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  • Should the President Be Like Us?

    9 posts, 7 voices, 955 views, started Sep 16, 2009

    Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 by Mz. Queen

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    • I have not heard much about the latest words coming out of his mouth about Kanye West, but I hear all the flack. What do you think about his comments. I will try to listen to them so I can add more to the discussion.



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          Mary Clark wrote Sep 16, 2009
        • Well...what Kanye West was rude and uncalled for. He ruined a night for a young girl that has worked hard and was well deserving of a prestigous award and he robbed her of that night.  What if someone had done that to him...or Beyonce? He would be such the victim...or be ranting about what was done to Beyonce. He apologized but despite his apology...choices that we make in life come with consequences.  The consequences that he will suffer (his career) will be punishing enough.  

          I think the President was just being human....sort of like Joe Wilson,from South Carolina was when he yelled out during the President’s speech..“you lie“.  At the time he was caught up in the moment..very passionate on this issue....and the Democrats want to crucify him.  But he did apologize to the President..and that is all that matters. He doesn’t owe Congress an apology at all.
          The President should conduct himself on a higher level as far watching his own conduct because he is in the public eye.  But he said it...and no one should be fined...condemed for pointing out what he said (via the twittering by Terry Moran).  I have said this on my facebook page...what President Obama said about Kanye might be the only thing he and I will ever agree on....but don’t get mad because someone called YOU on the carpet about your own words.



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          Mary Clark wrote Sep 16, 2009
        • I’ll add this as well...it is probably best for the President to just not comment on issues such as this..and like he did with the guy that mistakenly arrested at his own house because he wouldn’t cooperate with the authorities and show his identification..and then wanted to cry “racism“.  The President needs to concentrate on running our country not..these type of issues.  It will only come back and bite him in the butt as it has in both cases. He is still human and it’s best if he just keeps his coments in private or to himself. It only makes matters worse for him.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Sep 16, 2009
        • Personally I think there is a difference between standing up while someone is making a speech (Taylor, Mr President) and someone jumps in on it (Kanye, Joe Wilson) and rudely interupts them vs someone making a comment to a question after the fact.

          I’m not sure if Joe Wilsons remark was racially provoked since I don’t know the man personally. I think his actions make him an ass just like Kanye’s actions make him an ass.

          As for the President.... I think he would be too busy to answer those types of questions and No he shouldn’t have fell for it. However it is nice knowing that he is aware of what’s going on even if it’s unimportant.

          I do like knowing that the President can relate to us (95%). Because I am ever hopeful I like to think someone who can relate to me will be better able to govern our country. I personally have nothing in common with anyone who went can relate to the 5%.

          We could probably pick apart every President past and present but at the end of the day they are ONLY human just like us. Superman didn’t give them any of his special powers and neither did God.



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          Leadinladytracy wrote Sep 16, 2009
        • Vikki - very well said! It is nice to know the President is in tuned with what is going on.

          I remember when gas hit $4.00 a gallon and President Bush told a reporter at a press conference that he had no idea that it was that high. It had only been in the news like forever before that press conference.  

          While I do agree President Obama needs to be careful when answering these types of questions, at least he knows what is going on.



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          Mary Clark wrote Sep 16, 2009
        • I have no problem with him knowing what is going on...not at all.  But he does need to learn to keep quiet on these particular incidents.  It doesn’t involve the White House and he just needs to leave those issues alone.  If he wants to make comments..he needs to do it in the privacy of his own quarters of the White House.  It will save him a lot of grief in the end.



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          Mztracy wrote Sep 16, 2009
        • ditto ditto Vicki!



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