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Barack Obama pushes Rosa Parks off the bus

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posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 05:59 PM
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Wow! The vitriol that exudes from this OP is sky high.


I just post them as I find them and comment on them accordingly.



I didn't know that ATS harbored racist, bigotted, closed-minded, socially retarded, first responders to this OP.


You know this is a news story right. People have opinions and I try respect that. You obviously disagree but calling us names doesn't do anything constructive.




posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 06:15 PM
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smurfy

beezzer
Obama celebrating MLK Day.



Not fair Beez, he is not emulating, just looking and maybe reflecting on what happened to others. for good reason. There never was/is good reason for discrimination of any kind.



Obama is a classic narcissist.

Humility is not in his vocabulary. This is not a racist comment. This is an observation of the disgusting self-serving behavior of an emerging dictator.



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 06:29 PM
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Obama will try to do anything to try to up his popularity and only ends up making himself look like a bigger fool. He is like a petulant child who pouts when he doesn't get his way. He has lied and lied and his lies are catching up with him, hence his low approval ratings. This is just another pathetic stab at trying to make himself look good and deflect his other crapola. Doesn't work for me.

And before any of you who have no better argument besides calling others here who do not like Obama racist and bigoted (the usual defense), I have friends and family members of different races and sexual orientation, and none of it bothers me. My dislike of Obama has nothing to do with the color of his skin or his heritage. He has made my stomach turn the first time I heard him speak on TV when he first started running in the primaries and he was an unknown. Still does to this day.



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 06:38 PM
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Obama isn't pushing Rosa Parks off the bus. He is trying to equate his self to people that have suffered and accomplished great things for this nation. Which he has not, so its a photo op none the less.



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 06:58 PM
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At the risk of being banned..... I am sick of all of this BS! There needs to be an end to this victim mentality in this going downhill fast country. racism is everywhere, every country, every city, every town. slavery has been on earth since the beginning of time and is alive and well in 2013. Advice: do not support these actions and do not pratice these actions and you will be fine, but you cannot control people's heart and minds only educate them that life is short and choose the right path. with people like Tiger Woods, oprah, obama, If you use the race card as your base, you are a failure and a fool, double whammy on your part cause anyone with drive and dertimination can do well no matter your color. I have no good will toward obama, I do not follow lying socialist, I think we spend too much time on stupid sh** instead of what really matters. Think "human" and act human but if you want to talk slavery and racism, it is still alive and well.....and most of it is not in America.....



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 06:59 PM
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I have one question for you:

What if Bush had done the same photo op?



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 07:03 PM
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I don't see the big deal, there is no shortage of real issues to complain about when it comes to Obama, this is silly.


Kratos40
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I didn't know that ATS harbored racist, bigotted, closed-minded, socially retarded, first responders to this OP.
No wonder some of the past most prominent contributors to this forum have left.

Kratos


I don't think they're racist, I just think they dislike Obama intensely, as do I, not because I am a racist but because he has repeatedly shown that he is nothing but a puppet for the same old usual suspects.
This though, I have to agree, is just trying way too hard to find something to complain about, most likely stemming from the aforementioned dislike of him.

They are trying hard to find something to complain about, you are trying hard to find racism where there most likely is none. Just my opinion of course.

As for the prominent contributors that used to hang around here, most of them were banned....

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posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 07:09 PM
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thats the point, he would not have done that, some would have screamed mock from the hard lefties, understand that this racist crap is just lazy victim mentality in 2013, He would have been better served hanging in a soup kitchen in the slums of chicago, promising single payer breast implants....



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 07:12 PM
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westcoast
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I have one question for you:

What if Bush had done the same photo op?

that would have been racist. With Bush in the drivers seat and all.



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 07:13 PM
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Proclamation by the President: Death of Rosa Parks
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America





As a mark of respect for the memory of Rosa Parks, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that on the day of her interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

President George W. Bush and Laura Bush present the Executive Branch Wreath during a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of Rosa Parks, in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Sunday Oct. 30, 2005. White House photo by Shealah Craighead IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

GEORGE W. BUSH





posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 07:17 PM
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Aleister
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As for this thread and the pictures of Obama at the sites, I agree, nothing wrong with his actions and his honoring of some of the events which ended legal segregation in America is principled and the moral thing to do on his part. Why didn't any of the Bush's, or Clinton, or any of the others, go sit in that seat on the bus at some point, to reflect and to honor? The right thing to do.


