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Obama sings Mexico's praises, but some Mexicans hear flat notes
LA Times ^ | May 3, 2013 | Cecilia Sanchez, Richard Fausset

Posted on 05/04/2013 6:18:15 PM PDT by gusopol3

After President Obama’s upbeat speech in Mexico on Friday, many in attendance said they were flattered by the description of their country, but others said they hardly recognized the place he had just described.

“[That was] a really good speech by President Obama, but what Mexico was he talking about?” said Jose Carlos Cruz, 24, a graduate student in international relations. “Unfortunately in our country, the situation is terrible: There’s poverty, unemployment, and even worse, the future is anything but promising.

“How nice that he came to give inspiring speeches, but what’s happening in Mexico is far from what he talked about today,” Cruz said.

Alberto Rios Lara, 26, who is studying to be an economist, said: “Obama is a great speaker — it’s really impossible not to feel excited. However, the reality is different in Mexico. We need more action and fewer speeches.”......Rosa Castro, a 43-year-old college professor, said that the upbeat tone sounded curiously similar to the messaging of the new government, which has been seeking to downplay the issue of violence and drug cartels in favor of a narrative of modernization, reform and economic growth.

“My question is: Who wrote Obama’s speech — Enrique Peña Nieto’s team?” Castro asked. “Obama is fantastic, but I believe that today, he was talking about another country, not ours.”

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; fastandfurious; mexico; obama; secondamendment; waronterror
Even more amazing than the honest comments by the Mexicans are American reporters willing to report the truth> Maybe the Koch brothers offer for the paper has got them auditioning to stay on the staff if /when new ownership takes over.
1 posted on 05/04/2013 6:18:15 PM PDT by gusopol3
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If Mexico is so Bitchin, why are so many Mexicans running away? Typical slimy Obama, say whatever you think people want to hear even when everyone knows he is lying!


2 posted on 05/04/2013 6:23:16 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: gusopol3
“[That was] a really good speech by President Obama, but what Mexico was he talking about?” said Jose Carlos Cruz, 24, a graduate student in international relations. “Unfortunately in our country, the situation is terrible: There’s poverty, unemployment, and even worse, the future is anything but promising.

Other than the "That was a really good speech" part, that same comment could have been made in the United States: "Unfortunately in our country, the situation is terrible: There’s poverty, unemployment, and even worse, the future is anything but promising."

3 posted on 05/04/2013 6:24:51 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: gusopol3

the mexicans even know this guy is all icing and no cake.


4 posted on 05/04/2013 6:24:58 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: gusopol3

The scary think is that Obama looks at Mexico as a model for where WE should be.


5 posted on 05/04/2013 6:25:20 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Mastador1
“How nice that he came to give inspiring speeches, but what’s happening in Mexico is far from what he talked about today,” Cruz said.

Ten minutes to discover what American morons still can't come to grips with after five years..............

6 posted on 05/04/2013 6:25:59 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Mastador1

A President that goes to a foreign country to bash his own is truly a man without a country. Blaming American drug use for the Mexican violence was a hoot coming from him— bashing his own supporters, no doubt, in many of the precincts where Romney didn’t get a single vote.


7 posted on 05/04/2013 6:27:02 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

The Dreams From His Father left him reality challenged. The Mexicans needn’t be offended-Barry has no better understanding of the USA.


8 posted on 05/04/2013 6:27:18 PM PDT by Spok
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To: gusopol3

Did Obama wish Mexico a happy cinco de quatro?


9 posted on 05/04/2013 6:28:04 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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>>“[That was] a really good speech by President Obama, but what Mexico was he talking about?”

He was talking about “Mexico In California”, the California of the Reconquista.

Or like most stupid liberals, he sees a nation of non-white people and thinks that it’s heaven on Earth. They visit Cancun or Acapulco and think the whole country is like that.

The best thing about Obama destroying western civilization is that it will be fun to watch the liberals when they have to start living in a very real and very brutal world after America is gone.


10 posted on 05/04/2013 6:30:00 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: gusopol3
The media — in Mexico City, at least — are indeed feistier than in decades previous, when they were often subservient to government

Maybe our media could take a lesson.

11 posted on 05/04/2013 6:33:47 PM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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An American president in a foreign country promising amnesty for that foreign country's citizens.

Wow! un-freakin believable.

12 posted on 05/04/2013 6:42:43 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: gusopol3

“Boolsheet”


13 posted on 05/04/2013 6:47:12 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: gusopol3

The Mexicans don’t know how lucky they are having a country in decline right next door that has a retarded president and is begging them to send all of their poor, criminals, murderers, rapists and child molesters to their country.


14 posted on 05/04/2013 6:50:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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Mexico has been a mess since the Aztecs. After they got their “freedom” they have had one revolution after another, one maniac “president” (dictator) after another

As for that dirty bastard Obama the sooner that piece of crap is impeached or leaves office the better off America will be.

Travelling down there and trashing US - Unheard of before by
a president. He’s a black racist Muslim bastard who hates whites, Christians and America.


15 posted on 05/04/2013 6:55:38 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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Almost forgot what day it was:

Happy Cinco de Quatro!

16 posted on 05/04/2013 7:21:35 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died, now Obam covers up the lies.)
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To: Michael.SF.

I’d forgotten it too. Lol.


17 posted on 05/04/2013 7:25:01 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Mastador1
Never mind the Sex Pistols photo: Sex Pistols sex_pistols.jpg Here's el pResidente! Zero's such a liar that has to have someone call his dog to dinner, that odd-job dog he named after himself.
18 posted on 05/04/2013 9:25:56 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: gusopol3

The Mexicans know they live in a failed narco state.


19 posted on 05/04/2013 9:53:35 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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As for that dirty bastard Obama the sooner that piece of crap is impeached or leaves office the better off America will be.

Obama Countdown Clock

20 posted on 05/04/2013 10:24:11 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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Mexico is a piece of cr**. The government is rotten and so are the people. They only see our money.


21 posted on 05/05/2013 12:23:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: JohnBrowdie

Brown icing on a cardboard cake.


22 posted on 05/05/2013 5:02:28 AM PDT by abclily
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