I'm not going to speak for her, but for ME-- especially after hearing McCain and Palin inciting hatred by saying Obama "isn't one of us"-- that makes me think that if you vote for him, you agree with him.
Originally Posted by Springcurl
I'm not convinced by saying "not one of us" that it's a racist comment it could mean a number of things
Originally Posted by DEL2C
I'm a white girl who grew up in Appalachia. Believe me, when a white person tells a bunch of white people that someone is "not like them" it's all about race. Whether one wants to dig on Obama for being black or "Arab" or "Muslim" that's what getting out.

It's totally different from someone saying "His tax plan is not like ours."
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Really? I'm also a white girl who grew up (and lives) in Appalachia and I've always felt that people in my area (southeast KY) are and were more divided by class than race. This is a phrase I've heard before meaning that someone was rich and didn't know what it was like to be a blue-collar worker and so on. I've actually heard a lot of these sort of comments in the McConnell vs. Lunsford race for Senate.

Oh, I've also heard this being used toward people from other areas - of the country, not the world.