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I'm Embarrassed for my Nation: We Need to Get Over Race

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Sometimes I'm embarrassed for my nation. I'm not an Obama supporter, for policy reasons, but this type of blind ignorance is frightening: Misconceptions of Obama fuel Republican campaign - 13 Oct 08. Unfortunately this blind ignorance and prejudice has provided fuel to stoke the fires of yet more prejudice, that between the Muslim world and the United States.

I'm a Republican. I have been my whole life. But my fellow Republicans need to get over it. Barack Obama is probably going to be our next president. We as Americans need to make peace with that collective national decision.

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