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Re: President Obama orders hospital visitation rights for gays, lesbians

sunnubian ·
The key here is: requires the HHS regulations to guarantee hospitals honor all patients' advance directives , which include stipulations such as who should make health care decisions if the patient isn't able to do so This is a good thing not only for gays, but for all Americans. There are plently of people that do not have strong family ties, may be astranged from their family or spouses, or may come from a family that cannot be trusted to carry our their explicit wishes under such...
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Re: We know America can elect a black president, but . . .

Xumbrarchist ·
{{{ I am still waiting for the first one...LOL }}} That is a point but I thought anyone that wanted to be prez behind GWB was Really DUMB. That is why I wanted Hillary to get the nomination. Let the White broad get egg all over her face. All you have to do is look at the graph of the national debt to figure out there would be UNPRECEDENTED problems this term. I would bet against re-election and its only been a year. Obama didn't make these problems but the short sighted White people are...
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Re: We know America can elect a black president, but . . .

James Wesley Chester ·
At two years into his first administration, this would be a curious concern. At one year into his first administration, why would such a concern be raised for any newly-elected President? We have a peculiar paranoia about ourselves. Another question that can be unreasonably asked is, 'Are better off now than you were 12 months ago? I think I understand what is being asked. My answer is: 'I don't know.' I must admit I have wondered about how hard the task is sure to be. There is time.
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Re: We know America can elect a black president, but . . .

Cholly ·
What is that old saying? "If you constantly repeat something continually over and over and over again people will start to believe it? That is what the Prez has to face day in and day out from his critics on both the left & the right (he failed on this, he failed on that) fail, fail, fail, he can't deliver on his promises, etc and yet just based on the idiot moron, the last 8 years of corruption and incompetence that he replaced and recent past Presidents who did more harm than good to...
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Re: We know America can elect a black president, but . . .

Nquest ·
Reference: Why are you even asking this question and when exactly did you start drinking the Haterade and buying the bullshit after one year of it being shoveled everyday 24/7? Why the defeatist attitude? What??? Where does the Haterade idea come from? It's clear that asking the question which is about the country, not Obama, has nothing to do with hatin' on Obama. Reference: The nano-second that Obama won the Presidency, the negativity started, we knew that, and will remain until...
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Re: We know America can elect a black president, but . . .

EbonyRose ·
Reference: So, what do you think? Can America re-elect a black president? Absolutely!! First of all, not all of America elected 'a black president'. Many simply voted for who they saw as the best man for the job. Others elected an intelligent, charismatic leader-type guy who gave them hope for the future. He was not 'a black president'. He was Barack Obama. And they liked him a lot!! And voted for him! Many/most of those people ( and the ones who voted for 'a black president') will vote for...
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Re: We know America can elect a black president, but . . .

Cholly ·
Quote by Nquest: "What??? Where does the Haterade idea come from? It's clear that asking the question which is about the country, not Obama, has nothing to do with hatin' on Obama. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The entire question has to do with President Obama. this country and his "re-election" as a second term Black President and the long term systematic "haterade" that being driven daily to persuade supporters from...
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Re: We know America can elect a black president, but . . .

shulamite ·
If the Massachussetts special election is any indicator, President Obama is in for a rough ride. There is NO reason a Republican should be taking Ted Kennedy's seat. And Democratic solidarity on that is non-existent.
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Re: We know America can elect a black president, but . . .

Nquest ·
Reference: The entire question has to do with President Obama. The difference between that and what I said are in no way subtle. You basically accused MBM of "drinking the Haterade" for asking the question when, from what I could tell, the very essence of his question embodied sentiments similar to yours. "It would seem that it might be far more difficult to re-elect a black president without that extra . . . umph pushing people to the polls." Acknowledges "the on-going climate" where many...
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Re: We know America can elect a black president, but . . .

