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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-11 01:55 AM
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77. Many find a Southern accent from someone raised in Hawaii by Kansans condescending, at best.
Edited on Sun Sep-25-11 02:01 AM by No Elephants
I also disagree that he was speaking only to 10% of the population.
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  -Obama tells blacks to 'stop complainin' and fight kpete  Sep-24-11 10:53 PM   #0 
  - A full belly and a job  emilyg   Sep-24-11 10:58 PM   #1 
  - Black folks have been fighting without a full belly or a job for years and years....  FrenchieCat   Sep-24-11 11:09 PM   #3 
  - Democratic voters need to take responsiblity for NOT voting in 2010  Kahuna   Sep-25-11 12:26 PM   #145 
  - no group has been more neglected. What a thing to say.  roguevalley   Sep-25-11 10:04 PM   #171 
  - I just watched the speech......the future rewards those who press on im going to press on  FrenchieCat   Sep-24-11 11:06 PM   #2 
  - "I'll walk on that picket line with you as president of the united states.."  msongs   Sep-24-11 11:11 PM   #4 
  - Poison the well day in day out.......  FrenchieCat   Sep-24-11 11:13 PM   #5 
  - Greeks killed their messengers.  No Elephants   Sep-25-11 01:51 AM   #75 
  - The Romans Crucified theirs.....  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 02:57 AM   #91 
  - Can you even IMAGINE  polmaven   Sep-25-11 07:13 AM   #104 
  - Interesting attempt at an excuse ... but it doesn't work --  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 08:40 AM   #111 
     - And we unions are supporting him because we're idiots, right?  Robb   Sep-25-11 09:10 AM   #120 
     - It is only YOU suggesting that --  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 09:25 PM   #166 
        - Straight from the playbook. Well done.  Robb   Sep-26-11 12:22 PM   #188 
           - Again, those are YOUR comments -- not mine ---  defendandprotect   Sep-26-11 09:05 PM   #191 
     - Telll the UAW workers that.  Historic NY   Sep-25-11 09:52 AM   #129 
     - Are you denying that other unions are questioning their support for Abama ... ?  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 09:26 PM   #167 
     - Try telling the teachers that -- !!  defendandprotect   Sep-26-11 09:06 PM   #192 
     - Well, no  polmaven   Sep-25-11 11:48 AM   #143 
        - Denial isn't going to work -- there is no ignoring the criticism from unions ...  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 09:30 PM   #168 
           - I guess  polmaven   Sep-26-11 06:00 AM   #172 
              - Happy to acknowledge any compliments from unions ...  defendandprotect   Sep-26-11 09:50 AM   #181 
                 - OK...gotcha..  polmaven   Sep-26-11 10:13 AM   #182 
                    - Nor do the negative comments from unions ....  defendandprotect   Sep-26-11 11:01 AM   #185 
                       - Have you seen a dismissal  polmaven   Sep-26-11 01:03 PM   #189 
                          - Thank you -- and I think ....  defendandprotect   Sep-26-11 09:12 PM   #194 
  - Unfortunately, that's an Obama quote -- do you want to rewrite history, as well?  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 08:39 AM   #110 
  - I guess this guy dumped a tanker truck of malathion in the  UnrepentantLiberal   Sep-25-11 11:09 AM   #137 
     - Heh. That did finally get the dialogue moving along a little bit  chill_wind   Sep-25-11 01:10 PM   #151 
        - Black Caucus have been the best source of liberal leadership in Congress --  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 09:33 PM   #169 
           - Truth.  chill_wind   Sep-25-11 09:50 PM   #170 
  - Not in his Gucci's.  emilyg   Sep-24-11 11:28 PM   #12 
  - What Gucci's?  FrenchieCat   Sep-24-11 11:32 PM   #14 
     - Some  ProSense   Sep-24-11 11:57 PM   #25 
        - How about comparing apples to apples? Obama entered the WH richer  No Elephants   Sep-25-11 01:48 AM   #74 
        - Obama doesn't wear Gucci shoes. Period.  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 02:22 AM   #84 
