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I finally agree with something President Obama said

By maxwell edison ·
"We need a new mindset, a new set of attitudes -- because one of the most durable and destructive legacies of discrimination is the way that we have internalized a sense of limitation; how so many in our community have come to expect so little of ourselves," he said.

For full context:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090717/lf_nm_life/us_obama

Well said, Mr. President, but I challenge you to support and advance government policy that advances an agenda to meet this end. Reverse or repeal government programs that create dependency on government - not just for one race, but for all Americans. Practice that tough love, Mr. President. Don't just preach it.

Will he? Maybe when pigs fly.

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Fropm the sounds of it

by NickNielsen In reply to I finally agree with some ...

He took a page from Bill Cosby. Since that message applies to everybody, it's good to hear it again.

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Yes he did

by maxwell edison In reply to Fropm the sounds of it

Bill Cosby came immediately to my mind as well.

However, my guess is that Cosby might actually support a reduction in the government programs that keep people dependent, while Obama, on the other hand......

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Maybe the light will come on

by NickNielsen In reply to Yes he did

We can always hope one of his advisers puts that speech together with the need to reduce government spending...

But I'm not holding my breath.

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Not when reducing spending

by jdclyde In reply to Maybe the light will come ...

means losing a voter block.

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How large a block is that?

by NickNielsen In reply to Not when reducing spendin ...

And how large is the block of votes that he may pick up by reducing the spending?

If both numbers could be quantified accurately, it might actually get Washington to do something. But that's a mighty big "if".

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I will never understand why...

by JackOfAllTech In reply to I finally agree with some ...

the majority of African-Americans vote democrat when the democrats are the ones who started and maintain the welfare-slavery or why the Republicans are called the party of the rich whites when most of the middle-class hard-working joes are Republican and most of the democrats are liberal millionares.

Can anyone explain this to me?

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