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NFL HoFer Jerry Rice: Obama’s Problems Past and Current ‘Inherited from George Bush’
Three Fingers of Politics ^ | July 29, 2011 | Stupac

Posted on 07/29/2011 5:25:54 AM PDT by Superstu321

The most recent issue of ESPN the Magazine, the bi-weekly publication of the 24-hours cable sports network ESPN, gave current and former pro athletes their own segment to “sound off” on various subjects, including news of the day. [INSERT LINK TO ARTICLE] While most athletes discussed rule changes to their respective sports or things they’d like to accomplish after sports, former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice took a different. Instead, he offered readers some thoughts on President Barack Obama’s performance. Shorter version – it’s George Bush’s fault: "I think with President Obama, everyone is criticizing him for taking on what George Bush left him. Give him an opportunity. This is something he inherited from George Bush. I really try to stay out of politics and all of that, but to see everything happening on television with people constantly bashing him with their different opinions -- we have wars, the deficit, all of this stuff. There is so much going on right now that it's going to take him a while to turn this around. So just give him a chance." Apparently two-and-half years aren’t long enough for Rice. Just exactly how much time is needed to fix what Obama “inherited” from President Bush? Rice, a NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver, played the majority of his career for the San Francisco 49ers. He was an amazing wide receiver in his day, winning three Super Bowls and racking up some gaudy stats (208 TDs, 22,895 receiving yards and 1,549 receptions). Although he claims he “really” tries to stay out of politics, perhaps he should and stick to talking football.

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KEYWORDS: nfl; obama; rice
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1 posted on 07/29/2011 5:25:56 AM PDT by Superstu321
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To: Superstu321

Great receiver, dumb ass citizen!


2 posted on 07/29/2011 5:28:32 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: Superstu321

Well this settles it for me, no more criticism of Obama.


3 posted on 07/29/2011 5:29:28 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Superstu321

Another celebrity that got hit in the head too many times. And to think I thought he was a decent guy.


4 posted on 07/29/2011 5:29:30 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Superstu321

Aw geez, not this s**t again (wish I had the photo to post).


5 posted on 07/29/2011 5:29:33 AM PDT by Marathoner (Government schools = Marxist indoctrination centers)
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To: Superstu321

-!


6 posted on 07/29/2011 5:29:46 AM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: Superstu321

Is this guy black??


7 posted on 07/29/2011 5:30:19 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Superstu321

Well this settles it for me, no more criticism of Obama.


8 posted on 07/29/2011 5:30:23 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Ann Archy

Obummers not black! he’s a mullato!


9 posted on 07/29/2011 5:31:23 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: Renegade

More excuses from the 95 percent club.


10 posted on 07/29/2011 5:31:43 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: Renegade

Give me Lynn Swann any day.


11 posted on 07/29/2011 5:31:51 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Renegade

I was talking about the football player!! Is he black?


12 posted on 07/29/2011 5:35:00 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Superstu321

13 posted on 07/29/2011 5:36:09 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Renegade
As a Raider fan, I can say Rice wasn't all that great of a receiver. While he played for Oakland, he would get lost during the games. Couldn't be found.

Always remember obama didn't inherit anything. He volunteered for this job. He either knew what he was getting in to. Or he's an incompetent ass and ignorant of his surroundings.

14 posted on 07/29/2011 5:36:44 AM PDT by A Cyrenian (Bush caused problems. Obama & his liberals never tried to fix them. Only cause more of their own.)
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To: caver
Another celebrity that got hit in the head too many times. And to think I thought he was a decent guy.

The "black" thing trumps all logical and good sense.

Take Back AMERICA!
FUBO GTFO 2012 !

15 posted on 07/29/2011 5:37:35 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Ann Archy
Is this guy black??

In our glorious post-racial world, that shouldn't matter. We judge people by the idiocy of their statements, not the color of their skin.

16 posted on 07/29/2011 5:38:37 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Superstu321

Jerry’s no Rhodes scholar.


17 posted on 07/29/2011 5:39:42 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Renegade

All that God-given talent, and not a lick of sense........


18 posted on 07/29/2011 5:42:19 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Superstu321

Bush’s fault.....how quaint.....I am sure skin color plays no part here either.... =.=


19 posted on 07/29/2011 5:42:27 AM PDT by cranked
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To: wordsofearnest
Hey Jerry when you played for a coach and he had losing seasons did they say don't fire him the guy before him wasn't any good?

Or your Fired?

20 posted on 07/29/2011 5:42:36 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Marathoner

21 posted on 07/29/2011 5:43:29 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I was going to mention the “R” word but thought better of it.


22 posted on 07/29/2011 5:44:23 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Superstu321

But it’s true...just like Jerry inherited his jock itch from Bronko Nagurski...


23 posted on 07/29/2011 5:44:37 AM PDT by doyle
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To: Superstu321

We all start out with some sort of inheritance. It’s what we do with it and where we go form there. Yes, he inherited a mess. And he has made it a lot messier.
Not enough people understand the mess that he inherited. It was not the product of small government and free markets. It was the product of government machnination, manipulation, control, spending. It was too much government. So the solution is NOT even more of the same.


24 posted on 07/29/2011 5:46:00 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Superstu321

I’m sick of hearing this from blacks in FUBU mode.

I’m reading this as Rice not being able to see beyond black and non-black. He names George W Bush as the problem only because in context it means “white guy”, the black Obama has to deal with the massive problems left by all the George Bushes, all the white guys.


25 posted on 07/29/2011 5:46:44 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Superstu321
I've never liked Rice so his opinion doesn't matter. It's based on race anyway.

