Can We Talk...How Has A Black President Worked Out For The USA?

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  1. OldManOnFire

    OldManOnFire Well-Known Member

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    Lots of Americans said yes we are ready for something other than a White president...were they right?

    Conversely, lots of Americans will never accept any color in the White House...are they right?

    If Black worked out well, why not an Asian, or Hispanic, or Muslim?

    Has the USA turned the racial corner in politics allowing White to become passe?

    It's obvious a majority of us still have our heads shoved up our religious bias and demand 'In Gawd We Trust' to remain pervasive in our government. Are we ready for a Mormon president? A Buddha? An Islam? A Scientologist?

    Did having a Black president really make any difference at all? Is there anything today that is better or worse solely due to having a Black president?

    Surely we can comment on this issue without being too immature...
     
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    I would give credit to Obama for not bringing race into his Presidency on a major scale which many people thought would happen. He has acted as white as any other President has.

    He has certainly broken that barrier though so I don't think other candidates will have this hurdle to overcome. He has been pretty much a failure as a President so I believe this will be his legacy.

    Simply the first black president.
     
  3. govtdog

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    He's done exactly like any black or white president would have done if he'd done the same things. Remember, Obama is mulatto, not black, or white.... as are most of us if we look back far enough in our genealogy.

    His crappy presidency is due to his beliefs and opinions and has nothing to do with his skin color. If you don't believe me, take a look at J Watts... whom I'd elect in a second to replace Obama.
     
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    I think Obama has been a weak President, but I don't think it has anything to do with the fact that he is HALF black.
     
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    jackson33 Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    That's subjective OldMan, dependent on how/what a person wants from the Federal, but it's doubtful the general public received what that expectation was...

    I suppose there are supremacist in any demographic, certainly considering 93-95% of Black's did vote Democratic in 2008, but again I'd suggest expectations for the most part rule.

    Or maybe an atheist or gay: Hispanic is an almost inevitable probability being the fastest growing race demographic. Rubio, Martinez (R Gov. NM) and others in State Government are looking pretty good to MOST true conservatives today, compared to what's been offered.

    IMO, the US (for the most part) turned that corner in the 18th Century, but that's a different issue. As for fashionable, yet again it depends on the "National Attitudes" in the future, but I'd suggest any reasonable ethnic or of color LADY will be the next move and if not for VP this election, either or both (P, VP) in 2016...

    Here I don't think it's probable and I would agree. It may be a designed secular Government, but the majority have always been and will remain Christian. By the way an religiously agnostic myself, I consider Mormon's Christians...

    In a way, yes: Millions of Children around the World, now think they can grow up and be the leader of their Country. I just wished it had been a better example to follow, somebody like Allen West. But Obama being Black or his policy has made no difference either direction and it would have been NO different if any White Guy like Biden, with the same fundamental ideology had done/acted in the same way...

    We better start addressing issues such as this, in an honest/civil manner or things will get out of hand. Being politically correct is fine until the comments are so convoluted in meaningless gibberish, they are mis-represented, which is the case today.
     
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    How well or badly this POTUS has done has nothing to do with his skin color. I hated Jimmy Carter exactly as much.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with his race....he just sucks as a President...that's all...
     
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    Wolverine New Member Past Donor

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    His beliefs are independent from his skin color.

    The point is irrelevant.
     
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    Oquota has set race relations back 100 years. It's obvious he hates whites (just like his daddy) and only cares for non-whites.

    Affirmative action worked for him and he wants more of it in america.
     
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    ***MOD EDIT - personal attack*** Carter did not continue or start any wars. Best president of your lifetime.
     
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    That is your perception. IMO, he has made it a point to make race an issue. remember Prof. Gates? How about "African-Americans for Obama"?

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    My problem is not the guy's race. He's not american though any way you cut it. My problem is with his attitude and his political philosophy.
     
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    There are some words I never thought I would see together in the same paragraph.
     
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    well democrats aren't exactly what you'd call willing to defend the country. They're way better at appeasement, withdrawal, apolgizing and bowing.
     
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    Why do we call him black when he is 50% white and 50% black? I have always wondered about that. At least Quadroons and Octaroons had their own term in New Orleans.
     
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    I could care less if he were yellow or green

    he's a clueless liberal and hurt the country, that is the problem I have with him
     
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    There is a racist term for spending a lot of money unnecessarily and unwisely that I have yet to hear used to describe this administration.

    The fact that term isn't thrown around to describe Obama's policies, even though it so aptly does, suggests that there really isn't a lot of racism out there.
     
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    Beliefs and actions. It is not a matter of color nor race nor religion, but one of competency.

    This guy simply is not.
     
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    I think it goes to show that race is not relevant when it comes to competance.
     
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    This administration is the most racist in my lifetime. To say the President hasn't brought race in is silly. Requiring Supreme Court Justices to have "empathy" for some is racist. His comments concerning Professor Gates were stupid and racist. Supporting Eric Holder's handling of the voter intimidation case was racist. And, he will be running a racist campaign for re-election. If he dares tell his minions to find people who aren't voting for him and to "get in their face" they will not recieve as amused a reception as four years ago. And I will not tolerate being called a racist this time around because I won't viote for the fool.

    I thought it was ludicrous when President Clinton was labeled the "first black president" but compared to the current incumbent, he was.
     

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