Clinton did honour those who paid a price in speeches on MLK days in the past, but in all due respect I don't think he couid have the same reflections, but he went some way.
There is no doubt about the two Americas that existed. Rosa Parkes reminds us of that for those of us who don't know for instance, when she talked about going to primary/elementary school, there were no buses, never mind a seat, she walked. White children were bussed, How's that for messing with your mind in a country that was a first signee for the UN years earlier. Okay it was the Federal government doing that, so were they out of order? not really, or that was the aim, or just fancy words. the rest is history.



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 07:33 PM
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Bush will have redemption in the history books for the honorable man he is and his contributions to this world. He has shoulder the blame for the worlds problems like a real leader. Obama and Clinton will never have the prestigious legacy of Bush.



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 07:36 PM
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I have very rarely gone to the site of some happening, and stood or sat or otherwise paused there and tried to imagine what it must have been like for the people there - whether it be a battle, a speech, or in the conning tower of a U-boat or at the wheel of a liberty ship.

apart from me being [cough] slightly overweight and white I reckon Obama looks exactly....EXACTLY like I would sitting in that seat and contemplating what happened, why, and its consequences!

good on him!

(and no I didn't and never voted for him)



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 07:38 PM
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Aloysius the Gaul
I have very rarely gone to the site of some happening, and stood or sat or otherwise paused there and tried to imagine what it must have been like for the people there - whether it be a battle, a speech, or in the conning tower of a U-boat or at the wheel of a liberty ship.

apart from me being [cough] slightly overweight and white I reckon Obama looks exactly....EXACTLY like I would sitting in that seat and contemplating what happened, why, and its consequences!

good on him!

(and no I didn't and never voted for him)


Amen, this is much ado about nothing.



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 08:12 PM
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beezzer
Obama celebrating MLK Day.



That's a good one.



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 09:05 PM
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What I don't get is why he didn't do this when he first became president. Its not like he just became the president, hes been our president for close to 6 years now. What is the point of him doing this now? 58 being such an odd number. If he wanted to make a huge impact he woulda done this in 2015, would make more sense. This though makes absolutely none.



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 09:19 PM
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I'm not bashing on Bushivus II either. As the bumbling fool that he was as POTUS, he also marked her death with an order to have all flags flown half mast on her funeral day.
So was he being "fashionable" or trying to get a photo op by bowing in front of her casket? What is the difference?
It just happens that December 1st, was when Rosa Parks was arrested. And Obama chose to remember what happened 58 years ago by sitting in the same historic bus.
Yeah, its a nice photo op...but if you were born after 1955 you're probably oblivious to the significance of that event. At least it makes the newer generations aware of that past "culture".

Kratos



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 12:57 AM
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No....I believe it is (once again) Obama taking advantage of the color of his skin to try and evoke some sort of emotional response.

It's always got to be about him.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 04:42 AM
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That to me is not a fair portrayal of what he was trying to do,
im no fan of the man or any of our recent presidents for that
matter but he is trying to point out that while 58 years ago it
was a bus seat, now the president of the united states is an
African American..... he isn't trying to take away from what
Rosa did but highlight how far we have come....



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 05:04 AM
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Bush Erected a statue in her (Rosa Parks') honor, the first statue ever to honor a black woman in this country, Clinton did a lot such as presenting her with a Presidential Medal of Freedom and joined Congress in presenting her with a Congressional Gold Medal.

What does Obama do? Sit in her seat for a photo op? Join Google in commemorating her? (crickets..crickets)

Yeah, I am not impressed. As someone else said, he could have honored Rosa Parks' memory better by awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Claudette Colvin or some other worthy candidate. Or uplifting one of the organizations that Rosa Parks spent her life working with. Something more than a photo op.
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