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    Obama more bartender than mediator at beer summit

    Obama more bartender than mediator at beer summit | Reuters


    "I have always believed that what brings us together is stronger than what pulls us apart," Obama said in a statement after the meeting in a garden outside the Oval Office.

    Crowley said it was a private and frank discussion, adding he and Gates have different perspectives.

    "I think what you had today was two gentlemen who agreed to disagree on a particular issue," Crowley told reporters. "I don't think that we spent too much time dwelling on the past. We spent a lot of time discussing the future."

    Asked about the president's contribution to the meeting, Crowley said: "He provided the beer."


    So, In conclusion, Gates is still a race baiter, Obama got his photo op, and the media can spin this as a great success.... Reading between the lines though, nothing came out of this meeting, It sounded like it was tense, and that stubborn heads prevailed...


    Yes mr. president, We learned a lot from this.
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    Re: Obama more bartender than mediator at beer summit

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So, In conclusion, Gates is still a race baiter, Obama got his photo op, and the media can spin this as a great success.... Reading between the lines though, nothing came out of this meeting, It sounded like it was tense, and that stubborn heads prevailed...


    Yes mr. president, We learned a lot from this.
    Dragging the two down to the White House back lawn for a beer "after work" was never going to be more than contrived political theater. If not for Dear Leader's meddling, Gates and Crowley would never hoist a glass to each other's families--and if there was a "teachable moment" in this farce, that was it: that Gates and Crowley are, in their normal environs, as socially distant from each other as America is from China.

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    Re: Obama more bartender than mediator at beer summit

    Honestly, I think it's stupid that the President of the United States has spent so much time on this. I also think if he's going to dip his wick into local matters, he should have had the decency to include the witness who was simply looking out for her neighbor and is now villified as a racist even though she never identified the men as black.

    Then Obama should invite *me* over to the WH for a beer because I just wrote a very long sentence. Obviously he doesn't have more important things to do.
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    Re: Obama more bartender than mediator at beer summit

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    Honestly, I think it's stupid that the President of the United States has spent so much time on this. I also think if he's going to dip his wick into local matters, he should have had the decency to include the witness who was simply looking out for her neighbor and is now villified as a racist even though she never identified the men as black.

    Then Obama should invite *me* over to the WH for a beer because I just wrote a very long sentence. Obviously he doesn't have more important things to do.
    If he really wanted to be a healer and a peacemaker, he'd have a weekly barbecue on the White House back lawn.

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    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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    Re: Obama more bartender than mediator at beer summit

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    If he really wanted to be a healer and a peacemaker, he'd have a weekly barbecue on the White House back lawn.
    Just think of all the revenue he could collect if he invites enough rich people.
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    Re: Obama more bartender than mediator at beer summit

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    Just think of all the revenue he could collect if he invites enough rich people.
    He could invite the Good Reverend to bring his skillz with the grillz....

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    Re: Obama more bartender than mediator at beer summit

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    He could invite the Good Reverend to bring his skillz with the grillz....
    That could be an issue for the Good Reverend as he owns his own company. Obama would want him to rent space and pay for any electricity he uses. Then there would be all the permits ... OY.
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    Re: Obama more bartender than mediator at beer summit

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    That could be an issue for the Good Reverend as he owns his own company. Obama would want him to rent space and pay for any electricity he uses. Then there would be all the permits ... OY.


    True but I cook on charcoal shorty, no electricity needed. Though I'd have to buy a **** load of carbon credits.
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    Re: Obama more bartender than mediator at beer summit

    Gates is still a race baiter
    I don't see how Gates is a "race baiter" at all. Even if you judged his entire person from this event, it's quite clear that at worst he's simply guilty of being unreasonably upset.

    Obama got his photo op
    What did you expect? He's the president.

    and the media can spin this as a great success.... Reading between the lines though, nothing came out of this meeting
    What did you want to come out of the meeting? I think the fact that Crowley said "I don't think that we spent too much time dwelling on the past. We spent a lot of time discussing the future" shows that this meeting wasn't really going to focus on the issues surrounding the arrest anyways.
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