Skip to comments.Will The Right Make This Obama’s “Wise Latina” Moment?
Posted on 07/20/2009 12:11:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Over the weekend a tipster directed our attention to a part of the President Obamas African Journey AC 360 special featuring the interviews Anderson Cooper conducted with President Barack Obama during his trip to Ghana.
One line of the Presidents stood out as possible fodder for criticism in much the same way Judge Sonia Sotomayors wise Latina comment became a conservative talking point.
Heres the full passage:
Thats part of the African American experience. You are, in some ways, connected to this distant land, but on the other end, youre about as American as it gets in some ways. African Americans are more fundamentally rooted in the American experience because they dont have a recent immigrant experience to draw on. Its that unique African American culture that has existed in North America for hundreds of years long before we actually founded the nation.
The key line, of course, is African Americans are more fundamentally rooted in the American experience. Obama did not expand on this, and nor did Anderson Cooper ask a follow up. So did Mr. Obama mean that African Americans are more rooted in American experience than other Americans, or more rooted in American experience than the African experience? Or does it really matter?
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Barack Obama's "African American" experience is bogus. He is not decended from slaves brought to America. He didn't even go to school in America as a child. He went to school in Indonesia.
If the American Experience is defined as picking up a welfare check around the first of the month, then...
I’m still waiting for the mods to redact that one....
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