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  • Obama's lastest quote that confuses me!

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    40 posts, 17 voices, 1010 views, started Oct 26, 2010

    Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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      I just saw a clip of Obama giving a speech (didn’t catch where, but I’ll try to find it).

      Anyway, he basically said that all middle class should come sit in the front and all republicans should go sit in the back.

      What??? Is he trying to say that there aren’t middle class republicans? This is baffling to me.

      Maybe he is trying to say that republicans are rich and democrats are middle class and that is wrong wrong wrong. I know some very wealthy democrats and some struggling republicans. Not to mention independents that are sometimes one or the other as well.

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          Angelcart wrote Oct 26, 2010
        • Annie haven’t heard that but you are right.  You’ve got your wealthy Dem’s and Rep’s.



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          Mary Clark wrote Oct 26, 2010
        • And I thought he was suppose to represent ALL AMERICANS....as President...obviously...this isn’t the case...but we already knew that didn’t we...



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          Cheekymonkey wrote Oct 26, 2010
        • WHAT was he thinking? I havent seen it but now I need to find it. Who writes that stuff for him should really be worried about a job when this one ends.



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          Tuliplady wrote Oct 26, 2010
        • Hmm, the government classifies someone with my income level at below poverty level and I’m a Republican.  Where on earth am I supposed to go sit?



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          Vikki Hall wrote Oct 26, 2010
        • Interesting! I would like to hear the whole speech to see in what context it was said.



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          Lazylola wrote Oct 26, 2010
        • Ditto Vikki



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          Beauti wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • In looking at the history of the government it does not matter which side you are choosing to be on because the rich pay taxes that poor can not afford to pay and poor are simply left to strive for the best that they do. What is Middle Class? Either you have or you do not have... Some people are only about if it benefits me then why should I care about you (The history of America the Great)? And context does matter because a person could say something in a speech that makes total sense if you were there was knowledgeable and completely understand the topic in which they were talking about. But when the media only plays a segment of what was said and add their own beliefs to it, that will therefore lead the average person (who mind you will not get out research the topic and it's pros / cons) to interpret what they are now hearing verses hearing what that speaker was actually talking. I agree to disagree. We all have to do our research and not depend on what we are seeing and hearing in the media... Knowledge is the key!!



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          Cathie Beck wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • I have a feeling it was taken out of context through omission. Our president has been undermined to look like a buffo, which he is not. Me thinks “America” has a problem with having a black president. I switched political parties to be able to vote for him, that’s how much I trust him for being what this country needs.  

          Cathie



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          Vikki Hall wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • Hi Beauti! And WELCOME to Fab40!!!



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          Jenz ~ wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • I saw that too. the first thing I did notice, though was that he was addressing the nation in an unbuttoned shirt with no tie and the sleeves rolled up. Perhaps a lame attempt to impress he’s one of us? Sorry.. didn’t work. Show some respect and put a jacket and tie on. {That IS what the very well paid fashion team is for, yes?}

          As for what he said, it went in one ear and out the other.

          Ever since he made plans to install a train system here that will cost $8oo million dollars [that we dont need and already HAVE], in combo with the economy here, I don’t listen to anything he says anymore. I like Michelle but as for him, I feel he really doesn’t know what he’s doing. Just an opinon. On the other hand, Im not sure I know ayone who’d even want that job..



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          Mary Clark wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • AMEN to that Annie! I personally am sick of the race card!



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          Cathie Beck wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • If You aren’t in politics and know how “the good ol’ boys” operate, don’t ask me to put on blinders, please. You‘re mistaken thinking it’s the voters opinions that carries weight.  

          Cathie



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          Cathie Beck wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • Maybe they are, Annie. If we can’t seriously consider the possibility, do you have any other plausible explanation of why our president is ridculed? I want to remind you before you respond or someone laughs at me, that while he is president and the majority did vote for him, there is an element of ridicle heaped on him. If you think racisism is dead and buried,
          try to remember in your 40+ years when racism didn’t exist. It’s not gone yet.  

          Cathie



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          Msj wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • regarding clothing, I seem to remember clips of Bush Jr. speaking  while wearing cowboy boots and hat.... I am so tired of nitpicking on both sides and each side taking things out of context. I watch “t.v. shows directed toward both parties” and each side eliminates important information to make the other seem like a buffoon.

          I have Republican and Democrat friends and relatives, I prefer to read, watch and listen for myself,to the entire interview, speach etc. in question and form my own opinion so that I may choose to make a decision, not to argue ridiculous points.

          I decided to watch entire shows because the “clips” I saw at a friends house made me gasp, yet when I presented the info to one friend  from the other side I watched their program of choice and discovered almost all of the media are idiots.



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          Mary Clark wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • Cathi if are referring to my LOL...I wasn’t laughing at you but at Annie’s comment. And yes racism dooes exist and will always exist.......as Bill Cosby once said in an interview that I had the pleasure of viewing.....as long as people keep talking about it and making everything a race issue...it will exist.

          I didn’t vote for the man because of his race but because he represents nothing that I believe in



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          Suzann wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • He made a mistake with that one, Annie123, I agree with you there. It’s innaccurate and irresponsible for anyone to generalize about groups of people.  

          I do have a problem with the mainstream media, though, perhaps more of a problem with them than with the President. They do seem to ridicule those in power or in the spotlight - and yes, they ridiculed both Bush and Clinton and it makes me nuts. And let’s not forget how cruel they were to our now Secretary of State when she was the first lady.  

          What I don’t get is this cruelty. This need for instant ratings gratification for the networks. The parroting they do: one network carries a clip of something, all the networks start re-playing the same clip.

