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Old 04-28-2008, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Oh i dunno know, anthropologist mother, doting white grandparents, childhood in Indonesia, a man of the world is needed coz America still thinks like a parent but acts like a spoilt child

thats AMERIKKA to you
Not only that but they are from WICHITA- hardly a bastion of the "elite". A blue collar union town with high unemployment and high poverty.

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Old 04-28-2008, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Have you ever been to or been a resident of Chicago Illinois?
Lol. Yes. That's where I currently live.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:30 PM
 
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Wow! That's a very good point. It would help explain why I always feel like Obama is being completely sincere. Why I always like him even though I'd never vote for him. He is wrong, but he seems sincerely wrong, like he really doesn't know. That makes perfect sense and explains a lot of them (including Katie Couric). Thanks for posting that Sanrene. It is kind of sad isn't it?
Yes it is. There is a certain view of the world which ignores (almost abhors) facts. It is based on feelings and a measure of success which is based on the "well, at least he/she is trying" benchmark.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Lol. Yes. That's where I currently live.
I lived and worked in that city for many years. I also worked on the Harold Washington campaign there as well as others (David Orr, Mel Reynolds and Kathy Osterman my old Alderman). I know each and every ward in that city and the people in it. And I know Hyde Park too.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:45 PM
 
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Can you demonstrate how he has been "outside" his circle of elitism - Columbia, Harvard Law School, Hyde Park?
Obama's Community Roots
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Your mind
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Wasn't Obama a community organizer who worked with public housing residents and the like? Give me a break... Or maybe the only real "little people" who matter are the white folks out in the boonies? Or something?
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Wasn't Obama a community organizer who worked with public housing residents and the like? Give me a break...
Yes he did and not only that he worked with Mayor Daley on finally getting rid of the old filthy high rise warehouses that ran down the Dan Ryan Expressway and getting decent housing for decent people who were trapped in them. I have been in those nasty high rises registering voters and thank God for people like Barrack who finally helped get rid of them. Not fit for an animal to live in. Also Barrack was instrumental in securing state funds to help in the construction of the new Chicago Police HQs building on the south side (orginally was planned of the south loop) which is where it was needed the most.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Wasn't Obama a community organizer who worked with public housing residents and the like? Give me a break... Or maybe the only real "little people" who matter are the white folks out in the boonies? Or something?
Well, they are little, after all.

How many rural white folks play in the NBA?
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Well, they are little, after all.

How many rural white folks play in the NBA?
After Argentina schooled us in the last olympics, that stereotype may not apply anymore.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Yes he did and not only that he worked with Mayor Daley on finally getting rid of the old filthy high rise warehouses that ran down the Dan Ryan Expressway and getting decent housing for decent people who were trapped in them. I have been in those nasty high rises registering voters and thank God for people like Barrack who finally helped get rid of them.
Didn't his friend and political fundraiser, Rezko, the one who helped him get $300K off his mansion, own some really slummy tenents? Wasn't he a slum lord as well as Obama's donor? I wonder what Obama did for Rezko's tenents.
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