Noah The African ·
Reference: If your statement and question were made in earnest then, and only then, would they make sense. But since you readily excuse Massa Clinton and every White president from the "improving the Black condition" criteria or fail to judge them by the same standard, your words reek from the stench of a rotting, tormented, twisted, backwards azz, PAIN COMPLEX Negro soul. No the people who need to shut the hell up are people like you. I have steadfast argued on behalf of the collective and...
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Re: We know America can elect a black president, but . . .

Noah The African ·
The first thing to keep in mind is that our political construct in a Representative Republic. Right now the Democratic policies on the table are not representative of what the majority of the masses of people want. In a representative republic it’s the job of politicians to represent the people and not going to bat for the President. The Republicans went to bat for Bush when he was doing things that were not representative of the will of the masses. That is why the masses rebelled against...
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Re: President Obama Will Do Another Q&A -- This One With Democrats

Yemaya ·
So are we going to show up with key, clear and concise questions for President Obama? He's been on fielding them for a couple of weeks now? We need at least ONE question from and about black folks to get to the president.
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Re: President Obama Will Do Another Q&A -- This One With Democrats

EbonyRose ·
Reference: The Huffington Post asked some Democratic House lawmakers whether they would want to have an opportunity to question Obama, and the consensus was that they would hesitate to press him very hard in public, out of a sense of party loyalty. Hmmm ... I wonder what the Democratic Congress members would ask the President if it wasn't for that "sense of party loyalty"?? I was typing up an interview with Rep. John Conyers the other day, and he made a very interesting comment about the two...
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: House passes historic health care bill

EbonyRose ·
I plan to send ALL of these "no" vote Representatives a hot little piece of my mind! Black Alabamans Angry Over Davis' No Vote Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 By: Kenya Beverly, Special to BlackAmericaWeb.com Alabama Congressman Artur Davis, who is attempting to become that state’s first black governor, was the lone Congressional Black Caucus member who voted against health care reform Sunday night championed by President Barack Obama, sparking local and national criticism. “He let us down,”...
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: House passes historic health care bill

Cholly ·
Sore Loser GOP Still Fighting Lost Health Care Battle It would be nice if Republicans could simply face the fact that they lost the battle of health care reform . But the party of privilege isn't used to hearing the word "NO" applied to anything they seek. So as President Barack Obama was signing in to law landmark legislation that will provide health care coverage for 32-million uninsured Americans, Republicans across the country were still trying to fight a battle they have already lost.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: House passes historic health care bill

Cholly ·
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ASSIGNED EXTRA SECURITY OVER ACTIVISTS' THREATS Brother Of Congressman Has Home Vandalized After Tea Partier Posts Address Online, FBI Investigating... Palin Posts 'Hit List' Of Democrats With Gun Sights Over Districts House Democrats are expressing concerns about their personal safety following protests over health care legislation. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Wednesday that officials from the FBI and Capitol Police briefed Democrats on how to handle perceived...
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: House passes historic health care bill

NSpirit ·
I posted this in the "tea partiers spit and call nigger/faggot" thread but it goes well here too, i think: I don't remember which republican politician said it, but during all the town hall melee and ensuing drama over healthcare reform, a politician said "This will be Obama's Waterloo"... And while it is still an imperfect bill which concedes far too much to private health insurance companies, it is something to begin with, something that can hopefully be amended or perfected. And in fact,...
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: House passes historic health care bill

Noah The African ·
One cannot pass judgment until benefits are reconciled with cost and or when the action experiences its full reaction. I think a truly civil and modern society should have Universal Health Care. I am not confident in this bill because the motives were all wrong. There was simply too much politics and ignorance that lead up to this. Much of the opposition to Health Care Reform was purely out of malice and spite. People wanted and want Obama and the Democrats to fail, including politicians and...
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BREAKING NEWS: House passes historic health care bill

Cholly ·
House sends health care bill to Obama's desk. President to sign reforms into law; 'fixes' still require House, Senate action. WASHINGTON - After well over a year of negotiations, setbacks, and political wrangling, the House has approved President Barack Obama’s top domestic policy initiative, sending a bill to massively overhaul the nation’s health insurance system to his desk to be signed and enacted into law. The climactic chapter in a century-long quest for near universal coverage...
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President Obama orders hospital visitation rights for gays, lesbians

Cholly ·
Washington (CNN) -- President Obama has asked the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a rule that would prevent hospitals from denying visitation privileges to gay and lesbian partners.The president's Thursday memo said, "There are...
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President Obama Will Do Another Q&A -- This One With Democrats

Cholly ·
President Also Wants Rematch With GOP Less than a week after his electrifying parley with House Republicans, President Obama will be doing another televised question-and-answer session tomorrow morning -- this one with the Senate Democratic...
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We know America can elect a black president, but . . .

