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  • Obama on Letterman: "I was Black before the election..."

    Obama tried to nicely respond to Jimmy Carter's (and others) accusation that many Americans are racist by stating "I think it's important, er, uh, to realize that, uh, I was actually black before the election...so, the uh, so, uh,...and so the American people, uh, uh, I think, uh, gave me this extrodinary honor, uh and and that tells you, uh, I think, a lot about where the country is at, uh."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN787sis4Ec

    So I say this not because I'm liberal or conservative, but simply because I'm feeling feisty. We all know Obama's immediate family tree, so is our president

    a) Lying - He's not black, he's mixed.
    b) Truthful - He's got black in him, so he calls it as he sees it.
    c) Lying by omission - He IS black, but he's also white.
    ?


    Hmmmmm?

  • #2
    Originally posted by kylet123 View Post
    Obama tried to nicely respond to Jimmy Carter's (and others) accusation that many Americans are racist by stating "I think it's important, er, uh, to realize that, uh, I was actually black before the election...so, the uh, so, uh,...and so the American people, uh, uh, I think, uh, gave me this extrodinary honor, uh and and that tells you, uh, I think, a lot about where the country is at, uh."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN787sis4Ec

    So I say this not because I'm liberal or conservative, but simply because I'm feeling feisty. We all know Obama's immediate family tree, so is our president

    a) Lying - He's not black, he's mixed.
    b) Truthful - He's got black in him, so he calls it as he sees it.
    c) Lying by omission - He IS black, but he's also white.
    ?


    Hmmmmm?

    Obama's answer would be D) All of the above (based on situation)

    I don't give a damn what he is (racially) or what he calls himself, he is a radical moron who is screwing up this country quickly.

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    • #3
      It's not a "lie" to say you're black when you are half black and responding to a question about people seeing you as a black man and the question being if you feel that's what certain reactions are rooted in (which he seems to feel they are not.)

      I'm half Indian, (Tsalagi - or "Cherokee" for you non-Indian folks! lol) Depending on the context of what I'm saying, I've been known to simply refer to myself as Indian or Tsalagi because I'm relating Indian experiences or answering a question put to me about Indian issues. In those instances, that I'm half white is irrelevant. People look at me and ask if I'm Hispanic, Hawaiian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Native American... one woman asked "What ARE you? You're... some sort of tan!" lol No one ever looks at me and says "Are you half Scottish?" (Which is my other half.) I'm not "hiding" that I'm half Scottish or lying about it, it's just not the part people tend to notice or react to.

      When it comes up I talk about my feisty Scottish grandma, the food, the 2 day Scottish celebration for New Year's... but when someone asks me what i think about the Cherokee Nation issue with the Freedmen, it would make no sense to say "Well I'm also half Scottish... just thought I'd toss that out there for no apparent reason... so anyway, here is what I think of that issue in the Cherokee Nation..."
      "Of course America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up."

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      • #4
        So what experiences is that of a white male?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TX_Loudmouth View Post
          .......I don't give a damn what he is (racially) or what he calls himself, he is a radical moron who is screwing up this country quickly.
          My sentiments exactly.....Judge him not by the color of his skin, but rather, by the content (or lack thereof) of his character. Everything else is immaterial.

          But for the sake of this discussion on race, his mom was white and his dad was black. Technically I think that makes him a hybrid.

          Maybe he can use this to make commercials and sell hybrid GM (government motors cars.) He could say " Look America, you elected a hybrid president and see how good he works? Now take the next step and make your next car a Government Motors hybrid!

          When you think about it, pretty much all of us, especially in America, are multi-hybrids of one sort or another. My dad was an orphan so who knows what my lineage consists of. For all I know I could be part black.

          In any event, this deliberate injection of race into the discussion by the liberals, by one of their idiotic spokesmen(the infamous Jimmy Carter), is a pathetic and mean spirited diversionary tactic designed to get people's eyes off the ball.

          They can't make a credible argument against the subjects being protested at the tea party rallies, so they decide instead to incite hate by accusing these patriotic Americans of being racists. Perhaps they believe it may also intimidate those folks into not attending future rallies. I for one believe the patriots will refuse to be intimidated.

