What do I tell my black child if Barack Obama, America's first black president, loses his bid for re-election? This is a question many parents are asking themselves -- especially those who would blame the loss on racism. (Snip) If Obama loses, how many parents will tell their children that his race did him in? Already, The Associated Press published a poll supposedly showing that the negative "racial attitudes" people hold against blacks could likely cost Obama 2 points in the election. Really? Not only does Obama benefit from a near-unanimous black vote, but also from the many whites who
Comments: Just save clippings of the economic numbers, the corruption, the abuse of power, the statements. And computer videos of the behavior. Just don't go to the NYT and like papers for those clippings.
Try telling the Truth. And he's not the first black President. If this person read Obama's book he would know that Obama's father Wasn't 100% black. He was about 15% black and 85% Arab. This makes Obama only 7% black. Lincoln was believed to be 16% black. The importance of this is that someday, Black-Americans will bring this up against Obama.
Tell him that we took the words of Dr. King seriously and we judged the man on the content of his character and not the color of his skin. Remind your child that character is molded, changed and corrected. Color is, well, color.
Simple. You tell him that it isn't about black, white, red, yellow, or any other color. It is about doing a good job, or not. It is about competence, or incompetence. It is about making promises, and breaking promises. 0bama has had 4 years to prove the voters were correct in electing him. By any reasonable measure, he has failed to prove that point.
The fact that these questions come up in this day and age is just more proof that the left and the Democrats are still as racist as they ever were if not worse in that they have been lying to the black community and bombarding them with propaganda for generations to ensure they are kept down, have no self-confidence and to always see themselves as victims. It has been an insidious and evil campaign for the past 48 years. Thank goodness that some families were able to bypass the lies like Mr. Elder and others who see through the garbage sent their way. I hope that more will wake up soon for the sake of our country and children not yet born.
Tell your children that Christmas isn't to be celebrated anymore and they won't be getting gifts like the white families down the street. Not even a lump of coal because that a fossil fuel and bad for the environment.
You could tell the children that a voter, be he black or white, who votes for a candidate based on the color of the candidate's skin color, is a racist. A voter, be he black or white, who votes for a candidate based on the content of the candidate's character, his experience in governance, and his ideology, is a rational human being who doesn't give a flying rat's arse about the skin color of a candidate.
Tell him, "We had a black man as president but we picked the wrong man. The good news is, now you have hope for the future. You might even be president one day if you work really hard at all you do. And this time we will have a good black president."
You can tell your child that Obama is the least black, black man you know, and that there are actual black men that love America and will work for the future of its citizens, and not to worry, as said before, it's character, not the color of the skin that matters - all hearts are the same color.
Tell them that when you are given the trust of the people, and you violate that trust, there are certain consequences to be dealt with. You screw up on the job you get fired. You ruin peoples lives and they get mad and get even. You run a nation into deep debt and raise taxes up through the roof, you got a problem. You inherit an economy with $180 a gallon gas and run that price up to $52.0 a gallon in Los Angeles, people are going to give you the bums rush. You play golf more than 100 times in 4 years and take lavish multi million dollar vacations at tax payers expense several times a year, someones not going to like it. Lie about a terrorist attack where 4 Americans were brutally murdered and it's going to come back on you. Kid's in other words, it's not the color of your skin that matters, it's the content of the man's character that counts.
FTA:Hall of Famer Frank Robinson became the first black manager in the modern major leagues. There have been many since. Robinson's hiring made a statement about the irrelevance of race. Years later, when his team underperformed, Robinson was fired.
Tell them that he didn't get enough votes, and that if you don't get enough votes you lose. If they bring up the race thing, take them to the woodshed and tell them "Don't you ever talk like that again! Do you hear me?"
Ironic indeed that the evidence America is moving past racism is not the hiring but the firing of Obama. It was racist to hire him as an affirmative action president. It is not racist but the very reverse of racist to fire him because he cannot do the job. The racist thing would be to keep him on because he is (half) black even though his performance is below par.
This is not really that hard. People who vote for or against someone because of their race are racists. There are smiley faced racists who think they are doing a good thing and should not be called racists because they mean well. But a smiley faced racist is in many ways worse than a ugly faced racist, because the latter is at least honest with himself while a smiley faced racist is not.
The near unanimous black vote for Obama because of his race, while understandable, is still deplorable. It shows that a lot of work needs to be done to combat black racism. Unfortunately, white liberals, because of their own racism, actually encourage racism in blacks. There is an element of black(!) comedy in all this: black and white liberal racists march around talking about race all the time and accusing the rest of us of being racists, while we try in vain to get them to stop talking about skin color and instead stick to the issues.
I seem to remember that before the 2008 election old Larry was planning on voting for Obama because he was black and it was time for a black president; a sentiment I heard repeated by many others. Those of us not looking through race-colored glasses tried to tell you. You didn't listen.
Tell him that America is the greatest country in the history of the world. And tell him how lucky he is to be born into this country where the playing field is: results are what matter and freedom reigns.
And yes, tell him that we are ALL proud of our founding fathers because we don't see any other countries accomplishing what they did...ever.
Looks like a lot of posters are responding to the headline and didn't read the article.
Larry takes an incredible amount of hatred from the black community because he is constantly telling them to stop feeling sorry for themselves, and discriminated against, and that if they work hard they will make it.
And no, #35, at no time did Larry ever consider voting for Obama. If fact he had a very heated and emotional on-air exchange with two fellow radio shows hosts because, in spite of their usual conservative talk, fell for the Obama bee-ess (yes, you Doug McIntyre and Al Rantel! Ya happy now?)
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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