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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:44 PM
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What Progressives Don’t Understand About Obama
(P)rogressives criticize President Obama for keeping his cool.

Progressives have been urging the president to “man up” in the face of the Republicans. Some want him to be like John Wayne. On horseback. Slapping people left and right. . .

What the progressives forget is that black intellectuals have been called “paranoid,” “bitter,” “rowdy,” “angry,” “bullies,” and accused of tirades and diatribes for more than 100 years. Very few of them would have been given a grade above D from most of my teachers. . .

And now they are whispering about a primary challenge against the president. Brilliant! The kind of suicidal gesture that destroyed Jimmy Carter — and a way to lose the black vote forever.

Unlike white progressives, blacks and Latinos are not used to getting it all. They know how it feels to be unemployed and unable to buy your children Christmas presents. They know when not to shout.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/opinion/12reed.html?h...


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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 08:05 PM
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1. Very good article thanks for posting! nt.
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 02:59 AM
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2. thank you for posting this, elleng. excellent! nt
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:48 AM
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3. You're welcome, nofury. 'Upfront' didn't think so.' (Someone else posted.)
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 11:29 PM
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4. sad. it's gotten to where that is a compliment, hasn't it? nt
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