        - ?  bvar22   Sep-25-11 11:33 AM   #141 
        - Trashing The First Lady  otohara   Sep-26-11 10:42 AM   #183 
        - Gucci or not Gucci is not the point.  No Elephants   Sep-25-11 12:59 PM   #149 
        - Oh you mean the advance he got on his book........  Historic NY   Sep-25-11 10:01 AM   #132 
           - No. The advance on his book was a long time ago. And that staged photo has  No Elephants   Sep-25-11 01:15 PM   #153 
        - Don't worry  boomerbust   Sep-25-11 06:53 AM   #103 
  - "Marching shoes".... "Comfortable shoes".....  Muskypundit   Sep-25-11 01:34 AM   #70 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-25-11 02:23 AM   #86 
     - Wisconsin voters are the only ones to blame for their problems.  savalez   Sep-25-11 01:52 PM   #157 
        - Obamas promise to picket with unions didnt include a caveat  Muskypundit   Sep-25-11 08:40 PM   #162 
  - What a shitty written article and headline  bluestateguy   Sep-24-11 11:13 PM   #6 
  - I noticed......but then AP is a piece of shit, so I've given up on expecting better.  FrenchieCat   Sep-24-11 11:14 PM   # 
  - What? It sounds like those calls got a *great* reception.  chill_wind   Sep-24-11 11:32 PM   #15 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Sep-24-11 11:35 PM   #17 
  - "I listen to some of y'all"?  tblue   Sep-24-11 11:14 PM   #7 
  - He wasn't talking to the 10%.....  FrenchieCat   Sep-24-11 11:15 PM   #8 
     - Many find a Southern accent from someone raised in Hawaii by Kansans condescending, at best.  No Elephants   Sep-25-11 01:55 AM   #77 
     - You know what....  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 02:27 AM   #88 
     - Don't let them get you down, Frenchie  lillypaddle   Sep-25-11 06:19 AM   #101 
     - You seem to think everyone here cares what you are tired of.  No Elephants   Sep-25-11 01:05 PM   #150 
        - Thank you for this,  pecwae   Sep-25-11 07:23 PM   #161 
           - You're welcome.  No Elephants   Sep-26-11 08:10 AM   #173 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-25-11 08:14 AM   #106 
     - He sometimes adopts an AAVE-tinged rhetorical style.  Igel   Sep-25-11 09:11 AM   #121 
     - I was talkin about the word "SOME"!  tblue   Sep-25-11 09:38 AM   #124 
     - It is an affectation. Some may enjoy it; some are offended by it.  No Elephants   Sep-25-11 01:28 PM   #154 
     - "Y'all" is fine. It's the "some" that irks me  tblue   Sep-25-11 09:42 AM   #126 
     - In his "black voice"! Gotta love it. "Take off your BEDROOM shoes..."  chimpymustgo   Sep-25-11 09:58 AM   #131 
  - He should take his own advice. nm  rhett o rick   Sep-24-11 11:18 PM   #9 
  - That's what he's doing.  FrenchieCat   Sep-24-11 11:20 PM   #10 
     - Here we are aforded to have our own and differing opinions  Angry Dragon   Sep-24-11 11:50 PM   #20 
     - Did you listen to what he said at the dinner?  FrenchieCat   Sep-24-11 11:52 PM   #22 
     - I read the OP and the article, I did not listen to the speech  Angry Dragon   Sep-25-11 12:03 AM   #29 
        - I watched the speech.....  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 12:06 AM   #32 
           - I am on dial-up it would take all night to download.......  Angry Dragon   Sep-25-11 12:12 AM   #34 
              - Well, It should run on C-Span again at some point,  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 12:14 AM   #36 
                 - And I have no television ......... no cable ....... no job for over two years  Angry Dragon   Sep-25-11 12:17 AM   #39 
                    - Sorry to hear it!  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 12:29 AM   #46 
                       - In post #35 you accuse me of taking digs at the President  Angry Dragon   Sep-25-11 12:41 AM   #54 
                          - I'm not gonna fight you.....And hopefully you don't want to see this President fail,  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 12:48 AM   #56 
                             - If he fails, you and I lose, and the country slides farther down the slope  Angry Dragon   Sep-25-11 01:20 AM   #67 
