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Old 06-06-2016, 09:40 AM
 
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There is a time and place for everything. But all of her speeches seem to be about how blacks will be facing hardship and how her husband is hated. She projects a total "white people have foot on your neck" attitude.

It's a balance and fine line. We must acknowledge but this constant stamping of "you are black, you will be marginalized, you will be undermined, is self defeating. Poor whites don't do this. Chinese don't do this. Indians don't do this IN PUBLIC.

There is a time and place for it but not at a college graduation.
This woman's obsession with skin color and how much money a person earns completely consumes her.

She's our First Lady, and yet, when she looks in the mirror all she sees is a black woman whose long dead ancestors were slaves.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:41 AM
 
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This woman's obsession with skin color and how much money a person earns completely consumes her.

She's our First Lady, and yet, when she looks in the mirror all she sees is a black woman whose long dead ancestors were slaves.
She's not my first lady. To me her and her husband are brainfarts the Democrats dreamed up. They will be evicted soon.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:47 AM
 
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It's the same ole blame game.. as if all whites were slave owners.. why don't they say the truth and talk about how half of the slaver owners were black and the first one who owned a slave was black.. they started the whole thing . Do they blame their own.. do they call blacks racists??
It's not even a black or white issue. Since the first caveman realized he was stronger and could subdue and enslave another, we have had forms of human bondage, slavery and servitude.

We ended slavery in the USA, fought the Democrat to do it, but we paid the price and ended it.

Just look at slavery in the modern era, just who is still owning slaves?

Slavery still haunts Africa, where millions remain captive - latimes

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- African countries dominate a new global index on slavery, with 38 of the 50 nations where the scourge is at its worst found on the continent. The Global Slavery Index, released Thursday, estimated that nearly 30 million people remain enslaved globally, millions of whom are in Africa.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:49 AM
 
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She's not my first lady. To me her and her husband are brainfarts the Democrats dreamed up. They will be evicted soon.
Okay, you do not like her or Barack, but that does not mean she is not the nation's First Lady.
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Caribbean
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It's not even a black or white issue. Since the first caveman realized he was stronger and could subdue and enslave another, we have had forms of human bondage, slavery and servitude.

We ended slavery in the USA, fought the Democrat to do it, but we paid the price and ended it.

Just look at slavery in the modern era, just who is still owning slaves?

Slavery still haunts Africa, where millions remain captive - latimes

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- African countries dominate a new global index on slavery, with 38 of the 50 nations where the scourge is at its worst found on the continent. The Global Slavery Index, released Thursday, estimated that nearly 30 million people remain enslaved globally, millions of whom are in Africa.
There is still slavery in the United States.
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Caribbean
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There is a time and place for everything. But all of her speeches seem to be about how blacks will be facing hardship and how her husband is hated. She projects a total "white people have foot on your neck" attitude.

It's a balance and fine line. We must acknowledge but this constant stamping of "you are black, you will be marginalized, you will be undermined, is self defeating. Poor whites don't do this. Chinese don't do this. Indians don't do this IN PUBLIC.

There is a time and place for it but not at a college graduation.
Why make up something that is nonexistent in the clip posted?

It seems that you want to make the speech about the above when it has nothing to do with such ramblings.

Some people hear the word slavery and they automatically get defensive. Obviously the First Lady used her heritage as motivation. Perhaps some folks should do the same rather than whining...
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:02 AM
 
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She certainly is...
Sad that you either hate the U.S., or put one particular part of identity politics above all else...including decency.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Huntsville
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Some people hear the word slavery and they automatically get defensive. Obviously the First Lady used her heritage as motivation. Perhaps some folks should do the same rather than whining...


Because it gets old. People can make backhanded compliments all day long, but smart people can catch the true meaning behind it. A white person with southern heritage cannot mention their heritage because if we do, we're crucified for it. And for what reason? My family fought and died to protect their family. But if we mention that, we're looked upon as horrible people because some white guy a state over had slaves. If we are a nation that truly wants to succeed as a whole despite race, why is one of the most controversial and painful parts of our history ever mentioned? It does make people uncomfortable and uneasy.


And when she discusses it (knowing how she feels about the country as a whole and many of us in it) it just opens a can of worms we have been trying to close for decades. It's a sore subject for MANY people of all nationalities and every time it gets brought up in any form, it ruffles feathers and sets our country back. Does it likely empower some group of people? Sure it does. While empowering them, it is reminding them of the disaster their ancestors had to endure over and over, and creates a divide between the races.


History isn't reflected completely accurately, and because of that the slavery issue has always created a large divide between us as a people. I don't think anyone should forget their heritage. But if we all want to get along, we have to make the collective decision to stop bringing the issue up in any form and let it rest.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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It was rejected under Bush.
Nope. Not rejected nor approved but passsed to the Obama administration as a priority.

From the cite...


Plouffe said that the loan guarantee program that awarded half a billion dollars in guarantees to Solyndra "was supported by President Bush." The program was created on Bush's watch by a law he signed and promoted. The program grew under the Obama administration, which ultimately awarded Solyndra's loan guarantee under a new section of the law created by the stimulus. The Bush administration, though, promoted the loan guarantee program, and Bush himself touted it on his way out of office. There's also evidence his administration specifically prioritized Solyndra's project. We find Plouffe's statement Mostly True.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Alameda, CA
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That's exactly what it is Ghosty, I grew up in the 70's and 80's, it was supposed to be the post civil rights era but you wouldn't know it listening to the First Lady and the rest of the race baiting left. They need to keep the past alive so that they can keep soaking "whitey" for his guilt.
Show me where Michelle Obama was "soaking 'whitey' for his guilt."

She was praising America and the American Dream.

Public education is our greatest pathway to opportunity in America. So we need to invest in and strengthen our public universities today, and for generations to come. (Applause.) That is how you will do your part to live up to the oath that you all will take here today Ė- the oath taken by generations of graduates before you to make your city and your world ďgreater, better, and more beautiful.Ē
More than anything else, graduates, that is the American story. Itís your story and the story of those who came before you at this school. Itís the story of the son of Polish immigrants named Jonas Salk who toiled for years in a lab until he discovered a vaccine that saved countless lives. Itís the story of the son of immigrant -- Jamaican immigrants named Colin Powell who became a four star general, Secretary of State, and a role model for young people across the country.
And, graduates, itís the story that I witness every single day when I wake up in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters Ė- two beautiful, black young women -Ė head off to school -- (applause) -- waving goodbye to their father, the President of the United States, the son of a man from Kenya who came here to American -- to America for the same reasons as many of you: To get an education and improve his prospects in life.
So, graduates, while I think itís fair to say that our Founding Fathers never could have imagined this day, all of you are very much the fruits of their vision. Their legacy is very much your legacy and your inheritance. And donít let anybody tell you differently. You are the living, breathing proof that the American Dream endures in our time. Itís you.
So I want you all to go out there. Be great. Build great lives for yourselves. Enjoy the liberties that you have in this great country. Pursue your own version of happiness. And please, please, always, always do your part to help others do the same.
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