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Barack Obama and the paradox behind his African American support base
Guardian ^ | 3 Nov 12 | Gary Younge

Posted on 11/04/2012 3:13:08 AM PST by SkyPilot

When Barack Obama was contemplating a run for the White House his wife, Michelle, asked him what he thought he could accomplish if he won. "The day I take the oath of office," he replied. "The world will look at us differently. And millions of kids across this country will look at themselves differently. That alone is something."

Four months after he was sworn in, at least one kid saw himself differently. It was May 2009 and 5-year-old Jacob Philadelphia had gone with his dad, a black ex-marine, to the Oval Office for a family photograph with the president.

With him were his mum, Roseanne, and his older brother, Isaac, 8. The boys were allowed to ask Obama one question each. The parents had no idea what they were going to say. Isaac asked why the president had got rid of the F-22 jet fighter. The president said because it cost too much. Jacob asked:

"I want to know if my hair is just like yours."

He was so quiet, Obama asked him to repeat the question. Jacob obliged.

Obama said: "Why don't you touch it and see for yourself?"

Obama bends over as Jacob Philadelphia touches his hair during a visit to the Oval Office in 2009. Photograph: Pete Souza/The White House

He bent down lowered his head so that it was within Jacob's reach.

Jacob paused. The president prompted. "Touch it, dude!" he said

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: africanamerican; election; obama
Isaac asked why the president had got rid of the F-22 jet fighter. The president said because it cost too much.

Oh, but this is cheap:

Food Stamp Growth 75X Greater than Job Creation


1 posted on 11/04/2012 3:13:20 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
The boy actually asked if Bronco Bamma’s head was hollow. Bronco bowed to the boy and said “Why don't you knock on it and see for yourself.”
2 posted on 11/04/2012 3:18:53 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Maybe he thought the kid was a rich Saudi Muslim king who bankrolled his admission to Harvard with a $20,000,000 bribe?

Oh no, wait, that was this guy.

3 posted on 11/04/2012 3:21:12 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Cowboy Bob

I’m waiting for the scream of “Racism” the day after Obamao loses the election.

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS he would not have been elected pRESIDENT in the first place if he and the RAT party hadn’t bamboozled a hell of a lot of Caucasians to vote for his sorry, unqualified, lying, Marxist, bi-sexual, ass.

P.S. I am neither of the forementioned races.


4 posted on 11/04/2012 3:40:36 AM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: SkyPilot

Good Grief, Now he is bowing to children!


5 posted on 11/04/2012 3:41:24 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: SkyPilot

Is there even one black American who lives by Martin Luther King’s words?


6 posted on 11/04/2012 4:05:14 AM PST by bramps
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To: SkyPilot

I’m welling up with tears as I fondly remember the day I met Richard Nixon and said, “I want to know if my hair is just like yours”, and he said “touch it dude”.


7 posted on 11/04/2012 4:28:12 AM PST by albie
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To: bramps

This completely sums up the current black mentality. His skin is like mine, his hair is like mine, he is me. Therefore he can do no wrong.


8 posted on 11/04/2012 4:29:53 AM PST by albie
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To: bramps
Is there even one black American who lives by Martin Luther King’s words?

Obviously there are many, since there are many black conservatives.

There just aren't enough.

9 posted on 11/04/2012 4:33:49 AM PST by Maceman
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To: albie
This completely sums up the current black mentality. His skin is like mine, his hair is like mine, he is me. Therefore he can do no wrong.

The OJ "not-guilty" scandal should have served as due notice that a huge population slice of the American black community has allowed their own racism to blind them to the notion of truth and justice. Both of these lofty concepts cannot be twisted, because they are from God. We are all sinners. The problem here is the cultural and political system of 21st American has lied to American blacks and told them that God's rules do not apply to them because of "discrimination."

I asked an African-American Christian about this at a Bible study years ago. His answer was profound. To paraphrase, he said: "If you don't have God, you don't have any foundation. It doesn't matter what race you are, but you have understand - to them, if you reject someone who looks like them, they believe you are rejecting them."

You cannot Affirmative-Action your way into God's heart. He sees all, He knows all. If any person or group is selling snake oil, it is snake oil. Either truth is truth, or it is worthless.

Obama is a disgusting human being. Those who refuse to see refuse to reject evil itself.

10 posted on 11/04/2012 4:49:58 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

So few black Americans place their country’s best interest over the interest of their race.


11 posted on 11/04/2012 5:05:33 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: SkyPilot

It would be different if the first (half) black POTUS was someone to be proud of.


12 posted on 11/04/2012 5:16:13 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Maceman

They are not comfortable with MLK message because he expected them to be rational and to have a heart and soul.

Spend time in a Black Community in the city. They are vicious to each other and so fake. They gossip and back stab each other. They call each other names like “stupid”. They mock the ones who can’t read. Everything is about color- and they are more comfortable with liberal “whites” who directly talk about a person’s skin color, than with a Conservative who doesn’t see color. They are indoctrinated, they have no right to an opinion of their own.

They try to dominate each other by showing off, they refuse to help or encourage one another. They are climbing over themselves to get to the top of some garbage heap. There is little love in the black community that I ever saw.

