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The McCain clan comes in color, not quite like a rainbow, but more like white, black and various shades of brown (mixed race). John McCain’s great, great grandfather was once a slave owner in Mississippi. As reported by the South Florida Times, the descendants of William Alexander McCain have been enjoying family reunions for the past 15 years which John McCain never attends.
The reunion’s website, teocfamilyreunion.ning.com, has pictures, postings and other information about the family gatherings. While Sen. McCain’s brother, Joe, and many of his other white relatives attend the reunions, family members say Sen. McCain has never acknowledged them, or even responded to their invitations.
Based on information obtained by the South Florida Times, the senator has numerous black and mixed-raced relatives who were born on, or in, the area of the McCain plantation. The mixed races in the family can be traced back to the rural Teoc community of Carroll County, Miss., where his family owned slaves.
Sen. John McCain’s great, great grandfather, William Alexander McCain (1812-1863), fought for the Confederacy and owned a 2,000-acre plantation named Waverly in Teoc. The family dealt in the slave trade, and, according to official records, held at least 52 slaves on the family’s plantation. The enslaved Africans were likely used as servants, for labor, and for breeding more slaves.
William McCain’s son, and Sen. John McCain’s great grandfather, John Sidney McCain (1851-1934), eventually assumed the duty of running the family’s plantation.
W.A. “Bill” McCain IV, a white McCain cousin, and his wife Edwina, are the current owners of the land. Both told the South Florida Times that they attend the reunions. They also said the McCain campaign had asked them not to speak to the media about the reunions, or about why the senator has never acknowledged the family gatherings.
In addition to distancing himself from his black family members, John McCain has taken several positions on issues that have put him at odds with members of the larger black community.
While running for the Republican Party nomination in 2000, he sided with protesters who were calling for the rebel battle flag to be removed from the South Carolina statehouse, only to alter that position later.
“Some view it as a symbol of slavery. Others view it as a symbol of heritage,” John McCain said of the flag. “Personally, I see the battle flag as a symbol of heritage. I have ancestors who have fought for the Confederacy, none of whom owned slaves. I believe they fought honorably.’’
Another John McCain lie. Not only did his great, great grandfather own slaves, he dealt in the slave trade market. Is this why John McCain appears so angry and resentful to Barack Obama? Is John McCain too proud to embrace the truth about his family history? Is John McCain really a snob? If he is, then he will never understand Main Street and middle America because he views us as “beneath” his status.
This is worst than Putin grinning at Palin from the shores of Russia because there are terrorist threats happening right here in this country. It is the McCain campaign having Americans viciously attacking other Americans. Jackbauer8393 has the latest on the robo calls in western Pennsylvania. This racism is ugly and has no place in this nation.
What is with Sarah Palin’s latest talks? She is happy to be with “proAmericans” in small towns. What does that make all the other Americans that live in urban and suburban areas? We are pro “what????” in Palin’s mind? She has no room to talk about proAmerica because her husband Todd was a member of an anti-America group, the Alaska Independence Party.
For the last 8 years, the politics of this nation has been neighbor against neighbor, yelling at each other over the fence. Now we have Sarah Palin pitting Americans against Americans. This nation is in an economic crisis that is SO very dangerous that the US economy is teetering on the edge of a precipice and could easily fall over the edge into oblivion. If we want to survive as a nation and regrow our economy, ALL Americans must work together. We cannot continue with the politics of divisiveness and expect our economy to recover. The McCain/Palin campaign is stoking the fires of hatred among it’s supporters. This hatred is so putrid that the non-supporters of McCain/Palin will never join them and our nation will continue with 4 more years of divisive politics without economic growth.
The Obama/Biden campaign tells us that we are ALL Americans. There are no Red States. There are no Blue States. There are no proAmerica small towns and antiAmerica cities and suburbs. We are all proAmerica and if the McCain/Palin campaign doesn’t want to consider us ALL proAmerica, then they don’t deserve our vote because the President of the United States governs ALL Americans and not just the small number of people that Sarah Palin describes.
Who needs intelligence when we can have Sarah Palin. After all, intelligence would confirm that the earth is older than 6000 years and that dinosaurs did NOT exist alone side of humans. And we don’t need real doctors because we can tap into Palin’s witch doctor when we feel ill.
Watch out for Putin’s head… it may be rising at anytime.
Get your popcorn ready on election night… Again I will insist that an Obama win is now almost certain… Up to 95% according to the models I use. The question is becoming how big will this win be ??? I mentioned in my last Full Electoral College Breakdown how a landslide win (375+ EC votes) was possible, what if I told you that states that many have written off got Obama to that mark ??? After the primaries I had indicated due to high African American turnout that I though states in the southeast were in play for Obama, particularly MS and GA with the Bob Barr effect perhaps much more the reason in GA. I had gotten away from that idea after the “Palin bounce” but recent polling and a new study about the Bradley effect is making me re-think that these are indeed Safe McCain states. I’ll get to that study in a second but first lets start with some numbers… We’ll begin in Mississippi…
Polls of this state have been sparse due to the fact its a safe Republican state…. In fact since 9/1 there have only been 3 polls done here, one by ARG who’s accuracy I question… on 9/9 Research 2000 did a poll indicating a +12 McCain win. This was at the height of the Palin bounce for the red team… But by 9/30 the last poll done in MS the VERY Republican tilted Rasmussen had MS in the McCain column at +8.
Since that time there has been no more polling in MS and the more trusted polls like Survery USA haven’t been there at all.
My thoughts on MS at the end of the primary were that with a 35% voting public that is African American that in theory Obama would need to only get 20% of the white vote to win this state. Now comes the kicker… a recent study on the Bradley effect shows that in some parts of the country there is a reverse Bradley effect…
The Bradley effect–a black politician doing well in the polls but badly in the actual election–has been much discussed but there is little data on how it would work this year. Now a team of researchers from the University of Washington has analyzed the data from the 32 Democratic primaries this year and come to a surprising conclusion. The effect existed in California, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, but a reverse effect existed in 12 other states, largely in the Southeast. Obama did better in the elections there than in the polls leading up to them. Researchers speculate that some people may tend to give pollsters the “socially correct” answer and in the Southeast, supporting the white person is socially correct.
Hmmm is the only thought that comes to mind on this issue… now on to Georgia…
Where along with a high African American turnout likely also come these to “B” words… “Bob Barr”
This state has been polled more and by other companies first I’ll start with Survery USA 9/15 poll showed McCain up +16, but by 9/29 that lead had been cut in half by Survery USA to +8 most polls this month have been in the McCain +7-+8 range with an error % of 5 %… add in Bob Barr stealing votes from McCain especially if he alienates more true conservatives and this possible reverse Bradley effect and Election Night could be very interesting indeed. On 10/9 there was a McCain plus 3 poll for GA as well.
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