                                - The President told us to hold his feet to the fire, to hold him accountable.  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 01:38 AM   #71 
                                   - You sure do like to add words that I never wrote  Angry Dragon   Sep-25-11 01:59 AM   #78 
                                      - Remember Now "while sitting on your ass doing nothing" is coming from  bahrbearian   Sep-25-11 09:29 AM   #122 
                                         - I don't live in France,  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 11:37 AM   #142 
                                            - Damn Frenchie, I thought you were born  Karenina   Sep-25-11 03:37 PM   #159 
     - How has he not come through on  Fruittree   Sep-25-11 05:31 AM   #100 
        - The question most voters will ask is "Am I better off than before he  24601   Sep-25-11 01:12 PM   #152 
     - Not really. He's complaining about people complaining. And the only ones  No Elephants   Sep-25-11 02:14 AM   #80 
     - Did you watch the speech?  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 02:28 AM   #89 
     - LOL!  No Elephants   Sep-25-11 01:32 PM   #155 
     - +1000% ---  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 08:50 AM   #113 
     - He doesn't 'want' them to vote for him, he assumes they have too.  bahrbearian   Sep-25-11 09:33 AM   #123 
        - I think the meme about the left having nowhere else to go  No Elephants   Sep-25-11 01:39 PM   #156 
     - I dont want him to lose. I want him to stop listening to his conservative appointees.  rhett o rick   Sep-25-11 09:39 AM   #125 
        - I thought Summers was gone. Goolsbee, too. How about Timmeh, though?  No Elephants   Sep-26-11 08:17 AM   #176 
  - right, let's all join hands and fight for the rights of wall street to fuck over the non-rich...  scentopine   Sep-24-11 11:27 PM   #11 
  - Where in the FUCK is FDR when you need him?  FrenchieCat   Sep-24-11 11:31 PM   #13 
  - I'd settle for candidate Obama.  No Elephants   Sep-25-11 02:15 AM   #81 
     - It is obvious at this point, it doesn't matter what he does.....  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 03:03 AM   #93 
     - Baloney.  No Elephants   Sep-26-11 08:13 AM   #174 
     - Me too.  bread_and_roses   Sep-25-11 12:48 PM   #146 
        - I, too, meant candidate Obama 2007-08.  No Elephants   Sep-26-11 09:29 AM   #180 
  - +1000% ---  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 08:53 AM   #114 
  - Is this fair?  JJW   Sep-24-11 11:35 PM   #16 
  - He was in a room of folks that don't have a stick up their ass.  FrenchieCat   Sep-24-11 11:37 PM   #18 
     - +1  flamingdem   Sep-25-11 12:00 AM   #27 
  - The fact is that black  Flatulo   Sep-24-11 11:47 PM   #19 
  - You can't just "get" a good paying job. Many African Americans work Government jobs.....  FrenchieCat   Sep-24-11 11:50 PM   #21 
  - Well, I agree. The man simply can't pull jobs out of thin air. No one can.  Flatulo   Sep-25-11 12:03 AM   #28 
  - Roosevelt did. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-26-11 10:46 AM   #184 
  - The full employment act is a law prescribed for the President and  midnight   Sep-25-11 12:26 AM   #43 
  - Not just republican governors.  DrunkenBoat   Sep-25-11 12:39 AM   #52 
     - Can you give us some facts with that...  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 12:50 AM   #58 
        - No idea why you keep asking me that question. Not sure what kind of facts  DrunkenBoat   Sep-25-11 01:53 AM   #76 
           - What Unions has he busted....?  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 03:08 AM   #94 
  - And this is President Obama's fault? The inequality began with his presidency?  These Eyes   Sep-24-11 11:57 PM   #26 
  - Settle down... I never said this was Obama's fault. But he's  Flatulo   Sep-25-11 12:06 AM   #30 
  - "pep talks" encourage people to keep fighting...  These Eyes   Sep-25-11 12:09 AM   #33 
     - Not sure what there is to hope for...  Flatulo   Sep-25-11 12:16 AM   #38 
     - Martin Luther King Jr. gave a pep talk to a Large group,  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 12:41 AM   #53 
