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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    What kind of a question is that? He has done some damage, that is true, but I had been afraid he would be much worse. After all, he had as good as no experience. Considering his credentials at the time, we can consider ourselves much more lucky than we deserve for that dumb decision.
    I think it is a fair question. The right and even the left have tried to exploit the issue of Obama's race in a negative fashion.

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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I don't agree with such a premise.....also, what BO peep has done, really has nothing to do with the skin job he sports. It has to due with his own make up and what makes him up. He has never been a leader and never showed such capabilities.

    OS mentions Chicago style politician.....yet he wasn't ever really considered to be a Chicago Politician. Was never in the knowing about much of anything with Chicago Politics, other than thru people he knew.

    Even when he ran against Boobie Rush for the Congressman seat and lost. BO peep tried to play with what is in his Nature. Act like a friend.....then stab someone in the back so he could move up politically. Just like he did with Carol Mosley Braun when he ran for her seat. Bobby Rush was hip to that type of BS and turned the tables against him easily crushing him in that Election. So much so.....that Michelle was going to dump BO peep and look elsewhere.

    Truly even the bruthas around here don't think much of him. The Latinos its the same. Its not like he is considered hip, cool, is someone who is respected and thought of highly. He has never had this until he won the Presidency, and the Liberal MS Media in his corner. Naturally BO was about the Grift his first time out. Hence his message of, we all are Americans. We are one etc etc.

    People thought he would bring the Country together. All from his flowery speeches. He had the Right message.....then reality set in and BO peep went back to his character and nature. Which is why you have seen him stab those who he was friends with and got him to where he is at.....in the back. Not many are left with him. His inner crew with Jarrett, Martin Halverson are the ones that he wont screw over. Anyone else will be used so he can make use of a stepping stone.

    We have seen this even play out with our own Allies and how BO has treated them. Even how he treated those in the press that favored him. Note: one would have thought BO would be closer to Jesse Jackson rather than Al Sharpton. Yet who does BO give ear to? He has never been about bringing people together. Never!

    Oh, and that BS that he wants to work with Republicans.....Only when in front of a camera. As the only Republican BO worked with. Was Lugar and only to be used due to Lugar being the Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee. So BO could learn a little bit about overseas politicians and Leaders which he had hardly any knowledge of.
    Come on MMC. Of course BO peep (LMAO) has done his share of damage. But you can't ignore that his opponents have tried to use the issue of his race against him.

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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    The Obama Presidency is proof that the country wasn't ready for an underqualified community organizer who was elected because of a rock star image instead of any legitimate leadership, economic, or foreign policy expertise.

    This country is and has been ready for a black, Indian, Hispanic, Asian, female, Jewish, gay, or atheist President for years. Obama isn't a failure because of his skin color, and his skin color isn't what caused him to fail.
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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    You people can say what you want, BUT EVEN HILLARY CLINTON TRIED TO CAPITALIZE ON OBAMA'S RACE! THAT'S HOW BAD IT IS!!!


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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    ROFLMAO @ Hillary Clinton!!!! Man, this country is something else!!!!!

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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    It has been said repeatedly by some over the years that the United States is not ready for a black President. Is the Obama Presidency proof of this?
    This is a foolish notion. The quality of government isn't dependent on race, it's dependent on the actions it takes and the policies it enacts. What the country isn't ready for is dramatic moves toward the social democracy that is currently crumbling in Europe. It's not ready for the incoherent foreign policy being played out in the Middle East. It's not ready for sixteen trillion dollars in debt with a new budget which has four trillion dollars of spending. It's not the skin. It's the man who wears it.
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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Come on MMC. Of course BO peep (LMAO) has done his share of damage. But you can't ignore that his opponents have tried to use the issue of his race against him.


    Not the majority of them.....but that's not to say BO and his supporters wouldn't use the same tactic from the opposite end. Which is always demonstrated now, after 6 years of failed policy where the Big Boys play. On the World Stage where it matters most.

    The people got what they wanted.....now its nothing but buyer's remorse for the majority.

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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    It has been said repeatedly by some over the years that the United States is not ready for a black President. Is the Obama Presidency proof of this?
    No Obama isn't proof that we are not ready for a black President. I do think race got to his head a little bit. For instance:

    The Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases. Obama took the side of a vicious attempted cop killer, rather than supporting the brave officer who had to fight him off (Mike Brown case). Can't make this sh*$ up.

    Anyway, I think cases like that Obama should have not played the race card (which he did INdirectly). Also, him associating with Al Sharpton in ANY way is like a white President associating with the KKK. He needs to cut that out.

    But other than these issues Obama brought on himself, his skin color is irrelevant to actual policies. I think a black President would be more progressive than a white President, which a lot of people would want. I don't really care, myself. I really just base my vote on the resume.

    For instance, I will not be voting for an elitist, lying, 1%er with offshore bank accounts- Hillary Clinton. Her horrible Sec. of State bid sealed that deal. But she might win soley because of the voters who want a WOMAN in the White House. Not someone qualified.

    Anyways, my point being, I think Obama was certainly voted in because of race rather than resume. Heck, he barely had a political career. IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT THOUGH? No, I think it's okay to try something new and take a chance. However, this time it failed us.

    That doesn't mean we can't have another black president though

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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    As the title of that article implies, we seem to be using paranoia to manufacture an avoidable problem. We use race way too often to define someone only to later realize that is the overwhelming majority of the problem as source. Paranoia about race is then both a source and product of the problem, not just a source. It tends to create a vicious cycle. How we look at others is a terrible consequence of that problem. I still contend the right black president (and consequently the right first female president) can avoid this by their character. It just may be a premium these days given modern day politics.
    That was a good post. I hope you are right about the black president stuff. Honestly, I don't share your optimism.

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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    You people can say what you want, BUT EVEN HILLARY CLINTON TRIED TO CAPITALIZE ON OBAMA'S RACE! THAT'S HOW BAD IT IS!!!

    Your video has her talking about polling among demographic groups. That is not capitalizing on some one's race. Either you did not watch the video or you seriously misrepresented what was on it...
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