I'd much rather have a nice, classy player like Emmitt Smith. Now, that would disappoint me if Smith backed Odumbo!

26 posted on 07/29/2011 5:50:51 AM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: Superstu321
I wish the reporter would have gone into great detail in questioning Rice about his political views on various subjects. I'm relatively sure it would have exposed Rice's support for Obama to be directly related to his increased melanin production.
27 posted on 07/29/2011 5:52:52 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: A Cyrenian

The Raiders and Davis have the ability to turn gold into garbage. Everyone who plays under the silver and black magically disappears. Couldn’t have anything to do with the Raider’s organization, now would it?


28 posted on 07/29/2011 5:56:44 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: Superstu321

Rice is proof that ball playing doesn’t necessarily equate to brain performance. I doubt he is capable of understanding that Obama was supposed to work to fix/undo or at least try to change whatever what went on in past years. Instead Obama and his cabal, now including Rice, intentionally worsened the problem at a rate of 2-3 times what went on previously instead of any remedy. Rice must recognize that whatever Obama and his cabal have been setting up isn’t working to the benefit of many of those people who made him a millionaire.


29 posted on 07/29/2011 5:57:53 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Superstu321

Obomber “inherited” good and bad things from George Bush. The problem is he is an incompetent leader whose policies are anti-capitalism. The economy will not get better until he is out of office, whether it be in one year or five years.


30 posted on 07/29/2011 5:58:57 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: A Cyrenian
Always remember obama didn't inherit anything. He volunteered for this job.

YES! YES! YES! Don't let anyone forget this! Tell your friends! Tell your neighbors!

31 posted on 07/29/2011 5:59:08 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: Ann Archy

He was in the NFL, makes the chances pretty good.


32 posted on 07/29/2011 5:59:10 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Superstu321

The next time I screw things up on my job, I’ll just tell my boss: “It’s not my fault, it’s the fault of the guy who worked here three years ago.” I’m sure that will be considered a perfectly valid excuse.


33 posted on 07/29/2011 6:00:26 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Superstu321

Jerry, as a fan of yours during your time with the 49ers, I believe you were the greatest WR of all time.

But, when it comes to political matters, you’re a dumb-assed neophyte.

Please, Jerry... STFU.


34 posted on 07/29/2011 6:02:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: Superstu321

Rice-a-baloney.


35 posted on 07/29/2011 6:03:12 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: CAluvdubya
I'd much rather have a nice, classy player like Emmitt Smith. Now, that would disappoint me if Smith backed Odumbo!

Prepare to be disappointed, because he did. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ1FheSO6IE

36 posted on 07/29/2011 6:06:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: Superstu321

Even if true, Jerry, this argument is about as helpful as blaming youg QB for hitting you on the hands when you dropped the pass. Obama has has numerous opportunities, and he’s only made things worse.


37 posted on 07/29/2011 6:07:47 AM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: ScottinVA

Well cr*p! Do any of them have a lick of sense? :(


38 posted on 07/29/2011 6:12:46 AM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: CAluvdubya
I'd much rather have a nice, classy player like Emmitt Smith. Now, that would disappoint me if Smith backed Odumbo!


39 posted on 07/29/2011 6:13:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: Psalm 73
All that God-given talent, and not a lick of sense........

I have always wondered how God chooses who to give Great football skills to!?

I know that he didn't give White Men the .. God given skill of jumping! 8)

40 posted on 07/29/2011 6:13:42 AM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: Ann Archy

Yes.


41 posted on 07/29/2011 6:14:48 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (De Oppresso libre!)
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To: CAluvdubya
Well cr*p! Do any of them have a lick of sense? :(

The prominence of skin pigmentation often overrides the level of good sense, I'm afraid.

42 posted on 07/29/2011 6:14:57 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: Superstu321

Talented WR, legendary work ethic, not too bright. Sirius NFL radio gave him a year to get his announcing/talking-on-the-radio skills up to speed by putting him on late night talkshows. Couldn’t even hang talking to truckers about football.


43 posted on 07/29/2011 6:16:42 AM PDT by j_tull (I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.)
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To: A Cyrenian
As a Raider fan, I can say Rice wasn't all that great of a receiver. While he played for Oakland, he would get lost during the games. Couldn't be found.

Well, of course he wasn't "all that" when with the Raiders. He was well past his prime. But when he was at the top of his game in SF, there were none better.

44 posted on 07/29/2011 6:16:58 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: ScottinVA
Montana made Rice great. I used to talk to both of them at meals in Santa Clara. Rice was not the brain trust there.
45 posted on 07/29/2011 6:17:22 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (De Oppresso libre!)
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To: CAluvdubya

Actually, as a 49er fan who “hates” the Cowboys, I do like some of the individual Cowboys’ players, including Smith. I hope he views that moment as one of life’s fumbles.


46 posted on 07/29/2011 6:18:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Montana made Rice great. I used to talk to both of them at meals in Santa Clara. Rice was not the brain trust there.

Well, of course the Montana-Rice combo was great... but Rice excelled when Steve Young was QB, too.

47 posted on 07/29/2011 6:20:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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48 posted on 07/29/2011 6:21:04 AM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: Superstu321

Ain't just a river in Egypt. Jerry's sailing past Cairo.


49 posted on 07/29/2011 6:21:58 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Superstu321

Just run the pass route, Jerry...We don’t have Joe Montana quaterbacking anymore...Man’s spirals keep falling harmlessly into the ground...


50 posted on 07/29/2011 6:24:44 AM PDT by MarDav
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