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BklnDem75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 06:20 PM
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62. LOL!!! A bit dishonest, aren't we?
Since I posted the entire quote several times already, it was clearly a setup question.

"I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that . But I think it's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there's a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately. That's just a fact."

Anyone being honest would see that he was referring to the role race played in the situation.
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  -Now we know what a black man can't do...even if he's the President HopeOverFear  Jul-26-09 08:11 PM   #0 
  - Yep. Only white folks can say anything about race. Naturally what we say is...  BlooInBloo   Jul-26-09 08:12 PM   #1 
  - It's sad that in 2009, the first black president still has to play by those rules.  HopeOverFear   Jul-26-09 08:18 PM   #2 
  - as long as the media remains dominated by white conservatives  Uzybone   Jul-26-09 08:21 PM   #3 
     - That's true  HopeOverFear   Jul-26-09 08:30 PM   #5 
     - This is the key.  Enthusiast   Jul-26-09 10:07 PM   #27 
     - The media giants need so tbe broken up  Rosa Luxemburg   Jul-27-09 11:46 AM   #52 
        - YES. n/t  chill_wind   Jul-27-09 11:47 AM   #53 
     - +1  Veruca Salt   Jul-27-09 05:48 PM   #61 
     - "white conservatives". Whats up with this comment? It is so wrong on so many levels.n/t  wisteria   Jul-27-09 08:38 PM   #70 
  - Not always.  burning rain   Jul-26-09 09:24 PM   #16 
  - Your wrong-period. n/t  wisteria   Jul-27-09 08:37 PM   #69 
  - I don't look at it that way..  Cha   Jul-26-09 08:22 PM   #4 
  - I know it's on the way thats for sure  Hutzpa   Jul-27-09 04:14 PM   #57 
     - Oh it takes a while especially  Cha   Jul-27-09 07:17 PM   #64 
  - Plus 100  wndycty   Jul-26-09 08:35 PM   #6 
  - Obama clearly stated that he didn't know the details of the case...  MercutioATC   Jul-26-09 08:37 PM   #7 
  - Never mind the fact that the police DID act stupidly.  RaleighNCDUer   Jul-26-09 08:50 PM   #8 
  - Exactly. Instead of 'acting' responsibly he 'reacted' stupidly.  Fire1   Jul-26-09 08:58 PM   #9 
  - That's your opinion, and it's NOT universally held.  MercutioATC   Jul-26-09 09:04 PM   #10 
  - Not "universally" held amongst which community?  uponit7771   Jul-26-09 09:13 PM   #13 
     - It's not universally held even in the current cop-bashing sewer that DU has become of late.  MercutioATC   Jul-26-09 09:15 PM   #14 
     - Translation: It doesn't matter if it's universally held in the black or gay community  AspenRose   Jul-27-09 08:25 AM   #44 
  - You think they did, but your weren't there and you do not have all the facts. n/t  wisteria   Jul-27-09 08:39 PM   #71 
  - That's not quite accurate  EffieBlack   Jul-26-09 09:21 PM   #15 
  - What's irresponsible is your misquotes  BklnDem75   Jul-27-09 08:39 AM   #47 
  - This is laughable  sunnybrook   Jul-27-09 08:23 PM   #67 
  - Yep. Barack Obama cannot  LoZoccolo   Jul-26-09 09:08 PM   #11 
  - SO true!!!  EffieBlack   Jul-26-09 09:10 PM   #12 
  - I wish I could recommend your reply,  Grey   Jul-26-09 09:29 PM   #17 
  - Probably the reason you think it's funny is...  LoZoccolo   Jul-26-09 09:34 PM   #18 
  - Who is "us?"  EffieBlack   Jul-26-09 09:37 PM   #19 
     - It was edited after I posted mine. n/t  LoZoccolo   Jul-26-09 09:44 PM   #21 
        - Nice try, but no go. I edited my post AFTER you posted yours  EffieBlack   Jul-26-09 09:52 PM   #23 
           - Actually, you are right. I still had the original version cached...  LoZoccolo   Jul-26-09 10:08 PM   #28 
              - I was only talking about people like you if you're in the category of people I was talking about  EffieBlack   Jul-26-09 11:04 PM   #32 
