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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Well, that is your biased assumption that comes from your mental distortion of everything Obama says due to your internal hatred of him. It seems things like electing a black president has brought all the racists and idiots out of their holes and quiet corners to complain. Racism was never dead, it was just quieter. Economic downtimes have a good possibility of raising unrest in any country, and given the polarizing and antagonistic rhetoric of the right it would not take a psychic to predict that racial unrest could be pushed to a violent point. I know where you got the idea obama is threatening to march his legions of black folks out to kill whitey if he doesn't get what he wants, but that is just your delusion of a very clear statement that had no threat in it. It is not a threat to say someday a large rock will hit the earth and make life very hard. It is just something that is part of existence. You may feel threatened by that knowledge, but that does not mean the scientists who told you command the power to destroy the world with a large rock.
    Well, maybe. On the other hand, if I said that poor economic times will make an assassination attempt on the President more likely you'd scream about my implied threat against the President.

    It is surely true that poor economic times strain race relations, but brining it up in that context, the context of the President wanting Congress to do something and what with everything else that has happened, it is impossible not to see other meanings in what he said.

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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Where is the part in the President's comments about racial unrest resulting in riots on cue?
    I was asking.

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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Of course that isn't EXACTLY what was said, it's reading between the lines. Notice he didn't say class relations, he said race relations (like there aren't any poor white people). Why is that? Can you answer that?
    Brilliant observation. Clearly, race relations are on everyone's mind of late. Apparently the President thinks that he can use white fear of black violence to further his agenda. How else does a class problem become a race problem?

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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    “If we don’t do anything, then growth will be slower than it should be. Unemployment will not go down as fast as it should. Income inequality will continue to rise,” Obama said in an interview published Sunday by the New York Times. “Racial tensions won’t get better; they may get worse, because people will feel as if they’ve got to compete with some other group to get scraps from a shrinking pot.”

    Well, this would seem reasonable if the president's policies didn't shrink the pot. Maybe if businesses didn't feel like they've got to compete with government for their money, they'd expand and hire a few more folks. Maybe if Obama didn't take every opportunity to point out racial tensions and proclaim how big a problem they are, people would start getting beyond having their race be the #1 influence on their identity. After all, if you don't disregard the color of your own skin when judging yourself, how can you demand others to? Maybe if Obama would concentrate more on allowing businesses to give people additional opportunity to work by reigning in the EPA, Unions, and Obamacare regulations, there would be less income inequality as more unemployed would be able to earn an income. Maybe if Obama actually cared about all the people of this country including blacks, he would stop campaigning at people and start listening to them. I'm doubtful that will happen, because that would require him to admit that a few of his ideas are misguided and he only does that as a last resort to get votes. As he isn't up for reelection again, I doubt that is going to happen.

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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    It's what all the liberal leaning Obama supporting media pundits were talking about at the time.
    They sound dumb.

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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    President Obama said that if economic prescriptions of the type he supports to increase economic growth and reduce “income inequality” are not adopted, then race relations in the United State may deteriorate further.

    “If we don’t do anything, then growth will be slower than it should be. Unemployment will not go down as fast as it should. Income inequality will continue to rise,” Obama said in an interview published Sunday by the New York Times. “Racial tensions won’t get better; they may get worse, because people will feel as if they’ve got to compete with some other group to get scraps from a shrinking pot. If the economy is growing, everybody feels invested, ” he said.
    Several things come to mind from Obama's statements.

    1. Why has he not done anything about unemployment? He's in his 5th year as POTUS. This should have been one of the first issues he took on as president. Remember when the House and Senate both had democrat majorities? Since then it's blame the Republican obstructionists instead of blaming himself.

    2. Playing the race card again I see.

    3. Is he referring to racial tensions between Black Americans and illegal immigrants? It seems he's made his choice of whom to help. Many have been saying all along illegal immigration hurts black Americans. One would have a difficult time denying it with these stats. Does Obama really think there are that many jobs to go around?

    The Heritage Foundation said Monday that legalizing illegal immigrants would cost taxpayers a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years — releasing a report that ignited a venomous battle over an immigration bill and who is truly representing the conservative movement in the debate.

    Driving the costs in the Heritage report are simple demographics: Illegal immigrants are more likely to lack a high school education, and more than a third of households headed by illegal immigrants live below the poverty line, meaning those households consume more in services than they pay in taxes.
    Report: Legalizing illegal immigrants to cost $6.3 trillion - Washington Times

    4. So he does admit the pot is shrinking and not growing. Finally he fesses up, but its more like his statement is a Freudian slip.
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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    So we have gone from the hope of a postracial America in 2008 to now, when the President is threatening us with racial unrest if he doesn't get his way.

    Rush Limbaugh in 2008 said that Obama's election would only make racial relations worse, and it looks like he was 100% right.
    It seems to me that by saying this the President is deliberately encouraging racial unrest. If he doesn't get what he wants, then what? Riots on cue?



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    President Obama didn't say that race relations in the USA will deteriorate, he said that could happen, Which is a reasonable thing to say.




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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    While I don't agree with Obama on "race relations", I definitely see "class relations" getting worse. The more safety nets that are taken away, the people will fall through the cracks and out on the streets. Get enough people out on the streets and there will be issues. This won't happen right away, but eventually I think it will.

    The government will eventually grow so large that it will have no other choice but to start defunding programs that people have relied on for generations in some families. Once those programs are cut, people will be out on the streets and the crime rate will skyrocket.

    What is needed is responsible oversight to social and government programs for reform and in some cases cut completely. which is something the government is INCREDIBLY LACKING because it has grown so large.
    I must have missed the announcements - can you point out a few of the safety nets that have been taken away under Obama's term plus in office?
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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    My guess - and it is only a guess - is that the Martin case figured so prominently in discussions of race recently.
    So in other words, the President, feeding on racial tensions that exist in the country following the Zimmerman verdict, decided to stir the pot a little bit more to benefit his own agenda.
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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    So in other words, the President, feeding on racial tensions that exist in the country following the Zimmerman verdict, decided to stir the pot a little bit more to benefit his own agenda.
    I'm not sure why the President decided to address the issue at both the beginning and end in the manner chosen. Good afternoon jcj...
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