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A new President with a Promise?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club

    Apr 8, 2003
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    I can only hope this is nothing more than an internet rumur.

    Blog: "Obama wil pay for my gas and mortage"

    I recieved the following from a member the the Constitution Party of New York

    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT NOW[/FONT]
    By Paul Proctor
    January 21, 2009

    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]One of my wife’s friends told her on Tuesday that someone she knew had been renting a house to a single African-American woman for several years. The lady had apparently never missed a payment or even been late with one. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]But, for some strange reason, immediately after Barack Obama was elected to office last November, the woman reportedly stopped paying rent. When politely questioned about it, she told her landlord: “We have a new president now and some things are going to change.” He replied: “Well, that’s fine, but you still have to pay your rent,” to which she reiterated: “No, we have a new president now – and some things are going to change.” [/FONT]
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]From what I understand, the rent has yet to be paid.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Later that same day, while watching ABC News coverage of the inauguration with my wife over lunch, hosts Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer were joined by Donna Brazile, a Democratic African-American author, educator and political activist, who gave a humorous account of her snatching the complementary fleece blanket she found abandoned in Barack Obama’s chair after the swearing-in ceremony. Apparently she wanted a souvenir of the momentous occasion and when the opportunity arose, she took it.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]As they all laughed about it, Gibson responded playfully to her candid admission by saying: “We’re going to check with the legal staff and find out if that’s a felony or a misdemeanor.”[/FONT]
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Brazile then gave a stern look into the camera and said: “We have a black president – it’s neither.”[/FONT]
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]My wife and I quickly turned and looked at each other with our mouths open, remembering our friend’s story from earlier that day. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]After a couple more light-hearted comments, Brazile realized she needed to revisit her offensive remark for the benefit of stunned viewers and backpedaled with a smile saying: “We have an American president and I believe this [blanket] was given to all of the platform guests…” to which Gibson wrapped up the segment by chuckling nervously: “Donna is backing off a little bit on that one.”[/FONT]
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]I’m curious though; is there an underlying belief among some African-Americans that since we now have a black president, Obama will be providing them special privileges that somehow supersede the laws of the land rendering them no longer accountable for illegal, immoral or unruly behavior because of their skin color or ethnicity?[/FONT]
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Did Obama not call for “a new era of responsibility” in his address to the nation or did he mean a new era of entitlements for people of color?[/FONT]
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Is Barack Obama America’s new president or just the new African-American president?[/FONT]
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]I guess only time will tell.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Related Item:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Donna Brazile video segment on ABC[/FONT]
    © 2009 Paul Proctor - All Rights Reserve


  2. ray Marshall

    ray Marshall New Member

    Aug 15, 2007
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    I would think this would be un-ordinary. Now that we have a black president I think it would be time to quit using the tern, Afro-American, and address everybody as "AMERICANS"
  3. Jim1999

    Jim1999 <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Aug 10, 2002
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    In Alberta we had a longrunning fundamentalist Baptist as premier. The hardest thing to do was get any benefits from the province for Baptist Church organizations. He didn't want people to say he favoured the baptists.

    It can work both way, but I really doubt the new president will play favourites.


  4. Mexdeaf

    Mexdeaf New Member

    Mar 14, 2005
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    Somehow I get the feeling that I am going to wish I were black before the next four years are up.
  5. hillclimber1

    hillclimber1 Active Member
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    Sep 10, 2006
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  6. abcgrad94

    abcgrad94 Active Member

    Jan 12, 2007
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    I wouldn't be a bit surprised if many folks voted for Obama for this exact reason! Some, like Rev. Wright, seem to have a "get even" mentality that exceeds equality. It's reverse discrimination.