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Old 08-17-2008, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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WASHINGTON, Jul 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE)
-- At a town hall meeting in Georgia this morning, presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama told an audience that, "you need to make sure that your child can speak Spanish." Speaking in Powder Springs, Ga., the Illinois Senator said that the nation's chief priority should not be for immigrants to learn English, but for American children to learn Spanish.
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Obama Tells Audience, "You Need to Make Sure that Your Child Can Speak Spanish" - MarketWatch
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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WASHINGTON, Jul 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE)
-- At a town hall meeting in Georgia this morning, presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama told an audience that, "you need to make sure that your child can speak Spanish." Speaking in Powder Springs, Ga., the Illinois Senator said that the nation's chief priority should not be for immigrants to learn English, but for American children to learn Spanish.
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God Forbid our Scumbag Pandering Politicians in Washington consider enforcing our Immigration Laws so this topic would be a non-issue!
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Jul 9th. Is there something new? This happened a long time ago and was beaten to death.
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:39 AM
 
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God Forbid our Scumbag Pandering Politicians in Washington consider enforcing our Immigration Laws so this topic would be a non-issue!
I agree-pretty disgusting, isn't it?
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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Jul 9th. Is there something new? This happened a long time ago and was beaten to death.
God forbid we beat anything to death like the pr-illegal bunch! Oh my!!!
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:44 AM
 
Location: um....guess
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God Forbid our Scumbag Pandering Politicians in Washington consider enforcing our Immigration Laws so this topic would be a non-issue!
Oh that's rich! Learning a different language, how outrageous!!!
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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Oh that's rich! Learning a different language, how outrageous!!!
It is outrageous. He said your kids NEED to learn SPANISH.

He is telling everyone that kids need to learn one specific language that is not English. That is what is wrong with what he said. Many people take that as a threat.

However, if he had made a statement to the effect that while English is the language of our nation- I think it would be good for people to learn another language-any one-not specifically Spanish-I think his words would have been received much better.

The key words here are "need" and "Spanish".
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:00 AM
 
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Could have been worse. At least he did not say we had to learn Mandarin Chinese.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:14 AM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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WASHINGTON, Jul 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE)
-- At a town hall meeting in Georgia this morning, presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama told an audience that, "you need to make sure that your child can speak Spanish." Speaking in Powder Springs, Ga., the Illinois Senator said that the nation's chief priority should not be for immigrants to learn English, but for American children to learn Spanish.
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Obama Tells Audience, "You Need to Make Sure that Your Child Can Speak Spanish" - MarketWatch
My child prefers to learn French, thanks.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I'll bet that he'll never bring this issue to light again.
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