          I try to watch PBS for my news, or get it through Google online. But I know most of America is watching the mainstream media, and even though this particular clip may be indisputable, who knows what other things he may have said to mitigate that, that the media isn’t interested in?



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          Jenz ~ wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • In all of this, while all of the arguing continues all over the nation, ESPN, media, all over the place, who’s right who’s wrong blah blah blah... We have our military STILL in the middle east, the economy still sucks and so much energy goes into nonsense. Grrr, I say.

          As for the race card, ‘Double GRRR!’  

          The only thing I have to say about non-American people [call it race if you want to], is, if you are an illegal alien, I don’t care what color ya are, NO you CANNOT stay here and collect benefits or live here tax free until every single American person is taken care of: has a job, food  and a roof over their heads. Till then, BEAT IT! Lol- I could never be in politics. I’d get shot for raisin’ hell.



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          Kathryn O'Hara wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • Racism and party affiliation are tools that can be used to turn American citizens against one another.  United we stand, but divided we fall.

            When someone in politics or power begins to rant about race or income, I tune them out.  And if Obama is trying to separate out groups of citizens by party or income, he is a fool who is trying to divide us American citizens into weak, squabbling factions.  I did not vote for Obama because he is a socialist who by his voting record has extreme disrespect for the 2nd Amendment.  His race means diddly to me. I took my children to see Alan Keyes because I respect his politics, his skin color is irrelevant.  And I would vote for Condoleeza Rice in a heartbeat.

           And if Obama was wearing shirtsleeves and no tie,that isn’t a big deal to me either.



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          Mommy2k wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • @jenz—or VOTE for that matter! No illegals should be allowed to vote..... heck, we have to show ID to buy antihistimines these days and people do not have to show ID to vote.  Be sure to NOT vote straight ticket and VOTE for Constitutional judges.  If you vote straight ticket, you do not get a vote for a judge—that is why THERE ARE SO MANY ACTIVIST JUDGES-legislating from the bench...which is NOT their job!

          Vote the dirt out and lets start taking back America!!



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          Mommy2k wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • here it is.



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          Mommy2k wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • @Cathie Beck—we do not have a problem with a black president, he is half white by the way and.....we do have a problem with a man who HATES America and is not competent to serve and does not have the “class” to represent our nation with dignity. He does not honor our troops, our Constitution, or his oath. He is an apologist, he thrives on agitating and he lacks experience to be in the position of president.  Therein lies the rub.  And, millions of whites voted for him.  It is not race.  If that is the case, why are so many whites pushing for Allen West, Lollar,  Star Parker and more.  The race card is old, tired and distracts from Obama’s record of disaster.  Period.



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          Mommy2k wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • @Annie, if he is smart, he must be unstable.  Someone so smart would not be coming unraveled like he is....and he is.



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          Mommy2k wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • @Cathie- because he is an instrument of destruction, corruption, favors unions and does not respect our troops while giving over $1.3 Billion to Abbas AKA Hamas.  

          For God’s sake, open your eyes.  $12+Trillion later and no recovery in the economy?  $4 Trillion of debt on Pelosi’s watch for the last 4 years!

          You cannot blame skin color for the disasters of the progressive/socialist/communist agenda Obama is driving down our throats.  If you did not know this, socialism is for the people, NOT the socialist elitists.........who are stealing our money, our liberty and freedoms passing sneaky illegal laws in the middle of the night.

          Racism-NO—fundamental change to the greatest nation on earth because he HATES America—YES!



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          Mary Clark wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • You know...I watched... that clip again....and if that doesn’t display “racism“....I don’t know what does...obviously he is referring to Rosa Parks..but then again...he was a member of a church with a very “racist” pastor.  

          Sorry folks....he is way off base with this comment...but ohhhhhh I forgot....it’s okay for him to make such remarks but let a white person do that...and they are ready to riot and march!!

          Like I said before...racism unfortunately is going to always be around.  You’ll never get rid of it and it was still be as prominent as it is today as long as people keep bringing it up.  With that said...I’m shutting up about it...



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          Mommy2k wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • and 3,300,000 jobs lost thanks to Obama.



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          Mommy2k wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • I never got a job from a poor man-or a poor person-so they are not the enemy—no American should be the enemy—someone should tell BO that-or as I heard last night, “maybe Obama should take that up with his psychiatrist or his publicist“.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • I wish he would stop talking about the middle class as if he’s in that category. He’s not. His grandmother, who raised him, was the Vice President of Bank of Hawaii. The reason his mother was able to toodle around the world with a Bohemian lifestyle is because she came from a family with means. He went to Punahou - an extremely prestigious school on Oahu.  He knows nothing about being middle class.



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          Mommy2k wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • Amen Cynthia.



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          Cheekymonkey wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • estatic excellant point cynthia. But what also is concerning is how far it seems hes going to seperate the people. I hate the term classes. (but for the point ill use the word) ive knowen people from upper class that show as much intelligent as class as a rock they are lead by the others while ive knowen lower middle class that are smarter, intelligent, stand up people my point is....money shouldnt put you in a class. I know this is iedalistic but I just wish there was a better term. And I know unfortunately its about money and I see it at the fund raisers but he is trying so hard to make us believe he knows what middle class people need and want.
          If you want to impress start at the bottom. Sorry couldnt think of a better word.
          Not to plug my project but its what it is doing so why not the leader of the free world?
          Im sorry ladies but hes wrong for our turn around but yet I have no solid solution either. This is all just my thoughts. But I wish hed be real id respect him more.



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          Mommy2k wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • Hype and Chains.



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          Suzann wrote Oct 27, 2010
        • @mommy2k - Thanks for the information about not voting straight ticket. I didn’t know that about the judges! My bad - but I do appreciate the info.



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