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    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
    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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    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?
    So is his private, well-funded, well-supplied army of thugs locked and loaded?

    I'm pretty sure the resistance is.

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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    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.

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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
    Who is "we"? The 100 delusional people everyone else in America was laughing at?
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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.
    If only we had a decentralized government that can handle the issues at hand rather than creating one-size-fits-all programs. Something larger than local. If only....

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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    If only we had a decentralized government that can handle the issues at hand rather than creating one-size-fits-all programs. Something larger than local. If only....
    Not disagreeing, but you can't simply drop federal programs on all the states in their current forms. And if you try that, you WILL have increases in crime rates because the states can't afford it. Responsible oversight for reform and all together cuts is what is needed and if there is a way to guide things back down to the states, I'm for that as well. Just not cold turkey because that is only going to increase problems, not solve them.

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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?
    Thats pretty funny. 97% of black Americans voted for the guy that has presided over steadily increasing economic woes specifically for the black community based solely on his skin color...but...they might riot if things dont get 'better'.

    Want things to get 'better'? Then they might want to ask themselves why it is that every other race 'group' in this country does better than the collective black race group in this country. Or for that matter ask why black immigrants come here and do so much better. Or blacks from intact and successful families manage to pull off the miracle that is economic growth and personal prosperity.

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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    The sad case is, I don't think there is a big racial problem in the U.S. with everyday folks like you and me. I think there is a very powerful engine - led by the likes of Obama - that intentionally creates racial issues out of thin air that the less educated among us soak up and bask in. It provides them a man-made "excuse" for themselves.

    You never hear Obama, and especially the Sharptons and Jacksons, lecture on personal responsibility except in one direction.

    The strategy is clearly to divide us as much as possible, then capitalize politically.

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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    This is stupid. Race relations always have and always will get better. It's a simple matter of exposure in a society of increasing racial diversity and interaction.

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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?
    Where is the part in the President's comments about racial unrest resulting in riots on cue?
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