     - Fighting for jobs people on this very thread have said don't exist?  No Elephants   Sep-25-11 02:11 AM   #79 
     - Who's not taking responsibility?  These Eyes   Sep-25-11 03:27 AM   #96 
     - I'd like to encourage him to START fighting.  tblue   Sep-25-11 10:02 AM   #133 
  - Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have said much the same.  No Elephants   Sep-25-11 02:20 AM   #83 
  - Much worse situation since Obama has been president --  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 08:56 AM   #115 
  - And they always have been  frazzled   Sep-25-11 12:16 AM   #37 
  - It's not the employment rate (although that's certainly a telling figure),  Flatulo   Sep-25-11 12:19 AM   #40 
     - Who said to get over it?  frazzled   Sep-25-11 12:22 AM   #42 
        - But 'stop complaining' does nothing to address  Flatulo   Sep-25-11 12:26 AM   #44 
           - Can I ask you something?  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 12:37 AM   #51 
              - We're currently working on agreements with S. Korea, Columbia and Panama.  Flatulo   Sep-25-11 03:30 AM   #97 
              - These were Bush trade agreements -- and with unemployment here why would be supporting  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 08:57 AM   #116 
                 - Well, NAFTA was signed by Bill. But I'm not aware of any benefits to American workers  Flatulo   Sep-25-11 11:11 AM   #139 
                    - yes nafta was signed by Clinton  newspeak   Sep-26-11 12:15 PM   #187 
  - It's okay for the potus to whine about our whining.  tblue   Sep-25-11 09:47 AM   #128 
  - This is starting to become amusing...  These Eyes   Sep-24-11 11:52 PM   #23 
  - Noticed that too......?  FrenchieCat   Sep-24-11 11:56 PM   #24 
  - What I'd like to know is...  These Eyes   Sep-25-11 12:06 AM   #31 
     - Being on the Internet and making sure that the Enthusiasm gap is  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 12:13 AM   #35 
        - Workshops like that are much needed.  These Eyes   Sep-25-11 12:29 AM   #45 
  - It's just Saturday night  frazzled   Sep-25-11 12:19 AM   #41 
  - What's interesting is your post on Saturday night whining about people who post on Saturday night.  scentopine   Sep-25-11 12:30 AM   #48 
     - At least, poster ain't working to feign like he cares about people,  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 12:36 AM   #49 
        - Nope. Just because we demand more from Obama and use our vote as pressure,  scentopine   Sep-25-11 10:47 AM   #136 
           - "a clueless captain on the love boat filled with wall street CEOs"  bvar22   Sep-25-11 11:27 AM   #140 
  - The CBC has always had a big following on DU.  EFerrari   Sep-25-11 12:53 AM   #59 
  - When convenient.......  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 12:54 AM   #60 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-25-11 12:58 AM   #61 
  - I'm not cynical.....  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 01:01 AM   #63 
  - Have any links to DU posts dissing the CBC?  No Elephants   Sep-25-11 02:25 AM   #87 
     - You can tell by the overwhelming number of responses  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 02:54 AM   #90 
        - Which is why so many responses don't even make sense.  These Eyes   Sep-25-11 03:00 AM   #92 
        - IOW, not one single DU post ever dissing the CBC. Didn't think there was.  No Elephants   Sep-26-11 08:15 AM   #175 
  - So you've taken a peek at my profile!  These Eyes   Sep-25-11 01:45 AM   #73 
     - Um, what I said was the CBC has always had a big following on DU  EFerrari   Sep-25-11 03:39 AM   #98 
        - I'm not the one with the attitude...  These Eyes   Sep-25-11 04:12 AM   #99 
  - Since when are Democrats not concerned about the "plight of black folks" ....?  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 08:58 AM   #117 
  - It's in everyone's best interests that as many people as possible can  Flatulo   Sep-25-11 03:55 PM   #160 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-25-11 12:30 AM   #47 
