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    Re: Obama Chooses Chicago to Host His Presidential Library

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Before anyone goes off saying this is political and a bad choice, presidents usually build their presidential cities in the cities that they come from. I'm just curious as to why Obama built his library in the ****tiest part of the city? Is he hoping to spark hope and change in Chicago's South Side? Is it another bad choice? Should he put it in the most Republican part of Chicago just to give a final middle finger to the GOP?
    Nope. The U of Chicago area is a decent part of town, and if you know Obamas history, he's lived there and worked on improving it since he arrived in Chicago in the 80s.

    This will be a spur for more South Side development and exposure, and is a fitting cap to his efforts when he was a community organizer on the Soyth Side and a state rep there. It will spur development and visibility to an often invisible area to non-locals.
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    Re: Obama Chooses Chicago to Host His Presidential Library

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Obama Chooses Chicago to Host His Presidential Library


    The other three final contestants were the University of Hawaii, New York's Columbia University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Chicago Park District, which owns the two properties under consideration, says it will donate the chosen land parcel for this purpose. Both parcels are either on or very close to Chicago's lakefront in the Hyde Park neighborhood where the Obama home is located.


    The Obama family residence in the leafy and diverse Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.
    He chose Chicago? I thought it was the city that was going to choose him, and I also thought Chicago had already rejected him.

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    Re: Obama Chooses Chicago to Host His Presidential Library

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Presidents tend to build libraries in the states where they had their political and professional careers.
    I hope you are using that term loosely.

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    Re: Obama Chooses Chicago to Host His Presidential Library

    Quote Originally Posted by WSUwarrior View Post
    I hope you are using that term loosely.
    Yes, because being a lawyer and University professor at one of the top Universities in the world isn't a 'professional career', and being elected to both the state legislature and then to the Senate, and then President of the US isn't considered a 'political career'.

    I'm guessing you think you have to be white to have those....
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    Re: Obama Chooses Chicago to Host His Presidential Library

    Quote Originally Posted by WSUwarrior View Post
    I hope you are using that term loosely.
    Why ?
    I sense an upcoming "put-down" .
    Being a community organizer is professional, IMO. As is an auto mechanic ..results and satisfied customers/clients matter .

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    Re: Obama Chooses Chicago to Host His Presidential Library

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Why ?
    I sense an upcoming "put-down" .
    Being a community organizer is professional, IMO. As is an auto mechanic ..results and satisfied customers/clients matter .
    Yet he was only a CO before going back to law school.

    It's like calling a my doctor a stock boy because he worked summers in college at a Costco.
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    Re: Obama Chooses Chicago to Host His Presidential Library

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Yes, because being a lawyer and University professor at one of the top Universities in the world isn't a 'professional career', and being elected to both the state legislature and then to the Senate, and then President of the US isn't considered a 'political career'.

    I'm guessing you think you have to be white to have those....
    Wow. It only took me 2 days on the site to be called a racist for not worshiping Obama.


    No I wouldnt call a lawyer coming up in the most corrupt city in America, who voted "present" nearly every time, 2 year Senator, then the leader of the most corrupt Constitution-hating administration of all time who puts ideology ahead of country a professional. I cant think of a few other words to call him though.

    I even have a very good N word to call him. Narcissist.

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    Re: Obama Chooses Chicago to Host His Presidential Library

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Being a community organizer is professional, IMO.



    Oh, you were serious.....



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    Re: Obama Chooses Chicago to Host His Presidential Library

    Fun fact, Presidential libraries didnt exist before 1939, like much of this politician worship culture we have today. Why they cant just put their papers in the Library of Congress, and they have to have a special palace built for them, I dont know. Fact 2- taxpayers spend 100million (that we dont have) on these pointless monuments.
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    Re: Obama Chooses Chicago to Host His Presidential Library

    Quote Originally Posted by WSUwarrior View Post
    Wow. It only took me 2 days on the site to be called a racist for not worshiping Obama.


    No I wouldnt call a lawyer coming up in the most corrupt city in America, who voted "present" nearly every time, 2 year Senator, then the leader of the most corrupt Constitution-hating administration of all time who puts ideology ahead of country a professional. I cant think of a few other words to call him though.

    I even have a very good N word to call him. Narcissist.
    Didn't say racist. But it's interesting that you'd consider a guy who was a lawyer, professor, state legislator, US Senator and President as not having a professional career.

    What would make him different from others with that career path that would make someone dismiss his accomplishments? Gosh. It's hard to say!
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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