MBM ·
Can America RE-elect a black president? It would seem that some in this country might have been taken by the historic aspects of electing a black president and voted for Obama to be a part of that historic effort.  It would seem that it might be...
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Re: President Obama Changes Senate Minds On Prescription Drugs

Noah The African ·
This is really insane. Now people are talking about the Democratic Candidates that they “really liked” liked....like Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich, now that the Obama koolAid has proved to not go down as sweet as people thought. It’s frustrating to hear people who voted for Obama, now complaining. If he was the best candidate out there, there is no damn need to complain because you did not settle for less. If there were candidates whose platform resonated with you more, but you chose not...
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Re: President Obama Changes Senate Minds On Prescription Drugs

NSpirit ·
Reference: Reference: This is really insane. Now people are talking about the Democratic Candidates that they “really liked” liked....like Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich, now that the Obama koolAid has proved to not go down as sweet as people thought. It’s frustrating to hear people who voted for Obama, now complaining. If he was the best candidate out there, there is no damn need to complain because you did not settle for less. If there were candidates whose platform resonated with you...
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

TheRealDeal ·
http://ros-lehtinen.house.gov/...-and-jay-z-trip-cuba http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-955888 Jay-Z and Beyoncé are now experiencing the nature of "backstabbing/cutthroat/sleazy Barack "Abba-dabba/Hocus Pocus" Obama. Obama and/or a high ranking official in the Obama Administration gave clearance/OK to Jay-Z and Beyoncé to travel to Cuba. http://ros-lehtinen.house.gov/...-and-jay-z-trip-cuba http://outfront.blogs.cnn.com/...-bus-over-cuba-trip/ Did Obama throw Jay-Z under the bus over Cuba...
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

TheRealDeal ·
http://www.africanamerica.org/displayForumTopic/content/317812884969784469/ "Which leaders speak for black America?" by David A. Love , March 27, 2013 at 8:53 AM -Xumbrarchist Better yet, in addition ask his son, a convicted felon who truly earned his prison stripes former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., the same question. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P9XtuD7XAE YouTube: "Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. charged with conspiracy" by CBSNewsOnline , Published on Feb 17, 2013 More so than his...
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

Kocolicious ·
RD wrote: As usual you are still stuck on Obama. The information that I share as well as the information of other individuals proves that BO is not the only misfit elected black leader. With regard to Richard "Tricky Dick" Nixon, and the so-called First Black President Bill Clinton, it is Caucasian America who held these individuals accountable for wrong doing, criminal acts, unethical acts, etc. As usual? Mofo YOU don't KNOW me. And whomever I may or may not be STUCK on in your opinion? Is...
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

TheRealDeal ·
http://www.africanamerica.org/.../lastReply#lastReply "Are Black Women 'played out'??" by RadioRaheem You bet, some are........be it in a man, woman, any mind forever in the ghetto but not smart, or a university educated Fool , ignorance is still ignorance. -Kocolicious and/or anyone else of similar expression, I don't have to pretend to be Black because I'm a U.S. born descendant of slavery, and no matter how hard I try, I can't run away from what I came into the world as. I'm just not...
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by TheRealDeal: -Yemaya Based upon your views and not reality, the fact that Barack Obama betrays U.S. born blacks daily must also be all the fault of "White Supremacy" President Barack "The Magic Negro/Illegal Alien bootlicking" Obama like any other elected official is under oath to serve all U.S. citizens and legal immigrants, U.S. born descendants of slavery being inclusive. Here again Barack Obama is a disgrace to the office. Originally Posted by Yemaya: You don't...
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