  - They don't even bother to try to mask their agenda anymore.  These Eyes   Sep-25-11 12:37 AM   #50 
  - Why are you here then?  Major Hogwash   Sep-25-11 01:29 AM   #69 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-25-11 02:17 AM   #82 
  - fight who? fight what? why didn't you go into battle earlier? why was bailing out bankers job #1?  DrunkenBoat   Sep-25-11 12:45 AM   #55 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-25-11 12:49 AM   #57 
  - +1 --  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 09:00 AM   #118 
  - The Obama haters ...  neoconn   Sep-25-11 01:00 AM   #62 
  - What don't you try posting on substance, instead of posting against your fellow DUers?  No Elephants   Sep-26-11 08:22 AM   #177 
     - I posted on how I feel.  neoconn   Sep-26-11 09:07 PM   #193 
  - Obama's comments were directed at The Congresional Black Caucus  Tx4obama   Sep-25-11 01:01 AM   #64 
  - I put a link to the actual video on my first post on this thread.....  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 01:08 AM   #66 
     - Sometimes I feel like ...  Tx4obama   Sep-25-11 02:22 AM   #85 
        - We have gotten to the point when Democrats aren't any more interest in "Truth"  FrenchieCat   Sep-25-11 03:12 AM   #95 
  - Every Democrat should be telling The Congressional Black Caucus the same thing Obama told them! n/t  Tx4obama   Sep-25-11 01:06 AM   #65 
  - And every Democrat should be telling Obama the same thing the CBC  chill_wind   Sep-25-11 12:57 PM   #148 
  - of course his idea of "fight" is "become cogs in the machine to reelect me"  MisterP   Sep-25-11 01:24 AM   #68 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-25-11 01:39 AM   #72 
  - And of course the answer is to vote for Nader or sit at home.  vets74   Sep-25-11 08:18 AM   #107 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-25-11 08:29 AM   #109 
     - Staying home is always the wrong answer, but I didn't think Nader was even running this time.  No Elephants   Sep-26-11 08:23 AM   #178 
  - I'm sure Obama will "press on" ... but whose interests will he be working for ... ???  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 06:36 AM   #102 
  - Divide and conquer is right up your alley. n/t  BumRushDaShow   Sep-25-11 08:02 AM   #105 
     - ROFL -- Couldn't be Koch Bros. DLC that's trIed to "divide & conquer" . . . ?  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 08:23 AM   #108 
        - Need to build up the parties at the state level  BumRushDaShow   Sep-25-11 08:50 AM   #112 
           - Koch Bros. DLC turned it over to the Third Way which now controls the party ....  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 09:10 AM   #119 
           - "Knowledge is power"  BumRushDaShow   Sep-25-11 10:13 AM   #135 
              - Americans understood Southern racism in the Democratic Party ....  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 08:44 PM   #163 
           - We had someone building a non-DLC with Old-School Dems, at State levels  bahrbearian   Sep-25-11 09:45 AM   #127 
              - +1 --  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 08:47 PM   #164 
  - " Do as I say, not as I do"  bahrbearian   Sep-25-11 09:53 AM   #130 
  - Mr. Obama, blacks ARE fighting. They're fighting for you just like you fought for them.  mistertrickster   Sep-25-11 10:11 AM   #134 
  - +10  emilyg   Sep-25-11 12:55 PM   #147 
  - How about you stop complaining and start fighting  fascisthunter   Sep-25-11 11:10 AM   #138 
  - +1  L0oniX   Sep-25-11 11:54 AM   #144 
  - The capitulator in chief wants Blacks to do his  Marnie   Sep-25-11 02:57 PM   #158 
  - FDR, JFK, LBJ gave us a fight from the TOP of government -- !!  defendandprotect   Sep-25-11 08:49 PM   #165 
  - For us, we get the lecture to get in line; for the businesses that have raped this country?????  gtar100   Sep-26-11 09:04 AM   #179 
  - Pretty strong words from the King of Compromise.  Vidar   Sep-26-11 11:41 AM   #186 
  - Barack, black people have been fighting FOR CENTURIES  katty   Sep-26-11 01:41 PM   #190 
 

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