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The Obama Bargain

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by TomVols, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. TomVols

    TomVols New Member

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    Though he likes to claim that his race was a liability to be overcome, he also surely knew that his race could give him just the edge he needed -- an edge that would never be available to a white, not even a white woman.
    How to turn one's blackness to advantage?
    The answer is that one "bargains."

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120579535818243439.html?mod=fpa_mostpop
     
  2. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    Oh yes, being an African-American is so advantageous, generally speaking, for a presidential candidate in these United States. Why, just look at how many times we have elected an African-American as president.
     
  3. LeBuick

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    These are the writers words and not the words of Obama.

    Just thought I would clarify.
     
  4. TomVols

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    I didn't mean to imply they were. Should've used quotes. Sorry about that.
     
  5. LeBuick

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    Sorry, just thought I would clarify before the wolves came out...
     
  6. Crabtownboy

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    You mean being white in Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, etc. is not an advantage?
     
  7. dragonfly

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    :laugh: :laugh:
     
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