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Old 10-13-2012, 07:49 AM   #1481
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Ok, I get the context. Well put ideas, but I see both issues differently.

(2.) In my opinion "any" president should use the "Bully Pulpit" for teachable moments to change society's attitudes. He did that in both cases! The idea of having the professor and the cop sit down and have a beer and get past it was great! I suspect both of them were in the wrong! The professor got indignant and mouthy I suppose and the cop was not man enough to understand how he felt and back out of the situation with a light apology.
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In my mind the fact that Obama got us all to stop and talk about it is the point! It was a teachable moment that Obama used to remind us that we are all still trying to work out the prejudices that we have against each other, Black & White, Conservative and Liberal!

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I don't think Obama was trying to divide us! I think he was trying to make us look at a real problem and work on it! A cop saw a partially crippled Black professor and assumed he was breaking into his own house, and an older, Black man was enraged likely because of early negative experiences in his life!

I disagree. I won't rehash either case since the facts are out there. But... the cop was doing his job. Do your research.

If Obama was really using these two incidents as teachable moment, he failed, because in the wake of both incidents, you had Al Sharpton and Rev. Wright also jump in, and Obama did nothing to quiet their vitriolic, hate filed speech. You had gangs of kids attacking random white people in retaliation, and Obama said nothing. So what was he trying to teach? Who was he trying to teach? He would have done less harm by keeping his mouth shut. Instead he engineers some stupid photo-op drinking beer and shaking hands, while white people get attacked for being white. In my mind, Obama stirred the pot and then sat back and watched the interracial tensions escalate.

Both of these incidents were local matters that did not warrant presidential attention. I see this as another example of his bad judgment. Or judgment based on Chicago's political style. Either way, bad for America.
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Obama and Biden were leaving an expensive men's club lunch when they noticed a skeleton propped up against a wall in an alley by the building. The skeleton had both legs missing and only one arm. It also had a white cane, dark glasses, and donation hat of a blind man on the boney skull. Biden looked at him and said " this man has been crushed by the the economy the last four years, wall street has put him back in chaaaiins!" Obama looked at him and said "you didn't build that", then took half the money in his hat
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[QUOTE=2011FX4boost;2098285]I am trying to figure out why certain words are used. Examples: Right Winged, Left Winged, Conservatives, Liberals, Republicans, Democrats. Why don't we all call ourselves "Americans" and stand together as one to do the correct things that needs to be done to get "OUR" country back on track.

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Refer back to my post about my experience at the Iowa state fair. Democrats booth had yard signs with , Latinos for Obama, African Americans for Obama, Military Family's for Obama ! You get the idea ?

I believe in leading by example ! That being said, we have had the poorest example of leadership in recent memory from both sides ! But the example to lead starts at the top !

What ? Don't blame me ?

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While still low on cash, the postal service has enough to avoid insolvency this month, thanks in large part to the mountains of political junk mail and the influx of Super PACs paying top postage rates.

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I don't buy the allegations about the president especially the moivation for "Fast and Furious", but I also understand what can happen in a bureacracy. If what is claimed to happen did I hope the agent can get them into court and burn those at fault.
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Here's proof that Republicans steal everything! Hell, MR.FX4 even stole my joke! LOL!
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I disagree. I won't rehash either case since the facts are out there. But... the cop was doing his job. Do your research.

If Obama was really using these two incidents as teachable moment, he failed, because in the wake of both incidents, you had Al Sharpton and Rev. Wright also jump in, and Obama did nothing to quiet their vitriolic, hate filed speech. You had gangs of kids attacking random white people in retaliation, and Obama said nothing. So what was he trying to teach? Who was he trying to teach? He would have done less harm by keeping his mouth shut. Instead he engineers some stupid photo-op drinking beer and shaking hands, while white people get attacked for being white. In my mind, Obama stirred the pot and then sat back and watched the interracial tensions escalate.

Both of these incidents were local matters that did not warrant presidential attention. I see this as another example of his bad judgment. Or judgment based on Chicago's political style. Either way, bad for America.
So the cop was doing his job, and could not establish that an well dressed, older, partially crippled Black man was entering his own home without it becoming an arrest leading to a national scene! You don't expect very high standards from the police!

Well we are talking about it and that is likely a big part of Obama's objective!

As for the Trayvon Martin case, I guess we will see how it comes out in the courts!

I'm not surprise that Obama is always wrong around here!
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You're right! I gave credit to the infrastructure that helped me! Playboy Magazine! LOL! A Republican would have claimed he did it all by himself having to fight a socialistic government taking away his "Liberty" and now be asking the forum for royalties!
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