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Obama's Game Changes

Doug3370 Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 12:11 PM
Obama is not an affirmative action president. No authority gave him extra points, extra dollars, or extra votes for being black. That's what "affirmative action" has come to be: racial preferences, raw discrimination, by those in power, with the purpose of tilting the playing field. Obama had allies and friends, and they worked for his election. But that's normal in politics. It's part of the playing field. He just won, fair and square. Complaining about affirmative action is difficult enough as it is. The assumption is always that the complainer means to reinstate Jim Crow or some such nonsense. But complaining about things that just flat aren't "affirmative action" by calling them AA is lame.
Athena4 Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 6:33 PM
So-called ":affirmative action" is easy to criticize - it is government-enforced racial discrimination, and is unconstitutional, a violation of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution commanding equality under the law.
gungy Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 2:49 PM
Geraldine Ferraro dared to say that he'd received preferential treatment because he was black and she was right. For telling the truth she (a Democrat) was ostracized. Stop trying to tell us fairytales Doug 3370.
gungy Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 2:47 PM
Doug3370:

:They played the race card on me!"---Bill Clinton
topknot Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 12:38 PM
That should have been goal instead of gold. Sorry.
Elisabeth26 Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 12:27 PM
Don't be a dunderhead. "No authority gave him extra points." Technically, no. But the high black turnout and the high percentage of white males voting for him based their votes on race.
topknot Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 12:27 PM
Thank goodness it is on our ballot to vote to do away with affirmative action. I feel the time has past to do away with it. We have some very smart black people in our country that certainly can stand on their own and perhaps doing away with it will benefit all the other mankind to study and work harder to acheive a gold toward a good job etc. instead of depending on the government programs to get it for them.
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