Junior Ganymede
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“Could have been me 35 years ago”

July 20th, 2013 by Vader

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July 20th, 2013 23:55:09
10 comments

Bookslinger
July 21, 2013

Well, he was the son of divorced parents, and a heavy pot user when in high school.


annegb
July 21, 2013

Oh, play the devil’s advocate. If you were the first Black president, a Republican pure as the driven snow, and made a statement like that, it would be reasonable. It could have been him. I think what you fail to understand is what he went through as a black teenager in America.


Vader
July 21, 2013

What he went through as a black teenager in America was attending a prestigious private high school where blacks and whites appear to have mingled quite freely. With the exceptions that Books notes, his experience was almost entirely unlike that of Trayvon Martin.


Bookslinger
July 22, 2013

Barry was never expelled or suspended from his private high school for violence and theft, either.


Vader
July 22, 2013

Speaking Truth to Power
July 22, 2013

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annegb
July 25, 2013

You’re all ignoring the fact that he had to endure racism no matter where he went to school. I don’t think there’s a black person in America who hasn’t been scornfully called the N word. That kind of shame goes to one’s soul. There’s a knee-jerk tendency on the part of conservatives to condemn everything Obama says or does as wrong; it reminds me of when Bush was president and he couldn’t say “Good Morning” without some liberal calling him a jerk.


Adam G.
July 25, 2013

*You’re all ignoring the fact that he had to endure racism no matter where he went to school. I don’t think there’s a black person in America who hasn’t been scornfully called the N word*

I don’t think either of these statements is true.

I agree with you about the knee jerk, but in this case I think it’s justified. By saying ‘it could have been me’ Obama is saying that the Travyon-Zimmerman affair is about race and that Trayvon wasn’t the aggressor, which doesn’t jibe very well with the evidence and in any case is way more inflammatory and divisive than is appropriate for the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. Not high crimes and misdemeanors, but still not right.

In my opinion.


Bookslinger
July 25, 2013

Did he mention being on the receiving end of racism in Hawaii in either of his two books?


John Mansfield
July 25, 2013

He describes problems with being a black child in Indonesia, which I had hoped would keep him from opening the U.S. borders to Indonesians. There are a million of them in Saudi Arabia, but only 82,000 in America.

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