          Another thing, it again displays their incredible HYPOCRISY in that they accuse conservative talk show hosts of inflaming the masses and thereby being responsible for whack jobs who commit violence, yet, if any race wars break out at these tea parties because of their labeling these patriots as racists they surely will claim innocence for themselves.
          Last edited by JPR; 09-22-2009, 03:47 PM.
          Jubilant Patriotic Republican

          America gave Obama the benefit of the doubt when they elected him. Obama is now giving America the doubt of the benefit of his governance......Change you can bereave in!..JPR

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          • #6
            Telling the truth on this issue.

            You probably are too young to remember the era of segregation, but as I recall anyone who was more than 1/16 black was not considered white and had to use the "colored" restrooms and go to the back of the bus, etc.

            For example, in the discredited "separate but equal case" of Plessy v. Ferguson, Plessy was not allowed to ride in the "white" railroad car because he was 1/8 black.

            The result of this was that people with any noticeable degree of black ancestry were forced to associate with black people.

            In addition, the answer is appropriate for the context: whether people are now attacking Obama because of racism, i.e., because he is black. Obama is saying that people knew he was black when they voted for him.
            Last edited by DAL; 09-22-2009, 03:55 PM.
            Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
            Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DAL View Post
              Telling the truth on this issue.

              You probably are too young to remember the era of segregation, but as I recall anyone who was more than 1/16 black was not considered white and had to use the "colored" restrooms and go to the back of the bus, etc.

              For example, in the discredited "separate but equal case" of Plessy v. Ferguson, Plessy was not allowed to ride in the "white" railroad car because he was 1/8 black.

              The result of this was that people with any noticeable degree of black ancestry were forced to associate with black people.
              I remember those times. I also remember that it was a Republican president, Dwight Eisenhower, who appointed the Supreme Court Chief Justice who presided over the case that eliminated the "Separate but Equal" doctrine.

              That same president then called Lyndon Johnson and Sam Rayburn into his office( the leaders of congress) and told them to fast track the desegregation of the schools. Funny how many people don't know these facts about the Republican party.

              The era of segregation was an era of the past and should be left there in my opinion.
              Last edited by JPR; 09-22-2009, 03:59 PM.
              Jubilant Patriotic Republican

              America gave Obama the benefit of the doubt when they elected him. Obama is now giving America the doubt of the benefit of his governance......Change you can bereave in!..JPR

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              • #8
                I was actually black before the election

                I was actually optimistic before the election.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JPR View Post
                  The era of segregation was an era of the past and should be left there in my opinion.
                  That has nothing to do with how someone who had one black (a full-blood African, no less) and one white parent would be perceived, especially when Obama was being raised. He was born in 1961. Schools in the South were not even fully integrated until the 1970s. In the same era, mandatory busing was instituted in many cities outside the South to end de facto public school segregation.

                  The effects of segregation still linger, and are even being exploited and exacerbated by many so-called "black leaders."
                  Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
                  Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JasperST View Post
                    I was actually optimistic before the election.
                    I was pessimistic and feared even worse than what we have.
                    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
                    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DAL View Post
                      I was pessimistic and feared even worse than what we have.
                      Like what? A moon sized meteor?

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                      • #12
                        A number of possibilities:
                        • He could have released all the prisoners in Guantanamo.
                        • He could have initiated prosecutions of CIA employees.
                        • He could have pushed a larger and more wasteful stimulus package through Congress.
                        • He could have appointed an anti-business radical instead of Geithner.
                        • He could have nominated Alan Dershowitz to the Supreme Court.
                        • He could have put Al Sharpton in his administration.
                        • etc.
                        Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
                        Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DAL View Post
                          A number of possibilities:
                          • He could have released all the prisoners in Guantanamo.
                          • He could have initiated prosecutions of CIA employees.
                          • He could have pushed a larger and more wasteful stimulus package through Congress.
                          • He could have appointed an anti-business radical instead of Geithner.
                          • He could have nominated Alan Dershowitz to the Supreme Court.
                          • He could have put Al Sharpton in his administration.
                          • etc.
                          He's still got plenty of time left....
                          “We don't disagree, you are wrong. Until you have a clue what you are talking about we can't disagree.” - cgh6366

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by nuthead View Post
                            He's still got plenty of time left....
                            Maybe only a bit over a year until he loses control of Congress.
                            Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
                            Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DAL View Post
                              Maybe only a bit over a year until he loses control of Congress.
                              But how much damage can still be done in a year's time?


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                              "In fact, I know your rights better than you do!"

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