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Posted: 9/18/2012 12:20:37 PM
Randy Newman will be releasing a satirical song about voting for a white president today.  I'll post a link to the story.  Until then, here's another political science song from back in the album collection.
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Posted: 9/18/2012 12:24:55 PM
Newman will be playing the race card.  
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Posted: 9/18/2012 12:29:12 PM

"I'm Dreaming" features lyrics like: "He won't be the brightest, perhaps, but he'll be the whitest, and I'll vote for that." He said as he wrote the song the lyrics "didn't come that easy."

"It's delicate enough that I'm not going to offend people every which way, but I wanted to get it right as best I could," said Newman, who added that he's always worried there may be some backlash following the release of a song like this one.

Newman believes Obama will be re-elected in November and feels that Republican contender Mitt Romney isn't a "serious candidate for president."

Newman said he's proud of how America has progressed, though, but adds that "there's a long way to go."

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Posted: 9/18/2012 12:32:09 PM
Here's his new release, I'm Dreaming.    
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Posted: 9/18/2012 1:06:15 PM

very creative.

On a literal front I would say a song about blacks voting for a fellow black would be more accurate.

Obama got 95% of the black vote and McCain 4%

Obama got 43% of the white vote and McCain 55%

Does this mean white people are less racist than blacks?

 

 

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Posted: 9/18/2012 1:15:20 PM
How many Morons erhm..Mormons will vote for Romney?


79% unmarried women voted to Obama in 08.

Women overall 57%.

Getting the women is key - and let's be honest women don't like Mitt.
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Posted: 9/18/2012 1:16:03 PM
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Posted: 9/18/2012 4:05:15 PM
are they white or black Mormons RJ?
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Posted: 9/18/2012 4:34:58 PM
mr newman needs a swift and forceful kick to the groin  
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Posted: 9/18/2012 5:10:20 PM
Wow, nobody thinks this is terribly racist?  


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Posted: 9/18/2012 9:06:17 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by lordspoint:

are they white or black Mormons RJ?


are there black mormons?

not sure such a thing exists
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Posted: 9/18/2012 9:09:28 PM
Rooster
According to Wikipedia 3% of Mormons in America are black.

Like the pin that ppl wore at the convention said:
Once you vote black you never go back
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Posted: 9/18/2012 9:58:38 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by lordspoint:

Rooster
According to Wikipedia 3% of Mormons in America are black.

Like the pin that ppl wore at the convention said:
Once you vote black you never go back


knowing is half the battle
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