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RNC Chair: I think this president has got a problem with the American dream`

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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 03:00 AM
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STEPHANOPOULOS: Setting aside Harry Reid's charges, a lot of Republicans, as you know, a lot of major figures in your party, have come forward and said that Mitt Romney should just release more of his tax returns. Wouldn't that make a lot of these questions go away?

PRIEBUS: George, here's what I think. I think this president has got a problem with the American dream. You know, when I grew up -- and I know that both Republicans and Democrats listening to this right now agree with this -- when I grew up, in a great place called Kenosha, Wisconsin, my dad was a union electrician, my mom was a realtor. We drove around town, and when my parents and we drove past a beautiful house on the corner, my parents didn't point at the house and say, hey, look at this lousy people in this beautiful house. Look at this guy and his new Corvette.

My dad did probably the same thing your dad did and a lot of dads out there. He turned around, and he said, listen, pal, if you work hard and you go to school, mom and dad, we hope you live in that house. We hope it's two times bigger than that house. That's the American dream.
And this idea that we're spending all of our time just killing people because they live the American dream and made something out of nothing and made money -- I mean, this is crazy talk. And I just think we need to get back to the issues.


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Considering Obama's never achieved the American dream, it seems Priebus has a point.




posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 03:17 AM
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Considering Obama's never achieved the American dream, it seems Priebus has a point.


I'm pretty sure Obama has achieved the "American dream" 5x over from a strictly objective viewpoint.

He was raised under a single parent household, went on to graduate from Columbia and Harvard, was a lawyer, wrote a NY best seller book, a senator, congressman and then president.

This article is just trying to plant subconscious associations in peoples heads to convince them that Obama is not American.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 03:22 AM
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If that's what the american dream is all about, I don't want any part of it.

Happiness isn't a big house or a big salary. It's how you live life.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 03:28 AM
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Considering Obama's never achieved the American dream, it seems Priebus has a point.


Thats a ridiculous statement. RealSpoke has already stated why.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 03:46 AM
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Dear megaz5000,

Maybe you forgot what the dream was, it was for us to be the greatest country in history. It was not about individual wealth, they came here for freedom and religious freedom at that. People came here for freedom not wealth. They gave up everything to come here so that they could believe as they wished. Once they got here, they learned that freedom was the key and that true capitalism was the approach, not a capitalism that was as brutal and selfish as what they had left, one that let the best succeed and required a strict morality, one based on the bible and not individual benefit.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 03:46 AM
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Originally posted by megax5000
My dad did probably the same thing your dad did and a lot of dads out there. He turned around, and he said, listen, pal, if you work hard and you go to school, mom and dad, we hope you live in that house. We hope it's two times bigger than that house. That's the American dream.


The American dream is based on the assumption that it is easier to rise from humble origins to riches than in other countries.

In fact, major studies show that nowadays social-economic mobility is lower in the USA than in other developed nations.

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Nowadays it isn't too much of an exaggeration to state that 99% of the poor stay at the bottom and 99% of the rich stay at the top.





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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 05:01 AM
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American dream huh? Do politicians mean this version of the American dream. That's right, the ability for the wealthy to profit from the detriment of the lower classes. In some cases, to profit off of the stolen sovereignty of other human beings.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 05:51 AM
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A dream is just a dream until it somehow becomes a nightmare. If the American dream is to be able to rise up from poverty or other adversity to become successful and wealthy, then its turning into a nightmare where you can try all you want, but it only gets worse instead of better. Too bad we can't seem to wake up from the American nightmare.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 06:32 AM
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I'm personally not a huge fan of Republicans in general, but Priebus really grinds my gears. Every time he makes an appearance, he gives off this perpetually pissed off, douche-like vibe. At least Michael Steele had that lovable goofiness about him. Priebus is just a dick.


This is what the writer had to say at the end of the article that was linked.

I guess that falls under 'nuff said?



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 06:37 AM
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The American Dream? Surely by now you realise that no such concept has ever existed? It was a ruse, to get helpless and displaced foreigners to move to your country and act as cheap labour and second class citizens to do the jobs the Americans were too lazy or arrogant to do.

They hooked them by promising them this mythical land of freedom and happiness, as soon as they got off of the boat they handed them a pick axe and sent them west to work as slaves for next to nothing.

At least you haven't lost any of your pathological deception in your short little history.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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Guys...I really didn't think what I said was THAT subtle.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 07:04 PM
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Originally posted by megax5000

STEPHANOPOULOS: Setting aside Harry Reid's charges, a lot of Republicans, as you know, a lot of major figures in your party, have come forward and said that Mitt Romney should just release more of his tax returns. Wouldn't that make a lot of these questions go away?



Hypocrisy Alert! Lert's see if maybe we can rework Steph's statement a bit and expose both the hypocrisy and the hyperbole...

STEPHANOPOULOS: Setting aside the Tea Party's charges, a lot of Americans, as you know, have come forward and said that Barack Obama should just release more of his records. Wouldn't that make a lot of these questions go away?

Hmmmmmmmm... interesting. Strange that the "unbiased" media would treat Obama and Romney differently on the question of "Transparency". Even more peculiar is the unbridled ignorance and hypocrisy embraced by the left over the subject.
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 07:16 PM
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I got a problem with the American nightmare-
There is no such thing as a RNC or DNC or a Democracy or a Republic or an elected representative form of government- I'm beginning to wonder if there ever was a Declaration of Independence or if even the founding fathers ever existed...something tells me if they did they were probably British agents all along and it was all an illusion.




posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 08:55 PM
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Hmm, I think RINO's have taken over the Republican Party 110%

American Dream nonsense, where is the talk about the Supreme Court violating the US Constitution? Or how about all the illegal stuff President Obama has been up to. No matter.



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