View Poll Results: What is your opinion when Obama is compared to Ghandi and Mandela?

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  • Obama is above Ghandi and Mandela

    1 2.94%
  • Obama is on par with Ghandi and Mandela

    1 2.94%
  • Obama is below Ghandi and Mandela

    5 14.71%
  • Comparing Obama to Ghandi and Mandela is an insult to Ghandi and Mandela

    27 79.41%
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    Re: Obama = Ghandi, Mandela?

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    My impression was more that Obama mentioned Gandhi and Mandela as inspiring examples.

    I don't remember exactly, but I think Bush and other Republicans too sometimes mention shining examples or idols, be that George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. When Bush mentioned one of those, for example, I would not assume he is comparing himself to those. He's just pointing out who inspires him.
    If you can give me a quote that is comparable to what obama said, where he puts himself in the same sentence with Washington or the like, where he tacks his name onto theirs, I will concede your point.

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    Re: Obama = Ghandi, Mandela?

    I think there is no need to bring up these great names from the past in every other word uttered.

    It seems that he is trying to cover himself in the mystic mantle of their past glories.

    May be he should change his speech writer.

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    Re: Obama = Ghandi, Mandela?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    If you can give me a quote that is comparable to what obama said, where he puts himself in the same sentence with Washington or the like, where he tacks his name onto theirs, I will concede your point.
    If you Google "Obama compares himself to Lincoln," you'll find an example.

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    Re: Obama = Ghandi, Mandela?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    So now Obama is pro-rich people? I thought you Libertarians called him a socialist?
    Not entirely, my point is that Obama has not shown the "anti-elite" tendencies you had claimed. Never called him a socialist, but I can't speak for others.

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    Re: Obama = Ghandi, Mandela?

    Well ill be damned. Another conservative taking an article and misquoting it and making a provactive title, with the only hope to bashing Obama. Now if you actually read the article you will find how ridiculously stupid this article is cuz no where does Obama compare himself to Ghandi or Mandella.
    But to answer, Obama is no where close to Ghandi or Mandella.


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    Re: Obama = Ghandi, Mandela?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    So now Obama is pro-rich people? I thought you Libertarians called him a socialist?
    It is socialism for the rich, and dumped losses for everyone else.

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    Re: Obama = Ghandi, Mandela?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    If you Google "Obama compares himself to Lincoln," you'll find an example.
    Sorry my mistake, my post was unclear. I meant a quote where Bush put himself in such high company.

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    Re: Obama = Ghandi, Mandela?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mensch View Post
    It is socialism for the rich, and dumped losses for everyone else.
    Come on guys make up your damn minds. I thought he was a do nothing. I thought he was communist. I thought he was a welfare president. I thought he was a socialist. Now its reverse socialism (corporatism).


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    Re: Obama = Ghandi, Mandela?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mensch View Post
    It is socialism for the rich, and dumped losses for everyone else.
    Hahaha - yes, socialism for the rich. No oxymorons there.
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    Re: Obama = Ghandi, Mandela?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mensch
    It is socialism for the rich, and dumped losses for everyone else.
    If by "socialism for the rich" you mean "socialism for the bourgeoisie", then...

    What the **** dude. What the ****.

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