TheRealDeal ·
"But! This country has been dismissing MOST military folks fighting for our nation since the French/Ameica war!!!This is not anything new...except now it has been exposed more publically and the American people are becoming more active in addressing the military needs after they come to shore. It is a slow process true. But it has been ignored for years and now that is on the table for public view blame has been slinging toward the current administration UNFAIRLY. First you need to talk to...
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

Muhammad Cipher ·
Lets recap the various defenses to come: 1 Black people are too stupid to understand its not the presidents fault, its the Congress. 2. The presidents supporters are too ignorant to understand that Obama never claimed to be or do anything regarding policies the "Left" embraces. Its your own fault if you got tricked-its not not the presidents for tricking you (aka being deceptive). 3 Whatever the president decides to do, it must be better than Romney, McCain et al. 4 You people must want...
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

Yemaya ·
And don't forget that POTUS Obama is not the President of Black America.
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

TheRealDeal ·
-Yemaya Based upon your views and not reality, the fact that Barack Obama betrays U.S. born blacks daily must also be all the fault of "White Supremacy" President Barack "The Magic Negro/Illegal Alien bootlicking" Obama like any other elected official is under oath to serve all U.S. citizens and legal immigrants, U.S. born descendants of slavery being inclusive. Here again Barack Obama is a disgrace to the office. Originally Posted by Yemaya: You don't understand the system of white...
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

TheRealDeal ·
Far too often a dysfunctional Black electorate make excuses for the inaction of elected officials like no good Barack Obama, which means slim chance exists that Barack Obama and/or other inept elected officials will be held accountable to the Constitution and the "Oath of Office". http://www.ceyseauinc.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfxVkLhlu5s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC3glyPv-XM YouTube: “A conversation between President Obama and the black community” Published on Jun 7, 2012 by...
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

TheRealDeal ·
http://www.africanamerica.org/displayForumTopic/content/318657432973369821/ Unlike Barack Obama and other misfits who disgrace the essence of what it means to be an elected official, the author of this thread, sunnubian , is not an elected official sworn under oath to serve all U.S. citizens and legal immigrants. http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-217638 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLGTw_1PpaU I commend you, Marvin Stewart, former Board Director of the Minuteman Project and other Minutemen,...
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

Kocolicious ·
Oh pleaaaaaaaaaase What you're talking about hasn't STOPPED folks from back to America in body bags since WW1. And the fact that blackfolks are now in the game in terms of military service has not CHANGED the dynamics of kicking folks to curve who fight for our freedom in other countries one bit. Just here lately in the last 10 or so years have the public given veterans their due-many of em return to an administration that turns its head of the post war-conditions faced by many upon manty...
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

TheRealDeal ·
Kocolicious and anyone else with nothing but excuses to defend his or her argument! http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-802037 http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-921922 http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-953247 http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-941757 http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-852944 http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-932268 http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-883427 http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-823707 http://www.vdare.com/articles/...r-way-on-immigration http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-929487...
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

EbonyRose ·
I see that even after ALL this time .... Herbert Dyer, Jr. has STILL never learned the very valuable lesson that it is better to be thought a fool .... than to open your mouth and erase all doubt. It doesn't matter one bit what "progressives" (or anybody else) thinks about the President ... or how pissed off his supporter or detractors want to be at what the President is - or is not - doing ... has - or has not - done!! Even Stevie Wonder can SEE that the Republicans can, have and will...
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50 Photos That Will Make You Wish You Were An Obama

sunnubian ·
50 Photos That Will Make You Wish You Were An Obama [PHOTOS] Jun 25, 2012 By Danielle Young, Associate Editor The Obamas have been an obsession of ours since before President Obama was sworn in as our 44th president. Must Read: Allyson Felix, Jeneba Tarmoh Tie: U.S. Women’s Olympic Spot In Question In 100 Meters (VIDEO) We’ve got our hands on their family photo album and have put together a gallery of 50 of the cutest photos from their private White House collection. Check out our 50...
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President Obama Changes Senate Minds On Prescription Drugs

