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Obama is as far as I know is largely not of slave ancestry not through his Black Kenyan father anyway although ironically it's through his white mom's ancestors that he was a descendant of the first documented African slave in the American colonies.
Obama white Ancestors .... 2 owned 2 slaves, and one fought on the side of the Union to end slavery
Obama's black ancestors in the USA owned black slaves
Obama's black Arab-African Father had Slave Traders in his Ancestry Lineage
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reply to post by Spider879
Folks who did their homework knew that O was a corrupt, vengeful, manipulative, globalist stooge, traitorous DESTROYER, narcissist, pathological liar . . .
he ever "ran for" President.
The stench of his ruthlessness could be smelled a long way off.
His Chicago antics and young adult antics in his own words were fairly well known to those who did their homework on him.
The Ayers connection was well known.
No ... it's not hyperbole to say he's the worst .. it's people expressing their opinion on the matter. And their opinions obviously do not match with yours. That doesn't make them wrong. That doesn't make you wrong.
reply to post by Spider879
RIGHT YOU ARE, OF COURSE.
It still just boggles my mind that anyone with an IQ above freezing could be that clueless.
It seems to me that such DENIAL would take sooooo much emotional energy to keep shoved in the closet . . . it would have to be somewhat wearying.
I could be wrong. Maybe it's a life-long habit of denial sooooo entrenched that it doesn't any longer take that much emotional energy to keep the bicycle going.
You have any guess on such scores?
We tend to vote our hopes and dreams kinda like hoping that we hold the winning ticket to lotto,but like most ticket holders our ticket never pans out our $$ like our votes seems wasted but before next Friday we will be queuing up in line again like we will queuing up for the next nominee.
Somebody else pointed out that it wasn't relevant to the discussion that she was African american.
A liberal view would say that this was a valid point made, but surely one of the criterias for a discussion is to have ALL the facts presented...warts and all.
To me she was just an ungrateful mare, she could of just turned the car down or sold it for a profit.
My other bugbear is this eggshell approach to labeling people... to me African american is a PC government label... how many of you can honestly say once you hear African american you think "oh..black".
reply to post by BenReclused
Personally I refuse to even use the term "African American". Unless you were born in africa then changed your citizenship you are not african american. It's PC mind control bull crap. I am not European American. I am "white". If its fine to say white then it's fine to say black. That is equality.
Unless you were born in africa then changed your citizenship you are not african american. It's PC mind control bull crap. I am not European American. I am "white". If its fine to say white then it's fine to say black. That is equality.
My color doesn't define me. Only my character does that.
Try driving while black in the South...
Or drive thru a black neighborhood somewhere on the east coast.
Your color may not define you but it sure as hell does to others.
It's the importance that so many assign to one's ethnicity (their own, and that of others) that I have a great deal of trouble accepting.
Warts? now theres a new development...
I think Oprah has played the race card for a few reasons, its the easiest card to play and especially in the uk where being called a racist is like being called a leper... on the whole, shes just dug her own hole and is in too deep with her issues.
As with most communication by messaging things get lost in translation and the tone is lost from the perspective of origin.
But we agree on the same thing.