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

    What exactly does it mean to be "ready" for a black president? As if there's some default reason why a president shouldn't be black. Or Asian. Or a woman. Or an atheist. Or gay. Or whatever.
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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 Objective Voice View Post
    Oh, believe me. I read every word. That's why I answered the way I did.

    If the people didn't want this Community Organizer with no executive experience at the state level (Governor) who happened to be Black running the country, not only would they not have elected him to office the first time, they wouldn't have done it TWICE!
    The question asked in the OP was about the country being ready for a black President. I answered that it was. No, you didn't read it, because from your whiny posts about my criticism of Obama, you missed it entirely. You defended Obama and the people who voted for him, then said this:

    that in no way means America wasn't ready for its first Black President. Again, he won re-election. What better indicator of America's readiness on this issue is there than that?

    So for some reason you used my post to answer what the OP asked. I don't care why people voted for Obama. I answered the question.
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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 Boo Radley View Post
    That's really not true. Much of the disrespect and even talk at diners have often been more than we should see today.
    There are millions of people who don't like President Obama because of his policies, attitude, actions, and vision. Stop trying to make it about his skin color. It should be shameful to keep trying to do so.

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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 tres borrachos View Post
    The question asked in the OP was about the country being ready for a black President. I answered that it was. No, you didn't read it, because from your whiny posts about my criticism of Obama, you missed it entirely. You defended Obama and the people who voted for him...
    The key part of your post which gets to the core of the poll is "the people who voted for him". So, again I say if America wasn't ready for its first Black President whether he had years of executive experience or not a single day's worth, the PEOPLE wouldn't have voted for him not once but TWICE!

    Clearly, the vast majority of the population and the electorate liked the man AND what he was doing. So, again I say, "what better indicator of America's readiness on this issue is there than that?"
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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 ocean515 View Post
    There are millions of people who don't like President Obama because of his policies, attitude, actions, and vision. Stop trying to make it about his skin color. It should be shameful to keep trying to do so.
    I'm sure there are, which doesn't make anything I said invalid. The guy at the bank who called him a N. . . . . wasn't talking about his politics. Nor were the guys at the local diner. Nor was the disrespect show by yelling you lie, in a hall where lies are common place, and where no such disrespect had been shown before. Add to it the birther silliness, the refusal to believe plain and clear facts, and it goes beyond politics for far too many. Not everyone. Not those who merely disagree on political issues. But those who go beyond that.

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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 Objective Voice View Post
    The key part of your post which gets to the core of the poll is "the people who voted for him". So, again I say if America wasn't ready for its first Black President whether he had years of executive experience or not a single day's worth, the PEOPLE wouldn't have voted for him not once but TWICE!

    Clearly, the vast majority of the population and the electorate liked the man AND what he was doing. So, again I say, "what better indicator of America's readiness on this issue is there than that?"
    The key part of my post that got you all works up was that this country is ready for a black President, and has been for some time now, and Barack Obama's failures are his own because he didn't earn or deserve the job. His being black had nothing to do with his failures.

    And of course, that's exactly what I posted the first time around. The fact that people were clueless enough to vote for an unqualified community organizer who is a failure as a President has nothing to do with the question asked in the OP. Nor does the fact that people "liked the man" have to do with it either.

    If you agree that the country was ready for a black President, and agree with me, just post that, and stop trying to engage me in a debate about why people "like" him. This isn't the vote for Homecoming Queen and I have no interest in it.
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    Re: Is the Obama Presidency proof that the U.S. is not ready for a black President?

    We like electing instant replays and pretending they are something new. Obama is just a great example of how stupid the people can really be when doing 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
    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?
    Do you think Ben Carson is "ready"? How about Herman Caine?

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

    If anything, this worthless buffoon's election and re-election confirmed how many people would vote for someone because they're black and "it's historic" regardless of the merits, experience, or competency of the man in question.

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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 JayDubya View Post
    If anything, this worthless buffoon's election and re-election confirmed how many people would vote for someone because they're black and "it's historic" regardless of the merits, experience, or competency of the man in question.
    That's quite racist. He was all accounts the better candidate each time.

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