Empty Purnata ·
Interesting. The Obama cheerleaders claim it's the Senate's fault that healthcare reform is so weak because Obama's supposedly so powerless to do anything to sway them. Yet he was able to sway several Senators quite quickly to get them to fight...
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Obama trying to lower expectations – again

sunnubian ·
Obama trying to lower expectations – again U.S. President Obama delivers remarks at Business Council in Washington In a little noted but insightful Washington Post article published April 5, 2013, David Nakamura argued that President Obama has all but given up on any real, substantive or “progressive” policy efforts at least until the midterm elections next year. Nakamura notes that during Obama's campaign fund raising swing through California recently, he ticked off all of the reasons why...
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Two Ladies Followed Obama To The Apollo Last Night And This Is What They Said

sunnubian ·
Two Ladies Followed Obama To The Apollo Last Night And This Is What They Said Posted on January 20, 2012 by Angie Share this now! It’s time for Obama to stand with us on this. Watch: On January 19th, MoveOn held 137 events across America with strong turnouts to ask President Obama to stand with Americans and investigate the banks involved with the foreclosure crisis. If you want the President to hold them accountable, get the word out by sharing this now! And TAKE ACTION by signing the...
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Re: President Obama orders hospital visitation rights for gays, lesbians

EbonyRose ·
I agree, sunnubian. I don't understand why this type of thing has not been in force for everyone for this long! Just because someone is "family" doesn't make them good or right or automatically have your best interest at heart. To say that only family can make (good) health decisions for someone else is just archaic .... and should have been done away with ages ago. This argument between "states rights" and "federal involvement" is a slippery slope when it comes to things such as this ...
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Re: President Obama orders hospital visitation rights for gays, lesbians

Yemaya ·
Actually in my view this should have nothing to do with the Federal or State government. A great example of how states are treading on individual liberties. @Sunnubian: your story is a great example of why black people should stop being afraid to get a will. When I got my done in Texas, I was able to add on a medical/living will to my final will. Please first thing, first make sure you have a will and modify it as needed!
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Re: President Obama orders hospital visitation rights for gays, lesbians

NSpirit ·
Reference: I don't understand why this type of thing has not been in force for everyone for this long! Just because someone is "family" doesn't make them good or right or automatically have your best interest at heart. To say that only family can make (good) health decisions for someone else is just archaic .... and should have been done away with ages ago. For court proceedings, guardianship, custody,and adoptions; someone who is not your biological parent or legal relative via marriage...
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Re: President Obama orders hospital visitation rights for gays, lesbians

EbonyRose ·
Reference by NSpirit: I don't know if it's the same way for adults, but it seems to be a protection (for both individuals and institutions) to keep any ole person from walking in off the street and saying "that's my godbaby, take him off life support" or "that's my playsister, she don't need dialysis, she just gonna live out what time she got left in peace" And you know .. I completely understand that, especially in cases of children's best interests being at stake. And when kids are...
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Re: We know America can elect a black president, but . . .

Noah The African ·
I am still waiting for the first one...LOL
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Re: We know America can elect a black president, but . . .

James Wesley Chester ·
And their nitwit economists like Milton Friedman.---Xumbrarchist And wife Rose, an economist of the same mental bent. These are the folks, by the way, that were contracted to design an education alternative to integrated public schools for The South'. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: We know America can elect a black president, but . . .

ocatchings ·
Since some are held to a different standard than others, right now I would say no. The POTUS has 2+ years remaining to make that defining moment that would make it an easy choice to reelect him.
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Re: We know America can elect a black president, but . . .

Nquest ·
Reference: It would seem that it might be far more difficult to re-elect a black president without that extra . . . umph pushing people to the polls. That's exactly the reason why delivering or at least being seen as seriously and persistently attempting to deliver on his promises and/or diligently addressing the needs and aspirations of the people who elected him is critical. The president seems to have sipped his own Kool-Aid and figured since he won that it's still okay to let his...
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