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Originally posted by pureevil81
stereotyping people for any reason is ignorant, i do agree 250 k a year id be sitting pretty, but do you really think its all white people?
I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction
No. A widely circulated e-mail fabricates some quotes from Obama's books and twists others.
Anyone looking for Barack Obama's real sentiments about whites, blacks and Muslims won't find them in this scurrilous collection of falsified, doctored and context-free "quotations." The e-mail claims to feature words taken from Obama's books, "The Audacity of Hope" (2006) and "Dreams from My Father" (1995, republished in 2004). But we found that two of the quotes are false, and others have been manipulated or taken out of context.
We have received many inquiries about this from readers whose suspicions were aroused, with good reason. Aside from the fact that the e-mail incorrectly cites the title of Obama's book as "Dreams of My Father," rather than "Dreams from My Father," you may have noticed that none of the quotes in this e-mail contain page references. This should be a sign to any reader that the author is trying to pull a fast one, betting that you won't take the time to read through all 806 pages of Obama's books to get to the facts.
Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific assurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.
Originally posted by Andrew E. Wiggin
reply to post by jetxnet
Okay. So he said he'll stand with Muslim Americans in the event that the "political winds" change in the same way they changed during WW 2 when Japanese americans were canned up and shipped off to concentration camps.
Because, if you'll remember, at the time of 9/11 this was an issue on a lot of people's minds
"will they ship off the arabs like they did the japanese"
"if that happens, i WILL stand with the arab-americans"
Good for him
Shame on anyone who disagrees
Whats so bad about him saying this?
Why do i have to "deal with it"
I appreciate his stance on this. he's doing a good thing.
[edit on 7/7/2008 by Andrew E. Wiggin]
Originally posted by jetxnet
Either way we still have to support and deal with a trillion dollar war, you know wars are very costly specially when the war monsters like haliburton in Iraq and the oil barons America are hungry for money.
Yes dear, wars are costly no doubt, but so are Mortgage scams? The largest scam this nation has seen to date is the recent Home Mortgage scandal with several Democrat US Senators under investigation. More than 400 people have been indicted already.
The nationwide Countrywide Mortgage scandal has hurt this economy bigtime.
Obama has been part of major mortgage scandals in his Chicago district. Tony Rezko took the fall for him too though. They both benefitted financially tremendously. How else do you think Obama was taking in 4 million a year before running for President dear?
Now, the Gas cost problem is a global issue. Iraq has been free to do with their Oil as they wish. We have not used Iraqi Oil.
Bush and McCain are for domestic and offshore drilling to curb this problem that is hitting "your home", yet Obama is against it.
So, Obama is not for a solution, only alternative energies which he is heavily funded by energy companies for his campaign.
Does Obama really want you have it easier? Did you know Obama said that we should cut costs elsewhere like stop driving our Suburbans so much and eating less?
Does that sound like someone who cares about your quality of life dear?
[edit on 5-7-2008 by jetxnet]
Originally posted by RRconservative
Why do liberals always get it backwards?
If you want to stop people from smoking, drinking, etc. What do you do? You raise taxes on the problem, to restrict the activity.
Let's look at the Economic Stimulus Package. The reasoning behind that was give people a tax break to stimulate the economy. Obama has recently stated he would be for another round of rebate checks. So I assume he thinks this works.
So wouldn't higher taxes on the rich be the government wanting to restrict their earnings? If you let them keep more of their money wouldn't it stimulate the economy more, like the stimulus package?
Rich people have the luxury of making adjustments. Tax them too high, they will adjust. If they own a business some of the adjustments could be laying off a few people, cutting hours etc. If they are self employed, what makes them stop working in August and start up again in January. That is a great 4 month vacation, and it prevents them from moving into an even higher tax bracket.
But what happens when you lower taxes? It gives them the incentive to hire more people, invest more into their business, work harder, make even more money. The net result is government revenue increases.
Who here has ever received a job from a poor person? So what sense does it make to punish the people that actually create the jobs?
[edit on 5-7-2008 by RRconservative]