  - In this particular case Obama was honorable in taking back his reply.  Kablooie   Jul-27-09 03:07 AM   #41 
  - Once again, Obama did not call the police stupid. Doesn't anybody understand what an adverb is  SemiCharmedQuark   Jul-26-09 09:42 PM   #20 
  - No President, regardless of the color of his skin,  paulk   Jul-26-09 09:51 PM   #22 
  - This was not an "ongoing criminal investigation"  EffieBlack   Jul-26-09 09:54 PM   #24 
  - there was no "ongoing criminal investigation". The charges were dropped.  HopeOverFear   Jul-26-09 09:55 PM   #25 
     - you're right, the charges were dropped before Obama spoke  paulk   Jul-26-09 10:05 PM   #26 
        - This is what the President actually said:  EffieBlack   Jul-26-09 11:08 PM   #33 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-26-09 11:18 PM   #36 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-27-09 07:42 AM   #42 
        - I think you hit a nerve. (Again.)  AspenRose   Jul-27-09 08:30 AM   #45 
           - actually, he made a post that violated the rules of this website  paulk   Jul-27-09 04:53 PM   #58 
        - he said he  paulk   Jul-27-09 08:07 AM   #43 
           - He didn't "turn it into a racial incident." Unfortunately, some people chose to interpret his  EffieBlack   Jul-27-09 09:50 AM   #50 
        - Quote please?  BklnDem75   Jul-27-09 09:10 AM   #49 
           - from the presser  paulk   Jul-27-09 04:57 PM   #59 
              - LOL!!! A bit dishonest, aren't we?  BklnDem75   Jul-27-09 06:20 PM   #62 
                 - ?  paulk   Jul-27-09 06:36 PM   #63 
                    - The point is...  BklnDem75   Jul-27-09 07:23 PM   #65 
  - Why is it that some sectors of white America can't stand when a black man  Colobo   Jul-26-09 10:12 PM   #29 
  - What if he really means this?  PurityOfEssence   Jul-26-09 10:34 PM   #30 
  - He didn't say that he didn't mean what he said. He said he shouldn't have said it that way  EffieBlack   Jul-26-09 11:13 PM   #34 
     - An awful lot of people seem to know an awful lot about what people are thinking  PurityOfEssence   Jul-27-09 02:13 AM   #40 
  - They love it if he's "telling it like it is" to other black folks. He's just not allowed to speak  EffieBlack   Jul-26-09 11:14 PM   #35 
  - Wow, you are off in your own world on this comment. n/t  wisteria   Jul-27-09 08:44 PM   #72 
  - Obama could make points about race, he just happened to gaffe his way into a bad example --  smalll   Jul-26-09 10:47 PM   #31 
  - Bullshit, if a "big man" can't be safe in his home then us "little guys" don't have a shot.  TheKentuckian   Jul-27-09 12:17 AM   #37 
  - He was not "dragged out of the house"  PurityOfEssence   Jul-27-09 01:57 AM   #38 
  - I am finding so many posters to put on ignore until it ain't even funny.  FrenchieCat   Jul-27-09 02:07 AM   #39 
     - No kidding.  AspenRose   Jul-27-09 08:32 AM   #46 
     - So much for the teaching moment  Evergreen Emerald   Jul-27-09 08:52 AM   #48 
        - Yes; everything's fine as long as you agree completely  PurityOfEssence   Jul-27-09 12:28 PM   #55 
           - And another one bites the dust...  Karenina   Jul-27-09 04:03 PM   #56 
  - Painfully poignant apparant truth.  chill_wind   Jul-27-09 11:44 AM   #51 
  - What the president should not do(This or any other one)  cleveramerican   Jul-27-09 11:56 AM   #54 
  - I agree that the situation was more played up because Obama is not white, but...  Hippo_Tron   Jul-27-09 05:33 PM   #60 
  - It made news because Presidents do not demean law inforcement officers on national TV.  wisteria   Jul-27-09 08:54 PM   #74 
  - The ones apologizing should be a Crowley and his police department.  MasonJar   Jul-27-09 07:40 PM   #66 
  - Oh, and you know all the facts and based on your wise and just opinion  wisteria   Jul-27-09 08:49 PM   #73 
  - President Obama did not take back his statement because he is Black,  wisteria   Jul-27-09 08:35 PM   #68 

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