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Old 08-09-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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He says government should offer "universal" programs — such as universal health care, universal mortgage credits, college tuition, job training and even universal 401(k)s — that "disproportionately affect people of color."

In other words, reparations by another name.

Obama knows that if he pushes too hard on reparations, he might scare off white voters. So he couches race-specific welfare as "universal" social programs that appeal to broad-based political coalitions — "even if they disproportionately help minorities," he confides in his book, "Audacity of Hope."

Obama has a name for his scheme: "universal strategies."

"An emphasis on universal, as opposed to race-specific, programs isn't just good policy," he wrote. "It's also good politics."
He's learned well at the feet of revs Wright and Pfleger, who have long advocated "payback".
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Stanwood, Washington
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Hussein doesn't get my vote.
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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Those are very bad and destructive ideas put forth by Obama.
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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The politics of grievance at work. Alive and Well. Most people think Obama is divorced from this thinking but if they would do their research . . . they might be very surprised.
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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at least you can admit it.

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Those are very bad and destructive ideas put forth by Obama.
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: USA
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Between Universal Programs, Economic Justice and Windfall Profits Tax, Obama's policies and beliefs seem far left of Karl Marx. All code words for Income Redistribution.

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Old 08-09-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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at least you can admit it.
Yep, i can admit that the author of the article is trying to play the race card.
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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but that wasn't what you admitted? are you flip flopping like your boyfriend? you admitted how horrible his ideas are. there's no taking it back.

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Yep, i can admit that the author of the article is trying to play the race card.
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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Ohh the hipocracy....

A man worth $1 million plus talking about not having a fair shot.
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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universal - Definitions from Dictionary.com
u·ni·ver·sal Audio Help /ˌyunəˈvɜrsəl/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[yoo-nuh-vur-suhl] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of all or the whole: universal experience.
2. applicable everywhere or in all cases; general: a universal cure.
3. affecting, concerning, or involving all: universal military service.
4. used or understood by all: a universal language.
5. present everywhere: the universal calm of southern seas.

rep·a·ra·tion Audio Help /ˌrɛpəˈreɪʃən/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[rep-uh-rey-shuhn] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun 1. the making of amends for wrong or injury done: reparation for an injustice.
2. Usually, reparations. compensation in money, material, labor, etc., payable by a defeated country to another country or to an individual for loss suffered during or as a result of war.
3. restoration to good condition

synonym - Definitions from Dictionary.com
syn·o·nym Audio Help /ˈsɪnənɪm/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[sin-uh-nim] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun 1. a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another in the language, as joyful, elated, glad.
2. a word or expression accepted as another name for something, as Arcadia for pastoral simplicity; metonym.
3. Biology. one of two or more scientific names applied to a single taxon.

English teachers forgive them for they knoweth what they do, but do so out of a call to distort for their collective sense of something.
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