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Losing His Grip: Obama's New Theory of Freedom

Robert 277 Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 2:42 PM
I actually take it as a compliment when someone calls me racist, its means I have gotten the better of them in a debate and thats their only answer. As for "white privilege" my dad was a truck driver and my mom worked in a dept. store, I lived over a subway grating for the first 12 years of my life until my mom and dad saved enough money to buy a house................some privilege huh?

While Obama remains a great curiosity outside of the U.S., it’s largely his American-ness that draws the crowds, rather than some innate ability of his own.

A man comes from low beginnings and ascends to the White House.

That tale quintessentially remains the American strive-and-succeed story since Washington was first born poor and lowly in a kind-of log cabin.

While Washington is represented as a rich, privileged, white guy, the success Washington enjoyed and the wealth he built -- yes, built -- he earned by working hard on the dangerous and brutal, American frontier, going places often were...

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