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So the US was obviously ready to (re-)elect a black president. What about a (blank) president?

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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...a female president? Yes. Or, I should hope so, what with Angela Merkel and other prominent female leaders around the world. Hillary is probably the only American with the national profile right now, but there are others gaining more visibility.
...a gay president? Soon. My teenage kids and their friends talk about their LGBT friends like it's no big deal...pretty normal in fact. And although they have both Obama and Romney supporters among their friends, everyone is socially liberal. It's in the near future.
...a Jewish president? Yes. Hey, we almost elected a Mormon.
...an atheist president? Sadly, no. Much of this country is still too religious and suspicious of an "intellectual elite" to fully trust an atheist.
...a Muslim president? Not even close. Oh, right, we already have a Muslim president :) (if you believe Obama is a Muslim, please don't reply).

Thoughts? Let's keep it respectful and thoughtful please. Thanks.
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DavidScript Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An actual black president :B
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Trorbes Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
What is 'actual black'? Do you mean someone who speaks like a rapper and blings out Air Force One? Or do you mean someone who isn't mixed-race, as if Americans actually cared about the difference?
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DavidScript Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The second one, although the first one does sound interesting... :idea:
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll paste in the best quote in this entire forum thread (it's way down at the bottom) because it directly addresses this:
"[quote]Obama is not actually black. He is a mixed raced president and only half black[quote]

That is a "no true scotsman" fallacy. With the exception of very few first generation immigrants from Africa (most of them would not even qualify), there are no blacks in the US according to your definition. DNA tests of the African-American population have found that virtually all of them have European ancestry among their parentage. I have even seen examples of people who had no idea they had any European ancestors, only to find that they are technically more than 50% European by descent. This is due to a number of factors in the African-American experience, including the raping of African slaves by white slave owners, and the resulting children.

The worse fallacy is to ignore the reality of the American experience for non-whites. The reality is that no one stops to ask you what percentage of your ancestors were white. No one stops to ask you if you have a white parent. If your skin is at all darker, you are treated as black. Not half black. Not quarter black. Not 3/4ths black. Black.

To put it in more scientific terms, the American racial experience has been one of phenotype, not genotype."
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DavidScript Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive explanation, even though I was being facetious :O
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, that's good. You just never know...

Now I know what a phenotype is :)
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MagusTheLofty Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I'd vote for a gay, Jewish, female president if I agreed with their positions.
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Creamstar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
How about an ugly president? Or one with facial hair?
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There you go! Points for the most seemingly-inocuous-but-actually-very-real hurdle to clear in the matter of becoming president. But of course, I wouldn't call either Nixon or Carter good-looking men. And there was that guy Lincoln who had a beard I believe...
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Creamstar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Lincoln did not have to deal with a mess media of pictures and videos that presidents do today. Today, a beard would be perceived as burly, perhaps not as clean as a shaven face.

Nixon was indeed a bit ugly, but now with color TVs and even larger media he might have a tougher time today. Carter at least had a smile to use. A lot of ignorant voters today consider things like looks.
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good points all. Let's not forget that one of the reasons Nixon lost to Kennedy in 1960 was that he looked so much worse on TV. Lots of other factors of course, but yeah people are affected by looks.

How about a short president?
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Creamstar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I doubt many would notice that. A president with a handicap? FDR had to hide it. Perhaps the chances are better today, but people care too much about strength and would still view any limping as a weakness.
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, on the height thing, the data is pretty overwhelming ([link]), but as they say, correlation does not equal causation. Disabled? Hmm...you might be right. But if it was a war injury, it would be an advantage.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish Dr. Jill Stein won, even though that was a snowball's chance in hell for the 2012 election.

A Native American president would be great, too.
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AvSkyggene Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I'd be thrilled with an actual blank president. I mean, just imagine - absolutely no one voting for president and there is no president for four years.
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PSOWILL Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
:paranoid: I would atleast vote for Jon Stewart.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
With Stephen Colbert as VP :)
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Machine-Intellectual Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think Colbert would make the better President, personally.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Who knows? ;)
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PSOWILL Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
:nod:
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SarahReneeCreations Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have honestly never once cared about the a president's (or any other elected official's) political party, skin color, race, ethnicity, gender, or religion. I feel like those should not even matter. I vote for the person whose idea align closest to mine. I do my research carefully and vote for who I think has the best ideas. I don't understand why political party, skin color, race, ethnicity, gender, or religion is even a factor.

Oh btw I honestly do believe that Obama is Muslim and was elected only because he is black but I couldn't pass this forum up.
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RestInMotion Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Hillary is running in 2016. So there's that. Jill Stein SHOULD be a contender but won't be.

A gay president? Not even close.
A Jewish president? Mormonism doesn't have hundreds of years of persecution.
An atheist president? No way. Too many stupid people.
A Muslim president? One of the Republican nominees wanted to not allow Muslims in government and wanted to get rid of Mosques. No way a Muslim could win.
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meanus Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
the usa will elect anyone willing to keep the welfare coming
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I would LOVE a black female lesbian atheist president. Piss of all the republicans baby.
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Black-Allison Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Black female lesbian atheist president of islamic decent.
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
NIIIIIIICCCEEE
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Peta Lindsay is the closest to that.

No I don't give a fuck if she's too young to run for president, I'd rip up the constitution because it's a colonialist piece of shit.
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The constitution desperately needs to be updated.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Or that. Whichever works. :shrug:
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconfacebooklikeplz:
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ShadowMaker-241 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hahah :lol:
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meanus Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
wouldn't bother me
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toshiro12 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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Ragerancher Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
[link] Mine was more extreme so nyaaa
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
DAYUM YOU DESERVE A LLAMA FOR THAT
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Ragerancher Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
:D
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Extreme Minority Smackdown! zodiacgal and Ragerancher, take it outside :)
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
BRING IT! How bout a guy who transgendered into a girl who is black and used to live in Iran and used to be Muslim but is now an atheist! AND had gay sex and uses protection!
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, I just violated my "respectful and thoughtful" rule.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
She has my vote
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
SWEET.
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok I'm waiting for someone to jump in here and say "See? See? Flag on the play! Identity politics! They're saying they'll vote for someone just because she's a black female lesbian atheist, but they'll criticize me for saying I WON'T vote for someone for those exact same reasons! Not fair."

But calm down, they're just joking. Ummm...right?
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LMFAO I'm beginning to like you more and more!
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blank President you say?
Slenderman/The Question 2016
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Black-Allison Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Question would be an awesome politician. He'd defeat the Illuminati and find Tupac.
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meanus Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
the Question created by Steve Ditko..who also created Spider man, Dr Strange, Dr Octopus, the Sandman, J Jonah Jameson, Captain Atom, Hawk and Dove, The Green Goblin, the Mastermind (Hulk), and Shade the Changing Man.
He also designed the first Red and Gold armor for Ironman
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK, I'm new here at dA. I'm not getting the Slenderman references. Anyone care to explain?
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
You said (blank)
Slender has a blank face
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:iconoutsidelogic:
outsidelogic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A blank face, 0 deviations but 36,000 page views, and hundreds of watchers. Who is this guy?
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Degyfridou Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
A very tall man who literally has no face and snow white skin, stalks people, eats kids, has tentacles that can come out his back and/or hands, always wears a black suit. He'll leave you alone if you give him $20.
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