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The Coming Age of Austerity

Loyal Democrat Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 8:58 AM
No, he has the right skin color. Americans must vote based upon the color of his skin in order to prove they are not racist who judge a person based upon skin color. The only way to show that skin color does not matter is to vote based upon skin color in this election. Remember, a man's character, qualifications, and actions do not matter, only skin color does. Atleast at election time.
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