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As a Harvard Law Student, Barack Obama Said Becoming Donald Trump Was The American Dream

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posted on May, 14 2017 @ 10:57 PM
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Obama was still in college at 29 and wrote a paper called "race and rights rhetoric". It has an odd twist, and I am wondering why this is the first we are hearing about this? O is a very sketchy character.


In 1991, Obama, a 29-year-old soon-to-be Harvard Law School grad, wrote a paper with a friend, Robert Fisher, called “Race and Rights Rhetoric.”


As a college student Obama thought making it in America was becoming like Donald Trump.


In 1991, Obama, a 29-year-old soon-to-be Harvard Law School grad, wrote a paper with a friend, Robert Fisher, called “Race and Rights Rhetoric.” Obama summed up the average American’s mindset with the following sentence: "I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don't make it, my children will."
www.complex.com...

"The making of Barack O" is a new book that just came out. It is really odd that we are just hearing about a man who was the pres for 8 years. Almost like it was planned.


This quote came to light following the publishing of Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, a new 1,460-page biography of the former U.S. president by David J. Garrow. That law paper was previously unpublished.


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posted on May, 14 2017 @ 11:31 PM
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Not seeing the issue

The american dream has always been about making it big. Trump has been a symbol of capitalistic wealth for quite sometime (I would argue Bill Gates is a more worthy target..or would..but Elon Musk would be the person I would point to for end goal achievement now).

Saying "I want that guys success" is not saying he wants that guy to lead.

I want to be a rock star. I don't want a rock star to have nuclear launch codes



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 11:37 PM
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originally posted by: SaturnFX
Not seeing the issue

The american dream has always been about making it big. Trump has been a symbol of capitalistic wealth for quite sometime (I would argue Bill Gates is a more worthy target..or would..but Elon Musk would be the person I would point to for end goal achievement now).

Saying "I want that guys success" is not saying he wants that guy to lead.

I want to be a rock star. I don't want a rock star to have nuclear launch codes


I think the nuance escaped the op on this one.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 12:28 AM
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Trump is an icon. This, in part, makes him an ideal president for this age and time.

I'm pretty sure in Asia, for instance, they really respect #1 Businessman.

It's my working theory that his iconic status, business prowess, patriotism, etc all make him a blessing to America.




posted on May, 15 2017 @ 12:47 AM
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Well that puts the speaking fees he's receiving into a new light. It won't take him long at 400k a pop.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 01:43 AM
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No one knew then how much of a douche Donald is.

Even so.. this was spoken directly targeting the "wealthy and successfull" nature of Trump at the time..

This was before Trumps businesses failed



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 03:41 AM
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Obama was born well off.
A person has to be as rich as Trump to "make it"?



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 07:36 AM
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a reply to: ItCameFromOuterSpace

I found it odd that O was still in college at 29.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:34 AM
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originally posted by: SaturnFX

I want to be a rock star. I don't want a rock star to have nuclear launch codes


Sounds like a heck of a concert


Unless he can't remember which groupie he gave them to.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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Obama was still in college at 29 and wrote a paper called "race and rights rhetoric". It has an odd twist, and I am wondering why this is the first we are hearing about this? O is a very sketchy character.


Oh. And the POTUS at present is not sketchy? Another thing. It says 'Harvard Law School'. That's graduate school, not college. It is right next to Harvard College though. Near physics, astronomy and biology where Nabokoff worked once, and Sanders Theater where William James lectured on philosophy and psychology.

Isn't being Donald Trump what every modestly gifted [white] boy wanted in the seventies or eighties? A business tycoon, with a full head of hair beautiful wives. Now he's POTUS. I'd say O. was pretty prescient to say what he said.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 01:00 PM
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Bill Gates my have the bank roll, but I'm more of a Richard Branson fan. Richards innovative ideology for technology and business is awesome. Plus he values the people that work for him. He doesn't look at them as workers, but as people with ideas and with respect.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 09:42 PM
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I hope he was being sarcastic. But propbably not.

It's a sad state of affairs when 'people' was to emulate Donald Trump and teach their children to do the same.

How sad that the 'American Dream' is now to be a self-centered, lier, cheat and thief. One that has only one value - to enrich himself whatever the cost to others.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:50 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
As a Harvard Law Student, Barack Obama Said Becoming Donald Trump Was The American Dream

Live and learn; the dream becomes a nightmare.



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