And that was at a Baptist church.

It is heartbreaking that they won’t even help each other find peace in the world.


13 posted on 11/04/2012 5:24:20 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: LucianOfSamasota
So few black Americans place their country’s best interest over the interest of their race.

The real problem is that their choices aren't in their best interest.

14 posted on 11/04/2012 5:27:39 AM PST by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: windsorknot
The POS POTUS is not black, he is muslim his FLOTUS is an angry NAACP entitlement "magic negro" who hates everything white!
15 posted on 11/04/2012 5:30:28 AM PST by tiger63
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To: SkyPilot

Reckon Isaac has had good luck ever since? Saudi King seems to have had, at least until the election when his and soros’ investment suddenly go south.


16 posted on 11/04/2012 5:46:01 AM PST by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: tiger63

Except whitey’s money for her trips.


17 posted on 11/04/2012 6:02:55 AM PST by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: Truth2012
There was an excellent example of the contrast between strutting for attention and being a team winner, just yesterday.

In the Alabama v LSU game, black players from LSU would jump up and strut when they made a good individual play such as catching a pass for first down. This was not happening with the black Alabama players. They celebrated as a team when they scored. Men like Fluker, who work their butts off in the line play were teamed with white players also working their butts off for the team effort. In the end the strutters lost the game because of better team play by Alabama when the crunch time arrived.

Had little barry bastard boy been even a mild 'team player', Americans would be in the midst of an employemnt recovery, and our national image would be soaring among the other nations of the globe. But alas, little barry is a lying fraud, an exploiter of black people, and a commie America hater at his core. So what is it that black people and white liberals voting for him like drones on command are emulating? Chaos, that's what!

When the Alabama quarterback was interviewed after the game, he cited what a great team he was a member of, not what a great effort he managed to put forth in the final one minute drive! He is a team player.

The entire Alabama cast, from coaches to practice field players, to starters is a team of fellow workers for success. That TEAM overcame two disastrous individual mistake turnovers, by, as a team, creating at least two turnovers on downs, in contrast to turnovers due to individual mistakes. We The People are either a team on this planet, or we are ripe for destruction as chaotic struttin' individuals.

Yeah, it was justa football game. But I wonder if the lesson was even recognized by the struttin' jive boys at LSU or their shocked fans? And what of the black people watching that game on TV? Did any of them see the lesson as it unfolded? They certainly are not encouraged or educated to see such a simple lesson, but it would be so useful if they could see it for what it is.

18 posted on 11/04/2012 6:12:45 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

Good football metaphor!


19 posted on 11/04/2012 6:27:31 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Truth2012
They are not comfortable with MLK message because he expected them to be rational and to have a heart and soul.

......and morals.

20 posted on 11/04/2012 6:30:34 AM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
So few black Americans place their country’s best interest over the interest of their race.

From the black people I know, it is not vicious. They just don't understand the dire straits the country is in. The see government as the grantor of all personal good, and too big to fail. They believe there is plenty of wealth in America, since there are so many rich people (people with good jobs). They don't follow world politics, and actually believe BHO is doing as good a job as any President could.

21 posted on 11/04/2012 6:32:11 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
So few black Americans place their country’s best interest over the interest of their race.

From the black people I know, it is not vicious. They just don't understand the dire straits the country is in. The see government as the grantor of all personal good, and too big to fail. They believe there is plenty of wealth in America, since there are so many rich people (people with good jobs). They don't follow world politics, and actually believe BHO is doing as good a job as any President could.

22 posted on 11/04/2012 6:32:22 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: SkyPilot

TRUTH...HE CARES ABOUT NO ONE BUT HIMSELF

Chris Rock’s Message for Undecided White Voters: Obama Is Whiter Than Romney
Saturday, November 03, 2012 9:06:14 PM · 44 of 46
Ms Mable to PittsburghAfterDark

I find his racist remark very predictable. Does he know that Obama’s blood line is only a very small percentage of black? He is half white from his mother, his father was mostly Arab with a small mix of African negro mixed in, “small” mix.

He is a serious fool if he believes Obama cares about black Americans welfare. Does he care for the welfare of any American citizen, NO, IMO.

I’ve been reading a lot of foreign websites about what’s going on in Libya, Benghazi in particular. Obama was chomping at the bit to get a foothold in that country....why? Was it to help the black population? NOPE!

All Americans should dig into what the Obama administration has been doing there, what they are allowing to happen to the black population...HORRIFIC.
SNIPPIT **This new Libyan Feb17 democratic government on the other hand has ethnicaly cleansed 35.000 black Tawargha people. In Benghazi black Libyans were hanged on the lampposts, beheaded and massacred. And we have tones of evidence for these claims right here. One black man was actually hanged DIRECTLY from the window of NTC government headquarters in Benghazi in February, in the video you can see peaceful democratic protesters beheading him with machetas.** MORE: Libyan Rebels Terrorize Black Africans: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/stephenbrown/libyan-rebels-terrorize-black-africans/


23 posted on 11/04/2012 7:01:29 AM PST by Ms Mable
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