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Thursday, February 27 - 7:19pmSanction this postReply
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This press event on the My Brother's Keeper initiative features the most blatant doublespeak I've heard from the President:

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/27/obama-announces-my-brothers-keeper/?hpt=hp_t2

 

So children of color are responsible for their own success...

But the "only" difference between them and the President was the environment he grew up in...

But businesses and the government have an obligation to support them...

But that doesn't negate personal responsibility...

But the statistics indicate they are prisoners of their environments...

 

Can anybody follow this logic?



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Friday, February 28 - 2:46pmSanction this postReply
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If he is just saying that certain conditions make success more likely and its pursuit more motivated, then I agree with him.

 

I doubt that is what he is saying and in any case, his words sound so convoluted that who can really tell?



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Friday, February 28 - 3:17pmSanction this postReply
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If he hadn't said "the only difference" between him and other children of color was environment, I might give him the benefit of the doubt. The statement is just blatantly untrue and anti-merit.



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Friday, March 7 - 11:31amSanction this postReply
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Robert:

 

IRS abuse, Benghazi fiasco, flagship ACA a stone around his neck, five years of 'any day now' economics, Hope and Change a faded punchline...

 

 

I suspect what comes out of his office these days is like a trapped, wounded animal, kicking up muddy water, distracting us all.    Our attempts to make sense of his latest distraction is harmlessly deflecting our attention, and giving him ten more minutes to live to fight another day.   Towards that end, the more nonsensical his gibberish, the better.   He is flailing, lurching from MW to My Brother's Keeper to Climate Change to ... oh, well, fuck it, "Year of Executive Action' like a panicked trout twitching on a fly line.   "Hope and Change" has now morphed into "Well, at least he's a fighter, going it alone."   Studied imagery, complete with sleeves rolled up.  

 

My apologies to trout.

 

regards,

Fred 

 

 

 

 



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