legislatures (including Congress). In the end, methinks thou doust protest too much on the "gay" issue, and that only leads me to question your motivations. Or else you are ex-military caught up in McCain worship, forgetting that GOPS have repeatedly neglected veterans back here at home!

Posted by: Tonyo313 | October 22, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Sadly, there are too many Americans,including a few black people, that continue to undermine the resourcefulness and informativeness that most black Americans are privy to. As a caucasian female, I find this message by dear Rev insulting. What I believe is beneath character for folks like Rev Butler who are very informed and intelligent are that they would dismiss Obama because of two narrow issues: abortion and same sex marriage and ignore all of the many pressing issues facing this country in desperate times. I watched an African-American preacher a few weeks ago who I found had many admirable qualities disqualify Obama once Palin was signed on. I thought how myopic and self-destructive for the well-being of most average, everyday Americans. I guess there are some Evangelicals who would like a theocracy rather than a democracy. They could move to Taliban country if they wish, but not in these United States. We hold our freedoms dear and Obama is THE answer for our times. Finally, I thought the Rev's remarks were very condescending to African-Americans.
vetter of CO

Posted by: lilyofthehobson | October 23, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

And considering that Bush was elected and RE-elected, so it seems not too many White people didn't understand either....

Posted by: andio76 | October 23, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

What this good man has to say is very wise and thought out. He, as most Americans, wants our Commander in Chief to have character and compassion. A man, like Obama, that supports the killing of live babies, who are totally helpless, is not the type of character we need to lead our county. The approach Obama takes to resolve issues, such as this, is cowardly. Obama's answer to a problem is "kill it," rather than the way our soon to be new President McCain's method of "let's work though it, to come to a solution that can maintain the dignity of the American people." Obama has NO diginty, NO respect of people, NO love for this country!!

Posted by: BEEWISE | October 24, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I am aware of Democratic and a Republican candidate. I was not aware the African Americans had their own candidate.

That being said, I assume the reverand is speaking of Obama who is leading in the polls. Let us revisit the fact that African Americans are a minority. Putting two in two together, it would seem that others, besides African Americans, are allegedly not doing their homework. And if we're finger pointing about people voting based on non-political factors, in this instance, supposedly race, let's talk about the right. How can they believe Palin is not a good choice for a nominee, but want to invite her back in 2012, if things don't go as they intend on November 4th, based on likability?

Posted by: chinara_lucas@hotmail.com | October 24, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Also, this ignores the existence of African American Republicans. "Their candidate" would be McCain. So if they vote for him without understanding what he stands for, that would just be voting along party lines. This is something that people in general do and the conversation shouldn't be limited to "blacks."

Posted by: chinara_lucas@hotmail.com | October 24, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

What is worse, killing of human lives before they are born, as in abortions, or killing of human lives after they are born, as in act of Wars. To me there are no differences as both are difficult and last resort choices. However, if we are not even given a choice to make then that will be far worse! Roe Vs. Wade does not force people to have abortions, it just allow them a choice to seek one if that is their last resort. Whereas in the last few Wars, I do not see the good people in America being given a choice not to participate in Wars even our Allied Countries shunned. Where are the choices or have they all been made for me?

Posted by: JohnWWW | October 24, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Beewise wrote:... A man, like Obama, that supports the killing of live babies...

Obama does not support the killing of live babies...where do you get your information? Fox News?

Obama did not vote for the bill because it did not allow for considering the health of the mother. Tell me please, if the heath of the mother is not considered and the baby is born, who will care for the baby? This is a ridiculous arguement.

Our nation is in desperate shape right now and to vote for McCain who doesn't know his behind from a hole in the ground is very unwise.

McCain has sold his soul to the devil in order to be achieve his long time (going back to when he was a POW) goal to be the president. He has no ideas, no solutions just rhetoric.

Posted by: Tinkabell_Hussein | October 24, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Tinkabell...you, my sweet, have been playing in way too much pixy dust!!
Have you NOT been listening? Get your head out of the sand...Just because NBC (what has turn out to be the National Broadcast for Communisum), and CNN (Communist National Network) shirts the issues does not negate the fact that Obama supports the killing of live unborn babies in horrific ways...MILLIONS of unborn children or murdered with his support...Are you naive enough to believe that all of these births are putting the mother at risk...If so, I have some property I want to sell to you!! He also has a long and close relationship with other such murders (and/or attempted murders) such as Ayers...

Posted by: BEEWISE | October 24, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Its sad to see so many people commenting on the single issue of babies being killed , there are so many issues that are collectively together more important that one issue-babies, I remember the last 8 years of the republican rule ,need I say more. How about the babies in the recent iraq we killed in search of some mast weapons of yuo know what, 8 years years is a long time to wait(vote) for a change.Peace.

Posted by: creid41 | October 29, 2008 8:04 AM | Report abuse

while i respect your religious beliefs i do not believe that your religion has anything to do with our economic issues...nor should it...you do not know what every republican believes in that goes into office...you might want to believe they have the same beliefs as you but then you would be naive and if that's the case then the republican deserves your vote...(it would be called the lemming syndrome.)
i do not vote according to color but rather the message and IF you are truly a religious man then you cannot sit in judgment but rather leave that to the creator to determine.

Posted by: hemnebob | October 29, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

you are pathetic and should of taken the duct tape off your registers because you have suffered some serious brain damage with that stale air you are breathing in.

i feel pity for anyone living around your rants...i bet you have incredibly high blood pressure!


Posted by: hemnebob | October 29, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

It is sad to think that middle class white people think they are getting a break from white people like McCain and the ruling class. Even sadder to think a black person would think McCain and Palins of the world would treat them as equals because they have similar evangelic beliefs. Thus the bitterness of Clarence Thomas and Thomas Sowell and others who tried to be accepted but are on the fringe. Obama is a good consensus builder.

Posted by: williamjohnson1 | October 29, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

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